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"Bad Moms" Has a Secret Weapon - Kathryn Hahn (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 23:07:18 -0400)

Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper
"Bad Moms" (STX Entertainment)

"Bad Moms" is another in a series of adult comedies that are full of raucous humor, endless lines of profanity, and discussions of sex that go on forever. You have seen it in all of the last few movies Zac Efron has made; Tina Fey and Amy Poehler gave it a shot with "Sisters", and Will Ferrell has tried to rebirth his career by doing movies like this. Most of those movies have had a core group of people who loved this type of humor but they failed to appeal to a wider audience.

"Bad Moms" actually has a plot, and that is unique. It also has a strong cast of mainly female actresses who know how to make a comedic line snap, crackle and pop. These ladies could teach that "Ghostbusters" group a thing or two about how to sell a line and a situation. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith and Annie Mumolo show their talent, but the movie's secret weapon is Kathryn Hahn.

Hahn never met a line she couldn't make better by giving it a little extra spin. Hahn never met a situation she couldn't make better with a raise of an eyebrow and a twist of her lips and/or hips. In this film she plays Carla, a single mom who is ready to party. She takes traditional mom Amy (Kunis) under her wing and teaches her how to fly high.

Breaking Amy out of her shell of despair for being a bad mom is what the movie is all about. Amy is trying to hold down a job, be a good wife, raise two kids and keep her sanity - all at the same time. At the start of the movie you see she is losing this battle. When she is at her low point she meets Carla and Kiki (Bell). These three women decide to surrender and become bad moms. It is crazy times from this point on.

The fact the movie has more profanity than it needs and more sexual situations and talk than you want is pretty much forgiven because the movie is really funny. It also shines a light on the women of today who are trying to do it all and are just tired of the hopelessness of the pace. They want someone to help them; they want someone to understand.

The movie is rated R for profanity and sexual situations.

The acting is good, the writing is hilarious, and the message is one that is needs to be heard. The only flaw is the film ends up a little bit too neatly with all the "i's" dotted and "t's" crossed. Some realism would have made the film more acceptable. But that is a minor misstep in a movie that is overall fun, fun, fun from beginning to end. And don't forget to watch every move Hahn makes and listen to every word she speaks.

I scored "Bad Moms" a parental guidance 7 out of 10.

Jackie K Cooper

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Sarah Jessica Parker Says That in Her New Divorce, She Also Breaks Up With Carrie Bradshaw (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:00:09 -0400)

In the first episode of HBO's new comedy Divorce, Sarah Jessica Parker's Frances tells her best girlfriend how good the sex has been with her illicit boyfriend.

Fans of Sex and The City, Parker's last HBO series, might want to mark that moment, because thas naughty little confidence is as close as Frances gets to Carrie Bradshaw.


"From the moment I read the pilot, I thought Frances was her own person," Parker told TV critics in Beverly Hills Saturday. "She was so distinct from not only Carrie, but any other character I have ever played."

In Divorce, which premieres Oct. 9 at 10 p.m. ET, Frances is a suburban wife and mother who realizes she has fallen out of love with her husband Robert (Thomas Haden-Church).

She launches the affair, then tells Robert she wants a a divorce. She tells him she doesn't love him any more. She tells her friends she simply finds nothing interesting about him. She wants to break free and live her life, she explains, while she still cares about it.

Not something Carrie would ever have said.

Frances finds, however, that a clean, easy divorce is about as likely as disengaging the peanut butter from the jelly in your 8-year-old's sandwich.


For starters, she and Robert have two children, Lila (Sterling Jerins) and Tom (Charlie Kilgore), who were in full adolescent sullen mode even before it became clear Mom and Dad were falling apart.

"The reason that I was so interested in this landscape," Parker said, "is because there's so much to say about this period in a life, this attempt at divorce.

"There are things that are hilarious and devastating and disappointing, and people make bad choices and listen to bad counsel. They're their own bad counsel.

"People are parasites on divorce. People live off it. They relish it. Friendships shift and change. Children are hurt, ruined. People behave in ways that are surprising and awful to themselves."

While divorce is not an unknown topic on television, Parker said it has rarely been treated with this show's blend of seriousness and humor, which in turn reflect the impact it would have on "a real family like this."

A family whose world has no intersections with the world of Carrie Bradshaw.

