The cable network TV Land has pulled reruns of the show Dukes of Hazzard from its schedule following an ongoing national debate over the Confederate flag. The symbol is featured prominently on the Dodge Charger known as the “General Lee” driven by the duo on the show. Use of the Confederate flag—on public grounds, in pop culture and as a piece of merchandise at stores—has come under scrutiny following the murder of nine people at a historic black church by a racist gunman in South Carolina—a state that still flies the Confederate flag on their State House grounds. Several stores, including Target, Amazon, Sears and Walmart, have stopped selling the flag in their stores. Alleged church shooter Dylann Roof was a white supremacist who posted pictures of himself posing with the flag online. Discuss
Stephen Colbert still has a few weeks before he takes over as the host of The Late Show, so as a warm-up, he decided to randomly guest host the public access show Only in Monroe while its regular hosts were away.
What followed is exactly what you’d expect from a news show about the town of Monroe, Michigan: local news, local guests, local jokes and, of course, an awkward sit down interview with Eminem. Somewhere Joan Callamezzo and Perd Hapley. Discuss
Redditor CarlosDanger100 has decided to use his Photoshop ability for the ultimate worthy cause: Putting Nicolas Cage’s face on every character in the show Game of Thrones. Even if you are not a fan of the controversial HBO show, it’s still fun to look through the images and imagine Cage in the role he was born to play: Every role on TV and film that has ever existed ... Discuss
For the last 30 years while hosting Jeopardy, Alex Trebek has been waiting for this moment. Watch America’s game show host finally show off the rapping skills you've always known he's had. You missed your true calling, Trebek. Discuss
When Jon Stewart signs off of The Daily Show for the last time after 17 years on Aug. 6, a few of his favorite punchline targets may be there to show him the door. According to Page 6, producers from the Comedy Central show have reached out to several notable conservatives to wish Stewart a not-so-friendly farewell. Though they only confirmed that Donald Trump had received the invite, names like Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Donald Rumsfeld and Jim Cramer—all of whom have been frequent targets of the satirical news show—were also mentioned as possibilities. There’s no word yet on who—if any—of the personalities will appear on the show, but if they do, it should make for some pretty entertaining television. Discuss
NBC has a message for The Donald: You’re fired. The network has severed ties with controversial businessman Donald Trump, TV host and presidential candidate following comments he made about immigrants to the U.S. at a recent campaign speech:
The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.
In statement, NBC said, “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.” The networks will no longer air the affiliated beauty pagenants Miss Universe and Miss America, and have canceled the long-running reality series The Apprentice. Discuss