BREAKING: Alan Colmes Dead at 66


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Longtime radio and cable news broadcaster Alan Colmes is dead at the age of 66 after reportedly battling a brief illness. Fox News moments ago reported on Colmes’ death with a segment narrated by Sean Hannity, who paired with Colmes for years on the venerable talk show Hannity & Colmes. Hannity identified his old colleague as, “one of the nicest, kindest, and most generous people,” while his family released a statement a short time ago that read in part:
He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with [wife] Jocelyn [Elise Crowley]. He will be missed. The family asks for privacy during this very difficult time.

Stephen Colbert NAILS His Alex Jones Impression: ‘This Is Why You Don’t Mix Steroids With Peyote!’


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Alex Jones of InfoWars fame is currently enjoying a bit more notoriety these days in the mainstream media, thanks in part to headlines that recently suggested he has a direct relationship with President Donald Trump. The conspiratorial internet host was the focus of a segment on Wednesday night’s Late Show, as host Stephen Colbert debuted an impression of Jones that hit the crazed nail on the head. After showing a clip of an InfoWars segment in which Jones rants and raves about being a human male, the camera cut back to Colbert in the Ed Sullivan Theater doing a full-on impression: “THIS IS WHY YOU DON’T MIX STEROIDS WITH PEYOTE! THIS IS WHY! THIS IS IT!” “I don’t know how to explain this, but just watching that clip he somehow he got spittle on me,” Colbert joked; moments later he improvised another line or two in his Alex Continue reading "Stephen Colbert NAILS His Alex Jones Impression: ‘This Is Why You Don’t Mix Steroids With Peyote!’"

Joe Scarborough Lays Into Stephen Miller’s Latest Cable News Appearance: ‘He Is So Bad on TV’


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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough continued his anti-Stephen Miller tour Thursday. During an infamous round of Sunday show appearances two weeks ago, White House advisor Stephen Miller stepped firmly into the national spotlight as the newest spokesperson for the Trump administration, authoritatively saying, “The powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.” Scarborough at the time casually slammed Miller’s head-scratching appearances as “horrendous.” This week, Miller made his grand return to cable news, now in the form of a Fox News interview with Martha MacCallum, who pressed the Trump aide on the revamped version of the president’s immigration executive order. After rolling the clip on Thursday’s Morning Joe, Scarborough again pulled no punches: “He is so bad on TV.” “Willie, why do you let him on TV?” Scarborough continued to Continue reading "Joe Scarborough Lays Into Stephen Miller’s Latest Cable News Appearance: ‘He Is So Bad on TV’"

BREAKING: NASA Announces ‘7 Earth-Sized Planets’ Potentially Habitable to Life in Faraway Solar System


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Screen Shot 2017-02-22 at 1.12.55 PMJust moments ago, NASA  finally announced its highly-anticipated news that more than half a dozen Earth-sized planets have been identified in a faraway solar system circling around a star known to the space community as TRAPPIST-1, an “ultra-cool” red dwarf. The news of the exoplanets — meaning planets that orbit around a sun other than our own — was highly-touted by NASA this week. NASA has confirmed the existence of more than 3,440 exoplanets in the galaxy to date, though there has never been a discovery that matches the sheer number of habitable-zone planets discovered around one star. NASA announced Wednesday that three of the seven planets are “firmly” in the zone habitable to life. The discovery announced moments Continue reading "BREAKING: NASA Announces ‘7 Earth-Sized Planets’ Potentially Habitable to Life in Faraway Solar System"

Fallon Unveils the Latest Programming For Trump News Network Since the ‘Fake News Media’ Gets It Wrong


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Since Donald Trump unexpectedly won the U.S. presidential election, it seems as if we haven’t discussed his burgeoning media venture — Trump TV — that the team appeared to be building in the fall. Remember the list of livestreams and scrappy programs that were being shared to eager viewers wanting more from Trump and his surrogates? Well, despite the fact that Trump’s win seems to have upended those plans, the Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon gave us a peek into what TNN (Trump News Network) is really all about. In the desk segment, Fallon touched on everything from the Swedish ‘terror attack’ — “which was definitely real and 100% not made up” — to the selection of H.R. McMaster as our nation’s newest National Security Advisor. “Usually when I talk to H.R., it’s because one of my female employees is threatening to sue,” Fallon joked in Continue reading "Fallon Unveils the Latest Programming For Trump News Network Since the ‘Fake News Media’ Gets It Wrong"

Late Night Joe: Scarborough Admits That Trump’s First Month ‘Makes It Harder to Call Him Mr. President’


