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James Gunn 'Fell on His Sword Early.' Now He's Back on Guardians

Disney rehires director for film after canning him last year for 'offensive' old tweets

(Newser) - There's new talk of "redemption" in Hollywood— specifically for James Gunn, the 52-year-old director cut loose by Disney last year from the third installation of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise after "offensive" old tweets of his resurfaced. Mike Fleming of Deadline says he was told Disney... More »

Harris' Dad: Ancestors 'Must Be Turning in Their Grave'

He accuses her of perpetuating Jamaican stereotype

(Newser) - "Half my family's from Jamaica, are you kidding me?" Kamala Harris joked in an interview earlier this month while admitting she'd previously smoked pot and "inhaled." The 2020 Democratic candidate is now getting a tongue-lashing from an angry Jamaican: her own father. "Myself and... More »

Home Depot Worker Got 'Bomb Warning' Very Wrong

It was just a guy joking about using the toilet

(Newser) - It's like a bizarre game of telephone gone hysterically wrong. As the Wichita Eagle explains, it began when a gent in a bathroom stall of a Home Depot in Wichita, Kansas, announced something like, "You all need to get out of here because I'm fixin' to blow... More »

Award-Winning Green Book Has Many Seeing Red

Director Peter Farrelly says sorry for exposing himself

(Newser) - Green Book racked up big wins at the Golden Globes on Sunday, including a best picture honor, but it's now making headlines for different reasons. USA Today reports the film had a "bad day" Wednesday, and the Cut reveals one issue: director Peter Farrelly used to "flash... More »

Aniston on Dolly's NSFW Joke: 'My Mouth Dropped'

Jennifer Aniston calls Dolly Parton's threesome joke 'hilarious'

(Newser) - Dolly Parton's husband was pretty excited when he found out his wife of 52 years was going to be working with Jennifer Aniston on Dumplin' , an upcoming Netflix film based on the best-selling book . "My husband is crazy about her," Parton explained on Monday while promoting the... More »

Her Boss Gave Her an Exam. Then Her TP Turned Purple

Gynecologist doesn't lose license after dyeing employee's vagina purple (yes, you read that right)

(Newser) - If "gynecologist keeps his license after dyeing employee's vagina purple as a 'joke'" isn't a headline that catches your attention, stop reading. For everyone else: This case out of Colorado, in which even the judge uttered an "oh my God," involves Dr. Barry... More »

Ex's SNL Promo Seemed to Get Ariana Grande's Goat

Was Ariana subtweeting former fiance with 'relevancy' post?

(Newser) - Although it was "very sad," the breakup of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson at least seemed to be civil. Apparently that tenuous detente has ended, at least per the buzz around the 25-year-old singer's recent tweets. People reports on an SNL promo that dropped this week featuring... More »

Nikki Haley Riffs on Trump, NYC Mayor at Charity Dinner

She also says political opponents shouldn't be deemed 'evil'

(Newser) - If anyone was looking for hints as to why Nikki Haley is leaving her UN ambassador post , they wouldn't have found it during her appearance at the annual Al Smith charity dinner Thursday night. What Haley did bring to the roast were plenty of jokes about herself and President... More »

GOP Congressman Makes 'Inappropriate' Joke About RBG, Lincoln

SC rep Ralph Norman's 'groping' humor isn't going over well

(Newser) - "Scattered nervous laughter" was the first response to a joke a GOP congressman made during an election debate in South Carolina on Thursday, notes Roll Call . But disgust and "condemnation" took over afterward toward what some called an "inappropriate" reference to sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court... More »

Clinton Pulls Out Hat to Rib Trump at Yale

It wasn't a 'MAGA' hat

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton returned to Yale University this weekend, warning the graduating class of the "tumultuous times" that await them—and then using the school's tradition of over-the-top headwear to rib President Trump with her own unusual hat: a Russian fur cap. The audience laughed as she said, "... More »

Paul Ryan's Got Trump Jokes at Charity Dinner

'Look at all the jobs the president has created, just among the White House staff'

(Newser) - "Every morning, I wake up in my office and scroll Twitter to see which tweets I will have to pretend that I didn't see later," Paul Ryan says of President Trump's social media use. The program for the annual Al Smith Dinner prods speakers to “... More »

This Joke Is the Funniest One-Liner of 2017

According to 'Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe'

(Newser) - If you haven't heard of Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, you may be part of the minority. The New York Times reports the arts festival is the largest "in the known world," with its organizers boasting that only the Olympics and World Cup have a bigger attendance.... More »

Kimmel Says Sorry to Caitlyn Jenner for Pre-Transition Jokes

'We thought you were just vain'

(Newser) - During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night, Caitlyn Jenner took the late-night host to task for making jokes at her expense before her transition to a woman became public. "We didn't know what was happening, we thought you were just vain," Kimmel replied. "We... More »

8 Best Lines From Boo-Filled Clinton, Trump Dinner

The GOP candidate was booed at Catholic charity gala

(Newser) - A day after Wednesday night's bad-tempered debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sat just one seat apart from each other at a New York City charity dinner . They were on either side of Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, at the 71st Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner,... More »

200 Linguists Make Chelsea Handler's Dirty Jokes Funny

Netflix explains it hired an army

(Newser) - "I think we can all agree that sleeping around is a great way to meet people," or so jokes Chelsea Handler. But how to make the joke hit in Japanese? With the help of an army of linguists, naturally. At least, that's the path Netflix has taken... More »

Here's What Not to Fall For on April Fools' Day

Trust us

(Newser) - Don't believe everything you read on the Internet—but especially not on April 1. April Fools' Day is the perfect, albeit well-worn, opportunity to post on Facebook that you're pregnant or to inform your significant other that you just won the lottery. But if you'd rather read... More »

5 of the Most Important Jokes in Comedy

Vulture rounds up 100; here's a small sample

(Newser) - If you've got some spare time on your hands, the editors at Vulture have selected the "100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy." They define "joke" to include acts of physical comedy along with those of the traditional punchline variety, and they cull from stand-up routines, movies,... More »

Why Parents Should Put a Toy Chicken on Their Heads

Kids can learn the difference between joking and pretending by 16 months

(Newser) - Parents who joke and pretend with their toddlers are doing more than just play, they're teaching them important life skills, researchers from the University of Sheffield report in a new study in Cognitive Science . In fact kids as young as 16 months use cues from their parents to pick... More »

Ferguson Officials Joke About Black Abortions

Public-records request leads to new email release

(Newser) - If you're looking for racist or sexist jokes, the email trough from Ferguson, Missouri, is the gift that keeps on giving. Responding to a public-records request, officials have released emails that liken a black abortion to crime prevention and kid about a Muslim woman being stoned, the Guardian reports.... More »

Sorry, Joan Rivers, People Took You Way Too Seriously

Charlotte Alter: Hypocrites who criticized her are now praising her

(Newser) - Look around today, and you'll find no shortage of breathless praise of Joan Rivers describing how bold and funny she was. The thing is, when she was alive, some of those very same outlets were criticizing her as mean, vulgar, and offensive, writes Charlotte Alter at Time . Rivers joked... More »

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