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Jay Smooth decries ‘slut-shaming by association’ of Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama surprised observers this week when she answered a question from People Magazine about who she would be if she could be anyone in the world by replaying, “Beyonce.” Loop21 lit into Obama for her remark, claiming that even the comments on African-American websites found it”embarrassing,” apparently…

Colbert: My book is outselling O’Reilly’s

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took a moment to bask in the glory that comes from having a book sitting in the number one spot on two bestseller lists.  Colbert’s children’s book I am a Pole and So Can You is currently the New York Times‘s…

Jon Stewart mocks Bloomberg’s proposed super-sized soda ban

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Thursday night lampooned a proposal by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg to limit super-sized drinks. Under Bloomberg’s proposal, restaurants and places of public entertainment like stadiums would not be allowed to sell of cups of sugary drinks that are over 16 ounces.…

Colbert rewrites ‘America the Beautiful’ to honor Romney’s iPhone app

On Tuesday night, the campaign for Republican nominee for president, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney released its smartphone app, a set of 14 photo banners that would allow users to decorate pictures of themselves with slogans like “I’m with Mitt.” Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert devoted…

Jon Stewart thanks the Comedy Gods for Trump’s return

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lamented the fact that he would have to be covering the race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for the next several months, neither of whom provided much in the way of comedic material. Fortunately for Stewart, the Comedy…

Letterman: I’m ‘guilty of of appearing to be’ partisan

CBS comedic legend David Letterman revealed Tuesday evening that he isn’t afraid to appear partisan with his jokes about the Republican Party. In an interview on CNN’S Piers Morgan Tonight with guest host Regis Philbin hosting, The Late Show personality did make sure to say to indicate that he wasn’t…

Colbert: ‘All Mitt needs are the blacks who like Donald Trump’

Stephen Colbert returned Tuesday evening from his two-week break and was eager to talk about how GOP presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney doesn’t mind having the presence of celebrity birther Donald Trump around him. On the latest installment of The Colbert Report, the Comedy Central host analyzed the block of…

Jon Stewart rips Roger Ailes and explains his ‘socialist ethos’

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Tuesday night mocked Fox News president Roger Ailes for saying that Stewart had privately admitted to being a socialist. Stewart wondered why Ailes didn’t say what he had privately disclosed to him. “Did I ever tell you that I, Roger Ailes, plan to…

David Attenborough lends voice-over to tortoise mating with shoe

When venerable British naturalist and nature film writer David Attenborough appeared on the BBC’s Graham Norton Show, he was presented with a challenge worthy of a man of his eminence. “Your voice-overs, they elevate things,” Norton began. “They give it kind of an air of seriousness and lightness. And we…

Maher responds to ‘birther’ controversy with new conspiracy: ‘Wiferism’

Friday night on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher brought up the fact that the “birther” movement has, regrettably, been back in the news. Birthers, of course, are people who question President Barack Obama’s citizenship and therefore his legitimacy as President of the United States, people like…

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