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Tucker Carlson: I Trolled ‘Slow,’ ‘Humorless’ Liberals With Trump ‘Impressive’ Joke

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Tucker Carlson says he mocked liberals and media members who took him seriously when he joked that President Trump was “impressive” for looking at the sun without glasses during the Monday’s eclipse. “It was a test to see if liberals are really as slow and humorless as people claim. Turns out they are,” Carlson said in a statement when asked about his comment. Many news organizations, including TheWrap, covered comments that Carlson made on Monday night. He spoke in a tone that only a regular viewer of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” would have realized wasn’t to be taken seriously — but that. »


- Brian Flood

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Watch Louise Linton’s First Marie Antoinette Moment From 2007 ‘CSI: NY’ Episode (Video)

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Louise Linton, the actress wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin who has come under fire this week for her “Let them eat cake”-like online tirade over her designer-tagged Instagram photo, is no stranger to Marie Antoinette moments. One of the Scottish-born actress’ very first Hollywood roles was in a 2007 episode of “CSI: NY” in which she played a French tutor who meets an untimely end at a charity costume party where she dresses as — you guessed it — Marie Antoinette. Her character, Simone DeLille, is led to a decidedly not-fake guillotine by her teenage student — played by »


- Thom Geier

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Netflix’s ‘Strong Island’ Investigates How a Teacher Became Prime Suspect in His Own Murder (Video)

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Netflix has released its first trailer for its new crime series, “Strong Island,” which chronicles the murder of school teacher William Ford, Jr., and the way it shaped the victim’s family. “You stumble out of the garage and into the yard, where you fall,” the trailer begins. “You lie on the ground, bullet through your heart, and know you will never see your sisters again, your mother, your father. That was the beginning.” According to the synopsis, in April 1992, Ford, a black 24-year-old teacher, was killed by Mark Reilly, a white 19-year-old mechanic. Ford was unarmed, but became the prime. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams Read Song Lyrics as Ned Stark (Video)

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Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams are keeping Ned Stark’s (Sean Bean) legacy alive, one “Lion King” song at a time. In an extended preview clip from Apple Music’s next “Carpool Karaoke” episode, the two “Game of Thrones” actresses drive around town reading song lyrics from “Hakuna Matata” and Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” in the very serious voice of the former Hand of the King. The game certainly cracked them up, at least — watch the video above. And no, it doesn’t contain any spoilers from Sunday’s Season 7 finale. Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' »


- Tony Maglio

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Tiger Woods Threatens Legal Action Over Nude Photo Leak

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Tiger Woods is ready to take a swing at outlets that are circulating nude photos of himself and his ex-girlfriend, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. The golfer is threatening legal action against web sites that have posted the images, which were reportedly acquired through a hack of Vonn’s cell phone. Woods’ attorney, Michael Holtz, told TheWrap on Tuesday that take-down notices have been sent to the web sites that have posted the images, and that the majority of sites have complied or plan to comply with the notice. Also Read: Tiger Woods Says He Has Completed Treatment Program Following DUI Arrest “The posting of. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Common to Lead Starz ‘Black Samurai’ Series From Jerry Bruckheimer, RZA

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Starz is developing an adaptation of the “Black Samurai” book series starring Common, with Jerry Bruckheimer and RZA executive producing. The action-drama project from Jerry Bruckheimer Television is based on the “Black Samurai” novels by author Marc Olden and follows Robert Sand (Common), an American Army Ranger who trains as a samurai before finding himself on a journey fueled by revenge. Bruckheimer will executive produce under his Freedom Road Productions banner. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Mitchell Diggs are executive producing for Wu Films. Also Read: Will Feds Seize 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli's $2 Million Wu-Tang Clan CD? Also executive producing are Jonathan Littman, »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Mark Wahlberg and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Go ‘Double or Nothing’ With Mayweather vs McGregor Bet (Video)

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The rivalry continues for Mark Wahlberg and Sean “Diddy” Combs as they go double or nothing for the highly-hyped fight between boxing star Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Ufc champion “The NotoriousConor McGregor. The bet follows a similar one that the actor and rapper made ahead of the Mayweather’s bout with Manny Pacquiao in May 2015, according to a new promo video from Showtime at least. The network also announced Tuesday that Demi Lovato will sing the National Anthem from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday night before the powerhouses face off. Also Read: Mark Wahlberg Edges Out »


