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Jon Stewart Says Giving a Platform to Bill O’Reilly Is the ‘Worst Legacy’ of ‘The Daily Show’

It’s been five years since Jon Stewart retired from “The Daily Show,” and the veteran comedian is still closely following politics and the news media. Stewart, who hosted the late-night show for 16 years, recently spoke to the New York Times’ David Marchese in a wide-ranging interview about current events, contemporary news coverage, and his […]

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Rita Wilson on coronavirus and choloroquine: ‘I was so ill I could hardly stand’

Wilson and her husband Tom Hanks’ Covid-19 diagnosis underlined how pervasive the disease could be. She talks about the grim side-effects of the drugs she took to combat it – and her rap-aided recoveryPrecisely when political leaders of certain countries grasped how much of a threat coronavirus really would be is a debatable issue. But […]

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‘Irresistible’ Trailer: Steve Carell and Rose Byrne Face Off in Jon Stewart’s Political Satire

For the past four years, we’ve been desperately missing Jon Stewart‘s voice. The former host of The Daily Show stepped down right before the 2016 elections and we’ve been deprived of Stewart’s acerbic jokes over the current political climate. But Stewart is finally back — though not in front of the camera. Stewart writes and […]

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‘Irresistible’ Trailer: Jon Stewart Returns With A New Political Satire

“Democrats are getting their asses kicked!” It’sbeen five years since Jon Stewartleft Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and six since his firstfilm, 2014’s political drama “Rosewater”starring Gael Garcia Bernal, but thecomedian, writer/director and activist is finally back with “Irresistible,” a political satire,produced by Stewart and Plan B Entertainment(Brad Pitt’s company, he’s one ofthe producer’s too).Continue […]

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Trevor Noah Slams Oscars: ‘It’s Predictable’ the One Black Acting Nom Is Playing a Slave

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is under fire this week following the announcement of the 2020 Oscar nominations, which feature only one acting nominee of color: “Harriet” star Cynthia Erivo for Best Actress. “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah took a moment during his January 13 show to criticize the Academy for […]

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Hasan Minhaj Tries to Save MoviePass Before Leaving ‘The Daily Show’ for Netflix

The Daily Show is a career launcher for comedians with such famous alums like Ed Helms, Rob Corddry, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Jessica Williams, Kristen Schaal, Jason Jones, Larry Wilmore, Wyatt Cenac, and even Michael Che coming through the show. Now correspondent Hasan Minhaj is graduating from the news satire program […]

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Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Last Year’s Winner: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”Still Eligible: Yes.Hot Streak: Though the category has only been in existence for three years, only “The Daily Show” or “Daily Show” alumni have won: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”Fun Fact: To that end, only men named Jon/John have […]

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#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke: Movement Is ‘Not About Taking Down Powerful Men’

Civil rights activist Tarana Burke began using the phrase “Me Too” to advocate for victims of sexual violence 11 years before Harvey Weinstein’s downfall turned the expression into a viral hashtag. The former studio chairman’s recent rape indictment should not plateau the movement, she believes. During a May 30 appearance on “The Daily Show with […]

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