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Stephen Colbert Tries to Out-Do Joe Rogan’s Offer to Moderate Trump, Biden Debate

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Stephen Colbert upped the ante on podcast host Joe Rogan’s attempt to host a presidential debate, setting up some exciting parameters of his own for a face-off between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden on The Late Show.

Last week on Rogan’s podcast, he and MMA fighter Tim Kennedy discussed the possibility of a Rogan-moderated debate. Afterward, Kennedy asked Twitter who wanted this four-hour debate with no live audience, and Trump — who seems to believe the debates are the prime place for Biden a gaffe, or at least an opportunity to baselessly accuse him of using performance-enhancing drugs  — enthusiastically responded with, “I do!”

“Don’t get your hopes up, Rogan,” Colbert cracked. “Trump has a long record of not meaning it when he says, ‘I do.’”

Colbert also joked that it was “about damn time that we had a debate moderated by the former host of Fear Factor. ‘Gentlemen, you’ve got three minutes to outline your plan for comprehensive infrastructure reform while you eat donkey testicles.’”

Not willing to let a golden opportunity slip away, Colbert pitched his idea for a Late Show-style debate between Trump and Biden. One potential format, he joked, would be eight hours in a locked room with no cameras or crowds, just “one boardwalk caricature artist” and the “winner’s whichever candidate has the biggest head.”

Alternately, Colbert offered, “I’m talking one stage, one podium, on wheels, zips back and forth, two competitors, two shields, one man has a sword, the other one has a net and a trident, one hungry lion, in a colosseum, each man will get 30 minutes to make one meal from the ingredients found in our mystery basket!”

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Chris Harrison Talks Bachelorette Craziness

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Bring “lots of gauze,” Chris Harrison teases in his new interview with E! News, because “your mind is going to explode” when we see Clare Crawley‘s new season of The Bachelorette.

“This is an explosive season, it is a wild, explosive season and it starts quickly with Clare,” Chris explains to Lauren Piester of what fans can expect from the upcoming Bachelorette. “She is emotional and wears her heart on her sleeve and I think she was just…determined to come in here and find the love of her life. And that’s what she was set to do.”

Little has been confirmed about the upcoming season of The Bachelorette, but that hasn’t stopped rumors from circulating amongst fans. In August, multiple sources told E! that Clare’s journey would be a short-lived one, as she apparently found “the one” quite early on in the process.

Later, it was reported that Tayshia Adams is replacing Clare as The Bachelorette. If true, it would be the very first time a Bachelorette stepped down midseason. 

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‘Super Healthy’ 19-Year-Old Athlete Dies Of Coronavirus After Returning To College

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COVID-19 is still taking lives, whether certain politicians are forcing schools to open or not. And no, it isn’t just something otherwise healthy people don’t have to worry about.

A 19-year-old college student who was said to be “super healthy” died of serious neurological complications from the coronavirus after contracting the disease upon returning to college.

According to The New York Times, Chad Dorrill, a sophomore at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, was a long-distance runner and basketball player in “tremendous shape” before he succumbed to the illness.

His uncle, David Dorrill, told the publication:

“He was healthy… Skinny. Could run six miles without any issue. He ran with us less than three weeks ago, in fact. He was healthy — until this hit.”

In a message to students on Tuesday, university chancellor Sheri Everts explained that Chad had returned to school, living off-campus and taking online classes, when he started to develop flu-like symptoms. His mother encouraged him to come home, quarantine, and get tested for COVID-19; he ended up testing positive on September 7.

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Chad went back to Boone after 10 days of quarantining at home, but he soon developed severe neurological complications from the virus, which affected his mobility — something doctors had “never seen” before. His uncle shared:

“When he tried to get out of bed his legs were not working, and my brother had to carry him to the car and take him to the emergency room. The doctor said it was a one-in-a-million case — that they’d never seen something progress the way it did. It was a COVID complication that rather than attacking his respiratory system attacked his brain.”

Just unimaginable… There’s still so much we don’t know about this virus.

The teen’s condition worsened, until his family removed him from life support on September 28. Dr. Colin McDonald, chair of neurology at the hospital, said the staff was “devastated” to lose Chad, telling the Times:

“We are doing everything we can to figure out why this happened.”

Chad’s uncle added that it’s unclear how the student contracted the illness, but noted that the athlete “told us he was always careful to wear a mask.”

The school’s chancellor explained in her message to students that Chad’s “family’s wishes are for the university to share a common call to action so our entire campus community recognizes the importance of following COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines.” Per the Times, there have been at least 130,000 cases of COVID-19 at more than 1,300 colleges across the country since schools reopened this fall. At least 70 people have died.

Be safe out there, y’all.

[Image via Appalachian State University/YouTube]

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Ms. Marvel: Canadian newcomer Iman Vellani cast as Kamala Khan

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Ms. Marvel has been found! One of the latest Marvel and Disney Plus shows has been searching for its lead star and has found her in an up and coming Canadian actor.

Embiggen your hearts, Marvel fans! Ms. Marvel has been found, reports Deadline.

Iman Vellani, a young actor hailing from Ontario, Canada will be taking on the lead role of Kamala Khan in Marvel and Disney Plus’s new series.

Despite not having any on-screen credits under her belt, Vellani has already been making a name for herself in the industry.

She was a member of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival Next Wave committee that helped choose some of the festival’s diverse picks.

With the Ms. Marvel role, Vellani will be paving the way for even more diversity in the Marvel universe that has only recently started including ethnically diverse superheroes.

Though Marvel and Disney have yet to comment on the news, Ms. Marvel comics writer G. Willow Wilson confirmed the news via Twitter.

Vellani’s fellow Marvel actor, Kumail Nanjiani, the franchise’s first subcontinental superhero, who will be appearing in 2021’s Eternals, congratulated the young actor on landing the role.

Simu Liu, who will be headlining Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, also slated for a 2021 release, hails from Canada, and took to Twitter to welcome Vellani to the universe.

Ms. Marvel is still in development, but Vellani is already set to make a beloved franchise richer than it was before.

Ms. Marvel: What do we know so far?

The Ms. Marvel comics introduced Kamala Khan as the first Muslim superhero in the Marvel comics universe in 2014.

Khan, a Pakistani-American with immigrant parents, developed superpowers from Terrigen mist. She can morph parts of her body and uses the ability to fight villains in her hometown of Jersey City.

Following her solo series, Ms. Marvel joined the Champions and the Secret Warriors. She has featured in numerous animated Marvel shows and videogames, including the 2020 Avengers game.

Vellani is the first cast member to be announced for the show. Bad Boys for Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will be directing episodes of the series, alongside Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Meera Menon, who will also be serving as showrunners. Bisha K Ali is set to be the head writer for the show.

No other details are available thus far, but we can assume that the first season of the Ms. Marvel show will follow her origin story.

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What are you looking forward to seeing in the Ms. Marvel show? Tell us in the comments below.

The Ms. Marvel show is still in development for Marvel and Disney Plus.

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