David Letterman Wants the Old Trump Back: Used to Be ‘The Boob of New York,’ Now He’s ‘Psychotic’


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David Letterman used to enjoy having Donald Trump on his show, back when he was just the ‘boob of New York.’ He’s less fond of who the president has become, calling him a ‘soulless bastard.’ “[Trump] used to be kind of like the boob of New York that pretended to be wealthy, or we thought was wealthy, and now he’s just psychotic,” Letterman said in an interview on The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. Letterman, who currently hosts the Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, has had a relationship with Trump for more than thirty years. He’s hosted the president more than 30 times between his two now-defunct late night shows, NBC’s Late Night With David Letterman (1982-1993) and CBS’ The Late Show With David Letterman (1993-2015). “I think he just liked being on TV. I had no sense that he was the soulless Continue reading "David Letterman Wants the Old Trump Back: Used to Be ‘The Boob of New York,’ Now He’s ‘Psychotic’"

Colbert Cold Open Wonders What Other TV Shows Trump Has Called to Vent Frustrations


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While President Donald Trump called into CNBC on Monday morning, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert wondered about the other shows he has called. The parody cold open showed clips of Trump “calling in” to shows like Watch What Happens Live, Batman and Sesame Street. It even shows Trump calling himself to vent at one point. Trump actually called into CNBC Monday to complain about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He also said the Federal Reserve is “very, very destructive to us” for not lowering interest rates, and defended his tariff plan despite mounting criticism. Trump also mused about breaking up tech giants like Google and Facebook during the Monday call-in. “Well I can tell you they discriminate against me,” Trump said about the companies. “You know, people talk about collusion. The real collusion is between the Democrats and these companies. ‘Cause they were so against me during Continue reading "Colbert Cold Open Wonders What Other TV Shows Trump Has Called to Vent Frustrations"

Colbert Cold Open Wonders What Other TV Shows Trump Has Called to Vent Frustrations


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While President Donald Trump called into CNBC on Monday morning, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert wondered about the other shows he has called. The parody cold open showed clips of Trump “calling in” to shows like Watch What Happens Live, Batman and Sesame Street. It even shows Trump calling himself to vent at one point. Trump actually called into CNBC Monday to complain about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He also said the Federal Reserve is “very, very destructive to us” for not lowering interest rates, and defended his tariff plan despite mounting criticism. Trump also mused about breaking up tech giants like Google and Facebook during the Monday call-in. “Well I can tell you they discriminate against me,” Trump said about the companies. “You know, people talk about collusion. The real collusion is between the Democrats and these companies. ‘Cause they were so against me during Continue reading "Colbert Cold Open Wonders What Other TV Shows Trump Has Called to Vent Frustrations"

Trevor Noah Makes Fun of Litany of Democrats in Iowa: ‘All We’ve Learned is How Bad They Are At Telling Jokes’


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Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah went after the litany of Democratic candidates who were in Iowa over the weekend and hit them for failing to show depth in their short public appearances. On the Monday edition of The Daily Show, Noah noted that “this Sunday … they all had five minutes each to speak, which is kind of crazy. “Five minutes is not enough time to make your case, all right? It’s barely enough time to make a lean cuisine, unless you do what I do and just eat it frozen,” Noah said. Noah also noted that many of the micro-speeches contained jokes that did not land, including a joke by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) that left an embarrassing silence in its wake. “Like, from now on librarians aren’t going to shush people, they will just play that clip of Eric Swalwell,” Noah joked. Noah also joked about the candidates’ Continue reading "Trevor Noah Makes Fun of Litany of Democrats in Iowa: ‘All We’ve Learned is How Bad They Are At Telling Jokes’"

Nikki Haley Feuds with Whoopi Goldberg Over Abortion Stance: ‘I’m Not Going to Get in The Gutter’


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Former UN Ambassador and Republican governor Nikki Haley volleyed back at The View’s Whoopi Goldberg criticizing her anti-abortion stance this week, using a video to contrast Haley’s statements with Goldberg’s on The View. “I’m not going to get in the gutter with Whoopi,” Haley wrote in a tweet. “Whoopi is ok if they disagree on the topic but doesn’t want to be misrepresented out of context to help further a differing position,” a source at ABC told Mediaite in response to Haley’s video. The video appears to be produced by her advocacy group, “Stand For America.” It frames Haley’s comments as “a thoughtful way to discuss a sensitive issue,” and contrasts them with Goldberg’s comments seemingly painted negatively. Continue reading "Nikki Haley Feuds with Whoopi Goldberg Over Abortion Stance: ‘I’m Not Going to Get in The Gutter’"

