Why not punch yourself in the gut with this picture of Elmo looking sadly at Mr. Rogers' old sweater?

Today in “We’re not crying, you’re crying” news: Here is a picture of Elmo from Sesame Street, gazing lovingly at a sweater worn by late and beloved children’s entertainer/educator Fred Rogers, in a manner that suggests that the little felt goofball has finally learned the true nature and finality of death.

Bradley Cooper in talks to re-grizzle himself for Guillermo del Toro's carnival con man movie

Suggesting that Bradley Cooper might have formally found a new niche for himself in the world of playing grizzled, alcohol-reliant public performers, Variety reports today that the Star Is Born actor-director is in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley. Adapted—as was the 1947 version, starring Tyrone…

Gaten Matarazzo's cool new Netflix prank show is all about screwing with people trying to find work

TV prank shows are kind of like measles epidemics: They’re sudden, happen seemingly at random, and it’s hard to believe that they’re still popping up in the world in twenty-nine-fucking-teen. And yet, we feel compelled by public duty to note that people everywhere should be on the lookout for Stranger Things star…

Daredevil's amazing single-shot prison riot can't win a stunts Emmy because it's too damn long

Consider this your reminder to be impressive, but not too impressive, as you make your operatically violent way through life. Fans of Netflix’s now-canceled Daredevil were disappointed this week to learn that the series wasn’t on the ballot for an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Stunt Coordination this year, despite…

Stephen King had to be talked into letting Doctor Sleep share a universe with Kubrick's The Shining

Of the great and storied Hollywood feuds between adapter and adaptee, few are as infamous as Stephen King’s stance on Stanley Kubrick’s version of The Shining. King is on the record—many times over, and as recently as just a few years ago—of frankly hating the director’s widely heralded horror opus, going so far as to…

Netflix taps Coco's Matthew Aldrich to run its new "Narnia cinematic universe" thing

While Netflix has a number of assets in its ongoing fight for total domination over the pop culture landscape—comedy, films, Keanu—it still, years into its pursuit of original offerings, lacks a truly big-budget killer app to draw the people in. (Or to put it in simpler, more Jeff Bezos terms: It doesn’t have a Game

Love (and the cloaca) blooms as Archer's crew of idiots get high on some extremely rotten eggs

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Of the 104 currently extant episodes of Archer, you can count the entries not written by series creator, showrunner, producer, actor, etc. Adam Reed on the fingers of a single hand. (Provided it had four of them, at least; as Sterling Archer would point out—especially if he wanted an excuse to eat the hand in…