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Ralph Steadman's Visions of Fear and Loathing

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Ralph Steadman was an underground London cartoonist in 1970 when he flew to the U.S. for the first time to cover the Kentucky Derby for a small periodical. He was paired with a writer that his editor said once worked with the Hells Angels. "The rest of that day blurs into madness," the scribe in question — one Hunter S. Thompson — later wrote. "Steadman was lucky to get out of Louisville without serious injuries, and I was lucky to get out at all." 

Hunter S. Thompson, 1937-2005

Some months later, Thompson »

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MTV VMAs Relocate to California for 2014 Ceremony

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There's no topping the twerk – or at least not in Brooklyn. After a controversial 2013 ceremony at New York City's Barclay Center, MTV is relocating the VMAs back to the West Coast for the 2014 edition, which will air live on Sunday, August 24th from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. 

The 24 Wildest Moments in Vma History

MTV promoted the 2014 ceremony through its various social platforms using the hashtag #RoadToTheVMAs. The company then revealed the relocation news with the below video, which features the iconic Moonman statue.

"I am thrilled to welcome the »

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HBO Inks Exclusive Licensing Deal With Amazon Prime

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HBO just became a little less exclusive: The network has finalized a licensing deal with Amazon Prime's Instant Video streaming service, bringing over classic series like The Sopranos, Deadwood, Six Feet Under and The Wire to their new streaming home base. The first batch of content will hit Amazon Prime on May 21st. 

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The deal also includes movies and miniseries like John Adams, Angels in America and Band of Brothers, along with early seasons of shows like Boardwalk Empire and True Blood. However, »

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Inside 'Game of Thrones': Kit Harington, George R.R. Martin Speak Out

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With its many beheadings, battles and betrayals, Game of Thrones has fast become the most anticipated hour of television for millions of Americans each week. The new issue of Rolling Stone – covered by actor Kit Harington, who plays the show's long-haired, steely-eyed hero Jon Snow – goes behind the scenes with features on Harington and an in-depth interview with novelist George R.R. Martin, who conceived the world of Westeros and the Song of Ice and Fire series of books that serve as the basis for Game of Thrones.

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'MST3K' Creator Hints at Online Reboot

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Thanks to Mystery Science Theater 3000, laughing at terrible movies has become a pop-culture institution. Now, 15 years after its last cancellation, the series might be revived for a new generation of snarky critics with an "online incarnation." In Wired's recent MST3K oral history, creator and original host Joel Hodgson hints at a possible series update, which would "feature a fresh (and as-yet unannounced) host and cameos from many MST3K alumni."

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"I've talked to a bunch of fans about their lives and what MST3K means to them, »

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8 Things We Learned From the Tribeca Film Festival's Bob Weir Doc

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Anyone making a movie about a member of the Grateful Dead would naturally gravitate toward Jerry Garcia. But director Mike Fleiss, best known for co-directing the 2011 doc God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, had other ideas. “I wanted to give Bob [Weir] his moment to shine,” Fleiss says. “I wanted to shine a light on his contributions to culture and rock and roll.”

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Top 10 Movies to Check Out

Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23rd, The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir delivers what »

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David Letterman Welcomes 'Boob' Stephen Colbert With Selfie

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"You look right at home," David Letterman joked as he welcomed his successor Stephen Colbert to Late Show With David Letterman Tuesday night. Colbert's appearance on Letterman marked the first time the two have been seen together publicly since Letterman announced his retirement earlier this month.

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In the clip above, Colbert tells the host, "I'm going to do whatever you have done here. It seems to have gone pretty well, Dave."

"It's gone...on," replied Letterman in typical sardonic wit.

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Courteney Cox Dashes Hopes for a 'Friends' Reunion

22 April 2014 12:50 PM, PDT

Unfortunately, the cast of Friends will not be there for you — Courteney Cox put a blunt end to any dreams of a possible reunion in the near future, telling David Letterman on The Late Show Monday night, "It's not gonna happen."

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In classic Monica form, Cox said she's been trying to get the cast back together for a dinner, but in the 10 years since the hit show ended, she still hasn't been able to get everyone together. "I »

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George R.R. Martin Addresses 'Game of Thrones' Rape Scene

22 April 2014 11:25 AM, PDT

George R.R. Martin addressed the controversial rape scene in last week's episode of Game of Thrones — spoilers, of course, ahead — explaining how the relationship between the recently reunited siblings/lovers Jaime and Cersei Lannister had a completely different dynamic in the show than in his Song of Ice and Fire series.

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In the scene, Jaime, fed up with Cersei's refusal of their previous relationship, sexually assaults her in the room where their dead son, the murdered King Joffrey, »

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'The Goonies' Sequel in the Works

22 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT

A sequel to the classic 1985 movie The Goonies is reportedly in the works and might be based around a new story from original writer, producer and second unit director, Steven Spielberg, TMZ reports.

