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Kanye West Prefers the Star Wars Prequels to the Sequels

It’s not easy listening to Kanye West these days. So, you could imagine our surprise when we found ourselves nodding in approval as he discussed, of all things, the Star Wars franchise during a recent appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience. “They said that George Lucas’ prequels are worse than the corporate-made Disney Star Wars,” West digressed. “Like, Revenge of the Sith? We saw how Darth Vader was made! Like, I watched that, like, 10 times during COVID.” He then went on to quote Obi-Wan Kenobi in that film’s climactic battle: “‘Don’t jump Anakin, I’ve got the high ground!’” Naturally, West pivoted to Disney’s recent run of sequels and spinoffs that have all proven polarizing, semi-arguing: “I’m saying even the prequels are better than anything that … And I’m sorry Disney Star Wars desig...

Tyler, the Creator Names His Favorite Movies and Albums in New Interview with… Himself: Watch

Tyler, the Creator has revealed his favorite movies, albums, and more during an interview with *checks notes* himself. The rap visionary shared his thoughts during a livestream for the Adobe MAX 2020 Creativity Conference, which was the perfect environment for Tyler to showcase his absurdist humor. Throughout the video, he alternates between his normal self and an over-the-top, old school New York hip-hop head who teases him for his “eclectic” musical taste and begs him to cut the singing and go back to his gritty roots. That character is hilarious, but the “real” Tyler does give serious answers to most of the questions. For instance, his top three movies are Napoleon Dynamite, Scary Movie 2, and a toss-up between 20th Century Women or The Cat In The Hat. Makes sense. W...

Borat Comes to Rudy Giuliani’s Defense: It Was “Innocent Sexy-Time”

On Wednesday, word got out that Sacha Baron Cohen caught Rudy Giuliani attempting to seduce his “15-year-old daughter” in his upcoming Borat sequel, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Giuliani was quick to deny anything happened, but Baron Cohen knows the truth — so he uploaded a new video of himself as Borat letting Donald Trump’s personal attorney off the hook. The scene that started this whole debacle occurs near the film’s end. When 24-year-old actress Maria Bakalova (playing the role of Borat’s 15-year-old daughter Tutar Sagdiyev) sits down for an interview with Giuliani in a New York City hotel room, she eventually invites him into the next room for a drink. Giuliani tells Tutar to “come here” as they enter the room, then he sits on the bed, begins touching her back, and asks for her phone ...

Win Butler Hints That Arcade Fire Have Written “Two or Three” Albums in Quarantine

Early into quarantine, Win Butler revealed that the pandemic put the breaks on the recording of Arcade Fire’s new album. The frontman said he’d instead turned to writing more, and now it looks like he’s come up with enough material for more than just one Everything Now follow-up. In a new interview on Rick Rubin’s Broken Record podcast, Butler hinted that the delay in recording may end up fortuitous for those who can’t get enough Arcade Fire. “We would’ve been getting towards wrapping up [recording a new album], I think,” he said. “So instead we just wrote two or three.” Butler explained that it usually takes the band a full year of writing before they’re ready to go into the studio. After wrapping up the Everything Now tour in 2018, they set to work on creating the follow-up. Ar...

Bruce Springsteen Interviewed Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl, And Of Course You’re Going to Listen

In the run-up to his new album Letter to You, Bruce Springsteen is hosting a five-episode radio series for Apple Music called Letter to You Radio. Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl joined The Boss on the most recent episode, and together the rock veterans discussed key moments in their respective careers, what those first few breaks felt like, and the brotherhood of bands. Springsteen spoke to the Pearl Jam frontman first. He wanted to know about the Seattle grunge scene, because “we didn’t come out of a scene with a lot of peers. We were a one-shot out of Asbury Park.” To Springsteen, his own success seemed utterly unexpected, whereas Pearl Jam always felt inevitable. Springsteen said, “You had the kind of band that simply was a big, powerful band with a reach that want...

John Leguizamo on Latin Trump Supporters: “Latin People for Republicans Are Like Roaches for Raid”

John Leguizamo isn’t a fan of Donald Trump, and he doesn’t understand why any self-respecting Latinx person would be either. During a new interview with Bill Maher, the actor described Trump supporters who are Hispanic and Latinx as “self-defeating and selfish,” going so far as to say, “Latin people for Republicans are like roaches for Raid.” Leguizamo appeared virtually on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher this past Friday to respond to a report that suggests President Trump is popular among young Latinx voters “because of the machismo factor.” The When They See Us actor didn’t hold in sharing his contempt for Trump or fellow Latinx people who vote for him. “Latin people for Republicans are like roaches for Raid. Let’s get real. I just feel like there’s a level of self-hate or just lack of ...

