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If You Don’t Wanna Help, Your Only Job Is to Shut Up: How Bros Like Michael Rapaport and Ron Perlman Ruin Progress

I can't even with hypocrites who stand in the way of people who are actually trying change how things are done. I can't even with Michael Rapaport and Ron Perlman.

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Dustin Hoffman’s Defensive Chat With John Oliver About Harassment Allegations Only Made Things Worse

John Oliver moderated a 20th-anniversary panel for Wag the Dog last night at a screening, and he didn't let the otherwise light tone of the event prevent him from addressing the elephant in the room. Anna Graham Hunter has said that Dustin Hoffman sexually harassed when she was 17, on the Death of a Salesman set, and Wendy Riss Gatsiounis says Hoffman harassed her in 1991. Oliver was not impressed with Hoffman's response.

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The Only Royalty John Oliver Recognizes Is His Lion King Co-Star Beyoncé

"I would drop to my fucking knees," says the host, "Don't look at me Queen!" 

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John Oliver Identifies 3 of Trump’s Worst Tactics in Last Week Tonight’s Season Finale

The host looked at the parasitic patterns of Trump's behavior and his assault of "the norms governing how our leaders engage with us and how, in turn, that affects the way we engage with each other.

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Awesome Twitter Thread Of “Nice Allegations” About Celebrities Gives Us Hope

It's rough out there emotion-wise, as day after day seems to arrive with fresh allegations that expose many of our famous faves as awful abusive creeps. So this Twitter chain wherein people share happy stories of fun celebrity encounters and anecdotes feels like balm for our wounds.

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John Oliver Describes Why Flood Damage Is so Devastating and Fights Off Seagulls on Last Week Tonight

Yesterday's main story was about floods—the natural disaster we saw a lot of this summer and will likely see more due to climate change.

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Last Week Tonight: The Academy’s Expulsion of Harvey Weinstein Is Kind of an Empty Gesture

"Yes finally, the group that counts among its current member Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby, and Mel Gibson has found the one guy who treated women badly and kicked him out," says the host. 

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Last Week Tonight Tackles Harvey Weinstein and Confederate Monuments

Host John Oliver has some suggestions for replacing Confederate monuments and Stephen Colbert lends a hand.

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Anonymous Emmy Voter & Self-Described “Old White Guy” Shares Opinions We Could Have Done Without

These are just his opinions. He's entitled to them. But his opinions also influence the outcome of these awards, which in turn has a strong impact on the future of those shows, the salaries and future opportunities of the casts and creative teams, and television trends in general.

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Things We Saw Today: Listen to Star Trek: Discovery‘s New Theme Music

Ahead of the series' premiere on September 24, CBS has released the new main title theme music for Star Trek: Discovery.

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Last Week Tonight Breaks Down the Tell for Trump’s BS

Donald Trump is uniquely full of crap. For all the accusations of "projecting" that go around when his team accuses an opponent of pretty much anything, it's his preying on the ubiquitous acceptance of the concept of dishonest politician's that's the worst example. Whatever Trump does or says, you can be sure that he's just saying whatever he thinks people want to hear at any given time.

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John Oliver Discusses the Catastrophic Dangers of Putting Off Our Nuclear Waste Problem on Last Week Tonight

"During World War II we rushed to develop nuclear weapons to defeat the nazis," Oliver points out, "which, fun fact: all Americans agreed were bad at the time."

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John Oliver, Kentucky, and 1947 Agree: There’s Only One Side to Be on When It Comes to Nazis

"Nazis are a lot like cats. If they like you, it's probably because you're feeding them."

The racism of the white supremacists in Charlottesville isn't new, but neither is the desire to push back against it. There are two sides, but only one if you are someone who cares about being an actual human being. Choose wisely.

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John Oliver Explains Why Increasing Border Patrol Might Leave Us Less Safe

In yesterday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver covers one of Trump's efforts to "stop the drugs and crime," an executive order that calls for a 25% increase in border patrol agents.

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The ACLU Proves Themselves Masters of Savage Snark (While Simultaneously Protecting American Liberties)

"You can't sue people for being mean to you, Bob."

When I say the ACLU filed a legal brief, you might not think that's a document you'd need to read. You might think that sounds pretty dry. I promise you, you'd be wrong.

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John Oliver Takes on the Actual Fake News That Donald Trump Likes: Infowars

Despite negative public sentiment, the media seems to have never been more in control of things—not always necessarily through guiding public opinion, but through guiding the opinions of a very impressionable president with an extremely questionable media diet. As much as Donald Trump loves to shout, "Fake news," in the face of everyone he disagrees with, he's kind of into the actual fake news.

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John Oliver & Stephen Colbert on Russia, Evolution of “Stupid Watergate”: “We’re Turbo-F***ed”

John Oliver, who's currently "working but without doing a show," went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about Russia, getting sued, and the Donald Trump Jr. incident.

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Things We Saw Today: Cameron Esposito and Roxane Gay Both Want to Join The L Word Sequel

You might've heard that popular lesbian drama The L Word is preparing for a comeback on Showtime, with many of the original actors possibly returning. But did you see that comedian Cameron Esposito and Bad Feminist writer Roxane Gay have both expressed their interests in this project and do it Showtime, don't you dare throw this opportunity aside.

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Last Week Tonight Puts a Presidential Wax Statue in an Oscar-Bait Biopic

Last Week Tonight joined the many hosts buying figures from the Hall of Presidents & First Ladies Wax Museum, but goes 10 steps further.

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John Oliver Explains How Science Works in Vaccine Segment on Last Week Tonight

The main story for yesterday's Last Week Tonight was vaccines. Specifically, where these big fears regarding vaccines are, why they're so persistent, and the consequences of these skeptics.

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