1w ago
       

Robert Mueller is hiding in Eric Trump's closet on 'SNL'

Eric Trump, played with usual stupid brilliance by Alex Moffat, was being tucked into bed by Mikey Day's Donald Trump Jr. when he started to have some fears about he and his brother's future. "Eric, nobody likes a fibber," Trump Jr. said, before leaving to take a phone call from his lawyer. "Mr. Mueller, people say you're the worst thing that's ever happened to my dad," Eric said.
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2w ago
       

Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys sing at Bush's Texas funeral

Reba McEntire has sung "The Lord's Prayer" at the Houston funeral service of former President George H. W. Bush. The Grammy winner on Thursday followed the Oak Ridge Boys, who were one of the president's favorite musical acts and who sang "Amazing Grace" during the service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston. Bush will be buried during a private service later Thursday at his family plot on the Bush presidential library grounds at Texas AM University in College Station.
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1m ago
       

White House says it has 'broad discretion' on press access

President Donald Trump's administration contends it has "broad discretion" to regulate press access to the White House as it fends off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's "hard pass. "In a legal filing ahead of a Wednesday hearing on CNN's request for a temporary restraining order to restore Acosta's access, the government argues it "was lawful" to punish Acosta for his behavior during a contentious Trump press conference last week. Fox News President Jay Wallace said that Secret Service passes for working White House journalists "should never be weaponized. "
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1m ago
       

'SNL' tackles immigration crisis, and needles recently arrested Alec Baldwin

They also took a little bit of a shot at Alec Baldwin, the recently arrested actor who plays Donald Trump on the show. The main caravan is still weeks from making it to the border, but that didn't stop her guests -- Cecily Strong as Jeanine Pirro and Kenan Thompson as David Clarke -- from joining her in warning the viewers to be concerned. In a not-so-veiled shot at Trump's pledge to end birthright citizenship, he said, "We’ve also learned that all of the women in the caravan are nine months pregnant and are waiting until exactly after they cross the border to give birth. "
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2m ago
       

Meet Harriet, the Irish singing donkey

Martin Stanton, a local who has visited Harriet the donkey regularly for over a year, posted a video of her singing on Facebook last week. The donkey was praised for her operatic tones and stage presence and Stanton's post was shared more than 2,000 times. Stanton first named the donkey Harrison after believing “she was a he,” but changed to Harriet after the donkey had a baby.
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2m ago
       

Bidder still going through with purchase of Banksy self-destructed painting

The winning bidder for a Banksy painting that self-destructed during an auction last week has decided to go through with the purchase, auctioneer Sotheby's said Thursday. Alex Branczik, head of contemporary art for Europe at Sotheby's, says it is "the first artwork in history to have been created live during an auction. ""Girl With Balloon," which depicts a small child reaching up toward a heart-shaped red balloon, was originally stenciled on a wall in east London and has been endlessly reproduced, becoming one of Banksy's best-known images.
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2m ago
       

'Real Housewives' husband Joe Giudice to be deported

The husband of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice will be deported back to Italy once he's released from prison next year, according to a judge's ruling Wednesday. Teresa Giudice served nearly a year in prison and was freed in December 2015. In January, during the season eight reunion of "Real Housewives of New Jersey," Teresa Giudice implied she would be open to moving to Italy with him.
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2m ago
       

'SNL' opens with GOP celebrating Kavanaugh vote with booze-soaked locker room party

There was champagne and hugs all around on "Saturday Night Live" as the show did a send up of the Republican celebration of the confirmation of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh. In a parody of the celebrations currently ongoing during the MLB playoffs, senators like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham -- played for the second straight week by Kate McKinnon -- took a victory lap on faux CNN. The open also featured a dead-on impression of Maine Sen. Susan Collins, who voted in favor of confirming Kavanaugh Saturday -- announced in a much-hyped, 45-minute speech on Friday evening.
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2m ago
       

Ex-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight sentenced to 28 years in prison

Carter was killed after Knight and one of his longtime rivals, Cle "Bone" Sloan, started fighting outside a Compton burger stand in January 2015. Knight clipped Sloan with his pickup truck, seriously injuring him, before speeding through the parking lot and running over Carter and fleeing. While Carter's relatives said they hoped Knight's lengthy sentence will bring them peace, many had no kind words for the Death Row Records co-founder, who they criticized for showing a complete lack of remorse.
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3m ago
       

NBA set to ban Kanye West's sneakers, report says

The NBA will likely ban Kanye West's highly anticipated Adidas basketball sneaker this season due to the shoe’s design, ESPN reported Monday. Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Kanye West attends an event during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 2018, in New York City. a Citing sports industry sources, ESPN said the NBA would find the shoe’s gleaming reflective heels far too distracting for audiences in the arena and at home. The NBA hadn't formally reviewed the new Yeezy shoe as of Monday, but the design West showcased most recently would not be permitted as is, a source told ESPN.
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