Generation Y is the reason Jack Nicholson can't have nice things. The Dads creators defend racism because upsetting entire ethnic groups is super LOLs y'all! And Spike Lee keeps raking in grants even though he has begged us all for millions.

  • Jack Nicholson blames his 3-year absence from films on young people: "I had the most chilling thought that maybe people in their twenties and thirties don’t actually want to be moved anymore. They may want just to see more bombs, more explosions, because that is what they have grown up with. And I’ll never do that type of movie." Good job kids, your lack of culture and love of first-person shooter games has left Jack with nothing to do but sit courtside and complain about the Lakers. [The Sun]
  • In response to critics calling their overtly racist and not at all funny pilot Dads "reprehensible" and "morally wrong," EP's Alec Sulkin and Mike Scully would like to remind you that if the Parent's Television Council is happy with them, they did their job wrong. In other words, stop complaining about racism because they don't give a fuck. [THR]
  • James Franco, surprise surprise, is the worst part of the new season of The Mindy Project and everyone knows it. [Salon]
  • Spike Lee just got one of the largest grants in art: the $300,000 Dorothy & Lillian Gish prize. The 29 people who pledged $10,000 or more on his ill-advised Kickstarter are probably kicking themselves right about now. [NYT]

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