3 Buzzworthy Topics of the Week

This week we’re talking about Rosie O’Donnell, Justin Bieber’s troubles & Ashton Kutcher’s testimony on human trafficking. 

Rosie O’Donnell on SNL?

After actress Melissa McCarthy delivered a scathing impression of White House press secretary Sean Spicer on recent episodes of Saturday Night Live, reports began to surface that Donald Trump was unhappy with a member of his team being portrayed by a woman. This prompted a fan to send a tweet to Trump’s long-time nemesis Rosie O’Donnell asking if she’d be interested in portraying the President, just to really get under his skin.

Rosie responded by saying that “Alec [Baldwin] has Trump…” but suggested she would be interested in playing Steve Bannon, Trump’s top advisor.  A few days later, Rosie changed her profile pic to a photoshopped picture of herself as Bannon. So far SNL is keeping quiet about any potential plans, stating only that “We do not comment on rumored guest appearances”.

Kat’s take: I would be interested in seeing Rosie portray Bannon on SNL. This would be just one more thing for Trump to rant about on Twitter at 3 in the morning.

Matt’s take: While I think Rosie would make a perfect Steve Bannon, I think it would be much funnier to see her portray Trump in a skit where the president is watching Alec Baldwin portray him on Saturday Night Live and tweeting furiously in response.

Bad Week for Bieber

Just in case you thought Justin Bieber had chilled out recently, the pop singer found himself in trouble with the law again twice this week.  On Wednesday, law enforcement officials in Cleveland, Ohio, told TMZ that Bieber was now a suspect in an incident that occurred back in June, where he allegedly got into a fight with a man after a NBA finals basketball game.  The very next day, law enforcement officials in Los Angeles told TMZ they were investigating an incident where Bieber allegedly head-butted another guy at a pre-Grammys party.  Add in the fact that Selena Gomez’s boyfriend The Weeknd released a new track called “Some Way” that appears to be dissing Justin’s skills in the bedroom, and you can safely assume that this hasn’t been a stellar week for the Biebs.

Kat’s take: This boy just can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble. Sounds to me like he needs to get his anger under control before he gets himself into a situation he can’t get out of.

Matt’s take:  Bieber needs to lock himself away in a remote cabin somewhere in Canada and just focus on making music. I’ve really enjoyed the tracks he’s been releasing recently, but for goodness sake, the boy just needs to stay out of the limelight for a while.

Ashton Kutcher’s Plea To End Human Trafficking 

American actor Ashton Kutcher gave a heartfelt testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, D.C. about the urgency to end modern day slavery and human trafficking. During the testimony he said:

“The right to pursue happiness, for so many, is stripped away. It’s raped. It’s abused. It’s taken by force, fraud, or coercion. It is sold for the momentary happiness of another,”

Ashton is also the chairman and co-founder of a company called Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children which provides technology to “combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children.
Watch Ashton’s testimony here.

Kat’s Take: I commend Ashton for his work to end human trafficking. This is a huge, huge problem all over the world. The fact that this type of modern day slavery exists today is horrifying. There is so much more that can be said about this topic, but I highly encourage everyone to research it for yourself because it effects all of us.

Matt’s Take: Bravo to Ashton for not only speaking out about this issue, but also putting some action behind his words with his company. This is an important topic that is difficult to talk about, but deserves to have more light shone upon it so we can do something to combat it.


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