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You can't sit with us! UK's The Guardian reports that former President Bill Clinton's infamous intern Monica Lewinsky was barred from sitting in the former Vice President Al Gore's luxury box during an advertising festival in Cannes. Invited to sit with other VIPs in the mayoral box at the Palais de Festivals during the Cannes Lions fest on Saturday, June 20, Lewinsky ended up moving to the main audience's general seating for the night's program without explanation. It is not clear if Lewinsky's seat was reassigned at [...] »
Monica Lewinsky's got a voice and she's not afraid to use it! The 41-year-old may always be known as the woman who had an affair with former president Bill Clinton -- but she's using her platform to speak out about public shaming and bullying, something she knows a lot about. Lewinsky was all business in a gingham dress and blue pumps as she gave a powerful keynote speech on Thursday at the Cannes Lions festival, where she received a standing ovation. Monica made a lot of the same points she made during her recent Ted talk in March, where she touched on being "patient zero" in the age of online shaming. This time around, she browe down the vicious cycle of cyberbullying in the media itself. How is the money made?" she reportedly said to the crowd. "Clicks. The more shame, the more clicks. The more clicks, the more advertising dollars. »
- tooFab Staff
Legends from the worlds of politics, music, television and film came together on Friday, June 19 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles to mourn the death and celebrate the life of late television producer Michael King. From President Bill Clinton to Sylvester Stallone to Don Henley, the stars came out in full force to pay tribute to a man who not only built a TV empire, but according to the evening's speakers, was a loving father, friend and philanthropist. King, whose company King World Productions spearheaded the syndication of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and created The Oprah
- Matthew Cole Weiss
Five episodes were provided for review prior to broadcast.
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and the politicians are as useless as you’d expect. In HBO’s broad yet biting geopolitical satire The Brink, a military coup in Pakistan sends Secretary of State Walter Larson (Tim Robbins) and the rest of the President’s war room into crisis mode, but even the prospect of nuclear armageddon isn’t enough to stop them from lobbing crude insults across the table like verbal hand-grenades.
A sturdy companion piece for the network’s Veep, which shares The Brink‘s jaundiced views of world politics, the series is essentially a lower-brow Dr. Strangelove tackling today’s thick-headed foreign policy in the Middle East. Absurdist with a feather-light touch, it features a cast of characters for whom doomsday is at the push of a button – and whose fingers are perpetually hovering over said button, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Bill Clinton sat down with Jon Stewart Wednesday night to discuss his thoughts on Donald Trump’s presidential bid, and he had surprising words. Bill Clinton On Donald Trump’s Presidential Bid The 2016 presidential race is ramping up, and Trump is the newest candidate to throw his hat in the ring. “So I know you have been a Hillary […]
- Shantel Whitaker
While it would be unseemly, Brian Williams should probably send fruit baskets to George Stephanopoulos and Bill O’Reilly. Because while the onetime NBC News anchor’s crimes against journalism can be viewed a bit less severely with the benefit of hindsight, his network’s sluggish handling of the controversy looks considerably worse.
Essentially, NBC spent more than four months being peppered by uncomfortable questions after suspending Williams for embellishing tales in TV interviews — apparently to buff up his image and be more entertaining on talk shows – to get back to the place where the situation appeared to be headed all along. Williams doesn’t deserve to be drummed out of the TV news business entirely, but he’s no longer fit to serve as the premiere face of NBC News, even in the slightly devalued real estate of nightly news.
NBC can be given some latitude for wanting to conduct a thorough investigation, »
- Brian Lowry
President Bill Clinton is probably voting for wife Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election (or at least, we should hope so...), should she win the Democratic primaries, but what does he think about Donald Trump? The Republican real estate mogul and The Celebrity Apprentice host announced his own bid earlier this week. Trump had fuelled speculation he would run before many previous elections. "My first question is an obvious one—I know you've been a Hillary Clinton supporter for president for quite some time," Jon Stewart joked to Bill on The Daily Show on Wednesday. "Does Donald Trump's entry into the race in any way complicate that or change the way »
Killer Mike joined Larry Wilmore for the The Nightly Show's panel discussion Monday where Wilmore, the rapper, head writer Robin Thede and comedian Natasha Leggero cracked wise about the absurd, ongoing saga of Rachel Dolezal.
