Godfrey seems flummoxed by the Jussie Smollett situation, but he’s pretty sure the “Empire” star is lying … and it’s time for him to start an apology tour.
The comedian was outside the Laugh Factory in Hollywood Tuesday night when he gave us his take on the alleged attack, but possible hoax, involving Jussie … whom he suggests might have a mental problem.
Godfrey tells us he feels duped — like so many others — because Jussie’s story tapped into racial sensitivities and took advantage of the divisive climate these days. He also points out certain details of the alleged attack he finds shady … like how Trump supporters don’t watch “Empire.”
According to Godfrey, it’s time for Jussie to start saying sorry to everyone he’s hurt — the gay community, the black community … and the MAGA fans he threw under the bus. Gotta think Kellyanne Conway would agree.
As for what punishment Jussie should receive, Godfrey believes it’s already begun … and it’s a pretty fitting plot line for an “Empire” star.
Sen. Chuck Schumer has beef with Nancy Pelosi … the good kind.
We got the Senate Minority Leader at Reagan Airport Friday, hours after President Trump announced a temporary end to the government shutdown, and asked if Nancy deserves a steak for standing up to the Prez.
Schumer didn’t hesitate … and ya gotta hear what cut of meat Chuck says Nancy should be chowing down on tonight!
Word on the street is Nancy is the most effective, if not the only person in Washington, who can go toe-to-toe with Trump … and ya gotta believe it, after she refused to cave into the Prez’s demands for wall funding.
Forget cake … let Nancy eat steak!
President Trump and the Democrats have reached a deal to end the government shutdown and reopen the government … for 3 weeks.
The Prez announced the deal Friday during a press conference in front of the White House … ending the shutdown that had dragged on for an unprecedented 35 days.
The deal does not include funding for Trump’s beloved border wall … and the temporary end to the shutdown comes as thousands of federal workers missed another paycheck during the longest government shutdown in history.
The timing of the deal comes after increased urgency to fund the government following Friday’s decision by the Federal Aviation Administration to temporarily halt flights into and out of LaGuardia Airport in NYC because of staffing shortages as a result of the shutdown.
Trump says he’s signing a bill to fund the government for 3 weeks until Feb. 15 … and POTUS says federal workers will receive back pay for their work during the shutdown.
Marshawn Lynch has finally responded to Donald Trump‘s scathing attack on the NFL players who didn’t stand for the anthem (he was one of ’em) — and it doesn’t get more Marshawn than this …
“That mothaf*cker say a lot of sh*t.”
The Oakland Raiders superstar appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher” where he went off about POTUS — essentially saying he doesn’t know a DAMN THING about the real Marshawn Lynch.
“You call me unpatriotic but if you come to my neighborhood where I’m from you’ll see me take the shirt off my back and give it to someone in less need. I mean, what would you call that?!”
Marshawn famously sat during the anthem during the 2017 and 2018 NFL seasons — even after Donald Trump called for NFL owners to fire any “son of a bitch” who didn’t stand.
Maher and Lynch also spoke about the work Marshawn does in the community — he’s become a legend in Oakland for helping low-income communities and fighting gentrification.
In fact, Lynch has his own way of defining gentrification — “It’s basically when … it’s a lot of white people come over to the hood and kick everybody out that’s there.”
Lynch says he’s been a witness to it “since I was a small jitterbug.”
Now, Beast Mode says he’s using the money he’s made in the NFL to protect local families from being forced out of areas … and he’s super passionate about it.
Rosie O’Donnell‘s looking forward to having a President who’s armed with more than one adjective … and she’s confident Sen. Kamala Harris is the right woman for the job.
Rosie was leaving a screening Wednesday night at NYC’s Metrograph when we asked her about President Trump‘s victory in the Supreme Court … which upheld his transgender military ban. She teed off on him for devaluing and abusing Americans, and then started looking to the future.
She believes there’s a handful of qualified women to replace Trump in 2020 — including Senators Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Harris. Rosie says any of them would be a vast improvement, but she’s especially impressed by the junior Senator from California.
She told us the moment she was convinced Kamala has the right stuff. As Rosie put it, “She has an actual large vocabulary, unlike our President.”
Sidenote: Rosie’s also pumped about Natasha Lyonne‘s new Netflix series, “Russian Doll.” Not as much as getting rid of Trump, but still … she likes it.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ready and willing to listen to President Trump‘s State of the Union Address when it’s appropriate … but she’s not going to shake his hand.
