Melissa McCarthy’s White House press secretary Sean Spicer roared back to “Saturday Night Live” louder, angrier, more preposterous than ever — and with a much bigger wad of chewing gum.
If Spicer himself thought it was time for “SNL” to tone down the mean, Melissa McCarthy only amped it up. She was even more explosive as she mocked fake facts, extreme vetting, the Trump administration’s slam on Nordstrom’s for dumping Ivanka’s products, and Spicer’s outlandish treatment of the media.
The paper accidentally ran a photo of Alec Baldwin playing Donald Trump on SNL instead of a photo showing the real president, according to Gizmodo.
El Nacional published an article on Friday about President Trump’s views on settlements in Israel. The piece included an accurate photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but the photo of Trump was a bit… off.
The newspaper ran a correction, explaining that they had just pulled the photo from the Associated Press wire service and that it simply went unnoticed by everyone who reviewed it.
As Gizmodo noticed: “Who among us hasn’t made that mistake, right? I mean, real life has become so absurd that it’s basically beyond parody at this point.”
The error has been picked up and ridiculed on social media, with plenty of people wondering if the Dominican Republic will now be added to Trump’s list of banned countries, referring to the seven predominantly Muslim countries from which Trump has tried to restrict travel.
Gizmodo notes that the edition team don’t want newspapers to be running fake news.
“So if you’re going to write about the president, we humbly suggest using the very real photo of Trump seen below,” Gizmodo said.
According to US Uncut, O’Donnell replied to a fan asking her to play Steve Bannon — the former publisher of Breitbart who became Trump’s right-hand man in the White House — on Saturday Night Live with enthusiasm, saying that if the show asked her to, she would be ready and willing. The comedian’s tweet quickly went viral.
@calvininsf – i am here to serve – alec has trump – melissa has spice – i would need a few days to prepare – so if called – i will be ready
Now, it looks as if the sworn nemesis of President Trump may, in fact, portray Bannon after all, if O’Donnell’s new Twitter profile picture is any indicator. The picture that Rosie O’Donnell is currently using for her verified Twitter account is a photoshopped image of O’Donnell’s face on Steve Bannon’s head. The sudden, unannounced change riled up her followers and reignited hopes of O’Donnell playing Steve Bannon on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live:
Matt Damon finally made it onto Jimmy Kimmel Live!—except to do so, he had to disguise himself as Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady. Jimmy Kimmel introduced his “surprise guest” during Monday’s monologue, calling Brady “the most beloved” New England Patriots player of all time, Joinfo.com reports with reference to E!Online.
Brady “could have gone anywhere,” the host said. “He flew all the way from Houston. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the man who engineered the greatest comeback in football history, five-time Super Bowl champion and last night’s MVP, No. 12: Tom Brady, everyone!”
Dressed as Brady, Damon told Kimmel he was feeling “great”— like he’s “going to Disneyland.”
When Kimmel mentioned the “Deflategate” scandal, Damon explained that he’s “not focused on the past,” saying, “I’m happy for my teammates. I’m happy for Boston. I’m just mostly happy to be here on the show.” As the audience cheered, he added, “I’m on the Jimmy Kimmel show!”
It should be recalled that last February, Matt made another surprise appearance at Kimmel’s show with help of Ben Affleck:
At the tail end of an opening monologue that mocked the “Twilight” actress for seeming “too cool for school,” she wanted to let the audience know that she was actually thrilled to be there, NBC News reports.
“We’ve got a great show and I totally care that I’m here ’cause it’s the coolest f***ing thing that I’ve… Oop!” The actress quickly covered her mouth realizing what she had said as cast members Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon stood wide-eyed next to her.
Kristen Stewart did an embarrassed twirl before trying to recover.
“Oh my god, and I’m sorry, and (musical guest) Alessia Cara is also here. And I’ll never come back,” she said.
It was not the first time in the live show’s 42-season run that the mother of all swear words has slipped out on air.
Before her foul-mouthed faux pas, Stewart delivered a humorous monologue about all the times President Donald Trump tweeted about her over the years.
“I’m a little nervous to be hosting because I know the president is probably watching, and I don’t think he likes me that much,” she began.
The actress said Trump wrote nearly a dozen tweets commenting on her former relationship with “Twilight” co-star Robert Pattinson, whom she dated off and on for four years.
“We broke up and then we got back together and for some reason it made Donald Trump go insane,” she marveled.
“The president is not a huge fan of me, but that is so OK. And, Donald, if you didn’t like me then you’re really probably not going to like me now ’cause I’m hosting ‘SNL’ and I’m like, so gay, dude.”
Here’s a look at some of Trump’s tweets about “Robsten” over the years.
