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President Donald Trump Talks With Piers Morgan On Queen, Putin, Twitter, Trade

President Donald Trump likes Twitter, the Royal family (particularly the Queen) and has been eating healthier. He has a secret trade deal that he advised Prime Minister Theresa May to take. And he’s not a fan of what’s been happening in Europe thanks to mass immigration All of that will be revealed during British journalist Piers Morgan's interview with Trump, which airs on ITV's Good Morning Britain tomorrow from 6 AM, and again on ITV at 10:40 PM. While none of the… Read


Asia Argento Defended From Bullying On Anthony Bourdain Suicide In Open Letter

An open letter signed by more than 40 people, most of them female celebrities but including male actor and abuse victim Terry Crews, has called on the public to stop blaming actress Asia Argento for the suicide of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. The letter, published Thursday by the Los Angeles Times, claimed Argento “has now found herself on the receiving end of vicious cyberbullying and repulsive slander at the hands of internet trolls who hold her responsible for… Read


Peter Bart: From Bats To Bugs, Superheroes Find A Way To Stretch Spandex Franchises

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The new Ant-Man epic is a big hit, again raising the question what is the box office magic embedded in Marvel's superhero (or super-insect) movies? How long will it sustain? The “magic” is a relatively new phenomenon: Thirty years ago this summer, in fact, Peter Guber ran into a brick wall trying to persuade Warner Bros to finance a superhero movie. The creative types at the studio didn't buy either the genre or the title – Batman. Not ones to be rebuffed, Guber and his… Read


Peter Bart: Celeb Chefs Generate Strong Ratings And Big Scandals, Testing Foodie Loyalty

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I've always thought I understood the arcane workings of the star system, but I still marvel at how cooks and bottle washers have achieved the star status of actors and musicians. Famous foodies are much in the news lately — Mario Batali, Gordon Ramsay, Wolfgang Puck and the late Anthony Bourdain — and the shows of star chefs sprawl across the TV landscape ("food TV is a cultural wasteland," warns Bon Appetit). "Misfits, free spirits and wanderers have created a new… Read


President Trump Interview With Maria Bartiromo: Dems Talk Of ICE Elimination Will Hurt Them In Mid-Terms

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President Donald Trump said Democrats focusing on abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will hurt them in the mid-term elections this year. Trump sat down with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on the Sunday Morning Futures show this morning and discussed a range of issues. The day after a massive international protest on border control policies, the president said of the calls to eliminate ICE , “I hope they keep thinking about it. Because they're going to get… Read


Alec Baldwin Issues Video Call To Arms On The Mueller Probe

Actor Alec Baldwin has issued a political video for the Mic news site, urging supporters to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of possible Russian collusion in the 2016 election. Baldwin, who frequently parodies President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, did the video for Mic, a liberal web site, which billed it as “opinion. In the video, Baldwin claims the Mueller investigation is under fire and touts activism as the cure to stop it from being… Read


President Trump Tweetstorm Includes Supreme Court Nominee News

UPDATE:  President Trump was back for more Twitter fun on Saturday afternoon, renewing his early morning thoughts with a new round of tweets. The latest touted a friend’s book, talked about the immigration issue, and called out Sen. Charles Schumer, or “Cryin’ Chuck,” as the Commander-in-Tweet calls him. He also mentioned that he will be interviewed by Maria Bartiromo on Sunday at 10 AM on Fox News. The latest: When people come into our Country illegally, we must… Read


‘The Wire’ Showrunner David Simon, A Former Newsman, Slams Trump For Annapolis Shooting Climate

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Former newsman and showrunner for The Wire David Simon had an epic Twitter tweetstorm on Thursday, blaming President Donald Trump for the climate that led to the Annapolis, Maryland shootings at the Capital Gazette newspaper. Simon, who set season five of The Wire at a dramatized Baltimore Sun and used to work for that newspaper, was vitriolic in his attacks on Trump. "Blood today in an American newsroom. Aren't you proud, you vile, fascist son of a bitch," Simon tweeted… Read


David Lynch: Trump Could Be “One Of The Greatest Presidents In History”

Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch says President Donald Trump “could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much.” Speaking to The Guardian media outlet in the UK, Lynch said he was a Bernie Sanders supporter in 2016, then switched to Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in the presidential election. He now concedes that Trump may have been the correct choice. "I am not really a political person, but I really like the… Read


Roseanne Barr Sobs On Rabbi’s Podcast, Says “There’s No Excuse” In Post-Cancellation Interview


Roseanne Barr’s spiritual advisor, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, has released an edited transcript and podcast of a telephone conversation with the embattled television star. The far-ranging conversation, which reportedly took place shortly after Barr was booted from her namesake television show in the wake of a controversial Twitter remark, reveals an emotional reaction by Barr to accusations of racism. It also touched on politics, Judaism, and forgiveness. Boteach is a… Read


Amber Tamblyn, Time’s Up Co-Founder, Focuses Debut Novel On Male Rape

Actress Amber Tamblyn has taken a surprising path on her debut novel. Tamblyn’s Any Man (Harper Perennial) is out Tuesday and tells the tale of a female serial rapist from the point of view of her male victims. Tamblyn is a co-founder and frequent speaker on the Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment. It was founded earlier this year by Hollywood celebrities in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement, and since has raised an impressive… Read


President Donald Trump Twitter Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

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The Commander-in-Tweet continued his weekend Twitter habit this morning, launching last night with a rare Saturday night session before continuing with vigor on Sunday. Today’s lineup of thoughts includes some of the usual suspects – the Witch Hunt, the border, the Democrat inaction – but took a harsher tone when it came to defining immigration. “Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order,” the President said. This morning’s tweets (so… Read