Green Day Get Real About Their Anti-Trump Chant At The AMAs

When Green Day worked in a chant of “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist U.S.A.!” into their functionality at the 2016 American Music Awards, it became one particular of the most talked-about moments of the ceremony, one particular in line with the spark of their personal politically charged American Idiot.

They performed the very same song, “Bang Bang,” on The Late Late Show with James Corden Monday evening (November 22), and opened up to the host about why they addressed the president-elect from their stage.

“We didn’t rehearse it,” singer Billie Joe Armstrong told Corden. He pointed out that the origin of the chant came from yet another band, MDC, and that they had been — no shocker here — floored by the election final results. “We’re just as considerably in shock as everybody else is about this, but, I feel with the AMAs, for us, it was a excellent begin to challenge him about all his ignorant policies and racism.”

American Idiot, their 2004 album that saw accomplishment as a completely staged musical in 2010 (and will quickly see the small-screen treatment on HBO), was written as a response to their dissatisfaction with George W. Bush’s presidency.

Would they really feel compelled to create one particular about Trump’s? Corden broaches the topic, and Armstrong chuckles prior to saying that if they did, it’d likely be called The Morning Soon after.


&#039I Create About Awful Folks,&#039 Says Gay Talese

The Voyeur's Motel

Journalist Gay Talese has never ever shied away from controversial topics. He took on the mafia in Honor Thy Father and dove deep into America’s sex life in Thy Neighbor’s Wife. But even Talese paused when he very first heard about the Manor House Motel in Aurora Colo., back in 1980. Innkeeper Gerald Foos had outfitted his motel with a particular platform which permitted him to spy on his guests — and he invited Talese to take a peek as nicely. Talese, a man of seemigly insatiable curiosity, did just that. But Foos demanded anonymity, so Talese decided not to write about the experience. Till now.

His new book The Voyeur’s Motel is based on Foos’ journals, and Talese is already on the defensive about it. Last week, after the Washington Post unearthed some discrepancies in Foos’s story, Talese disavowed the book — then swiftly changed his thoughts and now says the Post was wrong, and he stands by his story. He tells NPR’s Lynn Neary that he was extremely upset when the Post initially confronted him, since “for 60-some years, I’d been a reporter who took pride in acquiring the facts proper, and I was now told I got the information wrong.”

Interview Highights

On whether he thinks Foos created up his account of witnessing a murder

Talese: No I don’t. … He admitted that he saw this woman getting strangled. And Foos is a former football player, hefty guy, big guy, muscle. He did not do something to help her, he stayed in a cowardly way up in the attic. I thought, “This is the worst thing I can create about this guy … No 1 who ever reads this book is going to ever, ever have any sympathy for him simply because he’s showing himself a coward.”

Lynn Neary: But you did not report it either.

I keep secrets. I respect when folks inform me it’s off the record, it’s off the record. And I was off the record for 32 years with this voyeur, Gerald Foos. I kept my word to the voyeur, who was a despicable guy.

Talese: That’s true. That is true. And I am vulnerable to what ever you or any person else desires to say. I did not do it. How do I justify this to you or to anyone? Properly, as a reporter, I protect sources. I once dealt with the mafia for six, seven years. I safeguard sources. I was dealing with killers and I wasn’t calling the cops. My complete life, though — not to justify it, but let me tell you — has always been, I’m significantly less a particular person than a reporter. I keep secrets. I respect when people inform me it is off the record, it is off the record. And I was off the record for 32 years with this voyeur, Gerald Foos. I kept my word to the voyeur, who was a despicable guy. But I’ve dealt with despicable individuals, like killers and the mafia prior to. I’ve been by means of this. That’s no excuse, but that is the way I am.

