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Kristen Bell Reading Trump’s Tweets In Gossip Girl Voice Is All We’ve Ever Wanted

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Unsurprisingly, it works quite well

Kristen Bell, the actress behind the disembodied voice of Gossip Girl in the iconic series of the same name, solidified herself as an integral part of our adolescent lives (along with her role of Veronica Mars, of course). During her appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday, the two realized that the snark of her signature Gossip Girl delivery would perfectly accompany another expert pot-stirrer: the current president of the United States.

“We feel as though a lot of Donald Trump’s tweets feel very gossipy,” Meyers said. “We’ve asked if you wouldn’t mind reading a few of them with the classic Gossip Girl sendoff.” Thankfully, she obliged. One look at Trump’s Twitter account is enough to make one wonder if the tweets were written by a person holding the highest public office in America, or a moody teenager. Bell cleared that right up—it was definitely the latter. 

She resurrected her Upper East Side best to read a few of Trump’s ridiculous, shallow tweets in a way that perfectly highlighted their absurdity. Among her perfect renditions were tweets on the “covfefe” fiasco and, of course, one which unnecessarily brought up Hillary Clinton. Meyers also took the opportunity to throw in a tweet from the president in which he himself was “roasted,” telling Bell that “just to hear my name in your voice would be an honor.” She ended each tweet with an XOXO, of course.

This is definitely how we’re going to read Trump’s tweets, or really any statement of his, in our heads from now on. Watch Bell give Trump’s tweets a Gossip Girl flair, below.


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We're shook and shaking our heads

Awards season is indeed on the horizon. Today the nominees for the 71st annual Emmy Award nominations were announced, crowning the best in television programming over the past year—from June 1, 2018, through May 31, 2019, specifically. For some performers, creators, crews, networks, and fans, this is a time for celebration and congratulations. For others, it's a moment of disappointment; or at the very least, an opportunity to complain a little bit.

Here are my snubs, surprises, and the nominations that I'm so excited about I could scream.

Snub: Tracee Ellis-Ross in 'black-ish'

Three-time Emmy nominee Tracee Ellis-Ross was not nominated for her role in black-ish, and I would like to speak to the manager.

Snub: 'The Masked Singer'

The Masked Singer might seem gimmicky, but it's actually really good and has shaken up the monotony of other singing competition shows. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough for the Emmy voters.

Surprise: 'Surviving R. Kelly'

I was admittedly surprised to see Surviving R. Kelly validated as one of the most impactful docu-series of the year. It has changed the conversation about sexual assault and grooming and added pressure to law enforcement to hold the singer accountable. It was nominated for Best Informational Series or Special.

Snub: Julia Roberts in 'Homecoming'

Julia Roberts stepped off of her well-established film actress pedestal to bring a PODCAST to life, and this is the thanks she gets? She killed it in Homecoming, and yet it didn't get a single nomination.

Surprise: Beyoncé's 'Homecoming'

Speaking of Homecoming, Beyoncé's Netflix documentary about her 2018 Coachella performance—which doubled as a tribute to HBCUs—was nominated for Best Variety Special. All she has to do is win this, snag an Oscar for The Lion King soundtrack, and put Broadway in her GPS, and Beyhive, we have ourselves an EGOT!

Snub: 'Gentleman Jack'

Gentleman Jack didn't get a single nomination. It hasn't even been a full month since Pride, and we're already shitting on gay rights. Wow.

Snub: 'Grace & Frankie'

I know that Grace & Frankie went off the rails a little bit this year, so I get the show being absent from the Best Comedy Series category. But for neither Lily Tomlin or Jane Fonda to be recognized just feels… wrong.

Snub: 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse'

Jessica Lange is that bitch and deserves her nomination for returning to American Horror Story: Apocalypse. But Evan Peters should have received some recognition for wearing that terrible wig while he played a Satan-worshipping tech bro; Sarah Paulson carried the show; and nothing but respect to MY antichrist, Cody Fern.

Snub: 'Haunting of Hill House'

Another horror series that deserved a chance this year was Haunting of Hill House. It was scary as hell, but also a great drama about a family dealing with grief and trauma. It could be that the Emmy voters were too damn terrified to make it to the end, though. Fair.

Surprise: Billy Porter in 'Pose'

Billy Porter got a Lead Actor nomination for Pose, and I can't think of anyone more deserving. I can't wait to see what he wears on award night.

Surprise: Jharrel Jerome In 'When They See Us'

It cannot be understated how much Jharrel Jerome deserves his nomination for Lead Actor in a Limited Drama Series. His performance in Ava DuVernay's When They See Us still haunts me.

Surprise: Kit Harington In 'Game of Thrones'

Kit Harington as Best Actor. IKYFL.

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