Oscar Week Party Report: Glenn Close, Allison Janney, LaKeith Stanfield and More Hit the Scene (Photos)

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Current Academy Awards nominees, past Oscar winners and everyone who’s anyone has been hitting parties all over town as the countdown to Oscars 2019 is in full tilt.

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Cadillac threw its annual bash at Chateau Marmont on Thursday night, where Oscar winners including Allison Janney, Christoph Waltz and Hilary Swank literally rubbed shoulders in the packed garden with Liev Schreiber, Tiffany Haddish and Zoe Saldana. Word is that two-time winner Swank had some good advice for anyone navigating Oscar night: “Eat before you go.”

Also in the crush were Stephan James, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan and Allen Leech, who had bounced across town from the Oscar Wilde Awards held earlier at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot studio in Santa Monica.

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At that annual Oscar Wilde bash that reminds the world of the U.S.-Ireland Alliance, Irishman Leech (who’s on a roll with “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Downton Abbey” turning him into a household face) presented his fellow countryman Aidan Gillen with a special award.

Current best actress nominees Glenn Close and Melissa McCarthy made Oscar Wilde the place where they proved they’re not really in competition, as McCarthy presented Close with her Irish award — a Hawke + Axel hand-blown eternal flame crystal prize.

Chris O’Dowd got one, too, and Abrams played a congenial host to other current nominees Ed Guiney, Robbie Ryan and Peter Devlin as well as a gaggle of celebs including John Cho, Kathy Griffin, Nicole Holofcener and Paula Malcolmson.

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Back in Hollywood at new hotspot h club, the Dolby Laboratories reminded the Academy that cinematographers, sound editors and sound mixers deserve as much love as actors and directors, with a big party honoring the nominees in those categories.

The sound was turned up to 11 as Karasene (the live band) got everyone rockin’, including nominees Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic for “A Star Is Born,” Tim Cavagin, John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone from “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Mary H. Ellis, Mildred Iatrou Morgan and Ai-Ling Lee for “First Man” and Sergio Diaz from “Roma,” who all enjoyed the above-the-line limelight for a night.

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Meanwhile, up in the Beverly Hills, environmental advocate, actor and author Suzy Amis Cameron hosted her annual Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) Pre-Oscars Celebration, putting the focus once again on sustainable and environmentally friendly and ethical clothing. (James Cameron, Danielle Macdonald, Suzy Amis Cameron, Samata Pattinson, LaKeith Stanfield, Fiona Xie and Laura Harrier all turned out.)

This year, Danielle Macdonald (“Dumplin’”) and Laura Harrier (“BlacKkKlansman”) will represent RCGD at the Academy Awards.

Others who made the trek up into the chilly hills to the Albright Fashion Library included LaKeith Stanfield (who wore a RCGD design last year), James Cameron, Michelle Rodriguez and Fiona Xie.

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Earlier that afternoon, a crowd of women descended on the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel ballroom for a completely different ladies-who-lunch extravaganza (very different indeed from the typical wizened Beverly Hills set).

This power-player group joined Essence Magazine for their annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon, all celebrating “black excellence” in Hollywood.

The scene was led by Regina Hall (“Support the Girls”) — seen above with Sean “Diddy” Combs, KiKi Layne, Amandla Stenberg, Sanaa Lathan, and Elaine Welteroth — as Essence honored Hall, Jenifer Lewis, Stenberg and Layne. Amber Riley performed as Ava Duvernay, Angela Bassett and Sheryl Lee Ralph looked on.

And there were even a few men in the packed place, including Sean “Diddy” Combs and “BlacKkKlansman” nominees Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard.

That afternoon was also devoted to collecting a bit of swag, as Doris Bergman once again hosted her 11th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge and Party at the Fig & Olive in WeHo, which saw a revolving door of stars.

Oscar nominee Bruce Dern (above) turned up, as did Christopher MacDonald, Esai Morales, Deidre Hall and a slew of others; everything stopped as a downpour turned into sleet and snow for a moment, causing everyone to run to see that strange climate change phenomenon in action.

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Speaking of climate change and freezing SoCal weather, Wednesday night’s Global Green 25th Anniversary Gala actually started things off during Oscar week, as the Four Seasons Beverly Hills was transformed into a grazing party filled with locally produced, sustainable foods, wines, beers and other products, all designed to get the stars thinking about protecting the planet.

With a goal to fight climate change, the organization easily drew a collection of like-minded stars to its pre-Oscar gala. Everyone from Ed O’Neill to Fran Dresher, Amy Smart, Ed Begley Jr. and Tia Carrere (above), who all enjoyed a performance by Robin Thicke after bidding on loads of ecology themed live auction items.

“This event is so important, I never miss it,” Carrere said, echoing the sentiment that rolled throughout the party.

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5 Lingering Twitter Questions That Jack Dorsey Dodged on His Recent Media Blitz

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Twitter chief Jack Dorsey just went on a multi-week media blitz — and we’re still left searching for answers to the biggest questions facing his company.

