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Bristol Palin, Dakota Meyer End Marriage After Two Years, Birth of Daughter in May

Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer are calling it quits on their marriage less than a year after the birth of their second child Atlee Bay Meyer and only two years after they tied the knot, in what appears to have been a shotgun marriage that neither was ever, ahem, wedded to. Meyer was the one who apparently called it quits, according to divorce papers examined by London’s Daily Mail....

Sarah Palin Tries to Run Up Legal Bills in New York Times Defamation Suit

Sarah Palin must have a pretty deep pockets behind her defamation lawsuit against The New York Times. The former Alaskan governor has reportedly subpoenaed almost two dozen newspaper staffers, most of whom had nothing to do with the case. IM reported last month that the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate had filed the lawsuit, seemingly out of the blue, in a bid to “Gawker” the newspaper with expensive litigation. ...

Jimmy Fallon Emerges From Mist as Donald Trump in Hilarious Skit (see!)

Jimmy Fallon did a hilarious take on Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention last night on the “Tonight Show.” He emerged from the mist on stage just like the Donald, with a little Michael Jackson thrown in. Fallon has been doing spot-on Trump impersonations throughout the campaign. In fact, he’s become the Tina Fey of Trump impersonators. He captures The Donald’s essence as well as Fey’s Sarah Palin. ...

Donald Trump Too Ungodly for Iowa GOP Voters; Will Ted Cruz Sink Party?

Donald Trump proved to be too ungodly for Iowa’s Republican caucus voters. Evangelicals lined up for Ted Cruz and handed him the victory in the Midwestern state. But Trump’s defeat sends up red flags about the Republican Party’s ability to win the general election. Cruz may play well with conservative and religious Midwestern voters, but among all the Republican candidates, he has the least ability to attract cross-over voters. He’ll need them to win in November....

Sarah Palin Riled by PTSD Question on Today Show; Promise Broken? (see!)

Sarah Palin became defensive on the “Today” show this morning and claimed “promises were broken” after Savannah Guthrie ask her about comments she made that President Obama bares the blame for her son’s post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which purportedly contributed to his recent arrest. Palin, who appeared on the show principally to talk about her endorsement of Donald Trump, said she was “promised” no questions would be asked about her family....

Tina Fey Apes Sarah Palin in Hilarious Saturday Night Live Skit (Watch!)

Tina Fey’s uncanny ability to mimic Sarah Palin is as sharp as ever. She played the ditsy former vice presidential candidate opposite Darrell Hammond on “Saturday Night Live.” Fey captured Palin’s idiosyncratic endorsement of Donald Trump. Palin’s real endorsement of Trump during a campaign stop in Iowa would have been pretty hard to top. She rambled wildly and spoke in almost nonstop non sequiturs. But Fey was undaunted. ...

Sarah Palin Embraces Donald Trump: Is It Kiss of Death for His Campaign?

Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump may help solidify his support among hard-right Republicans. But it could turn out to be the kiss of death for his presidential campaign, should he win the party’s nomination for president. GOP Sen. John McCain selected her as his running mate in 2008. She proved to be a highly polarizing figure and he lost to President Obama. Not much has changed since then....

Bristol Palin Speaks After Marriage Scandal Wrecks Wedding Plans

Bristol Palin, the daughter of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has addressed the circumstances surrounding her failed wedding to former Marine and Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer, who became embroiled in a marriage scandal. Palin, 24, said in a post, titled “The Wedding That Didn’t Happen,” that she felt a need to “address the elephant-in-the-room.”...

Hillary Clinton Puts the ‘Hil’ in Hilarious in Saturday Night Live Open (watch!)

Hillary Clinton got a taste of what she will be up against on “Saturday Night Live,” once she kicks off her campaign for president. Would you believe cold, hard and calculating? Hello Dick Nixon. Clinton is expected to announce on today (Apr. 12) that she is launching her second campaign for president. Kate McKinnon owns the caricature of her as a hard-edged, polarizing pol totally lacking in warmth or charisma. Darrell Hammond plays Bill. ...

Hillary Clinton Gets SNL Takedown; Is She the Sarah Palin of 2016? (watch!)

Hillary Clinton signaled the beginning of the 2016 presidential campaign, not formally of course, but on “Saturday Night Live,” which may be just important to aspiring pols as winning the big primary states. Over the years, the sketch comedy show has had a field day with politicians and their screwy contortions–sometimes with devastating effect. Chevy Chase, of course, set the bar for SNL’s political satire back in the 1970s with his biting portrayal of then President Gerald Ford as a bumbling dolt....
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Julianne Moore Thumbs Nose at Sarah Palin After Emmy Win (watch)

Julianne Moore’s biggest critic of her role as Sarah Palin in “Game Change,” was Sarah Palin herself. But Moore got in the last dig. She won the best actress Emmy for a movie or minisreries for her portrayal in the HBO drama about Palin’s selection as John McCain’s vice presidential running mate. The movie was based on the book by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Moore faced the difficult task of capturing Palin’s character without veering into the “Saturday Night Live” caricature that Tiny Fey made so popular....

Emmy Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland Surprise Winners

“Homeland” and “Game Change,” two television shows grounded in current events, were the big winners at the Primetime Emmy Awards last night (Sept. 23), besting previous winners like “Mad Men,” “Downton Abbey,” and “Game of Thrones,” all of which are rooted in fantasy or the past. Danes was up against formidable competition from veteran actresses: Glenn Close in “Damages,” Kathy Bates in “Harry’s Law,” Julianna Marguiles in “The Good Wife, Michelle Dockery in “Downton Abby” and Elizabeth Moss in “Mad Men.”...

Paul Ryan’s Marathon Lie: Should This Worry Us?

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was forced to acknowledge he lied when he said he ran a marathon in under three hours, but only after he was called out on it by the news media. Is this just braggadocio or does it raise questions about his grip on reality. Ryan’s convention speech was riddled with factual inaccuracies that went beyond mere misstatements of facts. He engaged in outright, seemingly willful distortions. Is there a pattern here?...
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Obama Pit Bull Joke Bites at White House Press Dinner (watch!)

President Obama spared no one, including himself, during his White House Correspondents Dinner speech last night (Apr. 29), but there were a few awkward moments, especially when he joked about eating dogs. The audience seemed baffled and slightly taken aback when the president asked if they knew the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom. “The pitbull is delicious,” he said to nervous laughter...

Jon Stewart Hilarious on Sarah Palin’s Today Foray (watch!)

Matt Lauer and crew at NBC’s “Today Show” thought they were pulling a fast one when Sarah Palin co-hosted the show the same day that Katie Couric was debuted on rival “Good Morning America.” “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart didn’t find it amusing. “Seriously, seriously…It’s the Today Show,” Stewart bellowed in a hilarious send up of the notion. Clearly the Today show was running scared and has no shame....
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Julianne Moore Nails Sarah Palin in New Game Change Trailer (watch!)

Julianne Moore is in the spotlight as Sarah Palin in the first trailer for the upcoming HBO movie about the 2008 election, but Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris as John McCain hold their own in “Game Change.” Judging from the trailer, the movie doesn’t look like it pulls any punches in its analysis of the personalities and the issues that shaped an historic election. Since viewers already know the outcome, the story here is in the telling....
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