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Stephen Colbert Imagines Donald Trump’s Postcards Home

President Donald Trump’s (spoof) postcards are something to write home about.

On Monday’s “Late Show,” Stephen Colbert imagined the kind of missives that Trump is sending back to his friends and family in the U.S. during his nine-day jaunt to the Middle East and Western Europe.

“I keep getting ‘Hamas’ and ‘Hummus’ confused,” he pens to National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster.

Check out the rest of the postcards in the clip above.

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James Corden Delivers Emotional Tribute To The ‘Manchester I Know’

James Corden returned to the “Late Late Show” set on Monday evening to deliver a special message in response to the attack in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert.

Speaking to the camera on a quiet, empty set, Corden seemed to be on the verge of tears as he acknowledged the victims.

“It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news that attacks like this can happen, but especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight,” he said.

An Englishman, Corden spoke about many of the good things that came out of Manchester, from its musicians to its sports to its food, and mentioned that it was also the birthplace of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst.

“But when I think of Manchester, the place that I know, I think of the spirit of the people there. And I’m telling you, a more tight-knit group of people you will be hard-pressed to find. Strong, proud, caring people with community at its core. And if it was even possible, the spirit of the people of Manchester will grow even stronger this evening.”

See the full segment above.

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Watch Alec Baldwin’s 3-Year-Old Daughter Absolutely Master His Trump Impression

Like father, like daughter.

Alec Baldwin recently gave his 3-year-old daughter Carmen some pointers on how to pull off the perfect impression of President Donald Trump.

Here’s the moment, shared on Instagram by Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria:

It’s Saturday! Season finale of @nbcsnl …sound up

A post shared by Hilaria Thomas Baldwin (@hilariabaldwin) on May 20, 2017 at 8:02am PDT

The clip was filmed before Saturday’s season finale of “Saturday Night Live,” in which Baldwin’s Trump led a sing-along of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

Baldwin’s impression of the president has helped give this season’s “Saturday Night Live” some of its best ratings in years, but the actor has hinted he may not be back on the show in fall.

“The maliciousness of this White House has people worried, which is why I’m not going to do it much longer, the impersonation,” he said in March. “I don’t know how much more people can take it.”

(h/t RawStory)

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This Little Boy Had A ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’-Themed Birthday Party And It Was Awesome

We’ve seen a Costco birthday party, personal injury lawyer-themed birthday party, “Golden Girls” party and even a poop-themed birthday party. But we must admit we have a special affection for this little boy’s “Mrs. Doubtfire” party.

Evan Kowalski of Wyandotte, Michigan celebrated his 4th birthday with a fun-filled tribute to the iconic Robin Williams film. “My son saw the movie about six months ago and just loved it!” his mom, Laura, told HuffPost. “He thought it was very funny and who doesn’t love Robin Williams?”

The little boy’s “Mrs. Doubtfire”-themed party took place on May 13 at Downriver Gymnastics in Southgate. The event featured drawings of Euphegenia Doubtfire, a custom cake, and a “run-by fruiting” sign with fruit kabob snacks.

The goodie bags were personalized with “Thank you for coming, _____ dear” messages for each guest.

Laura credits many helpers with bringing the party together somewhat last-minute. Her mom, Pamela, and cousin, John, helped with the decorations.

“All of this was done SO fast, just to make a 4-year-old boy happy!” Laura said. “It’s really incredible.”

The mom said she’s been fortunate to have support from friends and family, as her husband’s job often requires him to be away. “My motto with parenting is it takes a village!” she said, adding that she turned to an even wider village of people to figure out the birthday cake.

“I was thrown for such a loop when Evan said he wanted a ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ party, so I quickly posted on a local Facebook page, Downriver and Friends looking for a baker. That’s how I found Angie Claxon (Cakes by Sweetypants), who made the amazing cake.”

Evan loved every minute of the party, but his favorite part was definitely the cake, which featured several elements from the movie ― including the infamous face cream scene. “It met ALL of his expectations,” the mom said. Evan’s 7-year-old sister, Allison, and 12-year-old brother, Ethan were also big fans.

Laura told HuffPost she’s been overwhelmed by the positive response to Evan’s party. After the mom shared photos from the event on social media, a local news station reached out to do a segment about it.

“I never in a million years expected it to get attention outside friends and family,” she said. “It’s been so fun, though! Definitely something for the baby book.”

H/T BabyCenter

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The Most Outrageous And Amazing Fashion At The 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Much like the Grammys, the Billboard Music Awards are a place for celebrities to wear pretty much whatever they want on the red carpet.

