Kanye West has more than one member of the Trump family in his corner. Ahead of the rapper’s meeting with the president Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. is coming to his defense after a CNN panel questioned West’s intellect.
Don Lemon invited three guests on his show Tuesday night to discuss West’s buzzed-about meeting with President Trump. Kim Kardashian‘s husband is set to meet with POTUS and Jared Kushner about criminal justice reform, job opportunities for former convicts, and how to increase the number of manufacturing jobs in the Chicago area, according to the New York Times.
“My issue with Kanye West is quite simple — it’s that anti-intellectualism simply isn’t cool,” said commentator Bakari Sellers. “We’re not sending Kanye West to the White House to talk about these issues because he can’t. He doesn’t have the depth to. I want to hear what Kanye West wants to do when we’re talking about criminal justice reform or prisoner reentry — the fact is he cannot. He does not have that depth.”
Hollywood Praises Taylor Swift
In the run-up to the premiere of the new CW version of Charmed, there was some controversy about the reboot, emanating from the original trio of witches, Shannon Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, and noted Supreme Court hearing-attendee Alyssa Milano. All three, in various ways, expressed dissatisfaction with the show. Their complaints ranged from an accusation of ageism (Combs: “I will never understand what is fierce, funny, or feminist in creating a show that basically says the original actresses are too old to do a job they did 12 years ago”) to irritation at not being creative consultants (Milano: “I wish that they would have come to us and we would have been involved since the beginning”). I can’t remember another show that was being launched with such ill will expressed by the original cast, although I wouldn’t be surprised if you told me Tom Selleck bites his tongue in suppressed rage every time that new lousy version of Magnum P.I. airs.
So, is the new Charmed worth all the advance hatred? Not in the slightest. This thing is destined to implode before Holly Marie Combs’s temper subsides. The new version of Charmed is so overloaded with progressive political sloganeering, the writers forgot to write in some action. The reboot stars Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, and Madeleine Mantock as Mel, Maggie, and Macy, the three witch-sisters. The pilot episode begins with the death of their witch-mom, who’d been keeping the girls’ witch status a secret. Upon discovering their powers — Mel can freeze time, Maggie reads thoughts, and Macy moves things around with her mind — they unite to avenge Mom’s death and fight evil.
A bookstore in Brooklyn is holding a public event to put a hex on newly-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh next Saturday night.
Catland Books, in the Bushwick neighborhood of the New York City borough, says that Kavanaugh will be the focus of the event, but it will curse “all rapists and the patriarchy,” too. To promote the “Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh,” the bookstore has sent out invites over Eventbrite.
“[Brett Kavanaugh] will be the focal point, but by no means the only target, so bring your rage and and all of the axes you’ve got to grind,” the invite reads. The event will embrace the powers of witchcraft to bring justice “to those of us who have been wronged by men just like him.”
US President Donald Trump stuck his executive privilege in the face of CBS anchor Lesley Stahl during a tug-of-war moment in his interview with CBS, reminding her who was in charge and refusing to make a pledge she demanded.
Trump’s big interview to the CBS’ Lesley Stahl, aired in full on Sunday evening, saw a lot of verbal wrestling. The veteran anchor constantly interrupted the commander-in-chief, who was eager to delve deeper into his favorite topic – the dishonesty of mainstream media – while Stahl was pressing him for a “yes” or “no” answer on the fate of the Russia probe, the migrant family separation policy and the chances for any more cabinet reshuffles.
Trump has repeatedly denied rumors, circulating since the onset of Robert Mueller’s ‘Russiagate’ investigation, that he was going to fire the special counsel. Democrats have warned that Trump would cross the red line on impeachment if he does that. Stahl went even further, asking Trump to pledge on air that he would not consider shutting down the protracted probe.
Despite driving on the wrong side of the freeway, never slowing down, and never trying to avoid the crash, Trevor Heitmann`s death was ruled an accident.
slammed President Donald Trump
for “exploiting” Kanye West
during Thursday’s heavily publicized Oval Office meeting
“What I saw was a minstrel show today,” the CNN host said. “Him in front of all of these white people, mostly white people, embarrassing himself and embarrassing Americans, but mostly African-Americans.”
Lemon said he couldn’t watch.
“I had to turn the television off because it was so hard to watch,” he said. “Him, sitting there, being used by the president of the United States.”
He said West “needs help.”
To help swing the House of Representatives for the Democrats, iconic film star Samuel L. Jackson has recorded at least two spots for candidates running in swing districts.
And he’s willing to do just about anything to help.
In one ad, Jackon is on kitty litter duty to assist former healthcare executive Angie Craig. She’s trying to unseat Rep. Jason Lewis (R-Minn.), who defeated her by fewer than 6,700 votes
Self-made billionaire and Minecraft creator Markus Persson says that the political left has “literally been taken over by evil.”
Persson, who is an award-winning video game programmer and designer, made the comments on Twitter during a discussion about how the left deploys ad hominem slurs and insults against its political adversaries.
Tweeting from his verified ‘@Notch’ account to 3.7 million followers, the 39-year-old Swede wrote, “I know people don’t like it when I point this out, but the left has been taken over by evil,” adding, “And I mean that literally.”
ABC’s “AMAs” set a new record low in TV ratings on Tuesday, despite Taylor Swift opening the show with a performance and closing it by clutching the evening’s top award.
The “American Music Awards” settled for a 1.8 rating this year among adults 18-49, which is the demographic most attractive to advertisers. It had a 2.4 in 2017 when the special aired on a Sunday in November. Last year’s 2.4 tied the previous record-low set by the 2016 version.
Here are the (mostly) comparable 2017 AMAs ratings. That one didn’t do great either, but its Nielsen returns were 25 percent better than last night’s.
“South Park” will spoof the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation and other congressional hearings in Wednesday’s episode.
The episode, titled “The Problem With a Poo” — a riff off the title of Hari Kondabolu’s “The Problem With Apu,” a documentary criticizing “The Simpsons” for its portrayal of Indian Americans — will see Mr. Hankey, the show’s anthropomorphized feces/Christmas mascot character, having to testify in defense of his past misbehavior.
In a clip from Wednesday’s episode, Mr. Hankey faces questions from Mr. Waithouse, ostentatiously sniffling and claiming that his previous statements are misinterpreted jokes, both jabs at the newest Supreme Court justice.