Hollywood set to honor… Hugo Chavez?

It was recently announced that Ellen Degeneres will host next year’s Academy Awards, and now it looks like we might have some insight into who will be honored during the “In Memoriam” tribute.

TheBlaze reports:

It has not been six months since Venezuela’s president for life, Hugo Chavez, passed away. But the despot lives on, honored by a venerated showbiz tabloid, The Hollywood Reporter, listed among “Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2013.”

So a socialist dictator, whose radical policies plunged Venezuela into poverty, is a considered a “notable” Hollywood death…

“Maybe it's just me, but not really sure why TheBlaze is reporting today on Hollywood's most notable deaths,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “During the Oscar telecast, they feature a tribute to the most notable Hollywood deaths. And for some reason, it always honors the celebrities in show biz that died. But may I ask, one of the celebrities, the most notable death, Hollywood's most notable death of 2013 is Hugo Chavez. Now, help me out on this.”

Pat tried his hardest to come up with a logical explanation for Chavez’s inclusion, but he came up empty handed.

“Because he starred in Star Wars – I think it was Episode 6, right? He was Jar Jar Binks,” Pat guessed. “Oh, he was in Les Mis. He plays the inspector. Oh, it was Pirates of the Caribbean.”

No, no, and no.

Glenn, however, did come up with one possibility. “He was in a documentary from Finland called Chavez: Inside the Coup,” Glenn said. “But he played himself because it was [a documentary] about him.

It’s not unusual for political figures to make the list. For example, former New York City Mayor Ed Koch passed away earlier this year, and he is part of The Hollywood Reporter list. But, then again, Koch was a celebrity in his own right.

“So now, Ed Koch also died,” Glenn explained. “Ed Koch was in 13 acting roles and 80 appearances as himself. He also hosted The People's Court when it went back to TV in 1997.”

So just how did Chavez manage to make the cut, and will the Oscar’s dig up some dignified photo of him to display during its telecast?

“I mean, he's the hero of every single person who's in a movie in Hollywood,” Stu concluded. “Sean Penn basically made out with the guy.”

Whitney Webb EXPOSES the REAL power behind Jeffrey Epstein's sexual blackmail network

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Journalist Whitney Webb has a gift for locating power and hunting it in its darkest corners. In her new two-volume book, “One Nation Under Blackmail: The Sordid Union Between Intelligence and Crime that Gave Rise to Jeffrey Epstein,” she exposes the dark truth about Epstein’s extensive criminal operations and the connections to entire networks of power and influence — a web of elites that infiltrates the highest ranks of every sector, including law enforcement, art, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, big business, real estate, philanthropy, media, academia, banking and more.

Webb joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" to expose just how deep Epstein's vast network of corruption and power really went. Was Epstein a government informant? How big is the scandal's body count? And of course, did Epstein actually kill himself?

Webb's research into transhumanism has also given her a terrifying perspective on the World Economic Forum and tech elites, including Elon Musk. People around the world have had enough of these global elites trying to control their lives, and they're starting to elect leaders who are pushing back. But can these new leaders survive the system that people like Klaus Schwab have put in place?

Webb told Glenn that she believes we're actually facing something much bigger than Klaus Schwab.

Watch the full podcast with Whitney Webb below to learn why Glenn says "this is the most important hour I have ever been a part of in broadcast [and] I've done this for 45 years."

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Why Kari Lake is '100% confident' she will WIN Arizona

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Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Thursday to explain why, with over 100,000 votes left to count, she's "100% confident" that she will win against Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs, who currently still holds a narrow lead.

Kari also gave her thoughts on why the ballot counting has been so slow, why that's "embarrassing" for Arizona, and whether Republican senatorial candidate Blake Masters will also win his election.

Watch the video clip below to hear more from Kari. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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We've learned some very valuable lessons from this year's midterm elections so far, but perhaps the most important takeaway should be that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis should be the model for the entire GOP.

"Any Republican that's not willing to look at Ron DeSantis, and see what he did and how he did it, and begin to model themselves after that is a fool. An absolute fool," said Glenn Beck stated on the radio program. "He is not angry. He is not divisive, at least [not] intentionally divisive. That's not his goal. His goal is to be decisive, and decisive people are perceived sometimes as divisive because a lot of people don't want to make changes. It is time to make changes," he stated.

"Second thing, our nation is spiritually lost. Completely lost," Glenn continued. "There is only one savior, and he's not on a ballot. Until we drop the manifest destiny [and] arrogance of 'God's on my side,' we will continue to suffer defeat, hardships, and darkness. And I mean as a nation, we are all going to pay for this. We must be on God's side, and that requires humility."

Glenn went on to say the third big takeaway is that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) "was and is wrong."

"Lukewarm Republicans are not going to defeat the Democrats," Glenn asserted. "Just not being a Democrat is not enough. And Mitch McConnell should feel the ramifications of this loss. Mitt Romney said just last week, he tweeted that a red wave was coming, and it was all thanks to Mitch McConnell. Well, it turns out he was right. What was coming is all thanks to Mitch McConnell."

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn share his midterm takeaways and explain the one path forward he believes still exists for conservative Republicans and for America. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck unpacks the wins, losses, and lessons from the midterms and asks, “Why can’t everyone be like Florida?”

Results are still coming in, but if Republicans take the House, what will they do with a majority? BlazeTV host Stu Burguiere argues the GOP must stop the bleeding and block the worst instincts of the Biden administration. We can’t relax for the next two years and put our hope in a Republican presidential candidate.

Matthew Peterson of the New Founding PAC says, win or lose, “No one is coming to save you”— there are REAL changes you can actually make at the local level. Now is the time to start building careers, communities, and infrastructures that align with your values to better fend off attacks from the Left. “Why be around people who don’t like you?” Make red states redder.

David Barton of WallBuilders brings some much-needed perspective and says the mainstream media was too focused on national issues; there were MAJOR untold wins at the local level. At the end of the day, bold leadership was rewarded.

Finally, Glenn shocks the audience by agreeing with Mitt Romney and apologizes for the creative direction of the graphics featuring Democratic candidates in BlazeTV’s election coverage. Just kidding. They had it coming.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

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