The 6 Most Bizarre Passages from Donald Trump’s Interview with the ‘Wall Street Journal’

Last week, the Wall Street Journal conducted an on-the-record interview with Donald Trump last week, but for reasons that weren’t clear, they didn’t release a transcript of the interview. However, Politico got its hands on a full transcript and published it, and now the reasons are more obvious. The Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker has taken some flak for his pro-Trump slant on the news, and questions have been raised about how objective the conservative paper has been.

It’s a very lengthy interview, and largely more of Trump’s greatest hits: His electoral college victory, how he hasn’t colluded with Russia, etc., etc., and a lot of gibberish, per usual. Here, however, are 5 of the more bizarre or revealing passages from the interview.

(Again, the interview was originally conducted last week, before Priebus and Scaramucci were fired).

1. On Britain

WSJ: You tweeted this morning about trade talks with Britain.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yes.

WSJ: Can you tell us more about what’s going on?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: No, but I can say that we’re going to be very involved with the U.K. I mean, you don’t hear the word Britain anymore. It’s very interesting. It’s like, nope.

2. On the Stupid People in the White House

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Number one, they should go after the leakers in intelligence. I don’t mean the White House stuff where they’re fighting over who loves me the most, OK? (Laughter.) It’s just stupid people doing that.

3. On Anthony Scaramucci

MR. BAKER: But we can’t expect any more staff changes in the immediate — in the immediate future?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: No, I don’t think so.

MR. BAKER: No?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: But I’m very happy with Anthony. I think Anthony is going to do amazing.



4. On the Boy Scouts Speech

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Was that a scene, though? Huh?

WSJ: That was a scene, yes. (Laughter.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Biggest crowd they’ve ever had. What did you think?

WSJ: I thought it was an interesting speech in the context of the Boy Scouts.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Right.

WSJ: They seemed to get a lot of feedback from former scouts and —

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Did they like it?

WSJ: It seemed mixed.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: They loved it. (Laughter.) It wasn’t — it was no mix. That was a standing —

WSJ: In the — you got a good — you got a good reaction in —

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I mean, you know, he writes mostly negative stuff. But that was a standing ovation —

WSJ: You got a good reaction inside the arena, that’s right.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: — from the time I walked out on the stage — because I know. And by the way, I’d be the first to admit mixed. I’m a guy that will tell you mixed. There was no mix there. That was a standing ovation from the time I walked out to the time I left, and for five minutes after I had already gone. There was no mix.

WSJ: Yeah, there was a lot of supporters in the arena.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: And I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful. So there was — there was no mix.

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Cross Talk Between the WSJ, Ivanka, and Donald Trump, which raised questions about the Wall Street Journal’s impartiality (MS is Ivanka).

MS. : And I liked your editorial today, very nice. (Laughs.)

MR. BAKER: Oh, good, good. Well, you see, you know, my colleagues write those, so they’ll be — they’ll be —

PRESIDENT TRUMP: You did a good job.

MS. : Yeah, you really did.

MR. BAKER: Thank you very much. Thank you.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: You did a good job. He’s a good — he’s a good boy.

MS. : They wrote a very nice editorial, so very good.

MR. BAKER: Thank you.

WSJ: Thank you.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thanks, honey. Stay around if you want.

MS. : Yeah, yeah.

6. On Pardons:

PRESIDENT TRUMP: You know what? I don’t even think of pardons. Here’s why, nobody did anything wrong. Look at Jared, everybody — we do appreciate the editorial — but everybody said Jared Kushner. Jared’s a very private person. He doesn’t get out. I mean, maybe it’s good or maybe it’s bad what I do, but at least people know how I feel. Jared’s this really nice, smart guy, who’d love to see peace in the Middle East and in Israel, OK?

Note that the WSJ never mentioned Jared in the context of pardons. Trump mentioned Jared himself.

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Anthony Scaramucci’s Interview with a ‘New Yorker’ Reporter is Clown-Car Batsh*t

As we reported this morning, things aren’t going well between Anthony Scaramucci and Reince Preibus. Scaramucci basically threatened to call the FBI on Preibus for leaks on Twitter last night, but that’s nothing compared to the phone call he had with New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza before he sent that tweet. I don’t know that Scaramucci knew it was on the record, but he never said it was off the record, so it’s fair game, which Scaramucci would know if he had any idea how to do his goddamn job.

