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Fugees’ Pras Charged With Campaign Finance Violations in Billion Dollar Embezzlement Scheme

Former Fugees rapper Pras (born Prakazrel Michel) has been charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States government through foreign campaign contributions and three counts related to the alleged cover-up, the Department of Justice announced today. Pras’ alleged financier Jho Low, a Malaysian businessman and fugitive accused of embezzling at least $4.5 billion from the Malaysian government’s sovereign...

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Dave Chappelle to Receive Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

The Kennedy Center announced Tuesday that comedian Dave Chappelle will receive the 2019 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which will be given to him in his hometown of Washington, D.C. on Sunday, October 27. The ceremony will air on PBS on January 6. Chappelle is in esteemed company as past prize winners include David...

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Stranger Things Lawsuit Dropped on Eve of Trial

Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer have escaped a lawsuit claiming that the brothers stole the idea for their popular Netflix series. The trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday, but less than 48 hours before Hollywood was to have witnessed one of the biggest idea theft trials in years, plaintiff Charlie Kessler backed off....

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Watch a Trailer for Season Two of Succession

HBO has released a trailer for season two of Jesse Armstrong’s brutally dark comedy Succession, which premieres in August. The clip promises an escalation of tensions between Logan Roy (Brian Cox), the Rupert Murdoch-style head of the international media conglomerate Waystar/Royco, and his son Kendall (Jeremy Strong), the self-appointed heir to the family business.  ...

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Trump Defends His Charlottesville Remarks by Praising Traitorous Loser Robert E. Lee

President Trump held a doozy of a press spray Friday morning when he was leaving the White House en route to Indianapolis to give a speech at an NRA event. Prompted by the Joe Biden presidential campaign announcement video excoriating Trump for his notorious Charlottesville “both sides” comment, one reporter asked if the president still believed there were...

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Twitter Won’t Autoban Neo-Nazis Because Too Many GOP Politicians Would Get Banned: Report

Twitter execs are hesitant to use its algorithmic content filters to automatically ban white nationalists and neo-Nazis from the platform because too many Republican politicians would be kicked off the site in the process, Motherboard reports. According to sources who attended an all-hands meeting for Twitter staff held in March, one employee asked why the...

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R. Kelly Loses Underage Sex Assault Lawsuit After Failing to Show Up to Court

R. Kelly lost a civil suit alleging underage sex abuse by default this week when he failed to show up to his court date, the Chicago Tribune reports. The suit was filed by a woman who claims that the disgraced R&B singer started a sexual relationship with her in 1998, when she was 16 years old. She is one...

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Robert Durst’s Infamous “Confession” on The Jinx Was Edited Out of Order

Notorious real estate heir Robert Durst will be tried for the murder of his longtime friend and booster Susan Berman in September of this year. Durst, 76, has also long been suspected of killing his wife, Kathleen Durst, in 1982, and his Texas neighbor Morris Black in 2001. These cases were investigated by filmmaker Andrew Jarecki...

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Donald Trump Met With Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to Complain About His Follower Count: Report

Donald Trump hosted Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and several other Twitter executives in the Oval Office on Tuesday. After the meeting, the president tweeted a riveting summary, “Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general.” Twitter was more specific, saying in a statement, “They discussed Twitter’s commitment to protecting the health of...

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Mayor Pete Reconsiders His College Essay About Radiohead, DMB, and 9/11: “We All Evolve”

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg gave us another illuminating peak into his musical tastes in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times. At one point, Buttigieg was asked about the Harvard Crimson essay he wrote in 2003 as an undergrad on Dave Matthews Band, Radiohead, and 9/11.  “One summer later, it seemed everyone on campus was...

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