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Stop Acting Like You Know What Happened Between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

We don't know these people, and the more we forget about them, the happier we'll all be.


It seems like every day there's a new headline emerging from the fallout of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's disastrous marriage.

More than four years after Heard filed for divorce, entertainment "news" outlets with names like PopCulture and PopSugar and PopCrush (and maybe some other sites I can't think of at the moment) continue to pore over every court transcript and deposition in various unfolding legal cases, like vultures picking the last shreds of rotten flesh from a long-dead carcass.

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Elliot Page at the 2022 LACMA ART+FILM GALA Presented By Gucci held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, USA on November 5, 2022.

In a history-breaking move, Elliot Page has appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine.

The actor, known for Netflix's Umbrella Academy and the hit film Juno, used his interview to share some of his story and to speak out for trans rights.

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Do Harry Potter TV Rumors Contain Hidden Depths?

Are the rumors being denied by HBO and Warner Bros. executives actually strategic leaks?

The internet was abuzz Monday morning with rumors that Warner Bros. was in talks with HBO Max to develop a Harry Potter series for the streaming service.

With an incredibly expensive Lord of the Rings show in development with Amazon and HBO already working on their Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon already in the works, it's not a stretch to imagine that Harry Potter would have its own contender in the field. Maybe it will adapt the prequel story that fan's developed — following James and Lily Potter's courtship, along with the tormenting of young Severus Snape?

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It's Harry Potter's 40th Birthday and J.K. Rowling Still Sucks

We can celebrate the Boy Who Lived while still advocating for transgender rights.

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Today, July 31, 2020, is Harry Potter's 40th birthday.

Harry Potter might be one of the most successful franchises of all time, but Harry's birthday this year comes coded with some recent statements made by J.K. Rowling. The author's xenophobic tweets have made her, arguably, one of the most powerful TERFsor trans-exclusionary radical feminists—in pop culture today.

Rowling has been known to make some unusual remarks before—remember that time she said Dumbledore was gay, despite having never depicted his sexuality in the books?—but her TERF shenanigans are by far her most infuriating. Last December, Rowling received a wave of backlash after tweeting in support of Maya Forstater, an English woman who lost her job after posting a series of tweets questioning government plans to let people declare their own gender.

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Why "Percy Jackson" Is Better than "Harry Potter"

If you only know Percy Jackson from the mediocre movies, you're missing out.

Percy Jackson, Rick Riordan

Recently it was announced that a new live-action series based on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & the Olympianswill soon be coming to Disney+.

For people born after 1997, this is a big deal, but some older folks don't quite get the hype. For those who didn't grow up with the books, Percy Jackson largely refers to two mediocre movies that came out in the early 2010s.

But the series has a lot more to offer than those movies would suggest. So if you need a quick rundown of why this new show is worth getting excited for, you should consider the possibility that Percy Jackson might actually be better than Harry Potter...

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Why We Shouldn’t Cancel Cancel Culture: We Need Transformative Justice

To cancel cancel culture—and to write off the impulses that motivate it—would be to miss a valuable chance to learn.

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Kanye West is canceled.

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