"I don't think we talked a lot about trying to make Frances different [from Carrie]," said Parker. "I was interested in the story of marriage, and by virtue of just that interest alone, the story was automatically different.

"Frances was so weary in ways that I had not seen or had a chance to play, and used language in a way I hadn't ever, and had a relationship with a man and children in a way I'd never had a chance to do."

Parker's divorce from Carrie extends to the look and ambience of the show, she says, and even - gasp - what she wears.


"I really wanted the look of cinema in the '70s," she said. "And that aesthetic, whether it was production design or costume design or the stock of film and music.

"Pretty much everything Frances wears is used, whether it's from Etsy Vintage or thrift shops along the Northeast Corridor.

"She has an aesthetic that will be revealed more during the season, but fashion doesn't dictate. She has to dress. For the most part, it's required by law that when you walk into your place of work, to be dressed. So everything is utilitarian.

"And I think you see it in everything, in Thomas' character, in our children's clothing. The family is sort of isolated in a period without it being a period piece."

Manana to Manolo.

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'Teen Wolf' Heartthrob Tyler Posey Slammed For Pretending To Come Out On Snapchat (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 16:00:03 -0400)

Tyler Posey just accomplished a feat previously unknown to man: out gay-baiting show “Teen Wolf.” 

For years, the supernatural MTV thriller has dangled the possibility of full-fledged same-sex pairings, only to shuffle gay characters off the series and never deliver on its minor representational wins. 

Given this context, a Snapchat video of Posey announcing that he was gay in front of a sign labeled Gay St. understandably caused quite a stir on social media. 

“This is me. I am this and this is me. I’ve never felt more alive,” Posey says in the video, before turning the camera on himself to yell, “I’m gay!”

Except -- not really.  

Posey later addressed his comments on social media in a series of tweets, explaining that by exclaiming “I’m gay” he was trying to support LGBTQ community. But the 24-year-old also made clear that he is actually heterosexual and regrets offending anybody who has struggled to come out. 

Hilarious, right? Not to “Teen Wolf” fans who believed that Posey was legitimately coming out ― or to anybody with a basic sensitivity to the LGBTQ community. 


Will queer folks continue to tune into “Teen Wolf” after this debacle? Only time will tell. 

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Yeah Yeah, Game of Thrones, Curb, and Deadwood Will Return. Meanwhile, Enjoy Jon and Sarah (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:27:19 -0400)

HBO has a message for fans of Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, True Detective and Deadwood.

Be patient.


But in the meantime, the channel is hoping to keep viewer happy with hits like The Night Of (above) and Veep, plus new shows featuring the likes of Jon Stewart and Sarah Jessica Parker.

HBO's new president of programming, Casey Bloys, told TV critics Saturday that creativity requires patience. Sometimes, a lot of patience.

Game of Thrones, as previously announced, will not have its usual spring premiere next year. It will arrive later in the year, at least late enough so the show won't be eligible for the year's Emmy awards.


That's disappointing, Bloys said, "but it's something we have to live with."

He confirmed that the seventh season will include 13 episodes, and said there is no firm number yet for season eight.

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David's comedy about his neurotic life, has been taking a break since the end of its eighth season in September 2011. It "is about to begin production" for a ninth season, said Bloys, and will premiere on an unspecified date in 2017.

True Detective has only been gone for a year, but the widespread acclaim for the anthology show's first season evaporated in the second and there has been little talk of a third.

Bloys said it still could happen. "It's not dead," he said. "It's a valuable franchise for us."

He said HBO hasn't found the right idea for a third season yet, and noted that showrunner Nik Pizzolatto has since moved on to other projects. He would probably join any future True Detective seasons in an advisory role, Bloys said.

Deadwood has been dormant since 2006, but Bloys said the long-rumored, near-mythic wrapup movie is still percolating.

"[Creator] David [Milch] is working on the script," said Bloys. "I haven't seen it yet, but I assume it will be very good."


What's more definitely on HBO's schedule is the TV series version of the movie Westworld, which will debut Oct. 2. Evan Rachel Wood (above) and Anthony Hopkins are among the stars.

Jon Stewart, late of The Daily Show, is creating a new animated series that Bloys said he hopes will premiere for HBO in October or November.

It will be built on a parody of a cable news network and Bloys said it will feature "Jon's own voice, both figuratively and literally."

The unnamed project will be designed largely for online distribution, incorporating news close to the time it breaks. The material will also be organized into a show for HBO's television channels, probably in a half-hour format.

