John Oliver on the "Fucking Assholes" Who Attacked Paris

Jay Hathaway · 11/16/15 09:41AM

Whenever The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart had to report on a tragedy like Friday’s terrorist attacks on Paris, he would temporarily drop the jokes and speak candidly. Serious Jon was a little jarring to watch, at least the first couple of times, and that successfully conveyed the gravity of situation.

Are You Like, "So What? Who Cares?" About Living Amongst Roaches?

Rich Juzwiak · 11/02/15 02:40PM

There’s this guy Kyle on the currently airing third season of TLC’s harrowing 90 Day Fiance who is terrifyingly blasé about his New Orleans house’s cockroach infestation. He chalks it up to the fact that he lives in a “bachelor pad” and seems only concerned about it because it bothers his fiance Noon, who has moved from Thailand to be with him. (She’s in the States on a K-1 or “fiance” visa, which requires her to marry Kyle after 90 days if she’s to stay in the country—hence the show’s name.)

Rachel Dolezal Receives Standing Ovation for Admitting She Was Born White

Rich Juzwiak · 11/02/15 12:58PM

Rachel Dolezal is still up to her old tricks—chiefly, identifying as black and saying little beyond that when questioned about virtually anything—per her appearance on today’s episode of The Real, the View-style roundtable talk show whose panel is made up entirely of women of color. God knows why Dolezal appeared on the show—her internet-breaking notoriety earlier this year now seems several lifetimes ago. Certainly, the women on the panel came ready to hand Dolezal her ass.

Famous Racist Vogues 

Rich Juzwiak · 10/20/15 11:50AM

Paula Deen, a famous racist, vogued last night on Dancing With the Stars. Voguing is a style of dance that was created and cultivated for the most part by black and Latin gay men and trans women. (See Paris Is Burning.) It was then mainstreamed by Madonna, whose Marie Antoinette-inspired performance at the 1990 VMAs Deen attempted to replicate.

Twyla Tharp Is Feisty as Hell, Man

Rich Juzwiak · 10/19/15 11:54AM

“I never had anybody in 12 years of doing this who gave me as hard a time [as you],” Tavis Smiley told dancer/choreographer Twyla Tharp at the end of their 30-minute interview, which aired Friday. At 74, she’s a firecracker, man—and one who referred to Smiley as “man” about half a dozen times. Highlights are in this reel, man:

Amy Schumer's Ode to Cum

Rich Juzwiak · 10/18/15 12:05PM

Last night, HBO aired the one-hour standup special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo. It was good, if you’re into that sort of thing (i.e. Schumer being Schumer). My favorite bit centered on cum. It started, “I’m just reminding you that we’re all disgusting. No one in here is better than anyone else. Like, you’ve all caught a hot load, you know?”

Straight Men Discuss Their Attraction to Trans Women in New Doc

Rich Juzwiak · 10/13/15 04:40PM

A documentary about trans women and the men who love them called Sex Diaries: Trans Lovers aired on the U.K.’s Channel 4 last night. It was a regularly fascinating glimpse into a subject that’s still so taboo, host/director Charlie Russell reported early on that finding men to talk about their relationships with trans women wasn’t easy.

Someone At Ellen Thought This Nicki Minaj Parody Was a Good Idea

Rich Juzwiak · 10/12/15 06:30PM

On today’s Ellen, Ellen DeGeneres presented a “very exclusive sneak peek” of the upcoming ABC Family sitcom about Nicki Minaj’s early life. What ran was a satirical sketch that amounted to a little over of a minute of modern minstrelsy in which members of a black family bumbled around their house impeded by their giant asses. They knocked stuff over with their big butts, and found it challenging to sit on a couch together. The little girl character was made to bend over as she was introduced.

Little Girl Explains Her Trans Experience So Clearly, A Child Could Understand It

Rich Juzwiak · 10/08/15 01:25PM

Paddy, who hails from Leicester, England, was 7 years old when she was filmed for the documentary Born in the Wrong Body: My Transgender Kid, which aired this week on Channel 4 in the U.K. The clip above of Paddy discussing her gender identity with prodigious clarity is just perfect. I love it so much. I can’t stop watching.