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EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Sadiesue1828:

“I’ve been on food stamps and welfare. Anybody help me out? No.”

– Craig T. Nelson in video played on The Daily Show

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Wednesday, Sept. 19 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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Larry David narrates Obama film on 'The Daily Show': 'Less bad is better than more bad!'

Look, The Daily Show gets that a lot of Americans feel like they aren’t better off now than they were four years ago. But hey — even if President Obama hasn’t been perfect, he hasn’t made as many mistakes as he could have made. And everyone agrees that less bad is better than more bad… right?

That’s the point driven home by this fake biographical video for Obama. It points out how, as president, he put in place an “economic stimulus package that definitely didn’t ruin the country” and managed to keep the unemployment rating below 12 percent, “or 19! Or 80! There’s no limit to how high numbers can go!” As for Obamacare? “It’s better than cancer!” The whole thing is narrated by Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David, a guy who knows a thing or two about optimistic pessimism.

Check out the devastating and funny — or is that devastatingly funny? — clip below.

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Summer TV Awards: Your nominations wanted!

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Feeling guilty over the amount of time you’ve spent indoors watching TV since May? Here’s your vindication: Our first annual Summer TV Awards. Help us celebrate the good and call out the bad. Copy and paste the list of categories below into a comment and write in your nominations. Come back tomorrow afternoon when the official nominations are announced and the polls open!

UPDATE: The polls are now open! (And thank you for your patience with the comments not always publishing. We’re looking into it.)

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Robert Pattinson's 10 best 'Daily Show' faces

We all know what Robert Pattinson did and didn’t say on The Daily Show. But during the charming interview — adeptly facilitated by Jon Stewart — Pattinson graced audiences with his good looks and sometimes awkwardly excited movements. Here are our favorite R-Patz faces from the interview.

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Robert Pattinson, Jon Stewart talk about Kristen Stewart scandal and eat ice cream on 'Daily Show'

will say about…the Olympics.”

(Not so) shockingly, the duo didn’t talk about the London Games, but the second Pattinson came out, Stewart dove right in to Awkwardville. After a purposely long pause, Stewart asked, “What have you been up to?” and handed Pattinson some ice cream. Stewart then announced, “We’re just a couple of gals talking….tell me everything!”

A nervous-looking Pattinson didn’t really answer the question, but after being asked again if he was alright, dove into a bit where he shared that he didn’t have a publicist, and that was the real issue.  “My biggest problem in my life is that I’m cheap. I didn’t hire a publicist. Every awkward interview, normally actors get these things scripted… I’m going to hire a publicist,” he said with a laugh. Watch the clip below. READ FULL STORY

Chris Rock thinks YouTube has ruined stand-up comedy

Chris Rock hates YouTube. The comedian stopped by The Daily Show last night to promote his film 2 Days in New York and discussed his reluctance to perform stand-up in the era of YouTube. Rock thinks the platform deprives comedians of small-stage practice time and prevents them from ever re-telling jokes. ”It’s hard to go to the clubs cuz’ people [videotape] your sh– all the time, like before it’s ready,” he said.

Jon Stewart compared YouTube’s effect on stand-up to the adverse impact of television on vaudeville, and Rock concurred. Unlike musicians who are encouraged by fans to perform old hits, he said comedians are booed for repeating old material: “[Audience members say] ‘How dare you say the same funny thing you said last year!'”

Watch the video below (scroll to the five-minute mark, if you’re in a rush): READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart blasts NBC for not airing Olympic tribute to terror victims

Some of the criticisms about NBC’s Olympics coverage aren’t entirely fair. No one likes watching tape-delayed sporting events with commercial breaks every three minutes. But NBC is a corporate entity whose purpose is to soak up advertising dollars — it’s not like another network would be any better. (Unless the Games moved to HBO, in which case all the athletes would be revealed as unlikable morally ambiguous narcissists who despise the world almost as much as they despise themselves, which would be awesome for all two million people watching.) But the network made one decision with their coverage that is indefensible: When Danny Boyle’s opening ceremonies featured an extended tribute to the victims of the 7/7 London bombings, NBC cut away to an interview between Ryan Seacrest and Michael Phelps.

Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart didn’t hold back from taking the network to task for this decision. READ FULL STORY

Louis C.K. weighs in on Daniel Tosh controversy on 'Daily Show' -- VIDEO

Louis C.K. went on fellow comedian Jon Stewart’s show last night to clear a few things up: Namely, that when he’s on vacation in the great outdoors of Vermont, he’s not reading the Internet.

That was C.K.’s explanation on The Daily Show for the controversy that erupted when he tweeted to Daniel Tosh: “your show makes me laugh every time I watch it. And you have pretty eyes.”

Because of the timing, people read the message as a show of support for Tosh, who came under fire last week after allegedly making a joke about rape. Tosh has since issued an apology. According to C.K., he had no idea the controversy was going on, and he was simply stating that he enjoys the program Tosh.0. Watch the video below.
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Steve Carell returns to 'Daily Show' as an author -- VIDEO

Where can I buy 50 Shades of Yams?

That was my takeaway from Steve Carell’s appearance on his old stomping grounds. Carell, who committed to his “serious author” look with glasses and a five-o’clock shadow, visited Jon Stewart and The Daily Show to share that while he “dabbled” in acting, he was really a full-time author.

Kicking off with his work The Last Pharaoh: Egypt’s transition from the Mubarak era, Carell took Stewart through several of his books, ending with a callback to the popular Daily Show segment Produce Pete. If we’re putting in book requests for old Carell characters, I’m still holding out hope for Somehow I Manage.

Sure, the whole thing was a joke promoting Carell’s upcoming film, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, but note to Daily Show producers (and book agents!): I’d be interested in reading all of these stories — especially that Steve Jobs one.

Watch the interview below: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: War arrives on 'Game of Thrones,' the return of Jon Stewart, and the MTV Movie Awards

All season, HBO has been pointing towards tonight’s Game of Thrones with promos promising, “War is Coming.” Well, the Battle of the Blackwater commences tonight with an episode written by George R.R. Martin himself. I can’t decide whether this specific show’s timing — on Memorial Day weekend — is forgivably unfortunate or somehow appropriate, but it seems at home during a weekend of classic war films that’s then followed by a star-studded trip back to the Spanish Civil War and a reimagining of the Snow White fairy tale that almost looks influenced by Thrones.

SUNDAY, MAY 27
Game of Thrones, HBO, 9 p.m.

The season 2 finale is next week, but this is the episode fans of Martin’s second book, A Clash of Kings, have been waiting to see. Can it possibly equal the epic scenes they’ve imagined in their minds? The preview promo certainly doesn’t disappoint. READ FULL STORY

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