Sarah Jessica Parker, an HBO favorite from her years starring on Sex And The City, returns Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. ET with Divorce, a dark half-hour comedy.


She plays a suburban wife and mother who wants to break away from her life with her husband, played by Thomas Haden Church (above), and finds it's not easy.

Going back to television "was like a muscle that had slightly atrophied," Parker said. "You have to remind it what to do. But it felt very natural, and it reminded me why I love television."

Divorce will be paired with another half-hour comedy, Insecure, which debuts at 10:30 p.m. ET on Oct. 9. Insecure was created by Issa Rae and follows the lives of two best-friends black women in their late 20s as they try to figure out what's next.

On a more somber note, Bloys said he decided to cancel the expensive series Vinyl because "we weren't sure. . . we could get it from good to great. . . and we weren't sure it was worth our resources to try to move the needle."

He praised Vinyl, but admitted "it didn't land as we would have liked."

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HBO Chief: Graphic Violence Against Woman is an Issue, But HBO Doesn't Exploit It (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:18:51 -0400)

HBO shows do not rely disproportionately on graphic sexual violence against women, the channel's new head of programming told television critics Saturday.

He acknowledged, however, that the larger subject is "something to take into account."

Casey Bloys, who was named HBO's president of programming earlier this year, said "I don't think" that Game of Thrones, The Night Of and the upcoming Westworld use sexual violence as a too-easy plot tool.

"I don't think [the violence] is specifically aimed at women," Bloys said. "Men are being killed, too."


The mega-hit Game of Thrones triggered a storm of controversy last year for a graphic rape scene. The Night Of centers on the particularly bloody murder of a young woman, whose body is shown repeatedly in the first episode. Westworld, which will debut in October, explores a future place where crimes, including implied rape, are treated as routine.

Bloys noted that some of the characters in Westworld are robots, which he said "makes it a little different from Game of Thrones."

Several questioners at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills asked Bloys whether graphic violence against women can be an issue of its own.

"I think that criticism is valid," said Bloys. "I take your point."

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'Game Of Thrones' To Officially End After Season 8, With Hopes Of A Spinoff (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:26:51 -0400)

Winter has come. 

At the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Saturday, HBO finally confirmed that “Game of Thrones” would end after Season 8, Entertainment Weekly reports. 

When asked whether the network intended to honor showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss’ eight-season plan, HBO programming president Casey Bloys told reporters that the long-rumored end date was in fact true. 

“Yes, they have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do,” Bloys said. “Believe me, as the new [programming executive] coming in, if I could get them to do more. I would take 10 more seasons. But we take their lead on what they think they can do the best version of the show.” 

The news comes after HBO sent “GoT” fans everywhere into a tailspin with a press release announcing that Season 7 of the fantasy saga would only consist of seven episodes and debut in Summer 2017, months later than initially anticipated. The official episode count for the final season is still up for debate, according to EW, although it is expected to consist of only six episodes. 

But Bloys did give fans some hope when asked about the possibility of a spinoff after the series comes to a close, most likely in 2018. 

“We’ve talked about it, it’s something I’m not opposed to, but of course it has to make sense creatively,” he said. “I’m not sure that [Benioff and Weiss] could really wrap their heads around it when they’re just about to start production [on season 7]. It’s a pretty intense production, they’re about to start production soon. I’m open to it. The guys weren’t opposed to it, but there’s no concrete plans for it at this point.” 

Um, we’re down if you you are.  

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David Bowie's Son Welcomes Baby Boy Exactly Six Months After Singer's Death (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:51:18 -0400)

Ch-ch-ch-changes are afoot! Six months after rock legend David Bowie died of cancer, his son, director Duncan Jones, has welcomed a baby boy with wife, Rodene Ronquillo. 

“Stenton David Jones. Born July 10th, exactly six months after his granddad made room for him. Love you both so,” he tweeted with a light-hearted cartoon sketch featuring generations of Jones men. 

The “Warcraft” director also expressed his love and gratitude to his “warrior woman” wife on social media after their son’s birth. 

The couple announced the pregnancy in February with a drawing of a cartoon fetus and the words “I’m waiting” in the speech balloon. The tweet also revealed that the late rocker knew he was going to be a grandfather before his death in January. 

“1 month since dad died today. Made this card for him at Christmas. Due in June. Circle of life. Love you, granddad,” he captioned the photo. 

