Stephen Colbert sympathetically mocks White House concerns about Trump lying to Robert Mueller

President Trump “remains on vacation, but it’s a working vacation, because he’s still lying,” Stephen Colbert said on Thursday’s Late Show. According to one tally, Trump told 132 falsehoods last week, or 19 lies a day, almost five times his average, he noted. “Wow, that is impressive! How does he keep up that pace? Does he wear some sort of wrist tracker, the Fibbit?” Trump debuted some big new whoppers, and Colbert ran through some, conceding that with Trump’s “tendency to cheat on facts,” his lawyers — and Fox News pundits — have a point about him not sitting down to talk with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. But Colbert had an idea: “He could not lie.”

Since “his lawyers know that’s not an option,” he added, they are gunning to neuter Mueller by severely limiting the questions he can ask Trump. Colbert offered an analogy: “Look, you can ask my client, Jeffrey Dahmer, about anything you want — other than murder and dinner.”

The Late Show dramatized the White House demands for Mueller’s questions.

Colbert moved on to the Oscars and Drake’s plan to trademark the phrase “God’s Plan,” not just for his song but also merchandise and a TV game show. “I can’t wait for God’s Plan the game show,” Colbert joked, imagining what might look like (and feel like: painful). “Still, hard to believe Drake is trying to trademark ‘God’s Plan,'” he said. “I mean, you have to wonder how the Almighty feels about that.” And the Late Show ceiling God came out and told him. Watch below.

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A cadre of Trump fans spent $1,000 to plaster L.A. with easily removable Donald Trump Hollywood stars

It seems somehow fitting that a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame has become a symbolic battleground for America’s stark divide on President Trump. The Donald Trump star, in honor of The Apprentice, has been destroyed twice in the past two years, most recently in late July. The man who claimed responsibility for taking a pickax to Trump’s star, Austin Clay, was bailed out of jail by James Otis, the man who took a sledgehammer to the star in November 2016. And the West Hollywood City Council just voted unanimously to remove the star over his treatment of women, a decision that isn’t theirs to make.

But the fear of losing the Trump star was enough to spur a group of Trump-loving street artists to jump into action, and on Wednesday night, they installed dozens of vinyl Donald Trump stars on blank squares around the stars of Trump critics. “Keep taking down the @realDonaldTrump star, and we will further spread Trump Derangement Syndrome by installing a never ending stream of stars,” the group, calling themselves The Faction, wrote on Twitter, with video of their work.

The unidentified conservative street artist who made the realistic-looking Trump stickers told The Hollywood Reporter he spent $1,000 on the first batch of stars, with the money coming at least partly from “a young and anonymous entrepreneur.” “If no one peels these off, they could last there for 10 years,” the artist said, but it’s a good thing The Faction took pictures, because cleaning crews and employees of stores along Hollywood Blvd. began removing the stars at 5 a.m. Thursday.

The Faction isn’t the only group going to silly lengths to make a brief, symbolic stand on the Donald Trump star. In a bout of world-class trolling, two men …read more

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Kanye West explains his ‘love’ for Trump to Jimmy Kimmel, goes silent on whether Trump loves brown people

It was more than three minutes into Jimmy Kimmel’s interview with Kanye West on Thursday’s Kimmel Live before Kimmel brought up West’s famously warm feelings for President Trump. Kimmel noted the strong, mixed reactions when West came out as a Trump supporter and asked if he thinks Trump is a good president. West tackled the first part, talking about choosing “love” over “fear” when he put on his MAGA hat.

“What it represented to me, it’s not about policies — because I’m not a politician like that — but it represented overcoming fear and doing what you felt, no matter what anyone says,” West said. “Liberals can’t bully me, news can’t bully me, the hip hop community, they can’t bully me. Because at that point, if I’m afraid to be me, I’m no longer Ye.” He added that he quite enjoys enraging people, then went on to discuss his views on slavery, being caught in a “simulation,” and societal views on children, with a zinger: “We are too protective. We always don’t want someone to get hurt — can you imagine me talking to my publicist before I said I’m going on TV again?”

West returned to love, and said society would be better if we treated everyone as our family, and Kimmel called that a “beautiful thought” then brought it back around to Trump. “In literal terms, there are families being torn apart at the border of this country … as a result of what this president is doing,” he said. “Whether we like his personality or not, his actions are really what matter. I mean, you so famously and powerfully said George Bush doesn’t care about black people. It makes me wonder what makes you think Donald Trump does, or any …read more

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Hip hop stars read mean tweets about themselves for Jimmy Kimmel

Even though it was rap and hip hop artists reading mean tweets about themselves on Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, they still read their insults under the dulcet and melancholy arpeggios of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts.” 50 Cent turned his mean tweet in to a PSA, Eve showed off a tattoo, Remy Ma offered to fight her mean-tweeter, and other musicians pulled faces or offered mild protest. T-Pain took his lumps with a grin and no auto-tune, but he had some technical difficulties near the end. Watch below.

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