9:02pm PT by Lauren Huff
Samantha Bee, Van Jones Sound Off on Kim Kardashian, College Admissions Scandal
Samantha Bee and Van Jones sat down on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live to answer questions about Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, the college admissions scandal and more.
Cohen kicked things off with his guests by asking a series of rapid-fire questions. Of Jones, Cohen particularly wanted to know about his involvement with Kim Kardashian's prison reform efforts at the White House.
When asked about his initial thoughts about Kardashian, Jones said he was surprised. "I think like a lot of people I had her frozen in time back in the Paris Hilton days. But she’s brilliant," the CNN host said. Kardashian, who has said she's working toward becoming a lawyer, will make a good attorney because "she’s incredibly persuasive and eats law books for breakfast," according to Jones.
When asked what it was like watching Kardashian work with Trump, he said it was like watching "a ballerina hypnotize a grizzly bear."
Meanwhile, Bee was tasked with playing the game "Can You Bee Nice?," where she was forced to say nice things about various politicos. For instance, Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway is "the most skillful liar," Vice President Mike Pence is "so consistent," and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is "delightfully stubborn," according to Bee, who is hosting her second Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday.
Next, the two were asked their thoughts on different current pop culture news. Of Beyonce's new Netflix doc Homecoming, which takes an in-depth peek into the phenom's landmark headline performance at last year's Coachella festival, complete with candid footage and interviews, Bee said she hadn't gotten a chance to watch it yet but "couldn't wait" to do so. Jones said he was a big fan. "I love, love, love it, to see black college culture turned into an epic cultural event was awesome," he added.
The next pop culture moment brought up was the recent college admissions scandal that has netted prominent parents and Hollywood stars, including Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. Cohen asked his guests what they thought about the fact that Loughlin could face more prison time than Huffman, to which Bee asked, "Didn't she do more than Felicity Huffman?"
Jones explained that Huffman took a deal earlier, while Loughlin "held out." "If you’re going to hold out, you better have something to fight with. Those prosecutors are not messing around with this case.” (Loughlin and her husband are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters admitted to USC as crew recruits, even though neither of them is a rower. They pleaded not guilty last week. Huffman, who was accused of disguising a $15,000 charitable payment in the bribery scheme for someone to take her oldest daughter's SAT exam, pleaded guilty.)
The duo also played a game called "Name that Full Frontal" where they had to guess the fully-clothed crotch picture of different politicos. Pictures of the crotches of Cory Booker, Anthony Scaramucci, Bill Clinton and others were shown. Jones and Bee ultimately tied in the game.