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DID YOU READ

Hard cases and hot chicks.

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Meet Your New Mommy.Sean Bean in the LA Times: "From the time he tore off Lady Chatterley‘s knickers 12 years ago (to say nothing of the saucy sex that followed, and this on the BBC), he has been a national sex symbol — every middle-class woman’s fantasy ‘bit of rough,’ as the upmarket press likes to put it."

Scarlett Johansson in the Telegraph: "We were running around 14 hours a day and it was draining. We were all banged up and wounded. My knee was permanently bruised and I also hit my head, which was bad. Ewan in particular had some gory-looking injuries. But that’s just the casualties of war, because it’s such a big film and you know that time is money, so you get horribly wounded."

Tim Roth in the Independent: "I was in a bar in New York on Hallowe’en one time – one of those where you can find a quiet corner in a very loud bar – and a whole ton of people came in as the ‘Reservoir Dogs’ characters. A couple of guys were playing me – quite handsome they were!"

Asia Argento in the Guardian:"After ‘xXx’ came out, because of all the publicity, I was wearing Prada and going to the gym, and I had an agent in LA and all this shit that I’ve avoided for years. I felt that was expected of me, that I had to be a sexy bombshell. I started receiving all these offers for these kick-ass chick sort of roles. But it didn’t make me very happy, to tell the truth, and after giving birth, it all felt different."

Johnny Depp in the London Times: "The other day I said to Tim [Burton] that I would shoot anything with him. And he said: ‘Well, next I’m going to do the Gypsy Rose Lee story.’ I said: ‘Can I play Gypsy Rose?’ And he said: ‘Yeah.’ So I said: ‘I’m in!"

+ God save the Bean (LA Times)
+ Scarlett the action hero (Telegraph)
+ Tim Roth: Mr Orange lightens up (Independent)
+ Wild child (Guardian)
+ Johnny forever (Times of London)

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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…