John Oliver Crashes Game of Thrones, Other HBO Programs to Promote New Season

The fourth season for HBO’s Last Week Tonight begins on February 12th. And if the new promo to hype up its return is any indication, the show’s sharp wit will be intact. The clip starts with a shot of the iconic Iron Throne, hyping up the return of HBO’s biggest Sunday night show, with the obvious inference being that it was about Game of Thrones. It’s at that time John Oliver sheepishly emerges from behind the large chair with the realization that the narrator wasn’t talking about his Sunday program. We get the same situation with Oliver crashing another HBO comedy beginning its fourth season — Silicon Valley. In this instance, we’re treated to a funny exchange between Oliver and Silicon Valley star Kumail Najiani. One last time, we are presented with Oliver walking while the narrator discussed the “long-awaited return of the HBO show everyone’s waiting for.” This Continue reading "John Oliver Crashes Game of Thrones, Other HBO Programs to Promote New Season"

The White House is Currently Listed on Zillow (Sorry, It’s Off the Market)

white houseIf you wanted to know how much the home of the President of the United States would sell for in the real estate market, look no further. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is currently listed on Zillow, the online real estate marketplace database. According to its Zillow listing, the White House has a ‘Zestimate’ value of $397,857,981. They also show the 55,000 square foot home has 16 bedrooms and 35 bathrooms. Sitting on 18 acres and built in 1800, the listing has the White House as a single-family residence. Some of the features of the mansion are a tennis court, fitness center, hot tub, barbecue, pool and wet bar. It also has disability access and is cable ready. There are these other high-end features for the occupants:
The First Family enjoys the top two floors as its private living area. These floors are altered to accommodate the needs of each new Continue reading "The White House is Currently Listed on Zillow (Sorry, It’s Off the Market)"

Chris Christie Says He Declined Trump White House Job Because Wife Wouldn’t Move to Washington

chris-christie-e1468930799825During a guest-hosting spot on the Boomer and Carton sports radio program, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie explained that the White House posts offered to him by President-elect Donald Trump just weren’t good enough for him to move to Washington, especially since his wife would go with him. Speaking to host Craig Carton, Christie noted that Mary Pat Christie made it known to him that she wouldn’t follow him if he were to accept a job in the Trump Administration. “He didn’t offer me a job that I thought was exciting enough for me to leave the governorship, and my family,” the governor told Carton. “Because Mary Pat made really clear she wasn’t coming to D.C.” It was reported last month that the Trump transition team offered Christie Cabinet spots like heading up either Homeland Security or Veterans Affairs along with a White House aide position, all Continue reading "Chris Christie Says He Declined Trump White House Job Because Wife Wouldn’t Move to Washington"

Trump Already Has a 2020 Re-Election Slogan…And It’s Straight Out of The Purge


In a recent interview, Donald Trump said he is so confident in his upcoming presidency, that he’s already thought up a slogan to replace “Make America Great Again” when he’s up for re-election in four years. However, Trump’s new idea isn’t exactly original, and more than that, the source material he might have lifted it from actually seems pretty ominous. The mogul spoke with Washington Post, where he talked about how he came up with the message he used to highlight his presidential campaign. During this meeting, Trump talked about how he loved his slogan so much that he called for his lawyer and told him to make plans to reinvent it:
“Will you trademark and register, if you would, if you like it — I think I like it, right? Do this: ‘Keep America Great,’ with an exclamation point.”
The thing is, “Keep America Great” was used Continue reading "Trump Already Has a 2020 Re-Election Slogan…And It’s Straight Out of The Purge"

Twitter Gives Us A Priceless Window Into Donald Trump’s Brain




WASHINGTON ― Americans wondering what their next president is thinking can listen to his spokesman, who on Wednesday explained how much Donald Trump is “awed” by the country he is about to lead.
Or they can read his official statements, one of which Tuesday morning had Trump effusively praising two relatively minor White House staff hires.
Or they can go to his Twitter feed, on which he has over the last few days picked a fight with civil rights icon John Lewis, called an NBC News piece “fake news,” complained that poll results showing his historic unpopularity are “rigged” and promoted a CNN special featuring his daughter Ivanka.
For those interested in what’s truly important to the president-elect, there doesn’t seem to be any real debate.
“It’s probably the best Continue reading "Twitter Gives Us A Priceless Window Into Donald Trump’s Brain"

