As you may have heard, Jeb Bush is among the guests scheduled to appear on Stephen Colbert’s debut as the host of The Late Show on Sept. 8. In the world of entertainment, the event—Colbert taking the reigns of a late night institution—is kind of a big deal. That’s why he was a little miffed when he found out that Bush was using the appearance as a campaign fundraising opportunity, without even notifying Colbert. Bush sent out an email to supporters encouraging them to make a special donation that would enter them into a raffle to attend the taping and have dinner with Bush and Jets owner Woody Johnson. In response, Colbert posted his own video and Omaze fundraising campaign, encouraging fans to donate to the military charity the Yellow Ribbon Fund, entering themselves in a raffle to attend the show, as well as, the opportunity to write one “non-obscene” question that Colbert will ask Bush. This should be fun to watch. Discuss
Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau has told reporters that a second cellphone video taken by a bystander shows that 41-year-old Gilbert Flores was holding a knife when he was shot to death by deputies in Texas last week. Over the weekend, a video of the shooting was released by a local news station that appears to show Flores raise his hands to surrender before being shot, though one of his hands is obstructed from view. Pamerleau said that the second video—which hasn’t been released online—will confirm their reports that Pamerleau had a knife when he was shot in the chest at close range. The deputies were responding to a domestic disturbance call involving Pamerleau, and reportedly attempted to unsuccessfully use a stun gun on the suspect before opening fire. Discuss
All Vinod Kumar Chaudhary had to do to get into the Guinness Book of World Records was to practice typing with his nose for four hours, every single day. As the video below shows (starting at 1:11 mark; there are a lot of nose-related records shown in the build up), it was totally worth it. Discuss
Tommy, Angelica, Doug Funnie, Patti Mayonnaise, Arnold and other beloved characters from your childhood may soon be returning to TV. According to a report in Variety, executives at Nickelodeon are in discussions to bring back classic shows from the network’s early days, like Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, You Can’t Do that on Television, Doug and others.
Nick's president of content and development wouldn't give Variety any details as to which shows they were planning on revisiting (or if they would be coming back as series or TV movies), instead simply explaining, “We are looking at our library to bring back ideas, shows that were loved, in a fresh new way.” He said now is the time to revive the shows, because many of the millennials who grew up on Nickelodeon now have kids themselves. He said, “We are getting ready to bring back some of the ones they’ve told us multiple times they want to have brought back.” Quail-Man will fly again! Discuss