Michael Che Jokes About Street Harassment of Women: Funny or Foul?

Michael Che’s recently attempt to be funny hasn’t just fallen flat.

It’s placed the new Saturday Night Live cast member in a firestorm of controversy.

In response to a viral video released this week by Hollaback! – in which a woman is catcalled over 100 times in 10 hours while walking quietly down the street – Che wrote the following on Facebook:

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“i wanna apologize to all the women that ive harassed with statements like ‘hi’ or ‘have a nice day’ or ‘you’re beautiful.’ i cant image what that must feel like.”

He then continued to poke fun at what many believe to be a real issue of sexism, saying men get harrassed sometimes as well.

“the closest thing I’ve experienced is maybe when a girl recognizes me from tv and they say things like “AHHHH!! OH MY GOD!! SNL SNL SNL!! TAKE A PICTURE!! TAKE A PICTURE!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! WHATS YOUR NAME AGAIN?! THANK YOU!! WAIT SAY SOMETHING FUNNY!!'”, Che wrote, adding:

“But even that is nothing like the harassment of having a complete stranger tell me to ‘smile.'”

Che appeared briefly as a correspondent on The Daily Show before debuting behind The Weekend Update section SNL this fall.

Many have called for the comedian to apologize (for real) because they see catcalling as a legitimate problem; as an example of men disrespecting women. 

So far, however, Che has responded to this scandal with more humor.

“can we all agree on cookies!! i think cookies are GREAT!!” he wrote on Instagram, later Tweeting:

“i think some of u are misunderstanding that post. im simply just making fun of something that is important to a lot of people.”

Okay, now that is funny.

Take a look below at the video that prompted Che’s original joke and sound off: funny or foul?

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June Shannon Admits to "Spending Time" With Mark McDaniels, According to New Report

Last week, the world learned that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star June Shannon is dating a convicted child molester by the name of Mark McDaniel. 

Shannon claimed she’s cut ties with McDaniel at the time of his arrest 10 years ago. Initially, Shannon’s family corroborated her story.

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Shortly after the scandal broke, however, the already shocking story took an even more appalling turn as June’s daughter Anna Shannon revealed that she was McDaniel’s victim and stated that she no longer believes her mother’s story. 

Now after a week of denials and a mountain of evidence, June has reportedly confessed that she has been spending time with the man who molested her daughter, but insists she only did so because she “feels bad” for McDaniel:

Anonymous sources claim that following the release of photos showing McDaniel in the company of Shannon’s youngest daughter, Alana, “Mama June” finally admitted to contacting McDaniel and allowing him into her home.

“June insists that Mark only wanted to apologize for what happened with Anna,” an insider tells Radar Online. “She felt bad for Mark and wanted to help him get back on his feet.”

“Alana did spend time with June and Mark, but she insists he was never alone with her.”

Given that McDaniel served ten years in prison for sexually assaulting one of her daughters, and June initially lied about being in contact with him, her justification seems unlikely to win her much sympathy. 

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Mother Petitions Babies R Us, Urges Chain to Stop Selling Kardashian Clothing Line

A few days after Toys R Us caved to pressure and pulled a few controversial Breaking Bad action figures off its shelves, a mother in Kansas is now hoping Babies R Us responds in similar fashion.

To a petition to get the Kardashians out of their stores!

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The Kardashians blow some kisses our way in this appearance. This is a photo from their fragrance launch in 2011.

Amie Logan has started a petition on Change.org that urges the chain to stop selling the Kardashian clothing line because she doesn’t want her “child to grow up to be a Sex Tape star.”

Really. Her petition (awesomely) says that.

“You pulled the Breaking Bad toys because they promoted Drug use,” Logan writes, addressing the company in her diatribe, which raises the following point:

“You should pull this clothing line because it promotes bad behavior as well. The madness has to stop. If the toys are damaging so is the clothing.”

The Kardashian family’s clothing line on sale at the store currently includes a pleather mini skirt, a leopard print faux fur vest and pleather leggings.

Parents are mostly worked up over fact that these items are designed for infants ages 0-24 months, which helps explain why Logan’s petition has over 9,000 signatures.