Read the whole thing over on The New Yorker, because it comes off like the best episode of Veep or The Thick of It ever, only it’s fucking real.

Here are a few excerpts to whet your appetite, and keep in mind, the «leak» here is about who attended a dinner with Trump last night (Hannity, Bill Shine, Scaramucci):

«Who leaked that to you?» he asked. I said I couldn’t give him that information. He responded by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. «What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over,» he said. I laughed, not sure if he really believed that such a threat would convince a journalist to reveal a source. He continued to press me and complain about the staff he’s inherited in his new job. «I ask these guys not to leak anything and they can’t help themselves,» he said. «You’re an American citizen, this is a major catastrophe for the American country. So I’m asking you as an American patriot to give me a sense of who leaked it.»

«They’ll all be fired by me,» he said. «I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus—if you want to leak something—he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.» The issue, he said, was that he believed Priebus had been worried about the dinner because he hadn’t been invited. «Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,» Scaramucci said. He channelled Priebus as he spoke: » ‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months.’ «



Scaramucci also told me that, unlike other senior officials, he had no interest in media attention. «I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock,» he said, speaking of Trump’s chief strategist. «I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.» (Bannon declined to comment.)

He cryptically suggested that he had more information about White House aides. «O.K., the Mooch showed up a week ago,» he said. «This is going to get cleaned up very shortly, O.K.? Because I nailed these guys. I’ve got digital fingerprints on everything they’ve done through the F.B.I. and the fucking Department of Justice.» «What?» I interjected.

«Well, the felony, they’re gonna get prosecuted, probably, for the felony.» He added, «The lie detector starts—» but then he changed the subject …

The man has been there less than a week, and he’s already lost it. He’s as paranoid and freaked out as everyone else has been in the White House. He’s either gone by September, or everyone else in the White House will be, and it’ll just be Scaramucci and Trump running the country.

Read the whole interview over on The New Yorker. Savor it. It’s gold.

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T.J. Miller Is Performing At An Interview Near You

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Messy, messy mess face, T.J. Miller has really out messed himself this time. In a recent interview with Vulture, the erstwhile Silicon Valley star pulled out all the stops in his efforts to channel 90’s era Marlon Brando and shock you into believing he’s the love child of Andy Kaufman and Nicolas Cage. If you thought he was “a lotbefore, wait until you get a load of this.

Vulture sat down to interview T.J., who had his publicist on hand, and he showed up like this:

The rumpled Miller, dressed in a red warm-up jacket and wearing a gaudy gold chain, has arrayed a bottle of Mucinex, a copy of Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations, three small bottles of water, and some sort of facial misting spray on the table before him.

Pretense, thy name is Miller! Throughout the interview, T.J. paints himself as various tropes, none of which are particularly original. According to T.J., T.J. is a nihilist, a free spirit, a philosopher, a man of the people and a bad boy who won’t be brought to heel by your bourgeois expectations. Here’s T.J. as cultural provocateur:

If I’d just said it was an honor to work on Silicon Valley and was thankful to Alec Berg, I would have disappeared. Instead, by being just a little authentic, I infected the news cycle.” He spritzes his face and clarifies further. “It’s more important to be polarizing than neutralizing. That’s my position.”

Don’t you wish you could be that authentic at work? Must be nice to have authentic “fuck you money.” T.J. Miller is a fartknocker. That’s my position. Here’s an “authentic” exchange that proves how naughty and nonchalant T.J. is:

“It’s entirely inappropriate to smoke marijuana, right?” She (his publicist) says it is. He frowns, then face-spritzes. I ask what the spray is, and he says, “It’s embarrassing for you that you don’t know.” (It is, according to the bottle, Evian Natural Mineral Water spray.)

No, please don’t make this poor, poor woman who has to be your publicist your “mean mommy” foil. Eat a fucking gummy, you twerp!

T.J. Miller would also like you to know that he is a man of the people, nay, a noble savior of the highest order! Vulture also reports:

“My goal is to distract people from the tragedy of the impermanence of everyday life.”

He added:

“I’m not making things for wannabe intellectual hipsters complaining on Reddit. I’m doing The Emoji Movie and Deadpool 2 for people en masse.”

Yes, I’m sure Reddit will have nothing but pseudo-intellectual, science based criticisms of your movie starring an animated turd. Thank you for sacrificing yourself at the altar of populism. You the real MVP.