- Ashley Boucher

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NYC’s Famed Village Voice Will End Weekly Print Edition

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The Village Voice is ending its free weekly print edition, the company announced on Tuesday. The free paper was distributed around New York City and is often handed to people as they enter the subway. It will maintain what it bills as its “iconic progressive brand” with a digital platform and new editorial initiatives as owner Peter Barbey looks to revitalize the company. The Village Voice has been the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes, the National Press Foundation Award and the George Polk Award. The paper’s website refers to it as the “nation’s first alternative newsweekly,” which started in 1955. Also Read: Village. »

- Brian Flood

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Hollywood Wage Gap Shocker: 10 Best Paid Actresses Earned One Third What Top Actors Did

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Forbes released its two annual lists of the highest-paid actors and actresses, revealing a continuing gender wage gap in Hollywood. Mark Wahlberg topped the highest-paid actors list with a $68 million paycheck between June 2016 and 2017 while Emma Stone topped the other list with a competitively small $26 million. And Wahlberg isn’t an outlier. With a combined $488.5 million, the top 10 actors on Forbes’ list far outranked the top 10 actresses, who earned $172.5 million total. This year, just three woman surpassed the $20 million mark, one down from 2016. And their cumulative total is down 16 percent, from $205 million »


- Carli Velocci

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George and Amal Clooney Pledge $1 Million to ‘Stand Up to Hate’

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The violent white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month have inspired The Clooney Foundation for Justice to grant $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center to combat hate groups in the United States. “We are proud to support the Southern Poverty Law Center in its efforts to prevent violent extremism in the United States. What happened in Charlottesville, and what is happening in communities across our country, demands our collective engagement to stand up to hate,” George and Amal Clooney said in a statement Tuesday. The Oscar-winning actor and his international human rights attorney wife launched their foundation. »


- Ashley Boucher

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CNN Cracks Top 5 Cable Networks During Busy News Week

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A busy news week resulted in all three major cable news networks finishing among the five most-watched channels among all of basic cable last week, with Fox News extending its win streak to 33 consecutive weeks among total day viewers. Fox News averaged 1.3 million total day viewers from Aug. 14-20 to continue its streak, while Nickelodeon averaged 1.1 million to finish second. MSNBC finished third, averaging a little over one million viewers and CNN came in fourth, averaging 908,000 total day viewers. Fox News also won the primetime crown, topping all of basic cable in viewership from 8-11 p.m. for »


- Brian Flood

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That Time Louise Linton Withdrew Her Tone-Deaf Memoir About ‘Nightmare’ Year in Africa

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Louise Linton is currently getting crucified on social media for what many found to be a tone-deaf Instagram post, in which the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tagged a photo with all of the designers she was wearing. This isn’t the first time Linton has received such blowback for perhaps being out-of-touch with issues of privilege. Last spring, the Scottish-born actress self-published a memoir about her gap year spent in Zambia — “In Congo’s Shadow: One Girl’s Perilous Journey to the Heart of Africa” was about as well-received as Monday’s instantly infamous deplaning pic Also Read: »


- Tony Maglio

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Ratings: NBC Claims Victory on Night of Trump’s Presidential Address

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NBC topped Monday night’s primetime, which was interrupted from 9-9:30 p.m. Et for President Trump’s address to the nation. In the 8 p.m., NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” and ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” tied for first place among adults 18-49. “Ninja Warrior” topped total viewers. The two reality shows kept most of their momentum going after Trump bumped them. Some preseason NFL football on ABC’s New York station also muddied the waters a bit last night. More-accurate Nielsen numbers are due in later this afternoon. Also Read: Ratings: CBS Edges ABC With Sunday's 'Big »


- Tony Maglio

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Snapchat Is Cooler Than Facebook, According to Tweens at Least

