Desus & Mero Is BACK.
Almost, at least. The ex-Viceland darlings made an official announcement on Thursday that their show will return to Showtime at 11 p.m. ET/PT on February 21. From then on, you can catch the duo at the same time every Thursday night.
“We’re honored and excited to be joining the Showtime family. The brand is stronger than ever and we look forward to continuing to make amazing, authentic television that will make your wiggington explode,” Desus Nice said when the deal was first announced over the summer. The Kid Mero added, “I’m excited to be joining a network with such a strong foundation and track record of producing fuegooooo and to break new ground with a late-night comedy show!”
Better make sure you request the next morning off.
CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill.
Social media is livid after CNN fired Marc Lamont Hill over “controversial” (their word) comments he made about Israel during a meeting at the United Nations for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
“We must advocate and promote non-violence,” he stated at the meeting, adding that “we cannot endorse a narrow politics of respectability that shames Palestinians for resisting, for refusing to do nothing in the face of state violence and ethnic cleansing” and that we must “free Palestine from the river to the sea.”
After critics accused Hill of “calling for the end of the Israeli state,” he made the following statement on Twitter:
“I do not support anti-Semitism, killing Jewish people, or any of the other things attributed to my speech. I have spent my life fighting these things. My reference to ‘river to the sea’ was not a call to destroy anything or anyone.” He continued, “It was a call for justice, both in Israel and in the West Bank/Gaza. The speech very clearly and specifically said those things. No amount of debate will change what I actually said or what I meant.”
Activists have since rallied behind Hill, calling out the news network for its biased protection of free speech.
How Meek Mill and Drake Made Up.
It was just a few years ago that Drake dropped the diss track heard ’round the world. Now, he’s featured on Meek’s latest album. During a recent interview with Big Boy, Meek detailed how he and Drizzy finally made amends.
Watch him share the story in the video clip below.
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