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Things We Saw Today: Please Don’t Watch the New Fifty Shades Freed Trailer

I promise I'm not trying to pull any kind of reverse psychology. You have better things to do with your precious time. Please do not watch the new trailer for the latest movie adapted from E.L. James' awful serial-numbers-filed-off Twilight fanfiction about people in an abusive relationship passed off as the height of romance.

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How Leslie Jones and Sasheer Zamata Showed There’s Room for Variety Among Black Women on SNL

And different types of comedy in general.

Former SNL member Sasheer Zamata talks about starting her own improv group in college and how constricted views of blackness affected her time on SNL.

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Paul Feig Shares What He’s Learned About Women Through Ghostbusters Experience, Which Includes Nothing About Race

But Harambe photos, tho!

As director of the "controversial" (controversial if you have trouble believing women can do things) Ghostbusters reboot, Paul Feig has had a very interesting and not entirely pleasant 2016. In a recent short essay, Feig shares what he's learned about "being a woman." Notably missing are any insights he may have gained about the specific challenges of being a black woman, a la Leslie Jones.

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Paul Feig Still Wants a Ghostbusters Sequel, and There May Yet Be Hope

WAIT. Stop hanging those colorful lights. Step away from the snowflake patterns. We have a last-minute entry into the season of ghosts and ghouls: Paul Feig is still holding out hope for a Ghostbusters sequel, and we'd love to see that happen.

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Things We Saw Today: Watch The Full Hamilton Documentary on PBS

Have you watched the Hamilton documentary yet? If not, PBS has made the whole thing available online (provided you're not limited by your region, in which case I fully apologize). If you do manage to watch, I dare you not to cry while watching the footage of POTUS watching Christopher Jackson sing "One Last Time", a parting song from President Washington to the American people.

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Leslie Jones Finds Her Hacker in SNL Mr. Robot Spoof

"Is there a Mrs. Robot?"

The recent Saturday Night Live premiere included a Mr. Robot parody in which Leslie Jones recruits Pete Davidson as Elliot Alderson to help her hunt down her hacker.

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SNL‘s Presidential Debate Doesn’t Stretch Far From the Real Thing

You have to admit that the jokes kind of wrote themselves.

Last night's episode--which was hosted by actress Margot Robbie--also marked the first appearance of SNL's three newcomers: Mikey Day, Alex Moffat and Melissa Villaseñor.

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Watching Leslie Jones Discover Black Panther, A.K.A. “Cat Dude,” Will Change Your Life

"My head...is fucking...literally...exploding at this moment."

Here's the thing we geeks need to remember, both about the muggle/mundane/normies out there and about each other. For everything you think "everyone knows about," there are countless people who've never heard of that before. That thing you love that you assume is fundamental to our pop culture fabric is someone else's new experience. Case in point: Leslie Jones learning about Black Panther.

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Things We Saw Today: Tom Holland Visits Sick Children Dressed as Spider-Man

Melts a heart any size.

Following in the footsteps of other Marvel heroes, Tom Holland, AKA Spider-Man in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, paid a heartwarming visit to some sick kids in costume. He met the children at Seacrest Studios thanks to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and he talked a bit about his costume(s) and what it means to be Spider-Man in a quick interview.

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FBI is Reportedly Investigating the Leslie Jones Hack, Which Still Reeks of Racism and Sexism

#StopDisrespectingBlackWomen2016

By now, you’ve heard the awful story of how hackers infiltrated Leslie Jones’ website to post her nude photos as well as pictures of her private documents. Now, it looks like the FBI is investigating the situation.

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Leslie Jones’ Website Hacked and Personal Info and Nude Photos Revealed, Because Racism and Sexism Still Exist

Because it wasn't enough for people to fling racist and sexist tweets at Leslie Jones via Twitter as Ghostbusters opened. Now, someone has managed to not only hack her website, but they've obtained personal information and private photos, flooding the site with them. What the hell is wrong with you, Internet? Oh, racism and sexism. Right. That's what's wrong with you.

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Leslie Jones Tweets #LOVE4GABBYUSA In Support of Olympian Gabby Douglas

The hashtag that Jones started, #LOVE4GABBYUSA, takes inspiration from the hashtag #LoveForLeslieJ, which began trending in support of the actress.

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Leslie Jones is Giving Us The Olympics Coverage We Need From Rio

If this isn't proof that dreams do come true, I don't know what is. Actress and comedian Leslie Jones has finally taken her couchside Olympics commentary to the Games themselves in Rio, and she's continuing her thoroughly entertaining coverage of events from her Snapchat and Twitter accounts.

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Things We Saw Today: Star Wars and Star Trek Finally Hash It Out In Epic Fanmade Supercut

If you ever wanted to see the U.S.S. Enterprise take on the Death Star, here’s your chance. Screen Rant uploaded a supercut of the Star Trek crew battling it out with the gang from Star Wars, and it’s pretty mind-blowing.

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Things We Saw Today: Adorable “8-9 Year Old” Fan Shows Ghostbusters‘ Leslie Jones Some Love

Ladies, gentlemen, and gender non-conforming folks, welcome to The Most Adorable Fan Letter Ever.

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Online Bullying: John Boyega Expects More out of Twitter and Instagram

Boyega was one of three judges at the Imagine Cup, a global competition where young people create new software and devices for prizes in games, innovation, and global citizenship.

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NBC Just Invited Leslie Jones To Rio For Her Epic Olympic Live-Tweeting

Give Leslie all the commentator jobs.

The actress and comedian began posting to her Twitter account as soon as she had the opportunity to watch the opening ceremony--and ever since then, following her Twitter feed is providing us with hilarious first-hand commentary on several of the first Olympic events, including the men's cycling road race, men's gymnastics, swimming and women's beach volleyball.

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Yes, The New Ghostbusters Is Political

I mean, everything is political. But you knew that.

A lot of the early criticism of Ghostbusters has revolved around whether or not it's funny and whether it's not it's feminist and whether or not one of those things is somehow related to the other. I don't know about all of you, but I'm exhausted.

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“It’s so Gross and Mean and Unnecessary,” Leslie Jones Talks About Twitter Harassment

Leslie Jones has had a tough week consisting of her receiving a large amount heinously racist and sexist harassment online, the eventual banning of accounts guilty of abuse on Twitter, and her triumphant return to the platform. Jones spoke to Seth Meyers about the experience, reminding us how amazing she is as well as how important it is for platforms like Twitter to handle online abuse.

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Things We Saw Today: Leslie Jones Is Back On Twitter

After much Twitter turmoil and three days of silence, Ghostbusters' Leslie Jones has returned to the social media platform with the above tweet. We knew she couldn't stay away, and we're glad she's back!

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