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Michael Bay might be directing Benghazi movie ’13 Hours’

Bay, who has spent the last several years gaining popularity for his “Transformers” films, is reportedly in talks to direct the Benghazi film “13 Hours,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Eric Holder wants Denzel Washington to play him in movies

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Holder spoke to The Hill about Hollywood and politics while at an event at the Washington Ideas Forum Wednesday that was hosted by The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic.

Senators join in bipartisan effort to survive in ‘Rival Survival’ premiering Wednesday

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Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) are getting ready to show America their bipartisan fire-starting skills on “Rival Survival,” a reality show starring tho lawmakers that premiers Wednesday night on the Discovery Channel.

Jon Lovitz has a field day with Hillary’s jobs comment

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Before Hillary Clinton’s jobs comment is swept aside as a minor whoopsie, a few words from Jon Lovitz.

John Oliver has some ideas for how to label sugar products

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Some people want more nutrition information on food labels–but who really understands those labels anyway?

‘Saturday Night Live’ mocks Obama, Ebola Czar Ron Klain

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Saturday’s SNL episode opened with a segment poking fun at both Obama and his chosen Ebola Czar Ron Klain, who has been the subject of criticism because he has no experience in the medical field.

Madeleine Albright T(witter)KOs Conan O’Brien with devastating one-liner

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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright bested Conan O’Brien by Twitter knockout Thursday night, ribbing the comedian with a comeback worthy of a seasoned pro.

Jimmy Kimmel quiz on the 2014 Wastebook: Stoner idea or government expenditure?

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Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R – Okla.) fifth annual “Wastebook” was released Wednesday and some of the federally funded projects are so outrageous that they can be hard to believe. Late night host Jimmy Kimmel had the same thought and offered his audience a quiz. He read the name of a project, some real and some […]

President Obama resurrects Cousin Pookie, channels Chris Rock in campaign speeches

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At rallies for Democrats in Maryland and Illinois on Sunday, Obama dropped the name “Cousin Pookie” — a character that he used frequently to energize black voters during his 2008 campaign — during his speeches.

John Oliver finds the perfect solution to the Supreme Court camera ban

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Comedian John Oliver is sick of the Supreme Court ban on cameras in the court room and the ridiculous ways it makes television news stations have to cover those cases. But all hope is not lost. “What happens at the Supreme Court is way too important not to pay attention to and yet the ban […]

Stewart and Colbert go after ‘Fangate’

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Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert had a field day with “Fangate” Thursday night.

O’Reilly and Stewart duke it out over ‘white privilege’

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Jon Stewart had one goal in bringing Bill O’Reilly on his show Tuesday evening: “I want you to admit that there is such a thing as white privilege.”

Zach Galifianakis has a very special nickname for Obama

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Zach Galifianakis once came up with a very special nickname for President Obama, he recounted on “The Daily Show” Tuesday night. It all started when Galifianakis came to the White House to film the Emmy-winning “Between Two Ferns” episode to promote Obamacare. “Before we went to interview the president, I ate in the White House […]

The Daily Show covers NY’s unbelievably bad Democratic candidate

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In New York’s 11th Congressional district, Democrats need to defeat Rep. Michael G. Grimm, who is facing 20 federal charges and was once caught on camera threatening to throw a reporter off a balcony. So you might think this race would be a walk in the park for them—until you meet their incredibly terrible candidate.

Colbert tries to be interested in the midterm elections

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There are a lot of tedious things Colbert doesn’t like to do in the autumn, like clean the gutters and pretend to like decorative gourds.

Russell Brand does not want people to vote until there is a political party that represents the ‘average American’s values’

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Sorry, Lil’ Jon. Russell Brand won’t be turning out for what no matter how many times you sing it. Brand appeared on ABC’s “The View” Monday to promote his new book “Revolution.” “You have an insistence that this revolution cannot and will not come about through voting. There is not a revolution I can think […]

John Oliver wants to end the tyranny of pumpkin spice

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John Oliver is not a fan of pumpkin spice lattes, “The coffee that tastes like a candle.”

‘Citizenfour’ documentary gives a glimpse of Edward Snowden’s life in exile

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A new documentary about National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden premiered Friday, giving a look into his life in exile and revealing a behind-the-scenes look at the eight days Snowden spent with reporters going over the first stories about the overreaching government surveillance. Titled “Citizenfour,” the documentary was created by Glenn Greenwald’s reporting partner Laura Poitras. According to […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ mocks Kim Jong Un’s public absence

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“Saturday Night Live” mocked Kim Jong Un’s recent public absence in the show’s cold open. The North Korean leader, played by Bobby Moynihan, was outraged at the rumors about gout, diabetes and “too much imported cheese” and demanded to know how anyone could believe such lies because he is “as strong as a dragon.” When someone commented […]

Joe Biden to star in public service announcement with Mariska Hargitay during ‘Law and Order’ marathon

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During commercial breaks interrupting a 14-hour marathon of  “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” on Sunday, October 19, the show’s star Mariska Hargitay will appear alongside Vice President Joe Biden in public service announcements about sexual assault.