Month: January 2018

Samantha Bee defends against any #MeToo backlash on Full Frontal

On last night’s episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Bee opened her weekly TBS show by examining how there’s already a backlash against the #MeToo movement, or as Bee jokingly calls the backlash, the #YouTooLoud movement. Bee said the “Shitty Media Men” list that was so popular and anonymous it got taken down by its creator after only 12 hours never meant to equate rape with other shitty behavior. “Literally nobody is saying they’re the same! The list wasn’t called ‘Rapists & Other People Whose 100% Verified Crimes I Consider to be Equal to Rape.’ What many fail...

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Natasha Leggero reveals James Toback harrassed her, too #MeToo

Natasha Leggero, eight months pregnant with her first child with husband Moshe Kasher, appeared last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the third season of Another Period, which premieres on Comedy Central next Tuesday. When Leggero jokingly mentioned not naming the baby Harvey Weinstein, Kimmel asked if she, too, has a #MeToo story. “Every woman has!” Leggero replied. “Sexual harassment happens so much to women that maybe I should lay down now. Sexual harassment happens so much I actually forget I was sexually harassed by a big Hollywood producer.” She then recounted meeting movie director James Toback when...

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Review: Katt Williams, “Great America” on Netflix

Katt Williams knows that comedy is show business, and you need to know both the business and how to put on a show. Williams told me that this morning in an exclusive interview for my podcast, Last Things First, and he certainly still delivers when it’s time to shine. His four HBO specials have been great. I recently rewatched 2008’s It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’, also now on Netflix, although my favorite special of his remains his 2014 effort directed by Spike Lee, Priceless: Afterlife. His new hour and first for Netflix, Great America, demonstrates that no matter what you see...

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Tiffany Haddish for Groupon

Tiffany Haddish loves Groupon so much, the online discount company decided to return the favor and make Haddish the company spokesperson! As the company explained yesterday: “Tiffany Haddish likes us. No, she really, really likes us. We were tickled when we heard her tell a story about taking certain A-listers on a Groupon swamp tour in New Orleans. We knew she had a blast, but we thought using Groupon was a one-off thing for Tiffany. Then we learned that the actress and comedian legitimately loves us and has been using Groupon for ages. What’s more, she still buys deals even...

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