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Kate McKinnon on the Challenge and Thrill of Doing Political Impressions on SNL

Kate McKinnon on the Challenge and Thrill of Doing Political Impressions on SNL
Live from New York, it's...Kate McKinnon! Undeniably, the comedienne has become a star in her own right. Over the years, she steadily made a name for herself on NBC's Saturday Night Live, impersonating a variety of political figures like Hillary Clinton, Kellyanne Conway, Betsy DeVos, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Angela Merkel, Kathleen Sebelius, Jeff Sessions, Elizabeth Warren and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. McKinnon, who won her second Primetime Emmy Award in September, graces the cover of Vanity Fair's November issue (on national newsstands Oct. 10). And in her interview with Lili Anolik, she opens up about the joys of satirizing public officials. "I love doing impressions of politicians because the task is...
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Hillary Clinton’s Book, CNN, the Oscars and 61 Other Things Donald Trump Has Called ‘Sad’

Hillary Clinton’s Book, CNN, the Oscars and 61 Other Things Donald Trump Has Called ‘Sad’
President Donald Trump isn’t just known for his tweets, but also, his manner of tweeting. He’s got a distinct voice, and favorite words that he loves to sprinkle throughout his 140 characters. The word that’s most synonymous with Trump? The label that’s become his go-to insult?

Sad.

Trump doesn’t hesitate to label something sad. In fact, he says it rather often, in both a serious way (when something actually brings him sorrow) or as an insult (when it’s a synonym for pathetic). By our count, he’s said it 64 times on Twitter alone. These are the people,
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Jon Stewart Bids Farewell to Fox News: 'Adios, Motherf---ers'

Jon Stewart began his final week as host of The Daily Show doing what he does best: Squaring off once more against his Moriarty, his Vader, his Hans Gruber: the fair and balanced folks at Fox News.

Still feeding off last week's news about Stewart's not-so-secret meetings with Barack Obama, Howard Kurtz and others at Fox continued to harp on the Daily Show host for serving as an unofficial mouthpiece for the administration. But their evidence, outside of Stewart and Obama's generally similar political ideologies, wasn't exactly full proof — still,
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Film Review: ‘Bob and the Trees’

Film Review: ‘Bob and the Trees’
A life of quiet desperation gets an immersive, occasionally too-quiet treatment in “Bob and the Trees,” a novel, narrowly construed character study of a Berkshires logger fallen on tough times. The star, Bob Tarasuk, is an actual forester whom transplanted French helmer Diego Ongaro met after moving to a small Massachusetts town. Expanded from a like-named 2011 short, this fictional movie casts Tarasuk as some version of himself in a narrative that clearly draws heavily on real-life details, often to powerful effect. With its pronounced docu flavor and deep dive into the nitty-gritty of the logging business, the pic won’t make much of a sound in theaters, appealing mostly to fests and arthouses oriented toward verite and New England.

First seen minding his hogs and cows, Bob is both a farmer and a prideful logger of three decades who lives with his wife, Polly (Philadelphia actress Polly MacIntyre). Perhaps yearning for retirement,
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Rick Santorum's Hobby Lobby Documentary Headed to Churches (Video)

A Rick Santorum-backed documentary about Hobby Lobby's recent Supreme Court fight is headed to churches on Sept. 1. “One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty,” from the former senator's EchoLight Studios, will chronicle several legal cases, including the craft chain's battle over employer payment for contraception. On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down the section of the Affordable Care Act that requires private companies to cover certain aspects of contraception in providing their employees medical insurance in a 5-4 decision. Hobby Lobby filed the suit against former Sec. of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, charging that it violated.
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President Obama jabs at Fox News, CNN at Correspondents' dinner: Video

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President Obama jabs at Fox News, CNN at Correspondents' dinner: Video
Washington (AP) — Little was sacred when President Barack Obama tossed out playful but pointed jokes Saturday night — not even his own health care plan. "We rolled out healthcare.gov. That could have gone better," Obama said in remarks at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. "In 2008 my slogan was 'Yes we can.' In 2013 my slogan was 'Control-alt-delete.'" One the plus side, the president said, "they did turn the launch of healthcare.gov into one of the year's biggest movies." On a screen flashed the poster for "Frozen." When a video Obama introduced failed to play properly, he asked, "Does anybody know how to fix this?" To laughter, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stepped up and said: "I got this. I see it all the time." In the wake of the problems with the website, Sebelius has announced she is stepping down. The annual dinner has
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Andrea Mitchell: Sebelius ‘Talked Around’ Question About Whether She Was Fired

On Monday morning, Morning Joe's Willie Geist asked Andrea Mitchell, who aired an exlcusive interview with outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, whether "the writing had been on the wall" about Sebelius' departure since the website fiasco. Mitchell said the decision had likely been more recent than that, but also said Sebelius talked around her question, and had left quite a challenge for her successor.
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Hollywood Figures Make Last-Minute Push for Affordable Care Act Enrollment

Hollywood Figures Make Last-Minute Push for Affordable Care Act Enrollment
Hollywood’s role in promoting enrollment in the Affordable Care Act was on display in the final hours before a deadline for coverage this year, as John Legend, Jared Leto and Kerry Washington were among a wave of figures tweeting a link to Healthcare.gov and a top administration official once again defended President Obama’s turn to pop culture to spread the word.

