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The Alaskan Blockbuster Store John Oliver Gave Russell Crowes Jockstrap to Is Closing

Two of the last Blockbusters in America are closing, and with them, so are Alaskans chances to see a jockstrap once worn by actor Russell Crowe. The leather groin protector was actually a movie prop in the boxing film Cindarella Man, and has been housed in the Blockbuster store in Anchorage, Alaska, since May. It was a gift to the store one of the last two in the state, and one of only three remaining in the U.S. from HBOs Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, after Oliver did a segment on the store.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/the-alaskan-blockbuster-store-john-oliver-gave-russell-crowes-jockstrap-to-is-closing/

John Oliver Sums Up SCOTUS Retirement: "Everything Is Terrible Now"

John Oliver is just as devastated as you are about Justice Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court of the United States. Kennedy revealed last week that he's retiring from his post after 30 years in office , raising concerns that Trump' new pick could potentially reverse the Supreme Cour ...   ...Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/john-oliver-justice-kennedy-retirement-scotus-everything-is-terrible/?rss=breakingnews

John Oliver Takes on Gene Editing With Help From Jurassic Park, Rampage (Video)

John Oliver tackled gene editing on Sundays Last Week Tonight, focusing mostly on the CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) technology. That is, at least, when the HBO Last Week tonight host wasnt making wisecracks about Jurassic Park or Dwayne The Rock Johnsons Rampage. First up was Rampage, which Oliver believes wasnt the best title available for the April action flick. This is a movie about aerial military equipment being harnessed to fight a 30-foot wolf and it is not called Wolf Blitzer?' he posed. That it a huge missed opportunity. Thats movie malpractice.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/john-oliver-gene-editing-jurassic-park-rampage-video/

John Oliver Rails Against Supreme Court Change And Death Of Roe V Wade

John Oliver opened Last Week Tonight talking about Supreme Court s swing Justice Anthony Kennedy s retirement announcement. Now this is obviously huge news he explained. For anyone who cares about reproductive and LGBT rights this is bad news and we know its bad because Donald Trump Jr. was happy, tweeting: OMG! Just when you thought this week couldn't get any more litI give you Anthony Kennedy's retirement from #SCOTUS. "I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree   ...Read More... https://deadline.com/2018/07/john-oliver-donald-trump-supreme-court-change-roe-v-wade-anthony-kennedy-1202420366/

John Oliver Blasts Cable News Coverage Of Donald Trumps Children In Cages Immigration Strategy And Walk Back

After opening Last Week Tonight with a quick nod to Melania Trump 's cheap "I Really Dont Care Do U?" Jacket, aka "Coatus FLOTUS," John Oliver immediately dove into a look at her husband, President Donald Trump , aka the abusive father America will be talking about in therapy for the next 40 years. This week we saw continued outrage over his zero tolerance policy causing children to be separated from their children at the border. A policy Trump insisted repeatedly last   ...Read More... https://deadline.com/2018/06/john-oliver-donald-trump-children-in-cages-baby-snatching-immigration-cnn-fox-news-stuart-varney-last-week-tonight-melania-jacket-1202416519/

John Oliver Purged From Chinas Twitter-Like Weibo After Rant About President Xi Jinping

John Oliver has been scrubbed fromChinese social media site Weibo, after insultingPresident Xi Jinping during the latest episode of Last Week Tonight. Oliverblasted Xi on his HBO show Sunday for Chinas draconian free speech laws, as well as abolishing term limits earlier this year, which allowed Xi to become president for life. While China has never exactly been known as a haven for free expression, (Xi) has clamped down noticeably on any form of dissent whatsoever, Oliver said.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/john-oliver-exiled-chinese-social-media/

John Oliver Bashes Trump Administration's Immigrant Family Separation Policy

On Sunday's 'Last Week Tonight,' John Oliver addressed Trump's controversial immigration policy, which has resulted in the children of illegal immigrants being separated from their parents when they're caught.   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/Nd1NGFiv5WU/john-oliver-kids-taken-parents-at-us-border-last-week-tonight-watch-video-1120861

John Oliver Pokes China President Xi Jinping Over His Resemblance to Winnie the Pooh (Video)

John Oliver turned his HBO telescope to China Sunday, when the Last Week Tonight host was delighted to tweak President Xi Jinping over a perceived resemblance to Winnie the Pooh. The Chinese leader has a very weird insecurity over the common comparison to the cartoon bear, which only makes his rivals analogize the two more. It could be worse: They could be saying you look like Eeyore.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/john-oliver-china-president-xi-jinping-winnie-the-pooh-video/

John Oliver Blasts Donald Trump Administration For Taking Children From Parents As Immigration Strategy

John Oliver kicked off Last Week Tonight talking about President Donald Trump s roller coaster week, that began when he met with Cutie Patootie Kim Jong Un . Trump tweet-boasted we can all feel much safer than the day he took office, because there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korean, adding, sleep well tonight! Donald Trump telling me I can sleep well tonight is like the Grim Reaper telling me to Have a Happy Birthday, Oliver said. His presence is the   ...Read More... https://deadline.com/2018/06/john-oliver-donald-trump-children-parents-illegal-immigration-jeff-sessions-bible-1202412323/

John Oliver: Trump, Fox News Are Going Full OJ in Defense Against Mueller Probe (Video)

John Oliver has seen this defense before. The Last Week Tonight host says Donald Trump and his allies over at Fox News Channel are going full O.J. in their attempt to discredit special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into potential campaign collusion with Russia, which many conservatives are calling a witch hunt. This is all a bit too familiar to the HBO personality.  ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/john-oliver-fox-news-trump-full-oj/