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Kids think Snapchat and its dancing hotdog are cooler than Facebook, according to a new study from eMarketer. Snapchat is expected to have 15.8 million users aged 12-17 years old in the U.S. by the end of the year, compared with 14.5 million for Facebook and only 4.2 million for Instagram. This trend continues for young adults 18-24, with Snap and its 24.4 million users holding a lead of 1 million users over Facebook and 2 million over Instagram. Perhaps the most glaring aspect of the study was Facebook’s continued drop in usage among the 12-17 crowd — with a 3.4 »

- Sean Burch

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‘Stranger Things': Duffer Brothers Say Season 3 Is a Go, Show Might End After Season 4

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Season 2 of “Stranger Things” hasn’t even been released yet, but the Duffer Brothers have teased that Season 3 of the Netflix series is a go and that they plan to do one — but just one — more after it. “We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out,” co-creator Ross Duffer told Vulture, explaining that they can’t have their protagonists constantly running through the Upside-Down. “We just have to keep adjusting the story,” brother Matt Duffer added. “Though I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year.” »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Kal Penn Borrows an Insult From 1988 to Mock Trump, Calls Him a ‘Tiny-Fingered Vulgarian’ (Video)

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Actor and political activist Kal Penn borrowed an insult from 1988 to slam President Trump on Tuesday morning, calling him a “tiny-fingered vulgarian.” Current Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and novelist Kurt Anderson famously referred to Trump as a “short-fingered vulgarian” in Spy magazine nearly 30 years ago. Penn borrowed the phrase during an appearance on CNN, but said “tiny” instead of “short.” “You’re dealing with a tiny-fingered vulgarian who loves to tweet as a way to get policy done,” Penn said. The size of Trump’s hands became an issue during the Gop primary and Trump eventually defended them during a televised. »


- Brian Flood

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‘Game of Thrones’ Director Hints at ‘Violent’ Fate for Arya or Sansa Stark

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(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Sunday’s “Game of Thrones”) Arya and Sansa Stark had a tension-filled interaction on Sunday night’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” when it became clear that both sisters are extremely lethal. The director of the episode since warned that there’s a “violent” fate to come for the Stark girls. “I think both characters have been through absolute hell since the death of their father in very different ways, and have turned into absolute lethal individuals,” Alan Taylor, who directed “Beyond the Wall,”Alan Taylor told Huffington Post. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Mark Wahlberg Edges Out Dwayne Johnson as Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actor

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Mark Wahlberg is officially the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. The actor earned $68 million in the last year thanks to a big payday from “Transformers: The Last Knight” and the upcoming “Daddy’s Home 2,” according to Forbes magazine’s annual list. Wahlberg beat Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who made $65 million — $50 million more than in 2016. That income came from his work on “Baywatch,” the upcoming “Jumanji” reboot and the HBO show “Ballers.” Also Read: Emma Stone Dethrones Jennifer Lawrence as World's Highest-Paid Actress Other top earners include Johnson’s “Fate of the Furious” co-star Vin Diesel, who made $54.5 million; Adam Sandler, »


- Carli Velocci

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Jared Leto’s Villain Is Front and Center in New ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Trailer (Video)

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Jared Leto’s villain is front and center in the new “Blade Runner 2049” international trailer, as his villainous plot is revealed. “Humanity cannot survive. Replicants are the future of the species, but I can only make so many, “Jared Leto’s character, Neander Wallace, says. Wallace is the head of Wallace Corporations and their genetically modified food products are the main source of sustenance in 2049 Los Angeles. Ryan Gosling’s Officer K later realizes, “He’s constructing an army.” See Video: 'Blade Runner 2049': Deckard Returns From the Shadows in New Trailer The trailer also reveals more »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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First White NFL Player Kneels During National Anthem: ‘I Want to Do My Part’

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At least 12 members of the Cleveland Browns knelt during the National Anthem prior to Monday’s pre-season game against the New York Giants. Among the dozen players was Seth DeValve, who is the first known white player to protest the anthem since Colin Kaepernick first did it last year. DeValve is married to an African-American woman and said the recent violence at a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, influenced his decision. “I myself will be raising children that don’t look like me, and I want to do my part as well to do everything I can to raise them in. »


- Brian Flood

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