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The striking differences between Stephen King ‘It’ and the 1990s mini series

Maybe you see it. The resemblance. Kellyanne Conway. Pennywise from IT. Kellywise the Dancing Clown. The writers at Saturday Night Live sure did. SEE ALSO: ‘SNL’s’ response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal proves that they probably shouldn’t have bothered Tonight’s offering in the ongoing cinematic saga of Kellyanne vs. Anderson Cooper featured Alex Moffat’s Cooper (clad in a yellow raincoat, natch) finding a reason to peek down a storm drain — while everyone and their brother shouted at home, “DON’T GO NEAR THE STORM DRAIN, COOP!  Hiding inside was the disturbingly…

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Levi’s asks on ‘SNL’: If you’re woke, why aren’t your jeans?

On Saturday Night Live, Levi’s Woke jeans ask a simple question: If you’re woke, why aren’t your jeans? This faux-ad, featuring Ryan Gosling, some random kid, and an assortment of SNL cast members, is built to appeal to a generation that sometimes seems more concerned with getting the lingo right than actually fostering positive change in the world. If you see these things and nod approvingly, maybe spend some time looking inward. If, on the other hand, you see this sketch and think “Holy crap, they’re next-gen JNCOs,” well… you’re…

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Harrison Ford can tell a joke better than you can

He may be scruffy-lookin’, but he ain’t no nerf-herder. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Fallon just totally crushed J-Law in an axe throwing contest on live TV Harrison Ford appeared on The Tonight Show in what is possibly the most low-fi interview ever. No matter how peppy Fallon gets, Ford stays stalwartly chilled out. So chilled out that Fallon busts out some of Ford’s favourite scotch Bruichladdich (10 points to Gryffindor if you can pronounce it). The two then proceed to tell jokes, and Ford’s glacial delivery is absolutely brilliant, and not…

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Jimmy Kimmel isn’t done being a thorn in the side of Obamacare repeal bill

When you’re only trying to save health care for 30 million people, you’ve got to be a little persistent. The man you’d least expect to be on the front foot for saving health care in America, Jimmy Kimmel, is far from resting in his battle to ensure the Graham-Cassidy bill doesn’t cut funding to the most vulnerable.  SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel’s baby may save healthcare for 30 million people Entering into round three of the debate on Thursday night, Kimmel took aim at President Donald Trump, who recently got involved…

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Everything you need to know about Netflix’s ‘American Vandal’ and what could happen in Season 2

On paper, Netflix’s American Vandal sounds like a Funny or Die skit that would be amusing for about seven minutes before the joke wore out its welcome. Full disclosure: I almost dismissed it for precisely that reason, before sitting down to watch the season when Netflix made it available for review. The show is described by the streaming service as “a half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.” And, like any good mystery, the show…

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Polling shows that audiences feel misled by ‘mother!’

Image: Paramount Pictures/Protozoa Pictures Moviegoers aren’t happy with mother!, but not necessarily because they think it’s bad. Writer/director Darren Aronofsky’s latest earned an F from CinemaScore. It’s rare to see such a low grade from the Las Vegas-based audience polling firm, but when it does happen it’s usually because of a marketing fail rather than a creative fail (though sometimes it is just because a movie is that bad). SEE ALSO: Even Jennifer Lawrence thought ‘mother!’ maybe took things ‘too far’ In the case of mother!, as Mashable‘s Angie Han…

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Feisty grandma in Iron Throne wheelchair cosplays as Olenna Tyrell

Lady Olenna's final moments were another example of how impressively circular 'Game of Thrones' can be.Image: hbo Dragon Con 2017 found the most savage grandma of all time: an 85-year-old woman dressed as The Queen of Thorns a.k.a. Lady Olenna Tyrell of Highgarden from Game of Thrones. We can all go home now; I’ve found the best #Cosplay at #dragoncon2017 A post shared by Dravyn🦇 (@xdigupherbones) on Sep 2, 2017 at 10:28am PDT She even rolled around the Atlanta, George convention in a wheelchair-turned Iron Throne with an “It was…

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‘It’ has left red balloons floating around Sydney and nope nope nope

Blissful folks thinking they’d enjoy a casually murder clown-free Monday morning were in for a rude awakening today.  Red balloons popped (sorry) up in Sydney’s CBD, as part of a widespread and undeniably budget-conscious marketing campaign for the release of Stephen King novel turned movie It this Thursday. SEE ALSO: This toddler dressed up as the creepy clown from ‘It’ will haunt your dreams forever Apparently all you need is some helium and red balloons to scare the shit out of locals, who immediately recognised the floating doom indicators as…

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No gender pay gap for ‘Game of Thrones’: Kit Harington and Lena Headey make the same

Lena Headey and Kit Harington, smiling all the way to equal paydays at the Iron Bank.Image: Vera Anderson/WireImage The Iron Bank is equally generous to kings and queens. Game of Thrones principal cast members Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) are making exactly the same per-episode salaries and bonuses, and have been since at least the beginning of this season, according to leaked documents sent to Mashable that purport to be the actors’ contracts covering Seasons 7 and 8. SEE ALSO: The ‘Game of Thrones’ world must…

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