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Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Inaugural Address Positively Lincolnish


UPDATED with video: “Like Lincoln huffing paint thinner, this stirring orator invoked an inspiring picture of the country he now leads,” Late Show host Stephen Colbert said hours after President Donald Trump delivered his Inaugural Address. Among Trump’s zippier turns of phrase: America's infrastructure has fall into disrepair and decay… Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities… Rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape… Our you… Read


Jill Soloway On Today’s Women’s March, ‘I Love Dick’ At Sundance & ‘Transparent’

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“This is a rallying cry that women, people of color, queer people, and their allies are all one big movement,” says Jill Soloway of the Women’s Marches that are set for Washington D.C, Park City and all over the country today after Friday’s Inauguration of Donald Trump. “The enemy is now clear and the enemy is now named,” the Transparent creator and multiple Emmy winner added. A Sundance alum and the winner of the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award with her 2013 film Afternoon… Read


Trevor Noah Sings To President Donald Trump On His First Day In Office


“Did anyone have ‘carnage,’ ‘blood,’ and ‘decay’ on their Inauguration Speech Bingo card?” Trevor Noah asked at the top of The Daily Show hours after Donald Trump delivered his dystopic inaugural address which, the late night host noted, former First Lady Michelle Obama seemed to be having none of. Then, about 6:50 into his show, in a bit of a surprise, Noah broke into song: No more excuses, no more excuses. It’s time to take your red cap off and really do shit. Cause if y… Read

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Uni/Blumhouse’s ‘Split’ Is A Hit With $33M To $34M; ‘Xander Cage’ Falls Down – Saturday AM Update


Saturday, AM Write-thru of Friday 10:39PM update: Split, the M. Night Shyamalan psychological horror film that stars an unrecognizeable James McAvoy as a kidnapper with multiple personalities, has busted through all early estimates with a mid-$30M take to surpass the return of Vin Diesel in xXx Return of Xander Cage with a high-teen three-day take. “That’s something I thought I would never hear: M. Night Shyamalan is beating Vin Diesel at the box office.” Those are the… Read


Joy Reid To Trevor Noah: Media Must Study Vladimir Putin’s Authoritarian Regime To Cover President Trump

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UPDATED with video: President Donald Trump’s post-truth world has to change the way the press does its job, Joy Reid told The Daily Shows Trevor Noah. “Journalists are accustomed to, when the president says something…you just report it. But now, something Donald Trump tweets is not a headline you can just translate right into your magazine, or your newspaper or on television,” she continued. “Because it might be true – and more times than not it isn’t true, it’s a… Read

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Broadway’s ‘Concert For America’ Alt-Inaugural Ball Raises $100K-plus For Threatened Causes

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UPDATE Saturday morning: The organizers of Friday’s sold-out Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! said this morning that the event, at which all the performers donated their talents, had raised more than $100K. The concert was the first in a planned monthly seriesw. EARLIER: The Broadway stars came out to shine Friday afternoon at “Concert For America: Stand Up, Sing Out!” at Town Hall, the storied venue for protest and politicking. A visit from actress Sharon Gless… Read


French Women’s Groups To Protest César Awards Over Roman Polanski Presidency

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French women's groups have called for protests of the César Awards ceremony next month over the Académie des Arts et Techniques' decision to name Roman Polanski President of the proceedings. A largely honorary title — the president’s main role is to declare the event officially open — it was bestowed upon the Polish filmmaker earlier this week. France's version of the Oscars will be held February 24, nominations are this coming Wednesday. But feminists' org Osez Le… Read


South Korean Cultural Minister Arrested Over Artists Blacklist

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South Korea’s ongoing political crisis continues as Cho Yoon-sun, the country’s cultural minister, was arrested by prosecutors due to suspected abuse of power. Among the other accusations brought against the minister, Cho is accused of drawing up a blacklist against artists and entertainers who criticized Park Geun-hye, the suspended current president facing impeachment over charges of corruption. Cho is the first sitting minister in the country’s history to be arrested… Read


Jimmy Kimmel Vows To Mine Donald Trump Presidency For Laughs

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Finally, a completely honest late-night comic. Jimmy Kimmel tonight revealed how happy he is to have a Donald Trump presidency to mine for comedy after eight years of the Obamas: “Let me tell you something, I have not had it easy” Kimmel said on his Inauguration Day edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live.  “For the last eight years I have been forced to make jokes about the First Lady's vegetable garden. You think I'm not going to grab this pumpkin by the guts and shake it until… Read


More Than 200 Arrested But Protests Don’t Trump Inaugural Festivities

President-elect Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

At least 200 people were arrested today in Washington D.C. during a large scale protest of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Several demonstrations happened in Washington, with some turning riotous, resulting in a limousine being set on fire blocks away from the inaugural events. Approximately a mile from the National Mall, where the swearing in ceremony was held, police chased after at least 100 demonstrators, while still others broke windows of local… Read


Bill Maher Calls Trump Inaugural Address “Joyless And Ugly And Dividing”


Updated Saturday with video Bill Maher celebrated his birthday – and the 15th season premiere of HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher – with an opening salvo against his old nemesis and new president: “What does every kid want for his birthday?,” the comedian asked in his first monologue since the Oval Office changeover. “A clown.” Maher, who earlier this week in a candid and chemically-enhanced interview with The New York Times expressed fears that Donald Trump would target… Read


Did Twitter Force Obama Supporters To Follow New Trump @POTUS Account?


Donald Trump used a photo from President Obama’s first — and far better-attended — inauguration for the header image on his newly established official presidential Twitter account today. (The image quietly was removed once it was pointed out, and mocked ruthlessly.) But it wasn’t the only thing Trump apparently took from Obama without attribution: An uncertain — but counting at least in the hundreds of thousands — number of Twitter users found themselves following the… Read