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Steven Mnuchin Writes Ridiculous Response to Yale Classmates in Trump’s Defense

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Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury Secretary and former Hollywood producer who happens to be Jewish, defended his decision to stay in the Trump administration in a remarkable letter to his former Yale classmates on Saturday. “The president in no way, shape or form, believes that neo-Nazi and other hate groups who endorse violence are equivalent to groups that demonstrate in peaceful and lawful ways,” he wrote in a statement he posted on social media. My statement on #Charlottesville and #Yale classmate's inquiries. pic.twitter.com/hN8JsCEqZb — Steven Mnuchin (@stevenmnuchin1) August 20, 2017 truAlso Read: 300 of Steven Mnuchin's Yale Ex-Classmates Urge Him to Quit Trump “As someone. »


- Wrap Staff

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Dick Gregory, Comedian and Activist, Dies at 84

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Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist for social change in America, has died at 84, his family announced Saturday night. The cause of his death was heart failure, his rep confirmed. In a post on Instagram, his son wrote: “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, D.C. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. More details will be released over the next few days. »


- Sharon Waxman

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‘The Defenders’ Gives Us the Origin Story for Marvel Superhero Misty Knight

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(Note: This post contains spoilers for the finale episode of “The Defenders.”) The latest Marvel show to come to Netflix, “The Defenders,” unites almost all of the superheroes that have appeared on the streaming service to face a threat that none of them can handle on their own. But in addition to advancing the stories of four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s existing heroes, “The Defenders” also sets the stage for another to show up in the future. That hero is Misty Knight (Simone Missick), who has been part of the Netflix Marvel orbit for a bit now. A detective for. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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Every Marvel Comics Live-Action TV Show Ranked, from ‘The Incredible Hulk’ to ‘The Defenders’ (Photos)

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The recent crop of hit Netflix shows aren’t the first time Marvel has taken its heroes to the small screen. Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Blade and even knock-off-ish X-Men have had a go before the current golden age. Here are all the Marvel shows you’ve seen and a few you might not have, ranked from goofiest pajama costumes to best character-driven dramas. 14. “The Amazing Spider-Man” (1977-79) A 1977 attempt at a live-action “Spider-Man” is a fun throwback — but in a purely ironic way because Peter Parker’s wall-crawling “special effects” are pretty cringe-worthy. Watching Spider-Man fight guys using extremely hokey choreography. »


- Phil Hornshaw and Phil Owen

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Ann Coulter Says She’s Out of Patience With ‘Emperor God’ Trump

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During the election, Ann Coulter was a firm believer that President Trump could Make America Great Again. But after he removed Steve Bannon from the White House on Friday, the firebrand conservative commentator said in an interview with The Daily Beast that she’s had it with the president, sarcastically referring to him as the “Emperor God.” Coulter explained that she believed once he took office, Trump would quickly implement his economic and immigration agenda, including his now-infamous plan to build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border. But by removing Bannon, who has been seen as the mastermind behind the far-right. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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‘The Defenders': What’s the Deal With ‘The Substance’ and That Skeleton?

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(Note: This post contains spoilers for Netflix’s original series “The Defenders” through its final episode, as well as “Iron Fist” and “Daredevil” Season 2.) Across three of Marvel’s superhero series on Netflix, the evil organization known as The Hand has played a major role and, slowly, the goals of those bad guys have become apparent. In the latest Netflix series, “The Defenders,” audiences finally learn what The Hand is all about. Also Read: “The Defenders”: What is K’un-Lun? A Quick Explainer of the Heavenly, Mystical City  Midway through “The Defenders,” the leaders of The Hand, the five people known as the Fingers, »

- Phil Hornshaw

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Twitter Mocks Trump for ‘Heel’ Typo in Tweet About Protests