Monday was the last day of open enrollment, with more website problems reported due to a software bug and to a surge in traffic. Nevertheless, a scramble for signups had been expected, and the site reported record volume.

As the enrollment date approached on Oct. 1, the White House sought to tap into pop culture, drawing on Obama’s base of entertainment industry supporters to send out tweets and other types of social media messaging, for YouTube stars to promote signups, and for administration officials to appear
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Sebelius Frustrates Gop Rep. by Insisting Obamacare Enrollment Hub ‘Has Worked Beautifully’

A tense exchange erupted during a congressional hearing into the problems associated the Affordable Care Act’s online insurance exchanges. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-tx) probed Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius over whether the Aca’s payment and enrollment systems are functioning, given reports which indicate they are not. He let out a heavy sigh when Sebelius insisted that “The [Federally-Facilitated Marketplace] hub has worked beautifully from start to finish.”
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'Time' announces Person of the Year: Pope Francis

'Time' announces Person of the Year: Pope Francis
Miley Cyrus will have to make do with being named MTV’s Artist of the Year.

Time magazine — which is owned by Time Inc. like EW, announced its “Person of the Year” this morning, and the honor goes not to the one who is always twerking, but one who is working to rebrand the church and re-emphasize the importance of helping others.

” took the name of a humble saint and then called for a church of healing,” Time explains of the choice, referring to him as “The People’s Pope.” “The first non-European pope in 1,200 years is poised to transform
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Pope Francis Named ‘Time’ Magazine’s Person Of The Year

He was up against Miley Cyrus, Barack Obama, and more big names, but Pope Francis overcame all the odds and was named ‘Time’ magazine’s Person of the Year on Dec. 11. Are you surprised?

The list of nominees for Time magazine’s 2013 Person of the Year was an eclectic mix of world leaders, pop culture icons, buzzworthy names, and human rights activists, and when all the dust settled, Time‘s managing editor Nancy Gibbs revealed that Pope Francis, 76, was the magazine’s choice for the huge honor!

Pope Francis Named Person Of The Year

The Argentinian Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, began his papacy on March 13, 2013, weeks after the startling abdication of Pope Emeritus Benedict.

Pope Francis Introduced To World

“What makes this pope so important is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church,” Time said in its cover story.
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Miley Cyrus Makes Time's Person of the Year List

Miley Cyrus Makes Time's Person of the Year List
Time doesn't reveal its annual choice for Person of the Year until Wednesday, but the magazine did announce its Top Ten list featuring politicians, religious figures, business leaders and Miley Cyrus!

The singer's provocative twerking performance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards in August has managed to keep her in the news and Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs explained on the Today show why the publication decided to put her on the list.

Pics: VMAs Red Carpet Fashion

"Power is not just political. It can be cultural, it can be spiritual," Gibbs said, adding that Cyrus "came in like a wrecking ball, literally," referring to her hit single Wrecking Ball. "At a time when you're living with an explosion of exhibitionism since we all now carry cameras with us at all times, she is a symbol of the way we live."

Here are the final ten contenders for Time's Person of the Year (listed alphabetically):

Bashar
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'Time' 2013 Person of the Year finalists: Miley Cyrus, President Obama among top 10

'Time' 2013 Person of the Year finalists: Miley Cyrus, President Obama among top 10
What do Miley Cyrus, Barack Obama, and the Pope all have in common? They are among the 10 finalists announced by Time magazine for the annual Person of the Year issue.

Time Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs announced the list on the Today show Monday morning, saying the Poty is a “person who has had the most impact on events this year, for better or worse.” Here’s the complete list (in alphabetical order):

Bashar Assad, president of Syria

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder

Ted Cruz, Texas senator

Miley Cyrus, singer

Pope Francis, leader of the Catholic Church

Barack Obama, president of the United States

Hassan Rouhani,
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Miley Cyrus Among Finalists for Time's 2013 Person of the Year

Miley Cyrus Among Finalists for Time's 2013 Person of the Year
A couple of hackers may have conspired to have Miley Cyrus win Time magazine's online Person of the Year vote, but the pop star is actually being considered for the magazine's annual honor, making Time's list of 10 finalists, it was revealed Monday morning. Along with Cyrus, other contenders for Time's 2013 Person of the Year are Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Pope Francis, 2012 winner President Barack Obama, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Nsa leaker Edward Snowden and gay rights activist Edith Windsor. Photos: Miley

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Miley Cyrus: Will She Be ‘Time’ Magazine’s Person Of The Year?

