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Trump Praises Jan. 6 Crowd, Repeats Election Lies in Tucker Carlson Interview

Donald Trump skipped the debate stage typically relished by presidential candidates on Wednesday and instead appeared in an online interview peppered with his election lies, attacks on his rivals and lavish praise for the crowd of supporters he spoke to before they stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Trump, who has repeatedly brushed […]

Donald Trump Says He Will Skip Republican Presidential Primary Debates

Former President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that he will be skipping Wednesday’s first Republican presidential primary debate — and others as well. “The public knows who I am & what a successful Presidency I had,” Trump wrote on his social media site. “I WILL THEREFORE NOT BE DOING THE DEBATES!” His spokesman did not immediately […]

Trump Wants Fox News to Stop Using Photos Where He Looks Big and Orange

Facing 91 felony counts and a potential combined sentence of 700 years in prison, former President Donald Trump sounds very concerned about the photo choices at Fox News. Trump complained Thursday that the cable news outlet keeps using images of him that make him look heavy and orange. He griped on Truth Social: “Why doesn’t […]

A Hollywood Insurrectionist’s Path to Extremism

Standing on the ledge of a broken window next to a Beverly Hills esthetician with mascara running from the tear gas, a bearded man with wild blue eyes made an appeal to the crowd surrounding the U.S. Capitol. “Last chance, who wants to make history with me? Who’s a man? Who’s a patriot? I’m going […]

Donald Trump Indicted for Efforts to Overturn 2020 Presidential Election Results

Donald Trump was charged Tuesday in a Justice Department investigation into his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the run-up to the violent riot by his supporters at the U.S. Capitol. The charges include conspiracy to defraud the United States government and witness tampering. The indictment, the third criminal case brought against […]

Simone Biles Confirms She’s Returning to Gymnastics Ahead of 2024 Olympics

Simone Biles is officially getting back on the competition floor. The four-time Olympic gold medalist took to Twitter on Wednesday to share her enthusiasm about her return ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games. “Sorry I’ve been a little MIA since the announcement,” the 26-year-old wrote. “I’m overwhelmed with all of your messages, support & love! […]

As Writers’ Standoff With Studios Drags on, Political Power Brokers Stay on Sidelines

As soon as the Writers Guild announced its strike on May 2 over a failure to agree on a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued statements to make it clear the work stoppage was top of mind. “Los Angeles […]

Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum to Moderate First 2024 Republican Debate on Fox News

The first presidential primary debate of the 2024 election is taking shape. Fox News says that Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will co-moderate the first Republican primary debate of the 2024 cycle. The debate will be held August 23 between 9-11 p.m. ET, and will originate from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fox says […]

Don Lemon Speaks Out Against Anti-LGBTQ Legislation: “We Cannot and Will Not Be Legislated Out of Existence”

Don Lemon hosted the seventh annual Native Son Awards on Friday in New York City, where he spoke out against all the anti-LGBTQ legislation that has come to light this year, nationwide book bans and how corporations have bowed to extremists. He began by saying that while he may not be at CNN anymore, he’s […]

Living (and Working) in Hostile States Like Florida and Tennessee While LGBTQ

On April 25, native Floridian Berry Ayers, aka Beneva Fruitville, joined with hundreds of her fellow drag performers for a Drag Queen’s March in Tallahassee, Florida. They were there to protest a plethora of hateful legislation targeting drag shows, trans-affirming medical care and bathroom usage. “It was just a show of resistance versus more trying […]

Donald Trump Indicted on Charges of Mishandling Classified Documents

Donald Trump said Thursday that he has been indicted on charges of mishandling classified documents at his Florida estate, igniting a federal prosecution that is arguably the most perilous of multiple legal threats against the former president as he seeks to reclaim the White House. The Justice Department did not immediately publicly confirm the indictment. But two […]

Pat Robertson, Founder of Christian Broadcasting Network, Dies at 93

Christian evangelist Pat Robertson, who ran the Christian Broadcasting Network and sought the GOP presidential nomination, died Thursday at the age of 93. His death was confirmed on his network, in a statement from his son, Gordon Robertson, who is also the network’s CEO and president. A memorial service will be held “in the coming […]

Los Angeles City Councilmembers Introduce Resolution in Support of Writers Strike

Los Angeles City councilmembers introduced a resolution Friday in support of the Writers Guild of America amid the ongoing writers strike. Councilmembers Hugo Soto-Martínez and Katy Yaroslavsky were among those calling on studios and streamers to return to the negotiating table to meet writers’ demands. “This is a fight for the future of Hollywood,” Councilmember Hugo […]

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass Turned Down $600 Skims “Swag Bag” From Kim Kardashian

Karen Bass, the mayor of Los Angeles, turned down a Skims “swag bag” from Kim Kardashian. Reuters editor Ben Welsh reported the Kardashian family sent the mayor items worth $600 from Kim’s shapewear and clothing company, according to a log received through a public records request. The swag bag included Skims goods, liquor, hot sauce, […]

Jane Fonda, Jason Momoa and Joaquin Phoenix Among Stars Calling on President Biden to Limit Plastic Production

Stars including Jane Fonda, Jason Momoa, Joaquin Phoenix, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Rosario Dawson and Adam McKay are using their platforms to speak out about the climate crisis, joining Greenpeace USA to issue an open letter to President Biden calling for him to strengthen the United States’ position on the Global Plastics Treaty. The letter, […]

Congressman Ro Khanna on DeSantis’ Fatal Flaw, AI Regulation and How the Media Should Cover Trump

While representing Silicon Valley’s 17th congressional district, Democratic congressman Ro Khanna has pulled off a unique political balancing act. He’s successfully positioned himself as a progressive capitalist, supported by billionaires in Big Tech while serving as a co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ last presidential campaign, which pilloried the billionaire class. But Khanna sees bringing disparate groups […]