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#EndorseThis: Colbert Hillairously Takes Down Giuliani With Brutal Eminem Rebuttal (VIDEO)

Rudy Giuliani, the disgraceful former NYC Mayor--and weird masked singer on reality TV -- has joined the crowd of conservative old cranks in feigning outrage at Eminem's decision to kneel during last Sunday's epic Super Bowl halftime show. Apparently aiding in a violent coup in order to thwart the peaceful transfer of power is just "legitimate political discourse," but a performer peacefully exercising his First Amendment right to protest police violence is just way too extreme in Giuliani's distorted worldview.

"Why doesn’t he go to another country? Go take a knee someplace else. You know how many cops were defending him and protecting him at that game yesterday? I mean, crime is way out of control in Los Angeles. He thinks that all happened because everybody loves Eminem," said Giuliani.

However, some seem to think that Eminem wasn't kneeling in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick but rather in support of the late rapper Tupac as his song began to play.


Regardless of the rapper's motives, Stephen Colbert simply couldn't resist the urge to brutally mock Rudy and opened The Late Show with an Eminem parody that brutally assessed the former president's former lawyer.

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#EndorseThis: In Fulminating Rhymes, Eminem Takes Down Trump

Whatever you may think of rapper Eminem, his sustained and logical rhyming attack on Donald Trump — and the racism represented by the president — is a stunning tour de force. It’s trending #1 on Youtube with over 19 million views.

And if you happen to be among his fans, the real Slim Shady has a message especially for you.

Endorse This: Colbert Goes ‘Only In Monroe’

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Stephen Colbert’s run on The Late Show hasn’t officially begun yet — but that didn’t stop him from making a special appearance hosting another show this week. The venue: A local public-access show in Monroe, Michigan.

Watch as Stephen joins the usual hosts — enjoying some wine and painting their nails together — and then reviews the local happenings before interviewing an up-and-coming Michigan personality: some musician by the name of Marshall Mathers.

Video via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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Eminem, Skrillex, Kings Of Leon Among Lollapalooza Headliners

By Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — The lineup for Lollapalooza’s 10th year Aug. 1-3 in Grant Park won’t be announced until next week, but industry sources confirm that the headliners will include Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys.

Lollapalooza, which last year drew a capacity audience of 300,000 to the three-day festival, will mark return visits for all four bands. Additional headliners and the complete lineup will be announced next week.

Eminem previously headlined the festival in 2011 and late last year released “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” which debuted at No. 1 and has sold about 2 million copies.

Skrillex has been at the leading edge of the EDM (electronic dance music) movement for several years, and has been a Lollapalooza regular, first performing there in 2011 and returning last year with his Dog Blood side project. His rapid ascent coincides with Lollapalooza’s increasingly large role in advancing dance-music artists; in past years, electronic acts such as Daft Punk, Deadmau5 and Avicii have played high-profile sets.

Kings of Leon used the festival circuit as a springboard over the last decade to becoming an arena rock band, and they headlined Lollapalooza in 2009. Arctic Monkeys last appeared at Lollapalooza before a huge late-afternoon crowd in 2011, but this year marks the U.K. quartet’s first headlining slot there.

The festival will once again spread more than 100 bands and artists across eight stages. It became a destination festival in 2005, based in Chicago and promoted by Austin-based C3 Presents, after launching in 1991 as a multi-band touring event centered on Jane’s Addiction’s farewell tour.

Tickets are scheduled to go on sale next Tuesday.

Photo: Gonzo Chicago via Flickr