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Amazon Prime Becomes Commuting Hero, Launches Offline Viewing for iOS, Android Devices

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If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can now download TV episodes and movies onto your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone — gratis — for future mobile viewing. Well, at no extra charge at least. THR reports that the streaming service has launched offline viewing because it wants its customers to be able to consume content more easily. "There's no doubt that the way people watch entertainment is changing — anytime, anywhere viewing is important and we are excited to provide our Prime members with offline viewing capabilities on iOS and Android platforms starting today," Amazon's Michael Paull, VP of digital video, said in a statement. "We are proud to be the first and only online subscription streaming service that enables offline viewing — on vacation, in a car, at the beach, on a plane, wherever our Prime members want to watch they can, regardless of internet connection." You're a real »


- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard Made a Sick Punk Album With Her Thunderbitch Side Project

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Earlier this summer, Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard told Vulture that "there's no way to be original," in reference to the myriad influences on her band's latest album, Sound & Color. While that may be true, if there's any way to keep things fresh, it's to never stop moving forward via constant creation. In Howard's case, that means starting a side project, which she did three years ago with members of Fly Golden Eagle and Clear Plastic Masks. Together they form Thunderbitch, and today they released a self-titled album, which is streaming now on their site. If you've grown fond of the blues-rock Howard tends to make with Alabama Shakes, don't worry, that's still there ("Very Best Friend"), but overall, this is Howard's attempt at making a punk album — her Joan Jett moment, if you will. (There's even a song called "I Just Wanna Rock n Roll.") Blistering opening track »


- Dee Lockett

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Game of Thrones Has Reportedly Found Its Euron Greyjoy

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According to an eagle-eyed source for Watchers on the Wall, Danish actor Pilou Asbæk has been cast in the role we all assume is Euron Greyjoy, the swaggering sex-pirate uncle of Theon and Yara. Asbæk, a veteran of Borgen and The Borgias, was spotted filming A Feast for Crows' pivotal Kingsmoot scene in Northern Ireland this week, alongside Gemma Whelan and an actor who appeared to be playing a role similar to Aeron Greyjoy in the books. As suspected, Victarion Greyjoy was nowhere to be seen; he's likely joined Arianne and Quentyn Martell in book-only purgatory. And now the race to figure out who Ian McShane is playing narrows down to two: Will he be Randyll Tarly or Septon Meribald? Either way, we can't wait to hear him curse once more. »


- Nate Jones

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Donald Trump and Joe Biden Are Taking Sides in the Upcoming Late-Night War

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"Nothing would be more boring than a late-night war," Stephen Colbert told Jerry Seinfeld this summer — but, like a German diplomat in the summer of 1914, it turns out he was lying! Next week, Colbert's Late Show will go head-to-head with Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, with an awe-inspiring list of guests that includes George Clooney, Kendrick Lamar, and Jeb Bush. Now today, Variety reports Fallon's own guest list for that week includes Donald Trump, a former NBC employee who is quite possibly the most attention-grabbing person in America right now. As a counterattack, Colbert this afternoon announced yet another guest for his first week: the vice-president of the United States, "Diamond" Joe Biden. It's clear this war won't end until one of these two books Taylor Swift, at which point the universe will eat itself. »


- Nate Jones

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9 Best New Songs of the Week

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Every week, members of the Vulture staff highlight the best new music of 2015. If the song is worthy of your ears and attention, you will find it here. Read our picks below, share yours in the comments, and subscribe to the Vulture 2015 Playlist for a comprehensive guide to the year's best music.Justin Bieber, “What Do You Mean?" 2015 Bieber is so sweetly sad. This was already apparent from his great, wrenching Skrillex-and-Diplo collab “Where Are Ü Now,” but now, after his tearstained Vma performance this weekend, we have the meme to prove it. His new single “What Do You Mean?” is also quintessential Sad Bieber — he sings it as though he’s muttering into his shoelaces rather than into the eyes of the girl who’s confusing him so, and yet it still somehow works as a slice of beautifully breezy, late-summer pop. Why does Bieber cry? Why does Mona »


- Vulture Editors

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Kermit and Denise From Marketing Have Actually Been Canoodling for Months

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The plushiest couple in Tinseltown, Miss Piggy and Kermit, called it quits last month, shaking the very firmament upon which we first imprinted our concept of love. The ensuing aftermath has been hard to watch. While they both asked us to respect their privacy, Kermit quickly announced that he had found a rebound: Denise, a pig who works in marketing at ABC. People reports that it has the first photos of Denise, but some sleuthing on our part has unearthed evidence that Kermit and Denise have actually been together for months.Yes, tenderhearts, you heard that right. Three months ago, Disney itself debuted photos from the pilot, including some of Kermit's "new pig girlfriend Denise," who "really steals the show." These photos suggest that the two have been flaunting their new relationship in front of Miss Piggy for well over half a year. This explains Miss Piggy's icy reception »


- E. Alex Jung

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96 Covers Kelly Clarkson’s Performed Live, Ranked

