The Age of the Vampire has given way to the Age of the Zombie

The Age of the Vampire has given way to the Age of the Zombie
(CNN)Vampires were the most popular undead creatures for over a century, far outshining zombies, mummies, Frankenstein monsters and all other dwellers of that liminal space between life and death. Consider this undeniable phenomenon: From its beginnings, the zombie film and television drama has been at the forefront of racial boundary-breaking. This progressiveness is a function of good storytelling, not a liberal political agenda. Actually, there are nine zombie shows if you include "Game of Thrones," since we now know

Advice from police chiefs who dealt with mass shootings

Advice from police chiefs who dealt with mass shootings
In Las Vegas, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo has been the face of the police response to the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, which left 58 dead and injured 546 people on October 1. Sheriff clarifies Las Vegas shooting timelinePulse survivor: 'That night, I was helpless'What did you learn about your department, and about humanity? Burguan: You're proud of your folks when you see something terrible happen and you know that, at this moment, that the natural

Kevin Spacey’s coming out is a tasteless distraction that hurts the LGBTQ community

Kevin Spacey’s coming out is a tasteless distraction that hurts the LGBTQ community
House of Cards executive producer and actor Kevin Spacey allegedly sexually assaulted actor Anthony Rapp when he was 14, according to a story BuzzFeed News broke late Sunday night. And now Spacey’s apology has left LGBTQ activists livid—especially since he used the allegations as an opportunity to come out about his sexuality. According to BuzzFeed’s interview with Rapp, in 1986, Spacey allegedly invited the then-teen actor into his apartment for a party. After the night ended, Spacey reportedly hoisted Rapp onto his bed, rested on

When satire becomes its own kind of whisper network

When satire becomes its own kind of whisper network
On a 2005 episode of "Family Guy," Seth Macfarlane made a joke that seemingly referenced Spacey's sexual misconduct.Image: al selb/los angeles times via getty images/pete pavorich pool/getty imagesThe first person to technically break the Kevin Spacey sexual misconduct story was a 1-year-old animated boy named Stewie. In a 2005 episode of Family Guy, Stewie runs through a giant crowd crying, "Help! I've escaped from Kevin Spacey's basement! Help me!" As a diaper-wearing fictional child, Stewie doesn't have enough credibility

Blue Planet beats Strictly and X Factor

Blue Planet beats Strictly and X Factor
The X Factor returns with ratings low 22 things you need to know about Blue Planet II The verdict on Strictly's new head judge Shirley Ballas This weekend marked the first two live shows of this series for The X Factor - but Simon Cowell was absent from both.The judge was injured after falling down a staircase in his west London home on Friday. Image copyright PA Image caption simon Rimmer became the sixth contestant to leave Strictly Come

Turning a nightmare into pop music

Turning a nightmare into pop music
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEverything Everything perform Can't Do at BBC Music Introducing Live 2017 "There's a tide and it's coming in now," sings Jonathan Higgs on Night Of The Long Knives, the latest single from Everything Everything.The title refers to Hitler's bloody purge of the Nazi party in 1934, drawing a parallel to the rise of the right-wing politics in the last two years.Only Higgs isn't convinced that fascism will sweep everything in its

‘SNL’s’ take on the Weinstein scandal shows why ‘SNL’ taking on the Weinstein scandal is so problematic

‘SNL’s’ take on the Weinstein scandal shows why ‘SNL’ taking on the Weinstein scandal is so problematic
Saturday Night Live was roundly criticized last week for pulling punches on the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal that has rocked Hollywood, allegedly cutting jokes regarding the producer during dress rehearsal because they "fell flat," according to the New York Times. Tonight’s weak effort, featuring a roundtable of actresses including Kate McKinnon’s doddering old Debette Goldry, missed the mark, illustrating exactly why it’s so awkward and problematic for an industry to make light of its own dark secrets. The

Essential tips and tools to make your sex life deeper

Essential tips and tools to make your sex life deeper
Whether you’re taking time for yourself to wind down and relax or to massage the stress out, your mental health benefits from self care just as much as your physical health. And we all know they’re equally important – especially if you’re sexually active. Sexual self care is vital, end of story. Yes, regular doctor visits are important, but are they enough when it comes to your sexual health? Getting to know yourself sexually is not only a lifelong journey,