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Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe traded in his A.M. coffee for some late night laughs Tuesday, appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss the current state of affairs in Trump’s America. But while the former Republican Congressman certainly revers the office of the President — going as far as to say he cheered when Bill Clinton took the oath of office — he noted carefully that much of Trump’s erratic first month has made it hard to recognize he’s actually the President. “The way he’s acted over the past month,” offered Scarborough to Colbert Tuesday, “has made it even harder to call him Mr. President.” Scarborough continued, playing to the liberal crowd inside the Ed Sullivan Theater with talking points that have bipartisan appeal in our unique political climate. “When you have a President of the United States that questions judicial review, and questions Continue reading "Late Night Joe: Scarborough Admits That Trump’s First Month ‘Makes It Harder to Call Him Mr. President’"

BREAKING: Milo Yiannopoulos Has Resigned From Breitbart Citing His ‘Poor Choice of Words’


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milo After days of speculation, it is official: Milo Yiannopoulos is out at Breitbart, with news of his resignation reaching social media just minutes ago via Michael Grynbaum of The New York Times.
In a statement published minutes ago, Yiannopoulos said, “Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved,” continuing, “I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately.”  After Yiannopoulos was slated to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a video of him discussing pedophilia made the rounds on Twitter and earned pretty widespread condemnation. Yiannopoulos responded to the outcry insisting that he has an “utter disgust [for] adults who sexually abuse Continue reading "BREAKING: Milo Yiannopoulos Has Resigned From Breitbart Citing His ‘Poor Choice of Words’"

Trump’s Diversity Director Gets Visibly Frustrated With NBC’s Craig Melvin: ‘You’re Making Up Lies!’


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During a panel discussion Tuesday afternoon on MSNBC about race and politics, one network guest who works on behalf of President Donald Trump decided to lay into anchor Craig Melvin during the segment. Bruce LeVell, the Executive Director for the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, took extreme issue with the point of Melvin’s opening question, which dealt with the Commander in Chief’s long-running unwillingness to denounce a rise in anti-Semitism. This morning, Melvin interviewed Trump at the National Museum of American History, where the MSNBC anchor forcefully got Trump to officially make the denouncement. “Of course. And I do it wherever I get a chance, I do it,” said Trump. But LeVell wasn’t buying the argument that Trump hasn’t been inclusive of diversity, and angrily shot down any suggestion that the president didn’t denounce anti-Semitism sooner. Melvin opened up by asking LeVell, “Can you name Continue reading "Trump’s Diversity Director Gets Visibly Frustrated With NBC’s Craig Melvin: ‘You’re Making Up Lies!’"

NBC’s Melvin Hesitant to Say Whether He Believes Trump’s Words of Racial Sincerity: ‘You Certainly Want To’


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NBC’s Craig Melvin caught a few minutes of face time with President Donald Trump Tuesday morning while the Commander in Chief was touring the National Museum of American History. The President was joined by his nominee for Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson and South Carolina governor Tim Scott, and the President was reportedly “moved” by the exhibits at the museum. But as Melvin revealed to his colleague Stephanie Ruhle moments later, he wasn’t quite so sure that Trump was fully sincere in his meandering response. Regarding our nation’s racial divide, Trump responded:
“It’s just age old. It’s, uh, there is something going on that doesn’t allow it to fully heal. Sometimes it gets better but then it busts apart. But we want to have it get very much better. Get unified, and stay together. But you’ve seen it, where it oftentimes will Continue reading "NBC’s Melvin Hesitant to Say Whether He Believes Trump’s Words of Racial Sincerity: ‘You Certainly Want To’"

‘There Are Boundaries’: Matt Schlapp Speaks Out on Yiannopoulos’ CPAC Disinvitation


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Matt Schlapp, chair of the American Conservative Union, said on Morning Joe Tuesday that the tape of Milo Yiannopoulos speaking about pedophilia was a step too far, warranting the Breitbart editor to have his invitation to the upcoming CPAC conference rescinded. “We are OK with having controversy on the stage at CPAC. We don’t endorse everything every speaker says,” Schlapp began. “But over the weekend I was made aware of these comments and it just broke through very important boundaries and we felt like the CPAC stage was not an appropriate place for this any longer.” Milo Yiannopoulos, the firebrand provocateur who has championed free speech to the tune of on-campus riots in direct opposition of his live appearances, drew sharp criticism after a video was made available by The Reagan Battalion on Sunday. Yiannopoulos “advocates” for pedophilia, going on to Continue reading "‘There Are Boundaries’: Matt Schlapp Speaks Out on Yiannopoulos’ CPAC Disinvitation"