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On Saturday, Donald Trump posted a tweet saying he understands that protest is a part of America’s history and is necessary to heal social divides. That’s what he meant to tweet but, unfortunately for the president, that’s not what his thumbs typed out. Instead, his tweet contained an embarrassing typo that has quickly become a Twitter joke similar to the now infamous “covfefe” mishap. “Sometimes you need to protest in order to heel ,” read the tweet. “& we will heel , & be stronger than before!” Just to be clear, “heal” is defined as recover, mend, make better. “Heel,” as. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Barack Obama, Joe Biden Reimagined as Time-Traveling Action Heroes in New Animated Series

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Writer/director Adam Reid really misses Barack Obama and Joe Biden, so much so that he’s turned to Kickstarter to raise funds to make a pilot for an animated series that turns the former President and Vice President into a time-traveling, crime-fighting duo. Titled “Barry & Joe: The Animated Series” and sporting the tagline “Hope Is On the Way,” the project is looking for $100,000 for “storyboards, recording, animation and sound design” on a prologue and pilot that will be made as proof of concept. According to the Kickstarter page, the pilot will show Obama and Biden being taken to a secret facility. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Trump Calls Peaceful Boston Protesters ‘Agitators’

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Following a largely peaceful demonstration in Boston on Saturday, Donald Trump called the protesters who gathered to counter a conservative “Free Speech Rally” in Boston Common “anti-police agitators.” Trump also thanked Boston mayor Martin Walsh and law enforcement officials who handled the protests, calling the latter “tough and smart.” Great job by all law enforcement officers and Boston Mayor @Marty_Walsh. – Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2017 Also Read: Seven Charities Pull Their Galas Out of Trump's Mar-a-Lago The Boston police commissioner estimates 40,000 people stood “against hatred and bigotry.” Thirty-three arrests were reported, but the protests were said to take place without. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Eight Charities Pull Their Galas Out of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

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Update: 1:30 Pm: On Saturday, the Preservation Society of Palm Beach added themselves to the list of charities pulling events out of the Mar-a-Lago country club, citing the property’s “current environment” in a statement posted on Facebook In a week where Donald Trump’s business advisory councils were dissolved after several CEOs resigned and all 17 members of the White House Arts Committee quit in protest, the president is also faced with several major charities withdrawing their gala events from his Mar-a-Lago country club in Palm Beach County, Florida. According to the Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, at least eight charities so far have pulled. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Trump’s Praise of Bannon Gives Twitter the Giggles: ‘Haha You’re Scared He’s Gonna Trash You’

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It didn’t take long for President Trump’s tweet cheering Steve Bannon’s return to Breitbart News to spur reaction from those following him on Twitter, amusing many by the irony of his words. “Of all the things the President of the United States can be thinking about and publicly commenting on. Steve Bannon and Breitbart?” wrote one Twitter user. The commotion began Saturday morning after the Potus tweeted he believes Bannon will be a “tough and smart new voice” at the far-right news site, and said that “Fake News needs the competition!” That’s all Twitter needed to »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Trump Says Bannon Will Be ‘Even Better’ in His Return to Breitbart

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A day after ousting Steve Bannon from the White House, Donald Trump praised the return of his former chief strategist to Breitbart News, where he was executive chairman for four years prior to Trump’s election. In the tweet, Trump said he believes Bannon will be a “tough and smart new voice” at the far-right news site, and said that “Fake News needs the competition!” Steve Bannon will be a tough and smart new voice at @BreitbartNews…maybe even better than ever before. Fake News needs the competition! – Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2017 Also Read: Steve Bannon Vows He's 'Going to War. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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How to Livestream the Solar Eclipse

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Because it’s 2017, you don’t actually have to step foot outside to watch the Great American Eclipse — rather, you can enjoy one of nature’s wonders from the comforts of your home, in front of a computer or phone screen. On Monday, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States, as the moon passes between the Earth and sun, completely blocking the latter for a few minutes. It’s a pretty big deal because it’s rare. The last total solar eclipse that was visible in the States was 38 years ago and then 61 years before that. »

- Rasha Ali

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Bill Maher Suggests Replacing Confederate Statues With Colin Kaepernick Statues (Video)

