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Stephen Colbert grills the Mooch on why he’s still defending Trump


Short-lived former White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the interview turned into a scathing attack on President Trump's delayed reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump's belated condemnation of white supremacists, but quick criticism of CNN as "fake news," became the butt of the joke for Colbert, as well as other late-night comedians, like Seth Meyers and John Oliver. Read more...

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John Oliver tries to sell his very own $1 million wet wipes the Alex Jones way


Radio host Alex Jones complained that Last Week Tonight only makes fun of him out of context, so John Oliver took that as an opportunity to make fun of him in full context. 

On the show Sunday night, Oliver took a deeper look at just how outrageous the claims Alex Jones makes on his show are. Later in the show, Jack McBrayer made an appearance as Alex Jones' trusted "doctor" to sell a special NSFW product, rivaled only by Jones' own line of wellness products. 

Oliver urged everyone to buy his and only his product because, in the words of Jones, any other product could kill you.  Read more...

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Human voice of reason John Oliver to play bird voice of reason in ‘The Lion King’


Millions of Americans look to John Oliver as a voice of reason in trying times, and now it appears the animal kingdom will be doing the same.

The Last Week Tonight host is joining Disney's The Lion King in the voice of Zazu, the avian worrywart who serves as advisor to lion kings Mufasa, Scar, and Simba. 

The Wrap broke the news. Donald Glover leads the Lion King voice cast as Simba. James Earl Jones plays Mufasa, reprising his role from the 1994 animated movie. Also set to star are Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner as Pumbaa and Timon, respectively.

Jon Favreau is directing the new Lion King, which is billed as a "live-action" remake. In this case, however, "live-action" really just means hyperrealistic CG animation — think Disney's recent re-do of The Jungle Book, also directed by Favreau. Read more...

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John Oliver explains why your local TV news might be filled with right-wing stories


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver wants you to think about your local TV news. 

On Sunday, he ran a segment about Sinclair Broadcast Group, which could soon complete a merger with Tribune Media that would let it reach 2.2 million households. 

The problem? Sinclair sometimes forces its stations to run right-wing stories, commentary, and commercials during local TV news broadcasts. 

Sadly, Sinclair stations won't run Last Week Tonight's disclaimer starring Steve Schirripa from The Sopranos. 

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