Stephen Colbert is bemused at Michael Flynn’s ‘treason’ bomb, baffled by Trump’s personal war on Christmas

“I tell you, I’m beginning to think Donald Trump destroys everyone he touches,” Stephen Colbert mused on Tuesday’s Late Show. “He is like the King Midas of crap,” and “the latest Trump aide to hit the fan” is former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn was in court Tuesday to be sentenced for lying to the FBI, and President Trump “was on the sidelines, cheering him on,” Colbert said, reading the relevant tweet, which he suggested amounted to “witness tampering in real time.” Flynn’s lawyers argued last week that the FBI tricked him into lying by not telling him lying to the FBI is a crime, and the judge at… Read More

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Watch Michelle Obama and Jimmy Fallon surprise tourists in a Rockefeller Center elevator

Former first lady Michelle Obama had a little fun with Jimmy Fallon for Tuesday’s Tonight Show, and they threw in a little light exercise to boot. The elevator surprise idea is pretty simple — people believing they are taking a normal tour of 30 Rockefeller Center stop at a floor, only to get a glimpse of Fallon and then Obama, and then the doors close. Maybe the conversations inside the elevator got awkward and political on the ride down — this is still 2018, after all — but from what we can see, everyone seemed to have fun, there is legitimate elevator music, and you can watch below. …read more… Read More

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Kids Asked Astronaut David Saint-Jacques If He Can See Santa From Space

LONGUEUIL, Que. — Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques took a break from his scientific responsibilities aboard the International Space Station Tuesday to ponder a more profound question. “Can you see Santa Claus from the International Space Station?” Elise asked as Grade 1 and 2 students from the elementary school Saint-Jacques attended were linked up with him at Canadian Space Agency headquarters. Saint-Jacques’ face lit up as he promised he would do his best. “Santa Claus, I don’t know whether we will manage to see him. We can see the North Pole from here, but it’s a little at the edge of the horizon,” he said. “We are going to try to… Read More

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Ford Suggests ‘Certain Groups’ Skewed Results Of Sex-Ed Consultations

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is suggesting the results of an online consultation on sex education were skewed by “certain groups” in the early stages of the process. The premier was asked Tuesday whether the province would respect the outcome of the consultation after documents obtained by The Canadian Press showed an overwhelming majority of those who weighed in on the first day opposed his repeal of a modernized sex-ed curriculum introduced by the previous Liberal government. Out of roughly 1,600 submissions to the ForTheParents.ca website obtained through a freedom of information request, roughly two dozen supported the Progressive Conservative government’s decision to repeal the document and temporarily replace… Read More

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We Tried Zara’s New Lipsticks — & Here’s What We Really Think

Welcome to Unfiltered, where we give our honest, no-B.S. reviews of the most buzzed-about beauty products, brands, and services on the market right now. “Thanks, it’s Zara” is the fashion world’s polite way of taking a compliment. And this month, that sentiment will extend to a lot more than $100 winter coats and stylish boots. The retailer just announced a line of makeup products — including 12 on-trend matte lipsticks and liners with serious fashion street cred. If the mix of rich reds, deep berries, and creamy nudes wasn’t cool enough, the velvety-matte formula comes wrapped in Instagram-ready tubes that were inspired by 35mm film. Of course, like any Zara… Read More

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Forever21 Tries To Cash In On Black Panther With White Models

Marvel’s Black Panther is the highest grossing superhero movie of all time. Worldwide, the acclaimed blockbuster made more than $1.2 billion, and the Wakanda-effect didn’t stop there. Starring a nearly all-Black cast, Black Panther was a watershed moment, and one that the film’s costume designer Ruth E. Carter hoped would leave a lasting impression. “I want people to have a new vision of the continent of Africa,” she told Refinery29 in February. “I want people to understand it’s not just this dark place where everyone dresses the same with bones in their nose, living in a grass hut. People need to see this is a modern continent. It has a… Read More

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