'Warren was incredibly competent, pragmatic, intelligent and well-spoken. In other words, she never had a chance,' said Seth Meyers.
Late-night hosts reacted to Elizabeth Warren dropping out of the Democratic presidential race during their shows on Thursday.
Warren made the announcement after failing to win a single Super Tuesday state. Throughout her campaign, she received strong poll numbers, impressive fundraising and a sprawling political infrastructure that featured staffers on the ground across the country. Once voting began in February, Warren never found a reliable base of supporters as Democrats rallied around Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Seth Meyers discussed Warren's decision to drop out of the race on Late Night.
'Warren was incredibly competent, pragmatic, intelligent and well-spoken,' he said. 'In other words, she never had a chance.'
He added, 'It kind of feels like when your favorite teacher retires. You're sad to see her go, but also happy for her because she doesn't have to deal with your annoying classmates anymore.' A photo of Donald Trump, Sanders, Biden and Tulsi Gabbard then appeared onscreen.
Stephen Colbert opened The Late Show by sharing 'sad news for fans of competence.'
'Another candidate has dropped out of the Democratic race and we're getting a clear picture of America's future and it looks a lot like America's past,' he said.
Colbert said that Warren 'made the classic campaign mistake of being able to finish a coherent sentence and not having a penis.' He added that Warren being out of the race 'is further proof that America cannot have nice things.'
The host noted that Warren had plans for everything including healthcare, immigration and student loans. 'And her most popular plan of all: kneecapping Michael Bloomberg with a croquet mallet.'
While addressing the press, Warren implied that the election was written in advance with Sanders running as the progressive candidate and Biden acting as the moderate candidate.
'Despite her best effort, that Democratic road still has just two lanes,' said Colbert. 'And two drivers that should probably have their keys taken away.'
Warren also told the press that she wasn't able to answer if sexism was part of the reason she ended her campaign, though she promised to have more to say on the subject later. Colbert responded, 'And I'm guessing most of it will be bleeped.'
When asked if she planned to endorse Sanders or Biden, Warren said she would 'take a deep breath and spend a little time on that.' The host added, 'Let's all just take a deep breath and hold it until the coronavirus is gone.'
Before Warren addressed the press, a reporter camped out on her lawn snapped a photo of her dog sadly looking out the window. 'That should have been her campaign slogan all along. ''Vote for Elizabeth Warren or you'll make a dog...
This week's episode of The Walking Dead is not the final episode of season 10, but it is the final episode for a while, as the post-production work on the season finale had not yet been completed before the entertainment industry shut down. Moreover, it's likely that AMC wants to use the season 10 finale — and the expected conclusion to The Whisperer War — to help launch the new spin-off series, The World Beyond, which has also not yet been able to complete post-production on the series, either.
While the pseudo-finale, “The Tower,” ended in with something of a cliffhanger regarding The Whisperer War, it did provide emotional closure for several characters. We'll address those storylines later, but here we want to explore Beta's deranged journey. In the wake of Alpha's death, Beta has completely lost it. In his head, at least, he's the zombie whisperer — he thinks he can hear their thoughts, and that he can talk to them. He cannot. This is all a byproduct of severe PTSD and the mental deterioration that comes along with, you know, wearing the skin of dead people over his face for years.
In any respect, Beta led a horde of zombies toward the the Alexandrians by following a ... cat. No, I am not kidding. Mentally-imbalanced Beta — leading a horde of thousands of zombies — decided to follow a cat. Amazingly, the cat led Beta straight to the Alexandrians, who — for reasons that don't make complete sense — decided to hide out in a hospital instead of the heavily fortified Alexandria. The season finale, thus, is expected to be a showdown between the Alexandrians and The Whisperers at this hospital:AMC
If that hospital looks familiar to fans of The Walking Dead, it is because it should. We've seen it before. In season five.AMC
From a different angle, you can also see the overhang. Here it is in season 10:AMC
Here it is in season 5:AMC
Here's the catch, however. That is Grady Memorial Hospital. It's in Atlanta. The Alexandrians clearly are not holed up in a hospital in Atlanta as Beta brings his horde of zombies, because Alexandria is in Virginia, literally 630 miles away. In other words, it is the same hospital, but in season 10, Grady Memorial is playing the role of a different hospital, sort of like how Toronto often plays the role of New York City.
