When will Donald Trump learn that every time he responds to one of Stephen Colbert’s taunts, he’s playing right into the comedian’s hands? On Sunday night, as he was hosting the Emmys, the Late Show host welcomed former White House press secretary Sean Spicer to the stage to comment on the size of the assembled crowd. It was an obvious ploy to get the president riled up—and, from the looks of it, it worked. On Tuesday night, the president fired off a tweet that took aim at the 2017 Emmy ratings.
First off, yes: the Sean Spicer thing sucked. When the former White House press secretary came shambling out on stage behind a Saturday Night Live-referencing moving podium to do a bit about the crowd size at Sunday night’s Emmys, it wasn’t the edgy, funny moment the producers—and host Stephen Colbert—were likely hoping for. It was instead a gross act of normalizing, of genially forgiving a guy who willingly acted as a mouthpiece for Donald Trump’s perfidious and dangerous administration.
When Ben Affleck’s and Lindsay Shookus’s romance became public knowledge in July, the two joined some good company—from Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon to Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde—of matches made by Saturday Night Live. Shookus, an S.N.L. producer, is Affleck’s first known girlfriend since he and Jennifer Garner officially filed for divorce in April. On Sunday, Affleck attended the 69th annual Emmy Awards with Shookus, making their relationship awards-show official.
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Selecting a term
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