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Kids were asked about Trump's first year in office. Hilarious, brutal honesty ensued.

Jimmy Kimmel wanted to know what kids thought about President Donald Trump's first year in office. So he asked.

"Trump's approval ratings, according to the polls that were released today, is at 37%, which isn't great," the host of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" explained in a segment that aired Jan. 18, 2018. "But that was a poll of adults. I wanted to see what kids thought of his first year in office."

The show sent a correspondent out on the streets to get kids' thoughts on the matter. And hilarity ensued:



Some of the kids' answers were just flat-out hilarious.

"What's the first thing you think of when I say Donald Trump?" the correspondent asked a boy. "Small fingers," he answered.

"Donald Trump has a lot of nicknames for people like 'Crooked Hillary' or 'Rocket Man.' Do you have a nickname for him?" another girl was asked. She quipped:




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But other responses hinted at deeper truths — even if they were still worth a chuckle.

"He wants to put a wall over Mexico," one kid noted when asked if Trump has done a good job in his first year. "And I, like, love going to Mexico."

"I think he needs to stop threatening North Korea," another kid said. "I don't want to get nuked."

The segment was clearly intended to be a lighthearted jab at Trump. But it's worth noting how profoundly Trump has affected our kids.

"It's hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us," CNN's Van Jones said the night of the 2016 election. "You tell your kids don't be a bully. You tell your kids don't be a bigot. You tell your kids do your homework and be prepared. And then you have this outcome."

Some parents have found ways to navigate these difficult conversations and help their young ones if they're feeling confused or anxious; like encouraging them to draw out their feelings, for example, or explain to them how our electoral college system works, so kids can feel empowered with information.

Still, it's tough.  

"You have people putting children to bed tonight, and they're afraid of breakfast," Jones said on election night. "They're afraid of, 'How do I explain this to my children?'"

A report by BuzzFeed News published last summer found students across the country were using Trump's taunts to bully their classmates, often resorting to racially charged rhetoric targeting non-white kids.

Plus, a survey released in October 2017 by UCLA noted that school teachers reported they'd noticed more students experiencing anxiety over the current political climate in this new "age of Trump," according to NPR.

Our kids are listening.

"Do you think he's smart?" the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" correspondent asked one girl. "No," she responded. "He treats people badly, and that's why I don't think he's smart."

Pedro Pascal and Bowen Yang can't keep a straight face as Ego Nwodim tries to cut her steak.

Most episodes of “Saturday Night Live” are scheduled so the funnier bits go first and the riskier, oddball sketches appear towards the end, in case they have to be cut for time. But on the February 4 episode featuring host Pedro Pascal (“The Mandalorian,” “The Last of Us”), the final sketch, “Lisa from Temecula,” was probably the most memorable of the night.

That’s high praise because it was a strong episode, with a funny “Last of Us” parody featuring the Super Mario Brothers and a sketch where Pascal played a protective mother.

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AMC announced that it would be implementing a new three-tier ticketing system.

AMC Theaters, America’s largest movie theater chain, announced on Feb 6 that it will be adopting different ticket prices based on seat location.

Moviegoers will have three tiers to choose from based on sightline of the movie screen—Preferred Sightline, set in the middle at the highest price point, Value Sightline, set in the front of the auditorium at the lowest price, and Standard Sightline, which is basically everything else (including the back seats, which are perhaps the most commonly picked) set at the traditional cost of a ticket.

In other words…heartbreak will feel more expensive in a place like this…or less, depending on where you sit



The company’s announcement was met with both criticism and approval. While some feel the move follows a well-established business model, others have found it to be taking away a valued aspect of the moviegoing experience.

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Keanu Reeves shocks a small-town pub by stopping in for a pint and taking photos with the staff

“So today we had a surprise visitor for lunch. What a lovely man he was, too."

Keanu Reeves in São Paulo, Brazil, 2019.

Keanu Reeves has a reputation as one of Hollywood’s nicest celebrities. Recently, he cheered up an 80-year-old fan who had a crush on him by calling her on the phone. He’s also bought an ice cream cone for a fan to give an autograph on the receipt and crashed a wedding to take photos with the bride and groom.

He’s also an incredible humanitarian who gave up a big chunk of his money from "The Matrix" to a cancer charity.

The “John Wick” star was his usual gracious self over the weekend when on Saturday, February 4, he and a friend walked into The Robin Hood pub in Tring, Hertfordshire, about 30 miles outside of London.

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A mother puts a fresh diaper on her baby.

Scientists at Penn State University have devised a “smart diaper” that alerts parents when their baby is wet. The diaper is made of paper, treated with sodium chloride (salt) and has a circuit board drawn with a pencil.

When the humidity level rises in the diaper, the graphite and the urine are absorbed by the paper and it turns on a sensor powered by a small lithium battery. The sensor then sets the alarm on an app that parents download onto their phones.

“The hydration sensor is highly sensitive to changes in humidity and provides accurate readings over a wide range of relative humidity levels, from 5.6% to 90%,” the researchers at Penn State said in a statement.

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Kelly Clarkson and Pink's gorgeous unplugged 'What About Us?' duet came with a timely​ message

"We're not listening to each other right now. And it's so loud, and so gross, and so angry…"

Pink and Kelly Clarkson teamed up for a sweet acoustic version of "What About Us?"

Pink and Kelly Clarkson are both known for having powerhouse voices that can belt at incredible ranges but also soften for a sweet ballad. Put the two of them together, and…well, dang.

On Feb 6, Clarkson featured Pink on her daytime talk show, in which she often sings with musical guests. The two superstars sang several acoustic duets with pitch-perfect harmonies, prompting fans of both artists to clamor for a collaborative album.

One song they sang together was Pink's "What About Us?" Pink previously described the song to The Sun in 2017: "The world in general is a really scary place full of beautiful people. Humans are resilient and there's a lot of wonderful—like I said in the song—'billions of beautiful hearts' and there are bad eggs in every group. And they make it really hard for the rest of us."

In the intro to their duet, Clarkson asked Pink about the impetus behind her writing the song.

"We're not listening to each other right now. And it's so loud, and so gross, and so angry and people are being forgotten," Pink shared. "People are being counted out and their rights are being trampled on just because a group of people doesn't believe in them."

"Like, I don't understand how so many people in this world are discounted because one group of people decided they don't like that," she continued. "And I won't—I won't have it. One of the most beautiful things that my dad taught me was that my voice matters and I can make a difference, and I will."

The lyrics of the song seem to address the political leaders and decision-makers who hold people's lives in their hands as they pull the levers of power. It's a beautiful song with an important message wrapped up in gorgeous two-part harmony.

Enjoy:

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Pedro Pascal and HBO seem to be a match made in pop culture heaven. His role in the fourth season of “Game of Thrones” shot him to notoriety. He’s currently starring in “Last of Us,” which also boasts a massive viewership.

And now, thanks to one epic “Saturday Night Live” skit, fans are clamoring to see Pascal take on a new role—a brooding, hardened, princess smuggling Mario.

The faux trailer imagines the video game Mario Kart as a quintessential HBO drama. Mario (Pascal) has to use his driving skills to get Princess Peach (played by Chloe Fineman) through an apocalyptic Mushroom Kingdom.
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