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    Alanna Bennett — Weekend Editor

    Alanna is a pop culture writer who works as the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, an entertainment writer for Bustle, and a freelancer for everywhere. She has a lot of opinions about Harry Potter and will 100% bully you into watching the shows that she loves. Don't worry, it's a sign of friendship.

  1. Samuel L. Jackson Challenged Celebs to Confront Racialized Police Violence

    Calling it out.

    Mr. Samuel L. Jackson took to Facebook today to express that he would like all the celebrities out there who participated in the Ice Bucket challenge to sing "We Ain't Gonna Stop 'Til People Are Free," a song inspired by the killing of Eric Garner.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Phyllis Latour Doyle, A Real Life Agent Carter

    IRL BAMF

    Phillys Latour Doyle parachuted into Normandy, where she "posed as a poor French girl, riding her bicycle across the countryside to sell soap to German soldiers in order to give away their positions to the Allies." She did some literal avenging. She's a badass. (via Moviepilot)

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  3. Michael Keaton On His Lack Of Batman Envy: “I’m Batman”

    "I’m Batman. I’m very secure in that."

    When he was asked about the impending reign of Batfleck, former Batman Christian Bale revealedhe initially harbored some intense FOMO Ben Affleck was taking over the role. He wished Affleck the best, but he also "stared into nothing for half an hour" in mourning. Michael Keaton, however, is not mourning. As he puts it: "I'm Batman."

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  4. Witch President Is the Best New Show That Doesn’t Actually Exist

    Starring Julianna Margulies

    Every once in a while a twitter account comes along that fills some hole in your soul you might not even have realized existed. This weekend that account is @WitchPresident.

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  5. Dammit, America: Exodus Topped the Box Office This Weekend Despite Awfulness

    :/

    This weekend Exodus: Gods and Kings topped the box office. It overcame The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. Perhaps most disconcerting of all is that according to Variety it "played particularly well to hispanic and African-American moviegoers," despite the movie's infamous whitewashing.

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  6. Saturday Night Live Takes On Diversity In Tech, A Hobbit Version Of The Office

    Multiple things of interest!

    Sherlock and Hobbit star Martin Freeman hosted Saturday Night Live last night, so is it any wonder there was a small treasure trove of wonders oriented towards things we hold close to our hearts?

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  7. Show and Tellblazer – Constantine: “The Saint of Last Resorts”

    Part un.

    Constantine served up a holiday season cliffhanger Friday night. A lot rides on it, in terms of the show's future. How'd you take it?

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Johnny Bravo Is the Mockingjay

    Conspiracy?!

    Here, let the Internet tweak the way you look at this symbol of movie-protest: Apparently the Mockingjay pin from The Hunger Games looks a heck of a lot like Johnny Bravo holding an arrow. I would like to request that people send me any crossover fan fictions that have happened in relation to this.

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  9. Shonda Rhimes Gave A Great Speech On Women In Hollywood & the Glass Ceiling

    Shonda 5ever.

    If there is any reigning monarch of network television right now it is surely Shonda Rhimes. Between Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, and How to Get Away With Murder taking over Thursday night television, she's doing pretty OK. She's a groundbreaker in genre conventions, character writing, and representation. She's also a woman and a person of color, so you better believe when she applies those writing skills to a speech about the glass ceiling it's a thing worth paying attention to.

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  10. The Project For Awesome Is Happening This Weekend & It’s Got A $1 Million Charitable Goal

    The suspense!

    This time around the Project for Awesome has its loftiest goal yet: They're trying to raise a million dollars.

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