Big Game Not (Super) Bowling Twitter Over: ‘This Sucks Pretty Hard’


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The first half of Super Bowl LIII did not go over well on social media. The low scoring game (second lowest first half in Super Bowl history) has people dragging the game, and the commercials, and even the halftime show that before it started. There were memes and gifs, and even people hoping for a Spongebob appearance. Check it out.

When Are You Allowed to Say ‘Super Bowl’ on TV?


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With the nation still reeling from Pam Northam‘s narrow victory over her husband’s impulse to moonwalk during his blackface scandal press conference, it’s easy to forget that there’s a Big Game today, and that Big Game is called The Super Bowl. Unless you already knew it, the name of the big game gets harder and harder to learn every year. Weirdly, some folks on TV have no problem saying “Super Bowl,” while others act like if they do, Roger Goodell will materialize and slaughter them in their dreams. It’s a little bit like the “n-word,” except the confusion over when you can and cannot say “Super Bowl” is genuine. There’s even a poorly-coded alternative: The Big Game. For example, every season, Food Network shows devote entire episodes to Super Bowl eats, yet completely avoid saying the name by using the “Big Game” euphemism. You could argue that this makes some kind of sense when you’re Continue reading "When Are You Allowed to Say ‘Super Bowl’ on TV?"

Cardi B Says She Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Gig to Show Support for Colin Kaepernick


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Cardi B says she turned down a lucrative Super Bowl halftime gig to show support for ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick. On Friday, Cardi B told the Associated Press that she struggled with her decision but ultimately decided to stand behind Kaepernick and not take to the halftime stage. “My husband, he loves football. His kids play football. It’s really hard for him,” the performer said. “He really wants to go to the Super Bowl, but he can’t go to the Super Bowl, because he’s got to stand for something.” She added that you have to make sacrifices. “I got to sacrifice a lot of money to perform,” she said. “But there’s a man who sacrificed his job for us, so we got to stand behind him.” Kaepernick is the player who sparked a wave of controversy and national dialogue when he took a knee for the national anthem to Continue reading "Cardi B Says She Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Gig to Show Support for Colin Kaepernick"

Ellen Page Blames Mike Pence for Jussie Smollett’s Attack: ‘Connect the Dots’


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Actress Ellen Page went after Vice President Mike Pence’s term as Indiana governor while on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and said it leads to attack like on Empire actor Jussie Smollett. “It feels impossible not to feel this way now with the president and Vice President Mike Pence, who wishes I couldn’t be married. Let’s be clear. The vice president of America wishes I didn’t have the love I have with my wife,” Page said as host Stephen Colbert showed a picture of her and her wife. “He wanted to ban that in Indiana. He believes in conversion therapy. He has hurt LGBTQ people so badly as the governor of Indiana, and I think what we need to know and I hope my show Gaycation did this in terms of connecting the dots to Jussie Smollett, I don’t know him personally, I send all my love, connect the Continue reading "Ellen Page Blames Mike Pence for Jussie Smollett’s Attack: ‘Connect the Dots’"

Trevor Noah on Mitch McConnell: ‘If I Looked Like a Chicken Clitoris, I Would Try and Not Be Such a Jerk’


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On The Daily Show on Thursday, host Trevor Noah took on Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell‘s objection to the idea of making election day a federal holiday. Noah said other countries make it a holiday because they want more people to vote, unlike the Republican senator. First they played a clip from the Senate floor showing McConnell’s objection, at the end of which the senator sarcastically says “just what America needs, another paid holiday.” “Why is he saying the good thing like it’s a bad thing,” asked Noah. “Like if someone showed up at Mitch McConnell’s place for the Super Bowl with a bunch of pizza and beer, he’d probably be like ‘oh great now it’s turned into a party.'” “Like I don’t know,” Noah continued. “Like if I looked like a chicken clitoris, I would try and not be such a jerk.” ‘In most developed countries, Continue reading "Trevor Noah on Mitch McConnell: ‘If I Looked Like a Chicken Clitoris, I Would Try and Not Be Such a Jerk’"

Colbert on ‘Fact-Stater’ Trump: He ‘Can’t Even Remember the Word for Not Lying’


