Clever and bound to cause controversy, today Vulture published an interesting list of what they believe are the Top 25 Most Devoted Fan Bases.

The list was published in an online slideshow, and each fan base had a great write up explaining why it appears. The list is as follows:

25) Mad Men
24) Real Housewives
23) Lil B
22) Stephen Colbert
21) Phish
20) Kevin Smith
19) Insane Clown Posse
18) Neil Gaiman
17) Bruce Springsteen (Editor’s note: <333)
16) True Blood
15) Oprah
14) Star Trek
13) Community
12) Joss Whedon
11) Tyler Perry
10) Arrested Development
9) Doctor Who
8) Lady Gaga
7) Hunger Games
6) Lord of the Rings
5) Justin Bieber
4) Harry Potter
3) Twilight
2) Star Wars
1) Game of Thrones

A couple of notes: It’s interesting that Twilight edged out Harry Potter. We attribute this to the fact that the Twilight fan base has a very passionate community that camps out days in advance for the film’s premieres and stars.

Game of Thrones seems to be an odd choice for number one given its the show’s young age. Yes, the books have been around for much longer, but Vulture used the show’s name. Lil B and Insane Clown Posse may be the most surprising choices to us. And while Mad Men does indeed have a fan base, we don’t think there’s anything special about it to really make the list.

You can visit Vulture’s site to see their explanations for each of the contenders. Where do you think they got the list right — and wrong?

The News

Quentin Tarantino says he knew about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior: ‘I knew enough to do more than I did’

In a new interview with The New York Times, director Quentin Tarantino — whose films have largely been distributed by The Weinstein Company — admits he knew how Harvey Weinstein treated women.

Earlier this month The Times and The New Yorker published bombshell reports revealing horrific behavior by TWC founder Harvey Weinstein. The reports — and the revelations that came in the days after — rocked Hollywood.

Tarantino remained silent until Thursday’s interview. In it, he tells The Times he “knew enough to do more than I did.”

“It was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things,” Tarantino said, referencing the stories recently shared by “prominent” actresses.

“I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him.”

Tarantino admits that he can offer nothing but a “crappy” excuse at this point. Even though he heard stories about his business partner on multiple occasions, he “chalked it up to a ’50s-’60s era image of a boss chasing a secretary around the desk. As if that’s O.K. That’s the egg on my face right now.”

The director, whose most recent film The Hateful Eight was distributed by The Weinstein Company, says that he tried to reach out to the disgraced Hollywood mogul after the reports were published, but Weinstein didn’t pick up. More of Tarantino’s remarks can be read over on The Times’ website.

As more women share their stories, Hollywood is starting to take (some) action. Last week The Weinstein Company fired their founder, and The Academy voted to remove him from their ranks.

Explaining their vote to expel him, The Academy said in a statement, “We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society.”

October 19, 2017
The Podcasts

Hype is our flagship podcast talking all things fandom

Episode #163 – Justified!

Hype Podcast tackles this week’s biggest entertainment stories including Will and Grace, Riverdale, The Bold Type, Lorde, Avatar and more.

October 7, 2017
The Reviews