After news of Bowie’s death broke, Jones shared a heartbreaking tribute to his father, posting an old photo of himself as a toddler on his dad’s shoulders. 

“Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all,” he wrote on Twitter.

Bowie would have been proud.

Congrats to the new parents!

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Jeremy Lin's 'Space Jam 3' Anime Spoof Is Out Of This World (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:23:07 -0400)

“Space Jam 2” may still be a fantasy for now, but at least we have “Space Jam 3!”

Wait, what? But it’s true! Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin has teamed up with YouTuber Ryan Higa for a take on the classic Loony Tunes meets the NBA movie — this time with an anime twist.

The short video includes classic anime characters, a daunting team of villains, a quick reference to Pokemon Go, and, of course, that iconic, arm-stretching, buzzer-beater finish. Sorry, no Bugs Bunny or Bill Murray.

Can Jeremy Lin help the Tune Squad “AnimeNiacs” persevere on basketball’s wackiest stage? Watch the video to find out. 

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Why White Actors Should Not Be Cast In Latinx Roles -- On Broadway Or Off (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:13:30 -0400)

Once upon a time, years before “Hamilton” ever blew our minds, the gifted soul that is Lin-Manuel Miranda created and starred in a little (Tony-winning) musical called “In the Heights.”

The musical follows protagonist Usnavi, a bodega owner who dreams of winning the lottery and wooing the girl of his dreams, for three days in his New York neighborhood. 

Like “Hamilton,” the show is known for its inclusion of contemporary musical styles not usually found on the Broadway stage, including salsa and rap. It also, taking place in the predominately Dominican community of Washington Heights, featured a wonderfully diverse cast, starring, of course, LMM himself (and later, “sexy” Alexander Hamilton, Javier Muñoz). 

One of Miranda’s great gifts to the theater community has been the creation of bold and intricate roles for actors of color. It’s in part due to him that this year’s Tony Awards was by far the most diverse in its history.

However, this month, a Chicago production of “In the Heights” failed to continue Miranda’s legacy of diversity on stage. The Porchlight Music Theatre received widespread criticism after announcing that Jack DeCesare, a white actor of Italian descent, would play the lead role.

In piece titled “Porchlight’s ‘In the Heights’ names its authentic cast,” the show’s artistic director Michael Weber published a strangely self-congratulatory statement introducing the cast.

“After an exhaustive audition process, during which we saw hundreds of the Chicago-area’s diverse music theater talent—both established and new—and even reached out to our city’s vast hip-hop dance community, we are excited to introduce the cast…We have made every effort to present a company that reflects the true spirit of this story of community…”

It didn’t take people long to say, quite appropriately, “Wait, huh?” 

Could the casting team really have made, as they put it, every effort to find a cast that represents the stories unfurling on the stage, when people of Latinx descent make up over 20 percent of the Chicago population?

Even if so, if the efforts didn’t pan out as planned, maybe it would have been better to think of a Plan B? As scholar Trevor Boffone put it: “If you can’t field a majority Latin@ cast and hire a predominately Latin@ creative team, then perhaps do a different show.

These roles were written by Latin@s for Latin@ actors. The Latin@ community wants their stories told, but in an ethical way that speaks with the community in question. To gentrify In the Heights is to completely miss the point of the musical.

The casting decision raises important questions about diversity and representation on the stage. When there already exist so few roles for Latinx performers, what does it say when the few roles that do exist go to white actors? In a musical that deals explicitly with the issue of gentrification as a theme, the casting seems especially mishandled.

In an interview with American Theatre, playwright and composer Quiara Alegría Hudes, who wrote the book for “In the Heights,” expressed her disappointment, describing how one of the main motivations behind the musical was to create complex, dynamic roles for Latinx actors when hardly any exist. “For decades, the vast majority of Latino roles were maids, gangbangers, etc,” she said. “It’s demoralizing, obnoxious, and reductive of an entire people. It’s a lie about who we are, how complicated our dreams and individuality are.”

Following the controversy, Porchlight released a statement expressing their commitment to genuine casting and diverse, thoughtful representation. They cast DeCesare, Weber explained, without explicitly knowing his ethnic background. Only after his exceptional audition and landing of the role did the production team realize his heritage was Italian. 