Miley Cyrus is in the running for ‘Time’ magazine’s Person of the Year! The magazine’s managing editor revealed the nominees on Dec. 9 — and she is on the short list along with Edward Snowden and President Barack Obama!

Could Miley Cyrus beat out Pope Francis, Barack Obama and Edith Windsor for Time‘s Person of the Year? While we’ll find out officially in just two days, HollywoodLife.com has exclusive details about who will win!

Miley Cyrus: Will She Be ‘Time’ Magazine’s Person Of The Year?

Nancy Gibbs, the managing editor of Time revealed the nominees for the Person of the Year on the Today show. Below is the full list:

Bashar al-Assad

Sen. Ted Cruz

Barack Obama

Hassan Rouhani

Edward Snowden

Pope Francis

Edie Windsor

Miley Cyrus

Jeff Bezos

Kathleen Sebelius

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“Power is not just political,” Nancy said on Today when asked
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Pete Alexander and Jon Karl Tag-Team Carney on Conservative Sebelius Wh Visits Report

At Friday's White House daily briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney answered impatiently to questions, from NBC News' Peter Alexander and ABC News' Jonathan Karl, related to a report by conservative investigative research organization the Government Accountability Institute. The report, which had been featured on Fox News, asserted that President Obama "almost never met" with Hhs Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, but Carney explained, with waning tolerance, why the report was false.
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Miley Cyrus currently leads Time's Person of the Year poll

Miley Cyrus currently leads Time's Person of the Year poll
Will Time name Miley Cyrus its 2013 Person of the Year?

We don’t know for sure, but … No. The magazine almost certainly won’t.

The Queen of Twerk might win, however, Time’s Person of the Year online reader poll.

After a week of polling, Miley is currently the far-and-away favorite, with 29 percent of the vote (Time’s actual Person of the Year is decided by the magazine’s editors, and everybody knows Time editors are Ke$ha fans).

In the poll, Miley is way ahead of Nsa leaker Edward Snowden (9.4 percent), firmly beating Russian President Vladimir Putin (4.4 percent) and
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Bill O'Reilly: Rob Ford, Obamacare and elections on 'The Tonight Show'

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Bill O'Reilly was a guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Friday (Nov. 15). Although there to promote his new book, "Killing Jesus," O'Reilly mostly talked about what he usually talks about: politics. He and Jay Leno managed to work in Obamacare, Rob Ford and even the 2016 elections during a short interview.

Shocking to absolutely no one, O'Reilly did not proclaim himself to be a fan of Obamacare. He used his normal buzzwords like "self-reliant" and "nanny state" in describing all of the reasons the new healthcare system is likely to fail. But the conservative pundit and TV host also threw in a few pointed and nasty jabs.

For one thing, the entire nation of France should be offended right now: "You've got to wait for eight years if you want to get your eyes checked in France," O'Reilly half-joked. "Lot of blind people in France!"

(Note: This is not true.
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Obama Tries to Fix Broken Healthcare Promise (Update)

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Obama Tries to Fix Broken Healthcare Promise (Update)
Re-committing to one of his most-cited promises about Obamacare, President Barack Obama announced a plan Tuesday that will allow people to keep their existing policies under the Affordable Care Act. “I completely get how upsetting this can be for a lot of Americans, particularly after a lot of assurances they heard from me,” Obama said during a White House briefing. “Insurers can extend current plans that would otherwise be cancelled in 2014.” See video: Kathleen Sebelius Vows to Fix Obamacare Website Flaws: ‘I Apologize, I’m Accountable’ The fix applies to those who have received cancellation notices for plans that do not meet new.
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Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley Parody Obamacare During Country Music Awards (Video)

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Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley Parody Obamacare During Country Music Awards (Video)
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley were greeted with an uproar of applause after skewering Obamacare’s technical problems at the Country Music Awards on Wednesday night. “Hey, do you have that Obamacare?” Underwood asked Paisley after he complained that he “twerked” his back. “It’s great! I started signing up last Thursday and I’m almost done.” See video: Kathleen Sebelius Vows to Fix Obamacare Website Flaws: ‘I Apologize, I’m Accountable’ The country duo — who have hosted the CMAs together six times in a row — then performed a modified rendition of George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning” by singing “Obamacare by Morning.
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