Golden Globes: thank you, famous people, for embarrassment, insincerity … and Mel

The ‘edgy host’, the fashion disasters, the fact they serve alcohol – Sunday’s ceremony has a lot of things other shows lack. Including, this year, Mel GibsonThe Golden Globes, the Liam Hemsworth of Hollywood awards shows, returns on Sunday night for yet another year of sloppy, gin-soaked glad-handing. Related: Golden…
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American Idol: a final farewell to the 'Death Star' of reality TV

The former ratings monster’s last season starts tonight but with directionless shows such as The Voice and MTV’s The Challenge serving as replacements, its schmaltzy sentimentality might well be missed Related: Watch Kanye West perform Gold Digger on American Idol As American Idol fumbles to the end of its 15-year…
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Kobe Bryant's 'light-skinned' remark hints at NBA's peculiar racial politics

By telling a younger teammate to ‘stop playing like a light-skinned dude’, Kobe put a fine point on what’s made the Warriors a crossover phenomenonAt Tuesday night’s Warriors-Lakers game at Staples Center, it was hard not to notice the vocal contingent of Golden State fans infesting Los Angeles’s home gym.…
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All hail Will Smith and Tom Hardy, Hollywood's bad accent kings

One attempts a Nigerian accent and goes all over the map, the other chews through dialect like a bear on LeonardoAgainst all odds, I got duped by one of those online phishing schemes on Monday. A fake NBA.com store was advertising Kobe Bryant jerseys for 70% off, which struck me…
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Donald Trump's first 2016 ad: a frame-by-frame microcosm of his campaign

We watched it and broke it down into its most thrilling, vile highlights so you don’t have toUnemployed television presenter Donald Trump released his first television ad on Monday, signaling that he has begun the “running for president” stage of his campaign. Until now, Trump has been content selling his…
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Obama charms Jerry Seinfeld in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

He’s not a comedian, and he doesn’t exactly tell jokes, but Obama is dry, relaxed and having fun – in a show that celebrates the US presidency as celebritocracyThe year of our good lord 2016 is upon us. Besides the breathless, fever-pitch anticipation around the release of the third Bridget…
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Glee actor Mark Salling's arrest has me wondering, where are the cast now?

It’s safe to say that most of the stars of Glee are living normal, happy lives, and Salling – who is facing child abuse images charges – is an unfortunate exceptionYesterday, news broke that former Glee actor (I save the word “star” for Harrison Ford, the Left Shark from Katy…
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Making a Murderer: another blow to our confidence in America's police

The Netflix show is the latest instance of our obsession with the fallibility of the American criminal justice system – something proven all too regularly in real lifeI have never run afoul of the police, though not for a lack of trying on my part. I’ve driven for months (months!)…
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Getting drunk and getting laid: LA rock fans raise a glass to Lemmy

Motörhead fans paid tribute to the hard-drinking frontman in the way he would have wanted – with a night of debauchery at the Rainbow Bar and GrillIf you’re a recovering miscreant or just generally put off by bad behaviour, the Rainbow Bar and Grill on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip is…
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