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Jon Stewart faux-steps down as 'Daily Show' host due to Anthony Weiner coverage

Tuesday night, the question on everyone (including PopWatch‘s) mind was How will Jon Stewart cover that Weiner? Would the Daily Show host continue to go easy on his good friend Rep. Anthony Weiner, who admitted in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that he had posted a picture of a part of his own anatomy to Twitter and engaged in “inappropriate” online communications with at least six other women? After all, some outlets had criticized the host for his tame treatment of the scandal. After Monday’s Daily Show, EW’s own Ken Tucker thought Stewart’s loyalty to his friend was classy, but didn’t like that taking the bullet for his friend made him really unload on John Edwards. As Ken said, “Edwards became a way for Stewart to reassert his fearless-honesty cred while sidling around what he invariably referred to as ‘Anthony Weiner’s c—.'”

But! At the top of Tuesday’s Daily Show, Stewart staged his own press conference, apologized for wussing out, then “resigned” and stepped aside so that dirty Brit John Oliver could take over as host. But the genius in this is that Stewart cut his hand pretty badly while preparing a frozen margarita. Is that strawberry flavoring in there, or are you just bleeding out, man? UPDATE: He was bleeding out! A Comedy Central rep confirms that the host got six stitches in his hand following the taping. Video after the jump. READ FULL STORY

How will Rep. Anthony Weiner's good friend Jon Stewart cover his scandal?

The news broke late this afternoon that Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-New York), admitted that he did, in fact, send inappropriate pictures of himself and engaged in lewd conversations with at least six women he conversed with via the Internet. In a tearful press conference, Weiner confessed that he’d covered up his initial story about his Twitter being hacked when the underwear photo had leaked, and told reporters on Monday, “I then continued with that story — to stick to that story — which was a hugely regrettable mistake.”

The admission, of course, set off a flurry of opinions and criticism from bloggers, website commenters, journalists, and politicians alike. But we’re especially curious what Jon Stewart’s musings on this revelation will be. READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart grabs Weinergate by the... funnybone?

No one takes greater delight at a political scandal than Jon Stewart. But when Weinergate erupted over the weekend, he found himself in an unusual situation. For the uninformed, Weinergate refers to New York congressman Anthony Weiner, who allegedly tweeted a photo of the veiled contents of his underwear to a 21-year-old Seattle-area student. Weiner, the congressman, said his Twitter account had been hacked by an outside party and that he did not send that photo to anyone. Weiner also happens to be an old friend of Stewart’s — they shared a Delaware summer beach house 25 years ago — and a frequent guest on the show. READ FULL STORY

Arnold, Tiger, and other celebrity cheating scandals: Which one shocked you the most?

Last week, the geniuses at Taiwan’s Next Media Animation speculated that the Governator’s fondness for “groping” may have been behind Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver’s split. As it turns out, they weren’t too far off base — Schwarzenegger revealed today that he fathered a child with a member of his household’s staff 10 years ago. LIFE.com is taking his confession as an opportunity to revisit previous incidents of celebrity infidelity in a 29-slide gallery called “Cheating Scandals of the Stars.” We begin with Arnold before moving on to the likes of Jesse James, Tiger Woods, Jude Law, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian — both of whom were married when they began seeing each other — and Elizabeth Taylor, whose escapades were too numerous to be confined to just one slide.

Which of these scandals shocked you the most when you first learned about it? READ FULL STORY

Dictionary confirms Mel Gibson might not be 'most beloved actor.' But who is?

beloved adj: dearly loved; dear to the heart.

That’s kind of exactly what I thought the word beloved meant, but you can’t blame me for having to double-check after Jodie Foster told the Associated Press that her Beaver co-star Mel Gibson is “the most beloved actor of anybody I’ve ever worked with in the film business.” Most beloved. Dear to the heart.

I don’t doubt that Foster means what she said, but obviously, there are other people in Hollywood who don’t share her genuine affection for Gibson, especially in light of A) His polarizing direction of The Passion of the Christ, B) His anti-Semitic slurs during his 2006 drunk-driving arrest, and C) Phone recordings of his nasty arguments with the mother of his young daughter. It would be fair to say that Gibson is not universally beloved. READ FULL STORY

Lindsay Lohan receives standing ovation on 'Tonight Show' -- VIDEO

Days after spending a few hours behind bars after a judge ruled she stole a designer necklace and violated her probation, Lindsay Lohan was embraced by the audience of The Tonight Show with a standing ovation. Lohan taped an interview with Jay Leno after yesterday’s show, and the segment will air tonight. According to the Associated Press, the host reportedly asked Lohan about her legal troubles, her time in jail, and what she’s learned from it all, as well as her role in an upcoming John Gotti film.