On how the book turn its readers into voyeurs themselves

You really feel like a voyeur, but I tell you, I was a voyeur ahead of I met Gerald Foos. Reporters are voyeurs. I also felt as a boy so curious about men and women — I was born in a very strict Catholic background. My Catholicism is not today what it was in the postwar 1940s. [It was] filled with guilt and censorship, since the church — my church, my boyhood church — fostered censorship. You shouldn’t study this, you can not read that dirty book, you cannot consider this … that is my planet. It really is not a excellent globe, but it is what formed me as a curious individual. And perhaps also some appreciation for a damaging light simply because we all aspired to be living in a heavenly light when I was a boy, an altar boy. And so the devil type of attracted me due to the fact it was part of nature that was being censored or I was being advised to stay away. And I did not keep away due to the fact I am a tiny bit drawn to what is forbidden. That is not a great defense, but that is me.

On regardless of whether, having dealt with Foos, he developed a dark view of humanity

That is accurate, but … that’s been true of me long before I met the voyeur. Thy Neighbor’s Wife, I was worse off than I am now. I was a reporter of the darkness of our democracy and I was vilified, OK? I am not the initial. … But this is the voice of free America. Very first Amendment. You can create about awful folks and I create about awful people on a lot of occasions. I want to report the dark side, since, I imply, I just pick the incorrect individuals — to most people’s opinion, but to me they are the appropriate individuals. So I have a issue: It really is communicating to a polite audience and justifying what it is that I want to write and how I go about it. And I do get close to my men and women. I imply it really is accurate, I get close, but that’s all I can tell you.

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Not My Job: How Considerably Does Producer Norman Lear Know About Learjets?

Norman Lear poses for a portrait during the Sundance Film Festival in January.

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There was a time, about 1975, when all the most-watched Television shows — All in the Household, Maude, The Jeffersons, Good Occasions — had a single factor in frequent: They have been made by Norman Lear. Now, at the age of 93, Lear is featured in a new documentary about his life and profession referred to as Norman Lear: Just An additional Version of You.

Click the hyperlink above to listen as we quiz Lear on Learjets, the private planes that became the should-have accessory for the extremely rich starting back in the 1960s.



And now the game exactly where people who have had a lifetime of accomplishment appreciate a few moments of something else. It’s called Not My Job. There was a time around 1975, 1976 exactly where all the most-watched Television shows – “All In The Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons,” “Very good Instances” and others had one issue in common. They had been developed by a single man, Norman Lear. He’s the guy who saved Television from “The Flying Nun” and produced it secure for “The Simpsons.”


SAGAL: At the age of 93…


SAGAL: Ninety-3 – there’s a new documentary about his incredible life and career. We are absolutely thrilled to talk to him right now. Norman Lear, welcome to WAIT WAIT… Don’t Tell ME.

NORMAN LEAR: Thank you, thank you, thank you.


LEAR: So far a pleasure to be right here.

SAGAL: I know. Properly, it’s early but. We’ll see what we can do. I was a single of the many individuals who grew up on “All In The Family” and all of your Television show, so it really is like you programmed my childhood. I did not comprehend many of the issues that were happening, but it was nevertheless funny, which was sort of wonderful. When you were doing all these shows, have been you worried that some of the stuff would be going over your audience’s head?

LEAR: No. I imply, not at all. What we had been undertaking was dealing with subjects and issues and so forth that families everywhere were dealing with.

SAGAL: I keep in mind saying to my grandmother what does that word mean? And she’s like I don’t know.


SAGAL: I do want to ask you ’cause I had I saw – there was a mention of this in your documentary – what was Tv like ahead of “All In The Household?” It was extremely silly, proper?

LEAR: You know, it was – you know, “Flying Nun” and “Petticoat Junction” and “Beverly Hillbillies” and so forth. The greatest issue the average family faced might have been that the roast was ruined and the boss was coming to dinner.

SAGAL: Right.

LEAR: You know, for a lengthy time, I heard folks tell me hey pal, if you got a message there’s Western Union. You do not use tv.

SAGAL: Proper.

LEAR: If that’s the greatest difficulty America faces in the shows we mention…

SAGAL: Yeah.

LEAR: …Then what is that message? The message is all correct, no financial troubles. There are no racial problems. Politically, everyone is content. That was pretty wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling message.

