Stephen Colbert continued hammering away at Karl Rove and Super PACs on Tuesday night, talking more in-depth about the way 501(c)(4)'s, or "Spooky PACs", use huge sums of anonymous money to influence politics.
"Their negative attack ads count as charity, in the same way that yelling, 'Get a job you dirty bum!' is a donation to the homeless."
The host also explained how Rove uses money raised through his own 501(c)(4), Crossroads GPS, to donate to the Center For Individual Freedom, which is "aggressively toppling disclosure laws at the state level." As Colbert put it, "That's Karl Rove giving anonymous political money to help keep political money anonymous. I believe that's what our founders envisioned for democracy. No, not those founders... the anonymous ones in the back."
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The NBC competition jumped 16 percent, dominating the night with its two-hour coronation, while Fox's Zooey Deschanel comedy rose 27 percent.
Lady Lazarus: Maybe that's overdramatic, but there's an awful lot of death imagery and Megan turns Don's life on its head.
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The fate of the comedy has been up in the air for a while after it was initially left off the mid-season schedule and Season 3's episode order was cut from 22 to 15.
"It's not been fun to feel like the ugly stepsister of the network," Phillipps, who plays Laurie Keller, told E! Online. "They moved us around, they took us off the air for months ... If TBS is willing to launch the show in a real great way and we would actually have like billboards and commercials, that would be really cool."
Philipps has been vocal about her frustrations. Initially, when ABC decreased "Cougar Town's" episode order, she told TVLine, "The writers have amazing stuff planned out for this season, and now they're going to have to condense ... I feel bad for them. I feel bad for everyone. It's a bummer. It sucks.?
SNL alum turned movie star Will Ferrell is returning to his old stomping grounds this weekend for his hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. Jason Sudeikis joins Ferrell for the promos, in which they have a race-in-place, talk about fancy brooches, and ultimately end up in outrageous wigs. We're excited to see the man who immortalized so many hysterical characters return to the stage, especially with a musical guest like Usher!
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The former back-up singer talks about his momentous journey on the NBC competition's second season.
Everybody wants their five minutes of fame. Now that reality TV and talent competitions are dominating the networks, there are more opportunities then ever for people to capitalize on. But there is a commercial aspect to a lot of these shows that seems to turn off those who view themselves as artists. People that value their own creative process do not want to sacrifice authenticity for exposure, and NBC's The Voice is a platform where you don't have to.
The Voice has a credibility that has attracted participants who view themselves as more then manufactured moments on TV. But there is a formulaic aspect to the show that makes it difficult to reach past the form in the shadow and see who these contestants really are. They are always singing someone else's song, and it is impossible not to compare them to the original versions. I find myself thirsty to hear their original music, and it is so refreshing when someone has an arsenal of past work to promote.
Even if you don't win The Voice, you still have prospects to build on the audience base you created throughout your time on the show. Former contestant Tony Vincent is an example of someone who is not wasting any time moving forward in his career. It is one thing to be talented at singing, but it is another to write your own music, and Vincent is on the verge of releasing a record and showing the world the artist he wants to be. I recently got a chance to interview him. We discussed his experience on the show, his time working with Cee Lo, and who he thinks should win The Voice.
TN: What was it like working with Cee Lo, and do you think you will collaborate in the future?
TV: I hope so! He is an amazing talent and a visionary of what music should be. I felt we were exchanging ideas and coming from a similar place. Putting the two of us together can lead to positive and dangerous things. During the show it was difficult to establish a core understanding for people to know who I am. I was working with other people's music and you have your coach and producers choosing the material you work with. But I believe Cee Lo had my best interests at heart and knew I would have had to compromise the further I progressed.
TN: Were there friendships that you formed with other team members despite the competition?
TV: I was very close with Justin, whom unfortunately I had to battle. This was very difficult because we had formed a sincere bond, and both of us have families to support. Me and Tony Lucca were roommates, so we had a lot of time to invest in each other. We are very different musically, but I think the world of him and he is a fantastic guitar player.
TN: Who do you think should win The Voice?
TV: Tony Lucca will win. I would be shocked if he didn't. Juliet is electric and magnetic when she takes that stage. Her winning is irrelevant for her future. She is such a commanding performer she will have a career no matter what.
TN: Do you really think people that don't win still have a chance for a career in the music business?
TV: You hear the coaches say over and over: "you are winners for making it this far" -- which may seem meaningless after being repeated so much, but it is not. In the case of Cee Lo he really wants the best for everyone he works with, and so does everyone else involved in the show. From the producers to the crew, everyone truly believes in what the message of The Voice is about.
TN: So did you notice an increase in your fan base? And what is next for you?
TV: My social media have exponentially grown. I just dropped a single on Reverbnation and the response has been so encouraging. I am working on my own album and performing my own music again, and the feedback has been nothing but positive.
I left the show with my head held high, and hearing Baby Face say that I didn't need to be told what to do meant the world to me. I am moving forward on a really positive note.
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It's that time of year! "Glee" is heading to Nationals again, and they've got a "feeling." In the video below, New Directions -- particularly Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) and Rachel (Lea Michele) -- cover the "Flashdance" classic "What A Feeling."
Other songs from Nationals include Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory," Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" and Meat Loaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light."
In the first hour of "Glee's" two-hour Tues., May 15 episode, Tina suffers a head injury and imagines the "Glee" kids in different roles. What if Puck was Blaine or Will was Sue?
Meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan, Perez Hilton and Rex Lee guest star in the second hour of "Props/Nationals."
Check out the full "What A Feeling" performance below and click through the slideshow to see stills from the new episode.