Samantha Bee Reveals She Was ‘Never in Contention’ to Replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’: ‘It Was Awful’

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When Jon Stewart announced that he was stepping down as host of The Daily Show in early 2015, there was one name that floated to the top of the list for those whose job it is to wildly speculate about who might succeed him: Samantha Bee.

At that point, Bee had spent 12 years at the show, making her its longest-serving correspondent—a distinction she still holds four years later. John Oliver, who had filled in for Stewart two summers earlier while the host directed his first feature film, would have been a no-brainer as well, but by then he had already been snatched up by HBO for Last Week Tonight. In the eyes of many late-night pundits (myself included) Bee was the obvious choice.

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Ross Chastain claims first career NASCAR Truck Series win after Stewart Friesen runs out of gas in Kansas

Ross Chastain scores his first career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series victory after Stewart Friesen’s machine runs out of fuel with three laps to go in the Digital Ally 250 at Kansas Speedway.

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Martha Stewart brand sold for $215 million

Martha Stewart is not worth what she used to be. The domestic diva’s homemaking empire has been sold to Marquee Brands for $ 215 million — $ 140 million less than what its current owner Sequential Brands Group paid for it in 2015, The Post has learned. The deal, which also includes the Emeril Lagasse brands, totals…
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Exclusive ‘J.T. Leroy’ Trailer Debut: Kristen Stewart Pretends to Be Somebody Else

Exclusive 'J.T. Leroy' Trailer Debut: Kristen Stewart Pretends to Be Somebody Else

In J.T. Leroy, Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart) is very excited to be moving to a big city, where she can finally start her life as an adult. She experiences new, great things and is happy to meet new, cool people through her brother Geoffrey (Jim Sturgess). Most notably, she becomes close to Geoffrey's charismatic wife, Laura Albert (Laura Dern), who convinces Savannah to take on a whole new persona.

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Martha Stewart looks to expand brand into new markets

Martha Stewart is putting her fingers in more pies. The domestic diva, once known for signing exclusive deals to sell her home goods at select retailers, is testing out a new strategy to sell a broader range of items — including coffee and marijuana treats — at many more retail outlets, The Post has learned….
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Jon Stewart Demands Congress Fund 9/11 Victim Program ‘Properly’ | NBC News

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Patrick Stewart ‘in favour’ of 14 year olds getting the vote

OHMYGOSSIP — Sir Patrick Stewart is “in favour” of 14 year olds getting the vote in the UK.
The 78-year-old actor plays wizard Merlin in new fantasy film ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’, which follows a young boy called Alex Elliott who finds King Arthur’s legendary sword Excalibur and must then use it to stop an ancient enchantress from destroying the world.
The ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ actor praised the film for putting young people in a position of control and giving them the ability to make choices that “affect the whole nation” and he thinks the time has come for the legal voting age in Britain to be brought down from 18
Speaking to talkRADIO at ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ premiere on Sunday (03.02.19), he said: “We’ve had plenty of movies that have had children in. But I can’t think of one that puts them into such a position where they have to make their own decision and their own choices which will affect the whole nation. People are already saying 14 year olds should have the vote and I’m in favour of that.”
As for his role as Merlin who joins forces with Alex in the movie, Patrick revealed that although he doesn’t think his is an “iconic performance” as the famous character – who has appeared in many movies – his version is “passionate about doing good”.
He said: “I suspect mine is not an iconic performance because he’s a little confused and he’s a little dismayed about what is happening around him. He is passionate about doing good and to have that quality in a movie where the young actors share the same approach to what they are doing is really satisfying.”
The ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ star thoroughly enjoyed working with Louis Ashbourne Serkis – who played Alex – and the other younger cast members and he appreciated the “very relaxed” atmosphere on set.
He said: “I respected them as film performers and we did have a good time too, we laughed, there were jokes and things go wrong all the time, it was a very relaxed atmosphere but a very creative atmosphere as well.”

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Kristen Stewart Has Been ‘Brutal’ To Stella Maxwell As She Moves On With Sarah Dinkin

Kristen Stewart is loving her new romance with Sarah Dinkin and her ex Stella Maxwell can’t stand it. An insider revealed that Stewart and Maxwell agreed to keep their dating lives private following their split, but the Twilight alum ignored the pact and went public with Dinkin right away.

Maxwell and Stewart have had their share of problems, but the model is reportedly shocked by how Stewart has acted.

“[Maxwell has] been knocked sideways at how brutal Kristen’s been,” a source shared.

A source told Radar Online that Stewart and Maxwell have many mutual friends, who are now choosing sides because they refuse to talk anymore.One friend even believes that Maxwell might make a move on Robert Pattinson just to get back at Stewart.

From Stewart’s perspective, she reportedly believes that Maxwell was using her to get famous. This is why she had no problem going public with Dinkin as soon as their romance heated up.

Her friends tried to warn her about Maxwell’s intentions, but she did not believe them until things turned south.

Stewart and Maxwell have not been seen together since October. The actress is believed to have gone public with Dinkin a week after she officially ended things with Maxwell.

So far, Stewart’s romance with Dinkin is going strong. Sources claim the two spend every day together and that Stewart is genuinely having fun with the stylist.

With things going so well, Stewart is already joking about moving in together.

This week, Stewart and Dinkin were spotted walking their dogs in Los Angeles. The pair rocked similar outfits for the outing, which consisted of white sweatshirts and sweatpants.The two completed their look with sunglasses while Stewart added a hat for good measure.

Prior to Dinkin and Maxwell, Stewart dated Alicia Cargile, Soko and St. Vincent.

She also dated Pattinson for four years before their relationship ended amid her affair with Rupert Sanders.

Kristen Stewart has not commented on her new romance.

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Jon Stewart Turns the Tables on Stephen Colbert: ‘Donald Trump, Great President or Greatest President?’

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Three years into his stint hosting The Late Show, Stephen Colbert is finally starting to feel “a little bit like Jon Stewart.”

For a change of pace Tuesday night, CBS aired a pre-taped episode of the late-night show in which the tables were turned as Colbert sat in the guest chair and took questions from friends like Jake Tapper, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kerry Washington, Charlamagne tha God and most significantly, his former boss at The Daily Show.

Stewart began his interview by asking Colbert, “Who the hell do you think you are?” That prompted the host’s admission that he is beginning to feel like he is able to pick up Stewart’s mantle as the most trusted man in political comedy.

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Martha Stewart Is Brand Ambassador for Aerosoles

Lifestyle doyenne Martha Stewart is partnering with Aerosoles to be its brand ambassador and collaborate on a line of footwear, handbags and accessories for the footwear retailer.
The first style will be a limited collection of rain boots for holiday, to be followed by a complete collection for spring that will include casual and dress flats, heeled sandals, luxury mules and slides, as well as espadrille wedges. Handbags and accessories will follow.
Stewart said, “It’s fun. What we’re trying to do with Aerosoles [is] make gorgeous shoes at the right price.”
She spoke about a recent visit to Bergdorf Goodman’s shoe salon. “You couldn’t move. There were so many people shelving out thousands of dollars for a new pair of shoes. The shoes were gorgeous, but the average Joe can’t go there. We’re trying to make affordable shoes for the average person.”
First up are the equestrian-inspired rain boots, under the tag Martha Stewart for Aerosoles, which will range in price from $ 79 to $ 99. According to Stewart, they will sell on Aerosoles beginning Nov. 1, and later on at QVC, where Stewart already sells her apparel offerings. She said there was no decision yet on whether her shows will mix the fashion and

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