Dexter Showrunner on Upcoming Revival: “A Great Opportunity to Write a Second Finale”

Showtime announced last week that a limited series revival of Dexter was on the way. Now, further details on Dexter Morgan’s comeback have been revealed by original showrunner Clyde Phillips, who is returning for the revival’s 10 episodes. The Dexter revival is set to pick up where the TV series left off, but in such a way that redeems the disappointing eighth and last season. If you’ll recall (spoiler), the beloved crime drama wrapped up with Dexter faking his own death in dramatic fashion so that he could live life as a secret lumberjack in Oregon. That finale episode left many longtime viewers scratching their heads or downright disgruntled. As Uproxx and NME point out, Phillips doesn’t plan to rewrite or reimagine that series finale with some kind of cop-out “it was all a dre...

Cardi B Calls Off Divorce from Offset: “It’s Really Hard to Have No Dick”

Crank up “WAP” because Cardi B and Offset are officially back together again. The hip-hop power couple has made amends just four weeks after filing for divorce. Cardi initially cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for wanting to split up from her husband of three years. However, it appears their squabbles may have just been part of a rough patch in their relationship. “I’m just a crazy bitch,” Cardi admitted in a new video, as TMZ reports. “One day I’m happy, the next day I want to beat him [Offset] the fuck up.” But at the end of the day, the pair’s tight friendship and even hotter sex life make all the drama worth it. “It’s really hard not to talk to your best friend,” the “Money” rapper continued, “and it’s really hard to have no dick.” Editors’ Picks “We’re just ...

Stevie Nicks: There Would Have Been No Fleetwood Mac “If I Had Not Had That Abortion”

The death of Stevie Nicks’ “hero” Ruth Bader Ginsburg has the songwriter worried about the future of women’s rights. In a new interview with The Guardian, she put the issue of abortion in personal terms, saying, “If I had not had that abortion, I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac.” Nicks terminated a pregnancy in 1979, while dating Don Henley of The Eagles. By bringing it up now, she wasn’t trying to claim that Fleetwood Mac would never have existed otherwise — after all, her procedure happened at the apex of the band’s post-Rumors fame. Instead, she seems to have been suggesting that Fleetwood Mac wouldn’t have turned into the cultural heavyweight it became, and Nicks wouldn’t have realized her potential. Now, she’s concerned that Trump’s nominee to replace Gi...

The Simpsons Lists 50 Terrifying Reasons To Vote Against Trump: Watch

It’s hard to imagine how a Treehouse of Horror edition from this year could muster up anything scarier than what’s going on outside of Springfield. Appropriately, the next episode of The Simpsons doesn’t even bother trying to toe that line with comedic subtlety. In an exclusive Variety preview clip from the 31st (!) installment of the annual Halloween-themed Simpsons episode, Homer is presented with a frightening list of 50 reasons why Trump needs to be voted out on November 3rd. After considering writing in Judge Judy, Lisa comes to the rescue and reminds her father of all the insane bullshit that our president has served over the last four years. A literal scrolling list of political atrocities (kids in cages, gutting the E.P.A.) and cringe-worthy moments (serving McDonald’s to the ...

The Flaming Lips Are Planning a Concert Where the Crowd Is in Space Bubbles

The Flaming Lips’ live shows have long been synonymous with space bubbles, but the coronavirus has forced them to take things to the next level. Instead of just frontman Wayne Coyne rolling around in a giant, inflatable hamster ball, they’ve lately been putting a bubble around every member of the band — and the audience. They did it on Fallon, they did it on Colbert, and now they’re trying to do it in an actual music venue. As Coyne explained the Brooklyn Vegan, a concept that began as a funny bit of merch has grown into a very real possibility. “We’re starting to get ready to do an actual show where yeah, there’s three people in each of these space bubbles, and we play,” said the frontman. “We think maybe playing two shows a night, and getting a big audience in there each time.” The plan ...

Aaron Sorkin Wants a Sequel to The Social Network, but Only if David Fincher Directs

The Social Network celebrated its 10th anniversary last week, and it looks like it’s not just the fans who are feeling nostalgic over it. During a recent interview on the Happy.Sad.Confused podcast, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said he wants to pen a sequel to The Social Network, but only if David Fincher returns to direct. Last year, Sorkin revealed that he was considering a follow-up to his Oscar-winning screenplay for The Social Network. In the decade since the original film’s release, Facebook’s saga has entered an entirely new level of controversy stemming from Russia’s interference in the 2020 election, its unwillingness to police fake stories, and its safe-guarding of hate groups who use Facebook to spew their rhetoric and plan attacks. Speaking with Happy.Sad.Confu...