SAGAL: Proper. I know on the other hand, if it had been true that the worst dilemma we had was the roast was burnt and our boss was coming, that would have been excellent.

LEAR: Effectively (laughter) I just stole that. That was one particular.

SAGAL: Yeah, I know. I know.


SAGAL: So the quintessential Tv dad was, like, you know, Fred MacMurray on “My Three Sons” or Ozzie and Harriet or all these guys. And you bring in Archie Bunker. And first of all, what did the networks say?

LEAR: The network – effectively, I will tell you the most significant difficulty they had with the extremely very first show.

SAGAL: Correct.

LEAR: Archie and Edith had been at church. It was a Sunday morning. It was their their 20th wedding anniversary. Mike and Gloria – that is the young couple – who have been making a surprise brunch for them. And they came in – but initial, just before they came back back from church, which they left early because Archie hated the sermon, they – the young little ones ran upstairs. They had the property alone for the very first time, and then Mike persuaded Gloria to run upstairs with him. And they were going to make adore. As soon as they get upstairs, the door opens and Archie and Edith walk in. He’s carrying on about the minister and so forth. And the kids are gone. But they hear the door, and they come running down the stairs, buttoning up and such. And Archie says 11:30 on a Sunday morning.


LEAR: And the network stated has to go. Now, we had been through all of his vocabulary and everything else – all of these arguments. But now it is the day that the show is going to go on the air, and they wanted that out.

SAGAL: Yeah, now, what did they want out? The indication…

LEAR: They wanted him – his line 11:30 on a Sunday morning – it had to come out. Why did it have to come out? Because that was producing the audience think of what was going on upstairs.

SAGAL: Genuinely? So you could have the actors coming downstairs buttoning up their garments, indicating what they have been carrying out. So what did you do?

LEAR: The show was on – or just about to go on in New York, it was 3 hours earlier in California – when I got a telephone contact that stated the line will in. Until that moment, I was saying take the line out in New York, and I will not be right here tomorrow morning.

SAGAL: Genuinely? You threatened to quit.

LEAR: Properly, it wasn’t as brave as it sounds. United Artists had offered me a 3-picture deal to write, create and direct.



SAGAL: So what the heck?

LEAR: What the heck?

SAGAL: Did – I have to ask you some thing. You are, as we speak, 93 years old.

LEAR: I will be 94 next month.

SAGAL: Ninety-4 subsequent month.


SAGAL: So do you have any ideas for these of us who would like to arrive at 93 as spry and as productive and happy as you are?

LEAR: What occurred to me first is two easy words…

SAGAL: Yeah.

LEAR: …Possibly as basic as any two words in the English language – more than and next.

SAGAL: More than and subsequent.

LEAR: And we don’t pay adequate attention to them.

LEAR: When something is more than, it is over…

DICKINSON: Oh my God, I love that.

SAGAL: Yeah.

LEAR: …And we are on to subsequent.

SAGAL: Proper.

LEAR: And if there have been – there was to be a hammock in the middle…

SAGAL: Yeah.

LEAR: …Between over and subsequent, that would be what is meant by living in the moment.

SAGAL: Correct.

DICKINSON: That’s brilliant.

SAGAL: That is quite great.

DICKINSON: That is brilliant.


LEAR: I reside in this moment.

SAGAL: Norman Lear, we have asked you here to play a game we’re calling…

BILL KURTIS: What’s That, Up In The Sky? It’s A $ 20 Million Toy.

SAGAL: So you are Norman Lear, so we believed we’d ask you about Learjets, the famous private planes that became the need to-have accessory for the really wealthy beginning back in the ’60s. Answer 2 out of three properly, you will win our prize for one of our listeners. Bill, who is Television legend Norman Lear playing for?

KURTIS: Kate Vanderzee of Lincoln, Neb.

SAGAL: All appropriate, so you prepared to do this?

LEAR: I’m prepared.

SAGAL: All correct, here’s your very first question about Learjets. It is, in fact, about Bill Lear, the inventor of the Learjet. He was an remarkable entrepreneur and inventor. He invented a lot of other things in addition to the jet, such as what? A, the single-serve fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt cup, B, the 8-track tape player, or C, the silicone breast implant?



