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Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Candice Bergen jokingly hopes Vice President Mike Pence comments on Murphy Brown
Bergen wouldn't mind having a repeat of the 1992 kerfuffle in which then-Vice President Dan Quayle made a jab about her character being a single mom. ALSO: Murphy Brown may revive the running joke of having famous secretaries.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 1:30PM EDT
Woody Harrelson recalled to Jimmy Kimmel his college past with Mike Pence
Kimmel brought up the fact that Harrelson and the current vice president attended the Presbyterian Church-affiliated Hanover College at the same time. Harrelson recalled Pence being "very religious," as he is now. “Seeing as how I’m not quite in that ballpark now, I don’t know how we’d get along,” Harrelson told Kimmel. “Because I think he’s still quite religious and just a whole different brand of religious. That kind of fervor that you really don’t want, I don’t want.”
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:46AM EDT
Vice President Mike Pence on Michelle Wolf's jokes slamming him: "I count it all joy when I endure trials or criticisms"
Pence was asked by the Christian Broadcasting Network about Wolf's White House Correspondents' Dinner performance, in which she called him "very anti-choice" and a "weird little guy." "I'm pro-life and I don't apologize for it," Pence said, adding that his stance "comes with the territory." ALSO: Petition calls for Wolf to host SNL.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:51AM EDT
Mike Pence family tops John Oliver on The New York Times bestseller list
Last Week Tonight's Marlon Bundo book ranked sixth on The Times' list of Childrens' Picture Books bestsellers, while the Pence family's Marlon Bundo book placed fifth.
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
Will & Grace co-creator donates a copy of John Oliver's Marlon Bundo book to every elementary school in Indiana
"I would like to donate this copy of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo to your library," Max Mutchnick wrote in a letter accompanying each book that is being donated to all 1,121 Indiana elementary schools in Vice President Mike Pence's home state. "After hearing about the book, I brought it home and read it to my twin daughters. It's a poignant story about how love and community can rise above intolerance."
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 2:46PM EDT
Mike Pence family book publisher says "kudos" to John Oliver
One week ago, Regnery Publishing called Oliver's Marlon Bundo book "unfortunate." But all the publicity has benefitted both Bundo books, with the Pence family book on its third printing totaling more than 100,000 copies. “All of us at Regnery are thrilled with the success of Karen and Charlotte Pence’s ‘Bundo’ book!” says Regnery publisher Marji Ross, in a statement. “Kudos to Oliver and Chronicle for the success they are enjoying, but that doesn’t make us any less excited over how well our book is doing. There’s plenty to go around for everyone and, like Charlotte said, we can all be happy the proceeds are going to a good cause.”
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 5:23AM EDT
John Oliver's Mike Pence-trolling book about a gay rabbit is actually pretty lame
The Last Week Tonight host's stunt doesn't make sense, says Benjamin Frisch of Oliver's Marlon Bundo book. "What about this children’s book makes it ripe for a gay parody?" he says, adding that "the primary reason is because gay stuff is the way we troll Mike Pence now. It’s predictable, it’s lazy, and the joke is starting to sour." Despite Oliver's "fluffy victory lap" on Ellen and Seth Meyers this week, Frisch says the book actually fails at skewering Mike Pence -- in fact, the family has turned it into positive press for themselves. "The story of the book is rote and uninteresting, because it’s not a book about a story," says Frisch. "It’s a story about a book: about how heroic comedy liberals served a truly legendary dunk—your rabbit is gay, dude!—in order to remind us that Mike Pence is annoyed by gay people. As if we gay people needed reminding... If our only recourse against bigotry is using gayness as a Styrofoam cudgel to knock down a Pence-shaped piñata, perhaps we need to revisit our tactics."
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 11:27PM EDT
Mike Pence's daughter is okay with John Oliver's book trolling her dad -- she even bought a copy
"I have bought his book," says Charlotte Pence, the author of Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President, which was illustrated by her mom Karen Pence. "He’s giving proceeds of the book to charity, and we’re also giving proceeds of our book to charity, so I really think that we can all get behind it," she says. ALSO: TV writer Nell Scovell roasts Oliver for grilling Dustin Hoffman upon his return to the 92nd Street Y, where he interviewed Scovell about her new book.
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 5:26PM EDT
Publisher takes exception to John Oliver mocking Mike Pence's new children's book
“It’s unfortunate that anyone would feel the need to ridicule an educational children’s book and turn it into something controversial and partisan," the publisher of the book by vice president and his family about their pet rabbit said in response to Oliver creating his own children's book based on a gay bunny. ALSO: Oliver's book is No. 1 on Amazon, outselling Pence's book.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 12:23PM EDT
Joy Behar apologizes on The View for her Mike Pence comments comparing his Christianity with mental illness
After Behar apologized privately to the vice president, he asked that she "use the form of that program or some other public forum to apologize to tens of millions of Americans who were equally offended." So this morning, Behar publicly apologized for her comments on The View. "I think Vice President Pence is right,” she said “I was raised to respect everyone’s religious faith and I fell short of that. I sincerely apologize for what I said.”
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 9:15PM EST
Joy Behar called Mike Pence to apologize for mocking his Christian faith as a "mental illness" on The View
The View co-host's manager, Bill Stankey, confirmed what Disney CEO Bob Iger said today at a shareholder meeting -- that Behar apologized personally to the vice president. “Yes, she did speak to Vice President Pence, they had a great, very nice conversation,” Stankey said. “The vice president was very gracious and very understanding. He understood that Joy wasn’t attacking anybody and that there was some miscommunication.” Behar's comments sparked an outcry, resulting in 30,000 calls insisting Behar apologize and 6,000 calls to The View's sponsors.
Posted Friday 2/16/18 at 2:13PM EST
Joy Behar walks back at her Mike Pence comments: "It was a joke. Comedians are in danger these days"
Responding to the vice president's criticism of her comments earlier this week comparing his religious beliefs to being mentally ill, Behar said this morning that "of course" she doesn't think Christians are mentally ill. "I don’t mean to offend people, but apparently I keep doing it,” she said.
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 2:17PM EST
Mike Pence criticizes The View for "insult" about his religion
Joy Behar earlier this week said the vice president must be suffering from mental illness if, as Omarosa said, "he thinks Jesus tells him to say things." Pence was asked about Behar's comments by Axios. "I actually heard that ABC has a program that compared my Christianity to mental illness," he responded. "And I'd like to laugh about it, but I really can't." He added: "I have to tell you — to have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong. And it's an insult, not to me, but to the vast majority of the American people who, like me, cherish their faith. My Christianity is the most important thing in my life."
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Celebrity Big Brother evictee Chuck Liddell on Omarosa: "She seemed great"
“I had a great time talking to her. She’s intelligent and an athlete. I think she has a good shot (to win),” the retired MMA fighter tells Us magazine. “I haven’t paid much attention to her reality show personality. But yea, she’s very interesting to talk to. I liked her.” ALSO: Omarosa warns about Mike Pence in new Celebrity Big Brother promo.