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Mexico Beats Germany 1-0 In World Cup, Avenges News Outlet’s Insult

German newspaper Die Welt took a swipe at Mexico today in the name of World Cup soccer, publishing a somewhat inflammatory headline about what Germany would do to them on the pitch by alluding to US President Donald Trump’s plans for a barrier on the border. By hinting at erecting a wall against Mexican soccer’s advance, perhaps the Die Welt editors forgot the not-so-small matter of the Berlin Wall and the pain it caused their own country. Maybe it was intended to fire up… Read

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Hollywood Father’s Day Celebrated With Online Celebrity Salutes To Dear Ol’ Dad

The 108th celebration of Father’s Day arrived today, and Hollywood figures (not to mention TV shows) were among those honoring dear old Dad with remembrances, brunch, electronics, ugly ties and some good scotch. A waggish Mark Hamill (who tweeted a pic of Darth Vader’s helmet), Incredibles 2 director Brad Bird and Gwyneth Paltrow (progressively nodding to both ex Chris Martin and current partner Brad Falchuk) were among those socializing about Dad. The ersatz holiday… Read

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Director James L. Brooks Tweets That “Nursing Babies” Are Being Pulled From Mothers At Border

Writer, director and producer James L. Brooks has weighed in on the zero-tolerance policy at the US southern border. In a late Saturday night tweet, Brooks claimed President Donald Trump was using a policy of family separation “as hostages to get his damn wall.” Brooks, whose resume includes The Simpsons, Taxi and Mary Tyler Moore television shows, as well as the films Terms of Endearment, The Edge of Seventeen and Broadcast News, said "Nursing babies are being pulled… Read

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‘Meet The Press’ Panel: President’s Twitter Activity Fueling Mueller Probe

The Mueller investigation is yielding more heat than light, much of it caused by President Donald Trump’s propensity to take to Twitter and vent. That was the conclusion by the media panel on this week’s Meet The Press. Led by moderator Chuck Todd, the group included David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times; Amy Walter, national editor of The Cook Political Report; Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute; and Eugene Robinson, columnist for The… Read

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US Open Golf Championship Ratings Up For Fox, FS1 And Fox Sports Digital Platforms

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Coverage on the second round of the 2018 US Open Championship beat 2017’s tally, up seven percent and averaging just over 1.5 million viewers on Fox, FS1 and Fox Sports Digital Platforms combined. In 2017, the combined tally was just over 1.4 million. The second round surge was even more impressive since perennial ratings draw Tiger Woods missed the cut. The Fox broadcast network posted a 1.5/4 household rating/share, with 2,090,000 viewers, according to fast national… Read

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Samuel L. Jackson Under Fire For Alleged Homophobic Tweet

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Tough-talking actor Samuel L. Jackson wished President Donald Trump a happy birthday on Friday, but the Twitterverse took exception to the perceived anti-gay slurs in the message and laid their vengeance upon him. Jackson’s tweet: "Must have been a party at The White House, Mitch, Paul, Rudy & others were spotted wearing knee pads & carrying these lined up outside. Happy Birthday." The tweet included an image of a product called "After Dick Mints" with the tagline "Going… Read

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President Trump Tweetstorm: “IG Report Totally Destroys James Comey”

It’s Saturday morning, and the Commander-in-Tweet was right on schedule, producing his regular Twitter tweetstorm of free-flowing ideas for the online audience. Today, fresh off his Singapore and G7 summits, he turned his eyes to domestic issues, taking on border control, his poll numbers, the ongoing Witch Hunt, and a special retweet on MS-13. The day is still young, so more may be on the way. Check back for updates as they happen. Today’s tweets: "Americans must… Read

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BET Apologizes For Insensitive Tweet Regarding Alleged Rape

BET has apologized for an insensitive tweet sent in response to recent allegations by singer Kesha that her former producer, Dr. Luke, raped Katy Perry. The BET tweet in question was attached to a BET Breaks video giving a roundup of the news. The tweet said, "Hide ya wife, hide ya kids, they raping er'body here! ALLEGEDLY!"  The Twitterverse erupted in condemnation and BET later deleted the tweet. The network later issued an apology. “BET Networks does not condone… Read

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‘House Of Cards’ Creator: President Trump Is “Treasonous,” Should Be Impeached

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WGA East president and House of Cards creator Beau Willimon went off on President Donald Trump today, calling the Commander-in-Chief "treasonous." Willimon issued a long and rancorous tweetstorm today, bitterly attacking Trump and social media outlets over the course of several hours. His Trump comments were made in response to a tweet by Sen. John McCain, who said, "To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization… Read

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‘Solo’ Director Ron Howard Responds To Fan’s ‘Star Wars’ Lament

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Director Ron Howard has responded to a fan’s lament on Twitter regarding the disappointing perceptions of Solo: A Star Wars Storysaying the poor audience turnout made him “feel badly.” Fan Kris Fairbanks tweeted, “I’ve been reading so many theories as to why ‘Solo’ hasn’t been doing so well at the box office – sad to say, some SW fans are snubbing Solo b/c they’re still upset over Last Jedi. If so, they’re missing out & punishing a good film for something not its fault.”… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel and Ted Cruz Trade Barbs In Advance Of Charity Basketball Test

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The NBA season is now over. But one of the more interesting games of the year is on the horizon, and the war of words surrounding it is heating up. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and former presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz will be playing a charity basketball game June 16.  The one-on-one contest pits Cruz, a former varsity player in high school, against Kimmel, who played the clarinet. The challenge originated when Kimmel mocked Cruz for his appearance at… Read

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President Trump Blasts Canadian PM Trudeau, Calls Him “Very Dishonest And Weak”

President Donald Trump, angered by statements made at a news conference by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after Trump left the G7 Conference, said he was withdrawing his endorsement of a joint communique issued by conference participants and may look to slap tariffs on automobile imports he claimed were “flooding the US market.” The effort to show a united front by the G7 was shattered and a new trade war threatened after Trudeau spoke of retaliatory measures that… Read