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After a chaotic week in the U.S., there was a lot to talk about on “Real Time With Bill Maher” this past Friday night, and the renewed scrutiny towards Confederate Civil War statues was one of those topics. That got Bill Maher to wondering: what if the statues that are being taken down in towns from Baltimore to Durham were replaced with memorials to things that Donald Trump and other “southern heritage” defenders didn’t like? “What happened to Southern hospitality?” Maher asked his panel. “Just the idea that, ‘Well, if this offends some people, I won’t do it. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Trump Finally Thanks Ousted White House Strategist Steve Bannon

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President Trump on Saturday broke his silence on the abrupt departure of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, belatedly thanking his former campaign chairman. “I want to thank Steve Bannon for his service,” the president tweeted on Saturday morning, one full day after Bannon announced he would leave the White House and return to his role overseeing the far-right Breitbart News operation. Trump also could not resist another dig at the Democrat whom he upset in last fall’s election, noting of Bannon: “He came to the campaign during my run against Crooked Hillary Clinton – it was great!” I want to thank. »


- Thom Geier

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‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Shoots for $20 Million Opening at Box Office

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Lionsgate’s “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” has taken advantage of weak competition at the August box office to take the No. 1 spot this weekend. The Samuel L. Jackson/Ryan Reynolds action comedy is estimated to make $20.5 million this weekend from 3,377 screens, performing on the upper end of the $17-20 million range set for the film by independent trackers. The solid performance of “Hitman’s Bodyguard” ran against the new conventional wisdom in Hollywood that poor scores on Rotten Tomatoes can kill a film, as the star power of Jackson and Reynolds seems to have outweighed the film’s disappointing 39 percent score. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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President Trump, First Lady to Skip Kennedy Center Honors Amid Boycotts

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will skip this year’s Kennedy Center Honors after two of the five honorees announced plans to boycott the ceremony and traditional White House reception. “The President and First Lady have decided not to participate in this year’s activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement released Saturday morning. “First Lady Melania Trump, along with her husband President Donald J. Trump, extend their sincerest congratulations and well wishes to all of this year’s award recipients for their many accomplishments, »


- Thom Geier

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Here’s Who Dumped Trump After Charlottesville (Video)

18 August 2017 10:21 PM, PDT

President Trump saw support drop precipitously this week after he botched his response to the events last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white supremacist rally called “Unite the Right” turned violent. And then he made things worse with a follow-up press conference on Tuesday. The result: all week long advisors, supporters, and employees fled his administration. It started Monday with chief executives of Intel Corp, Merck & Co Inc, and Under Armour Inc, who resigned from Trump’s American Manufacturing Council a day a day after Trump’s response to the rally, where a neo-Nazi murdered a woman and injured several others. »


- Itay Hod

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Joel Silver Sued for Wrongful Death by Family of Assistant Who Drowned in 2015

18 August 2017 9:34 PM, PDT

Hollywood producer Joel Silver is being sued for wrongful death by the family of Carmel Musgrove, the producer’s former assistant, who drowned in Bora Bora in 2015 during a celebrity-packed celebration of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s honeymoon. The lawsuit, filed on Friday, also names Silver’s company, Silver Pictures, and the company’s employee, Martin Herold, as defendants. Musgrave, who was 28 at the time of her death, had traveled with Silver and his entourage to Bora Bora and was there for several weeks performing work-related duties. Also Read: Jk Rowling Mourns 'Harry Potter' Star Robert Hardy: 'Such »


- Ross A. Lincoln

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Katie Couric Releases Footage of Charlottesville Rally Violence: ‘It Breaks My Heart’ (Video)

18 August 2017 6:49 PM, PDT

Katie Couric released intense footage on Friday that she filmed at the recent Charlottesville, Virginia, rally. In addition to the scenes that were filmed for her upcoming National Geographic documentary series, Couric also shared an essay about her experiences. She said that attending the “Unite the Right” event was “especially personal” for her because she was a student the University of Virginia, and her late sister represented the area for several years as a state senator. “There’s been so much said and written about what happened there, I felt I needed to give my own account of my three days in. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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