Polititainment

Actor Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Baldwin attend the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Alec Baldwin for New York City mayor?

Alec Baldwin for New York City Mayor? Well, if he can’t be one in real life, he at least plans to play one on TV. Deadline reported Friday that Baldwin will star in and executive produce an untitled series for HBO where he “will play Joe Byrne, a billionaire real estate developer philanthropist, and celebrated socialite/tabloid fixture, […]

The Daily Show rips into Florida’s ban on doctors asking about guns

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The Daily Show sent one of their “correspondents” down to Florida to “investigate” Governor Rick Scott’s law banning doctors from asking their patients about gun ownership.

Jimmy Kimmel wants to help the DEA ward off all those stoner rabbits they’re so afraid of

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In one of the more ridiculous anti-pot arguments we’ve seen in a while, the DEA in Utah is super concerned that, if they legalize edibles for medical use, all the local bunnies will get stoned out of their minds and lose their natural instincts.

Jon Stewart mocks Netanyahu’s warnings about Iran

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Jon Stewart spent a good deal of time Tuesday evening bashing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech before Congress, saying sarcastically, “Even though Netanyahu was speaking only two weeks before the Israeli elections, he wasn’t there just to use our Congress as the most elaborate campaign commercial background ever.”

Jon Stewart calls House Republicans the ‘Keith Olbermann’ of Congresses–no one can work with them

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Jon Stewart was looking forward to the end of congressional gridlock now that Republicans control both houses.

John Oliver is super pumped that the FCC can now regulate the internet like a utility

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John Oliver, who once spurred his followers to crash the FCC’s website demanding net neutrality, is positively gleeful over the news that the agency has approved rules to regulate the internet like a public utility.

Joe Biden jokes about his creepy photos with SecDef’s wife

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Remember that time Joe Biden got close to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s wife?

The ‘Notorious RBG’ takes over Saturday Night Live’s ‘Weekend Update’

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives pretty hilarious and biting interviews in real life — “not 100 percent sober” ringing any bells? — but Kate McKinnon’s version of the “Notorious RBG” on Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” may just take the cake. From jokes about her morning exercise routine to her sexy dreams about […]

Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘censorship’ can making anything sound dirty–including Obama’s speeches

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Thanks to some mischievous editing from Jimmy Kimmel, these originally innocent TV clips will put your mind straight in the gutter.

Jon Stewart goes off on a rant about how Fox News is awful and ‘killing’ him

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As his days on the Daily Show wind down, Jon Stewart wants to make sure we are all aware how much he really, really hates Fox News.

Jay Carney is going to work for Amazon. Please don’t let it be in customer service.

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Imagining an Amazon customer service call with Jay Carney on the line.

The 19 Most Perfect Things Ron Swanson Said About Government: A Farewell Tribute

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We’re sad to say that “Parks and Rec” has aired its finale episode, leaving a Pawnee-shaped hole in our hearts.

Stewart defends O’Reilly while mocking Fox News: ‘No one’s watching them for the actual truth’

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Bill O’Reilly, whom a Mother Jones report has accused of Brian-Williams-like war reporting exaggerations, has an unlikely defender: his long-time sparring partner, Jon Stewart.

Obama donor Seth Meyers defends the president from Giuliani: ‘Of course’ he loves America

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Seth Meyers spent over two minutes of his Monday night show defending President Obama from Rudy Giuliani’s claim that he does not love America.

Bill Maher mocks Clinton, Obama, and Jeb Bush for hypocrisy on pot: ‘Don’t they all owe a debt?’

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The era of the pot scandal is over.

Common and John Legend’s moving acceptance speech calls for criminal justice reform

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Usually, politicizing something like an Oscar acceptance speech is a bad idea.

Patricia Arquette’s political Oscars speech had Hollywood on its feet

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Patricia Arquette took home an Oscar for her performance in “Boyhood,” but she also left the stage with a huge ovation for a strongly political acceptance speech.

Letterman imagines the sweet nothings Joe Biden whispered to SecDef’s wife

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Remember when this glorious moment of Bidening happened this week, at the swearing in of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter?

Pussy Riot’s first English song, ‘I Can’t Breathe,’ is dedicated to Eric Garner

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Pussy Riot, the infamous Russian protest group, has produced an evocative English-language tribute to Eric Garner, titled after his last words: “I Can’t Breathe.”

‘Serial’ parody introduces the perfect new subject for Sarah Koenig: Brian Williams

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With “Serial” slated for a second season, there’s only one subject whose ability to tell an accurate story might be even worse than Jay’s—Brian Williams.