HBO Mocks Meghan McCain as 'Most Embarrassing' Politician's Child

May 20th, 2019 2:49 PM
On his weekly HBO show Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took a shot at Meghan McCain, now the outspoken conservative on ABC's The View. It came as Oliver discussed the Eurovision song contest, which included a kooky anti-capitalist sado-masochist rock band from Iceland called Hatari, and one member (shown in bondage gear) was the son of Iceland's ambassador to England. Oliver joked: "…

‘Vampire’ Author Anne Rice Says Climate Change Influenced New Book

December 23rd, 2016 9:51 AM
Like stories of vampires, climate change is nothing new. ​Interview with the Vampire author Anne Rice suggested as much in a Dec. 22, interview with the Daily Beast. While answering questions about her book Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, Rice cited a history of catastrophes on earth and their impact on the climate.

Bill Maher: Cruz Uses His ‘High Intelligence In the Service of Evil’

January 15th, 2016 11:15 AM
Broadcast-network comedy-talk programs such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon took two weeks off over Christmas and New Year’s. Real Time With Bill Maher got a winter break college students would envy (two months -- remember, it’s not TV, it’s HBO) but the show returns Friday night, and to promote it, Maher gave an interview to The Daily Beast. He and the Beast’s…

Actress Olivia Wilde Says Attacks On Hillary Are 'Pure Sexism'

October 14th, 2015 1:32 PM
Don’t tell actress Olivia Wilde that Hillary comes across as an ice queen. That means you’re a sexist pig. In an interview with Marlow Stern at the Daily Beast the former House cast member unleashed.  “It’s pure sexism,” she says. “This [BS] about her not seeming ‘warm’ enough is pure misogyny. It’s ridiculous. I…