Caryn James

Brad Pitt Reveals Oscar Plan On The Daily Show

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  • February 2, 2012 11:07 AM
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Brad Pitt knows he doesn’t have much of a chance to win the Oscar this year. He actually says so during this campaign stop on The Daily Show last night.

Stephen Colbert Turns His Super PAC Over to Jon Stewart

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  • January 12, 2012 11:30 PM
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Would-be fake president Stephen Colbert – who has polled higher than Jon Huntsman in his native South Carolina – has been piling up money in his Super PAC. But now that he’s ready to form an explororatory committee for his campaign, he can’t legally run the PAC himself. (We know that Romney and Gingrich and all the others don’t coordinate with their PACs; that’s what they’ve said, so it must be true). What to do?

Watch Cranky George Lucas On The Daily Show

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  • January 10, 2012 12:57 PM
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George Lucas had some cranky – but not wrong – things to say about the difficulties of mainstream distribution on The Daily Show last night. He showed up to promote Red Tails, a film about black fliers during World War II that he produced and financed and, he says, had been trying unsuccessfully to get studios interested in for years. Stewart, speaking for most of us, was kind of incredulous – George Lucas can’t get something out there?  - but Lucas, with some wit yet still in cranky-geezer mode, is worth hearing.  

The Daily Show: The Republicans Are Like A Box Of Chocolates

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  • January 4, 2012 11:33 AM
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The compensation for post-vacation return to real life: new episodes of late night shows. None of them were at their best last night, with The Daily Show and Colbert Report suffering most from having taped before the Iowa Caucuses even started. Not that Mitt Romney’s squeaker win would have mattered much, but as Jon Stewart explained in a ghost-story voice, he didn’t have results because “I’m speaking to you from the past.”

Jon Stewart on Lowe's And Muslims

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  • December 14, 2011 8:38 AM
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Jon Stewart takes on the absurdity of Lowe’s dropping out as a sponsor of TLC’s reality series All-American Muslim, in a segment that skewered TLC’s own icky Toddlers and Tiaras, as well as the lunacy of social critics who complained that the people on All-Amercan Muslim weren’t depicted as terrorists. He then turned things over to Asif Mandvi, “Senior Muslim Correspondent,” who pointed out the great deals on terrorist supplies at Lowe’s, with prices so good,  “You can’t afford not to blow something up.”

Jon Stewart's Take: More From the Herman Cain Files

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  • November 8, 2011 2:47 AM
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Jimmy Kimmel may have been the only late-night host with Herman Cain as his guest last night, but he wasn't the only one with Cain in his sights. Take a look at Jon Stewart's typically ultra-smart take.

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