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John Hurt, Star of Dystopian Films 1984 and V for Vendetta, Dies at 77
January 28, 2017 – 1:31 pm | No Comment
John Hurt, Star of Dystopian Films <i>1984</i> and <i>V for Vendetta</i>, Dies at 77

Well this is both sad and depressingly timely: Academy Award-nominated actor Sir John Hurt has died, aged 77. Hurt is most recognizable to young audiences as wand-maker Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter films, and  most …

“I’m About to Be President, We’re All Gonna Die.”
January 15, 2017 – 12:33 pm | No Comment
“I’m About to Be President, We’re All Gonna Die.”

Saturday Night Live returned this week, and obviously there were any number of headlines that could have been tackled. The first cold open of 2017 crammed in many of the disasters of the Trump transition …

Trump Calls Civil Rights Hero Lewis “All Talk, No Action”
January 14, 2017 – 5:34 pm | No Comment
Trump Calls Civil Rights Hero Lewis “All Talk, No Action”

 
President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to blast civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis.
“Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape …

Check Out The First Teaser For The Handmaid’s Tale
January 8, 2017 – 12:10 pm | No Comment
Check Out The First Teaser For <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>

Hulu has released the first teaser for The Handmaid’s Tale, and boy, it looks intense. Based on the dystopian speculative fiction novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and will …

Carrie Fisher Will Spend Eternity In a Giant Prozac
January 7, 2017 – 6:24 pm | No Comment
Carrie Fisher Will Spend Eternity In a Giant Prozac

The ashes of actress Carrie Fisher will be stored in an urn shaped and decorated like a large Prozac pill.
Fisher’s brother Todd told press that it was his sister’s “favorite possession.”
“I felt it was where …

Mariah Carey, New Year’s Rockin Eve Producers Fight Over Perfomance
January 2, 2017 – 12:48 pm | No Comment
Mariah Carey, New Year’s Rockin Eve Producers Fight Over Perfomance

After a disastrous performance on live television on New Year’s Eve, Mariah Carey‘s representative claimed the singer was “set up to fail” by the production company. Dick Clark Productions, the group behind New Year’s Rockin’ …

Ronda Rousey Suffers Shocking Loss in 48 Seconds
January 2, 2017 – 12:03 pm | No Comment
Ronda Rousey Suffers Shocking Loss in 48 Seconds

In her first fight since her first ever loss, former UFC champ Ronda Rousey suffered a stunning TKO at the hands of reigning champ Amanda Nunes just 48 seconds into the match. It is unclear …

George Michael Dead At 53
December 25, 2016 – 10:04 pm | No Comment
George Michael Dead At 53

British pop star George Michael has died, aged 53. The singer’s longtime manager confirmed that Michael was found, dead of heart failure, on Christmas morning.
“It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved …

Rockettes Can “Choose” To Perform At Trump Inauguration
December 24, 2016 – 12:07 pm | No Comment
Rockettes Can “Choose” To Perform At Trump Inauguration

After a social-media driven controversy, Madison Square Garden and a performers union have clarified that the Rockette dancers are not being forced to perform at the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
“For a Rockette to be …

Carrie Fisher Stabilized, Still Critical After Cardiac Episode
December 24, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment
Carrie Fisher Stabilized, Still Critical After Cardiac Episode

Carrie Fisher is being treated in the Intensive Care Unit following an unspecified cardiac episode, according to her brother. The Star Wars star was rushed to the hospital after falling ill on a flight from …

52% of Republicans Falsely Believe Trump Won Popular Vote
December 18, 2016 – 10:35 am | No Comment
52% of Republicans Falsely Believe Trump Won Popular Vote

A new poll shows that over half of self-identified Republicans falsely believe that President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote. Trump himself has incorrectly stated this.
Trump won the electoral vote by a healthy margin. Hillary …

Vladimir Putin Drops In on Trump Christmas on SNL
December 18, 2016 – 9:47 am | No Comment
Vladimir Putin Drops In on Trump Christmas on <i>SNL</i>

Last night saw the last episode of Saturday Night Live of 2016, and the final one before Christmas. Several sketches focused on the insane and sad political season. The cold open saw Russian president Vladimir …

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 …

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