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This Week in 2007
This Week in 2007

How 2007 Became a Meme

It was the year Britney Spears shaved her head, Paris Hilton went to jail, Lindsay Lohan crashed a car, and George W. Bush drove the world economy into a proverbial tree. And now the stars' (and America's) survival has become the internet's symbol of...
Mitchell Sunderland
1.31.17
tv
tv

Rejected Show Concepts by the Creators of 'The Young Pope'

From hot babies to talking cigarettes, we imagine the ideas writers vetoed before settling on "The Young Pope."
Monica Heisey
1.9.17
mental health
mental health

Behind the Mental Health Law That Kept Kanye West in the Hospital

Yeezy left the hospital earlier this week after being held on a 5150 psychiatric hold. His hospitalization follows a long line of female stars, like Britney Spears and Amanda Bynes, who have been held under the complicated California law.
Emalie Marthe
12.1.16
Culture
Culture

Behind the Scenes of 'Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner'

In the midst of this week’s political apocalypse, VH1 premiered "Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party." The series’ creator, SallyAnn Salsano, reveals how she hopes the show will unite America.
Mitchell Sunderland
11.12.16
PROFILES
PROFILES

Surviving Dre: The Woman Behind a New Movie About Dr Dre's Alleged Abuse

In her new Lifetime film, R&B singer Michel’le alleges that her exes, Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, physically abused her. Dre has threatened to sue the producers of the movie, but Michel’le is refusing to back down.
Mitchell Sunderland
10.15.16
Halloween
Halloween

The Celebrities Who Have Been Allegedly Haunted by Ghosts

Celebrities: they're just like us! They have sex with ghosts and claim to be stalked by fell demons.
Emalie Marthe
10.8.16
Culture
Culture

‘OITNB’ Creator on How Pop Culture Can Change the Criminal Justice System

At a recent talk in Brooklyn, best-selling author of "Orange Is the New Black" Piper Kerman speaks out on "how journalism and pop culture combine to create an environment where a policy change is possible, or desirable."
Anna Furman
9.26.16
style
style

What to Expect from Whoopi Goldberg's New Reality Show About Trans Models

Audiences know Whoopi Goldberg for "The View," and singing while dressed as a nun. This week, she adds executive producer of a reality show about trans models to her resume.
Mitchell Sunderland
9.24.16
Interviews
Interviews

The Story Behind the Iconic Casting of 'The First Wives Club'

In honor of the film’s 20th anniversary, casting director Ilene Starger talks about how Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton were chosen for one of the most famous films of their careers.
Mitchell Sunderland
9.18.16
Features
Features

'They Wished I Was Dead': How 'The Blair Witch Project' Still Haunts Its Cast

Starring in "The Blair Witch Project" sounds like a career highlight. The low-budget indie grossed $248 million and spawned a franchise that reboots this week. In an oral history, key players from the film share how "Blair Witch" affected them.
Emalie Marthe
9.14.16
Interviews
Interviews

Kim Zolciak Still Has No Patience for People Who Are Tardy for the Party

The star of "Don't Be Tardy," and former Real Housewife of Atlanta, opens up about her stroke, the demands of being a reality star and mother, and what it was like being the only white woman on "Real Housewives of Atlanta."
Mitchell Sunderland
9.3.16
CELEBRITIES
CELEBRITIES

Why the Hell Does Taylor Swift Have to Go to Jury Duty?

On the heels of the VMAs, Taylor Swift was spotted reporting for jury duty. Apparently, famous people have a civic duty as well, even if that encourages many more courthouse selfies than usual.
Candace Bryan
8.29.16