We got AOC on Capitol Hill Wednesday night — before Trump capitulated to Nancy Pelosi and delayed the State of the Union Address — and she emphasized it’s high time for POTUS to reopen the government and get federal workers their paychecks. Once he does that, she says she’ll be present in the House Chamber for his SOTU … but don’t expect her to extend her hand to him.
And, our photog had a convo with the Congresswoman about her AOC moniker. She says it makes her feel like she has a lot to live up to considering the history of 3-letter nicknames in politics, but if she can accomplish 10 percent of one woman in particular … she’ll be happy.
Anthony Scaramucci keeps spilling White House tea in the ‘Big Brother’ house, and he says there’s no way President Trump is going to be able to deliver on one of his biggest campaign promises … draining the swamp.
Anthony, who worked in Trump’s White House for 10 days before being fired, says the Prez won’t be able to drain the swamp in D.C. … and ya gotta hear his reason why.
The Mooch started talking politics with comedian Tom Green on Tuesday’s episode of “Celebrity Big Brother” … and they touched on a range of topics, from Scaramucci’s potential return to the Trump administration to the government shutdown.
Watch … the Mooch doesn’t have a lot of good things to say about his brief stint in Washington.
Martin Luther King III begs to differ with Vice President Mike Pence, who said President Trump is honoring MLK‘s legacy by pushing for the border wall.
Pence quoted MLK’s legendary and inspiring “I Have a Dream” speech and said, “He [MLK] inspired us to change through the legislative process, to become a more perfect union,” adding, “That’s exactly what President Trump is calling on Congress to do … come to the table in the spirit of good faith.”
We got MLK III last Wednesday at LAX, and he said his dad would view the shutdown as “inhumane,” and he blames Trump for triggering the misery among federal workers.
MLK III says maybe a wall is needed, but not at the expense of creating the kind of hardship among federal workers, who are struggling to survive without a paycheck.
President Donald Trump only congratulated ONE of the teams that made the Super Bowl on Sunday — the New England Patriots — with a special shout-out to his old friend, Tom Brady.
… and it begs the question — friendsies again?
Of course, Tom and Trump had a friendship that went back years — Tom even put DT’s “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker during the campaign.
But, the two had a big falling out back in 2017 — Tom didn’t go to the White House with the team that year and Trump made no mention of TB12 during his congratulatory remarks.
As we previously reported, Trump felt betrayed by Brady for not standing up for him publicly. In fact, Gisele has publicly stated she and Tom do not support him anymore.
Tom has also disagreed with Trump’s criticism of Colin Kaepernick — saying the comments POTUS has made about NFL kneelers is “just divisive.”
But, despite the fallout, Trump typed out Tom’s name on Twitter Sunday night — saying, “Congratulations to Bob Kraft, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the entire New England Patriots team on a great game and season. Will be a fantastic Super Bowl!”
No word from Tom yet. We guarantee he’ll be asked about it in the lead-up to the Super Bowl.
As for the L.A. Rams — no love from Prez.
At least, not yet.
A new political feud is quickly emerging online and it’s between a couple of the most unlikely people you ever thought would get into it … Cardi B and one Tomi Lahren.
It all started with Tomi commenting on Cardi’s political rants last week about the government shutdown, with Tomi saying, “Looks like @iamcardib is the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats. HA! Keep it up, guys! #MAGA2020.”
On Sunday, Cardi finally responded by tweeting back a simple, yet very effective one-liner … “Leave me alone I will dog walk you.” Classic Cardi.
Tomi quickly fired back by saying she was sure Cardi would dog walk her, but that fact alone doesn’t “make your political rambling any less moronic.”
CB kept her cool and composure with one final response (for now) by simply saying, “You’re so blinded with racism that you don’t even realize the decisions the president you root for is destroying the country you claim to love so much .You are a perfect example on no matter how educated or smart you think you are you still a SHEEP!”
Tomi responded to Cardi’s reply to someone else who mentioned taxes, telling CB that if she didn’t want to pay so much (about $ 4 mil apparently), she should embrace the GOP.
Something tells us that ain’t happening, especially with how many ladies were repping Cardi for the Women’s March Saturday. We think she’s set.