We only have less than four weeks to enjoy President Barack Obama. Then all hell breaks loose under President Orange. So, Obama has continued to do his exit interviews, and he ended up sitting down with his friend David Axelrod for Axelrod’s podcast. The interview came out after Christmas, and there’s one part in particular that has drawn the ire of President Orange. Though he is barred by the Constitution from a third four-year-term, President Obama believes voters would have supported him … read more

He’s still with her. Bill Clinton cast his electoral college vote for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in New York on Monday, December 19. The former president was the first electoral college member to submit a vote in the state Senate Chamber of the Capitol in Albany on Monday afternoon, followed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“I’ve never cast a vote I was prouder of,” Bill, 70, later told reporters, according to CBS News. “You know, I’ve watched her work for two … read more

The electoral college meets on Monday, December 19, to cast their official ballot in this year’s presidential election. While many Hillary Clinton supporters are hoping the majority of the 538 electors will bar President-elect Donald Trump from taking over the Oval Office in January, the results of their votes won’t be announced until Friday, January 6, at 1 p.m. ET, when Vice President Joe Biden reveals the tally to members of the House and the Senate in the House chamber. The electoral college … read more

Casey Affleck hosted Saturday Night Live last night (December 17), promoting his new film, potential Oscar contender Manchester By The Sea. It was Affleck’s first time hosting the show. There are more important things to discuss about Affleck than his performance on SNL, so let’s jump right to the musical guest, Chance The Rapper. Chance, who returned for his second set of performances on the show, also appeared in the night’s best sketch, “Jingle Barack.”
A rewrite of Run DMC’s “Christmas In Hollis,” … read more

How did we even express ourselves before memes became a thing? It seems there were more than usual this year, but as a friend recently pointed out, “It’s like we have to laugh or else we’ll start crying.” Major pop-culture events like the election, the Summer Olympics, and even the death of a gorilla brought out the pettiness in everyone online.
Whether people were reacting to a Disney Channel star sitting on a chair, a dude shouting, “Damn, Daniel” over and over again, or an evil Muppet … read more

Bring it on! Lady Gaga has agreed to an interview with Piers Morgan after he doubted her recent PTSD and rape revelations.
The “Born This Way” singer bravely revealed she suffers from post traumatic stress disorder after being sexually assaulted as a teenager. She also commended Madonna’s “inspiring” Billboard Women in Music speech, during which she described being raped on her rooftop, but Morgan took to Twitter, announcing he was “skeptical” about both their claims. “Lady Gaga & … read more

“The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.” —Bernie Sanders, to Hillary Clinton, October 13, 2015
On the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, a group of Bernie Sanders supporters crashed the morning meetings of the Florida delegation. The target of their ire was Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman and, until a few days prior, the chairwoman of the DNC. As Schultz attempted to address the delegation, Sanderistas booed her down, waving … read more

On Wednesday (Dec. 7, 2016), Time named President-elect Donald Trump 2016’s Person of the Year and people have, um, mixed feelings about it. While Trump technically meets the criteria for being the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the incredibly polarizing presidential election, we think there are a whole host of people who deserve more recognition than the perpetually orange businessman turned politician. So in no particular order, we’ve rounded up 20 people (and … read more

Is he in or out? Joe Biden clarified previous comments he made about running for president in 2020 during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, December 6.
“I can’t see the circumstance in which I’d run, but what I learned a long, long time ago, Stephen, is to never say never,” Biden told the late-night host, 52. “You don’t know what’s going to happen. Hell, Donald Trump’s going to be 74, I’ll be 77 — and in better shape. What the heck?”
Addressing Trump’s … read more

In a statement that was released Monday (Nov. 28, 2016), the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) said that 2016 has been the best year for the black community in terms of their on-screen visibility in cinema.
“The studios and major film distributors really gave it to us this year,” said Gil Robertson, AAFCA co-founder/president, in the statement. “By any measurement, it’s been an exceptional year for Blacks in film. From comedies to high-quality dramas and documentaries, 2016 … read more

America’s first vice-president, John Adams, said of the job: “The vice-presidency is the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.” Not if Donald Trump has anything to say about it. If Trump gives his vice-president, Mike Pence, the same offer he allegedly gave Ohio governor and former presidential candidate John Kasich back in July — that is, to run the country while Trump focused on “making America great again” — Pence could effectively … read more

Manchester by the Sea was named the best film of the year by the National Board of Review on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea tells the story of a janitor, portrayed by Casey Affleck, who is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. Affleck was given the best actor award for his performance while the triumph of the film itself is a comeback for Lonergan after his last film, Margaret, sparked several lawsuits. Manchester … read more

Vice President Joe Biden met with VP-elect Mike Pence at the Naval Observatory on Wednesday, November 16. According to CNN, Biden extended Pence and POTUS-elect Donald Trump’s administration an olive branch. After meeting with the Indiana Governor, Biden joked that he would be available to Pence as “senior staff.” “You can be smart and reject most of my ideas, but I think he will listen to some of them,” Biden added, confirming that he told Pence he would be available to him 24 hours a day, … read more

Donald Trump’s team is already checking out their new stomping grounds, which has led to some pretty awkward meetings with the current Barack Obama administration.
Not only did POTUS’s transition meeting with the President-elect look awkward af, but even Michelle Obama’s sit down with First Lady successor Melania Trump appeared a bit tense.
Though at least one transition meeting wasn’t as stiff as The Donald in a Miss USA locker room — and that’s Vice President Joe Biden’s chummy lunch with VP-elect … read more

Partnership at its finest. First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Jill Biden reflected on their close friendship at their emotional final Joining Forces event at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday, November 14.
The duo hosted the celebration in honor of the military families and organizations that have supported the armed forces throughout President Barack Obama’s administration. Jill, who is the wife of Vice President Joe Biden and mother of late Iraq War veteran Beau Biden, told … read more