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Michael Lewis Thought 'Moneyball' Would Be a Terrible Movie (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 5th 2011 3:15AM
Michael Lewis, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Michael Lewis has found himself in an awkward position. His book 'Moneyball' has been adapted into a critically acclaimed box office success, and yet he was a little late to the party. On 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), he admitted, "I thought it was gonna suck."

He just didn't think his book was the kind of thing that could be adapted into a quality film. So he was perhaps more surprised than anyone when the final product was coming together and it turned out to be a great film. But what does he do now after backing away from it for so long?

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Jon Stewart Surprised by What Obama's Legacy Appears to Be (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 4th 2011 3:15AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'There are always a lot of thoughts going into any presidency as to what that leader's legacy might look like. On 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), Jon Stewart was a little surprised at what it's looking like Obama's legacy will be, as it stands now.

"If you'd told me at the beginning of the Obama administration that his clearest legacy," Stewart said. "Would in fact be his ability to reign targeted death from the sky--"

He then asked if we were even allowed to do that, immediately dropping in Obama giving his campaign slogan in response: "Yes we can!"

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Tony Bennett Says Amy Winehouse 'Knew She Wasn't Going to Live' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 30th 2011 4:30AM
Tony Bennett, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'The last recording made by Amy Winehouse before her death was her duet with Tony Bennett, now available on his 'Duets II' album. He spoke with Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) about his time in the studio with her.

It must have been a tragic experience for him, because he was so moved by her voice and the quality she brought to jazz singing. But at the same time, he said he could sense that things weren't right.

"She knew that she was in a lot of trouble," he said. "That she wasn't going to live."

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Did Jon Stewart Just Get Aroused by Bill O'Reilly on 'The Daily Show'? (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 29th 2011 3:45AM
Bill O'Reilly, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart have been fostering and nurturing a love/hate relationship for years now. But it genuinely seems to be one built on a mutual respect for one another, which is refreshing to see.

On O'Reilly's latest trip to 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), though, it seemed to shift categorically in one direction.

And it's all because the two first agreed on a point O'Reilly made. And then O'Reilly used the world "sympatico" to describe their mutual understanding.

"You know, when you speak a foreign language," Stewart said slowly. "It is oddly arousing."

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Stewart Talks About Seth Rogen's Film Premiering During Rosh Hashanah (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 28th 2011 3:15AM
Seth Rogen, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Apparently, Jon Stewart felt he needed to spread the guilt a bit with guest Seth Rogen on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central). According to him, he got a disapproving reaction from an audience member when he told her he had no plans for Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year.

This year, it will run from sunset Thursday, September 28 through nightfall on Saturday, September 30. Right smack in the middle of that is when Rogen's new film, '50/50' premieres.

"Are other people's Jewish mothers giving you a problem for that?" Stewart asked Rogen. He then turned to the woman who'd seemed disappointed in his lack of plans and asked her, "Are you bummed out at him for this?"

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Jon Stewart Has Some Suggestions to Improve Ron Paul's Image (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 27th 2011 3:45AM
Ron Paul, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Let's face it: Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul definitely has some sort of image problem. That could be why the media seems to be ignoring his very presence. Even in debates and situations where he's polled as high as second out of all the candidates, they've acted as if he wasn't even there.

Jon Stewart has been noting this for weeks now on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), so when he had Paul on his show he decided to see if he could help him spruce up his image and get noticed.

Our favorite look was when Stewart dropped Paul's face onto Sarah Palin's body. Not only did he inherit her luxurious locks, but he got her bus redesigned with his name on it. Looks like a winner to us. Tina Fey may need to start working on her Ron Paul impression.

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Lewis Black Can't Understand Outrage Over Chaz Bono on 'DWTS' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 23rd 2011 4:30AM
Lewis Black, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Lewis Black is just trying to make sense of the world with his 'Back in Black' segments on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central).

This time around it was Dr. Oz' misguided warnings about arsenic in apple juice, and the American Family Association's outrage over Chaz Bono participating on 'Dancing With the Stars.'

For the latter, Black was confused by why Bono is the target of so much anger. He showed clips of people claiming that watching Bono on the show might convince young impressionable viewers to consider changing their own gender, which does seem unlikely.

But more specifically, he wondered where this outcry has been for some of their past contestants. He cited David Hasselhoff (alcoholic), Holly Madison (pornographer's concubine), The Situation and Kim Kardashian.

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Jon Stewart Doesn't See Downside of Bill O'Reilly Quitting Over Tax Hikes (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 22nd 2011 3:45AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'When making an argument against potential tax hikes against the richest Americans, Bill O'Reilly chose the wrong way to go about it. At least, it was wrong if you're Jon Stewart. He was delighted on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) about the possibilities O'Reilly presented.