Towards the end of the interview, T.J. goes on to practice some armchair psychology on the interviewer by asking him pointed personal questions that, when answered, are met with a cheeky “that was a trick.” Here’s one bit of information gleaned from the interview that may sum up T.J. Miller and what his whole deal is: T.J. Miller is the “child of an attorney and a psychologist.”  Somehow, it all makes sense now.

In case you need more T.J. in your life, he’s #takentotwitter to defend his honor. Here’s a sentiment I will take to heart.

Thank you for your service?

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This Photo Tells You All You Need to Know About Amy and Will’s Latest Interview

We can safely say that there has never been a time when Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell haven’t made us laugh. The former Saturday Night Live stars are ridiculously funny on their own, but when they’re together? There goes our bladder control. During their press tour for their new movie The House, Amy and Will stopped by Wired to answer some of the internet’s most burning questions about them. In addition to finding out how Will died (spoiler alert: it was in a hang gliding accident, you idiot), they also reveal that Amy lives at the address 69 Butthole Ave. Just trust us and press play.

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T.J. Miller Gives a Super Bizarre Exit Interview After His Final ‘Silicon Valley’ Episode

In a lengthy interview with The Hollywood Reporter, T.J. Miller was far more open about his reasons for leaving than he has been in recent interviews, and offered a few telling quotes about his fellow cast members and the producers in a bizarre rambling interview. It’s worth checking out in its entirety, but here’s a few of the best takeaways:

— The decision to leave the show came after the producers came to him and told him that they weren’t picking up his contract for next season; they only wanted him for 3 to five episodes, and Miller basically said, «That’s great! How about I don’t come back at all!»

«And then they suddenly said, «Wait, no, what? You can do whatever. What? What do you mean?» And that was so good of them. They said, «Look, we wanted to reduce … We just wanted you to have more time to do all of the things you’re doing.» And I said, «Well, the best way for me to be involved in the show is by no longer being on it.»

To be fair, they only wanted him for 3-5 episodes because it was impossible for them to fit their production schedule around all of Miller’s other projects.

— Miller doesn’t seem to be a fan of Alec Berg, a producer and the showrunner on the series for the first couple of seasons. Miller blames Berg — who came from Seinfeld — for the cyclical nature of the show. «It’s recycling, it’s network. This is HBO. And so I thought, what if suddenly the whole thing changed? Where’s the guy at the house? He’s gone.»

He added later that he didn’t talk to Berg about the decision to leave.

«I didn’t talk to Alec because I don’t like Alec, but I think Mike Judge and Clay Tarver are brilliant. Both of them were so accommodating, saying, «Well, what if you just do three episodes?» or, «What if you just did the season finale?» … But I just thought that what the show has suffered from, what’s bad about it, is that Richard is the CEO and then he isn’t but then he finds his way back to be CEO, and then once he finds his way back to being the CEO he says he doesn’t want to be the CEO, and it’s just the same thing over and over. … So I thought it would be really interesting [to leave].

— Miller seems to be having a weird time with his family, as he alluded to when he explained his reasons for leaving the show.

«It’s not about money, it’s not about any of that stuff. It’s certainly not about fame, which is destroying my relationships with my family.»

Later, he adds, «Instead of dying, like everybody in my family would love, I go and make The Emoji Movie. It’s worse for American culture.»

He seems to have a weird relationship with the Emoji Movie, too. «I guess some people are like, ‘Ah, I guess he’s got too much going on, he’s too big for the show,’ Miller says. «What are you talking about? It’s, like, the best show on television, in my opinion, and I’m going and doing The Emoji Movie — and you can publish that because Sony knows we down to get motherf—ing paid globally.»

Back to his family: His father seems like an asshole.

And even my father when I told him that I was leaving was like, ‘Yeah, we watched three or four episodes in a row and it’s kind of one-note. I think it’s a good idea.’ So I had the perfect father-son moment with him going, ‘Yeah, it’s starting to kind of suck. It’s a little stale. You’re becoming a bit hack.’ If I can trust anyone in terms of comedy, it’s my father. I thought this is definitely a good idea if he’s saying, ‘I’m getting sick of watching you. Why don’t you do something else?'»

