Colbert: This DNA Test Reveals With ‘High Confidence’ That Elizabeth Warren… ‘Is Running For President’

On Monday night, Stephen Colbert had some fun at the expense of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for the release of a DNA test to prove she has some sort of Native American heritage. Colbert began by going after President Donald Trump for his “racist” attacks against Warren, repeatedly referring to her “affectionately” as “Pocahontas.” “See? It may be racist, but it’s affectionate,” Colbert said. “Because Trump has great affection for racism.” He then showed a clip from the highly-produced campaign video where Warren is speaking to a DNA expert who can say with “high confidence” that Warren has Native American ancestry. “You heard them right,” Colbert told the audience. “This test accurately reveals with a high confidence that Elizabeth Warren… is running for president. That we know, it came back positive.” Colbert called the video “impressive,” adding that the only thing that could have made it more Continue reading "Colbert: This DNA Test Reveals With ‘High Confidence’ That Elizabeth Warren… ‘Is Running For President’"

Trevor Noah Rips Hillary Clinton For Deflecting From Husband’s Affair: ‘You’re Not in a Position to be Throwing Stones’

On Monday night, Trevor Noah criticized Hillary Clinton over her defense of her husband of what many believe was an abuse of power when he had his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Over the weekend, Clinton was asked if Bill Clinton should have resigned for his affair, which she answered “absolutely not.” And she dismissed the idea that the President of the United States having sexual relations with a White House intern was not an abuse of power because Lewinsky was “an adult” and quickly pivoted to the allegations that have been made about the current president, Donald Trump. Noah thought if she had more interviews like that, she’ll probably want go “go back into the woods.” “Nooooo, Hillary,” Noah reacted. “That’s not cool.” “Maybe it was different in the 90s, but today, I think we’re all understanding that there’s a massive power imbalance between an intern and Continue reading "Trevor Noah Rips Hillary Clinton For Deflecting From Husband’s Affair: ‘You’re Not in a Position to be Throwing Stones’"

Director Bryan Singer Responds to Upcoming Report on Allegations Against Him: ‘Attempting to Tarnish’ My Career

Director Bryan Singer has preemptively issued a response to what he says is an upcoming Esquire report detailing some allegations against him. Last December Singer was accused of sexual assault by Cesar Sanchez-Guzman. At the time Singer categorically denied the allegation. This morning singer posted a statement on Instagram saying Esquire is working on a “negative article” that “will attempt to rehash false accusations and bogus lawsuits”:
I have known for some time that Esquire magazine may publish a negative article about me. They have contacted my friends, colleagues, and people I don’t even know in today’s climate where people’s careers are being harmed by mere accusations, what Esquire is attempting to do is a reckless disregard for the truth, making assumptions that are fictional and irresponsible. This article will attempt to rehash false accusations and bogus lawsuits… This article will misuse quotes from “sources” that will claim to have Continue reading "Director Bryan Singer Responds to Upcoming Report on Allegations Against Him: ‘Attempting to Tarnish’ My Career"

Alec Baldwin’s ABC Talk Show Debut Tanks, Draws Lowest Sunday Night Demo Ratings in All of Network TV

Alec Baldwin‘s new ABC talk show got off to an inauspicious start Sunday night. According to Nielsen (via Entertainment Weekly), the premiere brought in 2.2 million total viewers, with an anemic 0.4 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic. That number was the lowest in all of network TV Sunday night in the demo — including the CW. The premiere edition of the talk show featured Robert De Niro and Taraji P. Henson in extended conversations. Baldwin hosts a similarly-styled podcast on NPR called Here’s the Thing — which has been a hit. But the TV version struggled out of the gate on Sunday night. Baldwin was in the news Monday for a remark in which he stated: “In an orderly and formal way, and lawful way, we need to overthrow the government of the United States under Donald Trump.” A few commentators covered Continue reading "Alec Baldwin’s ABC Talk Show Debut Tanks, Draws Lowest Sunday Night Demo Ratings in All of Network TV"

Broadway Star Patti LuPone Says Christian Right ‘No Different’ from al-Qaeda: ‘Someone Needs to Say It’

Patti LuPone has won two Tony awards and is legendary on Broadway as well as the London stage. And it was from London where last week she told The Guardian that Christians in the United States are the same as the terrorists who attacked her home country, and city, on 9/11. LuPone is not new to remarks that stir controversy, and last year made waves when she said in a red carpet interview that she would not perform for an audience if Donald Trump was in it, saying the reason was “because I hate the motherfucker, how’s that?” In a lengthy profile for The Guardian, reporter Hadley Freeman recounts a series of remarks that will, in her circles, no doubt prove equally as controversial, including trashing 21 time Tony winning director Hal Prince and the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, whom she famously sued in the 90s. But Continue reading "Broadway Star Patti LuPone Says Christian Right ‘No Different’ from al-Qaeda: ‘Someone Needs to Say It’"

New York Times Scraps Discussion With Kanye West After Charlamagne Tha God Says It ‘Would Not Be Productive’

Charlamagne Tha God announced today that his New York Times event with pro-Trump rapper Kanye West has been scrapped. In an Instagram post, the radio host explained why he cancelled the event:
“Normalizing being mentally healthy is a conversation that I really wanted to have with Kanye because he’s been so vocal about his own mental health struggles. Unfortunately I think to have that conversation with him right now would not be productive and a total distraction from the point of the convo which is to eradicate the stigma of mental health especially in the black community.”

Ice-T Slams Kanye West’s Oval Office Meeting: ‘Why the F*ck You Meeting with a Rat?’

Ice-T has some strong feelings about Kanye West and his Oval Office meeting with Donald Trump. TMZ caught up with Ice-T in New York City on Saturday. When asked about Kanye West’s Oval Office meeting and if West was a “sellout”, he said this: “There’s no way in God’s earth that I would meet Donald Trump. I don’t see the sense in talking to someone who you obviously can’t change their mind, who obviously already has their opinion about us, you know, being the Black community or whatever. And I don’t see any use in it. Trump will take advantage of you. He’ll use you. He’ll use you for his photo op. You’ll put on the hat for a minute, throw it to the side and he’s back to his bullsh*t.” Then after saying both Trump and West are very similar people, he added: “Let’s put it like this. Continue reading "Ice-T Slams Kanye West’s Oval Office Meeting: ‘Why the F*ck You Meeting with a Rat?’"