Glenn Beck

10 Politicians and Their Fictional Pop Culture Doppelgängers

Sunday night, viewers of History’s hit miniseries The Bible (haven’t read the book; does the show work as a standalone?) were given their first look at Satan — and several immediately took to Twitter, pointing out what they saw as a marked resemblance to the President. Good ol’ Glenn Beck led the way, tweeting “Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on HIstory (sic) Channel looks exactly like That Guy?” (Beck apparently uses “That Guy” as a substitute for Obama, whose name he refuses to say, because Glenn Beck is a child.) Though the show’s producers have dismissed the connection, we’ve gotta say — he’s kind of a dead ringer. On the other hand, politicians are so ubiquitous that it’s pretty easy to find resemblances in pop culture. Don’t believe us? Here’s a few more examples. … Read More

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Watch the Ad for Glenn Beck's Very Patriotic New Denim Line

If you enjoyed seeing Glenn Beck in a wizard’s robe and hat as much as we did, then perhaps you’ll be just as amused by the former Fox News host’s latest sartorial adventure: his new 1791 Denim line, a name which, as the American history buffs in our audience surely realize, pays homage to the year the Bill of Rights was ratified. What’s even more surprising than the fact that Beck is selling jeans? The ad for 1791 Denim, which as Lilit Marcus at Racked points out, looks like it could be a Bon Iver video.

“These were the first American blue jeans — the jeans that built America,” explains Beck in a voiceover. “And they were built in America, built at a time when things were timeless. A time when you knew things would last. A time when people worked for their dreams, and their dreams worked for them.” Apparently, the bearded man seen here dreams of setting off a really large rocket that he’s welded all by himself in the middle of a desolate, snowy landscape. “Well, maybe you’ll never get your chance to go to the moon,” says Beck, with what we’re imagining are tears in his eyes, “but as an American, you sure as heck can still shoot for it.” Who knew someone could get so worked up over a pair of dad jeans? Click through to watch the spot now. … Read More

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Glenn Beck to Become Cartoon Character?

Well, he’s already pretty cartoonish — the cape, the chalkboard, the tears, the general paranoid hysteria. But The Wrap reports that Glenn Beck may be delving even further into the realm of fantasy; his new, $9.95/month, subscription-based Internet TV station is developing an animated comedy series with the… Read More

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The Morning's Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Today in real headlines that read like Onion headlines, Shia LaBeouf is making a documentary about Marilyn Manson. In an interview on Live with Regis and Kelly, LaBeouf he described their meeting: “He lives in West Hollywood above a liquor store. There’s no lights in the room. And there’s sort of these big metal doors… Read More

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Michael Caines' Fairytale-Inspired Political Portraits

In a series he calls “Perfect Happiness,” Toronto/Brooklyn-based artist Michael Caines creates irreverent portraits of political figures as characters in fairytales or as if painted in 18th century Christian religious tradition. Though making a distinct nod to political cartooning, there is something refreshingly tender in Caines’ work — it manages to comment on the ridiculousness of our culture of political pageantry while simultaneously affirming its place in our society. Besides, who can resist Karl Rove in a gingham dress? Click through to see Michael Caines’ paintings – including Kim Jong-Il in a ballgown – and let us know what you think in the comments! … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we tested our knowledge of FCC complaints against Glenn Beck vs. Jon Stewart. We were sad to hear that TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith had died following a battle with lung cancer. We wished that we could our hands on one of the specially… Read More

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This Week in Buzz

Editor’s note: Each Friday, our internet-savvy friends over at BuzzFeed curate a post for us that’s filled with links to some of their favorite items on the web that week. Enjoy!

Charlie Sheen’s stage tour got off to a rocky start in Detroit where the former Two and a Half Men star was … Read More

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What’s on at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we were thrilled to learn that Tina Fey is hosting SNL on April 30th to promote her new book, Bossypants. We listened to “Make Some Noise,” the lead single off the Beastie Boys’s long-awaited album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2, which officially drops May 3rd. We were surprised to… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Kenneth Mars, a character actor best known for his roles in Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein and The Producers (but who will always be remembered by us as the regal voice of Grandpa Longneck from The Land Before Time), died Saturday at the age of 75. [via THR]

2. Glenn Beck believes that… Read More

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