It’s not like the questions weren’t asked. In several recent interviews — including conversations with Huffington Post, Recode’s Kara Swisher, and major podcasters like Joe Rogan and Bill Simmons — Dorsey had multiple chances to address topics that have become synonymous with Twitter in the last year: inconsistent banning policies; capricious enforcement of its rules; political favoritism; widespread harassment; doxxing.

If the point of the PR push was to have Dorsey come across as a nice guy, then mission accomplished. But his long-winded, circuitous replies offered little insight. This was a failed opportunity for Dorsey to clearly articulate Twitter policies that are often arcane — and seemingly fluid. Instead, his verbose answers allowed him to dodge the most difficult questions like prime Floyd Mayweather deftly avoiding punches.

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Consider his answers to the following questions:

1. Twitter’s perceived political bias

Sam Harris, on his Making Sense podcast, pressed Dorsey on the “pervasive sense” Twitter is “biased politically” in favor of left-leaning causes. For many centrists and right-of-center users, the prevailing belief is that “Twitter reliably lands on one side of the divide” when it comes to ruling on race, gender and other hot-button topics, Harris said.

Harris cited the example of feminist writer Meghan Murphy — who was banned by Twitter in November after posting several tweets related to trans issues, including “men aren’t women” and “how are transwomen not men?” — suggesting that she was targeted because she was not “sufficiently woke.”

Dorsey didn’t have much of a response. “I don’t believe we can afford to take a neutral stance anymore,” Dorsey said — without offering details on the stances the company should be taking.

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2. Twitter’s inconsistent rules enforcement 

Dorsey also didn’t add much clarity to why Twitter bans certain voices. Harris pointed to right-wing troll Milo Yiannopoulos getting the boot, while Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who recently compared Jews to termites, is allowed to stay. The latter seemed to clearly violate Twitter’s Hateful Conduct Policy, which prohibits “the dehumanization of a group of people based on their religion.” Dorsey couldn’t explain the disconnect.

And when asked by Joe Rogan on his podcast why digital shock jock Alex Jones was banned last summer, Dorsey simply said he was “not sure.”

This was a frequent response — Dorsey not knowing the “exact specifics” of Twitter’s policies, like when it comes to “deadnaming,” or using a trans person’s previous name. (A Twitter spokesperson later clarified to TheWrap that “targeting someone because of their gender identity has always been a violation.”)

Most glaringly, Twitter’s erratic enforcement undercuts Dorsey’s “No. 1 concern,” which he told YouTuber Gad Saad was “what we are doing to protect physical safety.” At the same time, it gives ammo to his critics.

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As Harris later noted in his own appearance on Rogan’s podcast, if safety were truly Twitter’s main priority, Twitter would have punished Kathy Griffin last month when she called for the identities of the Kentucky Catholic high school students seen in a widely circulated video faceoff with a Native American elder in Washington, D.C.

“Name these kids,” Griffin tweeted. “I want NAMES. Shame them. If you think these f—ers wouldn’t dox you in a heartbeat, think again.” Griffin’s tweet, at minimum, called for her followers to violate Twitter’s privacy rules.

Let’s be clear hear: It’s unrealistic for Dorsey, as the head not only of Twitter but also of Square, to know the rationale behind every policy decision about a user who is or isn’t banned.

Still, by granting these interviews, Dorsey had to know he’d be asked about Twitter’s seemingly inconsistent bans and rules enforcement. Conservatives and free speech absolutists have been crying foul after several right-wing voices have been kicked off Twitter in the last year. The goalposts, they argue, appear to shift based on the political affiliation of the transgressor. By not having concrete reasons for why some provocative voices have been punished and not others, Dorsey did little to extinguish one of the biggest complaints against Twitter.

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3. Twitter’s harassment issues 

Conversely, Twitter has been skewered by many on the left for its inability to curb harassment. On his popular podcast, Bill Simmons asked Dorsey when Twitter would fix its troll issue. Dorsey said there isn’t “one single fix” to the problem, but that “it’s going to be a constant evolution.”

Twitter has rolled out updates in the last year aiming to silence trolls, including bumping what it considers obnoxious tweets to the bottom of reply threads. How the company determines which tweets are bumped is unclear, however, aside from Twitter saying it ranks tweets based on several factors, including whether the user recently opened many new accounts or regularly tweets about users who don’t follow them back. This has been part of Twitter’s renewed focus on the “health” of conversations on its platform — something Dorsey mentioned several times during his media tour.

But he didn’t have much to say on future steps Twitter might take to combat harassment. Rather, the biggest takeaway from his interviews is that Twitter wants to move towards a more “proactive” system, powered by machine learning, that spots abuse, rather than depending on users to report harassment themselves.

“I will say that we don’t feel great about the state that we’re in,” Dorsey told Simmons. “Our entire harassment and abuse framework is dependent upon people reporting harassment and abuse, and it’s completely unfair that the victim of the abuse and harassment has to report it themselves.”

Dorsey echoed the same line when he told Recode’s Kara Swisher last week that it’s a “huge fail” Twitter puts the “burden” on users to report abuse.

“Well, that is like telling me I am sick and am responsible for fixing it,” Swisher responded. “YOU made the product, YOU run the platform. Saying it is a huge fail is a cop out to many. It is to me.”