— He is complimentary of his co-stars:

«Knowing that Kumail [Nanjiani] is brilliant, Zach Woods is the greatest improviser alive, Thomas Middleditch is one of the funniest people of all, Martin Starr is the deadpan comedian of our generation, what if I just stepped aside and let them continue the show and see what it becomes? «

But he also seems to have a love-hate relationship with Thomas Middleditch:

«But I’m not sitting here saying, ‘I need more lines. I’m not funny enough.’ I’m not Thomas Middleditch,» he says at one point. At another point he adds, «Thomas Middleditch has always wanted to be a star. He’s always wanted to be the star of the show. So I thought, really it’s an ensemble show and if I step aside, the ensemble will each have a little more room.»

And then he seemed to take another swipe at Middleditch and Alec Berg:

I think that HBO and Alec Berg, specifically, kind of thought — and I guess apparently Thomas Middleditch — I guess they thought, «Alright, maybe this is the end of the character. But like everything in the show, we’ll sort of solve this and then it’s back to normal.» And they just didn’t imagine that I would be in a position of being like, «I think that’s it.» … I don’t know how smart [Alec] is. He went to Harvard, and we all know those kids are fucking idiots. That Crimson trash. Those comedy writers in Hollywood are fucking Harvard graduates and that’s why they’re smug as a bug.

But then again, he also seems to love Middleditch:

I think in some ways Thomas Middleditch is … we have a contrarian relationship, like a big brother-little brother relationship. And this is also an opportunity for me to be like, «Let me just step off, dude. Like, just do your f—ing thing. You’re amazing.» I did a two-man improv show with him for a decade. He’s amazing.

— And no, Miller is not coming back.

I would love to work with [HBO] forever. It’s just that I will never be on Silicon Valley again. That character, as you have seen, disappeared into the ether.

— And then he ends the interview on a sad, sort of self-pitying note, but it’s T.J. Miller, who can very self deprecating, so I have no idea how to take this:

And then the people that don’t are like stupid fucking websites like TV Over Mind or something, and they’re putting forth very reasonable, well-written logic for why this is so dumb and the only thing I’ll ever be good at was this part in Silicon Valley. Yet none of them have seen Yogi Bear 3D, so they’re all talking and chit-chattering and squawk, squawk, squawk — but none of them have seen Yogi Bear 3D. So they don’t know that I’ve already done the best thing that I’ll ever do. And because of that, there is no fear about any move in Hollywood for me. I’m just on the downslope. This is all a downward spiral, career-wise.

So, yeah: Really bizarre interview.

Source: THR

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15 Incredible Details Prince Harry Revealed in His Candid New Interview

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Prince Harry has been opening up more and more in recent years about the tragic loss of his mother, Princess Diana, when he was just 12 years old. Both Harry and his brother, Prince William, have shared sweet stories about their late mother and expressed an unending commitment to carrying on her accessible lifestyle and philanthropic legacy.

In a revealing interview with Newsweek Harry divulged a handful of details about his life as a royal and the future of the British monarchy; he basically made it clear that he often wishes he wasn’t a prince at all, and that there isn’t «any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen.» We also got some insight into his relationship with Kate Middleton, who he considers «the big sister he never had.» Read on for more interesting tidbits from Harry’s latest interview.

  1. He still gets overwhelmed when thinking about Diana’s funeral. Harry readily admitted that his role in the public funeral — he and William walked solemnly behind Diana’s horse-drawn casket with their father, grandfather, and uncle, Earl Spencer — was incredibly uncomfortable. «My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television.» he said, his face hardening. «I don’t think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances. I don’t think it would happen today.»
  2. He acted out after Diana’s death and was «very close» to breaking down. Harry admitted to being «scarred» by his mother’s death, which led to drinking, smoking, and some unsavory public incidents — but he eventually did some soul-searching. «I needed to fix the mistakes I was making,» he said, admitting that bottling up his grief led to years of «total chaos» and that he was «very close» to a breakdown several times.
  3. Prince William encouraged him to seek counseling. When he was 28, Harry sought professional help for his anxiety and grief on the advice of his older brother. «My mother died when I was very young. I didn’t want to be in the position I was in, but I eventually pulled my head out of the sand, started listening to people and decided to use my role for good,» Harry said. «I am now fired up and energized and love charity stuff, meeting people, and making them laugh.»
  4. His time in Afghanistan helped him cope with Diana’s passing. «Being in the army was the best escape I’ve ever had. I felt as though I was really achieving something,» he said. «I also felt I was one of the lads and could forget I was Prince Harry when I was with them.»
  5. His royal title wears on him. «I sometimes still feel I am living in a goldfish bowl, but I now manage it better,» Harry said. The 32-year-old also told his interviewer several times that he often longs to be «something other than Prince Harry.»
  6. But don’t worry . . . he’s still kind of a bad boy. «I still have a naughty streak too, which I enjoy and is how I relate to those individuals who have got themselves into trouble,» Harry said.
  7. He is appreciative of the relatively normal upbringing his mother gave him. «My mother took a huge part in showing me an ordinary life, including taking me and my brother to see homeless people,» Harry explained, adding, «Thank goodness I’m not completely cut off from reality. People would be amazed by the ordinary life William and I live.»
  8. He does his own shopping, and has no plans to stop. «Sometimes, when I come away from the meat counter in my local supermarket, I worry someone will snap me with their phone,» he admitted. «But I am determined to have a relatively normal life, and if I am lucky enough to have children, they can have one too.» He paused, then added, «Even if I was king, I would do my own shopping.»

