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Finally, an X-Files playlist that's more than just songs with heavy synth and alien noises. X-Files star Gillian Anderson discovered a fan-created Spotify playlist that speaks more to... er, the spirit of the fandom than the music and sound design of the show. Suffice it to say, Anderson loved it. SEE ALSO: How to dress like Scully from 'X Files' Take a look at the playlist below, tweeted by Anderson, and you'll have a better idea of what we mean. This is the best playlist ever (Credit to the genius on tumblr who made it.) pic.twitter.com/oihK3FOMNZ Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) April 29, 2017 Read more... More about Spotify , X Files , Tv , Watercooler , and Watercooler
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It's a big day for Ellen DeGeneres . Back in the '90s, the comedian and talk show host starred in the sitcom Ellen. Twenty years ago today , 42 million people tuned into the "The Puppy Episode," which showed her character (and herself) coming to terms with her sexuality and, eventually, coming out on air. To celebrate the historic moment, DeGeneres brought a host of familiar faces to The Ellen DeGeneres Show , including Oprah Winfrey . SEE ALSO: 20 years later, Ellen's coming out episode remains one of the best in television history An emotional DeGeneres kicked off the 20th anniversary of her coming out with a simple statement: "I'm Ellen and I'm gay." But in case you weren't tuned into the show, she re-shared the infamous TIME magazine cover, only with a slightly more relevant caption for today: "Yep, I'm still gay." Read more... More about Laura Dern , Oprah Winfrey , Ellen Degeneres Show , Ellen Degeneres , and Conversations
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Nothing to see here, just Macaulay Culkin crucified as Kurt Cobain and Ronald McDonald bursting out of someone's chest like an Alien . It's exactly the kind of satire and dark humor we've come to expect from Father John Misty, aka Josh Tillman. In the video for the song "Total Entertainment Forever," off his new album Pure Comedy, an old, uh, British sea captain I guess, pops some Viagra before putting on a cardboard Oculus Rift. Then things get really weird. Watch and prepare to have all your cherished '90s memories ruined forever. Read more... More about Music Video , Father John Misty , Macaulay Culkin , Kurt Cobain , and Entertainment
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Samantha Bee certainly set the stage during her opening monologue at "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" which was basically a live episode of her hit Comedy Central series, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee . These are the kinds of one-liners you can look forward to: "You basically get paid to stand in a cage while a geriatric orangutan and his pet mob scream at you," she said of the White House press corps. "It's like a reverse zoo." Check out this clip and others from the event which included Will Ferrell reviving his hilarious George W. Bush impression at Full Frontal 's landing page on YouTube. Read more... More about White House Correspondents Dinner , Full Frontal , Full Frontal With Samantha Bee , Samantha Bee , and Tv
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Poor Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO spent the weekend wandering America, scoring free meals from kind strangers, who no doubt took pity on a 32-year-old man unable to afford anything but gray T-shirts and hoodies. The first family to feed him were the Moores of Newton Falls, Ohio, who learned only 20 minutes beforehand who their dinner guest would be. SEE ALSO: Facebook's 'Town Hall' is probably the best thing the social network has ever done The Zuck reportedly told his staff that he wanted to dine with a family of Democrats in a swing state who voted for Trumpwhich is totally something that a person who's not running for political office would do. Read more... More about Facebook , Indiana , Ohio , Mark Zuckerberg , and Social Media
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Kittens are ideal pets for anyone who loves the intense dread of having misplaced a beloved helpless animal. Small, quiet, and obsessed with tight, dark spaces kittens are the car keys of the animal kingdom. They were built to be lost. SEE ALSO: Here are some good cats and dogs who are working their summer haircuts Twitter user @Britneydortiz can attest to that, after losing her rescue kitten Chanel. After an hour of frantic searching throughout the house, Chanel was discovered hanging out in a full tissue box. We just spent a hour looking for her pic.twitter.com/x00nQNP4nS Britney Diane (@Britneydortiz) April 29, 2017 Read more... More about Pics , Watercooler , Cats , Kittens , and Watercooler
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Forget the questions you're meant to ask about potential soulmates, Does she have a good sense of humor? Does he like cats? Who cares! The only real question you need to be asking yourself if you want to find a solid life partner is Do they watch HGTV? Why, you might wonder, does this help me? What about being a devoted viewer of our country's very best cable channel makes someone a better life partner? Well, let me tell youuuuuuuuu. First and most importantly, a love of HGTV proves that you are curious and care about other people. House Hunters (and it's more escapist cousin House Hunters International), Love It or List It, Beachfront Bargain Hunters, Caribbean Life, Log Cabin Living. They're all about other people's lives. Read more... More about Fixer Upper , Property Brothers , House Hunters , Hgtv , and Dating And Relationships