While Killer Mike (real name Michael Render) did not get as vociferous and poignant while speaking about Dolezal — a white woman who for years portrayed herself as black before she was outed by her parents — as he has on issues like police brutality, the rapper was thoughtful and jovial throughout the discussion.
He joked about Dolezal's mall tan, »
“Disruptive technology” has become one of the favorite buzz phrases in today’s media environment, referring to innovations that have rapidly reshaped the industry. Yet long before many of those gadgets came into being, Rupert Murdoch was, in many ways, the great disruptor.
At first blush, it’s strange to think of Murdoch — who was 56 years old when the Fox network made its primetime debut in 1987 — as some sort of renegade. As the head of a major media conglomerate, he’s been a firmly entrenched part of the establishment.
Through the series of deals on which he built Fox, however, as well as the expansion of the studio, Murdoch has seldom been bound by convention. And his fierce competitive tactics ratcheted up the media business to a level of guerrilla warfare, complete with surprise attacks and psychological ploys.
Nigel Buchanan for Variety
Much of Murdoch’s bare-knuckled style comes from his background in newspapers, »
- Brian Lowry
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was inspired by Rachel Dolezal ... and even Caitlyn Jenner ... to step forward and reveal a huge secret of his own. Kareem said, "I've decided to come out with the truth. I am not tall (#shortstuff)" ... in a Time article. The absurd, and clearly tongue-in-cheek confession ... came in an op-ed piece Kareem wrote about Dolezal ... hours after her resignation from her NAACP presidency. Abdul-Jabbar added, "Although I've been claiming to be 7'2" for many decades, »
- TMZ Staff
If NBC News wants to breakup with Brian Williams, the embattled anchor’s attorney won’t make it easy. Robert Barnett, a renowned attorney in Washington, D.C. who’s also negotiated book deals for Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, is making negotiations “excruciating” for NBC News, according to a New York Daily News report. “The longer this goes on, the better it is for Brian and Bob (Barnett) and the worse NBC looks,” a network insider said. “It’s become excruciating for NBC executives who really just want to get past this moment and move on.” Also read: »
- Jordan Chariton
If you can believe it, it's been nearly a month since David Letterman's final "Late Show." What's he been up to in the early days of retirement? Dave gave an interview to an old buddy at Indianapolis Monthly, talking about how it's been tough to get back to doing things for himself again -- like answering his own phones. (He was serious.) Dave was also asked about the many guests in his long late-night career, specifically whether he prayed before interviewing someone he was particularly anxious about hosting.
Here's Dave's answer:
I wouldn't call it a prayer, but I would sometimes have a conversation with myself in the shower before the show. Warren Zevon was on years ago, and we all knew he was dying. I was at a loss because I couldn't think of an entry point for a conversation with a dying man on a television show that's supposed to be silly. »
- Gina Carbone
Hillary Clinton's Instagram game is on! The 2016 presidential hopeful only joined this realm of filtered squares yesterday, but she's already got a lifetime of accomplishments up on display! In a mere six posts--including one "Living History" video--@hillaryclinton has brought the social media world up to date on what she's been doing throughout the years to advance women's rights and gay rights. This particular clip includes photos from Hillary's childhood, her wedding to Bill Clinton (!), family trips to Disneyland and her own daughter Chelsea Clinton becoming a mother. We also look back and see her as first lady, New York's first elected female Senator and U.S. Secretary of State. »
“Jurassic World,” Colin Trevorrow’s revival of the dino-franchise, hits theaters today, and though reviews are quite divided (with ours on the strongly positive end of the spectrum), it seems likely that it’ll be a box-office Indominus Rex, and its projected to open well over $100 million. Dinosaurs tearing into the box office this weekend is just one of the reasons that sends us back to the summer of 1993. Bill Clinton announced his “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for the military. Prince changed his name to The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. And at the movies, “Jurassic Park” dominated, taking over $914 million worldwide, more money than any movie up to that point (not adjusted for inflation), holding the record until “Titanic” arrived four years later. So “Jurassic World” has inspired considerable nostalgia for that time at Playlist HQ, and we thought (as we did for the summer of »
- Jessica Kiang and Oliver Lyttelton
Presidential candidates doing the rounds on late-night TV goes back to JFK and Nixon, but for every success story there’s a campaign-damaging cautionary tale
When most people think of politicians campaigning for the highest office in the land on late-night talk shows, the first image that comes to mind is probably Bill Clinton’s legendary visit to Arsenio Hall. He played the sax with the house band, while wearing a pair of Blues Brothers sunglasses and although it’s never been proven that his visit paved the way to the White House, it sure didn’t hurt.