SAGAL: You are going to say that Norman Lear invented the silicone breast implant.

LEAR: No, William Lear.

SAGAL: Oh, I am sorry. You happen to be Norman Lear.


SAGAL: I usually get you two confused…


SAGAL: …Which is why my – the tv shows I watch are terrible and my plane does not fly.


ADAM BURKE: Can we all appreciate that the 93-year-old knows who he was?

DICKINSON: Yeah, I enjoy that.


SAGAL: Who’s correcting whom? So you’re going to say that Bill Lear, William Lear is the guy who designed the silicone breast implant?

LEAR: Yes.

SAGAL: No. In fact, it was the 8-track tape player. It is accurate. It was a adhere to-up. He invented the very first sensible auto radio.

LEAR: Yeah, that’s what I thought. But every single time I say it, it comes breast.

SAGAL: Funny how that operates.


DICKINSON: You still got it. You got it.

SAGAL: Is that what you told the network censors? I meant to say what you wanted. It came out incorrect. All correct, you still have two far more possibilities, Norman. Here we go. Mr. Lear was known for his sense of humor, considerably like you, I guess. And he when demonstrated his sense of humor by carrying out what? A, naming his daughter Shanda, as an Shanda Lear…



SAGAL: …B, marketing a plane for his rich buyers with windows that had been specially treated so you couldn’t see the poor far beneath you, or C, sewing in a whoopee cushion into the pilot seat on every new plane.


LEAR: Shanda Lear.

SAGAL: You happen to be correct.



SAGAL: It is accurate. He has a daughter – still does. She’s still about. Her name is Shanda Lear. Wikipedia says her complete name is Crystal Shanda Lear, but I never think that.



SAGAL: All proper, this is fascinating. So if you get this one proper, you win our prize. The Learjet became renowned in the 1960s because Frank Sinatra purchased one particular and flew all his Rat Pack pals around the world on it. Sinatra loved private jets. He would only fly in them, but he was a small weird about how he traveled.

He did which of these? A, he liked to dress as a flight attendant and served drinks, B, he stocked the galley with only canned franks and beans which he liked to consume cold, or C, he was truly terrified of flying so he had photographs of nation roads taped to the windows?


SAGAL: You happen to be going to go for C, that he actually was up in the air but he had photographs of country roads taped to the windows?

LEAR: Yeah.

SAGAL: You happen to be going to stick with that answer that…

LEAR: That is all I’ve got.

SAGAL: Really?


SAGAL: Sadly, the answer was the canned franks and beans. Apparently, he was known for his straightforward tastes in meals. He didn’t want anything fancy. He just would sit there and consume canned meals…

DICKINSON: That sounds…

LEAR: I don’t think it for a second.

SAGAL: Genuinely?


DICKINSON: That sounds really nasty, trapped in a plane.

BURKE: Is there something higher than sitting on a Learjet consuming franks and beans listening to Frank Sinatra on an eight-track player?

KURTIS: Nothing at all better. Bill, how did Norman Lear do on our quiz? Norman got two incorrect, 2 out of 3. But if we issue in his 93-year-old handicap, he’s a winner.



SAGAL: Norman Lear is the television legend behind shows like “All In The Family,” “The Jeffersons,” “Great Instances” and many other individuals that you grew up loving. The documentary about Norman Lear’s life “Just Another Version Of You” is out next week.

Norman Lear, thank you so a lot for every little thing you did and…

LEAR: Thank you so much…

SAGAL: …And for being with us.

LEAR: Bye.

SAGAL: Bye-bye.


SAGAL: In just a minute, Bill Kurtis floats up, up and away. It’s the Listener Limerick Challenge. Contact 1-888-WAIT-WAIT to join us on the air. We’ll be back in a minute with much more of WAIT WAIT… Never Tell ME from NPR.

