Trevor Noah’s Mock Jury Video Gives GOP Senators A Reason To Stand Up To Trump

“Daily Show” host Trevor Noah made a mock jury duty video for members of the U.S. Senate, reminding them they must act as impartial jurors in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump

Then, he gave them every reason to do just the opposite — with a reminder of all the ugly things Trump has said about many of them. 

“The following remarks by the defendant should not be considered when rendering your verdict,” Noah says in the video below.  

“Again, jurors are instructed to disregard these insults,” Noah says at the end of the clip. “Thank you for doing your civic duty.”

While the segment mentions both Republicans and Democrats attacked by Trump, Noah later tagged GOP senators Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Mitt Romney (Utah), Ted Cruz (Texas) and Marco Rubio (Fla.), just to make sure they have a chance to see it.  

Not coincidentally, that’s exactly the number of Republican votes that would be needed to call for new evidence and witnesses during the proceedings. 

Harry Hamlin: Playing Gay ‘Completely Ended My Career’ In 1982

In recent years, Jake Gyllenhaal, Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothée Chalamet have joined a growing roster of actors to score Oscar nominations for their portrayals of gay characters on the big screen. 

In a new interview on The Hollywood Reporter’s “It Happened in Hollywood” podcast, however, Harry Hamlin reminded fans that the movie industry wasn’t always so welcoming of LGBTQ themes. 

The “L.A. Law” actor starred in 1982’s “Making Love,” which made history as the first gay-themed romance to be produced by a major studio, Twentieth Century Fox.

Hamlin was hot off the success of 1981’s “Clash of the Titans,” and said he was drawn to “Making Love” for its “cutting-edge” script. But the backlash to his portrayal of Bart McGuire, a gay novelist who begins an affair with married oncologist Zack Elliot (played by Michael Ontkean), was swift.  

“Everyone in town had turned the movie down, because at that time, the idea of a gay world was still not accepted,” he recalled. “Overall, in terms of how the way that film was received, it was too early. It was like 10 years too early and it completely ended my career.”

“That was the last studio picture I ever did,” he added. “The door shut with a resounding smash.”

Harry Hamlin (right), Michael Ontkean and Kate Jackson in 1982's "Making Love." 



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Harry Hamlin (right), Michael Ontkean and Kate Jackson in 1982’s “Making Love.” 

“Making Love” received near-universal pans from critics when it was released. Roger Ebert blasted for the movie for featuring “some of the worst dialogue one can imagine”; The New York Times offered faint praise, calling it “rip-roaring awful in an entirely enjoyable way.”

Hamlin, who is married to Lisa Rinna, eventually saw his career rebound when he landed the part of Michael Kuzak on “L.A. Law” in 1986. In 2013, he received an Emmy nomination for a guest role on “Mad Men,” and he has appeared on “Glee” and “Angie Tribeca” in recent years.  

He said he has no regrets about “Making Love,” and that the film’s boundary-pushing take on a same-sex relationship continues to pay dividends today. 

“I’m very proud of the movie,” he said. “Not a week goes by that people don’t come up to me and — I’m serious about this: in the supermarket, on the street — and they thank me for making that movie.” 

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Will Drop HRH Titles And Start Paying Rent

Queen Elizabeth II has finalized the details regarding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step back as senior members of the royal family: The pair will no longer use their “royal highness” titles and will no longer receive public funds as of spring of this year. 

The couple has also pledged to repay the British public for the pricey renovations they had done on Frogmore Cottage, which is owned by the royal family and which will continue to serve as their U.K. home. They plan to pay “commercial rent” on the property themselves, but will take up a new primary residence somewhere in North America. 

“With The Queen’s blessing, the Sussexes will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations,” Buckingham Palace said a statement released Saturday. “While they can no longer formally represent The Queen, the Sussexes have made clear that everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty.”

The changes mean that the couple, who are still Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will be free to earn their own income and are no longer “working royals.”

Notably, Harry will also remain a prince and technically hold onto his “HRH” title, but he will not use it. He will also continue to receive private funds from his father, Prince Charles.

