This week, Crowder performs songs from his new album “American Prodigal” live from the studio. We also talk with Matthew Soerens, the US Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief and the co-author of “Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis,” about how you can help some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. The gang also talks about the evolution of late-night comedy and the war on drugs. They discuss Andy Mineo’s beef with “Esquire” magazine, learn about a dental industry conspiracy and a lot more! Read More
Got 300 hours to spare? The cable network FXX has announced that it will air all 600 episodes of The Simpsons starting on Thanksgiving Day. The 300-hour marathon will run through Dec. 4. Back in 2014, the network set a new world record for the longest TV marathon, airing 552 episodes over the course of 12 days. The series 600th episode airs on Oct. 19 on Fox. Discuss
One of Saturday Night Live’s newest cast members has found herself in a controversy over some of her old tweets.
Earlier this month, the show announced that Melissa Villaseñor would be joining the show, making her the first Latina cast member. Just before the announcement though, Villaseñor changed her Twitter account to private and deleted about 2,000 tweets dating back six years. It turns out, she’s said some pretty offensive and racist stuff. (If you want to read them, Buzzed has collected some with the help of writer Aura Bogado.)
As Bogado explained in an interview with Buzzfeed, some of the tweets aren’t even really jokes, just racist statements. As of now, neither Villaseñor or SNL have issued any sort of statement about the tweets. Discuss
Hip-hop artist Andy Mineo wanted to figure out a way for deaf fans to enjoy his music videos. Mineo wrote “Hear My Heart” as a tribute to his deaf older sister, and wanted to make a video where viewers could “see sounds.”
Chris Pratt continues to seem like Hollywood’s most down-to-earth superstar. Even when he’s being being hounded by aggressive autograph-seekers and photographers asking a bunch of obnoxious questions, he manages to keep his cool.
A video is circulating of Pratt interacting with a bunch of paparazzi and dudes trying to get his autograph on merchandise, and he has an interesting reaction to one of the guys who starts giving him a hard time. These types of video are typically the worst, but the encounter is different than some of the more salacious tabloid moments typically seen on the internet.
First, instead of dignifying the question of whether or not he and his wife Anna Faris are the new “it” couple now that another high-profile couple have broken up, Pratt simply says that he’ll be praying for them.
Then, moments later, after one of the people trying to get his attention losses his temper off camera and says something, apparently very unpleasant, Pratt still keeps his cool:
You should be nicer. You got a cross on your chest and you’re cussing me out? … Come on man, don’t be a jerk.
TMZ videos are mostly terrible, but it's interesting to see a celebrity actually act in a way that isn't going viral for the wrong reasons.
Pratt maybe Hollywood's new biggest star, but he still seems like down-to-earth person, even in situations most people would lose it. Discuss
The dream is real. The future is now. You can now own and operate a functioning Transformer-style robot. A company called Letvision has created a line of remote-controlled robots that they plan on making available for purchase. There’s no word yet on how much they cost, but any dollar amount is surely worth it. Discuss