FEELS LIKE EXPLOITATION. Dr. Phill interviews a mentally unwell Shelly Duvall this week.
NIKKI HALEY. Foreign policy expert has a field day with the thought of the South Carolina Governor as Secretary of State: “I thought it was impossible to find someone with less foreign policy experience than Rudy Giuliani, but bingo. Here is somebody with no foreign policy experience at all, as a governor.”
THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. Is Anderson Cooper normalizing Steve Bannon? And is Glenn Beck protesting that normalization?
BUT SERIOUSLY, EVERYTHING IS FINE. Trump transition power struggle ensues.
CASTING. Miles Teller says he hates that people don’t get him and that he lost out on the male lead in La La Land to Ryan Gosling.
EMPIRE. Jussie Smollett covers plus magazine: “[Homophobia] is the brainwashing of society. It’s the poisoning of hate. That’s what it is. One of my biggest mentors, Phill Wilson, after the Charleston shootings, I was so low, and it was right when I was being honored at the Heroes in the Struggle last year. And I was so down, I could not stop. It was one of the first times that I felt just completely defeated. [Phill] said to me and Jeremy, he said it like this: ‘These are extremely, extremely desperate people. They are such desperate people, because hate is so desperate right now, because hate is going to lose.’ When hate is gonna lose, hate starts getting real low, hate starts getting real, trying everything. Well, I’m gonna shoot you; well I’m gonna do this. That’s what hate does. That’s what Donald Trump does.”
BIRTHDAY BOY. Was everyone aware SNL’s Pete Davidson is skinny shredded?
THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS. Dennis Quaid broke the stock market.
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY. An anthem for open relationships?
CARPOOL KARAOKE. Madonna is James Corden’s next guest.
WIKILEAKS. Is Julian Assange hoping President Trump will pardon him in return for helping influence the election?
TWITTER. Social network cracks down on white supremacists: “Recently Twitter suspended more accounts associated with the alt-right, which the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as “a set of far-right ideologies, groups and individuals whose core belief is that ‘white identity’ is under attack by multicultural forces using ‘political correctness’ and ‘social justice’ to undermine white people and ‘their’ civilization.” Included among them was the verified account of Richard Spencer, whom The Washington Post described as a leader of the alt-right and “one of the most media-savvy thinkers in the movement.”
HUMP DAY HOTTIE. Model/actor Nitin Chauhan.