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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Recap: The Public-Urination Case of a Lifetime

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Neil and Victor sneak into the infirmary to make some prank calls. They decided to prank camp chef Jonas Jurgensen (a.k.a. Gene Jenkinson), so Victor tells him that his food is contaminated with “dickfarts” and then escalates very quickly to “I’m gonna kill you and fuck you.” Jonas is not pleased. Unfortunately, Victor fails to hang up the phone, exposing himself as the culprit. Jonas is coming for Victor, and he’s out for blood. Jonas trails Victor to his cabin, but even his intense military training can’t match Victor’s stealth skills. Electro City rehearsals have hit yet another snag. Andy and Katie can’t seem to nail the Dirty Dancing–style leap that’s the centerpiece of the entire show. Andy nearly quits, discouraged at his inability to execute the maneuver, until Susie pulls out some reverse psychology to lure him back to the stage. »


- Brian Feldman

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Miss Piggy and Kermit Have Also Called It Quits; the Summer of Breakups Extends to Animals

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It's all over, guys. Call the lawyers. Pack your bags. Run away with the nanny. Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog have called it quits. "After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, we have made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship," they said in a joint statement released on Twitter. "Our personal lives are now distinct and separate and we will be seeing other people, pigs, frogs, et al." Miss Piggy and Kermit join other celebrity couples that have consciously uncoupled: Bennifer, Shambert, and Rosstefani, to name a few. It's the summer of no love. On the upside, you no longer have to imagine what their pig-frog brood would look like.Update: Our Joe Adalian reports that at the Television Critics Association press tour, Kermit announced that he was seeing another pig named Denise, who works in marketing at ABC. How will the children know what love is? »


- E. Alex Jung

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Stonewall Trailer: Jonathan Rhys Meyers Fights for Gay Rights in Roland Emmerich’s Passion Project

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Director Roland Emmerich recently talked to Vulture about the difficulties of getting his passion project, Stonewall, about the 1969 riots that sparked a turning point in America's Lgbtq rights movement, off the ground. It took budget cuts that involved a location change from New York City (the riots' original location) to Montreal and hiring lesser-known actors like War Horse's Jeremy Irvine to make the film possible. But its first trailer stays faithful to the movement's unwillingness to compromise: It stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as a leader within the gay liberation movement at the historic Stonewall Inn. Alongside Irvine and Penny Dreadful's Jonny Beauchamp, they tell the story of one of the most famous acts of police brutality against New York's gay community. The film opens September 25. »


- Dee Lockett

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Another One Down: Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards End Their Engagement

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According to People, Zayn Malik and Little Mix's Perrie Edwards have called off their engagement, which means that, much like Zayn's career, their lives will no longer go in one direction. Zayn reportedly called off the two-year engagement weeks ago, and it's unclear which dating app will obtain his services as a solo sex artist. Regardless, this is the latest incident in this summer's worrying celeb-breakup trend — see Gavin and Gwen, Blake and Miranda, Ben and Jen — and experts fear that if this goes on, the U.S. may face a devastating celebrity-couple shortage by 2025, which in turn could dry up our precious celebrity-baby reserves. Think of the (incredibly famous) children! »


- Nate Jones

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Who Is True Detective’s Murderer? Here’s What Reddit Thinks.

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After a season in which it sometimes seemed that True Detective was more interested in exploring the psychological misery of receiving fellatio than exploring the mystery that brought our collection of glowering sad-sacks together, Sunday night's penultimate episode saw a welcome shift of tone and pace. Thanks to some true detecting by the soon-to-be-departed Paul Woodrugh, season two's tangled conspiracy of corrupt cops, black-tie sex parties, and poisonous land-grabs has finally come into focus. Or make that "conspiracies" — to sum it all up briefly, our heroes are dealing with two separate schemes. There's the Osip-Blake-Tony Chessani-Catalyst orgy gang, who, it turns out, have been plotting against Frank from the very beginning; then there are the leaders of the Vinci Police Department, who were apparently behind a diamond-robbery double-murder in the early ’90s. The main connection between the two groups appears to be Ben Caspere, who was holding on to blackmail »

