John Oliver on Trump’s ‘pathological lack of empathy’ after mass shootings

The Last Week Tonight host has criticised the president for his response to recent mass shootings John Oliver has criticised Donald Trumps behaviour after recent mass shooting, calling out his pathological lack of empathy. On his HBO show Last Week Tonight, the British comic said that Trumps visit to a hospital in El Paso went exactly as well as youd expect after footage surfaced of the president bragging about the size of his crowd at a Texas rally. We all know how Trump struggles to do the bare minimum of being a president but its still genuinely shocking just how much he struggles to do the bare minimum of being a fucking person, Oliver said. He continued to break down …

Fight and flight: how Glow continues to show women at their best and worst

In the third season of Netflixs consistently entertaining comedy series about female wrestlers, characters are allowed to be messy in and out of the ring In the opening scene of season three of Glow, the Netflix comedy about a group of misfit actors who end up becoming female wrestlers, an interviewer speaks with the co-leads Debbie and Ruth about their shows exciting move to Las Vegas. Both women are dressed as their respective wrestling personas, Liberty Bell, the beautiful all-American girl defending the USA and Zoya the Destroyer, her slinky nemesis from Soviet Russia. True to their parts, Liberty Bell delightedly extols the wonders of Vegas while Zoya complains that the glitzy town is a revolting display of capitalism. Then, …

Trevor Noah: Fox News seems to forget that guns are everywhere in America

Late-night hosts address the coverage of mass gun violence in America, from Fox News distractions to Trumps visit to El Paso Trevor Noah On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah continued to address this weekends deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, as he debunked conservative commentators attempts to distract from the issue of guns. While many legislators are seeking to expand background checks, reinstate the assault weapons ban or ban high-capacity magazines, according to [former Arkanasas governor Mike] Huckabee and many people on the right, the real problem in America is not access to guns, its a lack of access to God. pic.twitter.com/IfMk5UeUZP the New York Timess Original Article : HERE ;

Samantha Bee on Mueller’s testimony: ‘Like watching depressed paint dry’

Late-night hosts focused on Robert Muellers much-watched live testimony and how it might affect Trumps presidency Late-night hosts discussed Robert Muellers live testimony and how it might affect Donald Trumps presidency. Samantha Bee On Full Frontal, Samantha Bee showed footage from how Fox chose to cover proceedings, with a cameo appearance from a very tanned Rudy Giuliani. Even his hair is tanned! she said. Wow, someones out to bag another cousin. Well, hes a cousin-fucker. During Muellers testimony, which saw him answer questions about the contents of his extensive two-year report on possible collusion with Russia, Bee said that he looked like he aged 10 years. She continued: He gave his testimony with all the enthusiasm and passion of a …

Emmys 2019: Game of Thrones leads race with record 32 nominations

The final season of the fantasy drama leads the pack while The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Fleabag, Chernobyl and When They See Us follow behind Game of Thrones leads this years Emmy nominations with a record 32 nods, with The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Chernobyl close behind. The final season of HBOs fantasy hit received mixed reviews from critics but Americas television academy placed it at the top of this years long list of shows, with recognition for actors Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in the categories of lead actor and actress in a drama series as well as seven further actors in the two support categories. Last year the show reigned supreme with seven awards, including for best drama. The …

Love Island USA: are Americans ready to crack on with the remake?

The sun-and-sex ratings hit has made its way across the Atlantic with a fancier villa, a cast of toned singletons and a less-than-compelled audience Theres something oddly poetic and strangely redundant about a stateside spin on ITV2s feverishly compulsive hit Love Island. Its an American remake of a British dating show modelled on a dusty American blueprint, making it the televisual equivalent of translating colloquialisms before then translating them back. After an ambitious marketing blitz, this week has seen the malformed Franken-product finally lumbering its way on to US screens, and, so far, its looking like it could face a particularly cold summer. Launched on CBS, Americas biggest network, and the same one that still scores solid ratings for Big …

Scream is back! But does the horror genre need Ghostface any more?