At the 2017 BBMAs on Sunday night, Halsey took that message to heart ― showing up in a bra, a skirt fashioned out of what looked like a trench coat, and heels that laced up all the way to her thighs. Singer Dencia wore what some likened to a Rubik’s Cube, while Celine Dion wowed in a white dress with built-in angel wings.

Take a look at all of the amazing and outrageous looks below:

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Tom Hanks Calls Out Driver With Many Parking Tickets On Twitter

Tom Hanks has embraced his new real-life role of parking-ticket narc.

The “Forrest Gump” actor on Saturday ratted out an apparent scofflaw in New York City by tweeting a picture of a car with several tickets crammed onto the windshield. Hollywood script writers should take note of his to-the-point message.

Sir? Move. Your. Car! Hanx pic.twitter.com/LJ86qW54Z4

— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) May 20, 2017

Now Manhattan is not an uninhabited island like Hanks washed ashore on in “Cast Away,” so word traveled fast. NYPD spokesman J. Peter Donald responded.

@tomhanks Can you tell us where the car is parked? Thanks for the flag @tomhanks

— J. Peter Donald (@JPeterDonald) May 20, 2017

Cops located the car on the Upper East Side’s East 79th Street and Park Avenue, and discovered that the tickets had been paid.

Detective Turner & K9 Hooch investigated the vehicle, found all tickets were paid, & car has been moved. Thanks Mr. @tomhanks https://t.co/Rj5kGpQoat

— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) May 20, 2017

We checked the license plate and there are no outstanding summonses,” a police source told the New York Daily News. “He probably pays them online but leaves them on his windshield.”

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Drake Wins Record 13 Billboard Music Awards

LAS VEGAS, May 22 (Reuters) – Rapper Drake grabbed a record 13 wins at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, eclipsing Adele’s previous record of 12 awards in 2012.

“I want to say, hold tight Adele, because when a new thing drops you’ll be back to get the record back,” the Canadian recording artist said in accepting one of his awards at the star-studded event held in Las Vegas.

Drake, who also won top artist, top male artist and top rap album for “Views,” later posed for photographers surrounded by his microphone-shaped trophies.

The three-hour show ― hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and former High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgins ― included performances by Miley Cyrus, the Chainsmokers, Nicki Minaj and Imagine Dragons.

Beyonce and Twenty One Pilots each took five awards, although they were absent from the ceremony. The Chainsmokers earned four, including top collaboration and top hot 100 song for “Closer” with Halsey.

Blake Shelton took home the award for top country artist, and top country song went to Florida Georgia Line.

Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” won top selling song and top radio song.

The Icon Award for achievement in music went to Cher, 71, who gave a heartfelt speech after performing two of her biggest hits ― “Believe” and “If I Could Turn Back Time.”

“I want to thank my mom because when I was really young, my mom said ‘You’re not going to be the smartest. You’re not going to be the prettiest. You’re not going to be the most talented, but you’re going to be special,’” Cher said.

Canadian singer Celine Dion delivered an emotional performance of her award-winning song “My Heart Will Go On” from the soundtrack of the movie “Titanic” to mark 20 years since its release.

Dion, who was Billboard’s Icon last year, lost her husband and former manager Rene Angelil to cancer in 2016.

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Celine Dion Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of ‘My Heart Will Go On’ With Billboard Award Performance

Celine Dion looked and sounded like an angel ― complete with massive wings ― at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night as she performed her smash hit “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic” nearly 20 years after the film’s release.

Dion, who wore a plunging white gown with huge sleeves, sang the ballad while a montage of scenes from the Oscar-winning movie, released in December 1997, played in the background.

“This song means a lot to me, and it has played such a huge role in my career,” Dion said in a statement when it was announced earlier this month that she would perform the song at the awards. “I’m so grateful to the late James Horner, and to Will Jennings, for writing it and creating the opportunity for me to be part of ‘Titanic,’ an amazing film whose legacy will continue for generations to come.”

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Just Barely Beats ‘Guardians’ At The Weekend Box Office

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – As this weekend approached, the question lingered if “Alien: Covenant” would be able to unseat “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” from the top spot at the domestic box office.

Now, we have an answer. As of Sunday morning, “Covenant,” from 20th Century Fox and Scott Free Productions, looks to be the winner with a three-day estimate of $36 million (27.6 million pounds) from 3,761 locations. That’s just above Disney’s “Guardians” sequel which is raking in an additional $35.3 million from 4,347 spots. The super sequel is seeing only a 46% drop from last weekend, and its total domestic earnings now exceed $300 million.

