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Rick Perry proposes a novel solution to sexual assault: Burn more fossil fuels

When all you have is a hammer—i.e., a billion-dollar fossil fuel industry that’s been intimately tied to your political career for years—every problem starts to look like a nail. That’s the takeaway that former Texas governor and current Secretary Of Energy Rick Perry left us with this week, when he proposed a novel…

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Mexico’s Machete, France’s Cine-Sud to Co-produce Federico Cecchetti’s Second Film (Exclusive)

Morelia, Mexico — Mexican producer-distributor Machete and France’s Cine-Sud Promotion are co-producing Mexican-Italian helmer Federico Cecchetti’s next feature, “Letters from the Land of the Tarahumara,” which Cecchetti developed at the Cannes Festival’s directors’ residence Cinefondation last year. Cecchetti’s debut feature “Mara’Akame’s Dream” (“El Sueno del Mara’Akame”) won the Best First Mexican Feature Prize at the Morelia Film Festival in 2016 and a Silver Ariel Award, Mexico’s Oscar equivalent, for Best First Film this year.

Described by Cecchetti as a “fantastic biography,” “Letters” traces the journey taken by French poet, actor and playwright Antonin Artaud in the Tarahumara sierra during the 1930s from the perspective of a young Tarahumara Indian named Rayenari whose life is transformed upon meeting the Frenchman. Their encounter explores the enigmatic bond that exists between magic, poetry, art and madness.

Just as in “Mara’Akame’s Dream,” Cecchetti will be working with non-actors except for one French actor for
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Scaramucci Reportedly Fooled into Exchange with Prankster Posing as Priebus: ‘You Know What You Did’

A British “email prankster” successfully tricked top White House officials — including recently ousted communications director Anthony Scaramucci — by posing as various administration members, adding to the tumult of a presidency that many view as in crisis.

CNN’s Jake Tapper reported Monday night that the prankster posed as recently ousted chief of staff Reince Priebus, and emailed Scaramucci shortly after Priebus announced his resignation last week.

“I had promised myself I would leave my hands mud free, but after reading your tweet today which stated how; ‘soon we will learn who in the media who has class, and who hasn
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Bill Maher To Dems: Ignore Kale Eaters, Run Charismatic “Lyndon Johnson-y” “Bastard” Against Donald Trump In 2020

Rick Perry in charge of the nukes is President Donald Trump’s most troubling cabinet appointment, Bill Maher said in his State of the Union Interview, released this morning by Attn: and HBO in promotion of Maher’s Real Time. Trump voters will come out of the ether when their jobs don’t come back and they lose their health care, HBO’s Real Time host told Attn:’s Editor in Chief Matthew Segal in the far-reaching interview that looked at Donald Trump’s first nearly-100 days…
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GLAAD President on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Uproar: ‘That Was a Wonderful Gay Moment, Wasn’t It?’

GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis delivered a powerful speech at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday evening, shedding light on the state of the Lgbtq community under the Trump administration and discussing GLAAD’s fervent efforts to battle harmful bills to the Lgbtq community in legislation.

In her speech, Ellis began by recognizing Bobby Brooks, who recently became the first openly gay president of the Texas A&M student body. She went on to comment on an op-ed article written by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, who said Brooks’ election was “diversity run amok.” With GLAAD’s help, Brooks was able to stand up to Perry, telling his story in the New York Times, Ellis explained before acknowledging Brooks to the rest of the crowd, who was also a part of the audience

“This is just one of the many battles GLAAD has taken on,” Ellis
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America, You’ve Been Punk’d

The way things are going, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if we all woke up tomorrow and Ashton Kutcher was sitting in the Oval Office, arm around Donald Trump, as they both laugh conspiratorially over the gullible Americans who believed everything they've seen since November of 2016 was real. In unison, they declare, "America, you've been punked!" Honestly, it's been hard to shake this surreal theater of the absurd that seems to be our new reality. It's not like there haven't been public gaffes and blunders in the past; one of the most beloved presidents of all time, John F. Kennedy, made a speech in Berlin on June of 1963 declaring, "I am a jelly doughnut," while reading a speech which hadn't been properly grammar checked. The thing is, these mistakes and blunders seem to be happening at an alarming rate and at a time when we're also being sold
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See Bill Maher, Jim Jefferies Rip Piers Morgan for Defending Muslim Ban

See Bill Maher, Jim Jefferies Rip Piers Morgan for Defending Muslim Ban
Bill Maher and Australian comedian Jim Jefferies ripped into Piers Morgan on Real Time after the one-time Celebrity Apprentice winner defended Donald Trump's Muslim ban.

