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Talk Show Host Campaigns For Diddy Guest Appearance With Twitter Hashtag #DiddyGethard

Diddy-Dirty Money gave two killer performances as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend (Dec. 4), supporting Goodfella Robert DeNiro. While VIP guests attacking the talent for photos and autographs after the show is nothing new, one of those guests had a different goal in mind.

Chris Gethard, a comedian and actor from The Upright Citizens Brigade (Aziz Ansari, Donald Glover), has been on a relentless campaign to host Diddy on his monthly show at the UCB theatre in Manhattan. It seems like a daunting task to get one of the world's most successful recording artists and entrepreneurs to a small grimy theatre located on the basement of a Gristedes supermarket. But Mr. Gethard (not pronounced get-hard) and his army of tweeters were up to the challenge.

Gethard's campaign started Christmas 2009, when he first pursued celebrities to host at his monthly show at the UCB. "I tweeted and got all my followers to tweet at Al Roker. He (Roker) took notice of the tweets and said he wanted nothing to do with my show," Gethard explained. Roker let down Gethard softly with a "Sorry, I'm outta town that weekend" tweet, and Diddy was a natural second choice. "I thought, who is the person you would least expect me to have on my show? I am the nerdiest White dude you have ever seen—I had to get Diddy!"

It took Diddy a little more time to react to Gethard's second celebrity Twitter initiative, but after a few days, Chris got a call from Puff himself. "We spoke on New Year's and he told me he was interested." After a month past by, Gethard made this video.

The campaign had lost steam, but Chris kept pursuing through the spring and summer. "Diddy finally called me back on 9/11, of all days. He said he was still still interested." Chris did not hold his breathe. However, when SNL announced their musical guest lineup this season, Gethard saw an opportunity for a face-to-face meeting with Mr. Combs at his Dec. 4 appearance. "I had a lot of connections at SNL, I know a lot of the cast members and writers from the theatre." Among them was Amy Poehler, who founded the UCB theatre. "During the show, my friends alerted the music department, who informed Diddy 'the guy from Twitter' was here."

Then Chris and Diddy finally met. Chris had the camera rolling as he recorded a new video, in which Diddy immediately broke into apology mode. He reassured Chris that #diddygethard is still alive, only if you tweet it.

#diddygethard was the #5 trending topic in New York this morning. Diddy has yet to acknowledge it. "I hope it happens in 2011," Gethard says of the long-postponed P. Diddy appearance. "2012 is the end of the world, so its next year or never." —Robbie Sokolowsky

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Oprah Responds To Viral Video Of Her Eating Unseasoned Chicken

A hilarious old video of Oprah Winfrey making an uncomfortable face as she dives into a piece of unseasoned chicken has been circulating the Internet all week. While these sort of silly videos wouldn't usually garner a response from the billionaire, Oprah surprised everyone when she shared a video explaining the chicken-eating experience and her initial reaction.

To give you some context, the video is a clip from The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006, in which O invited her guest Anna Ginsberg to make her award-winning chicken dish. After one bite, it became clear that Oprah wasn't too pleased with the chicken's bland taste. She even asked at the time if she could add a little seasoning.

I often think about the time Oprah did a cooking segment with a woman whose chicken recipe won $1 million, and Oprah's jaw dropped when she tasted it and realized the lady didn't even add seasoning pic.twitter.com/rfs7PS1Jc3

— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) December 9, 2018

Now, more than 10 years later, Oprah is setting the record straight. In her new video posted on Instagram on Thursday (Dec. 13), she noted that she likes to provide a pleasurable experience for her guests but also live in her truth. On that particular day, she was presented with a dilemma. "I was having a moment of trying to decide: Do I want her to have a great time? What is my real moment of truth?" she said. "Because the truth for me was that I'm used to having salt and pepper on my chicken. That's just the truth...That's what I was thinking, 'This chicken needs some salt and pepper.'"

So that's that; Oprah has spoken. She may have played it off at the time, but like many others, she would prefer her chicken with seasoning.

 

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Over the weekend, a 2006 video of @oprah tasting an *interesting* chicken dish made its rounds online. We asked the O of O, what REALLY went through her mind as the cameras were on her—and she answered. Swipe left if you haven’t seen the hysterical video! #tbt

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'Sesame Street' Praised For The Inclusion Of Homeless Character

Sesame Street continues its crusade to include statement-making characters on their block. This time around, families will be introduced to Lily, the show’s first homeless character.

According to USA Today, Lily- an adorable hot pink, red haired puppet- was first introduced to the show in 2011, but in new online clips, Lily opens up about being homeless and staying with friends.

"Now we don't have our own place to live, and sometimes I wonder if we'll ever have our own home," she says to Elmo in one clip. In her initial appearances on the show, Lily discusses her family’s food insecurities, meaning they didn’t have much to eat.

“We know children experiencing homelessness are often caught up in a devastating cycle of trauma – the lack of affordable housing, poverty, domestic violence, or other trauma that caused them to lose their home, the trauma of actually losing their home, and the daily trauma of the uncertainty and insecurity of being homeless,” said Sherrie Westin, President of Global Impact and Philanthropy at Sesame Workshop.

“We want to help disrupt that cycle by comforting children, empowering them, and giving them hope for the future," she continues. "We want them to know that they are not alone and home is more than a house or an apartment – home is wherever the love lives.”

In recent years, Sesame Street has introduced a slew of ground-breaking new characters, including Julia, a puppet with autism, and Alex, a character whose father is incarcerated.

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Cardi B To Join James Corden On A Forthcoming "Carpool Karaoke" Segment

Your rapper’s favorite rapper Cardi B is slated to make her debut on “Car Pool Karaoke” with James Corden, Billboard reports. The Late Late Show host teased the upcoming episode, which airs Monday (Dec.17) via Instagram along with a small schedule of the show’s upcoming guests.

 

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Here’s what the next two weeks look like on the @latelateshow! Seeing the year out with a bang x x x

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In addition to the “Money” rapper, Amber Heard and Armie Hammer will also appear on the same episode. Corden is closing out the last leg of 2018 strong by having a slew of other prominent stars on the show on the last week before the program goes on break for the holidays. The likes of Gwen Stefani, RuPaul, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Blunt, Leah Remini, Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others will be featured on the show after Bardi’s Monday episode.

To say the least, we're sure the British talk show host and the newly minted Grammy-nominated rapper are going to have the time of their lives.

The 26-year-old's now estranged husband Offset, along with the other members of Migos were guests on the beloved show. Joining Corden as he drove through the streets of Los Angeles, the trio performed a slew of hits including "Walk It Talk It"  while also giving a nod of praise to past hits, including Whitney Houston's "Wanna Dance With Somebody."

With all the fun Migos had with Corden, we can only imagine what shenanigans James and Belcalis are going to get into.

READ MORE: Cardi B Buys Her Mother's House

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