The crew has no plans to replace DeCesare, though they expressed understanding at the dissatisfaction expressed vocally by the Chicago community. “We absolutely stand by the cast and creative team that has been hired for this production,” Weber wrote, “but we recognize that more must be done to assure a truthful dramatic representation of this work, as well as how we at Porchlight approach diverse and representative casting in the future.”

Demonstrating his commitment to the ideals the musical is based on, Weber expressed his plans to reach out to cultural groups like the Chicago Inclusion Project, the Latina and Latino studies department of Northwestern University, and the Latin American and Latino studies department at DePaul University for suggestions to add Lantinx voices to the creative team.

He also invited the many individuals who reached out online and through social media expressing their disappointment with the casting decision to participate in post-performance discussions on the topic, pushing the dialogue forward. 

Such voices would likely include Tommy Rivera-Vega, who posted a stunning note detailing his disappointment with the casting choice on Facebook. 

Being Latinx is not just putting an accent, getting a cool haircut, the prominent beard, lot of hair, shuffling your feet so it looks like you can salsa. It is about who we are as people. It is about growing up and trying to understand the reason why we have to work harder than everyone else. Asking our parent(s) why all the Latinxs that we see on tv are drug dealers, or criminals, or picking fights, never successful. We rap because it is the only way we will be heard. It is about understanding that no matter how well you are doing in life, you still go back to your community to spread that love and success.

Looking forward, theaters need to understand that creating a diverse cast and crew may not be easy, but it is necessary. Not trying hard enough is no longer an excuse. 

Hudes elaborated on simple ways to prioritize diversity in casting. It might take more time, more money, and way more work, but that’s the task at hand. “You cannot just put out a casting call and hope people come and then shrug if they don’t show up,” she said.

“You may need to add extra casting calls (I do this all the time), go do outreach in communities you haven’t worked with before. You may need to reach out to the Latino theatres and artists and build partnerships to share resources and information. You may need to fly in actors from out of town if you’ve exhausted local avenues, and house them during the run.”

In other words, you must, to quote LMM’s other musical, “work!” Casting directors of the world, let’s not make this mistake again. 

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People Are Upset (Yawn) That Malia Obama Skipped The DNC For Lollapalooza (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:51:00 -0400)

If we learned anything from the 1998 Disney movie “My Date with the President’s Daughter” (we learned everything), it’s that the life of a teenager in the White House consists of Secret Service hijinks, daddy-daughter tensions and, of course, a personalized theme song you can’t stop singing 18 years later. 

The eldest first daughter decided to eschew expectations of what her duties “should” be and skipped the Democratic National Convention to enjoy the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago instead. 

Malia Obama was spotted at the Cashmere Cat set on Thursday amid a crowd of concertgoers around the same time Hillary Clinton was making history as the first woman to secure a major party’s presidential nomination

The Secret Service was also in attendance to ensure the 18-year-old’s safety at the festival. One Twitter user snapped a team of agents dressed in matching plaid shirts and khaki pants at the venue. 

Unfortunately, some Twitter users took the opportunity to blast Malia on social media for being A COMPLETELY NORMAL TEENAGER. Cause that worked out so well last time, right? 

Thankfully, the sane side of Twitter quickly clapped back at the critics to remind everyone that it’s perfectly fine for Malia to go to a concert of her choosing, especially after almost eight years of being in the political spotlight. 


But the real question here is, WHERE WAS SASHA?!

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Twitter Hilariously Imagines Trump's Fake Intelligence Briefings (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 06:15:52 -0400)

If intelligence officials did actually end up giving Donald Trump fake briefings, what would they say?

Wonder no more. Twitter users are imagining how the discussion with the GOP presidential candidate would go via the #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing hashtag. Journalist and humorist Nina L. Diamond started the fun on Friday night and it’s now trending worldwide.

The discussions range from revealing inane facts about popular culture to clearing up possible confusions ― such as telling the former reality TV personality that the Cook Islands are not really where chefs are trained.

Check out some of the best posts here:

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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Hillary Clinton's Auto-Tuned Speech Is The Catchiest Campaign Song Yet (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:50:39 -0400)

It’s the song of the 2016 presidential election, so far.

Forget about the all-singing, all-dancing USA Freedom Kids, because The Gregory Brothers have just taken it to the next level.

The creative geniuses behind “Songify the News” auto-tuned Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention speech for the ridiculously catchy ditty that’s now going viral online.

