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Stephen Colbert calls Trumps national emergency plan ‘insane’

Donald Trump is set to declare a national emergency in order to unlock $8 billion in additional funds for his border wall, on top of the lowered $1.375 billion allocated in a bipartisan budget bill the president is also expected to sign.  The Late Show host Stephen Colbert unpacked the troubling situation in his opening monologue Thursday night, casually calling Trump’s plan “insane.” “He claims he could get all the funding he wants for his wall if he just declared a national emergency. That, of course, would be insane,” Colbert…

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Here are the top five moments where women stole the show at this years GRAMMYs

Image: Davied Howells / Corbis via Getty Images Just days after unveiling a plan to hand out certain Oscars during commercial breaks, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided it will air every Oscars category live after all.  “The Academy has heard the feedback from its membership regarding the Oscar presentation of four awards – Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short, and Makeup and Hairstyling,” said the organization in a statement. “All Academy Awards will be presented without edits, in our traditional format.” SEE ALSO: 4 categories…

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Liam Neeson, Jeff Bezos and Virginia racism get the ‘SNL’ Weekend Update treatment

We’ve all lived through a decade worth of news cycles (and aged that much as well) in the two weeks since Saturday Night Live last aired. So as you might imagine, Weekend Update hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost had a field day when the show returned on Feb. 9. This Weekend Update clip hits all the big headlines of early February: Liam Neeson’s racist thoughts. The implosion of Virginia’s leadership around revelations of white men wearing blackface and sexual misconduct. Jeff Bezos and his dick pics. It’s all there.…

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‘SNL’ pays tribute to the ‘Women of Congress’ and pantsuits

After a midterm election which brought a record number of women to Congress, some Congresswomen are being treated like celebrities. Saturday Night Live knows this fanbase well. This sketch from the Feb. 9 episode imagines the newly elected women of Congress as Charlie’s Angels dressed in white (the traditional color of women’s suffragists). There’s Kate McKinnon as Nancy “Madame Clap back” Pelosi and Leslie Jones as Maxine “Don’t Go Chasing” Waters. This is the kind of hardcore Pantsuit Nation feminism we can all get behind. Read more: https://mashable.com/video/snl-women-of-congress/

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Adorable ‘Toy Story 4’ trailer reunites Woody, Buzz, and pals

The original Toy Story is 24 years old at this point, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at these guys. Buzz and Woody don’t look a day over, um, whatever age they were in that one. Which isn’t to say nothing has changed. Bo Peep’s got a new look, for one. And there are lots of new characters to meet, like Ducky and Bunny (Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele), and Forky the spork (Tony Hale).  These toys may not be young anymore, but clearly, they’ve got a lot of…

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ has a terrifying new trailer, so good luck avoiding nightmares tonight

Were you planning on sleeping tonight? You were? Well, too bad, because a new Us trailer is here to ruin your night. Jordan Peele’s latest horror movie stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke as parents of a totally adorable family whose vacation takes a very dark turn when some unexpected visitors show up. As Peele explained, the film is all about how we are our own worst enemies. So go ahead. Give in to your dark impulses. Hit “play” again. Even if you know you’re not going to be able…

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You and your dog should watch this ‘Saturday Night Live’ rap about dogs

Like dogs? Of course you do. You will also love this digital short from the latest Saturday Night Live, which features Pete Davidson, Chris Redd, Kenan Thompson, and host James McAvoy rapping the praises of their main bitches: their dogs. Has the “dogs/bitches” joke been made before? Absolutely. Has it been made while Pete Davidson is wearing tiny sunglasses and an enormous fur coat? No. So we will accept it, and we will enjoy it, and we will go perform this track for our own dogs after watching. Read more:…

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Donald Trump and Roger Stone get big laughs in the latest ‘SNL’ Weekend Update

It was a big week in U.S. politics. Donald Trump’s temper tantrum-fueled partial shutdown of the government came to an end, for one. And Roger Stone, a longtime Trump ally and adviser, because the latest figure in the president’s orbit to be indicted. I’m starting to think this Trump guy might have done some crimes at some point. But I digress. Those two nuclear news items — the government re-opening and the fall of Stone — dominated an entire Weekend Update segment on Saturday Night Live. Inherently funny stuff. Trump…