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President Trump‘s remarks to the press on Thursday prompted a lot of news, particularly about his beef with the country’s top intelligence officials, and cable news covered it extensively. The Late Show< with Stephen Colbert mined a lot of material, too, for which you’ll shortly be grateful. Host Stephen Colbert started with the throw-down between Trump and his top intel chiefs Dan Coats and Gina Haspel. Some good jokes in between the clips (watch above) mixed well with the inherent hilarity of claiming that something anyone can watch on video didn’t happen. “What do you mean they were misquoted? There were cameras! It was live. We all watched it,” said Colbert. He turned then to the wall. He played a montage of Trump saying variations on “If there’s no wall, it doesn’t work” and a few other clips. The last was of Trump talking about how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would react Continue reading "Colbert on ‘Fact-Stater’ Trump: He ‘Can’t Even Remember the Word for Not Lying’"

Ariana Grande Dragged for Intentionally Misspelled Kanji Tattoo: ‘Her Cultural Appropriation is Ugly’


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Pop superstar Ariana Grande was slammed for cultural appropriation today after she attempted to get “7 Rings” — the name of her new hit single — tattoed on her hand in Japanese Kanji, but intentionally left out key characters for aesthetic reasons that totally changed the meaning of the tattoo. After initially posting a picture of her new ink on Instagram, Grande deleted the post when commenters began calling her out for the error, which changed the meaning of her tattoo from “7 rings” to “shichirin,” which is a small BBQ grill popular in Japan. “Indeed, I left out ‘つの指’ which should have gone in between. It hurt like fuck n still looks tight. I wouldn’t have lasted one more symbol lmao,” she wrote in a tweet, which she also deleted. “But this spot also peels a ton and won’t last so if I miss it enough I’ll suffer thru
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Steve Bannon Says Trump’s Family Separation Policy is ‘Inhuman’


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A new political documentary, titled The Brink, details Steve Bannon’s career path after he mostly disappeared from the media’s radar when he was fired from the Trump administration in 2017. According to USA Today, the film premieres at Sundance Film Festival and follows Bannon along for candid moments of his daily life. It also details his political advocacy work during the 2018 midterms and his trips to Europe, where he went to help elect far-right leaders to spread the “united populist agenda” he incorporated in the White House. In one segment of the documentary, Bannon bad-mouths his time working for the administration, saying, “There’s no glamour to the job. I hated every second I was there.” “The West Wing has bad karma to it,” he added. “They say, ‘Because you were doing bad stuff!’ But I was doing the Lord’s work.” Despite Donald Trump repeatedly attacking Continue reading "Steve Bannon Says Trump’s Family Separation Policy is ‘Inhuman’"

Empire Actor Jussie Smollett Hospitalized Following Possible Hate Crime Assault


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Empire star Jussie Smollett was hospitalized in Chicago on Tuesday morning as a result of what police are calling a potential hate crime. The Chicago Police Department released a statement saying Smollett was attacked by two men early in the morning who made “racial and homophobic slurs” at him. Shortly afterward, the suspected perpetrators physically assaulted Smollett, poured an “unknown chemical substance” on him, and fled the scene after tying a rope around his neck. Police describe the encounter as a “possible racially-charged assault and battery,” and an investigation has been launched into the incident. Continue reading "Empire Actor Jussie Smollett Hospitalized Following Possible Hate Crime Assault"

Fmr White House Aide Cliff Sims on Why Kellyanne Conway’s Not Been Fired: Television Loyalty Matters to Trump


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Former White House aide and author of a new Trump tell-all Team of Vipers Cliff Sims sat down with Stephen Colbert to talk about his new book on Monday. He also talked about the moment — which he tells about in his book — where he caught White House counselor Kellyanne Conway leaking to the press. Conway “calls me upstairs to write a response to some show hosts who were saying that off-air she was trashing the president and wanted me to help her craft a response to that,” Sims  said. “I’m sitting on her Apple laptop in her office trying to type this up and she forgets that she’s sitting there at her desk typing on her iPhone which is synced to her computer. Not good, Stephen, not good.” He added: “It’s a great lesson for everyone. Nothing accidentally good ever happens from synced i-messages.” Sims Continue reading "Fmr White House Aide Cliff Sims on Why Kellyanne Conway’s Not Been Fired: Television Loyalty Matters to Trump"