- Nate Jones

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UnREAL and the Pressures of a Sophomore Season

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UnREAL finished its first season Monday night, wrapping up a fantastic year with a finale that seemed to turn the focus toward next season. Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer are returning for the show's second season, and Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro have promised the show will "[stick] with Everlasting as a format." That still leaves a lot up in the air, though, like who else exactly will be back, and if that format might be flipped, Bachelorette style — or even as Everlasting: The Whole Package, as Rachel tried to pitch. The prospect of season two of UnREAL inspires enthusiasm, but, as any TV fan knows, a sophomore season also inspires a bit of concern: As strong as the first season was (very), there were some weak spots, and last night's "Future" highlighted several. Take Chet. He's not among the show's best characters, and he's often so cartoonish that it's »


- Margaret Lyons

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Alexander Skarsgard Looks Beautiful in Drag, of Course

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On Monday night, Alexander Skarsgard attended the ’70s-themed San Francisco premiere of Diary of a Teenage Girl serving Studio 54 realness in a full-length gold-lamé dress. In the photo below, he's flanked on either side by director Marielle Heller and co-star Bel Powley, who are obviously wondering how he contoured his face. His wig is teased to high Farrah Fawcett heaven — if, as they say, the bigger the wig, the closer to God, then this is nothing short of angelic. »


- E. Alex Jung

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The Women of Difficult People

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Created by Julie Klausner and executive-produced by Amy Poehler, the new Hulu Original series Difficult People, debuting on August 5, is about two BFFs in their mid-30s trying to make it as comedians. On the show, Julie Kessler (played by Klausner) defines herself as a comedy writer/actress/cabaret performer, but what she really does is write recaps of TV shows for a website, while her bestie Billy Epstein (played by Billy Eichner) waits tables. Oblivious and self-absorbed, they don’t get why they’re not famous yet—or why it’s not appropriate to loudly whisper about ordering lunch during a funeral. With such heavy-hitting female talent at the helm, get to know the women behind this ridiculous comedy now. »


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The Mad Brilliance of Key & Peele

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It’s an alt-comedy edition of “The Vulture TV Podcast”! Gazelle Emami, Matt Zoller Seitz, and guest host Jesse David Fox discuss the brilliance of Key & Peele — which Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele just announced will be ending after its fifth season — particularly, Jordan Peele’s “eerie, Peter Sellers–like madness.” Plus, we pick sides in the battle between Netflix's two comedy reboots: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp vs. Arrested Development’s fifth season.  This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions: 12:25–24:30: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (first half)Further reading: Margaret Lyons reviews Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp; Wet Hot's undefinable brand of smart stupidity; Key & Peele's head writers pick the actors' top performances. Tune in to "The Vulture TV Podcast," produced by the Slate Group’s Panoply, every Tuesday, on iTunes or SoundCloud. And please »


- Gazelle Emami,Jesse David Fox,Matt Zoller Seitz

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Talks to Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham About Playing House, Babies, and Physical Comedy

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Like on their short-lived but long-missed Best Friends Forever, on Playing House, creators/stars Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham offer one of the most realistic portrayals of female friendship ever put on the small screen. It sure helps that they are best friends in real life. With the show's second season premiering tonight on USA, who better to interview the comedy duo than another one of their comedian friends, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. They discuss physical comedy, having babies, and neck-editing. Enjoy, because they sure did.On Putting Family Before Business: Jessica St. Clair: Jld! Thank you so much for doing this.   Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Wait, a minute but I didn't get my baby.   Jsc: Goddamn it, you can pick her up. Or I'll drop her off. You're in the Palisades? Jld: Yeah, just stick her in a box and put her right outside my door if I'm not there. »


- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Joel McHale Confirms That Season 6 of Community Was Its Last (For Real)

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In an interview with Metro Weekly, Joel McHale confirmed what we already long suspected: The most recent season of Community on Yahoo, the show's sixth, was its last. McHale says that while Yahoo wanted another season, it couldn't afford the actors. "All of our contracts were up after six years. All the actors on the show, almost without exception — their stock has risen significantly and it’s out of the pay rate that is affordable to make the show. So you’re not going to be able to get Alison Brie or Gillian Jacobs at a normal television salary anymore. There is just not enough money to be able to pay for the show."But don't lose hope, Peltonites! The dreams of #sixseasonsandamovie are still alive. "I really do think there'll be a movie," McHale told Esquire a few weeks earlier. "What has to happen is that Dan [Harmon] needs to »


- E. Alex Jung

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‘I Tried to Tell the Truth About Jesus’: Nick Tosches on His Audacious New Novel

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Nick Tosches is the kind of writer who can turn readers into fakers. You find a book like his bleakly beautiful 2002 novel In the Hand of Dante or his sweeping, darkly philosophical biographies of Dean Martin (Dino) and Jerry Lee Lewis (Hellfire), and the perfectly hard-boiled prose and seductively world-weary tone will have you taking your drinks neat when — the truth is — you like them fizzy. Even when the spell fades and you’re back to sipping diet soda and such, Tosches’s books have a way of making you yearn for the seamy side. Where the 65-year-old author’s celebrated nonfiction books shone light into American culture’s morally murky depths, the cult favorite’s audacious and haunting new novel, Under Tiberius (Little, Brown), goes even deeper: What if the greatest story ever told was a load of dookie? The book is a retelling of the rise of Jesus, »


- David Marchese

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Bachelor in Paradise Recap: Bachelor Is the New Paradise

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This week on Bachelor in Paradise, the show opens with a cheesy, ’80s-style credits sequence and a cover of “Almost Paradise” ... the Love Theme from Footloose. I am not okay with this cutesy, in-on-the-joke intro for this televised bang-fest. No, ABC. You do not get to be all jokey and fun and do a Hell’s Kitchen intro when you’re telling all these people that they are failures if they don’t find love here.If you wanted to create an intro that best reflects the crazed desperation of Bachelor in Paradise, it would be Lorna Muccio’s (née Morello) version plus backing vocals done by Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, and titling the show Bachelor Is the New Paradise. Lock the bangtestants inside a minimum-security women’s prison and pump them all full of Diy wine and see what happens. A rolled-up copy of Time Hump Chronicles could be »


- Ali Barthwell

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How Taylor Swift and Kanye West Became Friends

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Earlier this year, Taylor Swift and Kanye West set aside their past creative differences to become music's newest besties. The fast friendship was brief, but it included not-at-all-staged photo ops at the Grammys, dinner dates, and Taylor getting down to "All Day" at the Brit Awards. After all these months of letting bygones be bygones, Taylor is finally sharing the real reason she forgave Kanye — and it's all thanks to their mutual Bff Jay Z. She tells Vanity Fair: "I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with [West] until I felt like he had some sort of respect for me, and he wasn’t ready to be friends with me until he had some sort of respect for me — so it was the same issue, and we both reached the same place at the same time. I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was »


- Dee Lockett

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UnREAL Season One Finale Recap: Are You Giving Me a Wedding, or What?

