Brace yourselves, America. With political tension in the air, annoying relatives visiting and weird family dynamics all around—there’s potential for a whole lot of awkwardness during Thanksgiving this year.
Thankfully, Wolf Blitzer is here to help.
The CNN reporter was on hand for sketch featured on “The Ellen Show” Monday morning, involving a heated Thanksgiving dinner discussion in desperate need of a moderator.
“Hillary should be in prison,” one guest proclaimed, waving her fork around.
“She won the popular vote!” another family member shouted back.
Blitzer, dressed neatly in a suit, stepped in.
“Mrs. Douglas, Uncle Luke,” he said. “If we could just please get back to the original question.” He paused. “Could somebody please pass the salt?”
Blitzer was also on hand to make sure that everybody had a chance to talk. When one family member started going on a tangent about her swollen feet, the moderator interrupted.
“You have five seconds,” Blitzer told her.
As the foot tangent continued, he decided to put an end to it.
“Aunt Pearl,” Blitzer said. “You’re out of time.”
Check out the rest of Blitzer’s moderating skills (including calming people down after one relative said he voted for Gary Johnson) below:
If you don’t listen to your mother maybe you’ll listen to some dating advice from Judge Judy.
Judy Sheindlin paid a visit to Ellen DeGeneres Tuesday and talked about what she learned from over 20 years at the helm of her TV court show “Judge Judy.” Of all the things that bother her, like bickering over minutia, the misguided choices women make while searching for a mate are what irk her the most.
“Women make a terrible mistake because they usually are so desperate to nest, that they pick on schlubs and worthless pieces of trash that they pick up in a bar,” Sheindlin said, not mincing any words.
“And then turn around and give them the keys to their car, invite them to move in, give them a credit card, and they’re surprised one day when their car is gone, their credit card is maxed, and they’re alone,” she added. “They seem to replicate that behavior again and again. And that frustrates me. It especially frustrates me when women are taken advantage of.”
“That’s why I don’t date men,” DeGeneres said.
Sheindlin, who has been married twice to her current husband, Jerry Sheindlin, said the most important thing women can do is retain financial independence and a career to fall back on so they have the freedom to leave a bad situation or relationship. “Teach your daughters, teach your granddaughters, everybody has to have something that they’re good at where they can earn a living,” she advised the audience.
Amen to that.
Listen to her wise words and watch the video here:
Late night when you need some socialist policies and love? Call Bernie Sanders on his cellphone!
Ellen Degeneres has just created what is basically the best Bernie Sanders campaign ad, bringing together two Jewish greats: Vermont senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders and Canadian rapper and bar-Mitzvah boy Drake.
After Bernie Sanders danced his way into Ellen show, she got the idea to put him into Drake’s recent “Hotline Bling” video, which has already turned into quite a meme.
The result is better than anything we could’ve imagined:
They used to call Bernie Sanders on his cell phone…Posted by Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday, November 3, 2015
I don’t know what about you, but I am definitely feeling the Bern.
America’s most hated/loved celebrity made a splash during her appearance on “The Ellen Show” on Thursday when she was asked to impersonate singers based on a game that the actress often plays with her husband, singer Chris Martin. On the list? Jay-z, followed by Macklemore & Lewis, Kanye West and Beyonce.
Watch below, if you dare.
Tattoo aficionados continue to be intrigued by One Direction’s Harry Styles’ tattoo of his sister Gemma’s name in Hebrew on his left bicep. Either he or the tattoo artist had to have known Hebrew well enough to know an accent mark was needed over the gimel to denote the “j” sound at the beginning of the name.
Esquire may have named Mila Kunis the Sexiest Woman Alive, but the New York Daily News thinks she’s the shlumpiest. The paper has pointed out that the actress has been seen out and about almost exclusively in sweats and other sorts of casual wear.
And speaking of fashion, Jerry Seinfeld, caught by a reporter at Stella McCartney’s pre-fall presentation, admitted that his wife Jessica has forbidden him from wearing his signature white Nike sneakers anymore.
A number of celebs—including Liev Schreiber, Mandy Patinkin, Julianna Margulies and Paul Rudd— are participating in the “We Are Better Than This” videos for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
The latest on Bethenny Frankel’s divorce is that she appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show, tearfully sharing that she feels like a failure because her marriage did not turn out like a fairytale.
Gerard Depardieu is not the only French actor wanting to leave France. Mathieu Kassovitz has said (again) that he has had it with the French film industry. He doesn’t really have a beef with French tax law; he just wants more freedom to be an artiste.
On the topic of awards, Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is leading the BAFTA nominations, but the director himself was snubbed. And in other tough news for Spielberg, his “Robopocalyspe” sci-fi saga has been delayed indefinitely.
Screenwriter Mark Boal exhibited a sense of humor about the controversy surrounding “Zero Dark Thirty” as he accepted the best film award from the New York Film Critics Circle.
Poor Evan Rachel Wood took to Twitter to lament the public’s obsession with the lives of celebrities…like Evan Rachel Wood.
Remember that romantic Hawaiian get-away Lea Michele took with her beau Cory Monteith? Well, now we’ve learned that her parents Marc and Edith Sarfati were along for the holiday.
Do not count Howard Stern among the fans of “Girls.” The shock jock had absolutely nothing nice to say about the show, or about Lena Dunham, whom he called a “fat…camera hog” who looks a bit like Jonah Hill.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt fans will get a kick out of this video of the actor’s first interview, from back when he was 14 years-old and on “Third Rock From The Sun.”
In the latest celeb sightings we have: Jason Segel toting some “I Love NY” bags as he departed from JFK; Lea Michele in bright yellow at the Fox All-Star Party, and a mini hot pink number at the People’s Choice Awards (where she won for best comedic actress); Adam Levine appearing pleased to accept, on behalf of Maroon 5, the People’s Choice Award for best band; Rachel Weisz looking lovely in a floral print dress at a New York screening of her new film, “The Deep Blue Sea”; and a very put-together Anne Hathaway and hubby Adam Shulman at the National Board of Review Awards.
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