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4. President Trump

Whether you’re for or against the president, nothing highlights Twitter — and Dorsey’s — confusing standards better than Donald Trump.

Dorsey told the Huffington Post he believes it’s vital to know “how global leaders think and how they act.” He reiterated this line in several of his interviews. That stance apparently gives the president carte blanche to tweet however he wants. Dorsey said it’s important to understand the “context” in which Trump is tweeting, even when he’s using Twitter to threaten North Korea with nuclear annihilation. (Twitter’s rules bar users from making “specific threats of violence” or wishing “for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or group of people.”)

“It was the context that presidents of this country have used similar language on different mediums,” Dorsey told Rogan. “They say it on radio, they say it on television. If you were to look at President Obama, it wasn’t the exact same tone, but there were threats surrounding the same country. We have to take that context into consideration.”

At what point would Twitter consider removing the president? When asked by HuffPost if threatening to murder a journalist would do the trick, Dorsey nearly gave a definitive answer, before catching himself.

“That would be a violent threat. We’d definitely … you know, we’re in constant communication with all governments around the world. So we’d certainly talk about it,” Dorsey said.

As Harris told Dorsey: “If you’re worried about the health of political conversation in particular, it’s hard to point to anyone whose had a worse influence on the nature of our conversation there [than Trump].”

That irony appeared lost on Dorsey, who only exacerbated the notion Twitter is picking and choosing when its rules apply.

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5. Twitter’s own transparency

One of the chief complaints against Twitter, and several of its Silicon Valley social-media peers, is that it’s too secretive. The company only reveals something about itself when it’s convenient, rather than when its investors or users are interested in finding out.

This might be changing, if only slightly, with Twitter reporting its daily active user count for the first time ever earlier this month.

Still, the company has a long way to go before achieving glasnost. Its rules regarding users remain obscure, appear to be selectively applied and seem to change on a whim. And despite spending weeks avoiding clear answers to Twitter’s biggest questions, Dorsey seems to understand the company’s messaging shortcomings as much as anyone.

“We should be a lot more transparent about the ‘why’ behind [Twitter’s decisions],” Dorsey told Saad. “And we’re just not there yet.”

When Twitter does get there, it’ll make Dorsey’s next media blitz much more enlightening.

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Don Cheadle & Kathy Griffin In Twitter Beef Over His Not Defending Her After Severed Trump Head Flap – In 2017

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Kathy Griffin Says Her Mother Maggie ‘Has Rapidly Fallen Into the Throes of Dementia’

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Kathy Griffin shared sad news with her fans Thursday, saying that her 98-year-old mother Maggie — who was regularly featured on Griffin’s reality show “My Life on the D-List” — has “rapidly fallen into the throes of dementia.”

In a long series of tweets, Griffin shared a photo of herself with Maggie from September, which Griffin said, “was the last time I was able to have a proper/coherent conversation with her.”

“Since that photo was taken, she has rapidly fallen into the throes of dementia,” Griffin continued. “This is never easy for any child, I know this is a reality that millions of people deal with every year. But when it comes to my mom this is particularly hard because her sharp mind was everything.”

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Griffin added that, until the past couple of years, the elder Griffin was “so sharp she always kept me on my toes … Watching that slip away so fast has been devastating.”

Griffin went on to assure fans that her mother “is not in pain and she is getting the best 24-hour care,” but that “at this point she only knows my name and I love you.”

The comedian added, “I know many of you know what that reality is like…I’m still grappling with it.”

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Griffin continued that the proudest part for her about her reality show was that it “gave me the opportunity to show the world how naturally funny my parents were. When people tell me they feel like they know my mom, I always respond ‘You do!’ She never put on a show, she was the show.”

Griffin added, “I’m so lucky that I have six seasons of My Life On The D list to look back on and enjoy moments of my mom being herself…the Maggie you all came to know and love. Remember the ‘Faceplace’ (aka Facebook) moment?”

Read Griffin’s tweets below.

A) As heartbreaking as this is, I feel the need to share some important info about my mom Maggie. I’ve always been honest with you all, but this one is really hard. The pic below, taken in September, was the last time I was able to have a proper/coherent conversation with her. pic.twitter.com/oqBcQTEDAB

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 3, 2019

B) Since that photo was taken, she has rapidly fallen into the throes of dementia. This is never easy for any child, I know this is a reality that millions of people deal with every year. But when it comes to my mom this is particularly hard because her sharp mind was everything.

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 3, 2019

C) My mom is 98 and up until this past couple years she was so sharp she always kept me on my toes. Her mind was so naturally quick, funny, and smart. No one could get anything past her. Watching that slip away so fast has been devastating.

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 3, 2019

D) I want to assure you all that she is not in pain and she is getting the best 24-hour care. In terms of how she is now, at this point she only knows my name and I love you. I know many of you know what that reality is like…I’m still grappling with it.

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 3, 2019

E) A big reason I’m sharing this news with you is that so many of you have asked why I haven’t posted a video of Maggie & her beloved dog Twinkle in the past few months. Now you understand why we haven’t been able to share anything, here is a moment between them from this summer pic.twitter.com/IWdzoGAHTW

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 3, 2019

F) What I am most proud of when I comes to My Life On The D List is that show gave me the opportunity to show the world how naturally funny my parents were. When people tell me they feel like they know my mom, I always respond “you do!” She never put on a show, she was the show.