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  1. He believes in moving with the times, but also in preserving the «magic» of the monarchy. «It’s a tricky balancing act,» he said. «We don’t want to dilute the magic. The British public and the whole world need institutions like it.» He went on: «The monarchy is a force for good, and we want to carry on the positive atmosphere that the queen has achieved for over 60 years . . . but we won’t be trying to fill her boots.»
  2. Nobody in the royal family actually wants to take the throne. «We are involved in modernizing the British monarchy,» Harry said. «We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people . . . Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.»
  3. He is dedicated to picking up where his mother left off. «I intuitively know what my mother would like me to do and want to progress with work she couldn’t complete,» Harry said of his extensive charity work with HIV/AIDS. Of Diana, he continued: «She had the most wonderful sense of humor and always wanted to make things fun for us, as well as protect us.»
  4. Kate Middleton has helped him cope with the loss of his mother. Harry considers Kate «the big sister he never had,» and often makes visits to her and William’s Kensington Palace apartment for meals — roast chicken is a favorite.
  5. He and William have very different personalities. A source close to the brothers revealed that they are «very unalike emotionally.» While William is «introverted and reclusive,» Harry is far more outgoing. «William was more successful academically, but when it comes to dealing with people, Harry knocks the spots off both him and Kate, especially with children,» the source added. «Harry is passionate about them and is a natural, which neither William nor Kate are.»
  6. He’s not in a rush to get married. Harry has been dating American actress Meghan Markle for over a year, but according to a source close to the prince, he’s not in a hurry to «get things done» (the royal term for proposing marriage). «They obviously get on very well and have a lot in common, but they have not known each other that long,» the source said. «They need to find out if they can have an ordinary relationship within a very unusual setting. I don’t think anything will happen until the end of the year.»
  7. But he is in a rush to «make something» of his life. «I feel there is just a smallish window when people are interested in me before [Prince George and Princess Charlotte] take over, and I’ve got to make the most of it.»

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Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview Got Worse Ratings Than an America’s Funniest Home Videos Rerun

Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones interview was more uneventful than its actual content previously suggested. Deadline reports that per early ratings reports, 3.5 million people watched the episode of Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, making it the lowest viewership her new Sunday show has received in its short run.

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Megyn Kelly’s Interview With Alex Jones Got Her Dropped As Host Of A Sandy Hook Benefit 

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One-time Fox News sweetheart Megyn Kelly made her debut on NBC News a little over a week ago with a Vladimir Putin interview, and it was supposed to be a real fucking get, or something, but it left some people screaming at her to take a long course at Howard Stern’s Night School Of How To Really Interview A Bitch, because she didn’t get anything out of him. Megyn is getting shit again and this time it’s for an interview that hasn’t even aired yet. On Sunday night, NBC will barf up an interview that Megyn did with conspiracy theorist and “performance artist” Alex Jones, who thinks the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre was a staged government hoax involving actors. Because Megyn gave a platform to a tinfoil hat-wearing ass nugget, she’s been dropped as host of a Sandy Hook benefit and her Sunday night show has lost a sponsor.

