Pro Draft League vs. the NFL: Inside a “banned” Super Bowl commercial

We’ve been writing here in recent weeks about the phenomenon of “banned” or “rejected” Super Bowl commercials. You know the drill: A company produces a “controversial” ad for the big game. The network/league rejects it (or never sees it in the first place), and then the company announces the ad was “banned” and releases it on more »

“Ted 2″ has a teaser and a poster

Seth MacFarlane is back with a sequel to his 2012 surprise hit, “Ted,” and Universal has released a poster. Ted is supposed to be molesting himself, that’s the joke, get it? Then again, according to the first film, Ted does not have a penis, so how is he exactly choking his chicken? And Thursday morning, more »

Eddie Murphy returning for SNL 40

Eddie Murphy has been absent from ‘Saturday Night Live’ for so long that jokes about his absence have been a stable of every SNL anniversary special that I’ve ever seen. But now Murphy’s coming back to Studio 8H, with the news that he will take part in next month’s 40th anniversary special: It just never more »

Movie Review: “Project Almanac”

Ya know, I REALLY didn’t know what to expect from “Project Almanac.” Sure, I’d seen the same trailers and commercials as everybody else did, so I vaguely knew what the film was about. However, I wasn’t sure if it was going to be an interesting sci-fi thriller about time travel OR a run-of-the-mill, watered down more »

Chris Hayes feels a draft, with 2016 candidates draft on MSNBC

When it comes to fake drafts on TV, what Chris Hayes did Thursday night is the greatest thing since the Chappelle Show “racial draft” in 2004. Yes, MSNBC host Hayes hosted the 2016 Fantasy Candidate Draft, in which a panel of guests picked numbers from a board, which corresponded to potential candidates in the 2016 more »

An “X-Men ” TV show is in the works

Call this one a long-shot, but stranger things have happened before: Fox Entertainment chair Gary Newman says he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the possibility of an X-Men TV show, according to TV Insider (née TV Guide). While 20th Century Fox owns the film rights, X-Men is still a Marvel property, and Marvel is owned by the Walt Disney more »

Review: Mean Girls: The Game for iOS

From AppleTell As another Tina Fey creation would say: "Blerg." Read the full post on AppleTell »

Marshawn Lynch speaks! And plays Mortal Kombat X with Conan

The biggest story of Super Bowl Media Day was, of course, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, his refusal to speak to the media beyond one-line answers, and the resulting apoplexy from the assembled reporters. But Thursday night, Lynch did finally break his silence- to Conan O’Brien, for a Conan “Clueless Gamer” segment, one filmed more »

Dealing with Sony’s neglect of YouTube, Maps, and near Vita apps

From GamerTell The PlayStation Vita is losing its dedicated YouTube app, Maps, and some features from near, and while I don't like losing things, I've determined that maybe it will be alright... Read the full post on GamerTell »

Fin: Defending Marshawn Lynch, and why sportswriters and movie critics should be happy

Since the Marshawn Lynch Thing has steeped out of sports and into the culture at large, a few thoughts: – Being a reporter at the Super Bowl, which entails going to a week’s worth of parties and then a football game in sunny Arizona in the middle of the winter, is a pretty damn good more »

WWE Network doing another free subscriber drive in February

Fresh from hitting its one million subscriber mark, WWE Network will be free in February to new subscribers. In a press release, Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer Michelle Wilson said November’s free preview was instrumental in the network reaching one million subscribers. November features Survivor Series, one of the promotion’s four biggest pay-per-views. The 2014 more »

4 instant photo alternatives for the nostalgic romantic in you

From GadgeTell The days of Polaroid are far enough behind us so I'm officially declaring the 2010s the age of grunge nostalgia. The 80s and 90s were objectively balls-to-the-wall average, essentially the quiet desk-jokey of the decades, but that didn't stop Kate Moss and Angelina Jolie from making it look awesome. Thanks to them and, in many parts, to Taylor Swift, I have a new respect for this era that doesn't merely revolve around the stellar economy. Read the full post on GadgeTell »