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 3, 2019

G) If you ever met my mom and asked for a photo, you should know it was a pleasure as much for her as it was for you. She loved making people happy and making people laugh. And trust me, I know she was the bigger star…here she is at my LA show in June greeting her many fans! pic.twitter.com/loWSzKckGG

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 3, 2019

H) I can’t tell you how many invites I get addressed to Maggie and me. @GloriaEstefan once joked that I wasn’t allowed to come to her concert unless I brought Maggie! Here is a sweet video of @sharonstone meeting Maggie at my house. I’m so grateful these moments were captured. pic.twitter.com/xuTna345vB

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 3, 2019

I) One of the many perks of being in show business is having the ability/resources of being able to capture amazing moments. When I brought @shanedawson‘s mom @TeresaYaw backstage at my show in LA, I had Teresa teach Maggie about Youtube…or as Maggie called it U2 pic.twitter.com/Gxjs8KUH1i

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 3, 2019

J) I’m so lucky that I have six seasons of My Life On The D list to look back on and enjoy moments of my mom being herself…the Maggie you all came to know and love. Remember the “Faceplace” (aka Facebook) moment? pic.twitter.com/A6b24NvaPg

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 3, 2019

K) I would love it if you would respond to this thread with a video clip of your favorite Maggie moments or if you had the honor of meeting her a photo. While the reality for Maggie is different now, I want to remember the woman all of you fell in love with.

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 3, 2019

L) Could any photo sum up Maggie more than this one? Glass of wine in one hand (from the box, naturally) and her favorite daughter Twinkle in the other.

TIP IT!!

P.S. Those sunglasses were mine…she may have stolen them…allegedly! pic.twitter.com/6QSX3Ahghi

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 3, 2019

M) I will never forget how kind so many of you were to her. People ask why I’m friends with @KimKardashian. It’s simple, moments like these…when Maggie was depressed, Kim cheered her up by bringing her kids Saint and North to the house. It made Maggie’s day. pic.twitter.com/cPzyOUfdaE

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 3, 2019

N) My amazing mom and me…. pic.twitter.com/7DIJDe0ksA

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 3, 2019

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Kathy Griffin Says Leslie Jones Was In Talks to Replace Andy Cohen on CNN’s New Year’s Eve Telecast

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Kathy Griffin said CNN was in talks with “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones to replace Andy Cohen as this year’s New Year’s Eve telecast co-host.

Griffin was fired from the show and replaced by Cohen last year after she posed in a photo with a replica of President Trump’s severed head. She said Jones’ deal eventually fell through because the offer was downgraded to a “guest role” appearance.

“I heard from a few different people that the hilarious Leslie Jones was in talks to co-host CNN’s New Year’s telecast with Anderson Cooper this year,” Griffin wrote. “I was elated when I heard this news. If I can’t get the gig, I will cheer for Leslie. I don’t know her, but I thought it was such a great idea for CNN to have a woman of color over 50 who is so sharp, improvisational, and hilarious. I was ready to congratulate her publicly.”

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Jones is co-hosting NBC’s New Years Eve telecast with “The Voice’s” Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen.

Reps for CNN, NBC and Jones did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.

Griffin also said that NBC — where Jones works as an “SNL” cast member —  threw a wrench in the negotiations because the network did not want her to appear on another network. But Griffin noted that Cohen is also under contract with NBC, through its Bravo network. Griffin has repeatedly spoken ill of Cohen.

“You have to admit, it didn’t make sense that NBC Uni wouldn’t have a problem with Andy Cohen, who also works for NBC Uni, appearing on CNN, but would have a problem with Leslie?” Griffin said. “Since Leslie didn’t work out, CNN couldn’t find one woman standup comic star to co-host? Jeff?”

The “Jeff” she referenced is CNN boss Jeff Zucker. She also said that eight years into the job, she asked for a raise, and that Zucker was “so angry” he docked 30 percent of her pay.

“The first two years I appeared on CNN, it didn’t even occur to me to ask for a salary. The 8th year when I asked Jeff Zucker for a raise, he was so angry he docked me 30%. I’m sorry to say I took the pay cut because I truly enjoyed making you all laugh,” Griffin wrote.

She said that by her 10th year hosting, she worked her way up to a fee of $150,000.

Some of the tweets are below. You can read the rest here.

G) Anything less than co-hosting screams to me very little or no pay, and a lack of respect for someone who is such a proven talent, has a big fan base, and knows what she’s doing. She has paid her dues and then some!

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) December 31, 2018

L) I worked my way up by the 10th year at CNN to get a fee of $150,000. By the way, just as a point of reference, Anderson Cooper regularly bragged for years that his annual CNN contract was $10 million a year.

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) December 31, 2018

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Bill O’Reilly Shredded Over Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tweet: ‘You Impotent Ghoul’

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Christmas might still be days away, but Bill O’Reilly has already been given a big ol’ lump of coal, thanks to a tweet Friday about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Former Fox News Channel personality O’Reilly came in for a grilling when he tweeted that Ginsberg’s health issues were, “Bad news for the left.”

