Raiders CB Gareon Conley’s Rape Accuser Files Lawsuit

The woman who claims Gareon Conley raped her at a Cleveland hotel last year has filed a lawsuit against the Raiders player … claiming she was mentally and physically hurt during the alleged incident. FYI, Conley — 22 years old — was…



Hulu to adapt Bret Easton Ellis’ Less Than Zero as TV series

Bret Easton Ellis has seen some magnificent adaptations of his work, including American Psycho and The Rules of Attraction. He’s also seen some less-than-stellar ones, such as 1987’s defanged Andrew McCarthy-starring Less Than Zero. Well, it looks like Ellis’ literary debut is getting another shot, as Hulu has announced it plans to develop the book into a TV series.

Set in LA, Ellis’ novel swirls around themes of privilege, addiction, and nihilism in its story of a college freshman who returns home to California for Christmas. Craig Wright will serve as writer and executive producer on the potential series, which makes sense considering Wright previously chronicled the lives of rich, awful white people with his ABC series Dirty Sexy Money. 

Ellis himself will also executive produce with Wright for Fox 21 Television Studios.

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The Smiths’ Mike Joyce forced to defend Morrissey in awkward interview: Watch

Last week, Morrissey sat down for an interview with his own website. The Smiths frontman decided to pass on other media outlets fearing his comments would be “misquoted” or taken out of context, as he’s alleged was the case in past interviews. Turns out it wasn’t the “misquoting” that was the problem for Morrissey — it’s his actual opinions that are highly problematic.

His latest interview was filled with troubling comments, some ranging from bigoted to downright racist. He claimed Hitler was Left Wing, nearly equated kosher and halal slaughterhouses with terrorists, and managed to mock London’s mayor, Sadiq, Khan, his for non-English accent.

It’s difficult to justify or defend such comments straight out of Morrissey’s mouth, but that’s what Mike Joyce, former drummer for The Smiths, has attempted to do in an awkward new interview on the weekly program Sam Delaney’s News Thing.

When asked about Morrissey’s racist views, Joyce claimed to have “never seen him have any kind of racism towards anyone ever.” He also attributed Morrissey’s controversial comments to the singer’s personality — “being outspoken” and always looking to bring “out the debates.” (He said Morrissey convinced him to be a vegetarian around the band’s Meat is Murder era.)

Joyce said he hasn’t spoken to Morrissey in “quite some time,” and that it’s possible his views have taken a turn for the worse since then, but he also suggests the media hasn’t treated him fairly by twisting and lifting his words out of context. “You’ll have to ask him [if he’s racist], not me,” Joyce often deflected, in attempt to stay neutral.

It’s at this point that host Sam Delaney brought out a game called “Is Morrissey Racist?”, which involved identifying racist Morrissey quotes. Joyce cringe-laughed at many of the quotes read aloud yet still managed to correctly attribute them to Morrissey. In one instance, he incorrectly attributed a racist quote to Moz when it was in fact said by racist British politician Nigel Farage (well, now we know how you really feel about your former band mate, Mike).

Watch the entire segment below.

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Well, here’s John Travolta as a stalker in Fred Durst’s new film

Now, we know y’all be lovin’ this shit right here: erstwhile Limp Bizkit frontman, onetime WWE video game bonus character, and periodic filmmaker Fred Durst has started work on his third feature, the upcoming action thriller Moose. In it, John Travolta steps into the shoes of an obsessive stalker, who fixates on an action star (Devon Sawa) and ultimately begins to tear the actor’s life apart. Presumably, Sawa will be dragged into Travolta’s world of he-said she-said bullshit, left highly likely to be leaving with a fat lip.

In getting into the headspace of a man who demands his way or the highway in all aspects of life, Travolta has severely dressed down for the role, adopting a Hawaiian shirt and one of recent cinema’s more thoroughly inexplicable hairpieces.

It’s unclear when Moose will see release, as Durst currently has the film in production. But as he affirmed in song some time ago, we can expect that he’ll keep the cameras rollin’ until principal photography is concluded.

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Double Dare revival coming to Nickelodeon this summer

The messiest game show in history is back. Nickelodeon today announced that a revival of its hit game show Double Dare is set to air this summer.

40 new episodes of the series will pit teams of kids against each other in trivia contests and physical challenges, including the show’s iconic obstacle course. Original host Marc Summers is not expected to be part of the reboot, though there’s no word on co-host Robin Marella or announcer John Harvey. However, EW notes there may be some returning contestants. Oh, and of course you can expect plenty of green slime.

Double Dare initially aired on Nick from 1986 to 1993, with a one-year detour on Fox during its 1988 season. In 2000, a revival entitled Double Dare 2000 and hosted by Jason Harris aired for 67 episodes. In 2016, a commemorative special aired during Nick at Nite, featuring Summers once again hosting as cast members from All That competed in challenges.

Below, watch a trailer for the new reboot. On your mark! Get set! Go!

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