Critics love Lea Michele as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl

Critics love Lea Michele as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl

Leah Michelephoto: Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images) Few names strike fear into the heart of mere mortals quite like Lea Michele. Since her time on gleeMichele’s striving for modern-day Streisand status has made her a fixture of tabloids, Tumblr, and gossip, from her co-workers accusing here of microaggressions to all those illiteracy rumors. People love to … Read more

What are the best business hotels in Europe: London, Paris, Frankfurt

International travel may still have its challenges. But finding a solid hotel for a business trip isn’t one of them. CNBC Travel and the market data firm Statista today release a ranking of the “Best Hotels for Business Travelers” in Europe. This is the first ranking of its kind between CNBC and Statista, who are … Read more

Frustration with Ukraine war spills out on Russian state TV

Russia’s retreat from a key Ukrainian city over the weekend elicited outcry from an unlikely crowd – state-run media outlets that typically cast Moscow’s war in glowing terms. A series of embarrassing military losses in recent weeks has presented a challenge for prominent hosts of Russian news and political talk shows struggling to find ways … Read more

Reason Prince Harry turned down Prince William’s efforts to reconcile

A new book revealed the shocking reason Prince Harry snubbed his brother Prince William in his efforts to reconcile. Amid the brothers’ rift, author Valentine Low said one tense moment all happened when William and his wife Kate Middleton believed a now-infamous media appearance was a “deliberate attempt to knock the Cambridges out of the … Read more

Secret wedding, deaths and dragon claiming explained

This week’s episode of “Game of Thrones” spinoff series “House of the Dragon,” features child violence, a fake out death plot twist that’s a major change from the book, a secret wedding, and sex on the beach. Spoilers ahead for episode 7 of “House of the Dragon, which aired Sunday, Oct 2 on HBO. Everyone … Read more

Las Vegas Strip Brings on Another Rock Legend

Las Vegas has had a reputation for hosting the world’s top entertainers dating back almost 80 years to when pianist Liberace began his residencies in Sin City in the 1940s. Liberace continued his residencies for over 40 years, ending with his final performance in Las Vegas in August 1986 at Caesars Palace on the Strip, … Read more

30 Years Old, Great Home for Cartoons

We here at io9 have talked at length about cartoons, whether it’s cartoons from our childhoods that we’ve loved, or more recent ones that deserve a wider spotlight. And when it comes to western animation, you can’t talk about it without talking about one channel in particular. Cartoon Network launched on October 1, 1992. A … Read more

Interview With A Vampire, Alaska Daily

Jacob Anderson in Interview With The Vampire; Jake Lacy in A Friend Of The Family; Hilary Swank in Alaska Dailyphoto: Michele K. Short/AMC; Erika Doss/Peacock; Darko Sikman/ABC Welcome to What’s On, our weekly picks of must-watch shows. Here’s what you need to watch from Sunday, October 2 to Thursday, October 6. All times are Eastern. … Read more

‘SNL’ host Miles Teller pokes fun at show’s cast changes during season premiere

“Saturday Night Live” poked some fun at its own expense during its cold opening as season 48 of the sketch show kicked off on Oct. 1. Following the mass exodus of some of the show’s most prominent cast members, host Miles Teller and the “SNL” writers did not hold anything back. Teller, who recently starred … Read more

YouTuber Makes Chris Pratt’s Mario Real With Unreal Engine

It’s a him, Chris Pratt. Screenshot: Re-Imagined Games / Kotaku It feels like it was only yesterday when Shigeru Miyamoto pulled the goomba rug out from under our collective gamer asses with the surprise announcement of the bizarre Hollywood cast of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie. While casting Chris Pratt in the starring role … Read more