‘Never Fjorget’: Colbert Presents Stirring Video to Remember ‘Victims’ of Trump’s Fake Sweden Attack


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When President Donald Trump was so inspired by a Tucker Carlson segment on Fox News about crime in Sweden that he stood up at a Florida rally to discuss something that didn’t happen, it was bound to be the sort of fodder late night comedians would find impossible to ignore. At the tail’s end of his monologue Monday night, Stephen Colbert joined in on the chorus of mockery over the subject, using the opportunity to ding the Trump administration for a number of recent flaps regarding fake terror attacks. “Tragically, Sweden is the third not-a-terrorist attack that has not shocked the world in the last month. First there wasn’t the Bowling Green Massacre. Then, no one was lost in Atlanta. And now… it’s not Sweden’s turn,” he said. The Late Show host continued, “But that doesn’t mean we don’t stand in solidarity with everyone who did not suffer.” Continue reading "‘Never Fjorget’: Colbert Presents Stirring Video to Remember ‘Victims’ of Trump’s Fake Sweden Attack"

BREAKING: Milo Yiannopoulos Disinvited From CPAC Over Pedophilia Commentary


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According to Townhall editor and frequent Fox News contributor Guy Benson, controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited from speaking at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in DC, a report that was quickly confirmed by the ACU Chair. Yiannopoulos’ initial invitation drew criticism, especially after a questionable clip emerged on social media revealing the Breitbart editor appearing to at least “advocate” for pedophilia. The clip, which was first put online by The Reagan Battalion, quickly made the rounds Sunday; Yiannopoulos says in the video:
In the homosexual world, particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men — the sort of ‘coming of age’ relationship — those relationships in which those older men help those young boys discover who they are and give
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‘I Was Disappointed’: VP Pence Carefully Responds to Question About Being ‘Misled’ by White House Over Flynn


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While speaking alongside the NATO Security General in Brussels Monday, Vice President Mike Pence faced a question from the press regarding the events of impropriety that led to the resignation of former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn. Pence was asked directly by Ken Thomas of the Associated Press moments ago, “Do you feel like your were misled by members of the Trump administration or were you frustrated that you were left out of the loop on this situation, and what assurances have you received from President Trump that something like this will not happen again?” The Vice President and former Indiana Governor was very careful in his response — answering very little of the original question — cautiously crafting the right words. He said:
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Scarborough Hints That Trump’s Constant CNN-Bashing Is Actually a Ploy to Help ‘Great Friend’ Jeff Zucker


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By now, the list of adjectives that president Donald Trump uses regularly to criticize the mainstream media are well known; but while it may seem as if this administration is acting incredibly hostile towards the press — namely, an outlet like CNN — one MSNBC anchor seems to think there may be more at play. Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe surmised Monday morning that it’s clear Trump and CNN President Jeff Zucker are actually “great friends,” despite the harsh rhetoric that the President continues to use against the cable news net. Last week, Trump told CNN’s Jim Acosta directly that the moniker “fake news” — long used to to describe CNN in Trump circles — was being changed to “very fake news.” Trump also joked with Acosta to, “Ask Jeff Zucker how he got his job,” and it is well-known that Continue reading "Scarborough Hints That Trump’s Constant CNN-Bashing Is Actually a Ploy to Help ‘Great Friend’ Jeff Zucker"

Scarborough Hints That Trump’s Constant CNN-Bashing Is Actually a Ploy to Help ‘Great Friend’ Jeff Zucker


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By now, the list of adjectives that president Donald Trump uses regularly to criticize the mainstream media are well known; but while it may seem as if this administration is acting incredibly hostile towards the press — namely, an outlet like CNN — one MSNBC anchor seems to think there may be more at play. Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe surmised Monday morning that it’s clear Trump and CNN President Jeff Zucker are actually “great friends,” despite the harsh rhetoric that the President continues to use against the cable news net. Last week, Trump told CNN’s Jim Acosta directly that the moniker “fake news” — long used to to describe CNN in Trump circles — was being changed to “very fake news.” Trump also joked with Acosta to, “Ask Jeff Zucker how he got his job,” and it is well-known that Continue reading "Scarborough Hints That Trump’s Constant CNN-Bashing Is Actually a Ploy to Help ‘Great Friend’ Jeff Zucker"

John Oliver Breaks Down President Trump’s ‘Weird, Noticeably Soft Spot’ For Russia


