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'Atlanta' Episode 5 'Nobody Beats The Biebs' Recap: Justin Bieber's Realness, Darius' Target & Earn's VIP Status

FX's Atlanta didn’t drop the ball in providing random celebrity cameos and a-ha moments in this week’s episode, “Nobody Beats the Biebs.”

Rapper Paper Boi participated in a charity basketball game where he takes on Justin Bieber, the douche-y pop star who also happens to be black in star Donald Glover’s version of ATL. Earn gets mistaken for another black man named Alonso and is whisked away to a VIP lounge by an older woman (played by Jane Adams) where Hennessy and Grand Marnier is free and business cards get swapped all day – until the woman accuses him of stealing her clients. Meanwhile, Darius took aim at an unexpected target at the shooting range, which doesn’t sit too well with two white men. 

15 Best Quotes From ‘Atlanta’ Season Premiere

Zip through Episode 5’s highlights below.

Darius at the shooting range 

While Earn and Paper Boi were at the charity event, Darius headed to the shooting range. When he unfurled a poster of a dog as his target and fired off his gun, two white men approach him and say, “You can’t shoot a dog.” Darius asked, "Why would I shoot a human target? That’s too specific.“ He then pointed to a target graphic showing a white "Dad." Another man, appearing to be of Middle Eastern descent, sides with Darius. "America has taken so much. No more!," he said. "A revolution will rise from within. Blood will spill.”

Paper Boi at the basketball game

“You should interview me now because I'ma be the MVP of this thang,” Paper Boi tells a reporter before the game, simultaneously hitting on her and requesting an interview. “My audience isn’t into the whole gangster thing, I’m not really either,” she responded, recognizing him as the rapper who shot somebody.

On the court, he took on black Bieber alongside a roster that included singer Lloyd, Family Matters star Jaleel White and rapper Lil Zane. While the two nearly duked it out on the hardwood, Paper Boi continued to be persistent about landing an interview with the reporter after the game. She then offered, "Listen, I want to give you some advice – play your part. People don’t want Justin to be the asshole. They want you to be the asshole. You’re a rapper. That’s your job.“

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Justin Bieber at the basketball game

On Atlanta, Justin Bieber is black. Played by actor Austin Crute, the Biebs is portrayed as a pretentious asshole who smushed the reporter’s face during an interview and pissed in a corner before the game. "You should work with him,” Earn told Alfred, who wants nothing to do with his opponent. 

His on-court demeanor is Donald Trump levels of aggravating, too. Heated words are exchanged before he and Paper Boi get into a shoving match in the paint. At the post-game press conference, black Bieber apologized for his actions. "I guess I’ve been trying to be so cool lately that I became something I’m not. This is me – this is the real Justin,“ he said, flipping his backwards cap to the front showing the word "Real” and performing a poppy cut (which sounds like new Childish Gambino material, perhaps off Pharos) from his forthcoming album titled Justice. "I actually like Christ,“ added the Biebs. Paper Boi then said under his breath, "I can't belive this n—a.”

Earn at the lounge

An older woman mistook Earn for “Alonso,” a former black colleague and invited him to a lounge for agents and managers upstairs. They immediately talked about the industry and reminisced on old times after meeting six years earlier at the Grammys. Earn played along to network and hopefully get in good with this hot shot who smokes and wears shades indoors. Their powwow takes a turn when the woman accuses Alonso of ruining her career. "You thought I was finished but I’m a survivor,“ she said. "I am going to ruin you no matter where you go. I’m gonna make sure you die homeless.”

Atlanta airs on FX at 10 p.m. every Tuesday.

Good Girls Revolt: See Grace Gummer as young Nora Ephron in first trailer

The debut trailer for Amazon's Good Girls Revolt brings the power of the fledgling “Women in Revolt” movement of the 1960s to the small screen. 

The new series, created by Narcos writer and producer Dana Calvo, follows a group of women working at the fictional News of the Week magazine (it’s name not all that different from the actual magazine where these real events took place) in the midst of the swinging ’60s. Based on the Lynn Povich book of the same name, the rise of author Nora Ephron and several other women through the male-dominated journalism field centers the upcoming series. Played by Grace Gummer, Ephron works beneath News of the Week editor William “Willie” McFadden (Jim Belushi), who makes it clear that women only serve as assistants or researchers. Jane (Anna Camp) is also attempting to rise through the ranks as a working woman, but her only allowance is running for coffee.

Fellow researchers Patti (Genevieve Angelson) and Cindy (Erin Darke) take the sexism into their own hands, connecting with future U.S. Congress delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (Joy Bryant) to seek legal statute against their employers.

Povich’s 2013 novel illuminated the gender segregation and Mad Men office culture’s sexual stereotyping and segregation through personal experiences.

Good Girls Revolt premieres its entire first season for streaming Oct. 28 on Amazon.