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Kelly Clarkson started her career performing songs based on what her American Idol fans wanted to hear, and it's a tradition she's made a point to keep alive in her own way as she's progressed. For more than a decade, Clarkson has peppered her shows with fan requests for covers, these days submitted in advance via Twitter. She's reimagined songs based on her deep well of musical knowledge across decades, ranging from the blues, country, jazz, rock, soul, musical theater, and just about any hybrid you can think of.  It's risky business, and she doesn't always nail it, but somehow, when she starts a song off-key or fails to reach a high note, we end up appreciating her just for trying. Clarkson's live cover-song stride peaked in 2012, during her Stronger and Summer tours, but during her current American run, which culminates later this month, Kelly has tackled some of her »


- Lauretta Charlton,Dee Lockett,E. Alex Jung

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What’s Leaving HBO Now: September 2015

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At the beginning of each month, HBO announces which films will be leaving its library. We collect the full list of titles here, so that you can plan the most effective viewing strategy for the rest of the month.Here’s a handy mnemonic for remembering all the films leaving HBO Now this month, set to the tune of Carly Simon's "Let the River Run": We're coming to the end,Running off of streaming,Leaving HBO,Your favorite movies. Let the TV run. Let all the dreamers, Take a day off. Soon, to be off HBO … Edge of Tomorrow, The Counselor, And Inside Man, And Girl, Interrupted will be gone. It's Pleasantville and Contact,Save the Last Dance,Oh, my heart is aching! We're coming to the end,Running off of streaming,Leaving HBO,Your favorite movies. We the great and smallYeah, Moulin, Rouge!That Awkward Moment. HeadTo the darkening dawn. »


- Jackson McHenry

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Vulture Is Hosting Two Panels at New York Comic-Con!

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New York Comic-Con kicks off October 8, and for the second year in a row, Vulture is a part of it! Last year's Nycc saw Jada Yuan interview Jack Antonoff, and Abraham Riesman led a discussion on female fandom; and this year we're back with two new events that will give Vulture fans an inside look at the pop culture they adore. On October 8, Riesman will return to the Comic-Con stage to lead a panel discussion on the twisted history of Harley Quinn, and on October 9, Jesse David Fox will sit down with Seth Meyers to discuss Meyers's rise from Chicago improviser to late-night host. Tickets for Friday are sold out, but you can still buy passes for Thursday at the Nycc web site. »


- Vulture Editors

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Michael Shannon Flip-Flops on Flipper Flap, Fesses Fib

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Two weeks ago, Michael Shannon told Vulture a humorous anecdote about getting stuck in a bathroom on the set of Batman v Superman: "I was in my costume, and I couldn’t use my fingers because in the sequel I have flippers instead of hands. So I had these wax flippers on my fingers, and I couldn’t open the door, and I could hear Zack [Snyder] being like, 'Where’s Shannon? Where the fuck is he?' and the whole crew was standing around. I was like, knocking on the door with my flippers, 'Let me out of here!'" A hilarious story, and one that was widely aggregated because of the apparent revelation that Shannon's General Zod would indeed return for the Man of Steel sequel (and also because of the flipper thing). But now Shannon tells The Daily Beast that he made the whole thing up as a joke, »


- Nate Jones

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Muppets Promo: Scandal’s Huck and Quinn Go Gonzo on Little Gonzo

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Oh, what a world! The Muppets' entrée into the fall television schedule on ABC offers a plethora of muppet-human possibilities. We have Kerry Washington snapping selfies with Kermit, Liam Hemsworth macking on Miss Piggy, and Fozzie rapping N.W.A. So who better to pair up Gonzo with than the most depraved pair on ABC, Scandal's Huck and Quinn (Guillermo Diaz and Katie Lowes)? With Gonzo, they've met their match. Yeah, use the drill! Use it!! »


- E. Alex Jung

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Christina Applegate’s Greatest Acting Challenge: Playing the Lifetime Version of Meryl Streep

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Who's the front-runner to play Meryl Streep in Meryl, the Lifetime-movie version of the great American actress? Christina Applegate! The comedienne tackles her greatest acting challenge yet, disappearing into La Streep's various iconic roles, as the French lieutenant's woman, a Kramer pitted against another Kramer, and a sister plagued with doubt. Give this woman an Oscar or a Webby or whatever. »


- E. Alex Jung

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Miley Cyrus, the Weeknd, and Demi Lovato Are This Season’s First SNL Musical Guests

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We already knew that Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer, and Tracy Morgan would be the first three hosts of SNL's 41st season next month, and now we know the musical guests who will accompany them on the famed stage. In the October 3 season premiere, Cyrus will be joined by her biggest fan, Miley Cyrus; Schumer will be joined by the Weeknd, finally living up to his name; and Tracy Morgan's undoubtedly emotional return to the SNL studio will be soundtracked by the soothing hymns of Demi Lovato. Pretty cool! »


- Nate Jones

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Hear Escort’s Instant-Classic Disco-House Banger, ‘Body Talk’

