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How The White House Correspondents' Dinner Gave Us The Trump Campaign

McKay Coppins has a long, enlightening and depressing read in BuzzFeed arguing with a lot of anecdotes that Donald Trump decided to run for President chiefly out of a combination of spite and a Fredo Corleone-like hunger for respect....Show More Summary

Relax, World. Trump Isn't Going To Be President. But He'll Rinse Some Cash From His Run...

During his throat clearing at the 2011 White House Correspondents dinner in Washington, D.C., comedian Seth Meyers delivered a prophetic critique of the political ambitions of Donald J. Trump. The mogul, touting a run in the 2012 race,...Show More Summary

Ciara and Russell Wilson: from White House dinner to wedding bells

Well, that didn’t take long at all. Little more than a year after accidentally confirming their relationship via the 2015 White House Correspondents Dinner guest list and later putting their coupledom on full display at the state dinner in honor of Japan, singer Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson have tied the knot. The pair […]

Hasan Minhaj Obliterates Congress at the Radio & Television Correspondents Dinner

last monthFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

The Radio & Television Correspondents Dinner is the lower-profile cousin of the White House Correspondent's Dinner, but the speech that comedian and The Daily Show contributor Hasan Minhaj gave last night ought receive a lot of attention. Minhaj lambasted Congress...

Seth Meyers bans Trump from his NBC show, but the two had already exchanged barbs

After Seth Meyers made Donald Trump a target of scathing jokes in his monologue at the 2011 White House Correspondentsdinner (sample: “Trump has been saying that he will run for president as a Republican — which is surprising because I just assumed he was running as a joke.”), the real estate mogul had no […]

Well Played: The Best Accessories of May

We had a jam-packed May — the White House Correspondentsdinner, the Met Gala, and Cannes, all crammed into the first 20 days or so — and so this look back is, like Herbie before it, fully loaded. Read More...

THE CONSPIRACY CANDIDATE? 13 outlandish theories Donald Trump has floated on the campaign trail

In May 2011, reporters swarmed Donald Trump as he exited the Hyatt in Washington, DC, after the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Many wanted a response from Trump, who had just watched President Barack Obama deliver jokes that night...Show More Summary

Oprah Gave Paul McCartney a Stern Talking-to for Letting Kanye Say the N-Word in ‘All Day’

How and when black people use the N-word has been a point of contention forever, as we saw most recently with Larry Wilmore at the 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Oprah is notoriously not a fan, to the point where she doesn't allow anyone to use the word in her ... More »

Larry Wilmore Was Invited on CNN Post-White House Correspondents' Dinner—and Then Abruptly Banned

The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur has good reason to believe Wilmore has been blacklisted. At the White House CorrespondentsDinner, Larry Wilmore roasted everyone in the press—particularly CNN. “In fact, the room was very uncomfortable because...Show More Summary

CNN punished Larry Wilmore for jokes by canceling ‘Nightly Show’ host’s appearance

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

If you watched the White House Correspondents Dinner this year you saw a constant theme: Poking fun at CNN. There were jokes that caused Don Lemon to give comedian Larry Wilmore the finger and President Barack Obama talking about transitions, like the one Jake Tapper had to make when he “left...

Carrie Fisher debuts new doc about her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at Cannes

CANNES — Not content with stealing the show at the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” press tour and last month’s White House Correspondents Dinner, Carrie Fisher’s French bulldog Gary Fisher took Cannes by storm on Saturday night, patiently posing for the paparazzi on the red carpet before the world premiere of “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie […]

President Obama Is Now His Own Anger Translator

Last year, President Obama delivered his speech at the White House CorrespondentsDinner with his “anger translator,” who interjected punchy insults between the president’s staid remarks. The routine culminated with Obama growing so agitated discussing climate change — “Miami floods on a sunny day, and instead of doing anything about ... More »

Leaders of Iceland, Denmark get big laughs at state dinner

The prime minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, got the biggest laughs of the evening at the Nordic state dinner Friday, prompting President Obama to declare that they’d found the host of next year’s White House correspondentsdinner. “The first time you invited me into the Oval Office, Mr. President, you said that Denmark is punching above […]

The White House Correspondents Association Dinner: How Do They Keep Their Food Down?

As a physician who has spent my career in academia doing biomedical research and taking care of patients, I don't have much time to watch television. However, I regarded the eighth Obama White House Correspondents Association dinnerShow More Summary

"Obama Out" comment by the president teaches these 3 masterful business lessons

The president used his last White House Correspondence dinner to do something that some saw coming but the majority did not. Towards the end of his speech, he pulled a copycat trick out of his "sleeves." In his parting words, he "stole"...Show More Summary

Drones, deaths, and decisions

Larry Wilmore pulled no punches during his monologue at last week's White House Correspondents Dinner. Standing less than 10 ft. away from President Obama, Wilmore compared the shooting ability of Stephan Curry's 'long range bombs' to...Show More Summary

Ironic reconstruction of the N-word for President Obama is not just for the fainting couch

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Last week we saw the final White House Correspondents Dinner—or “Nerd Prom” as some refer to it—for the last year of the Obama presidency. Following that gala event, many couches have been fainted upon (by those who remain irony andShow More Summary

Wilmore Faces Off with Sharpton Over N-Word Remark: ‘I Wanted to Make a Statement’

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Larry Wilmore faced off with Al Sharpton on MSNBC this morning after the reverend publicly expressed his distaste with Wilmore's n-word remark to President Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Radiohead, 'Hamilton's' Tony Nods & More: 5 Things We Loved This Week

3 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

From Radiohead's new single to President Obama's comedy monologue at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, here are five things we loved in Arts & Culture this week:  After mysteriously vanishing from the Internet, Radiohead is back with new music for the first time in five years. Show More Summary

Top 10 Comments of the Week: Fingerboarding, President Obama, Tyler the Creator & More

This past week we took you inside the life of a professional fingerboarder, President Obama held his final White House Correspondentsdinner, and French Montana was joined by Kanye West and Nas in the video for “Figure It Out.” Below you’ll find a roundup of our favorite comments from the week, spanning the aforementioned posts and […]

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