The Obamas sign multi-year deal to produce films, TV series for Netflix

In what we’re secretly hoping is actually a long-game strategy to punk Donald Trump by winning the Emmy he so desperately wanted—but never got—for The Apprentice, Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year production pact—or, as the company calls it, a “storytelling partnership”— with Netflix.

Kanye's getting into it about slavery, JAY-Z, racism, Obama, Trump, and whether people think he's fat

If there’s one throughline to Kanye West’s current interactions with the world—which are running the gamut this week, from a thoughtful, 105-minute sitdown with interviewer Charlamagne Tha God, to a volatile conversation with TMZ that ended in West confronting a staffer over his assertion that 400 years of slavery in…

Jordan Peele makes Obama call Trump a "complete dipshit" in PSA about fake-video technology

Though it’d be a delight to hear him say it, the clip above is not Barack Obama calling Donald Trump a “total and complete dipshit.” Instead, as the video reveals, it is Oscar-winner Jordan Peele doing an impression of Obama matched with a video-rendering of the former president. It is an example of the so-called “…

Netflix is apparently in talks for new TV shows from Barack and Michelle Obama

Jesus, Netflix really isn’t kidding about its ongoing near-manic attempts to boost its public profile, huh? The New York Times reports today that the streaming service is reportedly in “advanced talks” with former President Barack Obama about creating content for its library, with a number of potential shows…

Sean Hannity thinks there is "secret sperm" hiding in Obama's presidential portrait

Yesterday, Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled their astonishing presidential portraits to universal acclaim. Artist Kehinde Wiley portrays the former president as concerned, probing, and calm, with just the faintest hint of a smirk playing across his lips; he is settled within a radiant, repeating wall of foliage,…

The Final Year is both a love letter and gut punch to the Obama presidency

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As it did to many things, the election of Donald Trump transformed The Final Year from what should have been a triumph into a tragedy. The documentary follows—and frequently lionizes—three Obama officials throughout 2016, and frequently feels like it was intended as a well-deserved victory lap. Secretary Of State John…

David Letterman’s new show has a name and Barack Obama

After months of rumors and vague reports, Netflix has at last announced an official title and guest roster for David Letterman’s new interview series, confirming the “show” won’t just find Letterman posing riddles to the drifters he’s tied up in his cabin. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman will…

Believe it or not, the last few presidents were a lot more popular than Donald Trump

Unless you only trust information from sources that haven’t been dismissed as fake news by Donald Trump or one of his cronies, it should be reasonably clear that the great orange piece of shit isn’t a particularly well-liked president. For example, we just referred to him as a “great orange piece of shit,” and we…

Conan O'Brien to executive produce an animated Obama/Biden time-traveling buddy comedy

Here’s one for anybody still clinging to the Barack Obama-Joe Biden friendship as the last fading light of hope in a dark and Trump-filled world: Conan O’Brien has just signed on to executive produce a new animated TV series about the two formerly presidential buddies, in which they not only pal around, making goofy…

Barack Obama helps Jimmy Kimmel fight AIDS, reminds us what "presidential" looks like

Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! was Kimmel’s third annual (RED) Shopathon, the late-night host’s yearly star-studded fundraiser for World AIDS Day, which is this Friday. The (RED) campaign was co-founded by Bono, who appeared on the show alongside Kimmel and other guest stars like Kristen Bell, Bryan Cranston, Ashton…

Chance The Rapper and Saturday Night Live make the musical plea, “Come Back, Barack”

On his well-received hosting stint on last night’s Saturday Night Live, Chance The Rapper—while not tapped as the musical guest as well, for some reason—nonetheless teamed up with Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd for a spot-on recreation of a smooth ’90s R&B ode to a lost love. “You were so intelligent, you were so…

Enjoy some video of Barack Obama sauntering into jury duty like it's not a big thing

Considering we have a draft-dodger as president, it’s nice to see that at least once upon a time we elected someone who actually shows up for shit. After being summoned, Barack Obama showed up like any other human for jury duty yesterday, his cheery demeanor and amiable presence making the whole thing suck a lot less…

Obama’s photographer is back to remind us what a lying sack of shit Donald Trump is

Former White House photographer Pete Souza has quietly endured the indignity of the Donald Trump era by roasting the shit out of him on Instagram with photos he took while working for President Barack Obama. Sometimes his images illustrate how clearly Trump lies about his predecessors; other times the image will show…

Obama came so close to telling a dick joke at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Whether you liked Barack Obama or not, you can probably agree that at least he was a president who could open his mouth without the majority of our nation cringing in fear. Part of Obama’s appeal was his sense of humor, which, unlike our current president’s, didn’t revel in the grabbing of pussies or the murder of…