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Overblown and somewhat gossipy edition!

"It is the most copied film in the history of cinema. It broke barriers that had existed since the inception of cinema."

—Director Michael Winner on his 1974 Charles Bronson vehicle "Death Wish," via Paul Majendie at Reuters.

"I feel I have always been somewhat politically engaged. I strongly encourage people of my age and generation to have a say and to vote, and to involve themselves in what’s going on in the world, because they are living in it. I’ve always been like that but I keep it to myself. It’s safer that way."

—Lindsay Lohan rocks the vote while supporting "Bobby" at Venice, via BBC News.

"I’m doing a film with Mel Gibson. I’m going to direct it, and I’m calling it ‘Skinheads’ and we’re going to open in Haifa and then go on to Berlin and Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. It should be wonderful. It’s an exciting idea."

—Jerry Lewis attempts to take a dig at Mel Gibson, via WENN.

Q. Any advice to the academy if it considers having Chris Rock be host for the Oscars again?
A. The proof’s in the pudding. If you can’t get Billy Crystal, then wait.

—Jude Law at temps to take a dig at Chris Rock, via Craig Modderno in the New York Times.

"Okay, let’s shoot this please," shouted the director. Our faces were very close, ready to embrace. Our eyes sparkled with manufactured love. "I can turn a gay man straight in five minutes!" "Two bells!" shouted an assistant. Our lips were nearly touching. Our groins locked. "How long does it take you to turn a straight man gay?" I whispered. "Silence on the set," shouted another assistant. "About ten seconds in some cases," murmured Sharon. "And . . . action!" said the director.

—Rupert Everett, on shooting a sex scene with Sharon Stone in Marek Kanievska‘s little-seen (and straight-to-vid in the US) 2004 film "A Different Loyalty," via the Daily News, which is printing excerpts from the actor’s eventually upcoming autobiography. We like Everett quite a bit, but we did feel like washing our eyes out with acid after the bit about Paula Yates.

+ Death Wish most copied film in history: Winner (Reuters)
+ Lohan’s political hopes for Bobby (BBC)
+ Lewis Attacks Gibson (WENN)
+ Jude Law Is an Actor in Demand (NY Times)
+ Rupert Everett: My life with the divas (Daily Mail)

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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…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.


Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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