Ashton Sanders and KiKi Layne Are Here to Blow Shit Up

When Ashton Sanders met KiKi Layne in 2012 during his freshman year at Chicagos prestigious DePaul University theater program, she had a reputation. Everyone was like, KiKi is the goddess of this school, Sanders remembers. Sitting to his left in a conference room at HBOs midtown office, Layne doubles over in bashful laughter. Oh my god, you did call me that, she says, shaking her head. She was like the queen of acting, Sanders says. But with us, it was just always super chill. The past year saw the rest of the world catching up to Laynes allure, thanks to her breakout performance as the lead in James Baldwins novel. As far as goddesses go, she proved herself to be …

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Image: netflix Black Mirror‘s fifth season is closer than we’re ready for, and three new trailers for each episode only confirm it.  As expected, we get curious new technology (including a robot modeled after Miley Cyrus) and witness its influence on human behavior, whether it’s a couple trying to get pregnant or a driver determined to fix society. For the episode teasers and Netflix’s one-line descriptions, read on. “Smithereens” A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control. Cast: Andrew Scott, Damson Idris, Topher Grace “Rachel, Jack and Ashley, too” A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favorite pop star – whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy …

Kevin Hart in New Netflix Special: Embrace Your Fuck-Ups

You gotta learn from your fuck-ups, says Kevin Hart, in a new Netflix special that makes a solid case for Hart being his own comedy psychic. Kevin Hart: Irresponsible, which premiered on the streaming service Tuesday, is Harts first major project to be released after released in the thick of the controversy, to the extent that the promotional tour conflated with not-very-effective Oscars damage control.) Contrary to some misleading headlinesand almost baffling considering how prescient so much of the stand-up in it isthe special was filmed three months before admit to cheating on his pregnant wife. NEWSLETTERS The Daily Beasts Obsessed Everything we cant stop loving, hating, and thinking about this week in pop culture. By Clicking "Subscribe" you agree …