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Jerry Weintraub Has a Wife AND a Girlfriend -- Kimmel, Pitt, Clooney and Damon are Impressed (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Mar 24th 2011 5:05AM
Jerry Weintraub Has a Wife AND a Girlfriend -- Jimmy Kimmel, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Matt Damon are Impressed"I am in love with my wife. And I've been married to her for 50 years," said Jerry Weintraub, as the audience began to applaud. But Jimmy Kimmel held up his hand, warning the crowd to hold off on their kudos. "Give it a minute," Kimmel said.

Yes, Jerry Weintraub -- producer of such films as Nashville, Diner, The Karate Kid and Ocean's 11 -- has indeed been married to his wife Jane Morgan for five decades now. But he's also been living with Susie Ekins, his girlfriend, for two decades.

According to Jerry, the two women get along fine -- they go out together, they cook together. But Jimmy Kimmel seemed skeptical. "Are you sure they're not planning to kill you?" he asked.

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Five Presidential Impersonations on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 28th 2010 6:47AM
Five Presidential Impersonations on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)Legendary impressionist Rich Little appeared on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC). Host Jimmy Fallon is considered a great mimic in his own right -- he rose to fame after winning a celebrity impression contest in his senior year of high school.

But Fallon gave the master a shot, and showed Little a photo of five different American presidents -- whose voices he then had to imitate. How would Little do?

Before getting to that part, we should add that the last big event Little was involved in was a 2007 White House dinner. The comedian was hired after Stephen Colbert performed the previous year -- and shocked the crowd by being "edgy."

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Was George W. Bush Dumb? David Letterman Tries to Answer This Question (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 6th 2010 3:35AM
Was George Bush Dumb? David Letterman Tries to Answer This QuestionThe presidency of George W. Bush is still a contentious topic in America. He left office with one of the lowest approval ratings of any U.S. leader. Arguments still flare up over Bush's handling of Hurricane Katrina, and the invasion of Iraq. And some people kind of think that Bush was just plain ... dumb. David Letterman is apparently one of these people.

On 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), Dave talks with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Mr. Blair was one of the few foreign leaders who supported the American war on Iraq -- and he paid the price for it. Blair was forced to leave office a few years later, based mainly on his support for Bush.

While talking with one of President Bush's greatest supporters, Letterman essentially posed this central question: "Is Bush dumb?"

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The End of the Iraq War on 'Colbert' -- Was the War Worth It? (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 20th 2010 12:58AM
The End of the Iraq War on 'Colbert' -- Was the War Worth It?"WE DID IT!" This is the message emblazoned on the screen in huge capital letters during 'The Colbert Report' (weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central). Yes; it's time to celebrate the last American combat troops leaving Iraq. So, let's do it up; Stephen Colbert-style.

Balloons fall -- and Stephen yells, and lifts his arms in victory. The combat phase of the Iraq War is officially over! And now that it is over, Colbert remembers to give credit where credit is due. And the person who deserves all the credit? President George W. Bush.

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Stephen Colbert Talks With Richard Clarke, Tries to Figure Out If He's a Double Agent (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 17th 2010 3:45AM
Stephen Colbert Talks With Richard Clarke, Tries to Figure Out If He's a Double Agent?How would you know if you were a spy? Like, what if you were such a deep undercover agent that even you didn't know about it? This the is ominous question that Stephen Colbert confronts on the new 'Colbert Report' (weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central).

Colbert interviews Richard Clarke -- the former counter-terrorism expert for Presidents Bush, Clinton, and Bush (Jr.). And Stephen has a few questions for him about the whole "spy game." Mr. Colbert points out that there are so many undercover agents out there that almost anyone could be a spy. In fact, the pair discusses the fact that are nearly as many intelligence agencies as there are "Starbucks" coffee houses. Which means that ... there's quite a lot of them.

Then, Stephen asks a question of Mr. Clark, the expert: "Is there any chance that I'm a spy and don't know it?"

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'SNL's' Presidential Reunion Video Hits Funny or Die

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 4th 2010 8:45PM
Nearly 30 years of one of American television's most storied and beloved traditions (i.e. portraying our presidents as moronic simpletons whose inability to tie their own shoes could send the country to Defcon 3) came to a glorious fountain of awesomeness at Funnyordie.com.

The website premiered a new public service announcement on federal finance laws directed by Ron Howard in the form of a very funny "Presidential Reunion" sketch that features the likes of Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, Dana Carvey, Dan Aykroyd and even Chevy Chase reviving their classic impressions of former presidents including (respectively) George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr., Jimmy Carter and (the most hilarious in my opinion) Gerald Ford who come together to help the beleaguered Barack Obama, played by Fred Armisen. Jim Carrey also stepped in the room to play Ronald Reagan probably because Randy Quaid is nuttier than a Payday bar these days.

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Last week's Colbert Report in seven minutes

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 15th 2009 6:37PM
Last week was a really special week for late night comedy shows. No, I'm not talking about a certain feud between a host and a politician. I'm talking about the four shows that The Colbert Report did from Iraq. There was a lot of great stuff, and if you missed any of it, here's a quick recap. (Video also here.)

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Barack Obama's Presidential addresses ... who loves ya, baby?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 24th 2009 9:04AM
President Barack Obama

The networks have been getting their collective panties in a bunch over Barack Obama's need to go on television every time gravity starts to effect the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

They claim it not only screws up their schedule, but it also costs them millions in advertising revenue. Normally, I'd say that anything that keeps more advertising from pouring out of my TV and infecting my eyeballs with its sludge of persuasion (brought to you by the makers of the Gelatin of Ignorance and the Gas of Shame) is a good thing, but they do have a point.