In a personal statement of her own, the queen recognized the “intense scrutiny” her grandson and his wife have faced, and said that she was “particularly proud” of Meghan:

Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family.

Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.

I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.

I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family. 

It is my whole family’s hope that today’s agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced earlier this month that they are working to become financially independent and split time between the United Kingdom and Canada. 

In an earlier statement, the queen said she was “entirely supportive” of Meghan and Harry’s new life following talks with Princes Charles, William and Harry at her Sandringham Estate. 

“Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family,” the queen said at the time in a statement released by Buckingham Palace. 

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Prince Harry Steps Out For First Public Appearance Since Royal Exit

Prince Harry made his first public appearance since announcing his plans to step back as a senior member of the royal family alongside his wife, Meghan Markle.

The Duke of Sussex hosted the Rugby League World Cup Draw for the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments at Buckingham Palace on Thursday. Prior to the draw, the prince watched as kids played rugby on the palace grounds. 

The Rugby League World Cup on Thursday introduced the “2021 Mental Fitness Charter,” described by the Sussex Royal Instagram account as “a new initiative created by the RFL that will champion the importance of good mental fitness and create sustainable legacy the sport can be proud of.”

At one point during the event, Emily Andrews, a royals reporter for The Sun, said the prince laughed off a question about his future as a royal.

“Prince Harry ignored questions from the media in BP garden about how discussions are progressing on his and Meghan’s future,” Andrews tweeted. “He had his back to the media but apparently laughed when the first question was asked. He’s still got his sense of humour!”

Harry took over as patron of the Rugby Football League in December 2016, a position that Queen Elizabeth II had previously held for 64 years.

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Prince Harry with Jon Dutton (left), chief executive of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, and Leeds Rhino player James Simpson (right) in the Buckingham Palace gardens.

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Harry poses with children from a local school after watching them play rugby in the Buckingham Palace gardens before the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws for the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments on Jan. 16.

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Harry makes a face during the event at Buckingham Palace. The Rugby League World Cup 2021 will take place from October 23 through November 27, 2021, in 17 cities across England.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced last Wednesday their intention to step back as “senior” members of the royal family, split their time between the U.K. and North America and work to gain financial independence. 

Following their announcement, Princes Charles, Harry and William gathered with Queen Elizabeth II at Sandringham Estate on Monday to hammer out details of Harry and Meghan’s transition. 

The Queen released a statement saying she was “entirely supportive” of her grandson and Meghan following the talks.

“Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family,” she said in a statement released by Buckingham Palace. 

Members of the royal family stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as they watch a fly-past to mark the centenary of the R



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Members of the royal family stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as they watch a fly-past to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in London on July 10, 2018.

Across the pond, Meghan made her first official public appearance since the Sussexes’ announcement last week with a visit to a women’s center in Vancouver, Canada, on Tuesday. 

Look who we had tea with today! The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, visited us today to discuss issues affecting women in the community,” the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre captioned a Facebook photo with Meghan. 

The same day, the Duchess of Sussex also made a visit to Justice for Girls, which later shared pictures with the former “Suits” actor on social media, along with details about what the group discussed.

“Yesterday, The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle visited to discuss climate justice for girls and the rights of Indigenous peoples,” the organization tweeted. “Was great to talk about the importance of a holistic approach to social justice, and the power of young women’s leadership. 

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Billie Eilish To Sing Theme Song For New James Bond Film ‘No Time To Die’

Billie Eilish might seem to have no time on her hands, but she does have “No Time To Die.”

The multi-Grammy nominee announced on Tuesday that she and her older brother, the producer Finneas, have written and recorded the theme song for “No Time To Die,” the upcoming James Bond film.

With that, Eilish, who turned 18 last month, has become the youngest artist in history to write and record a theme song for the long-running Bond film series, according to the official James Bond Twitter account.

Eilish said she’s very happy to join a musical pantheon of luminaries who’ve recorded Bond songs for previous movies, including Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Duran Duran, Madonna and Sheryl Crow. The last two Bond themes, Adele’s “Skyfall” and Sam Smith’s “Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre,” both won Oscars for Best Original Song.

