Stephen Colbert fires back at Trump calling Stormy Daniels ‘horseface’

Trump’s branding of Stormy Daniels as “horseface” was as low as they come, but the stoush wasn’t a surprise to Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night. 

“Yes, horseface. You heard it straight from the horse’s ass,” Colbert quipped.

The Late Show host opened his show with a breakdown of the internet battle which has come between the two personalities, which came to a head when Judge S. James Otero dismissed a defamation case filed by Daniels against Trump.

Otero said that the alleged defamatory tweet was simply “‘rhetorical hyperbole’ normally associated with politics and public discourse,” and that it was protected by the First Amendment. Colbert wasn’t so impressed.

“The President of the United States and a porn star are exchanging ad hominem attacks on Twitter. Or as Judge Otero would call it, normal,” he added.

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The future of flying is electric planes

The newbies include Eviation, an Israeli firm that expects its models with propellers on the wingtips to take off in 2019, Germany’s Lilium, with its electric vertical take-off and landing taxi jet for five people, and Zunum Aero, a hybrid plane company in Washington state preparing to test flights in 2019.

Just because there’s competition to be first doesn’t mean the companies aren’t helping each other.

“It’s pretty collaborative at this point,” Noertker said. The small companies have to work together to a certain extent. There isn’t a fully established supply chain yet and “we don’t compete on safety,” Noertker explained.

“It’s much more collaborative than it is competitive,” Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay echoed. “We have a battery, you have a battery.”

So best practices, information, and solutions get passed around. Getting a new airplane certified is a big challenge, so if working together can get everyone closer to that goal, they will. Others skirt around U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, hold-ups with experimental testing, which involves a far less rigorous permitting process.

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Facebook reboots ‘The Real World’ to draw people to its video platform

MTV’s The Real World is set to make a comeback — on Facebook.

The social network is teaming up with MTV to launch a reboot of the famed reality show for its video platform, Facebook Watch.

Facebook is likely hoping that rebooting the longtime MTV favorite, which originally debuted in 1995, will draw new viewers to its Watch platform. Watch, which launched globally at the end of August, has had buy-in from a number of publishers (including Mashable) but hasn’t yet produced big hits

But having a popular long-running series make its comeback on Watch could help move the needle back in Facebook’s favor. 

The Real World made history as the world’s first original reality show and trailblazing social experiment,” Facebook’s head of content planning and strategy Matthew Henick said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to reboot the show for today’s audiences — representing and amplifying the real life, real people, real places and real social tensions of each country.”

The Real World will also be one of the first international shows for Watch. In addition to debuting in the U.S., the series will also get seasons in Thailand and in Mexico — all of which are slated to air in the spring of 2019.

Facebook’s latest programming announcement also comes on the heels of a report that the company is building a dedicated set-top box for streaming Facebook Watch content. Though the box likely won’t launch until next year, it further signals how important it is for the company to have a video platform that can compete with YouTube and, increasingly, traditional TV networks.

Facebook isn’t alone in this regard. Snapchat is also investing heavily in original programming. The app recently announced a new lineup of shows called Snap Originals that are meant to bolster Snapchat’s credibility as a platform for more premium video content. Facebook-owned Instagram also recently launched its hub for long form video, IGTV, which is meant to compete with YouTube for attention from influencers. 

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Jon Hamm will literally eat anything to get out of talking about his penis

Would you eat a piece of a bull’s penis if it was the only way you could get out of commenting on your private parts on television?

Jon Hamm would. In a game of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” – a simple game where celebs must eat disgusting things if they don’t wish to answer a personal question – on The Late Late Show, Hamm paid a dear price for not wanting to tell everyone in the world the size of what the internet has dubbed his “Hammaconda.” 

Feel free to Google that word at your own discretion.

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