The gossip site recently tracked down Goonies director Richard Donner, who played news of the sequel as close to the chest as possible ("What's The Goonies?" he responded when initially asked about the follow-up), but did let slip that "of course" Mr. »

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Revenge, Success and 'Blue Ruin'

22 April 2014 7:15 AM, PDT

A year ago, little-known writer-director-cinematographer Jeremy Saulnier was about to unveil his second feature, a low-budget revenge thriller called Blue Ruin, as part of Directors' Fortnight, a scrappy under-the-radar festival that's concurrently held down the street from the much-glitzier galas in Cannes. The Virginia native had worked on various aspects of others' below-the-radar films; his directorial debut, a Brooklyn-based horror movie called Murder Party (the tagline: "Everybody Dies….") won prizes at festivals in Canada and Colorado, then quietly disappeared. Before Saulnier made his new film, which charts the dark odyssey »

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HBO Reelects 'Veep' and Recharges 'Silicon Valley' for 2015

21 April 2014 2:10 PM, PDT

Vice President Selina Meyer is officially getting another term now that HBO has renewed its profanely funny political satire Veep, which stars Rolling Stone's current cover star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, for a fourth season. The network has also rebooted the tech-industry sitcom Silicon Valley, which was created by Mike Judge of Office Space, Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill fame, for a second season, according to E! Online.

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Both shows currently air after Game of Thrones on Sundays, and Silicon Valley in particular »

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'True Blood' Teaser: Religious Fanatics, Vampire Sickness

21 April 2014 11:20 AM, PDT

HBO offered the first taste of True Blood's seventh and final season on Easter Sunday, but Jesus was nowhere to be found in the creepy clip. "There was an attack at the church tonight," says Sookie (Anna Paquin) in a voiceover, kicking off a montage of Biblical-sized small-town destruction. 

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The preview – which premiered during Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones – only lasts 36 seconds, but Sookie's dramatic monologue offers a thrilling glimpse into the challenges facing the Bon Temps community: "sick vampires, »

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Joss Whedon Pushes 'In Your Eyes' to Vimeo On Demand

21 April 2014 10:05 AM, PDT

For the distribution of his latest film, In Your Eyes, Joss Whedon has taken a page from Beyonce's "surprise digital release" playbook. After the film made its world premiere Sunday night at New York City's Tribeca Film Festival, Whedon and the film's crew have made In Your Eyes available for a $5, 72-hour rental at Vimeo On Demand. 

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"It's exciting for us because it means we get to explore yet another new form of distribution »

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Quentin Tarantino Gets Back in the Saddle With 'Hateful Eight' Western

21 April 2014 8:35 AM, PDT

In January, Quentin Tarantino unleashed a tirade on the movie industry over someone from his inner circle leaking the script for his planned Western The Hateful Eight. Now he has decided to resume work on the script, though its fate still remains undetermined. On Saturday, he hosted a stage reading of the first draft of the script in Los Angeles at a Film Independent–sponsored event.

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The cast was filled with numerous actors who have worked with Tarantino in the past: Samuel L. Jackson, »

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Louis C.K. Gets Hurt Repeatedly in 'Louie' Teaser

21 April 2014 8:16 AM, PDT

Although Louis C.K. usually succumbs to any number of not-so-merry maladies and indignities during a season of his FX show Louie, a preview of the show's upcoming season, which premieres May 5th, shows him getting hurt ­– physically. An elderly man hits him, he spends time icing his head in jail, he suffers various pains walking around and, in one scene, he has to sit on a sidewalk due to pain. A doctor even tells him to come back when he has "something fun like a blood disease." But of course, »

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'Game of Thrones' Aidan Gillen on Littlefinger and Season Four

21 April 2014 6:40 AM, PDT

In last night's Game of Thrones episode — one already stuffed with head-turning, jaw-dropping moments — the sight of Lord Petyr Baelish's smirking face on the ship that came to "rescue" the wrongfully-accused-of-regicide Sansa Stark ranked high on the shock-ometer. The scheming royal advisor better known as Littlefinger has an elaborate explanation for everything he does, up to and including murdering those who do his bidding. But the actor who brings this charming villain to life, Dublin-born Aidan Gillen, usually plays his cards even closer to the vest, preferring email interviews to »

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'Mad Men' Recap: All in a Day's Work

20 April 2014 10:15 PM, PDT

The path to the Iron Throne is a treacherous one, but at least on Sunday night TV, the late, unlamented Joffrey Baratheon already has a villainous successor. Mad Men's Lou Avery (played by Allan Havey) may be taking up space in Don Draper's corner office, but he's come nowhere near filling his shoes. In the Season Seven premiere, "Time Zones," Lou revealed himself to be a smug, complacent hack whose dismissive treatment of Peggy and Dawn reeked of casual sexism and racism. (Anyone who thought Dawn was happier with her new, »

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'Game of Thrones' Recap: A Feast for Crows

20 April 2014 7:05 PM, PDT

Let's say your average Game of Thrones episode is a Thanksgiving turkey, stuffed with plotlines like the TV equivalent of a Thanksgiving turkey. If this is our metaphor, then its latest episode, "Breaker of Chains," is a goddamn glorious storytelling turducken. It's hard to think of another single hour of this series that's more engorged with incidents and ideas, or rich enough to sustain entire Tumblrs' worth of analysis.

Top 40 'Game of Thrones' Characters, Ranked 

Let's start with Sansa: The visuals of her scenes alone, with their allusions »

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