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In just his second episode back on air this season, John Oliver devoted his deep-dive segment Sunday night to the longstanding connections between the Trump administration and the Russian Federation. While the HBO late night comedian cautioned, “there is no hard proof yet of direct link between Trump and Moscow,” the evidence of relationship is substantial; as Oliver noted pointedly, “the [General Michael] Flynn debacle is just the tip of the iceberg.” Oliver also focused much of the desk segment on the history of Russian President Vladimir Putin himself; Oliver said, “from the beginning of his Presidency has been shrouded in accusations of corruption.” Last Week Tonight broke down many of the lengthy ways in which Putin is regularly praised as the luckiest of heroes in his home nation, a legendary figure who finds rare sea vases on scuba expeditions and has pop songs written in his Continue reading "John Oliver Breaks Down President Trump’s ‘Weird, Noticeably Soft Spot’ For Russia"

I’d Do Anything For Love: Chris Christie Claims Trump Made Him Eat the White House Meatloaf


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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie revealed an interesting tidbit while filling in as guest host on WFAN’s Boomer & Carton morning sports radio show in New York. Christie, who occasionally appears on the show with his pal Craig Carton when former Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason is away, recounted that during this week’s trip to the White House, President Donald Trump ordered Christie to eat the meatloaf. “This is what it’s like to be with Trump,” Christie said on WFAN. “He says, ‘There’s the menu, you guys order whatever you want.; And then he says, ‘Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf.'” Christie apparently didn’t have much of a choice. The Jersey guv was joined by his wife Mary Pat for a Valentine’s Day lunch at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but Carton was undeterred from ribbing his pal Christie over the ordeal. “It’s emasculating,” said Carton in Continue reading "I’d Do Anything For Love: Chris Christie Claims Trump Made Him Eat the White House Meatloaf"

Today in ‘Why Would You Do That?’ News: Man Decides to Eat Photo of Jason Segal Every Day


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I get it, it’s a strange headline — but it’s absolutely accurate. A YouTube user by the name of Dog Shit — yes, really — has earned favor in the loyal Reddit community for his rather strange publicity stunt: Eating a photo of actor Jason Segal and uploading the act directly to YouTube. The catch? Dog Shit says he will eat a photo of the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star every day until Segal himself agrees to return the favor. Yesterday marked Day 1 of the official challenge, with a 4:21 video uploaded that shows the man casually chomping away at a headshot of Segal as if it were a delicious HotPocket. The man stops intermittently to chug a bit of water to aid in the process, and he’s completely silent otherwise except for the final seconds of the video. Dog Shit stares dramatically at the camera, saying only, “Hey Jason,”
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Hillary Clinton and SNL‘s Kate McKinnon Seen Dining Together in NYC: ‘Lots of Laughter’


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Screen Shot 2017-02-17 at 9.12.28 AMKate McKinnon of Saturday Night Live has earned widespread praise for her portrayal of various figures in politics, most recently aiming her talents to take on impressions of Kellyane Conway and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. But before she was regularly lampooning people in the Trump administration, the versatile Ghostbusters co-star portrayed another political bigwig: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Who could forget the memorable turn in the fall of 2015, where Clinton herself showed up to Studio 8H to play Val the Bartender opposite McKinnon’s impression? More recently, McKinnon donned the pantsuit on the first show after Clinton’s devastating general election loss for an emotional cold open tribute. And now, it would appear as if the two have kept in touch. Page Six reports that on Wednesday night, Clinton and McKinnon dined together at Orzo near Times Square, when the former Secretary of State was in town to see Continue reading "Hillary Clinton and SNL‘s Kate McKinnon Seen Dining Together in NYC: ‘Lots of Laughter’"

Late Night Hosts Forced to Ditch Planned Segments After ‘Batsh*t Crazy’ Press Conference From ‘Hurricane Trump’


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More than one late night show on television Thursday night made it a point to reveal that President Donald Trump‘s unexpected press conference forced the writing staffs to abandon their previously planned segments altogether. On NBC, Late Night host Seth Meyers opened up his Closer Look segment by admitting that the signature desk bit of the show — which is usually prepped the night before — had to essentially be fully scraped when it became clear that Trump’s remarks were nothing ordinary. “At 1 p.m. today, we had a draft about Republican attempts to repeal Obamacare, that we felt good about,” Meyers told his audience Thursday night. “And then Donald Trump held what can only be described as a batsh*t crazy press conference that rendered this script completely meaningless.” Meyers exaggerated his point by producing a paper shredder, where the show’s script about Obamacare repeal and replace Continue reading "Late Night Hosts Forced to Ditch Planned Segments After ‘Batsh*t Crazy’ Press Conference From ‘Hurricane Trump’"