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That Shocking SNL Sketch Everyone’s Talking About…
May 22, 2016 – 4:35 pm | No Comment
That Shocking <i>SNL</i> Sketch Everyone’s Talking About…

Host Fred Armisen helped Saturday Night Live closeout their season strong last night. There was some great physical comedy, Maya Rudolph doing hilarious nonsense gibberish, Armisen’s slow, deadpan weirdness, and even some good political stuff. …

Two Horses Die Ahead Of Preakness Stakes
May 21, 2016 – 5:35 pm | No Comment
Two Horses Die Ahead Of Preakness Stakes

Two horses died in separate incidents at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore today, in early races ahead of the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes. The deaths cast a dark shadow on one of thoroughbred racing’s …

Drake Parodies Meek Mill Beef on SNL
May 15, 2016 – 10:32 am | No Comment
Drake Parodies Meek Mill Beef on <i>SNL</i>

The Drake-Meek Mill beef has been relatively quiet since February, but it is still an undeniable curiosity. And as he did double duty as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live, this week, Drake …

Stephen Colbert Speaks To “Donald Trump’s PR Man”
May 14, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment
Stephen Colbert Speaks To “Donald Trump’s PR Man”

Donald Trump‘s chaotic, unsinkable campaign responded to bizarre allegations this week that in the 90′s, Trump posed as his own public relations representative in telephone interviews, going by the name “John Miller” or  ”John Barron.” …

Ivy League Economist Suspected of Terrorism for Doing Math on Plane
May 8, 2016 – 6:34 pm | No Comment
Ivy League Economist Suspected of Terrorism for Doing Math on Plane

An American Airlines-affiliated flight from Philadelphia to Syracuse was delayed for hours on Thursday after a young woman told crew members she suspected her seatmate was doing something unusual, intensely scribbling strange messages in a …

Obama Kills in Comedy Routine at Last White House Correspondents’ Dinner
May 8, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment
Obama Kills in Comedy Routine at Last White House Correspondents’ Dinner

In his final appearance as president at the annual White House correspondents’ dinner — perhaps the final White House correspondents’ dinner — Barack Obama showed his signature biting, dry humor, dropping some of the best …

Woman, 4 Grandchildren Killed in Historic East Texas Flooding
April 30, 2016 – 4:27 pm | No Comment
Woman, 4 Grandchildren Killed in Historic East Texas Flooding

Lenda Asberry, 62, and her four grandchildren were killed this week as they tried to escape a flash flood in the rural town of Palestine, TX. The region has been hit by downpours that overwhelm …

SNL Dedicates Entire Episode to Prince
April 24, 2016 – 7:52 pm | No Comment
<i>SNL</i> Dedicates Entire Episode to Prince

Instead of running a planned rerun show this past weekend, Saturday Night Live aired an hour-long episode dedicated to the late music icon Prince. The show featured clips of his performances on the show, sketches …

World Celebrates William Shakespeare on 400th Anniversary of His Death
April 23, 2016 – 10:07 am | No Comment
World Celebrates William Shakespeare on 400th Anniversary of His Death

William Shakespeare died 400 years ago today, and this anniversary is kicking off worldwide celebrations of the man many consider to be the greatest writer in the English language.
#Shakespeare400 is trending on Twitter, along with …

New Trailer Drops for Suicide Squad
April 10, 2016 – 11:04 pm | No Comment
New Trailer Drops for <i>Suicide Squad</i>

 

With Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice complete tanking among fans and critics (though still earning almost $700 million worldwide so far), maybe DC Comics is eager to get people exited about their movies again. …

Bruce Springsteen Cancels NC Concert Over Discriminatory Law
April 9, 2016 – 4:44 pm | No Comment
Bruce Springsteen Cancels NC Concert Over Discriminatory Law

The Boss has joined a list of artists protesting a new discriminatory law in North Carolina. Bruce Springsteen announced this week he was cancelling an upcoming show in Greensboro. The 15,000 ticketholders will receive a …

Peter Dinklage Tells SNL What He Knows About Jon Snow
April 3, 2016 – 3:36 pm | No Comment
Peter Dinklage Tells <i>SNL</i> What He Knows About Jon Snow

Peter Dinklage, best known as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones, hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend. And in his opening monologue, he was quick to address the show’s biggest mystery ahead of its Season …

Gmail Deletes Emails in April Fools’ “Prank” Gone Wrong
April 2, 2016 – 2:46 pm | No Comment
Gmail Deletes Emails in April Fools’ “Prank” Gone Wrong

April Fools’ Day came and went yesterday without too much damage… Except for Google, specifically their Gmail service. The popular email provider introduced a “mike-drop function,” which involved an irreverent animation and muting conversations. Surprisingly, …

Tribeca Film Festival Cancels Screening Of Anti-Vaccine Film
March 27, 2016 – 9:18 am | No Comment
Tribeca Film Festival Cancels Screening Of Anti-Vaccine Film

The Tribeca Film Festival and founder Robert De Niro have reversed course and canceled a screening of Vaxxed, an anti-vaccine “documentary.”” Just a day earlier, De Niro himself had issued a statement defending the showing.
Vaxxed …

Gail Collins Calls Out Trump, Cruz, Kasich on Reproductive Rights
March 26, 2016 – 10:30 am | No Comment
Gail Collins Calls Out Trump, Cruz, Kasich on Reproductive Rights

In a week that saw Donald Trump make baseless accusations against Ted Cruz of extramarital affairs and to openly mock the physical appearance of Cruz’s wife, New York times columnist Gail Collins took all of …

#SadAffleck Meme Sweeps Web After Horrible Batman v. Superman Reviews
March 26, 2016 – 9:26 am | No Comment
#SadAffleck Meme Sweeps Web After Horrible <i>Batman v. Superman</i> Reviews

The reviews are in, and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is shaping up to be one of the biggest blockbuster bombs of all time. Reviewers repeatedly describe it as joyless and incoherent, and those …

Hulk Hogan Awarded $115 Million In Sex Tape Lawsuit Against Gawker
March 19, 2016 – 8:18 pm | No Comment
Hulk Hogan Awarded $115 Million In Sex Tape Lawsuit Against Gawker

Terry Bollea, better known as pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, was awarded $115 million by a Florida jury on Friday in his lawsuit against the gossip site Gawker. The massive sum is $15 million more than …

Ariana Grande Does Her Musical Impressions Thing On SNL
March 13, 2016 – 1:38 pm | No Comment
Ariana Grande Does Her Musical Impressions Thing On <i>SNL</i>

Ariana Grande pulled double duty on Saturday Night Live this week, appearing as host and musical guest. One of the most popular sketches had the “Dangerous Woman” singer playing an intern at Tidal who has …

John Legend Condemns “Racist” Trump
March 12, 2016 – 5:00 pm | No Comment
John Legend Condemns “Racist” Trump

John Legend, never shy about his disdain for Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, outright called the presumptive candidate a racist this week. Legend and Donald Trump, Jr. engaged in a spat on Twitter following the violence …

Clinton, Sanders Clash Over Gun Control At Debate In Flint, Michigan
March 6, 2016 – 9:55 pm | No Comment
Clinton, Sanders Clash Over Gun Control At Debate In Flint, Michigan

At Sunday night’s debate in Flint, Michigan, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders disagreed over whether gun manufacturers should be legally liable when their weapons are used in mass shooting. The moment highlighted one of the …

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