In a surprise cameo, McCarthy mimicked Spicer’s famously combative first appearance with the White House press corps, where he angrily took issue with reports about the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration, Joinfo.com reports with reference to NBC News.
McCarthy has been nominated for Emmy awards for each of her appearances hosting the show.
The sketch also took aim at Spicer and the administration’s spats with individual media outlets, featuring a diaper-clad CNN journalist caged in the corner of the press room.
Alec Baldwin returned as Trump where he met with his closest advisor, Steve Bannon – who SNL mocked by having an actor dress up as the Grim Reaper to portray him, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Just Jared.
New York Magazine recently reported that Bannon had to be “reminded” that he is not the president after he reportedly forced the Muslim Ban.
In the video below, Bannon (aka the Grim Reaper) makes Trump leave his seat at the main desk of the Oval Office for himself as Trump has to sit in a smaller desk where he plays with a toy.
Updated Feb.8. By now, we all know that under Donald Trump’s administration guiding principle is going to be “America first”—as the president stressed in his inauguration speech. The world got the message loud and clear—and now, European countries are beginning to counter with rallying cries of their own, Vanity Fair reports.
The trend began with a viral parody video from the Netherlands. The clip, a faux introduction to the Netherlands that mocks Trump by imitating the president’s signature verbiage—”We’ve got the best words. All the other languages failed”—has racked up more than 16 million views on YouTube since last week.
Now, several other countries have hopped on the bandwagon, all sarcastically clamoring to come in “second” to America’s interests by making their cases in terms Trump can understand.
Deville Late Night, a Swiss late-night talk show, made the case for Switzerland by noting, “We have the best women. They’re all 10s. . . And we also love to treat our women badly. Love it. We didn’t let them vote until 1971. In some places, even until 1990. We grab them by the civil rights. And they let us do it.”
Over in Germany, the satirical late-night talk show Neo Magazin Royale offered, “This is the Oktoberfest. It’s the best beer fest God ever created. There is pee everywhere. You would love it. Just saying. Great pee. German beer pee. Or as we call it in Germany, Bud Light.”
Danish talk show Natholdet talked up Denmark’s “modern super-mills that produce nice, clean, renewable energy.” But, of course, they assured the president, “we can turn them into oil mills if you want, O.K.? No problem. Oil to make us, and you guys, great again, O.K?”
Portuguese late-night talk show 5 Para A Meia-Noite noted, “Our founding father and first king fought his own mother—a total bitch—and kicked the Arabs off what was to become our land. Yeah. He totally kicked them off. The Arabs. We know what you’re thinking: our first king would be a great secretary of defense. He’s dead now. Sad!”
Belgian satirical news magazine De Ideale Wereld got in on the action by remembering the time Trump called its capital city, Brussels, “a hell hole.”
“This is true; Brussels is a huge hell hole,” the video conceded. “But the rest of Belgium is great. It’s truly great. Believe me. Except for the French-speaking part, of course, because we hate them. They’re like the Mexicans of Belgium.”
“ABBA is the most famous Belgian band in history,” the video continued. “Well, they’re Swedish, but according to alternative facts, they’re Belgian. I swear. Waterloo is in Belgium anyway.”
Even Lithuania offered an entry into the canon: Internet channel LaisvesTV posted a Laikykites Ten video talking up everything the small nation has to offer, though it admits Lithuania probably doesn’t deserve second place in Trump’s eyes.
Still, that doesn’t mean Lithuania doesn’t have anything to pique Trump’s interest: “We’ve destroyed that nasty Soviet Union. We destroyed it by building a wall—a wall of people. . . It was a real human wall called the Baltic Way. It was the best wall. Enormous. Even Pink Floyd called and said that our wall was the best. It’s true. That doesn’t mean we don’t have walls now. We have Ten Walls. He is the best electronic DJ in the world. Believe us. He is also the best homophobe. You’d love him. Can you imagine? 10 walls? Not one. Not two. But 10.”
Even Switzerland—which, as noted in the Deville Late Night video, has never been part of the EU, joined the trend. All of the participating countries, along with their respective videos, can be found here. All that’s left now is to see whether or not Britain posts its own video before Brexit.
According to Bored Panda, the project takes our favorite movie characters and puts them in different pictures capturing Russian reality. The final pics let us see what famous movies /shows would look like if they were filmed in Russia.
From Deadpool to Home Alone to Game Of Throwns – check it out:
Jason Momoa doesn’t really need bodyguards, though he’d make a good one himself. After all, the actor, who played the fearsome Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo in “Game of Thrones” and will star in the standalone 2018 “Aquaman” movie, is 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters) and more than 200 pounds (91 kilograms), Cnet reports.
So when a photo showing the hulking Momoa flanked by two smaller men in dark suits started making the rounds, it went viral quicker than Drogo could rampage across your plain with his khalasar.