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Ricky Gervais Takes Credit for ‘Big, Sweaty Slob’ Louis C.K.’s Career

2 hours ago

This year's Emmy race for Best Actor in a Comedy Series pits old friends Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais against each other (though both men will probably end up losing to The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons). On Late Night last night, Seth Meyers reminded Gervais that he gave C.K. an early career boost by giving him a role in his 2009 comedy The Invention of Lying. »

- Matt Wilstein

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Must-See Late Night Clip: Fallon and Robin Wright Turn and Face the Music

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After two seasons of watching Robin Wright play ice queen Claire Underwood on House of Cards, it's refreshing to see her mix things up with Jimmy Fallon in the bizarre game "Turn and Face the Music." Basically, they take turns whipping around the face the camera, reading a line they've never seen before and then dancing to an incongruously unexpected song. »

- Matt Wilstein

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Cuomo Recounts Feisty Rt Interview: Russia ‘Winning’ at Propaganda

5 hours ago

Back in the studio, New Day's Chris Cuomo recounted the contentious interview he conducted with Russia Today anchor Peter Lavelle yesterday, in which the two traded accusations of water carrying and so forth. Cuomo said that the significant satellite delay prevented him from cutting off Lavelle's evasions, but added that Russia and its various media outlets had been very effective at countering the west's evidence with "misinformation." »

- Evan McMurry

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State Dept. Calls Ted Cruz’s Israel Comments ‘Ridiculous and Offensive’

18 hours ago

After the Federal Aviation Administration extended its ban on U.S. flights to Israel for another 24 hours Wednesday following reports of Hamas rockets falling close to the Tel Aviv airport, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-tx) released a statement suggesting the decision had motives outside of just protecting the safety of American travelers. Asked about his statement at a briefing this afternoon, State Department spokesperson Marie Harf called his comments "ridiculous and offensive." »

- Matt Wilstein

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Is Michael Bloomberg Interested in Buying CNN?

19 hours ago

The rumors about CNN continue to buzz, with Rupert Murdoch apparently still pushing to acquire Time Warner, which would result in NewsCorp having to sell off Fox News' cable rival. But who would buy it? Well, Neil Cavuto asked Michael Bloomberg, who's got some spare change lying around, if he has any interest in buying CNN. And for the time being, he is not. »

- Josh Feldman

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Hamas Spox to Wolf Blitzer: Ben-Gurion Airport Is Being Targeted

19 hours ago

Yesterday the Faa instituted a ban on all U.S. carriers going to Ben-Gurion Airport in Israel (it's now been extended for an additional 24 hours), and so naturally people were concerned that the airport might be a Hamas target. Well, on CNN earlier tonight, Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan told Wolf Blitzer that the airport has been targeted because Israeli forces are using it. »

- Josh Feldman

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MSNBC Guest Rips ‘Racist’ Suggestion That Hamas Uses Human Shields

21 hours ago

Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal may no longer be a contributor to MSNBC, but that doesn't mean voices representing the point of view of the Palestinian people are absent from the network. On Wednesday afternoon, MSNBC's Joy Reid hosted Jerusalem Fund director Yousef Munayyer, who attacked the prevalent narrative that Hamas uses Palestinian civilians as "human shields" in its fight against Israel. »

- Matt Wilstein

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Jorge Ramos: ‘No Government Should Be in the Business of Deporting Children’

22 July 2014 12:08 PM, PDT

Fusion's Jorge Ramos will anchor his primetime news hour America from the U.S.-Mexico border and in addition to his live coverage of the situation unfolding there, he will air the following commentary urging President Barack Obama and Congress not to deport the thousands of young children who have streamed over the border from Central America and are currently being held in Texas detention centers. »

- Matt Wilstein

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Wh Responds to Obamacare Ruling: ‘We Are Confident in Our Legal Case’

22 July 2014 11:01 AM, PDT

During Tuesday's briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest delivered the Obama administration's official response to a federal appeals court ruling that said the subsidies issued through the Affordable Care Act's national health exchange violates the language of the bill. Earnest offered up a strong defense of the subsidies, which make up a central component of Obamacare, saying the White House is "confident" in its legal case should the issue proceed to the Supreme Court. »

- Matt Wilstein

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Letterman Calls on Seal Team Six to Kill ‘Psychopath’ Putin

22 July 2014 8:36 AM, PDT

The fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin could have had a hand in bringing down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine and could escape any major consequences is seriously bothering David Letterman. Last night, during a discussion about the incident with CBS This Morning host Norah O'Donnell, the Late Show host proposed a solution for how the U.S. should handle Putin: Send in Seal Team Six. »

- Matt Wilstein

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Must-See Late Night Clip: Kimmel Shows Off Photos of Brand New Baby Girl

22 July 2014 8:10 AM, PDT

If Jimmy Kimmel looked less than rested when he returned from two weeks off last night, it's probably because his wife just gave birth to a brand new baby girl. The proud father showed off a series of photos he took of Jane during her first week in the world, from the moment she came out of the womb to when she started getting sick of all the picture taking. »

- Matt Wilstein

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S.E. Cupp on The View: Palestinians Are ‘People,’ Hamas Are ‘Terrorists’

21 July 2014 1:40 PM, PDT

S.E. Cupp's name has been thrown around a lot over the last couple of weeks as a possible conservative replacement for Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, who both announced they will be leaving The View this year. Today, the current Crossfire host got a chance to show off what she can bring to the table, guest-hosting alongside actor Jason Biggs. »

- Matt Wilstein

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Watch: HBO’s True Blood Takes Aim at Ted Cruz, ‘Republic*nts’

21 July 2014 10:09 AM, PDT

It turns out vampires hate Republicans almost as much as Democrats do. Last night's episode of True Blood on HBO found two characters attending a gala to support Sen. Ted Cruz (R-tx) at the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas. The way they described the people they were likely to meet at the event was, suffice it to say, less than kind. »

- Matt Wilstein

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