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Well Over 15 ‘Minutes’ of Fame
Stephanie Clifford, the former pornographic film actress known as Stormy Daniels, recently sat down with Anderson Cooper for a “60 Minutes” interview, but President Trump’s legal team is attempting to prevent the interview from running. Clifford is said to have had an affair with Trump in 2006, then signed an agreement barring her from publicly discussing the relationship.
The rumors about her are already one of Stephen Colbert’s favorite topics — and he was eager to sink his teeth into reports about the interview.
“Trump’s lawyers are considering a challenge to stop ‘60 Minutes’ from airing it. Huh. Why would Donald Trump be scared of a show whose logo is a ticking clock, slowly counting down the seconds until the time is up?” — STEPHEN COLBERT
“Stormy wants out of her nondisclosure agreement so badly that she’s offered to return the $130,000 payment to end the deal for her silence. And he might take it — because Trump’s going to need the cash for his divorce lawyer.” — STEPHEN COLBERT
Trump Rallies Western Pennsylvania
Trump went to Moon Township, Pa., on Saturday to rally a crowd on behalf of the Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone, who finds himself in an unexpectedly close race in the special election coming up this week. Trump threw his support enthusiastically behind Saccone, then spent most of the speech discussing himself.
“He encouraged his supporters in the crowd to quote ‘vote like crazy’ — which is really the only way you can vote for Donald Trump.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
“Trump announced that his 2020 campaign slogan will be ‘Keep America Great!’ Well, there were actually a bunch of other slogans he almost went with instead. I’ll show you what I mean: For example, Trump also considered, ‘I’m With Hair.’ He also thought about going with ‘I Mean, It Can’t Get Worse Than It Already Is.’ And finally he almost went with ‘Come On, Doesn’t Some Small Part of You Sort of Want to See Where This All Goes?’” — JIMMY FALLON
Colbert showed his audience photos of Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr., who played a different role on the campaign visit.
“This race is really important to Trump, so today he pulled out the small guns. Here’s Don Jr. and Saccone touring a local chocolate factory. Don Jr. felt very comfortable in the chocolate factory, because he’s half oompa-loompa on his father’s side.” — STEPHEN COLBERT
The Punchiest Punchlines (Kanye West Edition)
“The Trump administration is about to unveil its Middle East peace plan. Yes, it involves giving everyone guns.” — CONAN O’BRIEN
“In a new interview, Elon Musk was asked who inspires him — and he said Kanye West. Kanye West was like, ‘What a coincidence! The guy who inspires me is also Kanye West.’” — JIMMY FALLON
“They did away with the intentionally bad auditions. You remember they used to bring in the crazy singers? Well, the executive producer, Trish Kinane, said it doesn’t feel comfortable to put borderline-unstable people up on stage and laugh at them — which makes sense. Plus we already are doing that on ‘The Bachelor,’ so.” — JIMMY KIMMEL, discussing the rebooted “American Idol”
“Beyoncé announced she’s going on tour this summer with Jay-Z. It’s the ‘I’m Keeping an Eye on Him’ tour. She never leaves the stage.” — CONAN O’BRIEN
“On Friday, Marvel announced that there will be a ‘Black Panther’ sequel. Very cool, yeah, Marvel’s C.E.O. said, ‘It was a difficult decision, but ultimately we decided to make another billion dollars.’” — CONAN O’BRIEN
The Bits Worth Watching
Seth Meyers gave his take on Trump’s speech at the campaign rally: “Trump was playing all the hits: reeling off vulgar insults at reporters and politicians by name.”
Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling helped James Corden serve up a fresh take on “A Wrinkle in Time.”
What We’re Excited About on Tuesday Night
The onetime Talking Heads frontman and experimental musician David Byrne just released his first solo album in 14 years. He appears on “The Daily Show” on Tuesday.
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Why did Fox decide to air a “lost” interview with O.J. Simpson, 12 years after it was originally filmed?