Gregg Sulkin Compared His Workout to Climbing Stairs 9/11 and Twitter Hit Back

shutterstock_235720003There’s no question that Faking It‘s Gregg Sulkin works hard during his workouts. We didn’t think it would need to be explained to him, however, that comparing his exercise routine to the rescue efforts of those who climbed the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001 is disrespectful. Earlier today, he Tweeted, “Wow what a workout. Had to run up flights of stairs & all I could think of were the brave firefighters climbing the twin towers on 9/11.” He realized fairly quickly that he’d made the wrong move and deleted the Tweet. He wasn’t quick enough, though. He angered a lot of people:

Steve Carell Cruelly Tricked Us All Into Believing The Office Was Coming Back (It’s Not)

michael scottIt feels like every show is being rebooted. Gilmore Girls came out with four new episodes in November, Arrested Development is probably getting a fifth season, and at this point we’re actually starting to have hope that Friends may get the gang back together after all. So why not The OfficeSteve Carell made a lot of people’s days today when he tweeted that the beloved workplace sitcom was coming back: Obviously, Twitter lost its collective mind:

Fox News Sees Huge Ratings Surge Since Tucker Carlson Took Over Megyn Kelly’s Spot

tucker-e1478194589703-1-650x428A few months ago, Tucker Carlson was the weekend co-host of Fox & Friends. Now he’s the host of one of the highest rated hours on cable television. In its debut week, Tucker Carlson Tonightwhich moved from 7 PM ET to the 9 PM hour on January 9th following Megyn Kelly’s departure — averaged 3 million viewers and 576,000 in the 25-54 demographic. This placed it in the top ten in all of basic cable. In comparison with how The Kelly File fared in that time slot in 2016, Fox News experienced an increase of 10% in total viewership and 12% in the key demo. When compared to how Kelly did at this time last year, Carlson is up 21% in total viewers and a remarkable 52% in the 25-54 demographic. Meanwhile, Tucker’s replacement in the 7 PM hour, Martha MacCallum, has also fared well in Continue reading "Fox News Sees Huge Ratings Surge Since Tucker Carlson Took Over Megyn Kelly’s Spot"

Teen Abducted in Infancy Defends Kidnapper: ‘She Loved Me For 18 Years’

Last week, a teenager named Kamiyah Mobley was finally found after an 18-year search. She was kidnapped as a baby just a few hours after her birth, allegedly by Gloria Williams, a woman who reportedly dressed as a nurse to pull off the abduction. Raised as — and still preferring to go by — Alexis, the abductee is obviously having a rough time with the fact that the only mom she’s ever known isn’t her mom at all. In fact, when Williams was denied bond, the 18-year-old began to cry and said, “Mama, I love you!” In the Good Morning America clip above, the young woman says, “She will always be Mom. You’re whole life you’re known as Alexis, Lexi — and now it’s like people Continue reading "Teen Abducted in Infancy Defends Kidnapper: ‘She Loved Me For 18 Years’"

Billy Eichner Rips Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Naive’ Chats With Trump: ‘You Can’t Be Fluffing a Nazi Sympathizer’s Hair’ on TV

aziz-billy-eichner-e1481566798165Actor/comedian Billy Eichner was no fan of Jimmy Fallon‘s cozy chats with President-elect Donald Trump during primary season and the general election campaign. In an interview with New York Magazine’s culture website Vulture, Eichner — who called Fallon otherwise “terrific” — said the Tonight Show star was “naive” to provide Trump with such a comfortable platform. “I don’t think that was a good moment,” Eichner said. “Moving forward, with how potentially dangerous these guys can be, you can’t be fluffing a Nazi sympathizer’s hair on television.” Eichner added: “I thought it was naïve and a bit of a slap in the face to all the people that I know for a fact Jimmy Fallon loves and celebrates: the LGBT community, women, people of color.” The Billy on the Street creator and star recently mixed it up on Twitter with Fox News personality Meghan McCain — whom he Continue reading "Billy Eichner Rips Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Naive’ Chats With Trump: ‘You Can’t Be Fluffing a Nazi Sympathizer’s Hair’ on TV"