But about that standing ovation. What does it represent exactly? Is she truly beloved despite all her mistakes? (Or because of them?) Or is a standing ovation just something you do when a celebrity graces you with his or her presence? Watch a short ovation-free clip below. READ FULL STORY

Nicolas Cage's arrest not his first New Orleans spectacle, writes 'GQ' editor

So Nicolas Cage was arrested over the weekend in New Orleans, charged with domestic abuse and disturbing the peace. Dog the Bounty Hunter reportedly bailed him out. (Of course!) It’s a strange, sad story (if true), made only stranger and sadder by the most recent Editor’s Letter in the May issue of GQ. Jim Nelson had a recent close encounter with Cage at a swanky Big Easy restaurant during Mardi Gras, and the surreal, comitragic picture was “as if he were performing Leaving Las Vegas: The Musical for some perverse dinner theater.”

“He moved, stumbled, came closer to our tables.
‘Where’s the REAL girls?’ he moaned.
Huh? A few more paces. He’s a foot away from my andouille sausage. Quick. Someone feed him.
‘WHERE’S THE REAL GIRLS?’ READ FULL STORY

Hugh Grant secretly records chat with former tabloid journalist for true exposé

If you’ve already read Hugh Grant’s article for the New Statesman in which he secretly tape-recorded a conversation with ex-News of the World investigative journalist and paparazzo Paul McMullan, chances are you’re still talking about how awesome it is. If you haven’t read it, do so here.

Grant had met McMullan in December, when his “midlife crisis car” broke down and McMullan stopped to photograph him and then offered him a lift. After some swearing, Grant had to accept the ride, and during the drive, McMullan — someone who’d outed News of the World‘s alleged penchant for phone-hacking, which is back in the headlines again — claimed that Grant himself had been a victim. McMullan invited Grant to someday stop by the pub he owns, and when the New Statesman asked Grant to write a piece for them, he decided to pay McMullan a visit to learn more about tabloid journalism. “You’re not taping, are you?” McMullan asked when their chat started to get juicy. “No,” Grant lies in an admittedly “slightly shrill voice.” READ FULL STORY

Jenn Sterger tells 'GMA' about 'intimidating' Brett Favre scandal, reveals she has never once met the star QB

Jenn Sterger, the woman at the center of the Brett Favre sexting scandal, gave her first-ever interview on the subject to Good Morning America today. The 27-year-old model and TV personality revealed a piece of information almost as shocking as the NSFW text messages and pictures Favre allegedly sent her back in 2008: Sterger has never met Favre, nor did she ever give him her phone number.

“I don’t know him, I’ve never met him,” Sterger told GMA anchor George Stephanopoulos. “I’ve never met the man.” According to Sterger, the extent of their real-world contact was passing each other in the tunnel to the stadium, as she would any other New York Jets player.

Sterger also explained the reason she has kept quiet for so long. (The story broke in 2010 but the text messages and voice mails in question are from 2008). READ FULL STORY

Jenn Sterger to talk Brett Favre scandal on 'Good Morning America'

After 20 years on the gridiron, an NFL record 297 consecutive games played, and more than the occasional controversy along the way, quarterback Brett Favre was probably hoping to quietly slip in to retirement while billionaire owners and millionaire players fought over the threatened 2011 season. Sorry, Brett. Not going to happen.

Jenn Sterger, the former New York Jets employee who reportedly received suggestive voicemails and sexual texts from the married quarterback, is scheduled to speak tomorrow and Wednesday on Good Morning America, six months after news of Favre’s alleged inappropriate behavior became an Internet scandal. (Favre, who left the Jets after one season in 2008, was later fined $50,000 by the league for failing to cooperate fully with their investigation). “I just want my life back,” Sterger tells George Stephanopoulos (clip below). “That’s all I’m asking for.” READ FULL STORY

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