The slasher movie has been rebooted once again for the small screen but in 2019, it might not be quite so welcome In the 23 years since the release of Scream, the horror genre has both violently expanded and brutally contracted. Theres been been a wealth of films and shows populated by a variety of evils, from Swedish maypole cults, but those featuring masked villains holding gleaming kitchen knives have mostly faded into the darkness. The slasher movie formula, which sees a group of attractive teenage archetypes stalked by a stab-happy killer, originated in the 1970s but was resurrected by Wes Craven and Kevin Williamsons meta-horror which, in turn, also resurrected the entire genre, leading us to the scary movie …

Carrie Underwood: ‘I’d put on a happy face, then go home and fall apart’

As she prepares to take Glastonbury by storm, the country star opens a bottle of red wine and talks about the personal tragedy that coloured her new songs Saturday night on the banks of the Ohio River, and the most American of scenes is unfolding. At the Ball Park, the Cincinnati Reds are playing the Texas Rangers, while at the US Bank Arena next door American Idol, triumphing in the TV talent shows fourth season in 2005, Underwood has since recorded six albums, sold over 65m records, won seven Grammys, and earned more than $83m (65m). She is beautiful and blonde, and married to a retired ice hockey player: at first glance an unlikely addition to the Worthy Farm lineup. …

Farewell, Jessica Jones: the last woman standing in the Marvel-Netflix era

With Marvels owner, Disney, preparing its own streaming service, Netflix is throwing in the towel. But Krysten Ritters street-level superhero always did know how to have the last word Marvels sprawling legion of big-screen heroes managed to bounce back from not been so lucky. Netflixs experiment with Marvel characters ends today with the launch of the third and final season of Jessica Jones, the hard-living private eye played by Krysten Ritter whose uncanny abilities include hugely enhanced strength and nuclear-level eye-rolling. It pulls the plug on a headlong universe-building exercise that, from a seemingly standing start, produced an impressive 12 seasons of TV in just four years, encompassing the overlapping adventures of blind butt-kicker Daredevil (three seasons), bulletproof charmer Luke …

Stephen Colbert on Ben Carson: Not a rocket scientist, only a brain surgeon

Late-night hosts poked fun at the possibility of the presidents case being seen by Merrick Garland and Ben Carsons Oreo error Late-night hosts focused on Donald Trumps latest failure in court and the prospect of one of his cases being seen by the former supreme court nominee Merrick Garland. Stephen Colbert The Late Show with Stephen Colbert opened with a direct jab at the presidents losing battle with Congress, with the host telling his audience: If you pay attention, you know that Donald Trump and Congress are fighting. I would say theyre at each others throats but its hard to find the throat under all the old man jowl in there. Colbert then focused on the report of Trump blocking …

Watchmen trailer: HBO reveals first look at superhero series

The network hopes to follow the end of Game of Thrones with another blockbuster series, an adaptation of the cult graphic novel The final Game of Thrones episodes might be bringing HBO record ratings but they are also the last gasps of the networks biggest show, leaving a rather worrisome hole in need of filling. While projects within the same universe are in development, HBO is hoping that a swifter replacement might be found in the shape of Watchmen. The graphic novel, previously adapted for the big screen in 2009 by Zack Snyder, has been reimagined for the small screen by Damon Lindelof, whose shows include Lost and The Leftovers. The newly released trailer showcases a dark, anarchic tone and …

Hail to the Veep: the best and most brutal comedy of the century

Over seven seasons, Veeps bipartisan skewering of the bozos of Beltway political culture has made it unimpeachably perfect. It will be missed As HBOs Veep enters its seventh and final season, we should reflect on the maxim that all political careers end in failure. Selina Meyers career started with failure and she has been failing spectacularly ever since. When we first encountered her, in the series premiere in 2012, she had failed to secure her partys presidential nomination after casually referring to one of her staffers as a retard at a fundraiser. Such a defeat would end a lesser woman, but wood-chopping campaign commercial. If The West Wing often felt like a homily from an out-of-touch pastor, Veep is the …