No word from Kim or Kris or anyone regarding this drama as of press time, but we think Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul makes the best point out of everyone:

Why is no one talking about Barbie and the negative influence she has on young girls around the globe? Seriously … that question needs to be answered.

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Barbie with no makeup looks different, that’s for sure. A lot different.

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June Shannon Refused to Believe Her Daughter Was Molested by Mark McDaniel, Source Says

The ongoing Shannon family sexual abuse scandal continues to get uglier this week as a slew of shocking new details were made public.

It all started last Friday when TMZ reported that June Shannon is dating a convicted child molester named Mark McDaniel.

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We later learned that June’s eldest daughter Anna Shannon was McDaniel’s victim and that he abused the now 20-year-old in horrific fashion when she was just 8 years old.

As more information about the circumstances of the abuse became available many expressed shock that McDaniel was allowed out of prison, and that June Shannon is allowed to continue raising children.

A police report revealed that McDaniel threatened to kill Anna if she reported the molestation. He was eventually arrested after she told her teachers, but first the young girl tried in vain to get her mother to intervene:

“June didn’t believe any of it,” says a source. “She listened to her boyfriend’s denials instead.”

Yes, June was reportedly made aware of the abuse, but did nothing to stop it.

That’s just one of the many reasons that former fans of the TLC reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo are calling for the state of Georgia to step in and take June’s children away.

Shockingly, Shannon has a history of involvement with convicted molesters. “Mama June” had a child with a different sex offender before she became involved with McDaniel.

Difficult as it may be to believe, authorities have stated that at this time, it looks as though Shannon and McDaniel have not violated any laws that might result in a violation of his parole or the state removing Shannon’c children from her home.

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Sugar Bear Thompson Won’t Fight For Custody of Honey Boo Boo… Under One Condition

Ever since the world first learned that June Shannon is dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, it’s been widely assumed that Shannon’s youngest daughter would be removed from her care one way or another.

Shannon is in danger of losing custody of her three youngest children.

But even if the current investigation by the state of Georgia finds that “Mama June” is a fit mother, surely Sugar Bear Thompson – father of 9-year-old Alana – will do everything in his power to gain full custody, right?

Mama June and Sugar Bear

Not necessarily. Sources close to Sugar Bear tell TMZ that as of right now, he has no plans to fight for custody of Alana (better known to fans as Honey Boo Boo).

Sugar Bear apparently believes he would not be able to provide a suitable home for Honey Boo Boo as he has been living with friends ever since he and Shannon broke up last month.

Insiders say Sugar Bear is pissed at June for exposing his daughter to the man who molested her sister, but he feels there’s little he can do about it at the moment.

He reportedly fears that if he convinces a judge that Honey Boo Boo isn’t safe at home and then he’s found to be an unfit father himself, then Alana might end up in state care.

However, sources say that if Shannon continues to bring McDaniel into her home, then Thompson will take his chances in court with the belief that any living situation would be better than allowing his daughter to share a roof with someone as dangerous as McDaniel.

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Elizabeth Norment Dies; House of Cards Actress Was 61

House of Cards actress Elizabeth Norment has passed away at the age of 61.

She died October 13 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, according to her family. Further details about her death are not yet known.

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Norment’s character Nancy worked under Frank Underwood, the dynamic main character played by Kevin Spacey on the acclaimed political drama.

Nancy remained loyal to Underwood and his right-hand man Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly), following Frank from the U.S. House to the West Wing.

House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon mourned Norment’s loss.

He said that he and the cast “deeply saddened by Elizabeth’s passing.” Willimon added: “She was a talented actress, a warm soul and good friend to us all.”

Norment’s career as an actress spanned over three decades.

The Washington D.C. native studied at the Yale School of Drama, and appeared on TV shows like ER and Mad About You.

Elizabeth also had roles in movies like The Woman in Red (1984) and Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997) and Robert Kennedy and His Times (1985).

The actress is survived by her mom Nancy, her three sisters Kate, Sarah and Martha, her brother Clarence, as well as six nieces and nephews. R.I.P.

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Paul Walker died in a car accident on November 30, 2013. He left behind a daughter and a burgeoning film career.