Watch the trailer, above.

friend: hey, what’s up

me: Nick never loved me. He loved a girl who doesn’t exist. A girl I was pretending to be. The Cool Girl. Men always use that as the defining compliment, right? She’s a cool girl. Being Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker and dirty jokes, who plays videogames and chugs beer, loves threesomes and anal sex and jams chilidogs into my mouth like I’m hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang-bang –while remaining a size 2, because cool girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool girls never get angry at their men, they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner. Go ahead! Shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the cool girl. I waited patiently-years-for the pendulum to swing the other way, for men to start reading Jane Austen, organize scrapbook parties, and make out with each other while we leer. And then we’d say, yeah, he’s a cool guy. Instead, women across the nation colluded in our degradation! Pretty soon every girl was Cool Girl, and if you weren’t, then there was something wrong with you.But it’s tempting, to be Cool Girl. For someone like me, who likes to win, it’s tempting to be the girl every guy wants.When I met Nick I knew that’s what he wanted. For him, I was willing to try. I couldn’t have been Cool Girl with anyone else. I wouldn’t have wanted to. Nick teased things out in me I didn’t know existed: A lightness, a humor, an ease. And I made him smarter, sharper. I forced him to rise to my level. I was happier for those few years, pretending to be someone else, than I ever have been before or after. But then it had to stop, because it wasn’t me! I hated Nick for being surprised when I became me. He couldn’t believe I didn’t love wax-stripping my pussy raw and blowing him on request. That my fantasy baseball team was not a labor of love. It had to stop. Committing to Nick, feeling safe with Nick, being happy with Nick, made me realize that there was a Real Amy in there, and she was so much better, more interesting and complicated and challenging, than Cool Girl. But Nick wanted Cool Girl anyway. Can you imagine, finally showing your true self to your soulmate, and having him not like you? 

*african slave gets whipped over some soap………they gave us a whole month to celebrate it……..*black man gets shot for being big and threatening…….i guess they want their month back……..well guess what……..you can’t have it back……because………Martin……..Rosa……..Malcolm……..Jane……Harriet……Eric……..Kunta and many more……..all played a role in how i am able to be who i am today……….a……….young………beautiful……….black………..woman………who MATTERS……..

omg ok so at balls held in public assemblies during austen’s time, young women had to be chaperoned by either their mother or another older woman who wouldn’t dance, just sit down + talk/play cards etc. 

a quote, from a letter jane austen wrote to her sister cassandra in her late thirties: ‘By the bye, as I must leave off being young, I find many douceurs in being a sort of chaperon, for I am put on the sofa near the fire and can drink as much wine as I like.’ Jane Austen my not have had any children but she was living the Wine Mum life #confirmed

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TITAN COMICS AND BBC WORLDWIDE ANNOUNCE NEW MINISERIES STARRING THE FOURTH DOCTOR, AS PLAYED BY TOM BAKER!

The Fourth Doctor And Sarah Jane Smith Return
For An All-New Adventure!

(November 10, 2015, London/New York) Titan Comics and BBC Worldwide are pleased to announce a brand-new mini series starring the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith, as played by Tom Baker and the late Elisabeth Sladen.

This series expands Titan Comics’ hugely popular and critically acclaimed Doctor Who comics line, which already includes adventures from the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors.

Entitled ‘Gaze Of The Medusa’, the five-part series will hit stores in March 2016 and will be penned by Gordon Rennie (Missionary Man, Judge Dredd) and Emma Beeby (Witch Hunter, Judge Dredd) with art by Brian Williamson (The Twelfth Doctor, Spider-Man, X-Men).

The all-new adventure is set in Victorian England, where a mysterious woman commands a hidden army in a house of the blind. Scryclops stalk the streets…and something alien and terrible screams from prehistory – with a hunger that cannot be satisfied!

Issue #1 will come with six covers to collect: a painted cover by fan-favorite artist Alice X. Zhang; a photo variant; art covers by artists Brian Williamson, Jay Gunn and Matt Baxter; and a blank sketch variant.

Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor #1 debuts in comic stores and on digital devices from March 2016.

Reasons to watch Blindspot
  • The lead is a kickass woman who’s tattooed from head to toe with clues about future crimes, but cannot remember anything about her past. She suffers from depersonalization and PTSD, but is basically a fucking Navy SEAL. She questions her own identity and morality but her first instinct is to help people.
  • That lead is played by Jaimie Alexander. Come on!
  • The male lead (played by Sullivan Stapleton) respects and believes in Jane. He doesn’t belittle her or baby her. He’s the same with all of the other strong women in his life. And there are many. Also he’s a really tough guy who’s good at his job but loves his family and has a soft spot for kids. Be still my heart!
  • It has a seriously kickass, interesting, amazing plot.
  • There’s loads of action.
  • Eye candy galore in pretty much every member of the cast.
  • The main members of the FBI team consist of 4 women and 2 men. FOUR WOMEN… TWO MEN! That’s twice as many women as men, fam!
  • That leader of that FBI team is a black woman, one of the main agents is a Latina, and another main agent is a black man.
  • Patterson is fucking adorable. Think Garcia from Criminal Minds but not as flirty and also in the form of Ashley Johnson.
  • NAKED. TATTOOED. JAIMIE ALEXANDER!
  • Seriously, watch Blindspot. It’s on NBC Mondays at 10 pm EST.
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“Unfortunately, nowadays with film you don’t really get the opportunity to shoot chronologically - unless you’re Boyhood. So I did know from the outset that we weren’t going to have that luxury. So the important thing for me was trying to educate myself on the specifics of the disease, and then I worked with a dancer, a woman called Alex Reynolds, who helped train my body to be able to sustain specific positions for extended periods. The reason I did that all in the four months before filming was so when it came to working with Felicity Jones, who was playing Jane, we could actually just play the human story, the emotional story, and I wasn’t thinking about the specifics and ramifications of motor neurone disease.” Eddie Redmayne on becoming Stephen Hawking.