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We Know Nothing, (About) Jon Snow As &#039Game Of Thrones&#039 Returns

Will Kit Harington's Jon Snow — seen here after a seemingly fatal attack at the end of season five — survive? No one knows.

Will Kit Harington’s Jon Snow — noticed here following a seemingly fatal attack at the end of season 5 — survive? No a single knows. HBO hide caption

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Let’s call this the opposite of a spoiler alert: An acknowledgement that Tv critics don’t know much about Game of Thrones’s sixth season, which starts Sunday.

That is since some knucklehead last year leaked new episodes of the fifth season on-line ahead of they appeared on HBO. So producers of the show and HBO executives decided this season no one — except, it seems President Obama — would get an early appear at new episodes.

Which signifies I have no spoilers about the new season.

Or do I?

“Are you afraid?” Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister asks in a trailer for the show’s new season. “You need to be. You happen to be in the fantastic game now. And the great game is terrifying.”

That short speech is among several tidbits HBO has revealed from the upcoming season. Simply because fans pore over every single moment to attempt guess what’s in store, there’s a lot of speculation about what could be coming.

In a way, it’s a shrewdly calculated approach to publicize the show while controlling spoilers. The cast and producers have appeared everywhere from Jimmy Kimmel Reside to the pages of Entertainment Weekly, speaking up just the story points authorized by HBO and the showrunners.

For example, the Entertainment Weekly story centers on the show’s most prominent female characters, such as Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys, the mother of dragons. In the piece, she pushes back against charges that the show is sexist and as well often shows sexual violence against females.

Even though with no a appear at the episodes to come, critics like me can only say: We’ll see.

Peruse the a variety of trailers, clips and analyses and you’ll uncover a surprising quantity of data. (Right here, by the way, is exactly where a spoiler alert is appropriate: we’ll talk about a few developments and theories about upcoming storylines.)

In 1 scene, we see tortured eunuch servant Reek fleeing in a snow-covered wasteland with Sansa Stark. Last season, their leap from a parapet at Winterfell castle provided a bit of a cliffhanger: Are they dead or alive? New footage shows them operating from soldiers.

In other clips, there are big battle scenes, characters on the run, a certain major character in captivity. In one more scene, incestuous couple Cersei and Jaime Lannister are reunited, mourning the death of their daughter.

It really is a pivotal time for Game of Thrones, as all of the plots will now extend beyond the storylines of George R.R. Martin’s published books. Martin has reportedly consulted with producers so they know the significant story points in his next book, The Winds of Winter.

Tv shows primarily based on books, like ‘Dexter’ or ‘The Walking Dead,’ frequently appear to function best when they make alternatives based on what performs ideal for tv, and not on sticking to a well-known text.

Frankly, that is a situation I favor. Tv shows based on books, like Dexter or The Walking Dead, typically seem to work best when they make alternatives based on what works best for television, and not on sticking to a popular text.

At a time when HBO is struggling to generate effective new dramas, Game of Thrones wants as considerably room to maneuver as attainable. It really is HBO’s most well-known series — its crown jewel — utilized to entice individuals into subscribing to the channel. HBO is giving cable subscribers free access this weekend to sample the Game of Thrones and it’s currently renewed the series for 2017.

But look at how AMC’s hit The Walking Dead has jerked around fans — producing it appear appear characters have been killed only to reveal they haven’t — and you speedily see the pitfalls of operating a common, aging show. Every season should supply surprising plot developments that even longtime fans can not predict. There require to be moments that are outlandish sufficient to go viral, but not so crazy that enthusiasts really feel manipulated or deceived.

So this season has got to work, and operate well, for each Game of Thrones and HBO. Most of all it really is got to answer the query: Is hero Jon Snow, who we saw knifed to death final season, actually dead? And even if he is dead, may possibly he rise once again?

Can not wait to get some answers, correct alongside a lot of of you, on Sunday night,

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&#039Farm To Fable&#039? Tampa Probe Finds Numerous Restaurants Lie About Sourcing

The Tampa Bay Times spent two months investigating where local eateries were really getting their ingredients. Many of their &quotfarm-to-table&quot claims proved to be bogus.