”Me and Bernie, Bernie and me,” the Democratic presidential nominee appears to sing as she’s joined in the hilarious clip by her daughter Chelsea Clinton, President Barack Obama and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Former president Bill Clinton also makes a show-stopping appearance with an intense saxophone solo.

“On a truly historic night, Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman nominated for president by a major party to drop a fiery diss track ,” The Gregory Brothers wrote on their “schmoyoho” YouTube channel on Friday. The video garnered more than 100,000 views in the first 12 hours.

Check it out in the clip above.

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Bill Maher: Hillary Clinton Must Embrace The Role Of 'Super Villain' (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:52:16 -0400)

Bill Maher wants Hillary Clinton to become more like the “super villain” that the GOP says she is. 

The “Real Time with Bill Maher” host said Friday that the Democratic presidential nominee should take advantage of the Republican Party’s “evil cartoon” portrayal of her.

“Since half the country will believe an evil cartoon version of Hillary Clinton, no matter what she says or does, she has to embrace it,” the comedian said.

Maher claimed that “sweet grandma Hillary” would have done fine in 2008.

But in 2016, and with the rise of reality TV personality Donald Trump as the GOP’s presidential candidate, he said the voters are not in the mood for “steady as she goes.”

“They are pitch fork angry and they don’t want America’s nicest grandma,” Maher said. “They want the wolf with bits of grandma in its teeth.”

Maher went on to claim that people were now more likely to vote for “a ruthless mafia boss who will protect their frightened souls” — which was exactly why Clinton had to “own” the insults “and run as the Notorious H.R.C.”

Check it out in the clip above.

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Bernie Sanders Breaks Down Exactly Why Donald Trump Is 'Dangerous' (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 03:03:12 -0400)

Donald Trump must be defeated at all costs this November, Bernie Sanders says.

The independent senator from Vermont described the reality TV personality as the “most dangerous presidential candidate in the modern history of this country.”

I say that, not just because of his absurd views on so many issues,” Sanders told Bill Maher’s “Real Time” show Friday, recalling how Trump is a climate change denier who plans to give tax breaks to the top 1 percent.

“This guy is running his entire campaign based on bigotry,” Sanders continued. “Based on trying to divide us up, based on trying to insult Mexicans, Latinos and Muslims and women and African Americans.”

Sanders reminded the audience that Trump was a leader of the “birther” movement, “which tried to delegitimize the first African American president we have ever had.” “This is a guy who must be defeated,” he added.

Over the issue of whether he’d be able to work with Hillary Clinton, who beat him in the race to become the Democratic party’s presidential nominee, Sanders admitted it was “no secret” they’d had disagreements.

“But what I intend to do, the day after Hillary Clinton is elected president of the United States, is to do everything I can to make sure she goes forward as progressively as she can,” he said.

Check Sanders’ comments out in the clip above.

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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'Daily Show' Proves Clinton Campaign Just Like First 4 'Rocky' Films (Sat, 30 Jul 2016 02:55:35 -0400)

Philadelphia is not only where the Democratic National Convention took place this week, it’s also the home of the celebrated movie character Rocky Balboa.

Turns out, “The Daily Show” staff sees parallels between Hillary Clinton and the first four “Rocky” films.

They just can’t stop fighting over which film fits best.

Jordan Klepper feels the first “Rocky” film is the best comparison to Clinton’s campaign.

“Hillary and Rocky are both lefty scrappers who get no respect,” the comedian said on a special Friday broadcast. “They both have an old guy who used to criticize them, but is now right in their corner.”

Klepper added: “Right now, Hillary’s going to train hard, earn our support and prove she’s who can go to the distance.”

“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah felt compelled to point out that Rocky loses the fight in the first movie.

“Does he?” Klepper replied. “I never get past the training montage.”

Hasan Minhaj had a different take.

“Hillary Clinton is ‘Rocky II. She lost to the black guy the first time and now she’s ready for her second shot at the title,” he said.

Adam Lowitt disagreed, saying the Clinton campaign is best compared to “Rocky III.”

“Hillary is rich and overconfident and she’s going to lose in an upset to an angry bully with weird hair who everyone calls Mr. T,” he said.

The correspondents finally decided that “Rocky IV” was the most appropriate film for this year’s presidential race.

 “Donald Trump is a monster backed by Russia, who is embarrassing the America in front of the entire world,” Minhaj pointed out.

See the comparisons in the video above, starting at the 9:04 mark. 

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