South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg sure seems to be taking a liking to the Hollywood crowd these days. Lavish donations aside, the attention from all those pretty people must be exhilarating for a guy that looks like the MC at a local Star Trek convention. He’s being hosted around L.A. over the next few weeks by celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Billy Eichner.

 


Remember when Taylor Swift refused to get political? Good times. Now we know she’s a garden-variety entertainment lefty, and she’s proving it with a large donation to an aggressive pro-LGBT interest group in Tennessee.



Fresh off skirting charges in Chicago, racial hoax artist Jussie Smollett is up for an NAACP Image Award and host Anthony Anderson has his back. Anderson, who will be hosting for the sixth year in a row, has a history of bashing conservatives and praising liberals as host.



Game of Thrones star Kit Harington appears to be the latest in a long line of Hollywood lefty Trump Derangement Syndrome victims. The actor behind the show's hero Jon Snow recently sat down with Variety to talk about the upcoming final season of HBO’s insanely popular, long-running medieval fantasy series, a shockingly-violent and sexually-disturbed drama that focuses on various royal bloodlines competing for the claim to the Iron Throne. 



It’s been about six months since Kathy Griffin’s last epic plea for attention. It must be time for her publicists (how’s that for a thankless job?) to their earn their retainer again. Everyone’s heard ad nauseam how she was blacklisted after her severed Trump head stunt. The world is hip to her story about Trump loosing government agents on her. And there may even be those who believe, all evidence to the contrary, that she’s funny and likable enough to have survived her attempted career suicide-by-OrangeMan.

 


Here we go again. If you think the manure-spreaders of sensationalism who masquerade as ethical practitioners of journalism learned anything from last week's MAGA-bashing Covington Catholic High School hoax, I have three words for you: Ha, ha, ha. On Tuesday morning, uncorroborated claims by actor Jussie Smollett that he was the victim of a “brutal” hate crime by Trump supporters in Chicago went viral across social media.



Hey, Tom Brady, while you and your coaches and teammates are preparing to take on the Los Angeles Rams in Sunday's Super Bowl, you would do well to trash that MAGA hat sitting in your locker. That's the advice you're getting from Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter movies, who tells Brady he's terrific and he's behind him, but the hat must go. President Donald Trump is, after all, as bad or worse than Potter's disgusting antagonist, Voldemort.



As Tom Petty once sang, even the losers get lucky sometimes. The anti-Trump media has done a horrible job trying to convince Americans we shouldn’t have a wall at the southern border. But lo and behold, they’ve received a little gift from the gods -- a bit of serendipity to grasp at in the absence of an argument. A few days ago, writers for both CBS online and Variety uncovered an old 1950s TV episode in which a manipulative “con man” named Trump convinces a fear-stricken town to buy his wall. When you’re a partisan hack, that’s more than a whacky coincidence. It’s a fateful lesson from the past because the show’s plot twists “closely mirror what is happening today.”



2018 was declared the “Year of the Woman” by the Hollywood feminist horde, yet once again studies have shown that such progressive grandstanding amounted to, well, grandstanding. On January 3, Variety took another look under Hollywood’s diversity hood and found that women suffered “Radical Underrepresentation” in the industry during 2018

 


It’s beginning to look like the Motion Picture Academy can’t find anyone virtuous enough to spend three hours stroking celebrity egos. After Kevin Hart caved to public pressure against gay-joke Tweets made almost a decade ago, it’s hard to imagine who is so unspotted as to deserve the job.



If you didn’t get what was significant about Thursday, November 15th, then maybe you just don’t understand that everyday of the calendar year is a solemnity celebrating diversity for diversity’s sake. Thursday’s festivities included Latina (ahem LatinX) actress Eva Longoria trashing President Trump and the white patriarchy for “attacking” her as both a Latino and as a woman.



Michael Moore’s anti-American polemics and bomb-throwing “journalism” are usually taken with a grain of salt. But in the era of Trump, the salt shaker is nowhere to be found. And his new movie, Fahrenheit 11/9, has a Rotten Tomato score that indicates that the conspiracy-peddling director has hit the sweet spot in terms of what the media wants.