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Kate McKinnon’s Rudy Send Up Brutally Mocks Four Seasons Fiasco

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When is the Four Seasons not fancy? When it’s the Four Seasons Total Landscaping company in Philly.

President Donald Trump first tweeted that a campaign press conference Saturday would be at the Four Seasons — then clarified the landscaping angle in a follow-up message.

The landscaping mix up became kind of a metaphor for the devolving operation — and perfect fodder for “Saturday Night Live.”

“Hey, did you see my press conference today?” Kate McKinnon’s Rudy Giuliani asked “Weekend Update” co-anchor Colin Jost. “It was at the Four Seasons. Fancy!”

“I made it to the show on time,” McKinnon added. “First I went to 30 Rocks. That’s a granite quarry in New Rochelle.”

Jost grilled “Rudy” on the basis for the baseless accusations by the Trump campaign of voter fraud — which was the subject of the presser.

“These ballots could be coming from Mars!” said McKinnon’s Giuliani. “If the name is Meep Thorp Xandar and the address is Mars, we’re going to get those ballots thrown out.” Giuliani did actually argue earlier in the week that ballots “could be from Mars, as far as we’re concerned.

The ballots might not actually be ballots, but “might be tortillas,” Rudy explained.  “If my butt blows after I eat it, you know that’s a tortilla.”

Check it out in the clip up top.





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Anderson Cooper Made ‘Amazing’ Discovery In His Mom’s Possessions After She Died

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper said he found a pile of love letter telegrams that legendary crooner Frank Sinatra had sent to his fashion icon mother Gloria Vanderbilt while sorting through his late mom’s possessions.

The “amazing” discovery was among “boxes of stuff” from “her epic life” that Cooper went through following Vanderbilt’s death in 2019 because she “never threw anything away,” the news anchor told Stephen Colbert on Wednesday’s “Late Show.”

Many of the messages that Sinatra sent during his short-lived romance with Vanderbilt were dictated from airports or airplanes, Cooper revealed during a discussion about his new podcast about grief, titled “All There Is.”

One of the missives from Sinatra read: “Star. Coming to town. Your fella on the white horse. Ring-a-ding-ding.”

Another was along the lines of: “I’m in Melbourne. On my way to you star. I think of you more than I should. Call me. Crestview 475.”

They were “exactly what you would want a love telegram” from Sinatra to be like.

“I’m sitting there, like, ‘This is kind of amazing and what do I do with these things?’” Cooper admitted to Colbert.

Watch the interview here:





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‘Barney’ Docuseries Details Drug Rumors, Violent Backlash Over Beloved Children’s Show

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Peacock just released a trailer for its “Barney & Friends” documentary series, “I Love You, You Hate Me” — and it’s brutal.

“Barney & Friends,” a children’s television phenomenon that aired for 14 seasons, from 1992 to 2010, drew the attention of countless children who turned to the lovable purple dinosaur for such life lessons as forgiveness and sharing.

But now the darker side of the amiable Tyrannosaurus rex’s image, including death threats surrounding the show and how the character became a catalyst for hate, is being exposed.

“Why does the world love to hate?” the trailer asks before firing off examples of the visceral backlash against the costumed character over the years.

“Some of the rumors I heard: Barney hides drugs in his tail,” says one man in the promo.

Bob West, a performer who starred as Barney, revealed just how serious the rumors became, eventually leading to wildly unsettling death threats against his family.

“They were violent and explicit, death and dismemberment of my family,” he recalled. “They were going to come and find me, and they were going to kill me.”

The series was directed by Tommy Avallone of “The Bill Murray Stories,” who recently told People about the personal connection he has to the long-running TV dinosaur who captured the hearts of millions of children.

“Barney came out on television when I was just 10 years old, and I admittedly didn’t understand him. As a teenager, for one of my birthdays I asked my aunt to make me a Barney costume, so my friends and I could beat him up on camera,” he told People.

He added, “Several years later, creating this docuseries, it feels good to be on the other side and no longer a Barney hater. Now having children of my own, I understand all the love that went into making the purple dinosaur.”

“I Love You, You Hate Me” will premiere Oct. 12 on Peacock.





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‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ Rapper Coolio Dead At 59

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Rapper Coolio died on Wednesday in Los Angeles, according to reports. He was 59.

