Chris Hardwick Investigation

This week AMC announced that Chris Hardwick would be reinstated as a host of Talking Dead, the Walking Dead aftershow that follows new episodes of the series and the spin-off Fear the Walking Dead. He’d been put on hiatus following ex-girlfriend Chloe Dysktra’s essay on Medium detailing the emotional and sexual abuse she suffered under an ex-boyfriend others inferred to be Hardwick.

Following the accusation where Hardwick wasn’t specifically named, he denied the claims made about him but chose not to moderate Comic-Con panels amidst the controvery. It seemed like Hardwick might be finished until AMC announced Hardwick’s return this week in press release saying they concluded an investigation into Dysktra’s accusation.

However, legal analysts on social media shared that the law firm conducting the investigation, Loeb & Loeb, also represented the Hearst corporation on a number of matters. Coincidentally enough, Hardwick married into that family when he wed Lydia Hearst, and that rubbed people the wrong way. Since AMC presented panels to the Television Critics Association on Saturday, I found President and General Manager of AMC Networks Charlie Collier and asked him if he thought Loeb & Loeb representing Hearst in other cases struck him as a conflict of interest. Find out what he had to say below. Read More »

Chirs Hardwick Allegations

Update: The Wrap reports that Chris Hardwick will not moderate the Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con this year. He previously moderated the studio’s Hall H presentation in 2017 and 2014.

Just before the weekend, comedian and television personality Chris Hardwick had some serious allegations tossed his way when ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra penned a detailed and disturbing essay laying out his pattern of emotional and sexual abuse throughout their three-year relationship. For his part, Chris Hardwick denied these allegations in an official statement, but that hasn’t stopped AMC from taking action while they “assess the situation.”

AMC has pulled the second season of Talking with Chris Hardwick, which is hosted and produced by the comedian, from their schedule. Furthermore, the network says the comedian and host is stepping down from moderating panels for both AMC and BBC America at San Diego Comic-Con next month. Read More »

Max Landis Wrestling Isn't Wrestling

In 2012, Screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle, and upcoming American Ultra, Victor Frankenstein) released a short film called The Death and Return of Superman which starred Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Ron Howard, Chris Hardwick, Simon Pegg and more. The short, described as “an educational parody,” told the hilarious, literal, insider version what happened in 1992 when DC Comics decided to kill, then resurrect, Superman. The video became a viral hit, watched by over 2.6 million people. Tonight I got contacted by Max, who has released a teaser video announcing The Death and Return of Superman sequel Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling. Watch the announcement teaser trailer and I’ll attempt to get more details out of Landis, after the jump.

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VOTD: The Cosplay of Comic Con 2014

comic con 2014 cosplay music video

Last year we featured a cosplay music video from the 2013 edition of Comic Con. SneakyZebra has returned a year later with another great music video showcasing some of the best cosplayers he came across at San Diego Comic Con International 2014. This years video even features some notable attempts by Stan Winston School & LegacyFX, some of the stars of SyFy’s Heroes of Cosplay television series (Yaya Han, Chloe Dykstra, Riddle), Chris Hardwick of Nerdist and more. Watch the Comic Con 2014 Cosplay music video embedded after the jump.

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