WATCH: Colbert Mocks Roger Stone Arrest With Cops -Style ‘Bad Boys’ Parody


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Stephen Colbert opened up his show on Monday with a parody sketch fashioned after Cops. Only this time the ‘bad boys’ were Roger Stone and, as teased for the next episode, Donald Trump Jr. “We’re here to arrest Roger Stone,” the faux-FBI agent says in the sketch titled simply “Mueller.” “He’s easy to spot because he dresses like a Dick Tracy villain, he also has a tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back and, I believe, a Henry Kissinger tramp stamp,” he continues on, speaking directly to the camera. “Actually, pretty excited we’re arresting him because I picked him from my collusion fantasy league.” “We’re going in!” he then says before sirens wail. The sketch ends with a tease for the next Mueller episode. “Next week on Mueller,” the announcer in the sketch says, before showing a preview clip of the FBI knocking on the door. Continue reading "WATCH: Colbert Mocks Roger Stone Arrest With Cops -Style ‘Bad Boys’ Parody"

Stephen Colbert: ‘The Definition of Insanity is Donald Trump’


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On Monday night, The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert offered a new definition of insanity to his audience. The definition, he quipped, is “Donald Trump.” Colbert’s remarks came in the context of his opening monologue talk about Trump “folding like an origami swan” over the shutdown deal. Not everyone, the comedian noted, actually thinks Trump folded, including Colbert stressed, the president himself. He then read this tweet from Trump insisting ending the shutdown without funding for the wall “was in no way a concession”: Then, using Continue reading "Stephen Colbert: ‘The Definition of Insanity is Donald Trump’"

R. Kelly Allegedly Slammed 19-Year-Old Ex-Girlfriend Into a Wall in a Fit of Rage


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Rapper R. Relly allegedly threw his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend into a wall at the backstage of his concert after she looked at another man, TMZ reports. According to multiple sources who were with Halle Calhoun and knew of her relationship with the rapper at the time, the two had gotten in an argument after he accused her of looking at another man. The young, petite model began to shove him, and he immediately grabbed her by her clothes “around her neck” and threw her into a wall in front of several witnesses. R. Kelly and his friends deny the allegation, saying if it were true, video of the incident would have been released or sold a long time ago. One of the witnesses, 19-year-old Azriel Clary, is also alleged to have been one of the rapper’s sexual abuse victims and is being featured in the Lifetime series Surviving R. Kelly. Continue reading "R. Kelly Allegedly Slammed 19-Year-Old Ex-Girlfriend Into a Wall in a Fit of Rage"

Last Vestige of a Scoundrel: ‘Broke’ Milo Yiannopoulos Releases Gospel Song


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Former Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos wants you to know perhaps he may have run out of all his Mercer endowment funds, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t still rich. Yiannopoulos’s new single track, “Silver & Gold,” gospels Jesus as his true desire on this earth in place of fame and wealth. The chorus of the song begins something like this: Silver and gold, silver and gold I’d rather have Jesus than silver and gold No fame or fortune No riches untold I’d rather have Jesus than silver and gold Featuring a slideshow of random acts of “glamour” such as Milo posing above an Israel flag wrapped in a snake, Milo giving a speech in drag while drinking champagne, and Milo spending almost $8,000 at a bar in one shot; the music video praises Jesus for being the only one there for him when his best friends weren’t. “But just Continue reading "Last Vestige of a Scoundrel: ‘Broke’ Milo Yiannopoulos Releases Gospel Song"

Live Fox Musical Rent Flops in Ratings


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Rent was a ratings flop. According to data from Nielsen (via Variety), the live Fox musical pulled down a 1.3 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic, and 3.4 million viewers overall. For perspective, NBC’s recent production of Jesus Christ Superstar scored a 1.7 in the key demo, and a whopping 9.4 million overall. The production was hampered by an unfortunate accident, as actor Brennin Hunt broke his foot just hours before showtime. As a result, Fox ended up airing mostly pre-taped segments from a dress rehearsal recorded Saturday night.

