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November 14, 2019

Ah, the ever-changing winds of Hollywood. One decade, you're the hot young star at the center of your own action franchise; the next, you're the grizzled old mentor paired with the new hot young star.

That's exactly what happened to Mark Wahlberg, who was slated to star as the main character in a big-budget adaptation of the PlayStation video game series Uncharted in 2010, reports Entertainment Weekly. After languishing in Hollywood purgatory for a while, Uncharted is back on… with Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland set to play the hero, and with Wahlberg set to play his older, cigar-chomping mentor Sully. (To be fair: If anyone can appreciate a new kid on the block, it's Wahlberg.) Read more at Entertainment Weekly. Scott Meslow

September 10, 2019

It appears even the White House was unaware National Security Adviser John Bolton's ouster was coming even one hour before it happened.

President Trump shortly before noon on Tuesday announced that Bolton is leaving the administration, writing that he "asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning," also throwing him under the bus by writing that he "disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions."

This tweet was sent at 11:58 a.m. ET. Just about an hour beforehand, at 10:55 a.m. ET the White House sent out a schedule saying Bolton would speak at a press briefing that afternoon, according to New York magazine's Olivia Nuzzi.

The White House tells Nuzzi that Bolton resigned after that schedule was sent out, i.e. sometime in that hour between the schedule's release and Trump's tweet. Needless to say, Bolton, who is now going around publicly disputing Trump's version of events, won't speak at that press briefing anymore, and he has reportedly already left the building. Brendan Morrow

June 12, 2017

When Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed last month to head the independent investigation into the Trump team's possible ties to Russian election meddling, he received bipartisan support, with many Republicans praising his integrity and expertise.

One of those people, RealClearPolitics' Rebecca Berg points out, was former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich:

But by Sunday, Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow refused to promise that the president would not fire Mueller. "I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise, but that again is an issue that the president with his advisers would discuss if there was a basis," Sekulow said. Suddenly, many of Trump's allies began discussing booting Mueller to the curb.

One of those people was ... Newt Gingrich:

To be fair to Gingrich, the past 25 days have felt really, really long. Jeva Lange

Update 12:11 p.m. ET: Gingrich explained why he changed his mind on Mueller so fast in a tweet Monday, which you can read below.

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