1. Samantha Bee apologizes to Ivanka Trump
The comedian said she deeply regrets referring to the first daughter as a “feckless c***” on Wednesday night’s installment of Bee’s Full Frontal. TBS, the network that airs the show, also apologized and said the comment should not have been broadcast. Read more>>
I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night. It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.
— Samantha Bee (@iamsambee) May 31, 2018
2. Top Gun sequel is really happening
The makers behind Tom Cruise’s latest certainly do not have the need for speed. A whopping 32 years after the original Top Gun, Cruise told his social media followers Thursday that Top Gun: Maverick is finally in production. Read more>>
3. Kristen Bell gets grilled
While serving as the guest host on Thursday’s episode of Ellen, Bell, the voice of Frozen’s Anna, faced movie fans questioning if her animated sister, Elsa, would be gay in next year’s sequel. Bell offered a very diplomatic answer. Read more>>
4. Pusha-T calls out Drake
Pusha is still stewing over Drake having once posed for a photo in blackface. In a new interview on Big Boy’s Neighborhood, the rapper dismissed Drake’s response to his criticism and went even further. “You are silent on all black issues, Drake,” Pusha-T said. “You don’t stand for nothing, you don’t say nothing about nothing.” Read more>>
5. Sesame Street makers lose lawsuit
The people behind the classic children’s show wanted to stop the upcoming summer film The Happytime Murders, starring Melissa McCarthy and a bunch of rowdy puppets, from using the tagline “No Sesame. All Street.” Team Sesame said the line was confusing to consumers. Interestingly, the raunchy, R-rated movie is directed by Brian Henson, son of the late Jim Henson, who helped create most of Sesame Street‘s iconic Muppets. Read more>>
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