The Tampa Bay Instances spent two months investigating exactly where local eateries had been genuinely obtaining their components. A lot of of their “farm-to-table” claims proved to be bogus. B and G Images/Getty Pictures hide caption

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The farm-to-table trend has exploded not too long ago. Across the nation, menus proudly boast chickens bought from neighborhood farmers, pork from heritage breed pigs, vegetables grown from heirloom varieties. These restaurants are catering to diners who increasingly want to know exactly where their meals comes from — and that it is ethically, sustainably sourced.

But are these eateries just serving up lies?

Laura Reiley, the meals critic for the Tampa Bay Occasions, wanted to uncover out. So she undertook a rigorous two-month investigation of Tampa’s farm-to-table restaurants, tracking down their sourcing claims. Several off them turned out to be bogus.

Reiley spoke with NPR’s Ari Shapiro about her investigation. An edited transcript of their conversation is under.

You truth-checked dozens of these menus. You named the farms. And what did you locate?

A lot of of those nearby greens misted with unicorn tears are one thing else totally.

I believe that there’s a effective incentive to inform a story. We all want that story — it is a massive part of why we go out to eat. If a restaurant can give you that story about that pork chop that lived a content and delightful life from the beginning to its very last minute, that’s fantastic. And at times they are really serving you commodity pork.

And it’s not just that — it really is like, what claims to be Florida blue crab actually coming from India.

We did some DNA testing. It’s often illuminating when you do that. Unfortunately, it really is a lot simpler to do that on seafood than it is on meat.

And there is no way of testing if someone says these are organic , local heirloom tomatoes, and really they’re Mexican tomatoes, irradiated. There are no genetic markers or tests that will tell you that.

What got me interested in this topic is I’ve completed a lot of agriculture writing in the past couple of years in Florida, and met with a lot of farmers. And they’ve all groused about this a tiny bit. That they’re utilized as billboards at these restaurants. A restaurant may possibly purchase from them when or twice and then phase them out but keep them on the chalkboard or on the menu.

You talked to one pork producer who walked you through the finances of raising a hog, slaughtering it for meat. And the value of that pork chop on the plate would have been one thing like $ 40.

I consider that we as Americans have really come to anticipate inexpensive food. We spend a extremely modest quantity of our disposable revenue on food and restaurateurs have to cope with that. They have to figure out how to offer you food to us at a price we will spend, whilst acquiring the greatest ingredients that they can. And typically, as in any other business, it’s buy low and sell higher.

You confronted a lot of chefs about this and a lot of them gave you the same answer.

[They said:] “I guess that must come off the chalkboard.”

There were plenty of folks who had been honestly shocked to find something was still on the chalkboard or nonetheless on their menu a lot of months right after they’d purchased that product, and several other people that were just caught red-handed.

Your reporting was all completed in Tampa, but is there any explanation to believe that this issue is limited to this component of Florida?

Oh, I am certain it is a widespread phenomenon.

And I consider it is a type of arms escalation. In some ways, it may go back to the fact that perhaps 10 years ago, when we began acquiring actual farmers markets, we as shoppers began being capable to acquire great generate and wonderful heritage meats and those sorts of items. So it really is virtually like restaurants necessary to up the ante and claim even far more extravagant boutique products on their menus — factors that we, as customers, couldn’t acquire ourselves. So I comprehend why some of these claims are getting made.

So if I, as a customer, want to dine out responsibly and want to help neighborhood agriculture with out a huge carbon footprint — what must I do?

You’ve got to ask queries. I imply, I don’t know how comfortable I’d feel at a restaurant asking to see their invoices. But I consider we’re going to have to move in that path where … there’s a little much more consumer activism in terms of demanding a lot more transparency in the provenance of where we’re getting our food.

When you see those claims on the menu — naturally raised, or heritage breeds — I consider that they need to raise a red flag, and you should feel free of charge to ask more questions.

Is there a way to do it without getting that obnoxious type of diner who is straight out of the Portlandia sketch?

