2016 has been a year fraught with death, sadness, and insanity, even if we’re just talking about what we saw on TV. Through it all, the laughter has never died. As proof, here are a whole bunch of TV moments that made us laugh this year.
This is not a list of the funniest things that happened on TV in 2016, since that would be really difficult and polarizing to compile. This is just a list of things that made us laugh really hard in 2016, and hopefully it will bring you as much joy as it brings … read more
The first five minutes of Divorce, premiering Sunday on HBO, belong to Molly Shannon. She plays Diane, the best friend of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Frances and the wife of Tracy Letts’s Nick, with whom she enjoys a surreal birthday-party showdown that kicks off the series with, er, a bang. We won’t spoil it further, but suffice to say that, with Diane, Shannon adds another delightfully unhinged, hilarious woman with an undercurrent of melancholy to her seemingly endless repertoire of such characters. … read more
Spoilers for the sixth episode of BoJack Horseman’s current (third) season.
It wasn’t all that long ago — maybe until just last year, really — that tabloids and even reputable but clicks-seeking news outlets foisted a can’t-win game of gotcha on female celebrities. “Do you identify as a feminist?” singers, actresses, and other famouses were asked, their answers then producing “stories” that amounted to little more than yet another opportunity to demean yet another woman. Headlines … read more
Television today is a cynic’s buffet. Not impressed by humanity? Neither is Game of Thrones. Frustrated by politics? So are Veep, Scandal, and House of Cards. Angry at capitalism, the lack of privacy, and pretty much everything on the internet? Mr. Robot’s at your service. Hate love? Give Love a chance. And then there’s Hollywood, the self-fellating-while-self-flagellating industry that been raking in money for decades by telling the world in dramatized detail how soul-destroying it is. Sorry, … read more
If you’re anything like us, you spent much of the weekend in a state of constantly thinking about/watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
You also probably spent a lot of time cursing your skills at binge watching and the fact that all your friends had jobs/lives that prevented them from scarfing down season two like your very life depended on it, meaning there was no one for you to talk to when guest stars appeared out of nowhere and made you choke on your gummy bears salad. This was a particularly … read more
On paper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt still sounds too bizarre to work: a woman escapes from a bunker after 15 years of imprisonment, moves to New York, meets a fabulous struggling actor, becomes his roommate and starts working for an extravagant millionaire. It’s the stuff of those bad 1980s movies you watch hungover, but Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, now in season two, works so incredibly well that it’s one of TV’s best comedies.
There is no better word to describe Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt than delightful. … read more
Season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is finally within reach – the latest season of the show drops on Netflix on Friday at 12:01 a.m.. Seeing as we’ve been anticipating the comedy’s return for months, all while following Titus Burgess’ bourgeoning winemaking career, we want to make sure we’re ready for this weekend. (We’ve already canceled all of our plans with human friends.) Here’s what we know about the new season so far. 1. We’re going to learn more about Jacqueline Vorhees’ backstory.
Vorhees’s … read more
Here’s how to cook like a celebrity.
Between Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey, many of your fave have all branched out into the culinary world and added the title of “cookbook author” on their resume. Now that Chrissy Teigen has joined those ranks as her cookbook, Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat, hits stores today (Feb. 23, 2016), we’re diving deep into the weird-yet-wonderful world of celebrity cookbooks and picking our favorite finds.
Here are 10 cookbooks from celebrities … read more
The RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8 judging panel is truly fit for a queen. After unveiling RuPaul’s 12 lucky competitors earlier this month, PEOPLE can exclusively debut this season’s supertease and announce that major modeling ‘It’ girl Gigi Hadid and reality wisecracker–turned–trendsetter Nicole Richie are among the guest judges for season 8. Joining Hadid and Richie as season 8 guest judges are Marc Jacobs, Vivica A. Fox, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, Chanel Iman, David and Amy Sedaris, … read more
Across all television channels and streaming services, we were treated to a record 409 scripted series in 2015. Even if you watched the pilot/premiere of each, that’s more than one TV show a day… And if you decided to watch week-by-week, or binge all the episodes from a streaming show, that basically means it would be impossible to watch even a fraction of what was broadcast this year (forgetting about non-scripted shows, even).
So I didn’t. Instead, I still watched a ridiculous amount of … read more
Welcome to Instagram, Justin Theroux!
The 44-year-old actor and screenwriter launched his account Wednesday and shared his first photo with fans: a moody black and white selfie. Theroux follows 26 accounts, including ones belonging to Will Arnett, Robert Downey Jr., Amy Sedaris, and his Leftovers co-star Liv Tyler. Theroux, who appears solo in a lush landscape, wrote a succinct caption for the picture: “#on.”
Hey, he already knows how to use hashtag and filters! Bravo!
Just don’t expect Theroux’s … read more
How To Get Away With Murder stars live in a very special place: Shondaland.
The hit ABC drama about defense attorney Annalise Keating and her team of law students who become entangled with, you guessed it, murder, was created by Peter Nowalk hails from Shonda Rhimes’ production company and caps ABC’s TGIT night, a night of programming hailing from the mega producer.
“It means that I’m at home, that’s what I feel like,” Viola Davis told E! News about working n Shondaland. “I feel like I’m at a place … read more
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Lena Dunham announced the launch of her BuzzFeed-produced podcast called “Women of the Hour” that she created with friend Jenna Weiss-Berman. “‘Women of the Hour’ is a modern variety show about gender, sexuality and feminism– please check out the promo and subscribe to hear many women I love talk about things that matter.”
Dunham explains in a Twitter post that her podcast is a spin-off idea of Not That Kind of Girl to … read more
Netflix Netflix kicked off the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday with a slew of new announcements. From an upcoming Keith Richards documentary and new Aziz Ansari series to details on “Fuller House” and Season 2 of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” there’s a lot to look forward to. Here’s everything we learned:
The first episode of “Fuller House” has been shot. We already saw pictures of John Stamos on the set of the new “Full House” reboot and an Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky … read more