The tweet came following news that Ginsburg had undergone surgery to have two malignant nodules removed from her left lung.

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A press release issued by the Supreme Court on Friday noted that “there was no evidence of any remaining disease” and that Ginsburg “is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days.” Still, O’Reilly offered up his own political prognosis via Twitter.

“Justice Ginsburg is very ill. Another Justice appointment inevitable and soon,” O’Reilly tweeted. “Bad news for the left.”

The tone of O’Reilly’s tweet left a number of people cold, but their reactions were plenty heated.

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“F— YOU, YOU FUCKING SEXUAL PREDATOR,” responded comedian Kathy Griffin, in an apparent reference to the sexual misconduct accusations that have been leveled against O’Reilly.

Conan O’Brien sidekick Andy Richter was similarly blunt in his assessment, tweeting, “Eat the s— of your failure, you impotent ghoul.”

“The West Wing” alum Bradley Whitford, meanwhile, offered, “Classic @BillOReilly. Used to bitch about the fake ‘war on Christmas’ while his own life is an actual war on the values of Jesus Christ.”

And then there was Michael Avenatti, attorney for porn star and Trump nemesis Stormy Daniels, who offered, “@BillOReilly – if there was ever any question as to whether you were a despicable human being (there wasn’t), it has now been answered unequivocally.”

Read on for O’Reilly’s tweet and more reactions.

Justice Ginsburg is very ill. Another Justice appointment inevitable and soon. Bad news for the left.

– Bill O’Reilly (@BillOReilly) December 21, 2018

Classic @BillOReilly. Used to bitch about the fake “war on Christmas” while his own life is an actual war on the values of Jesus Christ. https://t.co/PCkcRcKt7d

– Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) December 21, 2018

.@BillOReilly – if there was ever any question as to whether you were a despicable human being (there wasn’t), it has now been answered unequivocally. https://t.co/XUQzT9rBDE

– Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) December 21, 2018

Wow @BillOReilly,this is sick. I am guessing you intended to wish her well and it just came out twisted. Did you really mean to make it sound like you are waiting for her to pass? https://t.co/LDHrT3K7RT

– Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) December 21, 2018

In case you weren’t sure that Bill O’Reilly is a despicable human being… https://t.co/VwWzAe1n56

– Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) December 21, 2018

Congratulations @BillOReilly, for the most despicable tweet of the week. https://t.co/QmW4Vk3ngb

– Peter Daou (@peterdaou) December 21, 2018

Bill, i hope you spend this holiday and figure out what is broken within you that would cause you to tweet something like this. I pray you are healed.

– Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) December 21, 2018

Siri: show me how Bill O’Reilly can be more unlikeable. https://t.co/3p2Vw8xMWw

– Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) December 21, 2018

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Kathy Griffin Complains About ‘No Women’ Making Forbes List of Highest Paid Comedians

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Earlier this week, the Forbes list of wealthiest American celebrities featured Oprah Winfrey and a young woman who’s on her way to becoming a self-made billionaire, Kylie Jenner. But in Forbes’ analysis of the year’s highest paid comedians, not one woman landed on their list, as Kathy Griffin was very quick to point out.

Griffin tweeted out an image of the Forbes list with the simple caption “No women.” It’s a frustrating lack of diversity, especially as Forbes notes that Amy Schumer, for one, cracked the $15 million threshold last year on the back of a tour and Netflix special.

Ellen DeGeneres also was not eligible for the list as she’s a talk show host, but it’s worth noting that she just made her return to stand-up comedy in the first time in over a decade with her recent Netflix special “Relatable.” If she was, she might easily give Jerry Seinfeld a run for his money, who topped the list by making $57.5 million.

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Seinfeld has topped the list every year Forbes has run it since 2006, with the exception of 2016, when Kevin Hart edged out Seinfeld. And Hart, who recently stepped down from hosting the 2019 Oscars over backlash about old homophobic tweets and comments, boasted the biggest comedy tour of the year in 2018, his “Irresponsible” tour that sold over 1 million tickets and netted $30 million for Hart, according to Forbes.

Louis C.K. previously made the list in 2017, but is now absent as a result of his sexual misconduct scandal.

In order, the list is Seinfeld, Hart, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais, Gabriel Iglesias, Terry Fator, Jim Gaffigan, Jeff Dunham and Sebastian Maniscalco. See the full list via Forbes, and see Griffin’s tweet below:

No Women pic.twitter.com/njywQqFTXY

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) December 21, 2018

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Kathy Griffin Spreads Some Holiday Jeer to Megyn Kelly With Obama Santa Pic (Photo)

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Merry Christmas, Megyn Kelly; Kathy Griffin has a gift for you.

You might want to put on some gloves before opening it, though, because this present comes with a pretty heavy burn.

Griffin took aim at troubled TV personality Kelly on Wednesday, poking Kelly via an image of Barack Obama in a Santa hat and carrying a sack of goodies over his shoulder.

