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Mitt Romney’s reaction in the Ice Bucket Challenge could not be more suitable

“Mitt does the most Mitt thing ever.”

U.S. Treasury Department finds Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Cuba trip did not violate law, apparently fears the wrath of the Beygency

U.S. singer Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, right, tours Old Havana as a body guard, left, and tour guide, right, accompany them in Cuba in early April.
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The U.S. Treasury Department apparently fears the wrath of the Beygency as much as the rest of the world. A U.S. Treasury investigation has found Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s 2013 Cuba trip did not violate sanctions law. Beyoncé and Jay-Z, close friends of the Obamas,  had obtained permission to visit the blacklisted country from the Treasury’s Office […]

Professor defends research on Harry Potter’s influence over political beliefs, also finds ‘GoT’ and ‘House of Cards’ make people believe world is unjust

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Millennials grew up in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Deciding who was the Hermione, Harry and Ron in your friend group, wishing for the end of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, and  knowing that the correct way to say the “leviosa” spell is “levi-OH-sa” was built into the fabric of  our collective childhood. Apparently Harry and friends are […]

‘SNL’ stars dish on sketch Obama vetoed, why Lorne Michaels finds Hillary ‘entitled’ and other political skit secrets in new book

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Presidents, first ladies and all types of political candidates have been both frequent guests and the butt of jokes on “Saturday Night Live.” The Hollywood Reporter published an excerpt Wednesday of the updated edition of the Saturday Night Live oral history, “Live From New York,” written by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales and it featured a lot of juicy details about […]

Chris Christie really doesn’t want people putting words in Bruce Springsteen’s mouth

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Chris Christie saw The Boss just a week ago, and there’s no beef about the guv using his tunes, thank you very much.

Jimmy Fallon wishes former President Bill Clinton a Happy Birthday

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Jimmy Fallon took a second to wish former President Bill Clinton a happy 68th birthday during his episode of   “The Tonight Show” Tuesday. The comedian honored Clinton appropriately by poking fun at him.

Letterman ‘Top Ten:’ Suggested names for Anthony Weiner’s new restaurant

Letterman ‘Top Ten:’ Suggested names for Anthony Weiner’s new restaurant

“Anthony’s Big Boy,” “DcDonald’s” …

Pussy Riot members to be featured in season three of Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’

Russian political activists Nadya Tolokonnikova, and Maria Alyokhina,of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, join Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., the chairman of the Helsinki Commission in seeking action to stop violations of human rights by pro-Russian militants in the Ukraine region, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Is this another sign Frank Underwood might be taking on Vladimir Putin in season three of Netflix’s “House of Cards?” The Baltimore City Paper reported that Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, of the anti-Putinist Russian performance art and punk protest group Pussy Riot, filmed scenes for the next season in early August. Pussy Riot gained international […]

Willie Nelson, Neil Young to headline an anti-Keystone XL pipeline concert

Willie Nelson performs during the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame show on Saturday night April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Courtesy of KLRU, Scott Newton)

Musicians Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline an anti-Keystone XL pipeline concert in September. The concert, called “Harvest the Hope,” will take place Sept. 27 in a field on a farm owned by the Tanderup family who are part of a strong collective of Nebraska landowners refusing to sell their land to TransCanada for the Keystone […]

Chris Christie, John McCain dance on stage with Jamie Foxx at Hamptons bash

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie dances onstage with Jamie Foxx at Apollo in the Hamptons at The Creeks on August 16, 2014 in East Hampton, New York.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

We’re thinking Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx said it best. “Republicans love to dance – in the Hamptons,” Foxx told Page Six. Foxx’s fundraiser in the Hamptons Saturday night saw both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hop on stage and dance it out in front of an audience that included the likes […]

Jimmy Fallon spotlights the many facial expressions of President Obama on ‘The Tonight Show’

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During a recent episode of “The Tonight Show, Fallon unveiled a segment that showcased Obama’s best and lesser known facial expressions.

Paul Ryan can’t stomach ‘House of Cards’ because Frank Underwood is an adulterating sleaze

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Guilt by association is a valid concern in Frank Underwood’s world, and it’s part of the reason why Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) can’t stand the guy and his show.

Movie reviews: ‘The Giver’ celebrates individuality

Movie reviews: ‘The Giver’ celebrates individuality

The film adaption of Lois Lowry’s beloved 1993 young adult classic “The Giver” opens in theaters Friday. Before you watch the dystopian film on the big screen, check out these reviews — just so you know what you’re getting yourself into …

Clinton Foundation releases painfully awkward ‘House of Cards’-themed video to ask people to sign birthday card for Bill

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Apparently Hillary Clinton didn’t learn from her “Colbert Report” appearance that she should steer clear of scripted comedy. The presidential hopeful appeared in a painfully awkward “House of Cards”-themed video released by the Clinton Foundation Friday in anticipation of former president Bill Clinton’s birthday. Bill will turn 68 on Tuesday. Hillary stars alongside Kevin Spacey […]

President Obama has some ‘minor announcements,’ courtesy of Jimmy Fallon

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Don’t expect any “major announcements” from the president this weekend, we’re told, but that’s nothing to say for “minor announcements.”

Kay Hagan Senate bid leans on Bryan Adams for barnstorming material

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Why is Bryan Adams running for Senate, and what has he done with Kay Hagan?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry meets ‘Bachelorette’ contestant Chris Soules at Iowa State Fair

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At the intersection of politics and reality television, there’s Texas Governor Rick Perry. According to Twitter, Perry met up with “The Bachelorette” contestant Chris Soules at the Iowa State Fair Tuesday.

Clintons attend VIP screening of ‘The Giver’ in the Hamptons, had to watch dystopian world that resulted from progressive policies

Brenton Thwaites, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, Taylor Swift and Cameron Monaghan arrive at the New York premiere of "The Giver" at the Zeigfeld Theater on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Bill and Hillary Clinton attended a VIP screening of “The Giver” at producer Harvey Weinstein’s Hamptons home Sunday night and we imagine that it got a little awkward. The dystopian world presented in “The Giver” is the product of generations of progressive policy and the nanny state. The “community” the characters live in puts everyone […]

Petition urges Jeff Bridges to run for MT Senate seat

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Where does The Dude abide? Perhaps the Senate?

Mickey Rourke wears Vladimir Putin t-shirt, calls him a ‘very cool, regular guy’

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It appears actor Mickey Rourke is part of the 4% of Americans who hold a positive view of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Rourke’s opinion of Putin is so high, in fact, that he’s more than willing to wear the leader’s face plastered on the front of his t-shirt.