"The people who said during the campaign that Hillary Clinton was the lesser of two evils: Can we get the apology right now," Maher asked during the panel discussion.

"Like Hillary Clinton would have a cabinet with Betsy DeVos and fucking Rick Perry. They wouldn't have a Muslim ban, they wouldn't be feuding with everyone in the world, they wouldn't be doing this shit in Russia.
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Scarlett Johansson Steps Out With Husband Romain Dauriac Amid Split Reports

Scarlett Johansson Steps Out With Husband Romain Dauriac Amid Split Reports
Scarlett Johansson and husband Romain Dauriac were a united front on Wednesday night, just hours after reports claimed that the couple had called it quits.

Both dressed in black, Johansson and Dauriac attended the An Uncanny Likeness exhibition reception at the Simon Lee Gallery in New York City and happily posed for photos together. The 32-year-old actress did not, however, appear to be wearing her wedding ring at the event.

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Watch: Jane Fonda and Richard Perry Split After 8 Years

The Lost in Translation star was also spotted without her ring earlier that day, and kept it off while participating in the Women's March in Washington D.C. over the weekend.

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Johansson and Dauriac, a French journalist, secretly tied the knot in Philipsburg, Montana, in October 2014, and have a 2-year-old daughter together. She was previously married to Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011.

Photos: Celebrity Couples Who Can Never Break Up Or We'll Lose Faith in Love
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Watch Al Franken and Rick Perry Crack Up Over Awkward SNL Joke

Watch Al Franken and Rick Perry Crack Up Over Awkward SNL Joke
This article originally appeared on EW.com.

President-elect Donald Trump may not be a big fan of Saturday Night Live, but his pick for energy secretary seems to be.

During Rick Perry’s confirmation hearing on Thursday, the former Texas governor found himself in front of Sen. Al Franken, who was a writer and performer on SNL before his career in politics. To kick off his line of questioning, Franken first thanked Perry for coming by his office and asking if he enjoyed their time together. Perry responded with a reference to SNL that became more awkward than he may have expected.
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‘Saturday Night Live’: Alec Baldwin, John Goodman Skewer Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin (Watch)

‘Saturday Night Live’: Alec Baldwin, John Goodman Skewer Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin (Watch)
Saturday Night Live” took aim at Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in its cold opening.

Alec Baldwin was back in his now-regular role as the president-elect, while John Goodman made a surprise visit as Rex Tillerson, the ExxonMobile executive who is Trump’s pick for Secretary of State. Cecily Strong also made a brief appearance as Melania Trump.

The sketch referenced most of the Trump-related headlines from the past week, from the transition team’s struggle to line up big-name talent for the inauguration to his feud with Vanity Fair magazine to the appointment of former Texas governor Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy — even Trump’s mangling of the word “unpresidented” instead of “unprecedented” in a recent tweet. But the biggest target was the growing evidence that Russia directed hackers to target the U.S. in order to influence the outcome of the presidential election in favor of Trump.

The
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Flashback: At Gop Debate, Rick Perry Can’t Remember Third Agency He Would End As President

Rick Perry has become famous for his poor debate performances, which contributed largely to his fall from the top of the Gop polls, but he has topped himself tonight. With a good head of steam going answering a question from Caterpillar CEO Douglas R. Oberhelman, Perry ground to a halt as he tried to explain the three government agencies he would eliminate. "Let me tell you, it's three agencies that are gone when I get there. Commerce, Education, and the um, what's the third one there?"
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15 Most Cringe-Worthy Gaffes From Presidential Debates

  • The Wrap
From Richard Nixon’s flop sweat to Rick Perry‘s “Sorry Oops,” candidates have often stumbled at the podium during presidential debates. 1960: During the first televised presidential debate, Richard Nixon refused to wear stage make-up, revealing his sweaty forehead under the hot TV lights. This made the younger John F. Kennedy look much more confident. 1976: Gerald Ford claimed that he didn’t believe that Eastern Europe was under “Soviet domain,” which proved to be an unpopular opinion, as the moderator repeated the question in bewilderment. 1980: When the moderator tried to silence Ronald Reagan’s microphone during a Republican primary debate,
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Film Review: Starving The Beast

You’ve probably heard of the public policy debate regarding if we should privatize Social Security. Less well-known is the new front of liberal vs. conservative political battles: whether to monetize public education. In the documentary Starving the Beast, which premiered earlier this year at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, filmmaker Steve Mims examines this pressing question. The end result is somewhat sprawling and uneven, though the film offers a couple of interesting learning points along way.

