Kathy Griffin SLAMS Pro-Trump Video Showing Her & Other Political Opponents Being Killed – Perez Hilton

Considering The controversial video was shown this weekend at a conference held by a group called American Priority, which was taking place at the Trump National Doral Hotel in Miami. Trump himself was not present at the conference, and he reportedly has not seen the video as of early Monday morning, according to his Press Secretary, who first tweeted about it a few hours ago (below): Re: the video played over the weekend: The @POTUS @realDonaldTrump has not yet seen the video, he will see it shortly, but based upon everything he has heard, he strongly condemns this video. — Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) October 14, 2019 Yeah, we would hope he does… First, we must warn you, the video itself is so …

‘Today’ Source Says Matt Lauer Retaliated Against Staffers Who Rejected His ‘Flirting’ As Ronan Farrow Defends His New Book! – Perez Hilton

It was according to Ronan Farrow’s new book, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, in which former NBC staffer Brooke Nevils alleged “I wish I could say any of it surprised me, but it doesn’t. I guess I’m a little surprised that he still doesn’t get it, that he still thinks it was okay to have ‘affairs’ with co-workers who absolutely had every reason to feel nervous if they didn’t find his attentions flattering.” ied about the power the veteran host had over her career. “If you didn’t find his ‘flirting’ behavior charming — and just using the word ‘flirting’ feels wrong, because it was so much more predatory than that, and it was not …

TikTok taps corporate law firm K&L Gates to advise on its US content moderation policies

As TikTok continues its rapid U.S. growth, the company is being challenged to better explain its content moderation choices. Why, for example, is the short-form video app censoring the Hong Kong protests but not U.S. political content? Why is it banning political ads, but supports hashtags like #trump2020 and #maga, each with millions, or even hundreds of millions, of views? TikTok so far has struggled to answer these questions. Now, it’s hoping to change that with the formation of a new committee of experts who will help TikTok craft its content moderation policies and increase transparency around these topics and others that afflict popular social media platforms. That is to say, the committee’s focus won’t only be on political censorship …

Sturgeon says PM’s deal means ‘much harder Brexit’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicola Sturgeon: ‘It’s hard to imagine a worse Brexit deal’ The deal agreed between Boris Johnson’s government and the EU would mean a “much harder Brexit” than previous proposals, Nicola Sturgeon has said. An agreement between the UK and EU was announced on Thursday morning, but is still to face a vote in the Commons. The first minister said it was “clear that Scotland is being treated unfairly”, and confirmed that SNP MPs “will not vote for Brexit in any form”. And Ms Sturgeon said a “much harder Brexit beckons if this deal passes”. Mr Johnson said the “great new deal” would see the UK “take back control of our laws, borders, …

Rian Johnson’s murder mystery ‘Knives Out’ is one of the best films of 2019

Writer/director Rian Johnson makes a triumphant return to original storytelling withKnives Out, an intricate puzzle-box of a whodunnit. Featuring a star-studded cast, it embraces the beloved clichs of Agatha Christie while delivering a contemporary twist on the genre. Knives Out RELEASE DATE: 11/27/19DIRECTOR: Rian JohnsonSTREAMING: TheatricalA biting and star-studded whodunnit. Its tempting to describe this film as a parody, but as Johnson made sure to point out during the press tour, its really not a spoof. Knives Outmay be laugh-out-loud funny, but its also a thoroughly satisfying murder mystery in its own right. Not to mention a sly piece of political commentary about the toxicity of inherited wealth. The trailers introduced Knives Out as a comedy thriller about the unexpected …

Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots visit suburban hell in ‘Vivarium’

feels like it couldve been written any time in the past 50 years. Set in a surreal suburban hell, it has a definite vibe. Vivarium RELEASE DATE: T.B.D.DIRECTOR: Lorcan FinneganJesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots are shipped off to eerie suburbia. Written and directed by Irish indie filmmaker Lorcan Finnegan,Vivariums premise is so simple that Id risk spoiling the movie by going into too much detail. Suffice it to say that Gemma and Tom find themselves trapped in Yonder. The neighborhood has an unreal quality to it, like an unfinished Tim Burton film set or an auto-generated videogame landscape. No matter how far they walk, they always seem to end up back at their house. If they try to damage anything, …

Kamala Harris really wants Trump kicked off Twitter

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif) used some of her time on the debate stage tonight to repeat her calls for Twitter to suspend President Donald Trumps account. Surprisingly, she also went after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for not having her back on the issue. During a debate over whether tech companies should be broken up, as Warren has urged, Harris led by saying that it is a grave injustice that tech companies dont equally apply the rules to powerful and powerless people. Then her argument went to Trump. Senator Warren, I just want to say I was just surprised to hear that you did not agree with me on this subject of what should be the rules of corporate responsibility for …

