That’s a superhero movie I actually want to see! (Wonder Woman left me feeling empty, despite all the reviews.) Rueful comedienne Kathy Griffin has split our nation down the center (*eye-roll*) and finally defined her comedic legacy – fake decapitated POTUS heads and weepy press conferences! While Trumpets want HER head, and the rest of us roll our eyes at a bad choice exacerbated by attention whoring, celebrities are coming to Kathy’s defense.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hosted the Saturday Night Live season finale last night and announced he was running for president, as he threatened in GQ. He also brought out America’s Dad Tom Hanks and announced him as his running mate. I’m on board.
Right now, I’d stump for a facecloth, or a teacup poodle or an impacted molar for POTUS at this point. Literally, ANYTHING would be better than the “berzerker child” option with which America went. Check out The Rock’s monologue, below.
SNL also revisited their post-election cold open. This time, instead of Kate McKinnon covering Hillary Clinton covering Leonard Cohen, it was Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and the rest of the cast as his administration and family (with a surprise cameo from Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka “Complicit” Trump). Here it is:
Wait, SNL’s done for the season? Where am I going to get my news? Will Anderson Cooper keep insulting the president’s lackeys on CNN? Can we get confirmation on that? That could be my sole news source now if he keeps being a shady lady to stupids.
The carousel of destruction that is our American political system under the Trump regime seems to spin faster and faster with each passing day.
This week, Donald Trump fired his FBI director who, coincidentally, was currently heading up an investigation into his ties to Mother Russia. In an effort to assure us that we’re not crazy and everything is definitely in a state of WTF, Melissa McCarthy and Alec Baldwin reprised their press secretary Sean Spicer and president Donald Trump impressions on Saturday Night Live last night. At least we’ll have something to laugh about as everything crumbles around us, right?
In Alec Baldwin’s new memoir, Nevertheless, he talks about being horrified to learn that Nikki Reed was underage when they filmed Mini’s First Time, a limited-release comedy drama from 2006. The movie is about a high school student named Mini (Nikki) who decides to be an escort and accidentally gets called by her stepdad (Alec). Then they go on to (spoiler alert!) murder Mini’s mom.
Alec claims in his book that he was 47-years-old when they shot the movie, and it never occurred to him to ask how old Nikki was. When Alec discovered that Nikki had just turned 17, he flipped out on the rude, thoughtless little pigs on set who failed to mention just how young she was. Except that it might not have happened like that. According to one of the producers of Mini’s First Time, Alec is lying.
In 2007, Alec Baldwin gained entrance into the Shitty Dads of America Club after a voicemail recording of him hissing at his then-11 year old daughter Ireland Baldwin was released by TMZ. He yelled at Ireland for letting the call go to voicemail, then proceeded to threatened he was going to “straighten her out” during their next visit and finished by calling her a “rude, thoughtless little pig.” Alec has since talked about the voicemail, specifically about how much he hates TMZ for releasing it. He’s talking again, this time about how that voicemail messed up – and continues to mess up – his life and his relationship with Ireland.
To a country in turmoil, Alec Baldwin’s take on President Donald “Did he really just say that?” Trump on Saturday Night Live has been a gentle, cooling hand on our collective fevered brow.
Melissa McCarthy’s impression of frequently embattled and easily enraged White House press secretary Sean Spicer, which she debuted on SNL last night, should have the same effect on you. It’s always comforting when someone points out that you’re not crazy or imagining things, the situation really IS this batshit crazy and some extra sort of people are, for real, running the world.
Via Vanity Fair:
McCarthy’s version of Spicer cancels the National Parks Service as an aside, ignores concerned questions about Bannon’s role on the N.S.C., uses props to get her point across, and locks a disobedient CNN reporter in a cage.
SNL is pretty much a news source at this point, so they’re serving up as much satire of our current administration as possible. Last night, Alec appeared as Trump earlier in the FIRST cold open of the episode (Melissa yelled out the “Live from New York…” when she ended her sketch). They have enough material to do two cold opens now. Lorne Michaels can’t sleep on his stomach anymore due to the rigid and permanent erection he has over ratings and press and the Trump era is only two weeks in.
You can watch Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer (the only thing she was missing were the purple bags under his eyes that make you wonder if he’s able to sleep ever or at all) below.