Trending: 'SNL' casts Kellyanne Conway as Pennywise; local news cat thinks its a cougar

“SNL” turns Kellyanne Conway into Pennywise the clown.

@RaisingEll, reacting to a skit from this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” in which Kate McKinnon reprised her role as White House adviser Kellyanne Conway — but with a twist. Conway was depicted as Pennywise, the terrifying clown from the movie “It,” trying to lure Alex Moffat’s Anderson Cooper into the sewers, or at least into letting her appear on TV again. “Kellywise,” who had already lured Cecily Strong’s Rachel Maddow into a sewer, offered Cooper crazy quotes like, “Puerto Rico actually was worse before Hurricane Maria, and the hurricane actually did blow some buildings back together.” Here’s the skit: 

Actor donates paycheck from Woody Allen movie. 

@GriffLightning, actor Griffin Newman, in a tweet thread about how he feels guilty for acting in a scene in a Woody Allen film that is still in production. Newman wrote on Twitter that in the wake of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, he decided to donate his salary from the Allen film to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, because he believes earlier assault allegations against Allen. Here’s the beginning of his thread:

Cat that is not a cougar on local news goes viral.

“There have been spottings of a cougar … and that’s not it — that looks like a housecat.”

Scott Madaus, a local news reporter with Fox 13 Memphis, in a news clip that went viral about a cougar spotting in Hernando, Miss. Madaus was on the scene to report about cellphone footage of what could have been a cougar. In the live shot, he was pointing at the area where the cougar was spotted, and the camera panned over to a cat in the exact same spot, sitting quietly as if it were pretending to be the cougar. The funny cat video went viral.

School district takes “To Kill a Mockingbird” off of junior high reading list.

@NickOrsini, tweeting after the Biloxi, Miss., school district  removed Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” from the eighth-grade curriculum last week. School board vice president Kenny Holloway told the Sun Herald, “There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable.” Holloway also said, “We can teach the same lesson with other books.”

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