And unlike most TV talking heads, past and current White House Chiefs of Staff or people who donated half of their brain to science (that last one may be a redundancy), there are two sides to every story. So here's a breakdown of the lovers and the haters of the Barack Obama TV brewhaha.

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Will Ferrell's Broadway Bush - VIDEO

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 15th 2009 11:09AM
Bush FerrellWho knew this was George W. Bush in reflection week? I must have missed the memo. But when I tuned in to watch the HBO debut of Will Ferrell: You're Welcome, America, his take on President Bush since the end of this presidency, I couldn't help but recall that just a couple of days ago on Hard Ball, MSNBC's Chris Matthews was going at Bush's former press secretary Ari Fleischer hammer and tongs as Fleischer defended his old boss.

Don't these post-mortems usually take a few years to take place? But this post isn't about politics. It's about Will Ferrell, and my thoughts are mainly about Ferrell's show, which has a certain raunchy charm, which apparently offended quite a few people when it played on Broadway. All the raunch is still in place in the HBO version, so if you're curious about Bush's little George (allegedly), check it out.

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The Daily Show: May 10, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted May 11th 2007 1:52AM
Jon Stewart"Mess O' Potomac": Bush delivered an interesting little speech to the Associated General Contractors of America, and it raised a few eyebrows. Baghdad Bureau Chief Aasif Mandvi talked about Bush's views and expectations of Iraq. That Baltimore line was brilliant. It's funny because it's true!... and really scary! I recently moved to Baltimore, so I've looked up all the crazy statistics. Did you know that the city's murder rate is five times that of New York City? Yeah. Cue "The More You Know" star.

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John McCain announces candidacy on Letterman

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 1st 2007 12:36AM
john mccainTonight, John McCain announced that he is running for president... on the Late Show with David Letterman. McCain reminded Letterman that he had invited the Senator back to the show to announce his candidacy, so that's what he did. Although, McCain also pointed out that it's not his "formal" announcement, which he says he will make in April.

I was a little surprised McCain did it this way, instead of the old-fashioned way, but hey! It worked for Arnold Schwarzenegger (but not John Edwards). I can't help but wonder if he did it on Letterman to avoid questions from the press, just like many of the Democratic candidates did when they announced their candidacy on their webpages.

Interesting factoid: John McCain is now 70 years old. If he wins, he will be the oldest president ever sworn in for a first term. Reagan was 73 when he was sworn in for his second term.

Video is here.

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The Daily Show: January 22, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted Jan 23rd 2007 4:35PM
Jon StewartWith the aid of Roget's monosaurus (ha!), Bush has prepared yet another stirring State of the Union! That montage of the president's past addresses was amazing. And by "amazing", I mean "kind of depressing".

Senior Political Analyst Jason Jones talked about what Bush meant about the average American's sacrifice: peace of mind. When that robot unexpectedly turned around and started talking, I was surprised that Jones didn't know what to do. The Daily Show should hold improv workshopping for all of their correspondents, heh.

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Wear your love for Lost on a t-shirt

by Anna Johns, posted Nov 30th 2006 2:07PM
numbersThe designers who brought us the Colbert Has Stones t-shirt after Stephen Colbert's marvelous performance at the White House Correpondents Assoc. dinner, also have a couple of shirts for Lost fanatics. They're simple. One of them just has the numbers: 4 8 15 16 23 42. With #23 circled. Or, you can show your allegiance with the evil overlord Hanso Foundation with this t-shirt.

The company that designs the t-shirts is called Mule, and it's actually a web design company. They just happen to be really cool, too (Hey! They're also celebrating Festivus!) They also made a t-shirt and bumper sticker that says: George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People. It's quoting Kanye West, of course, from when he hijacked the Katrina telethon on NBC.

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The Daily Show: November 2, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted Nov 3rd 2006 11:34AM
Midterm MidtacularAs part of The Daily Show''s good-bye to Ohio State University, a few of the correspondents donned OSU gear and talked about how much fun they had during the past week. However, Rob Riggle put on some Michigan gear and pretty much made the entire crowd want to kill him. What a brave, brave man.

John Hodgman, Daily Show Resident Expert and second busiest man alive (after Flavor Flav, because going through an intense book tour is just slightly less taxing than Flavor of Love), dropped by to talk about the new computerized voting methods. "These new voting machines are SHINY. They go beep and boop." This segment got me thinking... Which would be more awesome? The Diebold Transformer or the Diebold Accuclaw?

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The Daily Show: October 5, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted Oct 6th 2006 5:12PM
The Daily ShowCongress has $20 million for an Iraq victory party. I thought this was a joke. It's not. However, the ice sculpture of Saddam pissing freedom was a joke. Unfortunate.

"Operation: Just Clause": Holy crap. Bush quote on the Iraq War... "When this chapter of history will be written... it's going to be a comma -- the Iraqis voted, comma, and the United States of America understood that Iraq was a central front in the war on terror and helped this young democracy flourish." A comma? Jon was spot-on... The Spanish Inquisition can be summed up as just a tilde (~). The extended montage of Bush trying to explain what is job is... that was brilliant. Jon seemed genuinely pissed about it. Oh, and the part when he plugged the cord into an avocado was great.

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