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Six seasons into Game of Thrones , you have to wonder: How many of these characters even care about the Iron Throne anymore? Aren't they busy enough just trying to stay alive? Yes and no, according to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister. The actor, who appears in Netflix's Small Crimes (now streaming) , told Mashable that his character is only invested in the crown because it keeps him alive. I think he cares about it not being someone that the Lannisters can't control, he said of the fate of the Iron Throne. I think [Jaime] understands there's no question that if they lose the crown, obviously they're probably going to lose their heads. Read more... More about Nikolaj Coster Waldau , Jaime Lannister , Game Of Thrones , Hbo , and Television
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"I think he's in Pennsylvania because he can't take a joke." Hasan Minhaj didn't skimp on the humor during his 25-minute address at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. Although he was asked to avoid ribbing the new administration since Trump broke with tradition in not attending and the rest of his royal court followed suit the Daily Show correspondent couldn't help himself. Minhaj served up his many jabs at Trump and the attending news organizations with a side of Real Talk. As a Daily Show correspondent an arbiter of actual, intentional fake news he brings a uniquely outsider perspective to the apparent disconnect in 2017 between the news media and its audience. Read more... More about White House Correspondents Dinner , Hasan Minhaj , Tv , Entertainment , and Entertainment
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"I think he's in Pennsylvania because he can't take a joke." Hasan Minhaj didn't skimp on the humor during his 25-minute address at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. Although he was asked to avoid ribbing the new administration since Trump broke with tradition in not attending and the rest of his royal court followed suit the Daily Show correspondent couldn't help himself. Minhaj served up his many jabs at Trump and the attending news organizations with a side of Real Talk. As a Daily Show correspondent an arbiter of actual, intentional fake news he brings a uniquely outsider perspective to the apparent disconnect in 2017 between the news media and its audience. Read more... More about White House Correspondents Dinner , Hasan Minhaj , Tv , Entertainment , and Entertainment
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2017 has been a bona fide hellscape of a year. Donald Trump is President of the United States, there's a very extremely real possibility of a nuclear war breaking out over a tweet, and there's a revolving door of Presidential Cabinet members who are constantly being forced to resign. It feels like a bad, feebly-produced reality show scripted by the world's laziest writers. Which reminded me of the greatest worst reality show of all time: Next on MTV. SEE ALSO: 8 clarifications Sean Spicer would like to make from his Easter children's book reading Sitting in a room and yelling "NEXT!" whenever a member of his staff has to resign because of Russian ties or committing perjury feels exactly like how Donald Trump treats his hiring process. Read more... More about Ted Cruz , Donald Trump , Ben Carson , Mike Pence , and Next
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Look, let me start by saying Leonardo DiCaprio has done a lot to combat climate change. He produced a climate change documentary titled Before the Flood that dropped in 2016. He has a foundation " dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth's inhabitants." The foundation has given $61 million to causes that align with that mission statement. He talks about climate change all the time. And, also, he was among the ~200,000 people in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to protest a White House that very much does not share his (scientifically valid) concern for the damage people are doing to the climate. Read more... More about Markers , Sign , File Folder , March , and White House
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"I assume I'll be having sex today." Those are the first words out of Conan O'Brien 's mouth upon being presented with an opportunity to try the new virtual reality game Wilson's Heart on Oculus Rift . Of course, the game has nothing to do with sex, but O'Brien's theory is that VR is headed in one direction: sex. Therefore, the entire video demonstration features O'Brien taking every opportunity to figure out how his VR experience can somehow turn into sex, from fiddling with the privates of a dead guy to casting a lewd eye on a virtual tentacle monster (" That I could have sex with"). We know how excited some of us get by seeing sex in VR , but it probably won't really become a thing, even for O'Brien, until we get full-body haptic suits so you actually can feel all the totally wrong things you want to do in the virtual world. When that happens, all the VR jokes will cease, because people will be too busy finding out just how freaky they really are in the Matrix.