‘I Am an Actor!’: Viral Star Geoffrey Owens Shouts Out Trader Joe’s, Brings Down House at SAG Awards


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Geoffrey Owens — the former Cosby Show star who went viral this past fall after a photo emerged of him working at a Trader Joe’s in New Jersey — drew a huge ovation during a brief cameo at Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. As part of the show’s open, several actors who discussed their backstories, and why they chose the profession. Owens, who most notably starred in The Cosby Show as Elvin, talked about the job he took to stay afloat and continue working as an actor. “Somewhere in the middle of the road of my life, I found myself in the dark wood of unemployment and debt,” Owens said. “But instead of switching careers like a sane person, I took a job at a local Trader Joe’s to see if I could hang in there with my career. And it’s actually worked out pretty well. I’m Geoffrey Owens Continue reading "‘I Am an Actor!’: Viral Star Geoffrey Owens Shouts Out Trader Joe’s, Brings Down House at SAG Awards"

This Face Belongs to an NFL Player Who Just Signed a New Contract


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Adam Vinatieri #4 of the Indianapolis Colts warms up before playing the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round at NRG Stadium on January 5, 2019 in Houston, Texas
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That’s not Santa, and it’s not Burt Reynolds in the 2005 remake of “The Longest Yard” either. It’s Adam Vinatieri, the 46-year-old player who just signed a one-year contract for what will be his 24th season in the NFL. It was announced on Friday by Colts general manager Chris Ballard that a deal had been reached to bring Vinatieri back for yet another season with one of only two teams he’s played for in 23 seasons. (The other team being the Patriots, who are in the Super Bowl again this year.) vinatieri is not only setting age records (4th all-time oldest player), he’s also the all-time NFL points leader, holds the title for most Super Bowl appearances by a kicker (five), most field goals, and is the only player to have scored over a thousand points with Continue reading "This Face Belongs to an NFL Player Who Just Signed a New Contract"

Steve Martin Takes on Roger Stone in SNL Cold Open: ‘Pardon Me?’


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Saturday Night Light started off their latest show with a sketch skewering Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and his interview with Roger Stone. It featured Steve Martin playing Stone. The sketch began with SNL’s Tucker Carlson — as played by Alex Moffat — talking about Trump’s “heroic end to the shutdown.” Jeanine Pirro — as played by Cecily Strong — then joined in. “Well, Tucker, we have to take a Marie Kondo approach to cleaning up this country. If something doesn’t spark joy, throw it out,” SNL’s Pirro said. “You know what doesn’t spark joy in me? Guatemalans.” Kate McKinnon also made an appearance as a shriveled and out of touch Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross before Moffat’s Carlson introduces Stone. “What a fun couple of days! I’m lovin’ the ride! Go Nixon,” Martin as Stone said after being introduced. SNL’s Carlson then tried to remind him that he’s had “a Continue reading "Steve Martin Takes on Roger Stone in SNL Cold Open: ‘Pardon Me?’"

Kate Hudson Says She’s Taking ‘Genderless’ Approach to Raising Her Daughter


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Actress Kate Hudson and her boyfriend Danny Fujikawa announced they will take a “genderless” approach to raising their infant daughter Rani Rose, who was born in October. In an interview with AOL News, the 39-year-old actress gushed over her first baby girl after boys, saying she doesn’t want to impose a gender identity on her child despite her daughter’s “incredibly feminine energy.” “We still don’t know what she’s going to identify as,” said Hudson. “I will say that, right now, she is incredibly feminine in her energy, her sounds and her way. It’s very different from the boys, and it’s really fun to actually want to buy kids’ clothes.” Hudson’s two older sons are 17 and 14.
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Stephen Colbert Launches Petition for Cardi B to Give State of the Union Rebuttal


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Late Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced he plans to wait to give the State of the Union until after the shutdown. Yet, whenever the shutdown ends and the State of the Union is back on, late night talk show host Stephen Colbert has an idea who should do the rebuttal for the State of the Union. “I am starting a petition for the Democrats to let @iamcardib give the rebuttal to the SOTU,” Colbert tweeted. “Sign it by retweeting this!” Cardi B is the rapper who made waves when she went to Twitter war with Tomi Lahren recently. She also has very publicly spoken out against the shutdown, taking to an Instagram video to declare our country is a “hellhole” Continue reading "Stephen Colbert Launches Petition for Cardi B to Give State of the Union Rebuttal"