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A year before disco officially shimmied back into the mainstream via Daft Punk's “Get Lucky” in 2013, the then-17-piece New York collective Escort made a strong case for the genre’s revival with their critically adored self-titled debut. Three years later, the disco equivalent of hell freezing over (a new Giorgio Moroder album, one from Chic on the way) came to be, house music superseded disco as pop’s influence du jour (thanks, Disclosure), and Escort are finally releasing a sophomore LP (Animal Nature, out October 30). Check out the exclusive premiere of "Body Talk," Animal Nature’s buoyant banger of an opening number:Though Escort's songs will always take the shape of Studio 54’s flared silhouettes, their new material sounds more like dance music in the years following Disco Demolition Night. “When our first album came out, we were playing strictly dusty disco 12-inches and edits. That was the soundtrack »


- Jillian Mapes

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Kesha Will Appear on Jane the Virgin As a Baby-Hating Neighbor

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Kesha woke up in the morning feeling like Britney Spears. EW reports that she will appear on the CW's Jane the Virgin as Annabelle, Jane's musician neighbor who — surprise! — doesn't like babies and maybe brushes her teeth with Jack Daniel's. She's the second musical guest slated to appear on the show, joining Spears, who will guest-star on the fifth episode as Rogelio's nemesis. This has us thinking that the show should gear up for a musical episode. Whoa-oh oh oh. »


- E. Alex Jung

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Neil Labute Explains a Provocative Clip From Dirty Weekend

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For his new film Dirty Weekend, Neil Labute found the title first — a British term for a weekend spent away in secret — and went from there. “I think life is that way for a lot of people, where their private life is different than their public persona,” Labute told Vulture, who constructed his film around two such characters: Les (Matthew Broderick), a repressed family man who vaguely remembers his own drunken dirty weekend but can’t even recall what gender he romped with, and his co-worker Natalie (Alice Eve), who needles Les to open up during a company layover. In this exclusive scene from the film (opening in theaters and on VOD this Friday), she reveals quite the provocative secret of her own. “It’s a really pivotal scene,” said Labute of the moment when Natalie reveals she's in a sub/dom relationship with her girlfriend. In fact, under her »


- Kyle Buchanan

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How We Are Your Friends and Other August Flops Were Maimed by Bad Marketing

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In 2006, the song “We Are Your Friends” — a remix of “Never Be Alone,” by the British band Simian, credited to Justice vs Simian — won the award for best video at the MTV Europe Music Awards. As members of Justice vs Simian went to collect their awards, Kanye West burst onto the stage to interrupt them, claiming that he’d been told he would win for “Touch the Sky” and saying he’d had a little “sippy sippy” beforehand. Fast-forward nearly a decade later. Kanye is smoking prior to awards shows now, and “We Are Your Friends” is in headlines again, but this time for a very different reason: The song has lent its name to one of the worst-debuting films of all time. We Are Your Friends, Zac Efron’s moody trip into the world of DJ-bro euphoria and dudes wearing headphones around their necks, opened to $1.8 million in »


- Kevin Lincoln

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Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham: The Great Gay Love Story of Our Time

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No, it wasn't just your fantastic ability to read gay subtext into anything. Hannibal, which closed out its run on NBC on Saturday, made itself perfectly clear: This is a love story. It's macabre, brooding, and deeply sensual — a show that brings death close to sex, and pleasure close to suffering. In no small way, it is simply about what it means to be seen by someone else, and what a fantastic, energizing feeling that can be. In Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts, she writes of the need to find someone with "compatible perversities." It's an idea at the very core of Will and Hannibal's relationship. To honor the show and its legions of Hannigram fans on Tumblr, here is a gay-cap of Hannibal, the series, set to the lyrics of "Beauty and the Beast." Tale as old as time. True as it can be. Barely even friends. Then somebody »


- E. Alex Jung

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Watch Eddie Redmayne Try to Win Another Oscar in The Danish Girl Trailer

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In The Danish Girl, physical transformer Eddie Redmayne plays Lili Elbe, one of the first transgender women to successfully undergo sex-reassignment surgery. After winning a Best Actor Oscar earlier this year for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Redmayne could make it two in a row — a neat trick last pulled off by Tom Hanks in '90s, when he won for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. The Academy loves a transformation! »


- E. Alex Jung

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What’s New on HBO Now: September 2015

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At the beginning of (and throughout) every month, HBO adds new movies and TV shows to HBO Go and HBO Now. Here is a quick list of several titles you might be interested in. Some of these may have been on HBO previously, only to have been removed and then added back. Feel free to note anything we've left out in the comments below.Relative to the other streaming platforms, HBO has always felt like the popular high-school kid who has just started to realize that people might be a little more adventurous in college. HBO knew exactly what to make to get people’s attention just a few years ago (sex, drugs, violence — it was all so easy), but now the network’s a little worried that it’s started coasting. What are Ballers and The Brink, after all, but the TV versions of the prank humor that you »

- Jackson McHenry

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