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Recent articles by Patrick:

That's hot: Britney Spears celebrates 20 years of Oops!...I Did It Again with a playlist of Y2K songs

Turns out burning down your home gym gives you lots of time to wax nostalgic about the best era of bubblegum pop music. With her second album, Ooops!...I Did It Again, recently 20 years old, Britney Spears (and totally not her publicity team) has released an Apple Music playlist of turn-of-the-century tunes that will give school-dance flashbacks to most Millennials. “I can’t believe it’s been 20… → Read More

Lady Gaga returns to her electro-pop roots—and channels Madonna (again)—on Chromatica

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta put a lot of time and effort into creating the Lady Gaga persona launched in tandem with her 2008 debut, The Fame—and she’s spent the past 12 years reinventing it over and over. Like an adolescent experimenting, Gaga started with the meat dresses and giant bow wigs before swinging to the other extreme and embracing American standards with Tony Bennett.… → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg comes out against fact checking, so Twitter users go full (actual) fake news on him

Reports of Mark Zuckerberg's death have been greatly exaggerated. → Read More

How Criminal Minds lost its three leading men

With California taking legal action against all those invovled with CBS' Criminal Minds due to hostile behavior from director of photography Gregory St. Johns, a look back at Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, and Thomas Gibson's departures from the drama. → Read More

Jimmy Fallon apologizes for doing blackface on SNL

"I made a terrible decision," Jimmy Fallon tweeted Tuesday after a clip of him impersonating Chris Rock went viral. The Tonight Show host had done the impersonation on a Saturday Night Live episode from 2000. → Read More

A Bug's Life is the technological marvel Pixar left behind

To write off A Bug’s Life as a “sophomore slump” would be doing a disservice to the storytelling and pioneering digital animation of the Pixar team. → Read More

Hannah Gadsby sets realistic expectations for Nanette follow-up, Douglas—and then exceeds them

Comedian Hannah Gadsby said she was quitting comedy after her 2018 Netflix special, Nanette. She lied—and that's a good thing. → Read More

The surprising story of how Fred Willard came to host SNL

Saturday Night Live will be honoring the late Fred Willard by re-airing the episode he hosted in 1978. The throwback episode will air Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET before a re-airing of the third at-home episode of the current season. → Read More

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's "Rain On Me" Instagram filter, um, does not look like rain

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande were apparently not content with just dropping a new single today. In conjuction with the release of their new song “Rain On Me,” a new filter was released on Instagram so Little Monsters everywhere could make selfie videos of themselves also being rained on. Or should we say “rained on”? → Read More

What's On Tonight: Oh, thank god, Holey Moley’s back

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, May 21. All times are Eastern. → Read More

R.I.P. Lynn Shelton, director of Humpday, Sword Of Trust, and Mad Men

Celebrated independent film director Lynn Shelton—the mind behind Humpday, Your Sister’s Sister and My Effortless Brilliance —died Friday in Los Angeles as a result of a previously unidentified blood disorder, her publicist told THR on Saturday. She was 54. → Read More

“Do I read this as platonic or romantic?”: Behind the scenes of the epic She-Ra finale

"She turned to me and asked, 'Do I read this as romantic or platonic?' In that moment, I made the decision,'" She-Ra and the Princesses of Power creator Noelle Stevenson tells The A.V. Club of recording the final season of her Netflix series → Read More

The Henry Cavill-Armie Hammer action-movie franchise that never was

Guy Richie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. could have been the start of an entire spy-thriller franchise. Instead Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer only had one chance at bat to recreate the magic of the 1960s NBC series. → Read More

200 goats invade California suburb, flagrantly disregarding social distancing guidelines

Because 2020 couldn’t get any weirder, residents in San Jose, Calif., came face to face with about 200 goats wandering through their neighborhood Tuesday evening. The scene, which looked like some bizarre version of the first few minutes of Dawn of the Dead, was captured on video by new local hero Zach Roelands. “This is the craziest thing to happen all quarantine,” he wrote in a tweet sharing… → Read More

More Tiger King is coming to Netflix—with a Siegfried and Roy twist?

Because no one’s ever been disappointed by a sequel, the team behind Netflix’s breakout docuseries Tiger King are ramping up production on a follow-up season that looks to expand beyond the shady worlds of Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin. We all want to know if Baskin killed her first husband (or if he’s hiding in Costa Rica with his girlfriend) but THR reports these new episodes may also include… → Read More

What it’s like to dine at Top Chef’s Restaurant Wars

Around the midway point of every Top Chef season, the contestants are split into teams and asked to execute a pop-up restaurant in just two days. It’s a point of pride among the contestants who make it through this checkpoint in the season, and a fan-favorite challenge with unpredictable outcomes. The show has only rarely tweaked the Restaurant Wars formula over the years (in season 16, the… → Read More

Boy Meets World was the sitcom that grew up with the TGIF generation

When Boy Meets World launched in September 1993, ABC’s TGIF lineup of Friday-night comedies was at the height of its popularity. The weekend starter was birthed by a desire to hook a younger audience for a whole night of programming, rather than just one show, and it worked. Growing up on Nickelodeon, TGIF was a natural progression and left me feeling more mature, watching a network the adults… → Read More

Nicolas Cage to play Joe Exotic in scripted Tiger King series

There’s a pandemic, all our favorite TV shows keep ending, and there are apparently “murder hornets” now, but at least 2020 is giving us Nicolas Cage as Joe Exotic. The John Wick star is set to play the eccentric zoo owner in a new scripted series based on the same Texas Monthly article that spawned Netflix’s breakout hit docuseries Tiger King, THR reports. → Read More

Because schooling from home isn't scary enough, a live-action Goosebumps TV series is in the works

Hey all you gouly ghosts and goblins, get ready for some PG-rated scares: Deadline reports that a live-action TV series based on R.L. Stine’s bestselling Goosebumps books is in the works. It will be produced in part by the team that brought you the two Jack Black Goosebump movies, so take that for what it means to you. → Read More

How a Harry Potter mobile game teaches us to cope with death

Warning: February and March 2020 chapters of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery are discussed ahead. → Read More