The Disgusting Matt Lauer News, and Vindicating Ann Curry

NEWSLETTERS The Daily Beasts Obsessed Everything we cant stop loving, hating, and thinking about this week in pop culture. By Clicking "Subscribe" you agree to have read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy This week: Were still thinking about Ann Curry. Go see Parasite. The wildest detail of the Rihanna Vogue story. Dont be jealous of my pumpkins. Goodenough. disgusting revelations that surfaced this week, there are many things I wish for among many other reasons, I wish to know how NBC News bosses Andy Lack and Noah Oppenheim still have jobs. And because of all the horseshit Ive witnessed covering TV news and morning television over the last decade, there are many things, already appears she has, the …

Dems’ presidential debate could put spotlight on Biden’s business dealings, as Warren surges

The stage is prepared where the CNN/New York Times will host the Democratic presidential primary debate at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Republicans, meanwhile, have raised questions about whether Warren, 70, was actually forced from her teaching job because of a pregnancy nearly a half century ago, a claim that has become a core part of her personal message. Critics have pointed to past speeches and documents that suggest she left on her own. Warren is standing by her story. The issue is particularly threatening because it’s not the first time she has been accused of embellishing her biography. Warren has already apologized for claiming Native American heritage decades ago. While it showed …

Donald Trump Isnt Julius Caesar. Hes Republic-Killer Tiberius Gracchus.

As Americans try to find familiarity in strange times, people have grasped at a sea of comparisons to try and fully capture Trumps innate Trumpiness. Our most analogized president has been compared to Jesus, a Julius Caesar. The Daily Beasts Clive Irving likened Trump to an Charles II of England. But weve seen this before, over 2,000 years ago, when another insurgent faux-populist movement whipped disaffected citizens into an anti-establishment frenzy. The echoes of his worldview can be heard nearly a century before Caesars rise, when Tiberius Gracchus convinced Roman citizens to hollow out their governing institutions. By the time Romes senators realized the full extent of their self-immolation, the Gracchiand the Republicwere dead. Tiberius Gracchus was born around 169 …

Watch Harry Styles’ Sweaty Return To Music With New ‘Lights Up’ Video HERE! – Perez Hilton

Harry Styles has made his long-awaited comeback with his new single, Lights Up! The One Direction alum dropped the single Thursday night (considering you’re on the west coast), along with a sweaty new music video — all to his fans’ surprise! They’ve waited over two whole years for this moment! Harry, who is shirtless for most of the nearly three-minute-long vid, croons: “What do you mean? / I’m sorry by the way / Never coming back down / Can’t you see? / I could, but wouldn’t stay / Wouldn’t put it like that / What do you mean? / I’m sorry by the way / I’m never coming around / It’d be so sweet if things just stayed the same” The Gucci model actually …

Trump orders US troops out of northern Syria as Turkish assault continues

At least 750 Isis affiliates escape after Turkish shelling of camp guarded by Kurds with whom US forces were working Amid spoke to CBSs Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday. Trumps national security team planned to meet to assess the situation, he said, as the US continued to urge Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoan to halt his incursion. Asked if he thought Turkey, a Nato ally, would deliberately attack US troops in Syria, Esper said: I dont know whether they would or wouldnt. He cited an incident on Friday in which a small number of troops fell under artillery fire at an observation post in the north. Esper called that an example of indiscriminate fire coming close to Americans, …

‘Kangaroo court’: what have marsupials got to do with White House politics?

Donald Trump claims the impeachment inquiry is a kangaroo court but what does that mean? This week Donald Trump denounced the impeachment inquiry that has begun in Congress as a kangaroo court, and so not fit to judge what he also called his great and unmatched wisdom. But what have Australian marsupials got to do with American politics? The phrase kangaroo court originated in 19th-century America to describe any illegitimate court proceedings, as were often held by mutineers or prisoners. Some fanciful etymologies link it to the practice of claim jumping the attempt to seize land already claimed by another during the Gold Rush, or to dodgy practices by itinerant judges hopping from one jurisdiction to another. For a while, …

What Shepard Smith’s departure means for Trump’s support

(CNN)When Shepard Smith announced Friday that he was leaving Fox News, he revealed something important about the state of conservative politics: there is little room for anyone who questions the status quo within most parts of the Republican universe. It appears Smith didn’t like the continued pro-Trump spin that is so prevalent at the network, and so he left. And this is what President Trump is counting on — continued conservative support amid his political tailspin. Public opinion is turning against him, with growing national support for impeachment as well as Trump’s removal from office. The President’s efforts to stop the investigation only make things worse. His controversial decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria, though apparently unrelated to the …

US Sen. Ted Cruz rips Beijing ‘dictatorship’ during Hong Kong visit

Hong Kong (CNN)US Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday condemned China’s handling of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, saying suppression of free speech in the territory showed fear from what he called a “dictatorship” in Beijing. “A protester has power that makes the dictatorship tremble,” Cruz said, comparing a man shot in the chest by a Hong Kong police officer last week to the protester who stared down a column of tanks in Tiananmen Square during the 1989 anti-government protests. Asked about the violent turn some of the Hong Kong protests have taken in recent weeks, Cruz said he had not seen violence on the part of the protesters, who have been vandalizing subway stations and businesses with ties to China …