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Eliza Dushku’s Agent and On-Set Legal Guardian Both Back Her Account of Sexual Assault During the Filming of True Lies

Eliza Dushku’s Agent and On-Set Legal Guardian Both Back Her Account of Sexual Assault During the Filming of True Lies

Several people involved in the making of True Lies have backed up Eliza Dushku’s allegation that stunt coordinator Joel Kramer sexually assaulted her when she was 12 years old. Kramer flatly denies
Saturday Night Live‘s Steve Bannon Finally Takes off his Grim Reaper Mask, and He Looks a Lot Like Bill Murray

Saturday Night Live‘s Steve Bannon Finally Takes off his Grim Reaper Mask, and He Looks a Lot Like Bill Murray

Ever since Saturday Night Live decided to portray Steve Bannon as a cut-rate grim reaper—they literally just put someone in a cheap Halloween costume—they’ve been wasting opportunities every week to
Want to Watch a Man With the Head of a Dog Eat a Sandwich? Saturday Night Live Has You Covered

Want to Watch a Man With the Head of a Dog Eat a Sandwich? Saturday Night Live Has You Covered

Comedy can a valuable tool for the powerless, a sharp thorn in the side of the powerful, and a priceless mirror that, at its best, reflects our cockeyed world back at us in a way that almost makes
Mark Wahlberg Donates His All the Money in the World Reshoot Money to Time’s Up

Mark Wahlberg Donates His All the Money in the World Reshoot Money to Time’s Up

After drawing fire for reportedly negotiating a $1.5 million payday for participating in reshoots for All the Money in the World while his costar Michelle Williams worked for a per diem totaling less
Eliza Dushku Accuses Stunt Coordinator Joel Kramer of Sexually Assaulting Her When She Was 12

Eliza Dushku Accuses Stunt Coordinator Joel Kramer of Sexually Assaulting Her When She Was 12

In a early Saturday morning, actress Eliza Dushku accused stunt coordinator Joel Kramer of sexually assaulting her during the filming of True Lies, when she was 12 years old and Kramer was 36. Kramer
Ashley Judd Thinks James Franco’s Response to Allegations Against Him Has Been “Terrific”

Ashley Judd Thinks James Franco’s Response to Allegations Against Him Has Been “Terrific”

Ashley Judd, one of the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment in the New York Times exposé that started it all, has spoken at length about the #MeToo moment with the
Why Academy Voters Shouldn’t Overlook Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya

Why Academy Voters Shouldn’t Overlook Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya

As Oscar voters fill out their ballots for this year’s nominations before today’s deadline, three of this year’s Best Actor nominees are considered to be virtual locks. Barring a shocking snub, Gary
Samantha Bee on the Maternal Mortality Rate: America Loves Babies, Just Not the Women Who Incubate Them

Samantha Bee on the Maternal Mortality Rate: America Loves Babies, Just Not the Women Who Incubate Them

On Wednesday’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Sam Bee looked into one of the most perplexing and infuriating medical statistics out there: The fact that American women have the highest maternal
Sassy Luke Skywalker Is Now Available in GIF Form, So You Too Can Brush Off the Haters

Sassy Luke Skywalker Is Now Available in GIF Form, So You Too Can Brush Off the Haters

Whatever your feelings about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there’s no denying that the scene in which Luke Skywalker is bombarded with laser fire, only to emerge from the cloud of dust unscathed, was
Even on Netflix, David Letterman Sticks to the Late-Night Formula

Even on Netflix, David Letterman Sticks to the Late-Night Formula

The first installment of David Letterman’s new series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, arrived on Netflix today, and I have already seen a number of tweets suggesting it is an antidote to the

Taylor Swift is Here to Remind Us that She Has a Big Reputation (Big Reputation) with New “End Game” Video

The old Taylor is well and truly dead. On Thursday night, Taylor Swift debuted the third video from her album Reputation, and though “End Game” is partially about a romance (“I want to be your end
Late Night Hosts Feign Shock at Trump’s Racist “S–thole” Comment

Late Night Hosts Feign Shock at Trump’s Racist “S–thole” Comment

Donald “I Am the Least Racist Person” Trump provided further evidence on Thursday that he is, in fact, a substantially racist person during a meeting with lawmakers in which he referred to African
The Hilarity and Horror of Ted Danson on The Good Place

The Hilarity and Horror of Ted Danson on The Good Place

In the season-one finale of The Good Place—Mike Schur’s inventive yet tenderly heartfelt sitcom—is a moment so bracing and clever, it immediately became iconic. The NBC series centers on the
Is the New Black Mirror Too Black Mirror?

Is the New Black Mirror Too Black Mirror?

On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full, spoiler-filled detail. In this week’s episode, Slate TV critic
In Paddington 2, Hugh Grant Gives the Year’s First Oscar-Worthy Performance

In Paddington 2, Hugh Grant Gives the Year’s First Oscar-Worthy Performance

Like Marlon Brando and Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Grant has often seemed rather embarrassed about being an actor, let alone a movie star, however good he is at it. After a string of rom-com blockbusters
The Commuter Is an Express Train to Neesontown

The Commuter Is an Express Train to Neesontown

Michael MacCauley is going to work. Day after day, he takes the train from the suburbs into New York City. Sometimes he and his wife have a pleasant chat on the way to the station, sometimes a fight,
David Simon and HBO: “No Complaints” About James Franco on Set of The Deuce

David Simon and HBO: “No Complaints” About James Franco on Set of The Deuce

David Simon and HBO have both issued statements addressing the accusations against The Deuce producer, director, and star James Franco. Five women, four of them former students, accused Franco of
Dan Harmon Acknowledges That He Sexually Harassed Community Writer Megan Ganz in a Seven-Minute Podcast Monologue

Dan Harmon Acknowledges That He Sexually Harassed Community Writer Megan Ganz in a Seven-Minute Podcast Monologue

Last week, former Community writer Megan Ganz called out the show’s creator, Dan Harmon, alluding to some kind of workplace misconduct, for which Harmon apologized. On Thursday, Ganz recommended that
Five Women Accuse James Franco of Sexually Inappropriate Behavior or Abuse of Power in the LA Times

Five Women Accuse James Franco of Sexually Inappropriate Behavior or Abuse of Power in the LA Times

Following James Franco’s win at the Golden Globes on Sunday, at least two women took to social media to accuse the actor of hypocrisy for wearing a “Time’s Up” pin as part of the evening’s anti-sexual
Fall Is the Best Season for Rom-Coms

Fall Is the Best Season for Rom-Coms

This week, four of Vulture writers are participating in an extremely serious debate regarding which season is the best setting for a romantic comedy. Is it winter, when Nancy Meyers bundles all of her