“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honor,” Eilish said in a quote shared by the James Bond Twitter account. “James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”  

Finneas, who helped his sister create the Grammy-nominated album “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” said “writing the theme song for a Bond film is something we’ve been dreaming about doing our entire lives.”

“There is no more iconic pairing of music and cinema than the likes of ′Goldfinger’ and ′Live And Let Die.′ We feel so so lucky to play a small role in such a legendary franchise, long live 007.” 

Of course, people had strong reactions to the selection. Some figured Eilish could just adapt her big hit, “Bad Guy.”

Others wished someone else had been picked.

Eilish fans suggested everyone should give her a chance.

Until now, Sheena Easton was the youngest artist to sing over a Bond movie’s opening credits, according to the BBC. The Scottish singer was 22 when she recorded “For Your Eyes Only” in 1981.

“No Time To Die,” which stars Daniel Craig, Rami Malek and Lashana Lynch, will be released April 10 in the U.S.

Prince Harry Reportedly Spoke With Disney President About Meghan Doing Voiceovers

A recently resurfaced video appears to show Prince Harry discussing a job opportunity for Meghan Markle at “The Lion King” premiere back in London in July.

In the video, obtained by TMZ, the Duke of Sussex is shown speaking with Disney CEO Bob Iger. The Duchess of Sussex is pictured hugging and talking to Beyoncé and Jay-Z during the exchange. 

TMZ, which subtitled the video, says the first line is Harry telling Iger that Meghan does voiceover work.

“You know she does voiceovers?” Harry says to Iger, according to TMZ. Iger responds with a surprised “Oh really? Ah…” and looks over at Meghan.

“Did you know that?” Harry says.

“You seem surprised,” the prince says, before adding, “She’s really interested.” 

“We’d love to try,” Iger says to the royal.

Harry chats with Disney CEO Robert Iger as Meghan embraces Beyoncé as they attend the European premiere of the "The Li



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Harry chats with Disney CEO Robert Iger as Meghan embraces Beyoncé as they attend the European premiere of the “The Lion King” in London on July 14, 2019.

The U.K. Times reported on Saturday that the Duchess of Sussex already signed a deal with Disney for a voiceover gig, in exchange for a donation to the charity Elephants Without Borders. She reportedly recorded the voiceover months ago.

Buckingham Palace and Disney did not immediately reply to requests for comment.

Harry and Meghan announced Wednesday that they will be stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be splitting their time between the U.K. and Canada going forward, as well as working to become financially independent. How they will gain financial independence remains to be seen. 

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and Meghan pose for a picture at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018.



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Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and Meghan pose for a picture at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018.

Harry and Meghan currently receive 5% of the funding for their offices from the Sovereign Grant, which supports Queen Elizabeth II and her household’s official expenses. The rest of their funding comes from Prince Charles’ estate, the Duchy of Cornwall.

On the couple’s new website, they said they would “prefer to release” their financial tie to the Sovereign Grant, though it remains to be seen how they will work out their current monetary status with Charles. 

Harry and Meghan, along with Princes Charles and William, are currently involved in talks with Queen Elizabeth at her Sandringham Estate to work out details of the couple’s new role and life. 

The queen released a message of support for the couple in a statement from Buckingham Palace on Monday. 

“Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family,” the queen said. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex react as they leave after their visit to Canada House in London on Jan. 7, 2020. 



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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex react as they leave after their visit to Canada House in London on Jan. 7, 2020. 

“My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family,” she added. “Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.”

The statement added that there are further details to come regarding Harry and Meghan’s new situation, and talks are expected to be resolved by the end of the week.

Rush Drummer Neil Peart Dead At 67

Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist for the Canadian progressive rock band Rush, died Tuesday in Santa Monica, California.

Peart who was 67, had been battling brain cancer for three years, according to Rolling Stone.

A Canadian Broadcasting Co. article last month reported that he had retired.