While “Alien” may have won, the film’s price tag in the $100 million range and marketing costs detract from the victory. The sixth installment in the Alien franchise (not counting the two Alien vs. Predator films) was directed by Ridley Scott and stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, and Danny McBride. It holds a 73% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is in line with 2012’s “Prometheus.” Although it came in already having made $42 million overseas and $36 million was enough to land in the top slot, “Alien” grossed less during its first weekend in the U.S. than “Prometheus” did in 2012 ($51 million). Its final domestic earnings also came in below earlier projections, which pegged the horror flick at least $40 million.

Fox’s president of domestic distribution Chris Aronson chalked the lower totals compared with “Prometheus” to the “normal course of business.” He added that “Alien: Covenant” gives fans of the franchise since the 1979 original the chance to share with the younger generation (60% of the opening weekend audience was in the 18-34 demo). “Teenagers likely haven’t seen ‘Alien,’” he said, “This movie creates a generational bond.”

While the “Alien” franchise is still able to generate decent interest, the same cannot be said for Fox’s other release this weekend, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.” The fourth live-action movie based on Jeff Kinney’s middle school-centric book series opened to $7.2 million from 3,157 locations. David Bowers, who directed movies two and three, returned to the helm nearly five years after the last iteration, and anointed a new titular wimp in Jason Drucker.

The only other major release of the weekend was “Everything, Everything,” from Warner Bros. and MGM. The sick-lit adaptation will earn $12 million by the end of the weekend from 2,801 locations. That’s enough to land in the top three. “Hunger Games” standout Amandla Stenberg stars as a girl with an autoimmune disease that keeps her locked up indoors. Nick Robinson plays her love interest named Olly. “Everything, Everything” earned the highest CinemaScore of the new released (an A- overall). 82% of its audience was female, and 74% were under 25 years old.

“Along with our partners, MGM, we’re thrilled that we hit our key demo,” commented Jeff Goldstein, domestic distribution chief at Warner Bros.

Amy Schumer’s “Snatched,” also from Fox, will see an additional $7.6 million in earnings from 3,511 theaters, putting it in the fourth slot, ahead of “Wimpy Kid.” Also in its second weekend, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” continues to flop miserably with a weekend total of less than $7 million.

With Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, the overall domestic summer box office is ten percentage points lower than it was at this time last year. That means all eyes are fixed on a duo of splashy summer releases ― Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and Paramount’s “Baywatch” ― to hopefully make up some ground.

“The dominance at this point by Disney and Marvel’s early summer entry “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is impressive having earned more than all the other films combined,” said Paul Degarabedian, senior media analyst at ComScore, who noted that “Captain America: Civil War” accounted for more than half of the summer take at this point last year. “However, a slow start does not portend a slow overall summer as many have predicted,” he added, “though if the ebb and flow of this season’s fortunes thus far is any indication we may have to buckle up for a pretty bumpy ride.”

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‘SNL’ Asks: Who You Gonna Believe? The FBI Director Or The Guy Who’s Lying?

Donald Trump isn’t “done yet,” conceded “Saturday Night Live’s” Colin Jost on “Weekend Update.” But “Mike Pence is definitely warming up in the bullpen.”

Things don’t look too promising for the “president-for-now,” even though he denied that he told booted FBI Director James Comey to stop the investigation into Russian connections to the Trump campaign, Jost noted on the season finale Saturday.

“This sets up a real dilemma,” said Jost. “Who are you going to believe? The head of the FBI or the guy who’s definitely lying?”

Trump’s appeal to Comey to announce that the president was not under investigation “sounds pretty suspicious,” Jost added. “If you’re watching an episode of ‘Law and Order’ and the husband asks the detective, ‘When are you going to announce I’m not a suspect in my wife’s disappearance,’ that guy definitely buried a lady in the woods.”

Jost also mocked the revelation that Comey wore a suit that would blend in with the curtains in the Blue Room of the White House so Trump wouldn’t notice him. “If he really wanted to avoid interacting with Trump, he should have just married him,” said Jost. As for Trump calling Comey a “nut job,” Jost pointed out: “I’m just happy a nut job wasn’t something that happened to Trump in a Russian hotel room.”

Listen to the video above to find out what Jost said about Pence and gays.

The segment included farewell “Weekend Update” appearances by Vanessa Bayer as muddly-mouthed weather woman Dawn Lazarus and Bobby Moynihan as Drunk Uncle. This is the last “SNL” season for both.

Bayer also played a flatulent old-Hollywood glam movie star in a film skit, and a super-bratty girlfriend in an ad whose fed-up boyfriend (Bennett) tries to shut her up with a Cartier diamond-encrusted Fidget Spinner.

Moynihan also played an anemic trash-talking wrestling rival of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He also appeared as a mad scientist infuriated by a rival’s creation of a sex molester robot in the program’s riskiest skit that was earning lots of Twitter hate Saturday night.

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