Hillary Clinton Read 'Fire And Fury' At The Grammys And People Have Mixed Feelings

Last night, James Corden hosted the Grammys, with Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar stealing the show, and most of the awards. As part of the show, Corden had celebrities including Cardi B, John Legend, DJ Khaled, Cher, and Snoop Dogg read extracts from Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House includes interviews with several people close to President Donald Trump, including former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and Sam Nunberg, a former campaign aide.  

Wolff claims that Bannon as calling Donald Trump Jr. “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” for attending a meeting with a Russian lawyer during the campaign. The book also claims that Trump “assured” his wife Melania that he would not win the 2016 election, and that Melaniawas in tears when he did.  

You should probably stick around until the end of the video, though. There’s a special guest amongst the celebrities. 

You can probably guess how those close to Donald Trump reacted to the segment…

Others seemed to enjoy the skit. 

While some didn’t seem to like the skit at all. 

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People In France Are Rioting Over Discount Nutella

Americans tend to either see the French as elitist and a representation of everything intellectual, snobby, and fancy that they despise, or they love them for exactly all those reasons. Actually, the French are just like people everywhere—crazy for sales.

A French supermarket called Intermarché offered a huge deal on the country’s national breakfast spread, Nutella, and things went sideways really fast.

Some stores faced a line of 200 people waiting to burst in and get as much 70 percent discount Nutella as they could find, and there is insane riot footage of everyone trying to grab as much as they can:

“Seriously? All this for some Nutella?” the caption reads. Yes, my friend. Tout ça pour du Nutella.

People caught the stampede for spread from every angle:

Look at the smiles on the faces of people escaping with armfuls of discount Nutella:

But because it’s France, it was described as being like an “orgy.”

On employee told NDTV, “People just rushed in, shoving everyone, breaking things. It was like an orgy. We were on the verge of calling the police.”

Honestly, if your orgy involves this much screaming and pushing, you should call the police. The key party has gotten out of hand.

People have very different perspectives on this Nutella hysteria, which directly correlate to their own enjoyment of it/Francophilia.

Other supermarkets seem to be baiting consumers??

And what’s especially crazy, is that CNN International reports this isn’t even the first reported incident of Nutella violence. In 2015, an elderly man says he was punched in the face after complaining another customer took too many Nutella waffle samples. 

Folks, that was in America. We’re as bad as they are. Worse, because we have a whole holiday dedicated to trampling people for sales—it’s called Black Friday and don’t act like you haven’t gone crazy for deals in your life.

They also reported that in at least one Intermarché location, the police were called after “altercations” broke out.

So, what have we learned?

The passion, the flavor, the spread. France.

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Reba McEntire Is The New Colonel Sanders And People Are Conflicted

When I think of fried chicken, I think Colonel Sanders. And Colonel Sanders is the epitome of manly ruggedness, with his bolo tie, white linen suit, tiny mustache, and old Southern manners. So, it’s a bit confusing for some that his characters is now being played by Reba McEntire in drag.

It’s not clear if Reba is permanently on the job, or if she’s just there to promote their new flavor Smoky Mountain BBQ, but this version of the Colonel sure throws a helluva hoedown:

Reba teased her transformation on her own Twitter account:

But not everyone is down with a woman Colonel Sanders. Is it sexism? Nostalgia for Rob Lowe’s portrayal? Horror at the uncanny valleyness of Reba’s costume? Disappointment that it’s taken so long for KFC to catch up with the 21st century?

But i’m happy to report that many, many more people are enjoying this change:

According to Time, Reba thinks the whole stunt is finger lickin’ good.

“I thought the transformation was really funny,” McEntire told reporters. “I got a big kick out of it.”

I get a big kick out of Reba McEntire, so if she wants to sell me fried chicken, I won’t get angry about it.

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People Are Divided On This Mom's Decision To Charge Her 5-Year-Old 'Rent'

It’s easy to blame your parents for all of the weird idiosyncrasies you developed because, up to a certain age, it’s pretty much their fault.

I’ve pretty much resigned myself to the fact that my own son is going to blame me for all of his problems. I guess the only way for me to combat that will be the most present and enthusiastic dad that I can be and take the bad with the good.

It definitely sounds way easier said than done, but I’d imagine if I break my back trying to prepare them for all of the problems that are plaguing me now and people my age, then I’ll give my son and gestating daughter a good leg up for adulthood. I’m sure it’ll have its share of challenges and failures, but hopefully I can laugh at them as much as I laughed at this.

And it’s no secret that schools won’t instruct them on how to properly balance a checkbook, apply for a mortgage, financial aid for college, a car lease, or manage credit cards. 