He showed a clip of O'Reilly talking on his own show about the potential tax hikes. "If Barack Obama begins taxing me more than 50 percent, which is very possible, I don't know how much longer I'm gonna do this," he said. "I like my job, but there comes a point when taxation becomes oppressive."

When it cut back to Stewart, he had a devilish little grin on his face. "So if taxes are raised, Bill O'Reilly might quit his Fox show?" he asked rhetorically.

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Jon Stewart on Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' on 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 21st 2011 3:15AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Since December 21, 1993, the official policy on homosexuality in the military was 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' September 20, 2011 saw that policy repealed with what Jon Stewart thought was a pretty lame attempt at an apology on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central).

"The apology for the affront is, 'All right sorry. You can go to Afghanistan and fight for your country'," Stewart explained. The 13,000 enlisted men and women who were discharged in 1993 have been advised they can re-enlist.

Granted, serving their country is exactly why they enlisted in the first place, but it is kind of the equivalent of releasing an innocent man from prison after 18 years. Sorry about that, but feel free to pick up where you left off in your life.

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Caroline Kennedy Recalls Being Given a Russian Dog That Bit Everyone (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 16th 2011 4:15AM
Caroline Kennedy, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'On the 50th anniversary of her father's presidency, Caroline Kennedy was involved in releasing some intimate recordings that her mother Jacqueline taped only four months after President Kennedy's assassination.

While talking about it on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), she recalled a dog the family got from Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev.

"It bit," she recalled. "But we couldn't get rid of it, of course."

Apparently, the dog bit everyone it met, which Jackie talked about candidly on the recordings. Luckily, a White House gardener took the dog.

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Jon Stewart Loses His Ability to Make Fun of Dick Cheney (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 15th 2011 4:15AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Something sapped Jon Stewart's power of snark on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central). In talking about former Vice President Dick Cheney's appearance on 'The View,' Stewart was ready to attack, but the sequence was just so sad.

It started off promisingly, with Barbara Walters saying, "I want to talk about this little bulge here."

But then he was pulling out the machine that was keeping his heart pumping, and it started beeping when he pulled the battery out to show the women.

"Cheney's frailty sapping my ability to poke fun at his vile public service record," Stewart lamented. What a sad, sad day in the world of political comedy.

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Jon Stewart Equates CNN's Tea Party Debate Presentation to Reality TV (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 14th 2011 3:44AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'"CNN kicked off [the Republican Tea Party debate] in fine reality show style," Jon Stewart said on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), and in many ways it was just as ridiculous as that statement promises.

The dramatic intros for the "characters" in the debate, complete with character definitions was completely over the top for a political debate. We get that everything is entertainment now, and that campaigning is so much more about style than substance, but we can still be disappointed by it.

Michele Bachmann was labeled "The Firebrand" by the announcer, like we were anticipating her entrance into the ring for a WWE cage match or something.

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Jon Stewart Suggests America Shift to Campaign-Based Economy (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 13th 2011 3:48AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'With the presidential campaign season getting into full swing more than a year before the election, Jon Stewart realized what America's greatest industry has become on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central).

"We're number one in aspiring political leaders telling us how great we are," he said. "Let's use that and convert America to a campaign-based economy."

He suggested political conventions in every state every month of the year to bolster local economics, and hiring plenty of public servants to stand behind politicians during speeches. We can make money by talking about what should be done and not doing anything about it!

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Jon Stewart Explains Why Perry's a Stronger Candidate Than Romney (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 9th 2011 4:22AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'In breaking down the Republican debate that went down this week, Jon Stewart sided with the news organizations in saying that it's basically become a two-man race between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. He explained the differences in their styles with two sound bites on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central).

"I've put together a plan with a whole series of points of how we can get America's economy going again," Romney said during the debate. Stewart calls him "a guy with a multi-point, fact-based plan that he thinks can get the economy going."

Then there's Rick Perry. Stewart's quote from Perry was, "I hate cancer." His interpretation of Perry as a candidate: "A guy who will punch cancer in the f****** face."

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Jon Stewart Breaks Down Mitt Romney's Economic Plan, Which Breaks Down (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 8th 2011 4:19AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been on the campaign trail doing what politicians do. He's making big sweeping promises, and talking in idealistic terms. But Jon Stewart thinks he may have gone too far, and details the flaws in his statements on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central).

When Mitt Romney suggested that "we should have a job-creating machine in America," he was apparently speaking quite literally, or vaguely enough so that we would have no idea how one would develop such a thing.

"It was right in front of our faces," Stewart marveled. "Job machine! And instead of going to war, we should come up with some sort of peace machine."

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