Bill Maher Declares Trump ‘America’s Royal F*ckup,’: They’re ‘Fumigating Europe’ After His Trip


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  HBO’s Bill Maher did not hold back in his assessment of President Donald Trump‘s travels to Europe. Instead, he suggested during his monologue Friday night that they were now “fumigating” the continent after Trump’s trip. Maher started by calling Trump a “royal fuckup” and noting the story of Trump’s embarrassing travels abroad — with his whole family in tow — has been depressing him all week. “England’s Royal Family met America’s royal fuckup,” Maher said, before noting during his trip “Trump continued the time-honored tradition that he has now started of embarrassing this country in every possible shape, form, and way possible.” He then noted that it was not just Trump but his entire family that tagged along. “First of all, he dragged his whole family over there — even Tiffany,” the comedian continued on before quipping, “I know we’re all thinking the same thing, how did Continue reading "Bill Maher Declares Trump ‘America’s Royal F*ckup,’: They’re ‘Fumigating Europe’ After His Trip"

Shocker! Leaked Jeopardy Clip Purports to Show 32-Day Champ James Holzhauer Going Down


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A leaked clip said to be from Monday’s yet-to-air Jeopardy! episode appears to show the end of professional gambler James Holzhauer’s dominating run on the game show at the hands of a Chicago librarian. The minute-long video shows a Final Jeopardy segment that purports to show Emma Boettcher defeating the pro-gambler and Jay Sexton — which, if the clip is legitimate, would mark the end of Holzhauer’s 32-day, nearly all-time record-setting $2.4 million earnings streak. As Holzhauer was losing $23,400 to $26,600 to Boettcher in the unconfirmed clip, he correctly answered, “Who is Kit Marlowe” but then placed his bet too low, while Boettcher placed the correct bet and hit a winning total of $46,801. A stunned Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek can then be hear saying, “What a game. Oh my God,” while Holzhauer accepts defeat and offers Boettcher a high-five for the win.

Elton John Denounces Russia Censoring Sex Scenes in Rocketman


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The Elton John biopic Rocketman is out this week, and the filmmakers are already speaking out to denounce censorship of several scenes in the movie. Scenes depicting gay sex and making reference to John’s sexuality were edited out of the film in Russia. John and the filmmakers put out a joint statement, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, denouncing the “decision to pander to local laws and censor Rocketman for the Russian market, a move we were unaware of until today”:
Paramount Pictures have been brave and bold partners in allowing us to create a film which is a true representation of Elton’s extraordinary life, warts and all. That the local distributor has edited out certain scenes, denying the audience the opportunity to see the film as it was intended is a sad reflection of the divided world we still live in and how it can still be so cruelly Continue reading "Elton John Denounces Russia Censoring Sex Scenes in Rocketman"

Lil Nas X Goes Viral After Surprising Schoolkids With Live Performance of ‘Old Town Road’


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Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is still burning up the music charts, and on Wednesday night, he made a room full of Ohio schoolchildren go ballistic when he gave them an unexpected sing-along show. Nas X, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, gave what he called “the biggest show of my life” on Wednesday when he popped into Lander Elementary to perform his hit single. The children instantly erupted when the rapper walked out on stage, and the appearance quickly went viral as videos online show them joining in as Nas X led them through the song. Mashable reports that the surprise appearance came after Principal Felecia Evans tweeted a video last week of the school singing and dancing to “Old Town Road” at Continue reading "Lil Nas X Goes Viral After Surprising Schoolkids With Live Performance of ‘Old Town Road’"

Game of Thrones Documentary Shows Kit Harington’s Emotional Reaction to That Big Finale Moment


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(Game of Thrones spoilers below.) HBO aired a documentary on Sunday, The Last Watch, with a big behind-the-scenes look at the final season of Game of Thrones, which included some memorable reactions from the cast during the table read. The most notable one was Kit Harington‘s reaction to finding out that Jon Snow was going to kill Daenerys Targaryen. Harington had apparently not read the script before then. In interviews with Entertainment Weekly, Clarke and Harington recalled the moment of truth:
At the table read, Clarke sat across from Harington so she could “watch him compute all of this.” When they got to their final scene together, recalls Harington, “I looked at Emilia and there was a moment of me realizing, ‘No, no…’” And Clarke nodded back, sadly, ‘Yes…’ “He was crying,” Clarke says. “And then it was kind of great him not
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Late Show Hilariously Mocks Kim Jong Un Mocking Joe Biden With Fake Ad for ‘Glorious Slams’ Album ‘DM Zingers’


