The Daily Beast’s Obsessed
‘Documentary Now!’ Has No Business Being This Good
UP, UP, AND FAR, FAR AWAY
‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Is the New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy
From ‘Empire Strikes Back’ homages to ‘Jedi’ cautionary lessons and a timeless coming-of-age tale, director Dean DeBlois takes us inside the animated trilogy’s secrets to success.
GOING FOR THE GOLD
Can the Broken, Boring Oscars Ever Be Fixed?
Marlow Stern and Kevin Fallon break down why this year’s Oscars is a disaster waiting to happen, and what the Academy can do to improve the ceremony.
Lawsuit: Top Sports Agent Ordered Staffer to Shave His Back
A one-time big earner at CAA Sports allegedly threw a chair at a female employee and forced her to sleep in the same bed as him. Then the humiliation got worse, a lawsuit claims.
BRAND IS STRONG
AOC Fires Back at ‘Weak’ Twitter Trolls on ‘Desus & Mero’
The newest late-night hosts also got Rep. Rashida Tlaib to open up about her ‘impeach the motherf*cker’ controversy.
Trevor Noah Rips Jussie Smollett’s ‘Fake Hate Crime’ Fail
‘This is such a petty reason to pull off such a major crime,’ the ‘Daily Show’ host said.
Colbert Slams Trump’s ‘Silence’ on Coast Guard Terrorist
The ‘Late Show’ host said it ‘makes sense’ since Christopher Hasson ‘only wants to kill everyone on Earth—it’s not like he’s hosting SNL.’
‘OWNING THE LIBS’
The Right’s Empty Rage Against Jussie Smollett
In the Trump era culture wars, everything is viewed within the prism of a win or loss for the left or right, writes Adam Howard.