Saturday February 23, 2019

Archive for the ‘Obvious’ Category

Trump goes on the attack against French president Macron

“Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russia,” Trump began in his first tweet. “But it was Germany in World Wars One & Two – How did that work out for France? They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along.”  More…

CNN’s Jim Acosta is banned from the White House

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been denied access to the White House after getting into a heated shouting match with President Donald Trump and pulling a mic away from a female aide at a press conference. A Secret Service agent denied Acosta entry to the White House grounds on Wednesday evening, and revoked his ‘hard pass’, the long-term press pass issued to the White House press corps.  More…

Alec Baldwin demoted to Saturday by ABC amid arrest, low ratings

ABC quietly announced on Election Night that “The Alec Baldwin Show” would move from its prestigious timeslot on Sunday evenings to a less desirable Saturday night spot, amid disappointing ratings and negative media attention surrounding the hot-headed thespian.  More…

Google, Facebook and Twitter staffs splurge on Democrats ahead of midterms

President Trump has repeatedly called out Google, Facebook and Twitter for liberal bias. Two weeks until the midterms, it would appear he may have had a point. Employees of the tech giants have given a total of $2.4 million to House and Senate candidates, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Of that, only $176,000 – just 8 percent – went to Republicans.  More…

Greedy parents are ruining Halloween for the kids

As I remember, half the thrill of Halloween was that it felt like a “no-adults-allowed” night. There was something magical about running from house to house with friends, with parents keeping a respectable distance. So why are moms and dads now joining their kids on doorsteps? Blame helicopter parenting.  More…

John Goodman: The Show Has A ‘Hollow Center’ Without Roseanne

John Goodman said he misses his friend “Rosie real bad” despite being happy to return in “The Conners.” “It felt great to be back, but there’s a hollow center. I miss Rosie real bad,” said Goodman. “I know for a fact that she’s not a racist,” he said, going on to imply that ABC should not have canceled her show so suddenly. “I’ll put it this way, I was surprised at (their) response.”  More…

Miss America Pageant war against Gretchen Carlson gets ugly

The behind-the-scenes war at Miss America continues to heat up. Page Six has learned that a former board member is trying to set up a legal fund to oust the pageant’s top executives Gretchen Carlson and Regina Hopper. And there’s buzz that at least one state pageant may not send its winner to Miss America next year.  More…

Roseanne Barr tweets after ‘The Conners’ premiere: ‘I ain’t dead, bitches!!!!’

Roseanne Conner may have been killed off — but Roseanne Barr isn’t going to play dead. “I AIN’T DEAD, BITCHES!!!!” she tweeted an hour and a half after the episode, in which Barr’s character, which she had played since the 1980s, was killed off via an accidental opioid overdose.  More…

‘The Conners’ Review: ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff Just A Standard Sitcom Now

Like Two and a Half Men without Charlie Sheen or The Who without madman drummer Keith Moon, what The Conners noticably lacks most of all is a bit of the crazy. Without the rightly so disgraced Barr providing that frenzied tension that orbits everything she’s ever done, the spinoff stays pretty much in the middle of the road.  More…

ABC fears The Conners will flop without Roseanne Barr

Top ABC brass may have acted too swiftly by pulling the plug on Roseanne – and they now fear the show’s replacement spin-off will flop without its star. ‘We didn’t think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn’t have rushed to fire her.’  More…

Cruel Dunkin’ Donuts worker dumps water on sleeping man

A worker at an upstate New York Dunkin’ Donuts poured a pitcher of water on a customer sleeping inside the store — and then laughed at the soaking wet man as he gathered his belongings, video shows.  More…

Ex-boyfriend filed restraining order against third Kavanaugh accuser

Julie Swetnick, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a friend of attending house parties where women — including herself — were sexually assaulted, had a restraining order filed against her years later in Miami by her former boyfriend.  More…

Eight big problems for Christine Blasey Ford’s story

Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are serious. She is accusing him of violent attempted rape. But her story is also growing less believable by the day. Here are eight reasons why it’s hardly “anti-woman” for senators to question her account at Thursday’s hearing.  More…

Julie Chen steps away from CBS’s ‘The Talk’ after Les Moonves fiasco

Julie Chen announced Monday she’s taking some time off from CBS’ “The Talk,” a day after her husband, Les Moonves, resigned as chairman of the network amid a fresh wave of sexual misconduct allegations. “I am taking a few days off from The Talk to be with my family,” Chen said in a statement to Deadline.com.  More…

Drag Queen Story Hour sparks protests in conservative towns

A writer in San Francisco named Michelle Tea got the idea for “Drag Queen Story Hour”: men in full drag reading children’s books to kids aimed at providing “positive and unabashedly queer role models.” Drag Queen Story Hours have been held at libraries or book stores in big cities across the country. In some smaller communities, however, the programs have sparked protests from conservative and religious groups.  More…