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Check Out the New Trailer For Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
December 4, 2016 – 1:52 pm | No Comment
Check Out the New Trailer For <i>Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2</i>

The latest trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is here, and if it’s any indication, Baby Groot is going to steal the show.

There’s not much new information here: There will be shenanigans, and …

SNL Makes Fun of Trump’s Tweets, So He Tweets About It
December 4, 2016 – 12:14 pm | No Comment
<i>SNL</i> Makes Fun of Trump’s Tweets, So He Tweets About It

Taking a page from its Sarah Palin coverage in 2008, Saturday Night Live skewered President-elect Donald Trump this week by simply describing real random Twitter users that he has retweeted recently. The soon-to-be most powerful man …

California Mosques Receive Letters From Trump Supporter Threatening Genocide
November 27, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment
California Mosques Receive Letters From Trump Supporter Threatening Genocide

Multiple mosques in California received identical copies of a letter telling them them that President-elect Donald Trump is “going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the jews” [sic]. The letters coincide with …

Jill Stein Files For Recount In Wisconsin
November 26, 2016 – 10:56 am | No Comment
Jill Stein Files For Recount In Wisconsin

Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, has filed for a vote recount in Wisconsin. Stein wants an investigation into allegations of Russian hacking, and easily met fundraising goals for the cause online.
“We …

Donald Trump Returns to SNL
November 20, 2016 – 10:54 am | No Comment
Donald Trump Returns to <i>SNL</i>

Saturday Night Live was just as shocked as anyone after Donald Trump‘s surprise victory last week, and didn’t feature any sketches of him (instead, they went the heartfelt route, with Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton …

Trump Demands Apology For Pence “Harassment” at Hamilton
November 19, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment
Trump Demands Apology For Pence “Harassment” at Hamilton

Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended a performance of Hamilton on Broadway last night, and got more than the usual show. The cast remained onstage after taking their bows to delivery comments just for the guest …

SNL Is Heartbreaking And Sharp In First Post-Election Episode
November 13, 2016 – 3:12 pm | No Comment
<i>SNL</i> Is Heartbreaking And Sharp In First Post-Election Episode

Who knew what Saturday Night Live was going to do this week? After a year of preparing for a Hillary Clinton presidency, and months of mocking Donald Trump‘s unthinkable behavior (after previously accommodating him), the …

Mistrial Declared In Ohio Police Shooting
November 12, 2016 – 5:58 pm | No Comment
Mistrial Declared In Ohio Police Shooting

The trial of a white Ohio police officer who shot and killed a black man during a routine traffic stop has ended in a mistrial.  Jurors were deadlocked over whether Ray Tensing was guilty of voluntary …

Even Saturday Night Live Is Sick Of This Election
November 6, 2016 – 10:55 pm | No Comment
Even <i>Saturday Night Live</i> Is Sick Of This Election

Elections are ratings gold for Saturday Night Live, as candidates give them more material than they can use. But even the folks at SNL wonder if it was worth it.
In the last episode before the …

Dylann Roof and Michael Slager Both to Face Trial In Charleston In Coming Week
October 30, 2016 – 11:12 pm | No Comment
Dylann Roof and Michael Slager Both to Face Trial In Charleston In Coming Week

Within next seven days, Charleston, SC will simultaneously host two high-profile trials of white men who killed black people. The trials, especially that concerning a police shooting, could strain the historically sleepy sea-side city, which …

Bob Dylan Finally Acknowledges Nobel Prize
October 29, 2016 – 10:52 am | No Comment
Bob Dylan Finally Acknowledges Nobel Prize

After weeks of silence, Bob Dylan has publicly acknowledged his Nobel Prize for Literature, and expressed gratitude for the award. However, it is still unclear if he will attend the Nobel ceremony to receive it …

Deadpool Director Leaves Sequel Over Differences With Ryan Reynolds
October 23, 2016 – 12:24 pm | No Comment
<i>Deadpool</i> Director Leaves Sequel Over Differences With Ryan Reynolds

Director Tim Miller has left the sequel to Deadpool, reportedly over creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds. The move could be a blow to the franchise, as Miller was a major force behind the original …

Say Goodbye With The Last SNL Debate Sketch of 2016
October 23, 2016 – 11:28 am | No Comment
Say Goodbye With The Last <i>SNL</i> Debate Sketch of 2016

The end of this insufferable election season does have at least one negative consequence: no more campaign sketches from Saturday Night Live. So let’s savor the last time we’ll see Hillary Clinton (Kate MacKinnon) and …

SNL Shows Trump Stalking Hillay at Debate 2
October 16, 2016 – 10:07 am | No Comment
<i>SNL</i> Shows Trump Stalking Hillay at Debate 2

They barely have to change anything from reality these days, but the Saturday Night Live writers still did a killer job with the second presidential debate. Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon returned in the cold …

Three Kansas Militia Members Arrested for Bomb Plot
October 15, 2016 – 5:16 pm | No Comment
Three Kansas Militia Members Arrested for Bomb Plot

The FBI announced today it had thwarted a plot to bomb a housing complex in western Kansas that is home to many Somali Muslims.
Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, both 49, and of Liberal, Kansas, and …

SNL Skewers Trump As Lin Manuel Miranda Hosts
October 9, 2016 – 10:53 am | No Comment
<i>SNL</i> Skewers Trump As Lin Manuel Miranda Hosts

Saturday Night Live began this week discussing… exactly the issue you’d think. The cold open sketch began as a replay of this week’s Vice Presidential debate, before cutting to “breaking news” of Donald Trump‘s comments …

Hurricane Matthew Kills Hundreds in Haiti; US Spared Worst of Damage
October 8, 2016 – 9:29 pm | No Comment
Hurricane Matthew Kills Hundreds in Haiti; US Spared Worst of Damage

Haiti is grappling with a growing humanitarian crisis as it recovers from Hurricane Matthew this week, with hundreds dead, thousands displaced, and a public health crisis. The situation is a stark contrast to the US, …

Person in Gorilla Suit, “All Lives Matter” Shirt, Disrupts Bears Game
October 2, 2016 – 9:24 pm | No Comment
Person in Gorilla Suit, “All Lives Matter” Shirt, Disrupts Bears Game

A person was apprehended after running on the field during an NFL game between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. It’s unclear if the person, who was wearing a gorilla costume and a shirt that …

Alec Baldwin Makes a Great Donald Trump on SNL
October 2, 2016 – 5:42 pm | No Comment
Alec Baldwin Makes a Great Donald Trump on SNL

With the surprise firing of Taran Killam ahead of the season premiere, Saturday Night Live went into an election year without a regular to play Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Despite being a highly coveted …

Artists Upset Over Wells Fargo Ads
September 4, 2016 – 10:48 pm | No Comment
Artists Upset Over Wells Fargo Ads

Wells Fargo has apologized after publishing promotion materials that seemed to discourage students from pursuing careers in the arts. The images caused a backlash, as artists responded on Twitter.
In a brochure for the bank’s “Teen …

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