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Ellen Will Finally End Her Talk Show

The host said after 19 seasons and dismal ratings that she is finally calling it quits

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After 19 seasons, an explosive workplace scandal, and a loss of over a million viewers, Ellen announced today that she's finally calling it quits with her talk show.

With more than 3,000 episodes in the can, Ellen told the Hollywood Reporter that the show will end after the 2021/2022 season. "When you're a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, It's just not a challenge anymore," Ellen told THR on Wednesday.

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The 7 Weirdest Moments from Elon Musk Hosting "SNL"

It wasn't as bad as we were expecting...but it was still bad.

On Saturday, Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live, and it honestly could have gone a lot worse.

He was a controversial choice for host, but unlike a lot of guests who should have more important things to be doing, Musk was actually in most of the sketches and played a variety of characters, from a murderous Pennsylvanian priest to a horny Icelandic producer.

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Can Laugh Tracks Make Anything Funny? A "Gutfeld!" Experiment

The new Fox News late night show strains the limits of what can be considered humor.

Last week Fox News introduced their latest attempt at late-night comedy: Gutfeld!

Previous forays into the genre have included the short-lived, criticially panned The 1/2 Hour News Hour — the network's response to The Daily Show — and Gutfeld's own show Red Eye, which aired in a 3:00 AM time slot, and The Greg Gutfeld Show, which ran on Saturday night's at 10:00 from 2015 until just a few weeks before the Gutfeld! premiere. But in a new weeknight spot at 11:00, Greg Gutfeld of The Five is officially up against the traditional late-night hosts like Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon.

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Before Its Time: Jessica Alba and Jensen Ackles in James Cameron's "Dark Angel"

Once upon a time in 2000, "Transgenics" (genetically enhanced humans) were violently attacked by the public, stripped of rights by the government, and shamed into hiding in plain sight. Sound familiar?

Back in 2000, Jessica Alba, Jensen Ackles, and Michael Weatherly starred in a James Cameron-helmed TV series about a dystopian cyberpunk future.

Yes, you heard that right. Chuck D of Public Enemy even composed the theme song with the group's producer, Gary G-Wiz, and Cameron later praised the production as "the best experience [he] had working with other writers." And yet, few people have ever heard of the series, so what happened?

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The 8 Strangest Anime Ever Made

Want to get into some weird anime? Here is your guide.

While anime has maintained a very important place in popular culture, it can remain challenging to convince the uninitiated to give the art form a chance.

It goes without saying that to truly enjoy some of the best anime requires a certain suspension of disbelief, but the experience is so rewarding for those who can let go of real-world details.

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Fetishizing Autism: Representation in Hollywood

Hollywood can't tell authentic stories about autism until autistic voices are allowed to tell those stories themselves.

Autism isn't a superpower, but good luck telling that to Hollywood.

For people who fall on the spectrum, autism tends to be a complicated aspect of identity. Autistic experiences differ in just as many ways as the experiences of any other diverse group, and individuals with autism are precisely that—individuals. In movies and television, however, autistic people are depicted in shorthand.

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