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Here's What Barack Obama Said To Sasha & Malia About Donald Trump Being Elected President!

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President Obama had the tough task of addressing the nation after Donald Trump's shocking election win.

But after trying to lift the spirit of the American public, POTUS had two other important people he needed to encourage: his daughters, Malia and Sasha.

Video: Jon Stewart On The ONE Question No One Asked Trump!

After a hard season of campaigning for Hillary Clinton's presidency with feminism-inspired efforts proved to be futile, the father-of-two sat down with his teenage girls to explain that progress isn't always in a straight path.

In an interview with The New Yorker, he said:

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Saturday Night Live's Leslie Jones Reveals She Confronted Kenan Thompson Over His Diversity Comments! Find Out How It Went Down!

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Leslie Jones had no problem calling out Saturday Night Live's lack of diversity — even if it meant facing her fellow castmate!

The Ghostbusters star revealed to The New Yorker that she confronted Kenan Thompson about his previous comments regarding diversity on the late night sketch show!

Photos: New Ghostbusters Character Posters Are Badass!

Back in 2013, the SNL vet seemed to blame the NBC show's lack of black female cast members on a shortage of talented black comediennes, telling TV Guide:

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Lena Dunham Debuts A Hilarious & VERY Personal Memoir Excerpt!

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Lena Dunham is truly an open book!

The Girls star and author just debuted an excerpt of her first memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, in the September issue of The New Yorker.

In typical Dunham fashion, the excerpt is very revealing and holds absolutely nothing back. The well-written selection chronicles her childhood struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder among other personal demons, which Lena has made reference to in the past.

In part of the excerpt, Lena writes:

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George Clooney Picks His Next Directing Job

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George Clooney is a marvelous man and a marvelous actor, but he's also a pretty dang good director.

Following his political drama The Ides of March, Clooney has decided to bring another political story to the big screen.

Obama's Hollywood BFF will direct a film based on an article called The Yankee Commandante, which was published in the May 28 issue of The New Yorker.

The article tells the true story of an

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Oscar Winner Paul Haggis On Scientology: "I Was In A Cult For 34 Years!"

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Uh oh! We hope he doesn't get hassled by Tom Cruise for speaking up about this!

For the first time ever, Crash/The Next Three Days director Paul Haggis has opened up to The New Yorker about his experiences with Scientology.

Here's what he had to say about it:

"I was in a cult for 34 years. Everyone else could see it. I don't know why I couldn't."

"There was a feeling of camaraderie that was something I'd never experienced; all these atheists looking for something to believe in, and all these loners looking for a club to join."

According to Haggis, he bailed on the church when they "declined to publicly denounce Proposition 8."

Good for U, Paul! We're VERY happy to hear that!

As one could imagine, The Church of Scientology did not appreciate The New Yorker's article, and they wrote a lengthy rebuttal statement, which you can check out, along with MUCH more from Haggis about Scientology, HERE.

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"The It Bag is a totally marketed bullshit crap. You make the bag, you put all the components in it that you think could work, you send it out to a couple of celebrities, you get the paparazzi to shot just when they walk out of their house. You sell that to the cheap tabloids, and you say in a magazine that there’s a waiting list. And you run an ad campaign at the same time. I don’t believe that’s how you make something that’s lasting — that becomes iconic as a design."

-Bottega Veneta designer Tomas Maier to The New Yorker on why he hates people labeling his Cabat bag as an "It Bag".

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Tracy Morgan Is Heading To The White House!

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Cool!

Tracy Morgan will be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on May 1 along with Judd Apatow, his wife and actress Leslie Mann as well as The New Yorker's Editor-in-Chief David Remnick.

A source says that Remnick is "a huge fan of 30 Rock and thinks Tracy is hilarious."

Being funny pays off — even in DC! We wonder what kind of shenanigans he'll get into!

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