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Nikki Ferrell-Juan Pablo Galavis Breakup: Who Dumped Who, and Why?

The (not at all) stunning and abrupt breakup of Juan Pablo Galavis and girlfriend Nikki Ferrell absolutely floored fans of The Bachelor and Couples Therapy.

We know. We’re shocked … that it took almost a whole year.

Why did Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell break up, though? Who did the dumping and for what reason? We’ll give you one guess, because it’s pretty obvious …

Nikki Ferrell and Juan Pablo Galavis on Couples Therapy

Nikki kicked Juan to the curb at long, LONG last. Ess okay.

Insiders say there had been trouble in paradise for some time (ya think?) but their rift intensified after The Bachelor stars appeared on VH1’s Couples Therapy.

If you watch Couples Therapy online, it’s clear that therapy didn’t take for the two, especially Nikki, who reached a point where she couldn’t take it anymore.

In a sense, maybe the show did work, just not as planned.

“Juan and Nikki have been fighting,” an insider says, and the 27-year-old Ferrell was the one who pulled the plug the source adds, noting: “It was not mutual.”

Another source says the two just wanted different things.

“Everything Nikki wanted, he didn’t,” the source notes.

“She wanted to settle down and he didn’t.”

This, evidently, was not as obvious to Nikki as it was to EVERY TV VIEWER AND CELEBRITY NEWS READER IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell kiss in a cute photo.

“They were not seeing eye to eye on anything,” the insider claims. “Juan wanted Nikki in Miami. Nikki didn’t want to leave her family, friends, or job.”

“Meanwhile, Juan wouldn’t even consider going to Kansas.”

“Nikki felt like she was doing all the work in the relationship, and that Juan expected her to join his life … she couldn’t get him to compromise at all.”

The same source adds that the notorious douchebag “stopped putting any effort in the relationship” after seeking Dr. Jenn Berman’s help on Couples Therapy.

“I don’t think he ever said ‘I love you’ to her,” the insider says, which had been an issue from the start, but ultimately caused Ferrell to break down.

“He didn’t put Nikki’s priorities first and she had enough.”

On the show(s), Galavis routinely played the culture/language barrier card, saying Ferrell had a “word issue” because “she wants to hear, ‘I love you.'”

He added, “If I say it, I mean it.”

Guess he didn’t.

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Juan Pablo and Clare Crawley in their final face to face moment ever. It was not pretty.

You didn’t need The Bachelor spoilers to give this breakup away ahead of time, or to tell you that Chris Soules has the bar set very, very low for him in 2015.

Seriously. He can’t possibly be worse.

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19 Shocking Reality TV Scandals NO ONE Saw Coming (Well, Probably)

Reality TV and controversial, OMG moments go hand in hand. They’re the primary reason you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online (for example).

In the early days, though, such moments weren’t nearly as common or explosive. The Real World has nothing on some of the scandals of modern times.

Lately, it seems like we’re dealt one jaw-dropping reveal, moment or conflict after another. So many it’s almost become a struggle to keep up with them all.

That said, here are 19 of the biggest reality TV scandals of all time:

TLC Cancels Here Comes Honey Boo Boo


Give the network credit. It pulled the plug as soon as rumors spread of June Shannon dating her daughter’s former molester. EWWWWW!

Not all shockers take place with the cameras rolling, of course.

Jon and Kate Gosselin imploded off camera, while TLC just canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo because of June Shannon dating a child molester.

That never made it to air … and the show likely never would have if producers had known the tawdry extent of the Georgia matriarch’s past relationships.

Bottom line? Don’t expect an end to the madness anytime soon.

Despite what its title implies, you don’t watch Bad Girls Club: Redemption for the actual redemption, but for the bad girls clubbing each other. Just saying.

As long as producers and network executives believe that scandals equal ratings, awful behavior will continue to be the norm, rather than the exception.

Even if they don’t create drama on camera, the types of personalities likely to land shows in a more and more absurd TV landscape are likely loose cannons.

See now-canceled Sons of Guns and other examples.

This is just how it is these days. Some lament the state of TV for this reason, but there’s clearly an audience for it, and it appears to be growing if anything.