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Steve Martin is Roger Stone in a hilarious ‘SNL’ cold open roast of Fox News

One thing is increasingly clear anytime Saturday Night Live uses Fox News as a platform for laughs: the Rupert Murdoch network’s pro-Trump, anti-progressive approach is so dogmatic and over the top, it’s virtually impossible to parody. A jokey news package featuring Fake Tucker Carlson and Fake Jeanine Pirro is just as overrun with half-truths and outright lies as the real thing. Then Steve Martin shows up. The frequent SNL guest host (he was never a cast member, as an earlier version of this post erroneously stated) made his Trumpworld debut…

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Mindy Kaling’s ‘Late Night’ is the comedy ‘Devil Wears Prada’ you didn’t know you needed

Emma Thompson as the host of Tonight with Katherine Newbury in Late Night.Image: Emily Aragones Mindy Kaling loves romcoms. This is clear if you’ve seen her show, or read her books, or watched her interviews, or followed her tweets.  No surprise, then, that the first movie she’s written follows the classic romcom formula, only applied to a passion for work rather than love.  Like so many beloved romcoms, Late Night takes place in a version of New York City that’s slightly better than the one that exists in our reality.…

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Everything coming to (and leaving) Hulu in February 2019

Image: archer / FXX Streamers, rejoice! Hulu’s content library just keeps growing and growing—and next month is no exception. Here’s what the streaming service is adding to its archives in the month of February. If you’re looking for killer action, check out Hulu’s latest additions to its James Bond collection, like Dr. NoandGoldenEye. Want some side splitting comedy? Try Caddyshack and its sequel, Caddyshack II. Classic romance? Mystic Pizza has got you covered. Fresh animation? The latest season of Archer. Just a bunch of really freakin’ cute puppies? The completely…

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Chris Pine and Jimmy Kimmel nerd out over their first ever concerts

What was your first concert? Did one of your parents take you or did you go it alone? Chris Pine’s a keen Metallica fan, but it wasn’t his first concert. Hollywood Chris and star of both Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman and I Am the Night, Pine had a delightful nerd-out with Jimmy Kimmel on Friday over music, from their first concerts to Pine’s teenage band in which he rapped Vanilla Ice (and still can). While Kimmel’s first concert was Sammy Davis Jr. in Vegas, Pine’s first concert was Faith No…

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Kids tell Jimmy Kimmel if they hear Grover cursing in viral clip

At the end of December, Redditor u/schrodert was watching Sesame Street with his daughter, when he thought he heard beloved monster Grover drop an F-bomb. “Yes, yes that’s a fucking excellent idea!” he seemed to say. The clip went viral, like the whole Laurel/Yanny debate, even Jimmy Kimmel heard it. But the late show host wanted to know if it was just adults who could hear it. So, he sent his crew to ask a bunch of kids if they could catch a naughty word in the clip. Some of these…

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How to make your binge-watch as comfortable as possible

If you're going to binge-watch, at least do a little self-care.Image: Vicky Leta In Binged, Mashable breaks down why we binge-watch, how we binge-watch, and what it does to us. Because binge-watching is the new normal. Binge-watching is basically an endurance sport, so you need to be sure you’re prepared. After all, if you’re going to watch You until your eyes fall out (recommended), why not make the experience as pleasant as possible? That means paying close attention to the conditions under which you watch: the couch, the temperature, the…

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‘Breaking Bad’ star RJ Mitte and bionic actress Angel Giuffria are on a mission to change disability representation in Hollywood

Hold on, I need another few minutes to brood.Image: william gray / netflix Warning: Light spoilers for IO lie ahead. Not every world-ender can be world-ending. IO, the latest post-apocalyptic drama from Netflix, began streaming this weekend—but viewers crossing their fingers for another Bird Box are going to be disappointed.  While the film’s premise and plot are fine enough, IO‘s lacking emotional depth takes what could have been an intimate look at the end of days and instead delivers a cringe-worthy reflection on shallow character creation. SEE ALSO: Netflix’s Fyre…

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