SNL ‘Weekend Update’ Roasts the Democratic Convention (Watch)

Saturday Night Live traveled to Philadelphia for a special edition of “Weekend Update” at the Democratic National Convention, which MSNBC broadcast during Wednesday night’s coverage. Hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che, who also attended the RNC last week in Cleveland, riffed on DNC highlights including President Obama’s speech, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders’ troops. “Look… Read more »

China Public, Media Warming to LGBT Issues (Report)

Attitudes in China towards sexual and gender minority people are currently troublesome. But they are changing along with the generations and increasing media coverage, according to a United Nations survey. The Survey on Social Attitudes towards Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression (SOGIE) involving over 30,000 respondents and conducted on behalf of the UN… Read more »

Trevor Noah On Trump’s Call For Russia To Hack DNC: “Are You [Expletive] Me?!”

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah tonight dipped its toes back into the overtly political waters forded regularly under the captaincy of former host Jon Stewart with a fiery, blunt takedown of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump. The reason? Per tradition, Donald Trump caused no small amount of controversy earlier today during a press conference to talk about the recent hack of DNC computers and subsequent distribution via Wikileaks of highly embarrassing (though…

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Jackie Chan’s ‘Bleeding Steel’ Adds Australian Cast

Australian actors Tess Haubrich (“Alien: Covenant”) and Callan Mulvey (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” TV’s “Underbelly”) have joined Jackie Chan in the cast of Chinese-Australian sci-fi thriller “Bleeding Steel.” The official start of production was announced Thursday at a ceremony at Sydney Opera House involving the state of New South Wales’ acting premier Troy Grant and… Read more »

Bill O’Reilly Defends Comments That Slaves Who Built The White House Were “Well-Fed And Had Decent Lodging” – Update

UPDATE 10 PM: Facing a firestorm of criticism, Bill O’Reilly opened his show on Fox News tonight by addressing the Michelle Obama DNC speech-themed Tuesday segment about the building of the White House that had gotten him in hot water. He defended his comments about the slaves being well treated and called his critics “smear merchants.”
“As any honest historian knows, in order to keep slaves and free laborers strong, the Washington administration provided meat, bread and…

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Minnesota in a Box: To Get You to Visit, the State Will Now Visit You First

Take a vacation to Minnesota? Nah, it’s too cold and dreary with all that snow and dreary-ness. Brrr…

To combat this common misperception, Explore Minnesota Tourism tricked out a pair of steel shipping containers for an immersive campaign that invites prospective visitors to “sample” a pair of the state’s diverse attractions and share their experiences via social media.

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President Obama: ‘Our Greatness Does Not Depend on Donald Trump’

PHILADELPHIA — President Obama gave a more optimistic view of America in a speech to the Democratic National Convention, calling on voters to reject Donald Trump’s “cynicism” while describing Hillary Clinton as exceptionally qualified to become president. “There has never been a man or a woman — not me, not Bill, nobody — more qualified… Read more »

Watch President Obama’s Speech at the Democratic Convention

In what was likely his final major primetime speech, President Barack Obama addressed the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night in support of Hillary Clinton. “There has never been a man or woman…not me, not bill, nobody…more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States of America,” the President said. Obama… Read more »