Click through and see which you would rank #1!

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Mark McDaniel Threatened to Kill Anna Shannon if She Revealed Sexual Abuse

Last week, TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo following a series of stunning and sickening revelations.

First, TMZ reported that series star June Shannon was dating a convicted child molester named Mark McDaniel. 

Later, we learned that McDaniel’s victim was Anna Shannon – June’s eldest daughter who was just eight years old at the time.

Then, in perhaps the most shocking development in this story thus far, photos emerged that showed McDaniel with Honey Boo Boo – Shannon’s 9-year-old daughter who currently lives with her in Georgia. 

More details have now emerged regarding McDaniel’s horrific crimes and it’s more astonishing than ever that June Shannon would welcome this man back into her life and allow him to spend time with her young children.

Radar Online has obtained a police report revealing that McDaniel was caught only when 8-year-old Anna told her teacher about McDaniel’s assaults.

Sadly, by this time the abuse had been going on for over six months.

“Anna told a teacher she had been molested by her stepfather, Mark McDaniel,” reads the report. 

Caleb Clark – an ex-boyfriend of Anna’s – spoke to the National Enquirer about the report back in 2012:

“Anna told me that McDaniel threatened that if she ever told her grandparents what happened, he would kill them and her,” Clark said. “That’s how he made her shut up about the rapes.”

June Shannon is reportedly under investigation by the state of Georgia to determine if her children are safe living in her home.

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June Shannon Had Daughter With Second Sex Offender, New Report Says

The star of the newly-canceled TLC reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo may have been even more rife with scandal than originally believed.

Executives axed the show amid reports of matriarch June “Mama June” Shannon dating her ex-boyfriend Mark McDaniel, a convicted child molester.

June Shannon and Mark McDaniel dated before his 10-year prison sentence, and he even molested one of June’s daughter’s prior to being locked up.

McDaniel is not the first sex offender Shannon has been linked to, though.

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The father of Shannon’s daughter Jessica, Michael Anthony Ford, was arrested in 2005 and later convicted for the sexual exploitation of a child over the Internet.

According to Georgia Department of Corrections, he was sentenced to a maximum of four years behind bars and 10 years of probation for the criminal offense.

He is still behind bars on a separate charge of child abandonment.

The fathers of Shannon’s other children, including estranged husband David Michael “Sugar Bear” Thompson, also have criminal records, albeit not for sex crimes.

The father of the titular Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson), Suge was sentenced to to five years for robbing a series of campsites and setting fire to another.

David Dunn, the father of Anna Thompson, did time for stealing a handgun and later for stealing a carton of cigarettes. June sure knows how to pick ‘em.

Anna was molested by Mark McDaniel before he went to prison, while Honey Boo Boo was exposed to him after he got out this year, photo evidence shows.

She and Sugar Bear split not long after Mark got out of the slammer.

All of which begs the question of why June wasn’t vetted by producers of Toddlers & Tiaras, where Alana got her reality TV start, or Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

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A basic background check would have shown that Shannon and McDaniel were connected via a residential address, along with several other names.

McDaniel’s name comes up as an “associated” name listed at a Stockbridge, Ga., address between 1996-2009 – the same as June’s address from 2001-07.

When the two shows premiered, in 2009 and 2012, respectively, he was in jail. In any case, “Background checks don’t catch everything,” one Hollywood lawyer said.

“And then you have the issue of juvenile records, which aren’t shown.”

Discovery had to abruptly cancel Sons of Guns, after star Will Hayden was arrested on multiple charges of rape and sexual assault against minors this year.

In this case, Hayden had no prior sexual offenses, so Discovery would have had no way of knowing about the alleged crimes except from the victims.

One high-powered reality TV executive says these two shows may change how diligently cast and crew members are vetted from this point on, however.

“This will force companies to go much deeper,” explained the source. “If a child is involved in a show, the entire crew undergoes background checks too.”

“That is likely to become more thorough as well.”

TLC Cancels Here Comes Honey Boo Boo


Give the network credit. It pulled the plug as soon as rumors spread of June Shannon dating her daughter’s former molester. EWWWWW!

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