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The cold open for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday spoofed North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un after state run media in the police state aired what can only be characterized as “burns” on former VP and current leading 2020 candidate Joe Biden. As they so often do, the parody began with clips from actual news discussing the issue before moving to the mocking. It was two clips about North Korea’s state media mocking Biden after he criticized Kim Jong Un, and included a quote: “He is a fool of low IQ. He is self-praising himself as being the most popular presidential candidate. This is enough to make a cat laugh.” That weird burn is obviously the genesis of the premise, which is a fake commercial for Kim’s greatest insults. “Righteous citizens, by now you are aware of my glorious slams on Joe Biden,” it begins, with Continue reading "Late Show Hilariously Mocks Kim Jong Un Mocking Joe Biden With Fake Ad for ‘Glorious Slams’ Album ‘DM Zingers’"

Colbert Mocks Trump’s Infrastructure Week ‘Hissy Fit’: ‘It’s My Way, Or No Highways’


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Stephen Colbert mocked President Donald Trump for turning his Infrastructure Week Rose Garden appearance into a “hissy fit.” Colbert started off by talking about Trump walking out of a meeting with Democrats — a move Nancy Pelosi called a “temper tantrum” —  and then went out to talk to the press. “Now, Trump walked out the door, straight to the Rose Garden for a nationally televised hissy fit, complete with a podium adorned with a preprinted sign that said, ‘No collusion, no obstruction,'” Colbert said, noting the sign was right over the presidential seal. The comedian then aired a clip of Trump explaining why the infrastructure meeting was so short. “I just wanted to let you know that I walked into the room, and I told Senator Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, ‘I want to do infrastructure. I want to do it more than you want to do it. I’d be Continue reading "Colbert Mocks Trump’s Infrastructure Week ‘Hissy Fit’: ‘It’s My Way, Or No Highways’"

WATCH: Jamie Foxx Flubs a Line During Live All in the Family Revival, Sparks Laughing Fit Among Cast


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Actor Jamie Foxx sparked a giggling fit among his castmates on Wednesday when he flubbed his lines and then acknowledged it was live TV. “It’s live … everyone’s sitting at home just [thinking] their TV just messed up,” said Foxx, who is playing George Jefferson in the All in the Family Live redux. The prompted the studio audience to crack up. The cast quickly followed suit. Foxx strode around the room, then broke out in laughter once again before continuing his line. Producer Norman Lear and his Act III Productions are behind the live, star-studded remake of All in the Family — as well as The Jeffersons — airing on ABC. Lear said the shows from the 70s have relevance today. “I’ll tell you, seriously, the most amazing thing is listening to these two shows where we agreed word for word we would not change a word, and nothing has Continue reading "WATCH: Jamie Foxx Flubs a Line During Live All in the Family Revival, Sparks Laughing Fit Among Cast"

Game of Thrones Finale Sets Record as Most Watched HBO Episode Ever


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Hate it or love it, at least you watched it. That’s likely how HBO feels after Sunday night’s Game of Thrones finale, which drew a whopping 19.3 million viewers — a record for both the show and the network. According to CNN, the finale — “The Iron Throne” — which brought all eight seasons of the hit show to a loud close, broke the record set by the very bloody penultimate episode The Bells, which drew 18.4 million viewers. 13.6 million tuned in to watch the episode live at 9 p.m. on Sunday, per CNN, making it “the most-watched telecast in the network’s history.” That topped the previous record held by the season four premiere of The Sopranos in 2002. CNN also reported that season eight of the show is scoring huge numbers thanks to delayed viewing, with the season averaging 44.2 million viewers per episode.

Watch: Meghan McCain Spoils Game of Thrones Ending On Air and Sonny Hostin is Devastated


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SPOILER ALERT: To be clear, as the headline suggests, the video below contains the BIGGEST possible spoiler for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’. Like, the whole enchilada. If you didn’t watch the finale, but still want to, do not watch this clip. Also, don’t read this post. In fact, go away and watch it already. Fair Warning.

