Jimmy Kimmel mocked California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner for comments she made this week to Fox News host Sean Hannity about the homeless population in her state.
Appearing on the Wednesday broadcast of Hannity, Jenner seemed to imply that as governor she would like to remove the state’s homeless population because they are an inconvenience to her and her wealthy friends.
“My friends are leaving California,” Jenner had said. “My hangar, the guy across… he was packing up his hangar and I said, ‘Where are you going?’ And he says, ‘I’m moving to Sedona, Arizona, I can’t take it anymore. I can’t walk down the streets and see the homeless.’”
In what has become a commonplace occurrence these days, Fox News host Tucker Carlson addressed a controversy purely of his own making on Thursday night, this time regarding his dangerous and sloppy suggestion that dozens of Americans a day are dying from the coronavirus vaccines.
How did he explain away the highly misleading and disingenuous speculation? Well, by blaming it all on President Joe Biden, of course.
Melinda Gates met with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein alongside her husband Bill in New York City and soon after said she was furious at the relationship between the two men, according to people familiar with the situation.
The previously unreported meeting occurred at Epstein’s Upper East Side Mansion in September 2013, on the same day the couple accepted the Lasker Bloomberg Public Service Award at the Pierre Hotel and were photographed alongside then-mayor Mike Bloomberg.
The meeting would prove a turning point for Gates’ relationship with Epstein, the people familiar with the matter say, as Melinda told friends after the encounter how uncomfortable she was in the company of the wealthy sex offender and how she wanted nothing to do with him.
Dramatic recreations are a stain on most non-fiction efforts, but not so with Dark Side of the Ring. Vice’s docuseries about professional wrestling’s wildest, scariest and saddest stories boasts perhaps the finest reenactments in the genre, thanks to a smoky, shadowy aesthetic that leaves everything feeling cartoonishly melodramatic—fitting, for the subject matter—and features actors (only seen in faceless silhouette) whose physical resemblance to wrestling’s larger-than-life brawlers is nothing short of uncanny. Staying true to the look and spirit of their chosen subject, they’re a prime example of a generally superfluous and cheesy device done right.
That continues with Dark Side of the Ring’s third season, which once again delves into the notorious side of the sports-entertainment arena. For this go-round, creators Evan Husney and Jason Eisner’s series will focus on a host of well-known faces, including the fanatical Ultimate Warrior and the rugged Dynamite Kid, as well as topics ranging from the steroid trials that rocked the industry in the mid-‘90s to the issue of homophobia in this aggressively macho field—an issue addressed via the ordeal of Chris Kanyon, who hid his homosexuality throughout most of his career. Yet perhaps its most memorable tale is told in its two-part premiere (May 6): that of trailblazing loose cannon Brian Pillman.
Narrated by Chris Jericho, Dark Side of the Ring’s debut is yet another example of a tragic wrestling dynamic in which a performer rises to fame by exaggerating their personality for an in-ring persona, only to then become that fictional character in real life, to catastrophic ends. It’s a lethal dance with the devil that eventually caught up with Pillman, an athlete who, following a short stint in the NFL (with his hometown Cincinnati Bengals) and the CFL, began training as a wrestler with Calgary’s famed Stu Hart. That led to an auspicious tenure with the regional Stampede Wrestling promotion, which in turn caught the eye of Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where Pillman found himself somewhat stalled on a mid-level track until he was paired in a tag-team with future icon Steve Austin.