R. Eric Thomas

R. Eric Thomas

R Eric Thomas is a Senior Staff Writer at ELLE.com, home of his daily humor column "Eric Reads the News," which skewers politics, pop culture, celebrity shade, and schadenfreude. He is also always here for anything related to brunch, Broadway, or Beyoncé.

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Nancy Pelosi's Iconic Pity Clap at the SOTU Will Sustain Me for Life

History was made last night (though not by Trump).

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Please Allow Me Time to Process Beto O'Rourke's New Beard

I mustache some questions about this new lewk.

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This Video of Trump Trying to Hold Melania's Hand Is Absolute Agony

Theory: no one at the White House knows how hands work.

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Deciphering the Meaning of 2017's Celebrity Christmas Trees

What are they trying to tell us? Merry Christmas? Possible.

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The Omarosa Firing Saga Is Just the Christmas Present I Needed

Did she attempt to break into the White House residence?

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Trump Gives Speech in Which He Seems to Have No Idea Melania Is Standing Right Next to Him

Twitter thinks the President was fooled by the First Lady's outfit in a recently surfaced video. You be the judge.

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Cher Delivers an Epic Smackdown on Twitter

Don't mess with the "Believe" singer.

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