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#SMH Fridays, Week of March 21


Welcome to #SMH Fridays! Obviously, that’s Internet speak for “shaking my head” Fridays, but you already knew that.

Magazine names Russell Brand one of the world’s five leading thinkers

Actor Russell Brand attacks conservatives, says ISIS is ‘not as bad as the people already in power’

Strident anti-capitalist rants, whizzing matches with FOX News, crazy comparisons (“Is [London's Mayor] A Bigger Problem Than Jihadi John?”) — it’s all enough to earn Russell Brand a spot as one of the world’s five leading intellectuals.

Jimmy Fallon creepily sings with his new wax statues from Madame Tussauds

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Jimmy Fallon was just immortalized in not one, but five brand new wax figures for Madame Tussauds wax museums all over the country and the likeness is uncanny. So much so, in fact, that it can be a little creepy. Fallon premiered a slightly-darker-than-usual sketch with his wax statues Thursday night that featured the six of […]

Jon Stewart: Fox News will ‘burn your soul’

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The liberal comedian particularly skewered members of the news network for asking individuals to give them credit for rightly insisting that people not rush to judgement on the Ferguson case.

James Corden gets Mariah Carey to belt out her greatest hits while carpooling together

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Who doesn’t enjoy singing and dancing in the car on their way to work? The only way that kind of jam session could be made better is if the pop star behind the song was sitting beside you in the passenger seat singing along. James Corden, the new host of “The Late Late Show,” got […]

Gun group: The NRA is ruining March Madness

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As far as forced March Madness tie-ins go, this is a 1-seed.

‘The Daily Show’ mocks media hysteria over medical marijuana, stoned animals

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With everyone from Nancy Grace to the DEA decrying to evils of medical marijuana on cable news, it’s easy to think the world is ending and the sky is falling. “The Daily Show” mocked these reports in a hilarious segment Wednesday night. With Correspondent Hasan Minhaj on the scene in Applegate, Oregon — the “heart of […]

Jimmy Kimmel fools people with ‘March Madness’ lies

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Jimmy Kimmel produced a “March Madness” edition of “Lie Witness News” during which his staff asked passersby on Hollywood Boulevard about fake basketball teams, players and events that have “happened” during the NCAA college basketball tournament.

Mitt Romney’s two-year-old grandson is training him for boxing match

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“It’s going to be a very quick bout,” Romney laughed of the match, which he will fight for charity against former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield in May.

Members of Congress read mean tweets about themselves

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Taking a cue from Jimmy Kimmel’s famous “Mean Tweets” series, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) got in on the fun and read some mean tweets about themselves in a video for the 2015 Radio & Television Correspondents Association […]

Mitt Romney makes fun of himself with Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show’

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Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney performed in a hilarious skit with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” Wednesday.

GOP blocks Warren’s student loan plan

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THE HILL — Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked an effort by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to attach an amendment aimed at lowering student loan rates to the budget. Senators voted 46-53 against Warren’s amendment to the Republican budget resolution. Warren’s amendment would have allowed people with college loan debt to refinance at interest rates from […]

A robber tried to get away with punching this armed 84-year-old in the face. That didn’t pan out.

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84-year-old Doug Jandebeur has a mantra: “Anybody who doesn’t arm themselves is asking for trouble.”

Bill O’Reilly: Cruz won’t win, but adds ‘well-needed candor’ to the race

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Bill O’Reilly does not foresee a long future for Ted Cruz 2016.

Jon Stewart rips Democrats for race-baiting

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“Oh, for f—s sake.”

Bravo! New York Yankees re-create ‘Great Bambino’ scene from ‘The Sandlot’

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The New York Yankees re-created the “Great Bambino” scene from the popular baseball movie “The Sandlot.” It’s actually pretty well-acted.

The Roots show off their freestylin’ skills with songs about random audience members

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The Tonight Show‘s extremely talented band The Roots showed off their freestyle skills Tuesday Night. With nothing but a few hilarious details gleaned about a random audience member and their name, the band would come up with a theme song in a style of Jimmy Fallon’s choosing. The results were truly impressive. Although the song about […]

Jimmy Fallon lists his pros and cons of the ‘March Madness’ NCAA tournament

Jimmy Fallon lists his pros and cons of the ‘March Madness’ NCAA tournament

Jimmy Fallon, whose bracket is already “busted,” unveiled his pros and cons of “March Madness” Tuesday night amidst the excitement of the NCAA college basketball tournament.

Jimmy Kimmel tests people on Hollywood Boulevard with ‘very odd scenarios’

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He sent his staff out onto Hollywood Boulevard to set up “very odd scenarios” in order to see how long it took before a passerby (or multiple) agreed to participate.

Voldemort’s version of ‘Uptown Funk’ is basically perfect

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Look, we get it. You’re tired of “Uptown Funk,” already. But the brilliantly-executed Harry Potter theme makes this parody is 100% worth it, we promise.