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John Oliver's legal tussle with a man he once called a "geriatric Dr. Evil" is over and the HBO late night host has every reason to be happy.
West Virginia judge Jeffrey Cramer has dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed against Oliver by Robert Murray, the coal baron behind Murray Energy Corp.
Murray, along with his company, had sued HBO in June over a Last Week Tonight with John Oliver segment which focused on American coal mining, and took a particularly close look at Murray's role within that industry.
The (rather hilarious) lawsuit did not come as a surprise to HBO. In that same segment, Oliver revealed that Murray had already sent him a cease-and-desist just for investigating. "I know you are probably going to sue me, but you know what, I stand by everything I said," he said, addressing Murray through his show. Read more...More about Tv, Lawsuit, John Oliver, Last Week Tonight, and Robert Murray
You know Will Smith is rather good at Instagram, but you might not know he's doing the vlog thing now.
In his latest video, which covers his recent fun-looking trip to Australia, Smith reviews the Australian meat pie (1:10 in the video) — a national icon and a source of criticism when Americans don't eat it correctly.
Fortunately, Smith eats the Four 'N Twenty pie properly with some guidance (with your hands, always) and seems to be a fan, but wonders why Aussies always scald their mouths while eating it.
"It's really, really good. But why don't y'all wait until it gets cool?" Smith asks. Read more...More about Australia, Celebrities, Food, Will Smith, and Meat Pies
Recorded in Los Angeles in 1957, the jazz legend’s classic album—the first to use the now-standard saxophone-bass-drums trio—looks like a novelty and sounds like transcendence.
Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg teams up with the duo Cross Record on a slowcore-influenced album enlivened by a surprising musical chemistry.
In the 1980s, Nelson Sullivan was ubiquitous in the downtown NYC art and club scene, documenting his community and culture on his handheld video camera.