Potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee appeared on t”The Daily Show” last night to generally spew oddities and further put his foot in his mouth in regards to great American patriot Beyonce. He insisted that young girls want to be more like Bey (well, duh) and that she carries on “the culture of crude” with her “vulgar” dancing: “Do you know any parent who has a daughter who says, ‘Honey, if you make really good grades, someday when you’re 12 or 13 we’ll get you your own stripper pole?’” Seriously! This is an actual thing he said! Thankfully, Stewart spends a full seven minutes ceremoniously tearing him a new one. [NYMag.com]
One suspect, 18-year-old Mourad Hamyd, has been taken into custody for the attack on the headquarters of satirical comedy magazine Charlie Hebdo which left 12 people dead on Wednesday. Two other suspects, brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, have yet to be found by French police. Keep reading »
The finale of “The Colbert Report” aired last night, and it included a visit from a freakish number of celebrity guests to sing him a send-off song. That guy sure has a lot of friends! Stephen will take David Letterman’s place on the “Late Show” next year, but it’s still a bittersweet goodbye. There was nothing quite like ‘The Colbert Report,” and it’ll be missed! [Death + Taxes]
It’s been interesting watching Jon Stewart do the media rounds to promote his movie, “Rosewater,” after building a long career out of lampooning the American news media. For example, prior to this week, the last time Stewart appeared on CNN was in 2004, when he got the “Crossfire” audience to applaud the idea that “Crossfire” and its pundits were “hurting America” and played a large part in getting the show cancelled. This week, he returned to CNN and, much more mildly, compared the network to the murderous horror movie doll Chucky. Keep reading »
Benedict Yumberbatch (aka Benedict Cumberbatch, but it’ll be Yumberbatch from now on) was on “The Daily Show” last night to promote his film, “The Imitation Game.” As it turns out, Jon Stewart, like the rest of us, wants to rip Yumberbatch’s clothes off and sell them on eBay. Stewart claimed that if Benedict got naked and oiled up for a magazine cover Kardashian-style, the world might actually end (#BreakTheEarth?). Anyway, watch for both hilarity and an interesting discussion about theoretical questions inherent in computer programming. [h/t Jezebel]
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“The Daily Show”’s Jessica Williams has figured out how to stop catcallers from harassing you on the street and had a few suggestions for women, including changing our route to work, acting “like a psycho,” and these three rules: “Rule number one: Always wear oversized headphones. Rule number two: Master the fake phone call. Rule number three: Avoid eye contact at all costs.”
I mean, that probably won’t stop the catcallers anyway, but it’s worth a shot. On another note, when is Jessica Williams getting her own show? She’s awesome. [The Daily Show]
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