elections


History-Making House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Receiving VH1 Trailblazer Honors

While the 2018 midterm elections proved to be a huge win for Democrats overall and for 52nd Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi in particular, 2019 hasn’t gotten off to a smooth start. Recently-reopened parts of the goverment are threatened with yet another shutdown in only a matter of days – just weeks after the […]

Michelle Wolf Blasts Donald Trump in Brutal White House Correspondents’ Dinner Tweet

Now that the White House Correspondents’Association (WHCA) is taking a pass on a comedian hosting-performing at next year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD), is it possible that President Donald Trump might actually attend? In a tweet that also attempted to throw shade at last year’s host Michelle Wolf (The Daily Show), Trump praised the media organization […]

Fox News, More Support CNN in Trump/Acosta Lawsuit; White House Submits Brief (UPDATE)

***UPDATE*** Thirteen news groups/organizations have signed on to the following statement in support of CNN, including: The Associated Press, Bloomberg, Fox News, The Washington Post, First Look Media Works, Inc., Gannett, National Press Club Journalism Institute, NBC News, The New York Times, Politico, Press Freedom Defense Fund, E.W. Scripps Company, and USA Today Network: “Whether the news […]

Borat, “Bucky Cap,” Curry, KISS, and More! (BC’s Late-Night Rewind)

Direct from our home office in Austin, Texas, it’s a look back at the week that was in late-night we call affectionately enough… BC’s Late-Night Rewind! Election coverage and politics dominated this week, with our list reflecting that. Here’s hoping this upcoming week will be back to our usual celebrity interviews, Jimmy Fallon playing children’s […]

Jimmy Kimmel: Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat Goes Trump-Stumping for GOP (VIDEO)

So the midterm elections of 2018 are kinda’-sorta’ behind us (barring recounts, slow counts, etc.), and there are some positive and negative takeaways from what felt like two years of constant campaigning. The Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, while the GOP solidified their control of the Senate. Some see the elections as […]


Batman Writer Tom King Says Donald Trump Acts Like an Undercover Agent

Superstar comic book writer (and former CIA agent) Tom King is talking politics ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections in the United States. Always considerate, King kicked things off with a warning to his followers to mute him if they didn’t want to listen to it and inviting them to google him to learn about his […]

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‘The Politician’: Ryan Murphy Casts 4 More for Ben Platt/Gwyneth Paltrow Netflix Series

Ryan Murphy‘s campaign for Netflix‘s The Politician has picked up four more supporters, with Zoey Deutch (Set It Up), Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Laura Dreyfuss (Dear Evan Hansen), and Rahne Jones (Godspell) joining Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love), and Barbra Streisand (Yentl) on the upcoming hour-long comedy series. Co-created by Murphy, […]

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The Weekly Static s01e24: ABC Firsts, XFL Seconds, Plus Three More!

Just to be clear? What I do ain’t make-believe, though people say I sit and try. But when it comes to being De La? It’s just me, myself and I…and The Weekly Static! Now while I work on a heartfelt apology to the great De La Soul, take a moment to decide because this is […]

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Oprah Winfrey on Presidential Bid: “Not Something That Interests Me”

Over the course of the three weeks since her rousing acceptance speech at the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards, the prospect of multimedia giant Oprah Winfrey running for President of the United States has grown rapidly in the hearts and minds of her fans and supporters. Which pretty much begs the question: did anyone actually […]

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10 Geeky Things I Want to Do Before I Die — What Are Yours?

I came up with the idea of the F*** It! List almost eight years ago, when I was going through some particularly rough treatment for cancer. For some reason, The Playbook of Awkward Attempts to Make You Feel Better seems to have a section in there that recommends your friends and family bring up the […]

Dave Chappelle Talks Trump Supporters in NSFW Netflix Clip

The 2016 election might be a little over a year behind us, but comedian Dave Chappelle still has some things to get off his chest. His new Netflix stand-up special Dave Chappelle: Equanimity is set to arrive on New Year’s Eve, so the streaming service has released a preview that has the comedian giving his perspective […]