We can’t stop thinking about A Star is Born—2018's remake of the 1976 remake of the 1954 remake of the 1937 film (itself conspicuously similar to a 1932 film), but fortunately, there’s a lot to explore.
When Kid Nation premiered on CBS in September 2007, it was quick to attract comparisons to Lord of the Flies, William Golding’s dystopic novel about a “society” of boys plane-wrecked on a desert island (these days, The Hunger Games would probably be a more current analogy). In rounding up the reviews, Jezebel…
From the campy Glee to the Emmy-sweeping American Crime Story, Ryan Murphy knows how to give us exactly what—and who—we want. Now that he’s signed a multi-year, multi-hundred million dollar deal with Netflix, it’s clear we’ll be watching Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Connie Briton, Jessica Lange, and the rest of the…
When Crazy Rich Asians debuted to almost unanimous praise, media outlets and critics heralded its arrival as the first step in a resurgence of Asian American stories being told on the big screen in a way that felt significant. The timing of Netflix’s sweet, glossy YA romcom To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was…
Reality TV is gross in many ways, but perhaps the most underrated subgenre is the gross-out series—shows about plastic surgery, medical emergencies, and other bodily horrors that pass, for the most part, as entertainment.
This week, we step back from our usual jokes, laughter, and gentle but well-meaning judgment about celebrities, their foibles, and the curious choices in romantic partners to focus on something a little more serious.
An upcoming J. Lo film revolving around mistaken identity. A movie starring Drew Barrymore, also revolving around mistaken identity. A romantic comedy starring a woman with the surname Roberts. Either we’ve been transported to the year 2000, or the romcom is back. Again.
Love is in the air. But not just any kind of love—it’s the kind of love that is so deep, so all-consuming, so desperate for validation that it can only propel itself to greater and gaudier displays of affection, louder and clearer declarations of itself, until it reaches its logical conclusion: the quickie celebrity…
Another year, another group of disappointing It Girls. Nothing has lived up to the golden era of 2000s celebrity gossip, the wild triumvirate of Paris, Lindsay, and Britney. So why not just relive it?
On this very spiritual episode of DirtCast, Madeleine Davies and Megan Reynolds get the behind-the-scenes dirt on Gizmodo’s crazy new podcast The Gateway, with host Jennings Brown and producer Jessica Glazer.
Ever since Bravo created The It Factor in 2002, the network has been churning out reality shows like they’re practically free to make (because they are). While many of these shows have made their stars into household names—in all the households that matter, at least—others have drifted into obscurity, seemingly…
Picture the best and most beautiful summer’s day: A slight breeze, medium humidity, the sun shining on only part of your face as you sit half-in, half-out of the shade. Perhaps there’s a popsicle in your hand, or maybe an iced beverage. A car blows past you on the street, its windows wide open. What song do you hear?
Meghan Markle has already stepped into her role as the Duchess of Sussex with the ease, grace, and dignity befitting a Suits star, but we at Dirtcast are not quite ready to let these beautiful, British nuptials go into that good night.
With this year’s Met Gala, in all its heretical glory, solidly in our rearview, we—your humble DirtCast hosts—decided to take a closer look at this curious cultural institution and its role in the celebrity ecosystem.
Like with any age demographic, it’s hard to characterize teens with one blanket description. Some are smart and some are dumb. Some are polite and some gather in groups and heckle you (okay, me) on the subway. There are those, like the Parkland teenagers, who are informed and brave activists and then there are others…
Horror movies—schlocky, gory, full of jump scares, and shrieking violins—are rarely “good” by critical standards. But now that Get Out’s Jordan Peele won an Oscar, and Jim Halpert’s The Quiet Place is set to spend another week at the top of the box office charts, it is time to take a closer look at the genre.
In 2017, podcasters Jaye Hunt and Robert Ackerman of “One More Thing” posted a Facebook Live video presenting a slideshow they’d made to elucidate a theory of their own creation: that Lea Michele, the star of Glee, can neither read nor write.
This week’s very special episode of Dirtcast comes via listener request!
It is difficult to remember a time before home renovation shows dominated the airwaves, but stretch the limts of your memory all the way back to the early 2000s, when a little show called Trading Spaces made its debut.
BenDeLaCreme’s charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent shines as bright as the top of the Chrysler Building. So naturally, we had to sit her down for a chat.