It has just been announced that Jeb Bush will appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on 16 June, a day after the dynastic political heir and former Florida governor is likely to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the presidential election. Based on the history of such appearances, it »
- Brian Moylan
Chris Martin showed his support for Joe Biden as the Vice President laid his son Beau Biden to rest Saturday afternoon in Delaware. Close to 1,000 mourners inside St. Anthony of Padau Catholic Church enjoyed a performance from the Coldplay frontman who delivered an acoustic version of "Til Kingdom Come." "For you, I'd wait 'til kingdom come," he sang in front of guests including Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama and his family. "Until my days, my days are done." According to Delaware Online, Martin heard about Beau's love and appreciation for Coldplay music. As a result, he volunteered to fly in and sing for the emotional memorial. The »
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said her exclusive interview with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar “isn’t going to be a cross-examination of a family.” “I want to hear their story. And I think America wants to hear their story now,” Kelly also said Monday. She will exclusively interview the parents from TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting” in their first public appearance since news broke that their son Josh molested five underage girls when he was a teenager. Kelly was particularly disturbed that some in the media have tried to attach the Duggar scandal to the Gop. “Bill Clinton was accused. »
- Joe Otterson
Hillary Clinton will be back in Los Angeles later this month for another round of Hollywood fundraising. The presidential hopeful is scheduled to arrive on June 19 for an event at the home of HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo and his partner, Sonny Ward, according to media reports. Clinton is also expected to attend an event hosted by “Seabiscuit” actor Tobey Maguire and his wife, Jennifer Meyer. The cost per event will be $2,700 per person. Also Read: Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to Run for President Clinton made her first fundraising trip to California in May when she visited »
- Debbie Emery
Many online users are not happy that Lena Dunham endorses Hillary Clinton for president in the 2016 election, while the Girls star and creator has fired back at her critics in a, well, interesting way. Hillary, 67, a Democratic Party Leader, former Secretary of State and wife of former two-term President Bill Clinton, 68, had announced her presidential bid, her second, on April 12. If she wins, she would become the first female U.S. president in its 238-year history. After her announcement, Dunham, 29, expressed her support on Instagram. On Friday, she shared a selfie of herself at Hillary's headquarters in New York City, holding a blue campaign bumper sticker in »
'The Contender' movie hero: Joan Allen as the virtuous Sen. Laine Hanson. 'The Contender' movie: Exceptional Joan Allen in intriguing but ultimately wimpy political drama "Principles only mean anything when we stick by them when they're inconvenient," says Senator Laine Hanson, played by Joan Allen in Rod Lurie's The Contender. Senator Hanson should know. In Lurie's political drama, the poor Democratic senator is grilled by a Republican inquisitor with a bad hairdo (Gary Oldman) who wants to prevent at all costs her being confirmed as the next Vice President of the United States. Even if that means destroying Hanson's political career by making public the senator's alleged participation in an orgy during her college days.* Now, why such hatred? Well, the Republican watchdog is certain that the U.S. president (Jeff Bridges) has chosen Sen. Hanson because of her gender instead of her qualifications for the job. Adding insult to injury, »
- Andre Soares
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