The Grammy winner was found dead in the bathroom of a friend’s house, TMZ reported.

According to TMZ, the rapper, record producer and actor, whose legal name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was visiting a friend Wednesday afternoon and went to the bathroom. After staying inside for an extended period, the friend went inside and found him on the floor.

Coolio’s manager, Jarez Posey, confirmed the rapper’s death to Rolling Stone but did not provide further details.

The friend reportedly called EMTs, who arrived and pronounced the musician dead on the scene from what they suspected was cardiac arrest. An official cause of death has not been stated.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson said Wednesday evening that the department was conducting a death investigation at an address in the West Adams neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles but could not disclose the identity of the deceased.

The death did not appear suspicious, and the case was handed over to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, the spokesperson said.

Coolio, a Los Angeles area native, is best known for his 1995 Grammy-winning hit, “Gangsta’s Paradise,” which topped the U.S. charts that year and remains one of the bestselling singles of all time. (Listen below).

The song was featured in the 1995 film “Dangerous Minds” but was not eligible for an Oscar nomination because of its use of sampling and reworked material. It won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.

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Chloë Grace Moretz Became A ‘Recluse’ After Viral Body-Shaming ‘Family Guy’ Meme

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Few young actors have been as consistently booked and busy as Chloë Grace Moretz, who’s appeared in more than 50 films since her breakout role in the “Kick Ass” franchise.

But growing up in the public eye came with a major cost for the 25-year-old star, who said that a “horrific” viral meme comparing an edited paparazzi shot to a “Family Guy” character drove her to become a “recluse.”

“I’ve actually never really talked about this, but there was one meme that really affected me, of me walking into a hotel with a pizza box in my hand,” Moretz shared in a recent Hunger magazine profile. “And this photo got manipulated into a character from ‘Family Guy’ with the long legs and the short torso, and it was one of the most widespread memes at the time.”

Moretz, who’s opened up about being body-shamed throughout her career, said her pain was entirely dismissed by someone who told her to “shut the fuck up” when the meme first surfaced.

Chloë Grace Moretz attends a Louis Vuitton fashion show in 2022.

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“I just remember sitting there and thinking, my body is being used as a joke and it’s something that I can’t change about who I am, and it is being posted all over Instagram,” she continued. “To this day, when I see that meme, it’s something very hard for me to overcome.”

The experience left her feeling “super self-conscious” and “kind of sad,” especially when it came to going out for public appearances and red carpets.

While Moretz has continued to appear on-screen in recent years in a handful of projects, including “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” the 2018 “Suspiria” remake and the LGBTQ drama “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” she “basically became a recluse” in her own life.

“It was great because I got away from the photographers and I was able to be myself, and to have so many experiences that people didn’t photograph, but at the same time it made me severely anxious when I was photographed,” she told the outlet. “My heart rate would rise and I would hyperventilate.”

With therapy and a much-needed career break, Moretz has begun to process her own “self-loathing” and the “jarring shift in my consciousness” about the attention her body has received.

Back in 2016, Moretz dropped out of all her future film roles, including a live-action reimagining of “The Little Mermaid,” to “reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again,” she said at the time.

But she’s back on-screen in a major way with Amazon’s upcoming sci-fi series “The Peripheral” from “Westworld” creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

“To say that these past two years have been transformative is an understatement, to say the least,” Moretz said about her new perspective. “I’m a very different girl than I was. I feel like a woman now.”





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Sarah Jessica Parker Shows Off Her Twin Daughters In Rare Family Appearance

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Marion Broderick and Tabitha Broderick, 13, made a somewhat rare public appearance with their famous parents at the premiere of Parker’s new film “Hocus Pocus 2” in New York Tuesday.

They appear to have inherited their mom’s flair for fashion, wearing heels from her SJP Collection for the event, E! noted.

Here’s one with just Mom.

The last time the girls made a major public appearance with their parents was for Parker and Broderick’s premiere of “Plaza Suite” on Broadway back in March. That time they showed up with their 19-year-old brother James Wilkie Broderick.

