‘Stranger Things’: Duffer Brothers And Cast Reflect On Season 2, Keep Tight-Lipped On Season 3

The following contains spoilers for season 2 of Stranger Things.

The second season of Stranger Things certainly upped the ante on everything. From the new big baddie the Shadow Monster to a system of supernatural tunnels underneath Hawkins, the binge-worthy Netflix show certainly delivered the goods when it came to giving fans ’80s-tinged demogorgon realness. At Vulture Festival LA, the Duffer Brothers Matt and Ross took the dais with producer Shawn Levy as well as…

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Lena Dunham Apologizes for Defending ‘Girls’ Writer Accused of Sexual Assault

Lena Dunham has reversed course, and apologized for her initial defense of Murray Miller, the “Girls” writer accused of sexual assault by actress Aurora Perrineau. When news of the accusations broke on Friday, Dunham — and “Girls” co-showrunner Jenni Konner — issued a statement standing by Miller. “While our first instinct is to listen to […]

‘Parks & Recreation’ Creator Mike Schur: “Everybody Knew About Kevin Spacey;” ‘The Leftovers’ Damon Lindelof Regrets Jokes About Justin Theroux

Back when Mike Schur was writing for Saturday Night Live–a gig that ran from 1997-2004he says he became aware of some issues with Kevin Spacey’s behavior when the actor hosted the show. “If you think everybody knew about Louis (C.K.), everybody knew about Kevin Spacey,” Schur said, speaking on a panel with Damon Lindelof at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday. “I remember very distinctly being like, he’s hitting on the pages and he’s hitting on the young men…

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Lena Dunham Apologizes For Murray Miller Defense Amid Assault Allegations

Lena Dunham has backed down and apologized for defending Girls writer Murray Miller, who is being investigated for sexually assaulting actress Aurora Perrineau when she was age 17.
Dunham issued a long tweet on Friday supporting Miller, adding Girls executive producer Jenni Konner’s name as another ally of Miller.
“We believe, having worked closely with [Miller] for more than half a decade, that this is the case with Murray Miller. While our first instinct is to listen to…

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‘Scandal’ Cast Talks Normalizing “The Other” And A Happy Ending For The Shondaland Show

As Scandal enters its seventh and final, fans of the Shondaland staple are thirsty for answers. At the Vulture Festival LA, the crowd erupted as nearly the entire cast stepped out on to the stage with hopes of finding out the midseason finale cliffhanger, the show’s journey from season one and whether or not there will be a happy ending — if at all possible.
Scandal took the stage at the Los Angeles debut of the Vulture Festival with a hearty helping of the show’s cast…

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Morrissey Defends Kevin Spacey And Harvey Weinstein, Saying Victims Should’ve Known What Could Happen

Hey look, Morrissey said a stupid thing! It’s been a while since Moz has said something truly objectionable and not just, like, “Oh, Morrissey is kind of an asshole.” But now, in an interview with the German news outlet Spiegel Online on the heels of his new solo album Low In HighMore »

Harvey Weinstein Drew Up 91-Name List For Investigators To Target: Report

A list of 91 actors, publicists, producers and financiers purportedly drawn up by Harvey Weinstein for his private investigators to target for information has been obtained by The Guardian, the U.K. news organization says.
In an article posted today, the newspaper’s Observer sister paper claims to have “gained access to a secret hitlist of almost 100 prominent individuals targeted by Harvey Weinstein in an extraordinary attempt to discover what they knew about sexual…

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Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled, Hailee Steinfeld Honored at Inaugural Variety Hitmakers Event

At 1 p.m. on Saturday, music artists and execs mixed and mingled at the inaugural Variety Hitmakers event that celebrated the launch of Variety’s first music franchise, titled Hitmakers. The party, held at the Sunset Tower Hotel, was thrown in conjunction with the issue that lists 77 of the top music makers, while dissecting the 30 most-consumed songs of […]