Which is why I’m intrigued by this post from Mom and Facebook User, Essence Evans.

Evans wrote that she gives her 5-year-old daughter an allowance of $ 7 a week, but takes most of that money from her to teach her the value of a dollar.

There are tons of people who agree with this method.

Lots of people can’t wait to try this same idea with their own children.

With some people saying they’re already employing similar methods to teach their children how to be fiscally responsible.

But there are others who think that Evans is focusing too much on teaching her kids about money at such an early age.

While others believe that dumping that money into a high interest account would be a better use of money, especially because it’s not going to be taken out anytime soon.

Plus, more pedantic Facebook users pointed out that her percentages for rent and utilities could use some more retooling.

What do you think? Is 5-years-old too young to teach your kids the value of a dollar? Or is Evans’ head in the right place?

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Kim And Kanye Revealed The Name Of Their Third Child And People Can't Handle It

When Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has their first child and named her North West, it seemed obvious what direction things would go in. Obviously, their next three kids would be South West, East West, and eventually West West. But when you expect Kimye to zig, they zag.

Little Saint West was born, adding a much holier dimension to the family. When the couple announced they were expecting a third child via surrogate, it was anyone’s guess what was coming.

Now, here she is. Chicago West.

Kim also RTd this, for the folks not sure how to pronounce Chi, because they’re not from Chicago. It’s like “shy.”

Kim and Kanye can’t go for a walk without the Internet weighing in, so you better believe people have thoughts about named a kid after a major metropolitan area:

I understand why people are freaked. Celebrities are generally known for giving their children really ground, average, and unremarkable names. Also for hating drama and attention. 

What do Kim and Kanye think they’re doing??

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This Fourth Grade Homework Assignment About Slavery Has People Furious

There are a lot of great, hardworking teachers out there. There are also a bunch of teachers who seem to see the classroom as a place to work out their own issues. Teachers are people, and a lot of people are racist. A woman named Trameka Brown-Berry shared a homework assignment her son, Jerome, brought home from school illustrating exactly that.

Brown-Berry posted a photo the assignment questions Jerome was asked to answer. For context, he’s only in the fourth grade. The worksheet demands that he give three “good” reasons for slavery and three bad ones. Good is in quotes, I guess to indicate that they wouldn’t really be good reasons? Which is a red flag the teacher should have paid attention to. If you already think your question is stupid enough to need qualifiers, don’t ask it.

Young Jerome responded by saying there was no good reason for enslaving people, and in the bad category listed a number of potential abuses suffered by men, women, and children under American slavery, including being beaten and separated from their families. His second answer clearly shows why his first answer is correct; there was nothing good about it.

BuzzFeed Newsreports that the teacher works in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and School in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and the worksheet was part of a social studies assignment. Brown-Berry isn’t mad that he was asked to discuss slavery, but how Jerome was asked to talk about it.

“It was the fact that she wanted my African-American son to name three good things for slavery. That’s insulting,” Brown-Berry told local news affiliate WESH 2.

The school attempted to explain the question as a misunderstanding, offering this statement:

“We understand that, as presented, the words used showed a lack of sensitivity and were offensive. The purpose of the assignment was not, in any way, to have students argue that ANY slavery is acceptable — a concept that goes against our core values and beliefs about the equality and worth of people of all races.”

But folks on Facebook are not having it. Some seem to think that it was just a  poor choice of words on the teacher’s part, and she actually meant what advantages slaveowners might have seen to owning slaves, making them defend such a brutal and horrendous system. But that’s a pretty complicated idea to boil down and describe as “good” reasons for slavery. People were mad:

Brown-Berry’s Facebook post attracted a lot of attention, and she recently posted a follow up saying that the teacher and school’s principal had offered a formal apology. They’re also going to be making some changes:

According to Brown-Berry, the assignment will be removed from the curriculum, and any future homework on sensitive topics will be sent home to parents first. 

Teachers will also be “trained in a cultural diversity/ cultural competency inservice” in an effort to prevent this sort of thing from occurring again, at least at this school.

“The moral of the story is, the only way to teach our kids to stand up for their rights and respect is to model it. With all of your support I was able to give my child a personal life lesson about how change starts with you,” she concluded.

And Jerome seems to be doing fine. At the end of the original assignment, he finished by writing, “I am proud to be black because we are strong and brave.” A strong, brave kid, with a strong, brave mother.

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Woman Creates Hilarious Auction Ad For Wedding Dress And People Are In Love

Dealing with a break-up is never easy and people have different coping mechanisms.

