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Review: Amy Schumer Finesses A Rom-Com Your Dude Will Co-Sign With 'Trainwreck'

Trainwreck is the non-Disney version of situationships where happily ever after sometimes means giving Mr. Right Now a fair shot.

Men are usually allergic to rom-coms, especially when sitting through them means watching their significant others blubber through a box of Kleenex and compare them to the Ryan Goslings, Matthew McCounagheys and Will Smiths of the world. With Trainwreck, directed by Judd Apatow and written by leading lady, Amy Schumer, comedy's "It" girl plays a "pretty-ish" magazine writer for men's magazine, S'nuff, and an insatiable sexual appetite. Bill Hader takes on her love interest, sports physician, Aaron Conners, whose roster of clients include LeBron James, Tom Brady, Amar'e Stoudemire and did we mention LeBron James? Still, it's not about one woman's many conquests but rather, scoring that one touchdown that matters. Stay with me, fellas.

While bed-hopping through what seems like all of lower Manhattan (and that one time in Staten Island), Schumer plays the commitment-phobe and total opposite of her happily married sister, Kim (Brie Larson). She also gets dumped by her bulky halfway-beau, Steven (played by wrestling magnate John Cena), whose idea of dirty talk echos a soccer coach pep talk (not a turn-on, btw). When Conners nabs some real estate at S'Nuff the sports-illiterate Orlando Blooms fan, Amy, is assigned the hefty task of profiling him. Breaking all types of journalistic standards, Amy catches feelings for Aaron, nails him (no spooning, though) and finds herself in a different type of game than she's used to.

The sports angle makes the date night flick a win for fellas playing plus-ones for their baes this weekend. James' role as Aaron's budget-conscious bro gets a few daps and more chuckles while a performance from the Knicks City dancers will have all eyes glued to the big screen for obvious reasons (#nosexism). Sidebar for the ESPN Stan: a scene at Madison Square Garden was filmed under Mike Brown's tenure, a.k.a. pre-Phil Jackson travesty. But the real MVP is Amy, who turns her mess of a life into a bold-faced message: "F**k perfection."

With a father who shunned monogamy since her childhood and hobbies that include smoking weed and making married prudes clutch their pearls, Amy isn't just spewing out jokes for kicks. The explicit jokes knock sexism and fist pump for feminism and owning one's sexuality. Inside Amy Schumer loyalists who fangirl over Schumer's snarky yet bold sketches on real-life issues (see her bits on rape culture and oral sex) will find reason to piss their pants and boohoo at the same time, specifically when she delivers a eulogy. At its core, Trainwreck is the non-Disney version of situationships where happily ever after sometimes means giving Mr./Ms. Right Now a fair shot.

Trainwreck hits theaters today.

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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

— 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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