Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Conan O'Brien announces Comic-Con programming for his "ConanCon" Instagram channel
Conan has partnered with DirecTV Now for behind-the-scenes coverage that includes a nightly Comic-Con recap show.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 6:21AM EDT
SNL's Cecily strong spoofed viral "Permit Patty" video
Strong posted an Instagram video of her impression of the white San Francisco woman who was filmed calling police on an 8-year-old black girl selling bottled water.
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 6:07PM EDT
Instagram launches "IGTV" for long-form videos
The social media has kicked off its "YouTube era" as a new home for hour-long videos -- could original TV shows be next?
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 2:14PM EDT
Why isn't The Bachelorette allowed to check out her contestants' social media profiles?
"If social media stalking is a normal part of dating in 2018, why shouldn’t it be allowed on the show?" asks Alyssa Bereznak in the wake of the Instagram controversy involving frontrunner Garrett Yrigoyen. She adds: "In any normal real-world scenario, this situation would’ve fixed itself. Elated after a nice first encounter with a handsome, eligible rando, Becca would’ve gone home and immediately Googled Yrigoyen, like any respectable millennial who has grown up stalking her crushes online." ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel picks Garrett to win The Bachelorette.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 6:12AM EDT
Suits' Patrick J. Adams apologizes after posting a photo of a woman he accused of body-shaming him and his wife
Adams was at a London airport with wife/Pretty Little Liars alum Troian Bellisario, waiting to catch a flight home from co-star Meghan Markle's wedding, when he said a woman "did some casual body shaming of my wife and I." He posted a photo of the woman, but later took it down after he was accused of bullying.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Why doesn't anybody on Westworld use Instagram?
"I know you're going to say that park guests have to turn over their devices upon entrance, and based on what we saw back in season one, that seems to be true," says Eliza Thompson. Yet she adds: "If people are willing to sign up for a Delos-provided experience that almost certainly involves some sort of waiver, these future humans have likely only gotten more comfortable with the gradual erosion of their privacy, which means they probably haven't kicked their social media addictions, either. If people are still using social media, then at least a few of these park-going oligarchs are doin' it for the 'gram. And as everyone who's ever snuck a phone into a concert where the artist has asked for no photos knows, where there's a will to Instagram, there's a way." ALSO: Shannon Woodward says Westworld fans keep "mansplaining" the show to her.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 11:28PM EDT
How SpongeBob SquarePants became TV's most "meme-able" show
Why didn't other Nickelodeon classic shows become classic memes? "I’d venture to say that SpongeBob is better greased to circulate widely because of its spectacular realism," says Lauren Michele Jackson, adding: "Watching SpongeBob now... I see how the sea-dwelling characters play back adulthood with all the damning comedy it deserves. Life is endlessly mundane, if you’re lucky, and ideally endured with a sense of humor. That type of humor is the lifeblood of so many jokes propagated online, so it makes sense that the internet would latch onto a show that embraces this sensibility. It’s still not quite nostalgia — teens, who weren’t yet born or verbal when the show was at its peak, love the memes. But if it’s memory in part that makes SpongeBob a worthy candidate for memes, it’s the show’s PG appreciation for life’s hilarious humorlessness that makes it adaptable to any and every situation."
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Game of Thrones actor deletes an Instagram post that might've been a spoiler
Wilf Scolding, who played Rhaegar Targaryen, fueled speculation simply by posting a picture in front of a hotel.
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 11:02PM EDT
Is Busy Philipps' getting an E! late-night talk show thanks to her Instagram Stories?
A month ago, New York Magazine described the new host of Busy Work host as "Instagram's favorite storyteller." Philipps has been posting interesting conversational videos about her charmed and wacky L.A. lifestyle to Instagram Stories.
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 2:02PM EDT
Jersey Shore's Ronnie Ortiz-Magro gets into a physical altercation with his girlfriend on livestream
The MTV star and his now-ex-girlfriend Jen Harley were seen and heard fighting Monday on an Instagram Live video.
Posted Thursday 4/19/18 at 6:51PM EDT
Did Prince Harry once wear a Golden Girls sweatshirt?
An October 2016 image from Meghan Markle's since-deleted Instagram account appears to show Prince Harry wearing a "Dorothy on the Streets. Blanche in the Sheets" sweatshirt. The Suits star was dating her now-fiance at the time.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 11:33PM EDT
Shay Mitchell accused of faking a trip to China on social media
A quick glance at the former Pretty Little Liars star's recent social media postings may have left the impression that she was on "#Shaycation" in China, which wasn't actually the case.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 2:28PM EDT
Tiffany Haddish is producing HBO's Unsubscribed, a comedy about the "Instagram hustle"
The proposed series will "examine female blackness, beauty and identity through a behind-the-scenes look at the Instagram hustle," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Unsubscribed is the first project under Haddish's two-year HBO development deal.
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 12:37PM EDT
The Good Place's Jameela Jamil launches a body-positive Instagram
"Hi I’m @jameelajamil this is my 'I Weigh' movement," reads her new Instagram account's bio. "For us to feel valuable and see how amazing we are, and look beyond the flesh on our bones." Last month, Jamil called out a viral meme that attempted to estimate the weights of the Kardashian and Jenner sisters.
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Kelly Ripa admits she loves to "troll a troll"
Lately, the Live star has been responding to Instagram trolls, including somebody who called her head too "big for her body." Why? Because "I love a clapback," she told Jerry O'Connell on The Wendy Williams Show. "I love a troll but I love to troll a troll. Like, if you're gonna troll me, then I'm gonna troll back. And that, we can all agree, that is the way God intended."