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19 hours
Merriam-Webster defines its new word, "sheeple," as those who are "easily influenced." I'm sure plenty of groups of people qualify as said "sheeple." I, for example, am easily influenced by any shop selling doughnuts, and I'm sure many people are like me. But the dictionary chose Apple fans as its mental image. SEE ALSO: Wake up, sheeple: Your favorite political insult is now officially a word Here's their example : Are you an iPhone owner with a battery case worth about $100? Then you, my friend, have made it to the dictionary. Perhaps it's not the greatest accomplishment, but please take solace in knowing we are all sheeple in our own ways. Read more... More about Definition , Merriam Webster , Dictionary , Sheeple , and Fans
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"Stop hitting yourself... Stop hitting yourself..." That's the sound of ESPN bullying itself into irrelevance as we've now learned that the self-described "worldwide leader in sports" has killed the best thing to come out of its Bristol, Connecticut headquarters in recent years: the TrueHoop network of podcasts. The news that the podcasts will shut down comes along with the massive layoffs announced earlier this week. SEE ALSO: ESPN is laying off a bunch of its on-air talent Along with the initial cuts of about 100 staffers , ESPN also quietly let go of one of its most impactful team members, Henry Abbott, the guy behind ESPN's TrueHoop brand of basketball stories, videos, and podcasts. His ouster, ostensibly, spelled the end of the podcasts. Read more... More about Bill Simmons , Grantland , Media , Sports , and Podcasts
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If there's anyone who needs coffee, Tom Hanks believes it's a White House press corps' reporter. He bought an espresso machine for the entire stable of White House reporters because "those poor bastards" need it, the actor said Friday on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. SEE ALSO: Watch The Circle' cast awkwardly roast Twitter's CEO on his own site Here's the clip: Hanks did the same when George W. Bush and Barack Obama were president, but there are a few hints that this time, the espresso machine was purchased with a bit more meaning. First, there was the note he sent along with the machine. Read more... More about Coffee , Espresso Machine , Espresso , Press , and White House
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Edward Snowden felt a little bit of vindication Friday. People said speaking up isn't worth the risk. Today, we can see they were wrong. Blow the whistle, change the world https://t.co/GfwPn2ICYX Edward Snowden (@Snowden) April 28, 2017 Before Friday, the NSA had a policy of sucking up texts and emails exchanged between Americans and people outside the U.S., with impunity, if those communications even mentioned non-American targets of NSA surveillance. The agency did not require a warrant to collect this information. SEE ALSO: Edward Snowden weighs in on WikiLeaks CIA dump But the NSA announced Friday that it would no longer participate in this form of collection. Snowden counted that as a win for whistleblowing. Read more... More about Texts , Email , Edward Snowden , Whistleblowing , and Nsa
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In the wake of Ja Rule's disastrous Fyre Festival , Fyre has finally released an official statement addressing guests', uh, less-than-Instagrammable experience. Co-owners Billy McFarland and Ja Rule are now promising guests full refunds and VIP passes to next year's festival, which will reportedly be held on a beach in the United States. The festival also plans to donate a small portion of each ticket sold this year to the Bahamian Red Cross. SEE ALSO: I am having a great time at Fyre Festival and I don't get why everyone is upset Yesterday was a very challenging day for us + our guests. But we would like to fully explain what happened. Details: https://t.co/d0FoaRMb5t Fyre Festival (@fyrefestival) April 29, 2017 Read more... More about Fyre Festival , Watercooler , and Watercooler