A piece of Megyn’s interview with Alex is about his theory that Sandy Hook was a hoax. Well, who knew that when you interview a Sandy Hook truther, a Sandy Hook benefit will let you know that they want nothing to do with you. The Washington Post says that the organizers of an annual gala for the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, a nonprofit gun violence prevention group founded by family members of some of the Sandy Hook shooting victims, has let Megyn go as host. I know, Megyn Kelly hosting a Sandy Hook gala is a WTF in itself.

“Sandy Hook Promise cannot support the decision by Megyn or NBC to give any form of voice or platform to Alex Jones and have asked Megyn Kelly to step down as our Promise Champion Gala host. It is our hope that Megyn and NBC reconsider and not broadcast this interview.”

Chase has also washed their hands of Megyn Kelly and have pulled their ads from her show.

It doesn’t seem like NBC is going to drop Alex Jones’ interview. Liz Cole, the executive producer of Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, said that they’re serious journalists and it’s their job to interview people in the news no matter how gross they are. Liz said that people should watch the interview before getting outraged. Megyn spit up her own statement, saying that she also gets the heaves from Alex Jones’ Sandy Hook theory, but that as a serious journalist, it’s her job to “shine a light.” 

Even Alex Jones himself wants NBC to drop his interview into the shit can. Alex calls his interview with Megyn a “hit pieceand says the show misrepresented” his views on Sandy Hook.

So let’s see…

Megyn’s NBC News show hasn’t even been on two weeks and so far not many are impressed, she lost an advertiser and the smegma dingle she interviewed isn’t happy with her interview. Outside of NBC Studios right now, Tamron Hall is cackling into the air as Billy Bush and Kathy Griffin stroll in with their resumes to let HR know that they’re available Sunday nights, and any night really.

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A Ranting Alex Jones Is Asking that His Megyn Kelly Interview Not Air on Father’s Day

This is my new favorite thing today!

Sarah went to Gwynnie’s Wellness (with a capital «W») retreat, «In Goop Health» (no, seriously, that’s what it’s called) and in addition to a bag of $ 85 rocks, she got to experience Goop. — (Lainey)

I NEED ALL OF THESE! — (Nerdist)

Megyn Kelly’s new NBC newsmagazine is not making friends with either side of the political spectrum. The left is furious that Kelly and NBC would give a platform to Sandy Hook truther Alex Jones (and at least one advertiser, JP Morgan, has pulled their ads for the episode), while Alex Jones is also pissed, calling Kelly «cold and robotic» and claiming that the interview is a «hit piece trying to destroy independent media» that make fathers look bad, which is why he doesn’t want it to air on Father’s Day. (Also, because Alex Jones is terrible father). (Uproxx)

If you missed the Tony Awards last night, you might have missed the orchestra trying to play Bette Midler off. Hahahahaha. You don’t tell Bette when she’s finished speaking. Bette finishes when she’s damn good and ready. — (Dlisted)

Also at the Tonys was Mary Beth Peil, who most people would recognize from Dawson’s Creek, but whom I recognize as Peter’s mother from The Good Wife. She looks fantastic and is my new inspiration for aging beautifully. — (GFY)

I feel like I’ve said this so many times, but here it is again: REPRESENTATION MATTERS! And you can see it here in this small sampling of adorable childpeople who saw Wonder Woman. — (The MarySue)

Barron and Melania have moved into the White House and awwwww, doesn’t the First Family look so joyously happy to be together again? That hand-holding doesn’t look awkward at all. — (Jezebel)

Amanda Bynes is back and sober and ready to work, and I just love her so much, I hope she’s happy and feeling good! I also hope she does another movie with Charming Potato because I would buy it and watch it over and over even though my husband would say, «Are you seriously watching this stupid movie again? Is this supposed to be funny? I don’t get it.» HYPOTHETICALLY. — (Celebitchy)

Jessica Chastain got married over the weekend and she looked just lovely! But really? What the shit was Anne Hathaway wearing? — (LG)

Have you watched Curtis Hanson’s film L.A. Confidential? Bea Pants is here to tell you that compared to James Ellroy’s book L.A. Confidential, Hanson’s movie is the happy parts of a Pixar movie. Elroy’s Los Angeles is "dark, mean and merciless." Though not for the faint hearted, L.A. Confidential is a smartly written book. (Cannonball Read 9)

A quick shout-out to a longtime reader of ours, Laura, who offers up reviews at her blog, Movie Mommy. (Movie Mommy)

I said The Defenders picture was my new favorite thing today, but actually, THIS is my new favorite thing today!
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