Normally, maybe viewers don't catch on. However, this particular hospital is the sight of one of the most famous scenes in 10 seasons of The Walking Dead: Beth's death.AMC
It looks like The Walking Dead is doing what we all do: Making the best use of what we have right now, even if that means re-using some old sets in new ways.
Matthew McConaughey took some time out of his social isolation to surprise a group of senior citizens in his home state of Texas. The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living center asked the Oscar-winning actor back in September to host their weekly bingo night, and McConaughey finally made good on that request by hosting this week’s bingo night on video chat via The Independent. The actor appeared on camera with his wife and children and called out the numbers during the group’s game. McConaughey is also quarantining with his family in Texas.
“Ever play virtual bingo with Matthew McConaughey?” the Enclave wrote on social media. “You'd be a whole lot cooler if you did! The residents at The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living got to play virtual bingo with Matthew McConaughey and his family! Thank you to Matthew, his wife Camila, and his mom Kay for hosting our residents for a few rounds of virtual bingo! Our residents had a great time playing, and they loved talking with Matthew about his family heritage and his favorite drink.”
McConaughey most recently starred in the Guy Ritchie action film “The Gentleman,” which STX Entertainment recently made available on digital platforms on VOD early to help ease quarantines across the country. The actor is also spending his time social distancing by launching a new web series on his social media platforms called “McConaughey Takes.” The first episode debuted April 6 and finds the actor looking back at his famous romantic-comedy “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” McConaughey credits his chemistry with co-star Kate Hudson for making the film a blockbuster, and the actor says to this day “How to Lose a Guy” remains the movie that gives him the most residual money.
McConaughey is far from the only A-list talent spending his quarantine making surprise video conference calls. David Fincher made headlines last month for giving a video masterclass in filmmaking to 450 students at the United Kingdom’s National Film and Television School. The school has also live-streamed sessions with talent such as “Knives Out” composer Nathan Johnson and “1917” and “American Beauty” director Sam Mendes.
John Oliver made his return to HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” on March 29 after a brief hiatus due to the coronavirus, and the late night host wasted no time ripping Donald Trump for his “failed” and “irresponsible” response to the global pandemic. As Oliver said, “Again and again, Trump has failed to give this crisis the seriousness it deserves…It didn't need to be this hard. That is why it is so profoundly disheartening that we are being led through this crisis by a man who may be less equipped to deal with this historical moment than anyone in recorded history.”
“It's critically important for America to be getting a clear, consistent message about the severity of the threat we're currently facing,” Oliver added. “That is the only way we will be able to manage this virus, contain casualties, and get back to something resembling normalcy.”
Oliver expressed criticism over Trump’s delay in responding to the coronavirus threat, noting that Trump could have helped solve the nationwide shortage in hospital masks and ventilators by enacting the Defense Production Act as early as late January or February. Had Trump made the move, he would have pushed companies like General Motors to produce supplies sooner. Oliver argued Trump waited too long, only to tell the country that his administration is ahead of the outbreak.
“It’s worth taking a moment to appreciate just how irresponsible that attitude is,” Oliver said. “Because we wasted so much time that we could have spent preparing, the virus is now widespread. And thanks to how we have massively botched the rollout of testing the virus, we still don’t know how exactly how bad things are.”
Oliver added, “For once, something has come along that is more toxic and more threatening that this president.” The television host concluded by saying he is “rooting for [Trump] to do this better,” pointing to how Ohio governor Mike DeWine and New York governor Andrew Cuomo have responded.
The March 29 episode of “Last Week Tonight” was Oliver’s first since signing off for a hiatus on March 16. During that episode, Oliver blasted Trump’s coronavirus response as “catastrophic” and urged Americans to listen to the Center of Disease Control over the President when it comes to facts about the pandemic. Oliver said the White House’s response was a “complete mess” because of all the lies Trump has told the American people.
New episodes of “Last Week Tonight” air Sunday nights at 11 p.m. ET on HBO.