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Watch: President Obama Took Over ‘The Colbert Report’ Last Night

A Prez-Existing Condition
To Health In A Handbasket

With only a handful of episodes left until the end of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, host Stephen Colbert is pulling out all the stops to ensure that his faux news show goes out on a high note. As such, Colbert invited President Barack Obama to appear on The Colbert Report to not only be interviewed but to take over the whole damn show. Click the embed above to watch the POTUS sitting in the big chair behind the big desk on The Colbert Report last night to deliver the LULz like the boss that he is. The president has got jokes, y’all. Have a look.

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John Legend And Chrissy Teigen Quietly Hired Food Trucks For The Eric Garner Protest

But Chrissy says she's done getting into social issues on Twitter

It’s been so incredible watching protestors take to the streets all over the world demanding justice in the name of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, and the countless other victims of police killings in America. Some celebrities have taken to social media to voice their support, and I also really appreciate this new story coming out about John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. The husband and wife decided to quietly do their part by hiring food trucks that came and fed protestors at NYC protests. Click inside for more.
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10 Great Quotes From Chris Rock’s Essay On The Hollywood Race Problem

An epic, timely cover story for 'The Hollywood Reporter'

I don’t think this article could have come at a better time. Seriously. Chris Rock penned a brilliant (and hilarious) essay for the December cover story of The Hollywood Reporter, and I finally got the chance to read it today. The actor and comedian has been a favorite of mine for some time now, and I am so insanely excited about his new movie Top Five, I make everyone in the house quiet down when the trailer comes on TV… in spite of the fact that I’ve seen it just about every day. Tracy Morgan, Rosario Dawson, JB Smoove, Gabrielle Union (and I just realized Jay Z and Kanye West are two of the producers)—it’s going to be great. Click inside to read my 10 favorite moments from his amazing article!
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Ferguson Protestors Sang Carols, Staged Die-Ins, And Peacefully Shut Down Black Friday

#BlackLivesMatter

Protests are happening all over the United States right now in reaction to the Darren Wilson decision. If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you bore witness to my response, as I tried to share as much information as I could get my hands on, and everything I read about the case. This is one of the first times I’ve actually read and tried to process all of the statements, and notes from the trial, and I am just beyond disgusted at the things I’ve been reading. I feel like I’ve done my homework, and there’s nothing anyone can say to convince me that Darren Wilson is an innocent man who did not have probable cause to go to trial. As one MSNBC reporter put it, “With prosecutors like this, Darren Wilson never really needed a defense lawyer.” I support all protestors speaking out—and raging out—against this trend of cops killing young black men and boys. One group went so far as to shut down an entire mall in St. Louis yesterday, and I wanted to share that story. Click inside for more.

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The Ferguson Grand Jury Will Reconvene Today For The Mike Brown Case

#HandsUp #DontShoot

For the past few days I’ve been waiting to hear news about the grand jury trial in the case of Michael Brown‘s death. It sounds like today, finally, may be the day that a decision is announced. I can honestly say that my expectations for justice are at an all-time low. The fact that the Missouri governor has called in the National Guard seems like a pretty bad sign. Nine white jurors, and three black jurors are supposed to reconvene today to make the decision. Click inside for more.

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Rihanna Lives Out Her ‘Scandal’ Fantasies (And Ours) At The White House

#DayAtTheWhiteHouse

Bad Gal Ri Ri herself paid a visit to the White House in Washington DC and absolutely could not resist having a bit of fun with her trip on her official Instagram profile. Rihanna snapped a few fun photos and gave them Scandal captions in order to live out her Scandal fantasies … allowing us to live vicariously through her. Click below to see Rihanna do her best Olivia Pope impression and seethe with jealousy along with me, won’t you? More »

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A Night Out With President Clinton

The TV Guide

Last night, my good friend Edward invited Darion and me to an event hosted by The Clinton Foundation 20/30 and President Clinton himself on the lot at Paramount Studios. When an offer is extended to be in the presence of one of the greatest presidents of our time, you don’t say no. Fortunately, our other good friend Courtney is a member of 20/30 so she was in attendance last night as well and we all got to hang out together at the event. While it was short, it was very sweet getting to hear President Clinton speak in person. More »

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A Maryland Teenager Planned A School Shooting, Got Too Drunk To Do It

He confessed his plan to police

Recently, Chrissy Teigen announced that she was leaving Twitter after being cyber-attacked for a comment she made about a Canada shooting. Even if she spoke out at the wrong time, or phrased things in a way that offended some people I did feel like she made a good point about the way we view school shootings in America. They are no longer shocking, and the media only considers them to be tragic if multiple lives are lost. A story like this—a planned school shooting that didn’t happen—is really no story at all. But, I think this mindset is, well, killing us. A young teen in Maryland brought a gun to school, and had plans to commit mass murder, kill his parents, and kill himself but, thankfully, was unable to carry it out. Click inside for more.

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Angelina Jolie Tells ‘Vanity Fair’ Magazine That She Is ‘Open’ To Running For Political Office

"When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered"

Angelina Jolie is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine where she talks about her new album, Unbroken, and other entertainment-related things … but the portion of her interview that is getting the most attention is the part where she reveals to VF that she is “open” to running for political office. Angelina is very well aware that her fame comes from being an actress — a celebrity — so that alone could be a huge hinderance should she ever decide to actually run for office but … it’s an option that she is, apparently, considering. Click below to read exactly what she has to say about a possible future in politics in the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine. More »

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Chris Rock Joked About The Boston Marathon Bombing And 9/11 On ‘Saturday Night Live’

Obviously, people are pissed

Welp, Chris Rock took the stage of Saturday Night Live last night and he was… Chris Rock. Let me tell you about my very personal relationship with Chris Rock. During my junior year in college, someone gave me a copy of his 1996 special Bring The Pain, in which he joked about the OJ Simpson case, lots of race stuff (the infamous black people vs. niggas joke… which Steve Carrell so hilariously reenacted on The Office), and other things readily labeled ‘controversial.’ It became my favorite thing to watch. Every night, for maybe 6 months, and I’m proud to say that I know the whole damn routine by heart. So when I read headlines about Rock being ‘controversial’ on Saturday Night Live last night, I had to laugh a little. I mean, what did people expect? A family-friendly Chris Rock? But I wanna hear what you guys think about his routine, so click inside for more.

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