SNL alum Taran Killam did some reflecting today on that infamous episode when Donald Trump hosted. Killam spoke with NPR’s Sam Sanders and said, “It was rough. It was not enjoyable at the time and something that only grows more embarrassing and shameful, I think, as time goes on.” He’s uncomfortable with how the hosting gig helped normalize Trump and even says, “There’s nothing good I can take from that week, because he’s not an enjoyable person to be around.” Killam talked about hearing protesters outside during table reads and how frustrating the process of working with Trump was. But then he shared a moment when Trump bragged about how fine he’ll be if he didn’t win the presidency:
“The most heartbreaking moment at the time: we’re at the host dinner, and he brings Melania and he brings Ivanka and Jared. And he says, ‘You know, Lorne, if Continue reading "SNL Alum Taran Killam: Letting Trump Host ‘Embarrassing and Shameful’"
In the 1990s, Peter Bart turned Variety into one of the most powerful institutions in Hollywood. In doing so, he helped turn Harvey Weinstein into another.
It looks like another powerful man in Hollywood has lost his job over sexual misconduct. Last week, it was reported that Amazon Studios president Roy Price had made sexually harassing comments to one of the studio’s showrunners. Isa Hackett, producer of The Man in the High Castle, said that Price pressured her for sex, making comments to her such as “you will love my d*ck” and “anal sex.” Price was suspended after The Hollywood Reporter published an explosive piece on the allegations made by Hackett. Today, Price has stepped down from his position.
Variety has also reported that Price has resigned. Following Price’s suspension, the studio’s COO, Albert Cheng, has served as interim president. The accusation against Price comes in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal that has rocked the Continue reading "Amazon Studios Chief Roy Price Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations"
Breaking: @RoyPrice has “resigned” from Amazon, a company spokesman says.— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 17, 2017
Influential investor and business mogul Marc Faber — who is also known as Dr. Doom — went on a viciously racist tirade in his latest newsletter. In this month’s edition of the Gloom, Doom, and Boom report, Business Insider reports that the investment author credited a “white majority” for America’s economic and political success in 18th, 19th, and 20th century. Faber also wrote, “Thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks.” Faber, who has appeared on business news networks like CNBC and Fox Business, went on this racist screed in a segment of his newsletter titled, “Free Markets and Capitalism Versus Socialism” — in which he condemned the removal of Confederate statues and blasted the “liberal media.” His full controversial and racist remarks went as follows:
“People are now disturbed by statues of honourable people whose only crime was to defend what all societies had done for Continue reading "Influential Investor Writes Racist Article: ‘Thank God White People Populated America, Not the Blacks’"
You remember Jim Bakker? He’s the guy who hosted the televangelist program The PTL Club in the 1980s until it was revealed he paid off Jessica Hahn over rape allegations. Bakker would end up serving five years in prison for mail and wire fraud and has since gone back to his televangelist ways, hosting a show in which he pitches survivalist goods to those prepping for the end of days. Last week, during his program’s broadcast, Bakker took aim at those who have ridiculed him over the years by telling them that eventually, they will have to answer to God for doing so. Defending his past prophecies that haven’t come true yet, Bakker and his wife claimed that he had accurately predicted 9/11 while noting that “when God says something to you, you don’t always know the exact time it’s going to happen.” He added that his critics need Continue reading "Televangelist Jim Bakker Warns Critics: God Will Punish You For Making Fun of Me!"