‘Why Hasn’t Any Investigation Taken Place?’ CBS Host Defends Pizzagate Conspiracy

CBS46 News In a news segment that ran on Atlanta’s CBS 46 last night, host Ben Swann recounted the Pizzagate conspiracy theory that led one man to charge into a pizzeria with an assault rifle last year, and defended it as not being ‘fake news’ but something that needs to be investigated more fully. During his occasional ‘Reality Check’ segment, Swann began by bringing up the thousands of hacked John Podesta emails released by WikiLeaks, noting that there were never any mentions of pedophilia. However, he also mentions how pizza is a code word for pedophiles. After highlighting Podesta’s friendship with the owner, James Alefantis, of the pizza shop — Comet Ping Pong Pizza — and questioning why Alefantis was once named by GQ as one of Washington D.C.’s 50 most powerful people, Swann then brought up the logo of a nearby pizzeria, Besta Pizza. He brings Continue reading "‘Why Hasn’t Any Investigation Taken Place?’ CBS Host Defends Pizzagate Conspiracy"

For His Next Role, Sir Patrick Stewart Will be Playing Poop

shutterstock_380868709So, this is a thing that’s happening. Sir Patrick Stewart is going to be voicing the poop emoji in Sony Pictures Animation’s movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He joins T.J. MillerIlana GlazerMaya RudolphJames Corden, Steven Wright, Rob Riggle, and Jake T. Austin. Stewart is best-known for his work in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its subsequent films and for playing Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series. He’s also been knighted by the Queen, so the image of him playing poop is pretty funny. Twitter, of course, had lots of feelings:

Trump’s Army Secretary Nominee Allegedly Punched Out a Concessions Worker at a Horse Auction Last Year

Screen Shot 2017-01-18 at 3.26.26 PM (1)President-elect Donald Trump‘s nominee for Secretary of the Army is alleged to have engaged in some hand-to-hand combat at a horse auction last year. The New York Times reports that Vincent Viola — the owner of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and Trump’s pick for Secretary of the Army — was alleged to have punched a concessions worker at a horse auction in Saratoga Springs, NY on Aug. 11 of last year. According to the police report obtained by the Times, an officer responded to a verbal altercation between Viola and the unidentified man, who worked for a local catering company. When the officer arrived, he saw the concessions worker with a “swollen, bloody lip,” which he said was caused by a punch from Viola. Viola, according to the police report, had been told by his wife Theresa Viola that she’d been pushed by the worker earlier in the evening Continue reading "Trump’s Army Secretary Nominee Allegedly Punched Out a Concessions Worker at a Horse Auction Last Year"

In Its First Week, Greta Van Susteren’s For the Record Finishes Third in Cable News Time Slot

gretaIn her first full week on the air as an MSNBC host, Greta Van Susteren wasn’t able to match the numbers of her former home but was able to give her new station some things to be cautiously optimistic about. Airing in the 6 PM ET time slot, For the Record finished third among cable news programs in its time slot. For the week of 1/9 – 1/13, Van Susteren’s new show pulled in 822,000 viewers and 172,000 in the key 25-54 demographic. In comparison, Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier averaged 2.94 million viewers and 472,000 in the demo. CNN’s Situation Room placed second in the hour, drawing 955,000 viewers with the demo number at 284,000. While Greta sat at third among the cable news programs in her first week in the 6 PM hour, she did represent a decent-sized year-to-year increase for MSNBC in that time Continue reading "In Its First Week, Greta Van Susteren’s For the Record Finishes Third in Cable News Time Slot"

President Barack Obama Says The Press Is Needed For Democracy To Work




President Barack Obama highlighted the essential role of the press in a democracy on Wednesday amid concerns that the incoming Donald Trump administration will significantly scale back journalists’ access. 
“I spent a lot of time in my farewell address talking about the state of our democracy. It goes without saying that essential to that is a free press,” Obama said during his final news conference.
“That is part of how this place, this country, this grand experiment in self-government has to work,” he continued. “It doesn’t work if we don’t have a well-informed citizenry. And you are the conduit through which they receive the information about what’s taking place in the halls of power. So America needs you and our democracy needs you.”
Trump’s presidential campaign enforced unusually harsh Continue reading "President Barack Obama Says The Press Is Needed For Democracy To Work"