Peart first joined up with singer-bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson in 1974. Within the next few years, the band was one of the biggest in the world, in large part because of Peart’s virtuosic drumming and literate lyrics, which were influenced by science fiction and the writings of Ayn Rand.

“It’s about being your own hero,” he told Rolling Stone in 2015. “I set out to never betray the values that 16-year-old had, to never sell out, to never bow to the man. A compromise is what I can never accept.”

Many music fans agreed because Rush has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, according to Variety.

Peart is survived by his wife, Carrie Nuttal, and daughter, Olivia.

The band announced Peart’s death on its website.

News of Peart’s death struck a chord with many of his fellow musicians. 

News of Peart’s death drew all sorts of Twitter tributes.

Amy Schumer Reveals IVF Journey Has Her Feeling ‘Run Down And Emotional’

Amy Schumer is getting candid about her fertility.

On Thursday, the actor and comedian shared on Instagram that she was “a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional,” and asked her followers to share advice and their own experiences.

“My number is in my bio. We are freezing my eggs and figuring out what to do to give Gene a sibling,” she wrote. (Her phone number is indeed on her profile.)

The 38-year-old, who gave birth to her son Gene Attell Fischer in May, has previously been characteristically open about pregnancy, motherhood and breastfeeding.

She had a tough pregnancy, during which she suffered from an acute morning sickness condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, which caused her to cancel several shows.

On Thursday, she shared an image of bruising on her abdomen along with her request for guidance. Bruising is a common side effect of IVF treatment, which involves many, often painful, hormone injections which can create dramatic mood swings, problems with sleep, changes to appetite and other uncomfortable reactions.

Commenters on the post shared their personal stories and best wishes for the new mom. 

“Hang in there mama! It’s a journey that will have you up and down – have ice cream ready for the downs and more ice cream ready for the ups…” one woman wrote. “It’s not an easy journey but every woman who has experienced it will be here to support you.”

“I went through ivf in 2015. 7 embryos but none made it to freezing stage.
I’m hoping for a better outcome for you! Hang in there, girl! It’s an emotional process. You got this!” another wrote.

Celebrities including Selena Gomez, Samantha Ronson, Tess Holliday and Mary McCartney also shared their love and support.

“I’m praying for you and chris. I’m sorry!” Gomez wrote. 

Prince Harry’s Old Comments About The Throne Suddenly Feel So Relevant

Though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s announcement that they were stepping back as “senior” members of the royal family came as a shock to many on Wednesday, Harry’s frustration with The Firm goes back years. 

While some, like Princess Diana’s former royal chef Darren McGrady, blamed Meghan for Harry’s decision to leave, the Duke of Sussex has routinely expressed his disdain for the difficulties that come with being born a royal. In a candid interview with Newsweek in 2017, Harry spoke about struggling with his status. 

“My mother died when I was very young. I didn’t want to be in the position I was in, but I eventually pulled my head out of the sand, started listening to people and decided to use my role for good,” he said at the time. “I sometimes still feel I am living in a goldfish bowl, but I now manage it better.” 

He also admitted that no one in the royal family actually wants the throne, saying that those in power are doing it “for the greater good of the people.” 

“Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time,” he said. But he still felt that the people still desire the “magic” of the royals, saying that “The British public and the whole world need institutions like it.” 

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The Duke of Sussex visits the laboratory as he tours The Institute of Translational Medicine at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham on March 4, 2019.

He also said at the time that he wanted “to make something of my life” as senior member of the royal family while the focus was still on him.

“I feel there is just a smallish window when people are interested in me before [William’s children] take over, and I’ve got to make the most of it,” he said. 

The comment about living in a goldfish bowl echoed sentiments the prince expressed during a chat with The Telegraph in April 2017. 

“I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and sort of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle,” he said at the time. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Wednesday that they will be moving into a new role within the royal family after “many months of reflection and internal discussions.” 

It appears Harry and Meghan have been planning the move for a long time, as they registered for their new website ― which announced their plans for the future ― back in March of 2019. They also filed for a trademark for their new foundation with the U.K.’s Intellectual Property Office back in June, though it was published on Dec. 19, 2019.