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First of all, if you think I watch Bachelor in Paradise, you’re nuts, so this week’s UnREAL finale came at the perfect time — ending almost alongside its inspiration — exactly one week after, as perhaps an attempt at upping last week’s insane finale. Between then and now, we even heard what host Chris Harrison had to say about the Lifetime homage, and it went something along the lines of, I am super-jealous that it’s good and smart, and my show is neither of those things. Just kidding! He didn’t say that, but I just spelled out the subtext in case you happened to miss it.Speaking of subtext, one of Quinn’s first lines to Adam this episode unknowingly predicts what is about to unfold. They banter about what went down the night before (you know, just Adam rejecting Rachel after she leaves Jeremy’s bed »


- Lindsey Weber

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And Now Here’s Ilana Glazer Lip-Syncing ‘Hey Ya’ on Lip Sync Battle

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First, we got a glimpse of Broad City's Abbi Jacobson tearing down the mountains with her lip-sync of Jennifer Hudson's cover of the Dreamgirls classic "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," and now it's her comrade-in-comedy Ilana Glazer's moment of glory. Vulture has the exclusive clip of Glazer knocking it out with Outkast's dance-floor staple, "Hey Ya."Lip Sync Battle airs this Thursday on Spike TV at 10 p.m., and, as always, we'll have the full play-by-play analysis the next morning. »


- E. Alex Jung

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Drake Included Meek Mill Beef Memes in Ovo Fest Set

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Because one can only write so many dis tracks, Drake has taken his meaty beef with Meek Mill to the next level by incorporating memes into his live act. Not content to merely perform "Back to Back Freestyle" at Ovo Fest in Toronto, Drizzy staged his set to a PowerPoint featuring some of social media's sickest burns. Follow along:Whataburger was thrilled about the publicity: The 6 God was even kind enough to bestow on Meek a "Participation Award": Drake was spotted laughing it off with his homies later: Earlier in the day, he was caught rehearsing in a shirt bearing the message "Free Meek Mill": Oh, and Kanye, Pharrell, Future, and Skepta showed up.  "Meek gotta go hard or go home first Class," offered wise entrepreneur 50 Cent. Nicki Minaj's ex will surely respond in kind as soon as he is finished cleaning his teeth. »


- Lauren Leibowitz

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The Mindy Project’s Ike Barinholtz Will Make His Literary Debut in 2017

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The Mindy Project's writers sure do keep busy: Ike Barinholtz, who scripts for and stars in Mindy Kaling's sitcom, announced today that he will release an essay collection in 2017 from Grand Central Publishing. Perhaps the man behind Morgan was inspired by Kaling herself, who is releasing a follow-up to her wildly successful 2011 memoir this September as well as collaborating with her Bff B.J. Novak in her abundant downtime. Barinholtz promises his forthcoming book will cover "everything from sex to pizza"; no word on how much those two subjects overlap. Don't expect Barinholtz's book to be too heavy, though: “I just want people to say, ‘Oh! That Guy! Yeah, He’S Funny, I’LL Buy His Book, What The Hell, I’Ve Got Like A Five Hour Flight,’” he said in a statement. He has yet to reveal a title for the collection. Here's hoping Barinholtz is as inspired »


- Lauren Leibowitz

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You’re the Worst Season Two Trailer Features Strip Clubs and Countless Shots, of Course

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Finally, we have a full-length trailer for season two of You’re the Worst, and it looks as gleefully dirty as ever. "Just because we're cohabitating does not mean we're gonna become disgusting normals," Jimmy tells Gretchen, and thankfully, the trailer proceeds to prove it, promising butt stuff, FaceTiming from a strip club, and Lindsay proposing a lucrative business opportunity. You're the Worst returns to Fxx September 9. Our livers can hardly wait. »


- Lauren Leibowitz

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Game of Thrones Gets a New Three-Eyed Raven

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Bran and the Three-Eyed Raven are set to make their triumphant return to season six of Game of Thrones after a season-long absence, but the mysterious figure will look different this time around: Variety reports that Max von Sydow, of Exorcist fame, will find time to play Bran's tutor after wrapping Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. When Bran briefly encountered the Three-Eyed Raven at the end of season four, he was played by actor Struan Rodger. The character is said to be playing a "major role" in the upcoming season. Still no word on whether Jon Snow will show up. »


- Lauren Leibowitz

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