In a View segment that rivaled the “Game of Thrones” finale itself in entertainment value, Meghan McCain spoiled the ending of the show, and the series, in a blurted comment that caused a Stark-side-of-the-Red-Wedding reaction among her co-hosts. And no doubt the internet at large. The end of the series was the subject of the show’s Hot Topic segment on Monday, and dedicated fan McCain was there for the fan-favorite pastime of being disappointed with it, but not everyone was ready to hear the end. Although to be fair to McCain, and as she
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CNN’s Tapper Delivers Savage Game of Thrones-Themed Trump Toon


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Jake Tapper’s latest cartoon segment on his Sunday show compared President Donald Trump to the fictional tyrants and rulers of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, which has its final episode airing Sunday night. In Sunday’s “State of the Cartoonion,” Tapper narrated comparing Trump to various characters in the series like Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen, who shocked audiences in last week’s episode by becoming “The Mad Queen” and burning the city of King’s Landing with the help of her dragon. Tapper’s narration also notes A Song of Ice and Fire series author George R.R. Martin, whose book series provides the basis for the show, has compared Trump’s temperament to the tyrant king Joffrey Baratheon. “Game of Thrones, like President Trump, clearly has a suspicion about political elites who are corrupt, such as the Lannisters or stuck in their ways such as the Starks Continue reading "CNN’s Tapper Delivers Savage Game of Thrones-Themed Trump Toon"

SNL Mocks Fox’s Jeanine Pirro as Drunken Trump Fangirl


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Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong appeared as a drunken Jeanine Pirro on “Weekend Update,” throwing a martini in Colin Jost’s face after he told her congressional Democrats could force testimony against President Donald Trump if they begin impeachment proceedings. Strong as Pirro began by thanking her sponsors for sticking with her after she was briefly suspended due to a monologue criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar’s religious headwear. Jost commented “it’s rumored Fox News only kept you on the air because Donald Trump called the network on your behalf.” “Yes! That’s because Donald Trump is a class act,” she said. “He is the Michael Jordan of presidents and the Wesley Snipes of taxes. He’s a wiz in the boardroom and sometimes whizzes a little in the bedroom.” “Judge Jeanine, I hate to ask this, but have you been drinking?” Jost asked. “Colin, I haven’t been drinking,” she replied, Continue reading "SNL Mocks Fox’s Jeanine Pirro as Drunken Trump Fangirl"

Jimmy Kimmel Shares a Way Parents Can Watch Game of Thrones With Their Kids


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Game of Thrones is ending this Sunday, and last night Jimmy Kimmel shared an idea on how you can watch the presumably bloody mess with your kids present. Kimmel explained that his 4-year-old daughter knows about the show and on the West Coast the finale is going to air before his kids go to bed. He showed off a parody infomercial for filtering goggles so that instead of seeing murder and nudity, kids see more child-friendly images like Peppa Pig and Arthur. You can watch above, via ABC. [image via screengrab]

Colbert Nails Kushner for Plan to Focus Immigration on Skills, Not Relatives: ‘Really? You Don’t Want to Rethink That?’


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In his opening monologue on Thursday, Late Show host Stephen Colbert talked Donald Trump‘s new plan to overhaul the legal immigration system, which was in large part put together by son-in-law Jared Kushner. Colbert nailed him with a line from the proposal. “The new plan comes courtesy of professional daughter-husband Jared Kushner,” he said. He went right for the best joke immediately. Reading from articles on the topic, Colbert said Kushner “wants to move immigration toward a merit-based system that would favor people with high-level skills, degrees, and job-offers, instead of relatives.” “Really? Jared Kushner is really calling for an end to giving people special treatment because of their relatives?” said Colbert. “You don’t want to rethink that?” Colbert said the “craziest part” of the plan is that it will “prioritize applicants who demonstrate something called ‘patriotic assimilation,’ meaning it would ‘favor people with an active Continue reading "Colbert Nails Kushner for Plan to Focus Immigration on Skills, Not Relatives: ‘Really? You Don’t Want to Rethink That?’"

Family Guy Destroys ‘Angry Face Drawn on a Thumb’ Sean Hannity in Long, Brutal Roast


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In an episode that aired on Sunday, Fox’s Family Guy went after Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity in an hilarious riff describing what he looks like or reminds one of. The characters voice a long series of jokes while Hannity’s face is on screen in the clip below. Here are the first few:
CLEVELAND: “I’m seeing Mr. Doubtfire.”
PETER: “High sodium Superman?”
JOE: “He looks like an angry face drawn on a thumb.”
QUAGMIRE: “The richest guy at Rite Aid?”
CLEVELAND: “Or the mayor who won’t close the beaches in Jaws.”
JOE: “Wreck-It Ralph at a job interview.”
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