I consider price tag point ought to absolutely be an indicator — if it’s as well very good to be accurate, it almost certainly is not accurate. If you see that $ 10 lobster roll, some thing is fishy.

You are quite open in this post about the truth that you’ve written favorable restaurant evaluations for some of these areas that claimed farm-to-table philosophy and didn’t stick to it. Is this reporting in a way a mea culpa?

Absolutely. I am embarrassed. Some of the locations I’ve given the highest review in the past year and type of swooned over their farm-to-table stuff — I feel duped.

If I went into it with the idea that I was paying a premium for a distinct local meals or a sustainably-raised meals and I got some thing else, it truly does not matter how it tasted.

A single of the items that shocked me in this report is that a lot of the chefs who truly do adhere to the farm-to-table ethos do not wear it on their sleeves.

I feel there is a lot of farm-to-table fatigue amongst chefs. You know, it is like the term foodie itself. it begins to take on a kind of bankrupt, yucky demeanor after so a lot of folks have misused it.

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German Comedian&#039s Crude Poem About Turkish President Sparks Controversy

German police are providing protection for the controversial comedian Jan Boehmermann after he performed a crude poem criticizing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on German Television. Investigators are also seeking into whether Boehmermann could have violated German speech laws. NPR’s Robert Siegel speaks with Anton Troianovski of the Wall Street Journal about the controversy.

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Zendaya Gets Genuine About Cultural Appropriation: ‘You Cannot Inform Someone Not To Be Upset About It’

Zendaya isn’t right here for your cultural appropriation, and in a new interview with Popsugar, she opens up about why it’s such a issue.

“If some thing feels private to your culture or to your background,” the megastar stated, “then you take that personally and you feel impacted by it. You can’t tell an individual not to be upset about it.”

She’s speaking from expertise. Last year, Zendaya wore locs to the Oscars. She looked completely spectacular, but Fashion Police host and E! News correspondent Giuliana Rancic stated, “I really feel like she smells like patchouli oil … and possibly weed.”

Zendaya promptly fired back with a powerful response to Rancic’s “outrageously offensive” comment.

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Now a year later, she’s content to break down the meaning of cultural appropriation.

“Well, initial of all, braids are not new,” Zendaya stated when asked about celebrities like Kylie Jenner wearing cornrows. “Black ladies have been wearing braids for a very lengthy time. … It became new and fresh and entertaining, since it was on a person else other than a black woman. You know what I mean? So that is the frustration. That is where the culture appropriation element comes into play.”

She also shouted out Amandla Stenberg, who has spoken out about the identical issue.

“She [Amandla] wished society loved black people as a lot as they love black culture. That’s the truth,” Zendaya continued. “The credit gets taken away from us when we make certain statements or when we do certain factors. That is the frustration. Folks want to be around for the positives and the factors that we bring as far as culture, but they don’t want to be around when we have problems or when we’re acquiring shot in the streets. You know what I’m saying? You have to be there for the entire expertise. You cannot just choose when you want to be a part of our culture.” 🙌

Study Zendaya’s full interview with Popsugar right here.

I in no way fed my Neopets.



Ariana Grande Is The Only Very good Portion About This Bizarre Sketch Reduce From ‘SNL’

Ariana Grande’s Saturday Night Reside hosting debut went more than exceptionally nicely last weekend, thanks to her spot-on celebrity impressions, impressive comedic timing, and dazzling musical performances. In reality, the episode was so packed with hit segments, that not each bit produced the final cut — and judging by the newly surfaced vid of one particular of those sketches, that is in fact a truly, actually great point.

In the bizarre sketch, Ari invites two clueless co-workers, JoJo (Kyle Mooney) and BoBo (Beck Bennett), to her property for a March Madness celebration. A series of increasingly insane inquiries comply with, as the two dudes do not know when to arrive (now?), what to put on (ponchos?), or what to bring (nails and frogs?).

You may possibly muster a chuckle… but that may only be because of the moment Ari adorably almost breaks character. In addition to that, this 1 was possibly ideal left on the cutting space floor.

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