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Paul Ryan Stepping Down? Mike Cernovich Going to Jail? And How Black Women Saved America

By Lainey Bobainey | Pajiba Love | December 13, 2017 |

By Lainey Bobainey | Pajiba Love | December 13, 2017 |

There’s a lot going on tonight, and we couldn’t fit all the big news into the headline (but we tried).

First up, this is still in the realm of conspiracy theory, but there’s speculation within the House of Representatives that — once the tax deal is complete — Paul Ryan may step down, having accomplished what he wanted to accomplish, especially as he never wanted the job in the first place (funny! We never wanted him to have it, either). (HuffPo)

Meanwhile, I’m not saying that it was alt-Nazi, rape apologist Mike Cernovich that forged those documents framing Chuck Schumer for sexual harassment, but it was definitely Mike Cernovich. (The guy who supposedly gave him the docs conveniently went dark and doesn’t have a working phone number. Uh huh.) Also, I’m not saying that Mike Cernovich is going to prison, but man! Mike Cernovich might be going to prison. (The Daily Beast)

So that foul-ass Texas Congressman, Blake Farenthold, who used $84,000 in taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit? He also regularly called his staffers “fucktards and idiots,” exhibited a lot of vulgar and abusive behavior, and regularly made sexually demeaning comments. This guy is trash. (CNN)

A Kentucky state lawmaker accused of molesting a 17 year old has taken his own life today. This comes a day after he denied the allegations and refused to resign. (AP)

For what it’s worth, the House and Senate have come to an agreement on principle for the GOP tax bill. It does not include the provisions promised to Susan Collins. The Senate can only lose 2 Senators, and Corker is already refusing to vote for it. If Collins doesn’t vote for it AND we somehow get Doug Jones sworn in and/or Jeff Flake changes his mind, the bill is toast (these are all long shots, mind you. But there’s a chance).

Oh Bernie.

And speaking of Alabama, here’s Amber Ruffin killing it on her segment, “How Black Women Saved America from Roy Moore.”

Cleveland Scene’s Sam Allard is not a fan of Woody Allen’s latest movie or Woody Allen and doesn’t pull any punches in his review - (Cleveland Scene)

The Harvey Weinstein pit of grossness doesn’t seem to be close to hitting bottom yet. Salma Hayak has come forward with her experience. - (Dlisted)

Awww, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemmons are having a baby. If it’s a girl, they have to name her CRUCIVICTORIA! (3 people will get that.) - (USW)

And Dwayne Johnson and his girlfriend Lauren Hashian are also expecting. If it’s a girl, they have to name her ROQUELL! (I’m sorry. I didn’t get much sleep last night.) - (Celebitchy)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. If you’ve never heard of her, now’s the time to get educated on the woman who practically invented rock and roll. - (Jezebel)

It’s an Aca-Lookback at the outfits the stars wore to the premieres of the first, second, and third Pitch Perfect movies. - (GFY)

I fucking love the internet! - (Diply)

Hey, did you ever wonder what some classic album covers would look like if they had cats on them instead? Well wonder no more! - (Bored Panda)

Meghan McCain broke down in tears on The View today when discussing Joe Biden’s book and his son Beau’s fight with cancer. Uncle Joe comforted her and made me break down in tears. - (The Hill)

RiRi is releasing a whole new range of matte lipsticks in her Fenty Beauty line the day after Christmas. Shitdammit. I would have put several of them on my Christmas list! - (LG)

Cannonball Read is holding their final #CannonBookClub of the year right now. Tom Stoppard’s one act play The Real Inspector Hound is so short, you can probably read it now and still join the discussion before the day is over. Have you read or seen this play? Head on over and speak your mind, you don’t even have to be signed up for CBR9 to do so. (Cannonball Read 9)

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