The “Sex and the City” star mostly keeps her family off her Instagram account, but remarked on her children and the passage of time last fall. In a personal, almost-poetic post, Parker shared backshots of her kids departing and wrote:

“In the span of 7 days. One crosses the threshold into his freshman year of college. The other 2 into 7th grade. The house is different. We are different. They need us more. And far less. So many know. Gutted at the time passed. Passing. Exhilarated by the possibilities that await them.
The love. The love. The love.”

Parker applied the same bittersweet perspective in 2019, with a shot of her son walking away from the camera as school began.

“11th grade,” she wrote. “No longer able to capture in the center of the frame. Because they are off. But always captures the center of my heart.”





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‘Chicago Med’ Star Marlyne Barrett Reveals Cancer After Football-Sized Tumor Removed

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Marlyne Barrett, who plays nurse Maggie Lockwood on the NBC drama “Chicago Med,” revealed she has cancer and is facing her third round of chemotherapy, People reported Tuesday.

The 44-year-old star said she’s determined to keep working and has had her costumes specially fitted to accommodate the mass in her abdomen.

“Work brings me a lot of joy right now,” Barrett told People. “It brings me a lot of reprieve to think about something other than, ‘When is my next chemo shift?’ and ‘How am I going to hug my children?’”

Marlyne Barrett (with Nick Gehlfuss) on “Chicago Med.”

Doctors in July found a football-sized tumor on Barrett’s uterus and left ovary. She underwent “aggressive” chemotherapy and a hysterectomy, the magazine noted.

The former “Wire” semi-regular, who’s married to the Rev. Gavin Barrett, said she preemptively shaved her head in front of her 11-month-old twins to strip the chemo of its negative power. (She posted an uncaptioned photo of herself without hair on Tuesday, along with a picture of the People article on Instagram.)

Marlyne Barrett attends the Monte Carlo TV Festival in June 2022.
Marlyne Barrett attends the Monte Carlo TV Festival in June 2022.

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Barrett has continued to work, telling People she starts an hour earlier, naps and takes days off when necessary.

Barrett, whose “Chicago Med” character faced breast cancer in the 2019 season, said her real-life illness has proved overwhelming at times.

“I have a wave of emotion that comes,” she said. “But it’s OK not to have it all together. You can’t tangibly hold onto fear. But I’m holding onto faith.”

HuffPost has reached out to “Chicago Med” and Barrett through the network’s publicity department for further comment.





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Ryan Reynolds Teases Hugh Jackman’s Return As Wolverine In ‘Deadpool 3’

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It’s official. Hugh Jackman is set to reprise his role as Wolverine in the upcoming “Deadpool 3” film.

In typical Ryan Reynolds fashion, the actor broke the internet with a snarky teaser video about the return of the rapid-healing mutant with a hot-tempered attitude in the third installment of the Deadpool franchise.

“Hey everyone, we’re extremely sad to have missed D23, but we’ve been working very hard on the next Deadpool film for a good long while now,” Reynolds says in the Instagram clip.

The 45-year-old then explains that, although they’ve been working on the film for a long time now, they’ve hit a snag and are completely out of ideas on how to invigorate the mercenary for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

“I’ve had to really search my soul on this one. His first appearance in the MCU obviously needs to feel special. We need to stay true to the character, find new depth, motivation, meaning. Every Deadpool needs to stand out and stand apart.”

Reynolds adds, “It’s been an incredible challenge that has forced me to reach down deep inside. And I … I have nothing. Yeah, just completely empty up here. And terrifying. But we did have one idea.”

Jackman then appears in the background of the frame, snacking on what seems to be an apple.

“Hey, Hugh, you want to play Wolverine one more time?” Reynolds asks as Jackman walks by.

Jackman, 53, allegedly retired the Wolverine role with 2017′s “Logan,” the final film in the Wolverine trilogy, after playing the no-nonsense character several times throughout the X-Men franchise.

“Yeah, sure, Ryan,” he replies, walking upstairs.

Reynolds first starred as Wade Wilson (Deadpool) in the 2009 Fox/Marvel movie “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” in which he squared off against Jackman’s Wolverine character.

“Deadpool” is one of several comic-book properties that Disney acquired when it bought 20th Century Fox in 2019.

“Deadpool 3” is set to hit theaters on Sept. 6, 2024.

The R-rated franchise has seen massive success among fans. Both “Deadpool” and “Deadpool 2″ scored big at the box office, with the films raking in more than $780 million each globally.





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