Whenever I’ve gone through a split, I found hitting the gym harder than usual and cleaning up my diet helped put me in a good frame of mind. Usually I’m so upset that I don’t want to eat in the first place, and with all of the free time I have, those extra hours I put into working out came easily.

It might not be the healthiest way to cope, despite the obvious benefit of having a trimmer bod, and I probably would’ve had a better time with my break-ups if I had a sense of humor about being dumped or doing the dumping.

Like this New Zealand woman did when she penned a hilariously descriptive Trade Me (like craigslist) post auctioning off her wedding dress, which, as the item description indicates, she did after divorcing her husband.

That’s a pretty savage recap of the relationship and what she thinks of her ex.

As of now, the dress is sitting on a $ 665 AUS bid, and the poster’s unfortunately been forced to make comments on the dress private, as media outlets kept bugging her about the ordeal.

This isn’t the first time women have flocked to private seller sites to offload wedding dresses when their relationships didn’t pan out.

Like this guy was put on blast by his fiance after he allegedly cheated on her. 

Or this other woman who had a zinger for her own relationship in this candid wedding dress advertisement.

Her ex-husband eventually came out and gave his side of the story and the two ended things amicably. In fact, he even praised her blog and and industriousness in turning her own personal heartbreak into a positive.

So it’s nice to see that not all break-ups end with heaping spoonfuls of bitterness and loathing. I mean most of them do, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Right?

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People Are Mocking Trump For Seemingly Forgetting The National Anthem

In Trump’s view, the peaceful protest is disrespectful to our very nation, rather than part of a long history of trying to change the country for the better through demonstration:

The Daily Dotreports that Trump made a big stink about his own love of flag and country right before going to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to kick off the national championship game between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama.

But when it came time to actually sing the anthem, things didn’t go so hot.

It kind of seems like Trump doesn’t actually know the song?

Maybe he just doesn’t know where he is, or he’s thinking about the two scoops of ice cream waiting for him at home in front of the TV and the warm blare of Fox News.

Maybe he was disoriented because he was reportedly booed as he entered the arena. At certain points, he gave up on singing entirely:

People couldn’t help but point out the hypocrisy of the president seemingly not even bothering to prepare for this public event where he would surely be scrutinized:

The National Anthem is a long and complicated song, and most people don’t know the whole thing by heart. But when you’re a nationalistic president who is constantly berating people about their levels of patriotism, people certainly expect you to show up prepared. 

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Trump Said His 'Nuclear Button' Is Bigger Than North Korea's And You Can Guess How People Reacted

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on his first day back in Washington after spending the holidays at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. He attacked the Department Of Justice, announced that he’d be holding some bizarre fake news award show next Monday, and that’s just the start. 

On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump responded to claims by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un that he keeps an armed nuclear button on his desk in the only way Donald Trump could… 

Yes, the leader of the free world just said that his “nuclear button” is “much bigger and more powerful.” And just in case you were wondering, it “works,” even at 71 years old. 

North Korea has pursued a nuclear weapons program since the end of the Korean War, and previous presidents have enforced international embargoes to force the regime to the negotiation table. North Korea now claims to have missiles that could reach the continental United States, and the two new leaders have been in a war of words, with President Trump threatening “fire and fury” and calling Kim Jong Un “little rocket man.” 

Yes, the Internet knows what Donald Trump is insinuating. And many users were unimpressed given the seriousness.

Others seemed to get a laugh out of the tweet. 

Some users allured to the claim that President Donald Trump has a red button on his desk that he uses to have coca cola and snacks delivered to his desk. 

What do you think of the President’s nuclear button?

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Aliens Might Be Real And It Seems Like People Are Too Busy To Care

Over the weekend, The New York Times released an exhaustive report on a secret and not fully declassified government program that studied U.F.O sightings within the Department of Defense that seems to indicate there have been documented alien visits to our planet. 

The reports says there have been many sighting of aircraft, as well as recovered materials that include alloys that don’t exist on earth and which had “strange effects” on the people who handled them. Whatever.

Perhaps this would be big news literally any other year, but with the pressing and overwhelming issues in politics, culture, and abroad, the most anyone seems to be mustering for aliens being real is a “meh.” Folks are responding with less fervor than they do to a Trump tweet, perhaps because a tweet from Trump is more likely to start a nuclear war. If aliens have been visiting, that’s fine. But did they vote third party?!

Until a space ship literally lands on the White House and crushes the entire Trump administration, I don’t think anyone will really get as excited about this as they should be. We want to see them, if you know what I mean.

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