what if captain america was literally just… a woman with a buzzcut.

look @ this giant woman, going to the front even though the US thinks women are only good to be propaganda pieces and ornamentation.

just like a really vintage dyke who is super protective of other women and cuts her own hair with a straight razor; she and her “roommate” probably went drinking at the butch/femme bars, even though stevie could only handle a couple of drinks before she was out cold.  look at this tiny sneezing butch. 

captain america as played by gwendoline christie

(jane buchanan barnes is, like, kristen stewart)

okay but seriously WATCH UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT

1) PRODUCED BY TINA FEY

2) STARRING ELLIE KEMPER, WHO YOU MAY KNOW AS ERIN FROM THE OFFICE OR THE CHEMISTRY TEACHER FROM 21 JUMP STREET

3) CO STAR TITUSS BURGESS IS A WONDERFUL GAY BROADWAY ACTOR PLAYING A WONDERFUL GAY ASPIRING BROADWAY ACTOR

4) ELLIE KEMPER PLAYS KIMMY SCHMIDT, WHO LONG STORY SHORT REFUSES TO BE DEFINED BY HER PAST AND IS ADORABLE WHILE BEING BADASS

5) LOVE OF MY LIFE CAROL KANE AS ANOTHER SEMI CO STAR, WHO YOU MAY KNOW AS OSWALD COBBLEPOT’S MOTHER ON GOTHAM OR MIRACLE MAX’S WIFE IN THE PRINCESS PRIDE (seriously though does this woman age? I  don’t think so.)

6) JANE KRAKOWSKI, JENNA MARONEY ON 30 ROCK, PLAYS A CARICATURE OF A RICH NEW YORKER AND I LOVE AND HATE HER AT THE SAME TIME.

7) ONE OF THE LINES OF THE THEME SONG: FEMALES ARE STRONG AS HELL

8) DID I MENTION IT’S A NETFLIX SHOW? NBC PASSED ON IT (dummies) AND SO NETFLIX PICKED IT UP AND ALL OF S1 IS ON WATCH INSTANTLY.

SERIOUSLY JUST WATCH IT YOU WILL FEEL SO HAPPY ABOUT LIFE

Can we talk about the fact that the CW, which has essentially been the network of “young white people with melodramatic problems” for the last few years, (with the kind of ratings overall where they used to actually CELEBRATE shows getting like 2 million viewers), has now become a network that FINALLY got a Golden Globe win, from one show led by a Latina actress (Jane The Virgin), and HUGE ratings (comparatively speaking to its other shows) from a show where 3+ of the main characters are played by actors/actresses of color, and has a black woman as the main love interest (The Flash)…

Diversity matters. Representation Matters. And it actually makes dollars and cents. Who would have thought… 

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Catherine Tate to star in Stephen Sondheim Assassins revival

TV comedienne Catherine Tate is to take to the stage later this year, playing a woman who attempted to assassinate US president Gerald Ford in 1975.

The former Doctor Who star will join Mike McShane and Andy Nyman in the Menier Chocolate Factory revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Assassins.

First staged in 1990, the show brings together people who have tried to kill the US president, some successfully.

Jamie Lloyd will direct the production at the South London venue.

The director’s recent credits include the Martin Freeman-led staging of Shakespeare’s Richard III at London’s Trafalgar Studios.

Tate, who can currently be seen in BBC One sitcom Big School, will play Sara Jane Moore in the show from 21 November until 8 February.

Being Mary Jane Is No Scandal – and That’s a Good Thing

Being Mary Jane, a new BET show written and directed by husband-and-wife team Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil, is the story of Mary Jane Paul—a single, young, successful African-American television news anchor (played by Gabrielle Union) who juggles her demanding job with a complicated personal life. When the series began on Monday, Jan. 7 (after its pilot episode had been aired as an “original film” back in July), it opened with a disclaimer: “Forty-two percent of African-American women have never been married. … This is one black woman’s story, [and it’s] not meant to represent all black women.“

The event attracted over 4 million viewers, which helped Brock Akil get a two-season contract with BET. Because there are so few black or minority female lead characters on scripted network television, however, many viewers ended up comparing Mary Jane to other TV characters played by minority actresses.

Read more. [Image: BET]

This magnificent woman is the reason I ventured into Classic Who...

So where ever you are now Liz, just thanks for existing. You were just fantastic and we couldn’t have asked for a more amazing person to play Sarah. Hope you and all the others there with ya are havin fun. Wish you could be with us for the 50th, it just won’t be the same…