The eccentric actor returns to the screen with his most "normal" role yet
Earlier this year, a Cheerios ad featuring a biracial couple generated a lot of racist blowback and serious discussion. But a more recent spot for the General Mills cereal is so tacky, it's hard to take seriously.SEE ALSO: Michael Leisner, Cheerios-burning gay marriage protester, dead at 65 The ad, ... More >>
Last night, Stephen Colbert became the latest person to put AM 1130 host Bob Davis on blast for telling families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims they can "go to hell."SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert makes best Minnesota joke ever about Chris Kluwe During his nightly "The Word" segment, Colbert quoted a ... More >>
Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison thinks it's about time Congress takes a hard look at policies surrounding U.S. drone strikes, Barack Obama's choice weapon against terrorists outside of Iraq and Afghanistan since he took office. SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison: GOP fiscal cliff offer makes path to deal ... More >>
Andrew Bird doesn't like to call himself a writer. With the classic humility of a Midwesterner, he says, "It's just something that happens when you get up in the morning. It's not a big deal." The maestro -- who has a huge resume of artist friends including Neko Case, My Morning Jacket, and Ani DiFr ... More >>
There's nothing funny about the Minnesota native's comedic success
Daughter's two EP's are a clear depiction of pre-and-post-breakup resilience. The songs of the young London band are all full of intense emotional mood swings and weighted words. As any toxic relationship can most assuredly leave you grieving, Daughter evokes emotions that leave you practically gutt ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty: Obama is "All foam and no beer"Believe it or not, Stephen Colbert wants to see Tim Pawlenty as Mitt Romney's running mate, and following the advice of Fox News, he did what he could to make that happen. But as a result, we're no longer able to edit T-Paw's Wikipedia page.On l ... More >>
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Related:Trampled by Turtles Day declared in Minneapolis and DuluthTrampled by Turtles at First Avenue, 4/11/12Ten local songs the Minnesota Twins should play at Target FieldThe month of April has been an eventful one for the gents in Trampled by Turtles. Not long after a sold-out release show at Fir ... More >>
From top GOP contender to bottom of the barrel
Stephen Colbert approves of Bachmann buying the Ames Straw Poll.Michele Bachmann's dominant showing at the Ames Straw Poll is a great achievement -- unless you think about how she did it. Bachmann bought 6,000 straw poll tickets, which cost $30 each, and handed them out to supporters. She also u ... More >>
Photo by Erik HesstUnE-yArDs at the Cedar earlier this yearThe Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show, which is musically hosted by groundbreaking live hip-hop crew the Roots, has made a habit out of bending the rules of typical late-show musical performances and allowing artists to perform whatever - ... More >>
Letterman turns Bachmann into a punchline.David Letterman is hot on Michele Bachmann's tail, making fun of her ass and her makeup in Tuesday night's Top 10 list: "Signs There's Already Trouble at Michele Bachmann's Campaign Headquarters." It surely won't be long before Republicans complain t ... More >>
Bachmann mixes up her Waynes.When Michele Bachmann confused John Wayne, legendary Western actor, with John Wayne Gacy, legendary Midwestern murderer, the internet was flooded with "psychopathic clown" jokes. Last night, Stephen Colbert took his own big bite out of the low-hanging fruit.
Will Brock Lesnar be the same after surgery?Brock Lesnar has finally gone under the knife for his chronic diverticulitis. The former UFC heavyweight champion thought he had the disease beat with medication and diet adjustments after it derailed him last year. But it became clear a few weeks ... More >>
The Gingrich glitter shower in Minneapolis earns rave reviews.That humiliating Newt Gingrich glitter shower at the hands of local left-wing activist Nick Espinoza rated a mention on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leno aired video of the prank, captured during a book signing for the Minnesota F ... More >>
Oh, Prince. Purple Yoda yadda yadda and walking contradiction. A few weeks ago during an appearance on George Lopez Tonight, Prince laid out a new gripe with how things operate in the music industry: cover songs. Ugh, cover songs! That's not your music, Sinéad!
What's a Reince Priebus?Reince Priebus is chairman of the Republican Party in Wisconsin. And now he's also the chairman of the whole GOP shebang from coast to coast. Republicans elected him to replace Michael Steele today, and now they're going to have to learn how to pronounce his name.
Ieshuh Griffin on the Daily Show Ieshuh Griffin, the woman who captured the attention of the nation for her controversial election slogan "Not the white man's bitch," is at it again. Griffin is running for not one, but--count 'em--two county seats. Griffin wants to be county executive, the top ... More >>
Colbert on Carlson: It's crazy.Gretchen Carlson, the pride of Anoka High School, and Steve Doocey's best pal on Fox and Friends, probably has a clause in her contract to make sure we know there's a war on Christmas. That's the only logical reason she keeps obsessing on the subject. Well, th ... More >>
Be still, my teenage angst-heavy heart. News hit yesterday afternoon that A Perfect Circle, Maynard James Keenan of Tool's side project with former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha and omnipresent session drummer Josh Freese (Devo, Weezer, the Vandals, etc), among others, will re-emerge for a short tou ... More >>
Lady Gaga pronounced herself the "Queen of Twitter" earlier this week when she surpassed Britney Spears' follower count and became one of the most popular social media moguls in the world (even Conan O'Brien tweeted about it). We thought it was high time to compare Gaga and Brit Brit and see who has ... More >>
Coco Mault via Flickr.comMinneapolis's Parkway Theater is a hidden gem. Owned and operated by the same family who runs Pepito's, the adjoining Mexican restaurant, it's a magical place where you can purchase margaritas along with your popcorn, and where the first rows of seats are soft leather ... More >>
Screen grab via GMATim Pawlenty talked politics on "Good Morning America"He got to mix wonk with wisecracks last night on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, but this morning, Gov. Tim Pawlenty put on a necktie and did a little breakfast-time jousting with "Good Morning America" host George St ... More >>
It's tricky to pick out a good band leader/sidekick for your late-night comedy show. On the one hand, it's important not to get a simpering sycophant like Kevin Eubanks, who recently quit the Tonight Show 18 years too late for our taste:
On HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher," former Gov. Jesse Ventura throws a verbal hand grenade from safe cover. Maher, after all, is an outspoken atheist. "Why hasn't the Catholic Church been prosecuted under the federal RICO laws of organized crime," Ventura asks about 1 min 20 seconds into this cli ... More >>
Are you with Coco?
A protest took place on Friday night in honor of ousted Late Night host Conan O'Brien, pure passion keeping the small group warm.