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Griffin commented of the photo, which was apparently taken during Obama’s recent visit to the Children’s National Foundation, “@megynkelly, I have some news for you…”

Griffin appears to have reached deep into her sack o’ laughs to deliver the burn. The post is a seeming reference to a comment Kelly made in 2013, when the then-host of Fox News’ “The Kelly File” said, “By the way, for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white.”

Kelly later said that the comment, which was in response to a Slate piece by Aisha Harris saying that depictions of Santa as a white man hurt children of other races, was made in jest.

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“In kicking off the lighthearted segment, I offered a tongue-in-cheek message for any kids watching,” Kelly said.

Looks like Griffin also has her own jest-y take on the situation.

Of course, Kelly generated headlines more recently with another racially based comment, when she suggested on air earlier this year that blackface might be acceptable on Halloween.

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“What is racist?” she asked during an October segment on “Megyn Kelly Today.” “You get in trouble if you’re a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. When I was a kid that was okay as long as you were dressing up as a character.”

The subsequent fallout led to Kelly’s departure from “Today.”

See Griffin’s Yuletide message to Kelly below.

. @megynkelly, I have some news for you… pic.twitter.com/7AOeqMl3jt

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) December 19, 2018

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Kathy Griffin: I Faced a ‘Conspiracy to Assassinate’ President Charge That ‘Comes With a Lifetime Sentence’ (Video)

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Kathy Griffin says the day after she posted that now infamous photo of herself holding a bloodied replica of President Donald Trump’s severed head last year, federal investigators had her facing a charge of “conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States.”

“That charge comes with a lifetime sentence,” Griffin told Stephen Colbert on Friday’s “The Late Show.”

The controversial comedian said that at the time “60 million people thought I was a member of ISIS.” She joked, “Oh yes, because they’re recruiting a lot of 58-year-old red-haired female comedians.” But she added that what she went through was no laughing matter.

“A lot of people thought I got a call from the Secret Service or that I got into fake Hollywood trouble,” she said. “This was real-life trouble.”

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Griffin said she was also put on a “no-fly” list for two months and was included on an Interpol list, which got her “detained at every single airport” even after she was allowed to fly again.

“I thought this picture was going to be in, like, you know, ‘stars not normal,’” in  Star Magazine, she told Colbert.

“The wall caved in on me,” she said, adding that after Trump tweeted “against her” her 50-city tour was cancelled.

“Within 12 hours I had not one single day of work ahead of me,” she said. “To this day I do not have one single day of pay ahead of me.”

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The silver lining… wait for it… her neighbors, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

“As a comedian, to be living next door to Kim and Kanye during this whole thing got me through,” Griffin said.

“That alone got me through. Something normal in my life, people I could relate to. I would open the window and see Kim and the Yeezys, and feel better, so American.” Hey, there’s a canto-worthy allegory in there somewhere.

Watch the full interview in the video above.

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Who Should Host the Oscars Now? Hollywood Offers Suggestions

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Kevin Hart has stepped down as the host of the Oscars. And it’s hard to imagine who right away would want to jump in and take this often thankless job. But someone has to do it (though not necessarily, as the 61st Academy Awards Ceremony proves).

Short of getting a reliable former host like Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres or Jimmy Kimmel, many film critics and Oscars fans online have thrown out suggestions, which includes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who have hosted the Golden Globes to great success for several years in a row. Key & Peele, were also a popular suggestion. Hannah Gadsby is another name that has popped up as well.

Many of the stars who may be at the ceremony have voiced their nominees as well. Actress Busy Philipps tweeted out her wish list of Oscars hosts directly to the Academy. She named Issa Rae, Sarah Silverman, Ali Wong, Samantha Bee, Robin Thede, Aisha Tyler, “OR ANY OTHER WOMAN WORKING IN HOLLYWOOD RIGHT NOW WHO WANTS TO” as possible selections. Philipps also mentioned that she would be more than willing to host as well.

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“Melissa McCarthy should so obviously be the Oscars host I’m irritated even having to say it,” comedian Michael Ian Black tweeted, though McCarthy could be a nominee for her work in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Several critics nominated Wanda Sykes to host, though she has some ideas of her own. “I think Siri and Alexa should host the Oscars,” the comedian tweeted.

“Let @betoORourke host the Oscars. We all like him and it’ll be a real test to see if he can handle an impossible job in front of the world,” tweeted Billy Eichner. A long shot, but okay. Eichner himself wouldn’t be too bad.

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Stephen King thinks Patton Oswalt is a good fit for the job. “Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean thinks Kathy Griffin would be a great fit. Bradley Whitford recommended Lin-Manuel Miranda, a Golden Globe-nominee for “Mary Poppins Returns.”

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Even Ricky Gervais is willing to host. He promises he won’t offend anyone this time.

And if none of those names get the Academy’s attention, you can always nominate yourself.

See some of Hollywood’s reactions below:

Ok. @TheAcademy– here you go- ME OR @IssaRae OR @SarahKSilverman OR @aliwong OR @iamsambee OR @robinthede OR @UnapologeticAMC OR ANY OTHER WOMAN WORKING IN HOLLYWOOD RIGHT NOW WHO WANTS TO.

— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) December 7, 2018

Let @BetoORourke host the Oscars. We all like him and it’ll be a real test to see if he can handle an impossible job in front of the world!

— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 7, 2018

I will not rest until the Oscars are hosted by the cast of Love Simon, the ghost of Harvey Milk and the entire executive board of Planned Parenthood.

— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 7, 2018

If Hannah Gadsby hosted the Oscars, I might actually watch. In part because I’d hope she’d deliver something like this. But she won’t be asked, because the most powerful egos in that room are — for the most part — too defensive & thin-skinned https://t.co/0bWisjyrRb

— Mo Ryan (@moryan) December 7, 2018

Melissa McCarthy should so obviously be the Oscars host that I’m irritated having to even say it.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 7, 2018

I think Siri and Alexa should host the Oscars.

— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) December 7, 2018

Please let me host the Oscars since that could win me an Emmy next year

— Megan Amram (@meganamram) December 7, 2018

@Lin_Manuel needs to host the Oscars. Tommy Kail needs to direct. They’re really good at the show business. And they’re joyous and kind.

— Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) December 7, 2018

Hey, Oscar, two words for ya: PATTON OSWALT. He’a funny,sharp-tongued, and he knows film.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 7, 2018

@kathygriffin for Oscar host!

— Al Jean (@AlJean) December 7, 2018

I nominate Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett to host the Oscars as part of a “Give the gays what they want (for once)” campaign. Cc @emilynussbaum pic.twitter.com/XEoKqIvQAM

— mariko tamaki (@marikotamaki) December 7, 2018

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Sorry, Kathy Griffin! Anderson Cooper Reteams With Andy Cohen for CNN’s ‘New Year’s Eve Live’

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CNN has unveiled its plans for New Year’s Eve, and for the second year in a row, it does not include Kathy Griffin.
Instead, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will co-host “New Year’s Eve Live” again — just like Dec. 31, 2017…

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Rob Lowe, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More Lament Thousand Oaks Shooting: ‘We Are on a Hamster Wheel of Insanity

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Hollywood stars including Rob Lowe, Josh Gad and Lin-Manuel Miranda reacted Thursday morning to the deadly shooting in Thousand Oaks, California near Los Angeles that killed 12 people at the Borderline Bar & Grill.

The suspect, who also died, has been named as 28-year-old former Marine Ian David Long, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said in a news conference early Thursday morning.

Thousand Oaks is located 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains close to Malibu, where many members of the entertainment industry live. It is a quiet, residential community where violent crime is rare, according to CNN.

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“We are on a hamster wheel of insanity. Another day of grief. Another day of outrage,” Gad said in a tweet. “Another day of families unnecessarily learning their loved ones are dead. But, don’t worry, I remember from all of the other times we’ve done this… ‘guns aren’t the problem.’”

Several of the celebrities are calling for greater gun control and using the hashtag #GunControlNow in addition to Thursday’s trending topics “Thousand Oaks,” #BorderlineShooting and #MassShooting.

Jared Goff, quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, whose training facility is located in Thousand Oaks, also tweeted his condolences to the victims.

“Heartbroken for the community. Thinking about everyone involved as well as friends and family of the victims,” Goff said in a tweet. “Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”

The team also released a statement offering their sympathy for the victims.

“The Los Angeles Rams organization is heartbroken by the horrific shooting that took place last night in our community of Thousand Oaks. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and our entire community,” it said.

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Local police first received calls of shots fired at 11:20 p.m. PT and responded to the Borderline Bar & Grill, where a college country music event was taking place.

Rob Lowe posted a tribute on Instagram to the police office killed in the attack.

“This is what a hero looks like. My respect, gratitude and deep condolences to the family of Sgt. Ron Helus of the Ventura sheriffs dept.”

See some of the reactions from Hollywood stars below, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Lambert, Lucy Hale and director Joe Carnahan:

My heart breaks for Thousand Oaks today. My heart is dust from being broken for so many places in our country so many times.https://t.co/eeeYoLdxn6 https://t.co/Amg3BSQ2Qm

— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 8, 2018

We are on a hamster wheel of insanity. Another day of grief. Another day of outrage. Another day of families unnecessarily learning their loved ones are dead. But, don’t worry, I remember from all of the other times we’ve done this…”guns aren’t the problem.” https://t.co/dVyvQg9Bac

— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 8, 2018

Ugh. My heart is BREAKING for the Thousand Oaks shooting victims. THIS HAS TO STOP. THIS HAS TO STOP. THIS HAS TO STOP. #GunControlNow

— Julia Michaels (@juliamichaels) November 8, 2018

That’s 12 people that don’t get to live their lives anymore! That have families that have to suffer loss everyday now because of some mentally unstable person with a handgun. THERE HAVE BEEN 307 MASS SHOOTINGS IN 2018 ALONE! NO FUCKING MORE !! #GunControlNow

— Julia Michaels (@juliamichaels) November 8, 2018

“Always look for the helpers.” – Fred Rogers#ThousandOaks#Borderline#massshooting

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) November 8, 2018

Heartbroken for our community. Thinking about everyone involved as well as friends and family of the victims. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers

— Jared Goff (@JaredGoff16) November 8, 2018

So sad about the tragedy in Thousand Oaks. So many of my friends & I have frequented that bar . We live in a world where devastation like this can happen anywhere/anytime. I’m so sorry to the victims & everyone involved. And I’m so sorry pain like this occurs ????

— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) November 8, 2018

#GunControlNow will not happen until Democrats control both the House AND the Senate.

You may say I’m a pessimist. I think I’m a realist.

We’re not safe anywhere!

— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) November 8, 2018

I am so utterly exhausted. How much more can our souls take? How much more must we choose guns over lives?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 dead in a mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in #ThousandOaks #MassShooting #GunViolence @Everytown https://t.co/tuMzvxbuyc

— Jenny Yang ???????????????????????? (@jennyyangtv) November 8, 2018

My heart aches to learn about the horrific shooting in Thousand Oaks on college night. Praying for the injured and the families of those killed who, like so many others, have lost their loved ones to gun violence. Leaders in Congress must act — not some day, but now.

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 8, 2018

This man’s struggle with his guilt about surviving the shooting in #ThousandOaks hurts to see. Most of the victims were so young, their whole lives ahead of them. My heart goes out to all their families, as well as the family and friends of the officer killed in the line of duty. https://t.co/13aYYYK3q6

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) November 8, 2018

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Josh Gad, Kathy Griffin, More From Hollywood on Sessions Ouster: ‘Coward Fires Racist on Twitter’

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Are people in Hollywood pleased Attorney General Jeff Sessions is out at President Trump’s request? Yes and no, judging from reactions from comedian Kathy Griffin, actor and filmmaker Kumail Nanjiani and more on Twitter on Wednesday.

Sessions submitted his resignation to Trump via White House chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday: “Dear Mr. President. At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” the letter, which has been reported by the Associated Press and the New York Times, read.

Trump addressed Sessions’ resignation on social media, announcing his replacement and thanking him for his service: “We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well…”

….We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018

Hollywood figures have hit social media to weigh in on the former Alabama Senator leaving the administration, with varying degrees of shock, disapproval and joy.

“Frozen” star Josh Gad appeared to simply marvel at the news:

And it’s all happening https://t.co/HMSpuJ9Rw6

— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 7, 2018

Kumail Nanjiani quickly wished Sessions farewell. “Goobye Sessions. Couldn’t have happened to a worse guy,” he wrote.

Goodbye Sessions. Couldn’t have happened to a worse guy.

— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 7, 2018

Sessions is Waze-ing the quickest route to Mueller’s office.

— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 7, 2018

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” chimed in on the resignation, playing on the fact that several members of Trump administration have resigned since his inauguration.

Jeff, your Sessions has expired! Who will be the next to go?! #TheCelebrityAppresident pic.twitter.com/PyzmbH9Sg1

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) November 7, 2018

TV writer and producer Danny Zuker offered his perspective on the situation, tweeting, “BREAKING: Coward fires racist on Twitter.”

BREAKING: Coward fires racist on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/K3xN0xJCkh

— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) November 7, 2018

Meanwhile, far right filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza had a different take:

Boom! Jeff Sessions out. He can go back to sleep now, this Rip Van Winkle. For obvious reasons @realDonaldTrump needs someone active, tough and fearless in this job

— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) November 7, 2018

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The farce was strong with Mark Hamill and Kathy Griffin on Wednesday morning.

Frequent Trump critics Hamill and Griffin hit up Twitter on Wednesday, after the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives during Tuesday’s midterm elections, to warn President Trump about the consequences of the election results.

And they did so with jabs at Trump’s recent “Game of Thrones”-themed tweet about sanctions against Iran.

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Griffin and Hamill seemed to suggest that, with Democrats in control of the House, special counsel Robert Mueller will have greater ability to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections and other matters.

“Star Wars” actor Hamill shared a quote from Trump — “Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!” — along with a presumably fictitious quote from Mueller reading, “You’re welcome.”

He added “Game of Thrones”-themed images, one of Mueller bearing the message “Mueller Is Coming,” and another of Trump with the message, “Subpoenas Are Coming.”

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He also added a third image, playing off of Miller beer’s famous catchphrase “It’s Mueller Time.”

Griffin, meanwhile, bounced her thoughts off of a Trump tweet reading, “To any of the pundits or talking heads that do not give us proper credit for this great Midterm Election, just remember two words – FAKE NEWS!”

To which Griffin replied, “Put your Depends on, Donald. Subpoenas are coming…”

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On Nov. 2, Trump tweeted an image of himself along with the phrase “Sanctions Are Coming” — a twist on the “Game of Thrones” catchphrase “Winter Is Coming,” in a “GoT”-esque font.

HBO, which airs “Game of Thrones,” responded with its own sharp-witted tweet shortly thereafter, which read, “How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?”

Series stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams also weighed in on Trump’s tweet, responding, respectively, “Ew” and “Not today.”

DJT- “Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!”
Robert Mueller- “You’re welcome.”#BFD pic.twitter.com/CHRbCHKEdJ

– Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 7, 2018

Put your Depends on, Donald. Subpoenas are coming… https://t.co/FuCkFZbnwC

– Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) November 7, 2018

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