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Stephen Colbert really needed a great week. Jon Stewart and the RNC made it happen.
In the middle of his interview on “The Late Show” Thursday night, comedian Billy Eichner abruptly turned to Stephen Colbert. “This was your week,” he told the host. “You killed it this week.” Maybe it’s just a coincidence or maybe it’s the TV scheduling gods, but this really was the perfect time for Stephen Colbert’s […]
We were promised a riot. In Cleveland, we got a block party instead
CLEVELAND — Brittany Atterberry was walking down East 4th Street in her hometown when she encountered a visiting Trump supporter on his guitar. So she unsheathed her soprano sax, fixed a microphone on its bell, and jumped into the blues with him. Then Atterberry’s brother George Fossett, who was holding an END RACISM sign, started dancing with a […]
The problem with Chris Hemsworth’s stunt casting in ‘Ghostbusters’
Isn’t it strange that a non-comedic actor has one of the funniest roles in “Ghostbusters”? Aside from Kate McKinnon, playing a bonkers scientist with endless facial tics, Kevin, played by Chris Hemsworth, delivers most of the biggest laughs. He plays the ghoul-shooting quartet’s idiotic secretary. He’s not much of an assistant — an 8-year-old would […]
In 1996 Jason Miller wasn’t a Trump bigwig, just a frat bro who knew how to party
They grow up so fast. Today, Jason Miller is a senior communications adviser for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. But just 20 years ago — back in September 1996 — he was a bright-eyed senior at George Washington University, which had been named the No. 2 “party school” in the country by the Princeton Review. We found […]
Michelle Obama joins James Corden for ‘Carpool Karaoke’ on ‘The Late Late Show’
First lady Michelle Obama sang songs by Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder with James Corden during a round of the “Late Late Show” host’s popular “Carpool Karaoke” segments. The pair kicked things off with an Obama favorite: Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours.” Next up was “Single Ladies” (The first lady is a friend and avowed fan of Beyoncé.) As the […]
Third Eye Blind explains why they trolled Republicans at that Cleveland concert
The videos have been inescapable on the Internet all day: Third Eye Blind trolling the audience at a concert in Cleveland in the midst of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night. Yes, the ’90s rock band is relevant once again, thanks to an event billed as a “presidential convention charity benefit” at the Rock and Roll Hall […]
Milo Yiannopoulos seemed to be enjoying his Twitter ban last night at the GOP convention
Less than an hour after Milo Yiannopoulos was banished from Twitter on Tuesday night, the professional provocateur immediately went to a party and basically bragged about it. “I just got banned from Twitter, permanently, for getting into a fight with a black Ghostbuster,” the Breitbart.com editor chortled to a roomful of attendees at “Wake Up” […]
From Robin Williams to Anne Hathaway: Ten careers Garry Marshall helped launch
Garry Marshall may be best known for gifting the world great comedies, from “Happy Days” to “Pretty Woman,” but he also had a lesser-known talent: launching the careers of famous actors. Since Marshall’s death at 81 on Tuesday, Hollywood stars have been flocking to social media to thank the director for giving them a chance. Here’s […]
Is Taylor Swift a hypocrite or just a really savvy songwriter?
For the last three days, speculation surrounding the Taylor Swift-Kanye West-Kim Kardashian feud shows no signs of slowing down, and that’s partly because it touches on so many divisive topics: Celebrity. Reality television. Social-media etiquette. Race. Gender. The California penal code. But it also encapsulates one theme that is making people on the Internet particularly angry: hypocrisy. This […]
Somehow, Kim Kardashian is one of our most authentic celebrities
Kim Kardashian emerged somewhat of an Internet hero after she released video of Taylor Swift’s friendly chat with Kanye West about his plans to mention her in his song “Famous.” Kardashian and Swift are very different types of celebrities, and the “Famous” drama, preceded by some off-script confessions from Swift’s DJ ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris about the end of their relationship, has […]
Winona Ryder is great in ‘Stranger Things,’ but don’t ask if this is her big comeback
Winona Ryder hasn’t changed much. Thirty years since her debut in “Lucas,” she’s still a delicate pixie with giant brown eyes, still the appealingly disheveled outsider. The only difference is, now Ryder is playing the mom instead of the naif. She’s starring in the series “Stranger Things” on Netflix, and so — as is the […]
Kim Kardashian’s Taylor-Kanye video was a huge invasion of privacy. Why did the Internet celebrate?
For just one second, forget the sordid details of the Taylor Swift-Kanye West-Kim Kardashian Snapchat incident of 2016: Secretly recording a phone call and releasing it on the Internet without the other person’s consent is a pretty gross invasion of privacy. At best, it’s just not cool. At worst, it’s illegal. But that did not factor into the massive Internet celebration Sunday night when Kardashian […]
How Michelle Obama’s team wrote the speech that sparked the Melania Trump controversy
Michelle Obama surely understands the pressure Melania Trump was under as she gave a prime-time address at the Republican National Convention last night. Back in 2008, Obama was a hospital executive-turned-aspiring first lady looking to reintroduce herself to the nation after a bruising primary campaign. Her big chance to do that was on stage at […]
Why Leslie Jones wanted the world to see the hateful tweets she receives
For weeks, the cast of the new, all-female “Ghostbusters” reboot has fired back at sexist critics and misogynist trolls who apparently feel deeply aggrieved to see their fictional childhood heroes portrayed by female actors. But as the movie’s only black star, comedian Leslie Jones has been subjected to a particularly vile level of abuse. On […]
‘The Bachelorette’: As Jordan Rodgers-Aaron Rodgers drama gets messier, where is the show going with this?
Just when you think ABC’s “The Bachelor” franchise can’t get any stranger, one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks suddenly becomes a big storyline on the show — without appearing once on camera. And it’s all because of Jordan Rodgers, one of the final four men vying for JoJo Fletcher’s love this season on “The Bachelorette.” […]
‘The Late Show’ brought back Jon Stewart — and Stephen Colbert
For “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” the Republican National Convention is like Christmas in July. Literally. Colbert opened Monday’s show with a festive musical number called “Christmas in July” and delivered a series of quips about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and the first night of the RNC. Colbert was clearly in his element as he […]
What happened in Chicago in 1968, and why is everyone talking about it now?