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Trevor Noah just wants Sean Hannity to admit that he was wrong about the GOP memo. And to eat a pile of horse poop. (Please note that the clip includes some adult language.)  

On Monday night, “The Daily Show” host turned his attention to the controversial memo that President Trump claims “totally vindicates” him in regards to “the Russia Witch Hunt.” While Noah was more than skeptical of Trump’s assertion, he did concede that the president didn’t really specify which “Trump” he was referring to in his celebratory tweet

But Noah was not the only person who doubted Trump’s claim about the GOP memo. 

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Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen at the 2016 Academy Awards.
Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen at the 2016 Academy Awards. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen have broken up after three years as a couple, she announced Monday on Twitter.

“The great @michaelsheen & I consciously uncoupled over Christmas. I mean, not ‘over Christmas’ - like that wasn’t the fight that ended it. No fight. We just live in different countries & it got hard. Felt we should just tell y’all so u stop askin, ‘How’s Michael/How’s Sarah?’”

Alas, Silverman’s comedic timing wasn’t 100% on the ball this time around.

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The “Muppet Babies” have a new nanny. Actress Jenny Slate has been tapped to voice the Muppets’ caretaker in the upcoming Disney Junior reboot

Voiced by Barbara Billingsley of “Leave It to Beaver” fame in the original series, Miss Nanny was the Muppet Babies’ kind caregiver whose face was never seen on the show. Instead she was shown rocking a pair of iconic green striped tights and purple sneakers to go with her pink skirt and purple sweater. 

The new Miss Nanny, as seen in the video clip above, has gotten a bit of a makeover. While her wardrobe’s color palette remains familiar, her green tights now will feature patterns that change for each episode to match the story’s theme. But she will still only will be seen from the torso down. 

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I can't tell you the last time I met a female engineer, and I've never worked with a female producer, and that's crazy to me. I want other young women to be inspired to do it. I really don't get why there isn't more.

Kesha, second from right, was supported by more than a dozen female musicians during her performance at the 60th Grammy Awards on Jan. 28.
Kesha, second from right, was supported by more than a dozen female musicians during her performance at the 60th Grammy Awards on Jan. 28. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

The fallout over gender bias in the recording industry ratcheted up another notch Monday. Several top female music executives reportedly sent a sharply worded letter of protest to the board of the Recording Academy, according to the New York Times.

The letter described the organization as “woefully out of touch,” on the heels of a recent USC survey showing that 90.7% of all Grammy Awards nominees over the past five years have been male. 

The issue came to a head at last week’s awards ceremony in New York, where just one Grammy was bestowed on a solo female on the telecast: the new artist award given to Alessia Cara.

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Uma Thurman has clarified her remarks about an accident during “Kill Bill” filming.
Uma Thurman has clarified her remarks about an accident during “Kill Bill” filming. (Jennifer S. Altman / For The Times)

Uma Thurman took to Instagram on Monday to clarify her remarks regarding a car accident that took place on the set of “Kill Bill.” 

In an interview with the New York Times published over the weekend, Thurman detailed the alleged attempted assault she suffered at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, as well as information regarding a horrific crash she suffered on the set of the 2003 martial-arts film.

Thurman alleged that she was pressured to perform a driving stunt herself instead of relying on a stunt person and was injured after losing control of the vehicle and crashing into a palm tree.

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No matter how excited people are for “Avengers: Infinity War,” it’s difficult to stoke more excitement in a 30-second Super Bowl spot than in a full-fledged trailer.

After dropping a 2-minute, 24-second trailer in November, Sunday’s “Infinity War” tease was more about keeping fans excited than offering new insights.

What was exciting, however, was finally getting a look at the new shield being toted by Captain America (Chris Evans). 

Paul Simon, photographed in 2016, will embark on his farewell tour starting May 16 in Vancouver, B.C.
Paul Simon, photographed in 2016, will embark on his farewell tour starting May 16 in Vancouver, B.C. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

Paul Simon will undertake what is being billed as his farewell tour, which will begin May 16 in Vancouver, B.C., and including two nights at the Hollywood Bowl on May 22 and 23, bringing to an end a touring career that has spanned more than 50 years.

“I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I'd consider bringing my performing career to a natural end,” Simon, 76, said in a statement. “Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief.

“I love making music,” he added, “my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians. I think about music constantly. I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts.”

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Through a series of daring escapades, young Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.

After serving up a tantalizing tease during Sunday’s Super Bowl, Lucasfilm released the first trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” on “Good Morning America” on Monday.

The film delves into the origins of everyone’s favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder Han Solo as he encounters many of the most influential beings in his life for the first time, including Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian and the Millennium Falcon. 

Alden Ehrenreich offers his spin on young Solo, attempting to channel Harrison Ford’s cheeky impertinence, and Donald Glover steps into Billy Dee Williams’ shoes as young Calrissian. 

Kim Cattrall.
Kim Cattrall. (Justin Tallis / AFP / Getty Images)

Kim Cattrall’s missing brother has been found dead, the actress confirmed Sunday, a day after she posted a missing persons notice and asked for the public’s help in locating him. 

“It is with great sadness that myself and my family announce the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Chris Cattrall,” the “Sex and the City” star tweeted. She thanked people on social media for their “outpouring of love and support.”

Shortly after the British Canadian actress’ post, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police tweeted a confirmation. Chris Cattrall’s body was found on his rural property in southern Alberta, and the death did not appear to be suspicious, police told CTV News.