The 2014 '30 Under 30'

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[WATCH] Jon Stewart ridicules Secretary of State John Kerry for failure in Gaza

Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” Monday made fun of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for his inability to negotiate a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas after a 12-hour ceasefire between the two expired.

‘True Blood’ star Kristin Bauer van Straten takes on Sarah Palin at Comic-Con

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Kristin Bauer van Straten, who plays vampire Pam Ravenscroft on the HBO program, hit back at the former governor of Alaska for criticizing a recent episode.

Cher rants against Rand Paul on Twitter, her fans respond with calls for her to run for president in 2016

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Thrown in between tweets about toothaches, costumes and pool time, Cher decided to rant about Sen. Rand Paul on Twitter Friday night. It was not clear what prompted the Twitter tirade. Cher had just finished giving an update on her toothache and five new “unbelievable” costumes when she switched gears. Mediaite postulated that she may […]

John Boehner’s press team uses Billy Joel songs to explain their thoughts on jobs

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Apparently John Boehner’s press team is made up entirely of Billy Joel enthusiasts. The Library of Congress announced on Tuesday that this year’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song will go to Joel. The prize “honors artists whose work has left a lasting impact on audiences and inspired new generations of performers.” And John Boehner’s press […]

Joan Rivers lets the media have it for perceived anti-Israel bias

Joan Rivers lets the media have it for perceived anti-Israel bias

In which Joan Rivers takes a sledgehammer to the media.

Florida GOP lawmaker proposes mandated showing of Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America’ in public schools

Florida GOP lawmaker proposes mandated showing of Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America’ in public schools

Florida State Senator Alan Hayes, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, is planning on introducing legislation to mandate that all Florida high schools show Dinesh D’Souza’s new film “America.” That is, unless parents don’t want their kids to see it.

Kimmel: Obama like a college kid who comes home to do laundry

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When President Obama was forced to cancel his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live for Wednesday night, the comedian was a good sport about it. He got back at the president in a particularly pointed monologue, however.

The Queen of England royally photobombs a hockey player’s selfie

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The selfie epidemic has officially gone royal.

Dennis Miller wants to the President Obama to go on a long vacation, actually

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President Barack Obama hopes to “be on a beach somewhere drinking out of a coconut” in 2017. Comedian Dennis Miller wants him there now.

Jon Stewart’s conclusion about horribly written health care law and judicial madness: blame John Boehner

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May Jon Stewart’s viewership not be goldfish in remembering the full breadth of the Affordable Care Act saga. “A mediocre Scrabble hand” is but a flash point in a much larger and difficult game.

Jon Stewart challenges John McCain to a ‘wrong-off’ after the senator’s weekend comments about The Daily Show

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  Sen. John McCain and The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart have engaged themselves in a televised media war. McCain recently appeared on Media Buzz where he was asked if he believes Stewart is fair to Republicans. Stewart used this clip in his monologue Tuesday night and replied to the question with “does the Pope sh*t […]

Long-shot candidate for Congress Nick Di Iorio in talks to get reality TV show

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Nick Di Iorio may have to settle for the TV screen instead of the U.S. House floor.

Snoop Dogg confesses to Jimmy Kimmel that he smoked pot in the White House

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Snoop Dogg may just have officially inducted himself into President Obama’s “Choom Gang.” The rapper confessed — or bragged, rather — to Jimmy Kimmel on his Internet program “Double G News Network” that he smoked a joint in the White House bathroom back in 2013.

Ridiculously rich Michael Moore fights over money in divorce despite previously hating on capitalism

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According to The Detroit News, Michael Moore’s divorce from Kathleen Glynn was provoked by monetary disagreements, specifically Moore’s anger that his wife was spending tons of money expanding their lavish Michigan home. This home is just one of nine that the couple owns from Michigan to New York.

Ted Cruz responds to his depiction on HBO’s ‘True Blood,’ says he is ‘amused’ at HBO comparing vampires and ‘hard-core leftists’

Ted Cruz, All-American. (Ralph Barrera, Austin American-Statesman via AP)

After an unflattering depiction on HBO’s “True Blood” over the weekend, Sen. Ted Cruz took to Facebook to respond to the bizarre “cameo” Tuesday. “Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO’s True Blood vampire show would have to be near the top of the list. Sunday night, they aired a misogynist […]

Jenny McCarthy on ‘The View’: Maybe Hillary Clinton is a lesbian

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Tuesday’s episode of “The View” spotlighted a recent New York Post report that claims former President Bill Clinton  has a mistress nicknamed “Energizer.” The source of the Page Six story is a forthcoming book by Ronald Kessler entitled ”The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents.”

Nancy Pelosi talks naked Boehner photos, Democrats taking the House on The Colbert Report

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Nancy Pelosi was a guest on The Colbert Report Monday night where she admittedly came on the show to push her “Middle Class Jumpstart” agenda. “What nefarious, northern California, San Francisco value are you pushing on the nation tonight?” Stephen Colbert sarcastically asked. Pelosi briefly explained that Jumpstart is a democratic plan that emphasizes the […]

EPA office tweets about its #progress in Kim Kardashian iPhone game

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This is the closest the Obama administration will come to endorsing Kimye.

Sen. Ted Cruz and the George W. Bush Presidential Library featured on HBO’s ‘True Blood’

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Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård and Sen. Ted Cruz all in one place? Sunday night’s episode of HBO’s “True Blood” used the Texas senator and a fictional fundraiser at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas as a plot point. Cruz and the guests at the presidential library weren’t featured in a very positive light, […]

New CBS Show ‘Madam Secretary’ inspired by Hillary Clinton and Benghazi

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A new CBS television series was inspired by Hillary Clinton and Benghazi, the show’s producer announced this week at the Television Critics Association summer tour. Lori McCreary, an executive producer for “Madam Secretary,” and Morgan Freeman had been in talks with CBS about coming up with a scripted series and had been “trying to come […]