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Colbert and ‘The Daily Show’ go live to react to Trump’s State of the Union

Late night clowns Trump's speech

President Donald Trump spoke to the nation for his first Stat..

Late night clowns Trump's speech

President Donald Trump spoke to the nation for his first State of the Union on Tuesday night and late night hosts like Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah were ready to react.

While most late night talk shows taped their broadcasts before Trump's speech, Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" and CBS' "The Late Show" went live following President Trump's State of the Union address.

"The Late Show" opened its live broadcast with "The real State of the Union," which included dubbing Trump's words to have him welcome Vladimir Putin to the speech. The show also dubbed Trump to say that he's going to "drain the swamp" of his own cabinet.

Colbert continued to mock Trump in his opening monologue.

"We are live and barely conscious after a ninety-minute speech," Colbert said.

Whatever he says tonight, here's the real #SOTU. pic.twitter.com/4BGcFfn0vm

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 31, 2018

The host noted that there were a lot of bright spots during the speech tonight, including many inspirational stories.

"Some of the most beautiful and impressive Americans you can imagine," Colbert said. "…And the president was there too."

Colbert mentioned that he learned right before the speech that First Lady Melania Trump took a separate car than her husband to the speech.

"I guess Melania didn't want anything from the Burger King drive-thru," he joked.

Meanwhile on "The Daily Show," Noah commented on some of the speech's attendees. He said many people attended, including U.S. Supreme Court justices, generals and even U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz — who the show presented as the Phantom of the Opera looking down on the speech from above.

Noah added that he loves Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the State of the Union because "they always look like the chaperones for the evening."

Someone reboot Gorsuch. #SOTUpic.twitter.com/GYJo0ZyVTp

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 31, 2018

Noah also spoke about this year's "designated survivor," U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

"What's that person going to do in an attack?" Noah asked. "It's like, 'Secretary, North Korea launched the attack! Bring me the cabbage.'"

Noah also noticed that Trump seemed to be in a good mood.

"He was in such a good mood that he even reached across the aisle, and not just to grope someone, but to try to get things done," he said.

And just because other late night shows like "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers" didn't go live didn't mean they had nothing to say. Both shows live tweeted the speech.

For example, the official account of NBC's "Late Night" tweeted as the speech went on into the night.

Come on, man, unlike everybody there, we gotta work tomorrow. #SOTU

— Late Night with Seth Meyers (@LateNightSeth) January 31, 2018

"Come on, man, unlike everybody there, we gotta work tomorrow. #SOTU," the account tweeted.

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007 film must treat Bond girls properly, says Waller-Bridge

Fast cars, martinis and Bond girls are core parts of the formula for 007 films, but one of those ele..

Fast cars, martinis and Bond girls are core parts of the formula for 007 films, but one of those elements is set for a change in the latest adventure.

Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is working on the script for the 25th Bond film, is on a mission to make sure the movie will "treat women properly" – even if the spy does not.

Image: Cast members (l-r): Lea Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch at the launch of the new Bond film

Ahead of the release of the as-yet-untitled film, Waller-Bridge told Deadline: "There's been a lot of talk about whether or not (the Bond franchise) is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women.

"I think that's b*******. I think he's absolutely relevant now. It has just got to grow.

"It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly.

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"He doesn't have to. He needs to be true to this character."

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Sir Elton hits out at Russia for ‘cruel’ Rocketman censorship

Sir Elton John has criticised Russian censors for cutting gay sex scenes from the hit musical biopic..

Sir Elton John has criticised Russian censors for cutting gay sex scenes from the hit musical biopic Rocketman.

The critically acclaimed film charts the British singer's rise to fame, and its scenes of kissing and sex between men, as well as drug use, contributed to it earning a 15 certificate in the UK.

But in a bid to play down the sexuality of Sir Elton, played by actor Taron Egerton, for a conservative Russian audience, an estimated five minutes of footage was reportedly removed ahead of its debut in Moscow.

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The Moscow Times quoted a Russian film critic who had seen the film at its world premiere in Cannes on 16 May as saying "all scenes with kissing, sex and oral sex between men have been cut", as well as a photo displayed during the end credits featuring Sir Elton and his husband David Furnish.

Sir Elton, 72, a prominent gay rights campaigner, released a joint statement with the makers of the film to accuse censors of being "cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people".

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"We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to pander to local laws and censor Rocketman for the Russian market, a move we were unaware of until today," they said.

"That the local distributor has edited out certain scenes, denying the audience the opportunity to see the film as it was intended, is a sad reflection of the divided world we still live in and how it can still be so cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people.

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Ben Affleck steps out to drop off kids as Robert Pattinson is announced as new Batman

Ben Affleck played Batman until earlier this year (Picture: Backgrid)
Ben Affleck has been pictured ..

Ben Affleck played Batman until earlier this year (Picture: Backgrid)

Ben Affleck has been pictured performing his parental duties in Los Angeles, as his official replacement in the Batman role is announced.

The 46-year-old actor was seen in the early hours on Friday (31 May) dropping off son Samuel, seven, and daughter Seraphina, 10, to school.

Affleck has three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner – Seraphina, Samuel and 13-year-old Violet.

On the same day the actor was pictured, it was announced Robert Pattinson will take over as Batman in a planned trilogy of movies with director Matt Reeves.

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Affleck, who played Bruce Wayne in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and 2017s Justice League, stepped down from the role in January earlier this year – after being originally down to direct and star in his own film.

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Speaking about his departure in March, Affleck stated how he was never happy with the script they were planning to use.

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