Any parent with young kids has undoubtedly already fretted about the rising costs of college. Mature teenagers, too, may have worried about whether they will leave school with mountains of oppressive debt. Public schooling is a critical bulwark to allay some of these concerns and, as the film begins, it is under a concerted attack by certain interest groups. Like with other areas of public life in the United States,
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Dancing with the Stars: Season 23 Cast Announced (Pics & Vid)

Below, watch a video and get photos for the Dancing with the Stars TV show's 23rd season, premiering on ABC, Monday, September 12, 2016 at 8:00pm Edt.Here are the dancing partners in the 23rd season: Amber Rose with Maksim Chmerkovskiy; Calvin Johnson Jr. with Lindsay Arnold; Jake T. Austin with Jenna Johnson; James Hinchcliffe with Sharna Burgess;Jana Kramer with Gleb Savchenko; Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds with Allison Holker; Laurie Hernandez with Valentin Chmerkovskiy; Marilu Henner with Derek Hough; Maureen McCormick with Artem Chigvintsev; Rick Perry with Emma Slater; Ryan Lochte with Cheryl Burke; Terra Jolé with Sasha Farber; Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) with Witney Carson.Read More…
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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Joins Dancing with the Stars - and Twitter Has Lots of Feelings

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry won't be the "Lone Star" on the Dancing with the Stars stage this season, but he certainly will be one of the most interesting. After a failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Perry, 66, is taking his talents to the reality dancing competition, it was announced Tuesday. Perry, who is partnered with dancer Emma Slater, isn't the first politician to compete on DWTS (former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay participated in Season 9) but he is the most high profile. After ending his 14-year run as governor in January 2015, Perry announced his plans to vie for
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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Joins Dancing with the Stars - and Twitter Has Lots of Feelings

  • PEOPLE.com
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry won't be the "Lone Star" on the Dancing with the Stars stage this season, but he certainly will be one of the most interesting. After a failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Perry, 66, is taking his talents to the reality dancing competition, it was announced Tuesday. Perry, who is partnered with dancer Emma Slater, isn't the first politician to compete on DWTS (former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay participated in Season 9) but he is the most high profile. After ending his 14-year run as governor in January 2015, Perry announced his plans to vie for
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Fans Have a Lot of Feelings About the New Dancing with the Stars Cast

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Fans Have a Lot of Feelings About the New Dancing with the Stars Cast
On Tuesday morning, the cast of season 23 of Dancing with the Stars was revealed, and fans are experiencing almost every human emotion over the news - shock, excitement, anger, sadness and confusion. Laurie Hernandez, Ryan Lochte, Amber Rose, Vanilla Ice and Rick Perry are some of the biggest names to take the DWTS stage this upcoming season. In light of his behavior in Rio, Lochte's inclusion has caused the most buzz (and fury), while fans seem universally excited to see Hernandez, 16, compete again. DWTS pros Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be returning to the ballroom - and
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Fans Have a Lot of Feelings About the New Dancing with the Stars Cast

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Fans Have a Lot of Feelings About the New Dancing with the Stars Cast
On Tuesday morning, the cast of season 23 of Dancing with the Stars was revealed, and fans are experiencing almost every human emotion over the news - shock, excitement, anger, sadness and confusion. Laurie Hernandez, Ryan Lochte, Amber Rose, Vanilla Ice and Rick Perry are some of the biggest names to take the DWTS stage this upcoming season. In light of his behavior in Rio, Lochte's inclusion has caused the most buzz (and fury), while fans seem universally excited to see Hernandez, 16, compete again. DWTS pros Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be returning to the ballroom - and
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Why Is Rick Perry Doing Dancing With the Stars?

Why Is Rick Perry Doing Dancing With the Stars?
A rapper popular in the 1990s, two actresses from beloved sitcoms, two Olympians…these Dancing With the Stars contestants make sense. And then there's Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas and one-time presidential candidate. Yes, a man who was one of the many vying for the Republican nomination is lacing up his dance shoes and going after the Mirrorball Trophy. As the saying goes, if you can't be president, why not try to win Dancing With the Stars? That's not a saying? Maybe it will be. Sure, reality TV worked in Donald Trump's favor to make him a household name with countless seasons of The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice on NBC under his belt, so is Perry hoping for the same? He...
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Rick Perry, Former Texas Governor, To Compete On ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry will reportedly be competing for the Mirror Ball Trophy on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. Rick Perry On ‘DWTS’ Perry, who served as the governor of Texas from 2000-2015, has joined the cast of the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. Perry confirmed the news himself on […]

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