Ronan Farrow’s Catch and Kill Depicts a Network of Powerful Men Conspiring to Silence Women

When Ronan Farrow‘s bosses at NBC told him to stop reporting on Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long pattern of sexual abuse, he turned to some of NBC’s most powerful journalists for advice: Tom Brokaw and Matt Lauer. It was only after Farrow left NBC and won a Pulitzer Prize for the story on Weinstein he […]

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HBO’s Watchmen Is the Smartest Superhero Story Since Black Panther

Regardless of whether you’ve read the cult-classic comic it’s based on, HBO’s Watchmen is bound to confuse you. If you’re new to this world, created by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons in a 1986 series published by DC Comics, references to a spectral agent of chaos named Rorschach—not to mention a strange, seemingly […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Watchmen Graphic Novel Before You Watch the Show

HBO’s Watchmen is already shaping up to be one of the most mysterious, compelling and controversial shows of 2019. Showrunner Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) has spoken at length about how he worshiped the 1987 graphic novel by Alan Moore (which originated as a 1986 series published by DC Comics). But his show is not […]

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Lady Gaga Shares Her Post-Show Recovery Regimen After Falling Off the Stage

Lady Gaga was giving a fan a big hug during her Las Vegas concert, when everything went sideways—literally. The singer invited a fan onstage with her during a performance of her show Enigma, part of her Vegas residency at the Park MGM’s Park Theater, and had greeted him with a hug after he was pulled […]

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Al Gore on Impeachment, Adam Silver on China and Selma Blair on Her MS Diagnosis: Here Are Biggest Moments From the TIME 100 Health Summit

TIME held its first TIME 100 Health Summit on Thursday aiming to define — and shape — the future of health care. The Summit, which is an offshoot of the magazine’s annual TIME 100 list of influential people, featured scientists, politicians and entertainers, such as former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, NIH […]

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Doesn’t Deliver Much Evil—But Angelina Jolie Is Dazzling All the Same

Angelina Jolie’s goth-glamour vixen, the dark, glittering center of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, is, disappointingly, hardly evil at all. She keeps a watchful eye over the natural, and not so natural, world and its wildlife; she’s a doting adoptive mother to teenage Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning); and when she’s invited to a fancy dinner at […]

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The History Behind Jojo Rabbit and What It Was Really Like to Be in the Hitler Youth

Though the new movie Jojo Rabbit opens in U.S. theaters on Friday, it has already acquired a divided reputation. It won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and has drawn strong Oscar buzz, but its satirical approach to a story of Nazi Germany has also turned some critics off. Perhaps that’s […]

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Netflix’s 8 most popular original movies and TV shows that it has shared viewership data for

Netflix said in its third quarter earnings report on Wednesday that 64 million households watched “Stranger Things” season three. Netflix has pulled the curtain back on viewership recently and championed some of its most popular movies and TV shows. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Netflix, famous for closely guarding its viewership data, has […]

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These Are the Most Popular Netflix Shows and Movies—According to Netflix

Netflix has earned a reputation for a couple of things: first, releasing a seemingly endless scroll of series and movies, and second, rarely sharing how many people watch said entertainment. Over the last few years, Netflix has selectively shared some viewership details, offering limited peeks into the way its internal system works. These revelations, sometimes […]

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How to Rethink Whistleblowing for Today’s Post-Truth World

The emergence of a second whistleblower claiming first-hand knowledge of President Donald’s Trump’s dealings with Ukraine is a highly unusual development, not least because those responsible for leaking intelligence information usually act alone. From Daniel Ellsberg’s disclosure of the Pentagon Papers through to Edward Snowden himself, the mythology that grows up around whistleblower is built […]

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Elton John Reveals His Strangest and Sweetest Memories of Princess Diana and the Royal Family

If songs like “Princess,” “The King Must Die” and “Snow Queen” are any indication, Elton John has a deep fascination with royalty. In Me, his newly published autobiography, John shows that his interest goes beyond the imaginary: he had many strange and fascinating interactions with members of the royal family over the years, from Queen […]

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Netflix says ‘Stranger Things’ season 3 was watched by 64 million households in its first month, but it couldn’t beat Adam Sandler

Netflix said in its Q3 earnings report on Wednesday that “Stranger Things” season three was the show’s most watched season yet. 64 million member households watched the season in its first four weeks of release, according to Netflix. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. “Stranger Things” returned this year after a nearly two-year hiatus […]

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2 Writers Claim They Deserve Credit on Lizzo’s Truth Hurts

(NEW YORK) — There’s a debate about the truth behind Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts.” Lizzo’s breakthrough tune, which spent six weeks on top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this year, features the signature line: “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that bitch.” The lyric originated from a 2017 tweet by singer […]

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LIVE: Netflix reports Q3 earnings as Wall Street braces for another miss on subscriber growth (NFLX)

Netflix reports earnings for its third quarter on Oct. 16 after the markets close. Wall Street is looking for Netflix to rebuild investor confidence after the company missed its own forecasts for subscriber growth during the prior period. The quarter is the streaming giant’s last full period before forthcoming rivals like Disney Plus and Apple […]

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Wheel of Fortune Contestant Stuns People By Casually Mentioning He Is Trapped in a ‘Loveless Marriage’

Wheel of Fortunehost Pat Sajak is used to contestants having a way with words—after all that’s the focus of the game show. However, he was taken aback when a recent guest let loose with a torrent of words never before heard on the show. In a clip from the long-running game show, which was tweeted […]

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Gina Rodriguez Apologizes for Singing Song With N-Word Lyrics on Social Media

(NEW YORK) — Gina Rodriguez has twice apologized for singing along on her Instagram story to a Fugees verse that includes the N-word. The Jane the Virgin actress deleted the short video she posted Tuesday and replaced it with her apology, but not before memes and other backlash ensued. Rodriguez said in her first apology […]

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Taylor Swift is the world’s highest-paid celebrity. Here’s how she makes and spends her $360 million.

Taylor Swift was named the world’s highest-paid celebrity by Forbes, with $185 million in pretax income in the past year. The singer and songwriter has amassed an estimated $360 million net worth and owns at least $84 million in real estate across four states. Her “Reputation” stadium tour was the highest-grossing tour in the US, […]

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Netflix’s Zany Paul Rudd Vehicle Living With Yourself Never Lives Up to Its Binge-Worthy Premise

There’s something about the angst of white-collar men that lends itself to magic realism. From Kafka’s The Metamorphosis and It’s a Wonderful Life to Midnight in Paris and disgruntled dad Lester Burnham recounting his own demise from beyond the grave in American Beauty, such quotidian dissatisfaction has catalyzed at least a century’s worth of fantastical […]

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