The 1908 murder that inspired Twin Peaks to be explored in both a book and docuseries

It’s easy to forget that David Lynch’s Twin Peaks was inspired by a true story, what with its alternate dimensions, magical giants, and fish-laden percolators, but its seeds first sprouted in the mind of co-writer Mark Frost when his grandmother began telling him stories of a murder in Sand Lake, New York. In 1908, a…

David Arquette redeemed himself among pro wrestling fans by nearly bleeding out in a death match

David Arquette, the actor who played Dewey in the Scream movies, exists in the eyes of many as a living symbol of the death of WCW, the professional wrestling outfit that gave WWE a run for its money in the late ‘90s before folding in early 2001. The company’s death knell came much earlier, however: In April of 2000,…

She's a killer queen: Bohemian Rhapsody is the second highest-grossing music biopic ever

It took roughly eight years to come to fruition, but Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody hasn’t stopped rocking the box office since it hit theaters on November 2. It took Dumbledore and the goddamned Grinch to best it this weekend, though the film, currently in its third week, still came out ahead of new, buzzy flicks…

Weekend Box Office: Grindelwald's spells are strong, but J.K. Rowling's powers seem to be dimming 

Surprise: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald drew hordes of Hufflepuffs to the theater this past weekend, raking in $62.2 million domestically and $191 million from 79 overseas markets. That puts it at a worldwide launch of $253.2 million, which is impressive but not untouched by the film’s myriad

Netflix honors the breadth of Stan Lee's influence with new Easter egg

Here’s something fun: Go to Netflix right now and type “Excelsior” into the search engine. What you’ll get is every movie, TV show, or animated series that late Marvel mastermind Stan Lee had a hand in creating. It’s a small gesture, but it’s one that simply and elegantly demonstrates the breadth of his influence.…

Zayn Malik confirms that, yes, Taylor Swift sometimes travels in a suitcase to avoid paparazzi

Zayn Malik (*ahem*: Zayn) has been teasing his sophomore album for what feels like ages now, and a new Vogue profile of the one-time One Directioner offered no more clarity as to when it will arrive. Malik did, however, provide what sounds to be a definitive answer regarding another mystery: Does Taylor Swift travel…

Black Mirror's social-media dystopia episode is now the feel-bad card game of the season

Social media is exhausting, so it was only a matter of time until someone brought it to game night, where learning the rules takes longer than the game itself. The good news is that we all already know how to conjure up a fake, more appealing existence for ourselves online, and that’s exactly the goal of a new board…

Coldplay's been hibernating, but will begin work on a "surprising" new album next year 

Coldplay’s never really gone. Even when they’re not recording, touring, or tabloiding, Chris Martin and company are memorably hobnobbing with celebrities, forecasting their collapse, or seeing their tunes reimagined in zeitgeisty flicks. Case in point: As an epilogue of sorts to their A Head Full Of Dreams album…

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