Women vow to leave Twitter on Friday the 13th over Rose McGowan’s suspension

Women vow to leave Twitter on Friday the 13th over Rose McGowan’s suspension
Actress Rose McGowan was temporarily suspended from Twitter for 12 hours on Wednesday night, forcing her to only use DMs until she deleted a tweet that allegedly violated the service’s rules. In response, women across Twitter are pledging to boycott the site on Friday, saying the platform punishes women for speaking out about harassment but does not punish the harassers themselves. McGowan has been very vocal about the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, especially since the allegations against Harvey

James Corden apologizes for tasteless Harvey Weinstein joke

James Corden apologizes for tasteless Harvey Weinstein joke
has for the joke he made over the weekend, after much of the internet . “If you don’t like that joke, you should probably leave now,” Corden said before making a joke Weinstein being in hot water and how “women who watched him take a bath” know how bad that is.  Jimmy Kimmel in his own defense that it broke right before his last show of the week then —while had to after the allegations came to light. Seth MeyersSamantha

The 5 Most Iconic Moments From The Meadows 2017

The 5 Most Iconic Moments From The Meadows 2017
The Betches are two for two in attending The Meadows Music & Arts Festival, and like I told you, if you missed this year's festival you missed a lot of iconic moments. I'll skip the lofty introductions here and just get into the FOMO.  4. Jay-Z I'll be honest, when I knew Jay-Z was headlining the first night I was like "meh, Jay-Z will probably play only and I haven't even gotten around to listening to it yet so I'll

5 Easy Halloween Makeup Looks You Don’t Have To Be A Beauty Blogger To Pull Off

5 Easy Halloween Makeup Looks You Don’t Have To Be A Beauty Blogger To Pull Off
Prepping for Halloween can be very stressful and tedious, which is probably why we avoid allParty City's and Spirits until like, October 30th. Not only do we have to plan the perfect slutty costume and carefully map out which bars we’re hitting up, but we also have to take our Halloween makeup into consideration. Do we really want to watch YouTube tutorials until the end of time on how to apply fake lashes? No. And do we actually want to risk

How one actor turned her brush with street harassment into a raucous, emotional concert.

How one actor turned her brush with street harassment into a raucous, emotional concert.
Three years ago, Diana Oh was followed down the street and viciously catcalled by a group of men in an SUV. In the wake of that incident, the New York City-based actor and musician sat down in Times Square in her lingerie in front of a stack of paper bags arranged on a soapbox. One bag read, "The world bends over backward to make excuses for male violence." She stood there, silent, for hours, as passersby stared, applauded, jeered,

A BBQ rig appeared outside a wildfire shelter. A famous chef was cooking inside.

A BBQ rig appeared outside a wildfire shelter. A famous chef was cooking inside.
Turns out, Guy Fieri is a pretty righteous neighbor. Even in the worst of times. Well that question was answered - @GuyFieri is in #SantaRosa w/@CBS crew & mobile BBQ at Vets building #SonomaFires (pic @biteclubeats) pic.twitter.com/pnr8U5GGi1— Sarah Stierch (@Sarah_Stierch) October 12, 2017 On Oct. 12, the "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" host set up a mobile kitchen outside Veterans Memorial Building in Santa Rosa, California, to help feed thousands fleeing deadly wildfires. "This is the least we can do.

7 Selena Gomez & The Weeknd Costumes That’ll Make You The Cutest Couple On Halloween

7 Selena Gomez & The Weeknd Costumes That’ll Make You The Cutest Couple On Halloween
The Halloween season is finally here, and you know what that means. We can all dress like our favorite characters and pretend to be them for one night! That's why a Selena Gomez and The Weeknd couples costume would be truly epic. It'll be a star-studded night for you and all of your friends. Luckily, the world blessed us this year with the greatest new couple on earth: Selena Gomez and The Weeknd. Although the Weeknd chopped his famous, thick