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Americans Are Split on Whether They Want President Trump Impeached — And More Revealing Polls

10 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

No matter where Americans fall on the political spectrum, they are likely to have some strong opinions about President Donald Trump.

Three weeks into Trump’s run as president, a poll was published by Public Policy Polling that illustrates the divide in the country: 46 percent of voters are in favor of impeaching Trump, and 46 percent are opposed.

Trump’s overall approval rating varies by the source of the poll. A new national poll from Quinnipiac University has his approval rating at 38 percent, down from 42 percent just after his inauguration.

His post-inauguration approval rating is a record low compared to his recent predecessors: After his inauguration, »

- Diana Pearl

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Lauren Graham to Star in New Fox Comedy 'Linda From Hr'

23 February 2017 1:49 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Lauren Graham is Linda From Hr.

The Gilmore Girls star has nabbed the lead role in the new Fox comedy pilot, the network confirms to Et. Graham will play Linda Plugh, a human resources employee.

Exclusive: 'Gilmore Girls' Stars Reveal Their Characters' Reactions to That Shocking Twist in the Last 4 Words!

Linda From Hr will follow Graham's character and the one bad decision that throws her monotonous, boring life into an exciting yet dangerous tailspin -- and a secret that could change everything. The single-camera family comedy was picked up pending casting, but given the go-ahead with Graham's commitment.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Graham had received multiple offers this pilot season, all for comedies. The new gig marks the 49-year-old actress' return to broadcast television following her role as Sarah Braverman on the beloved NBC drama Parenthood. Graham recently reprised her role as Lorelai Gilmore on Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life reboot »

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Black History Month: Spotlight on Octavia Spencer

23 February 2017 11:40 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Steven Fenton

On February 26, 2012, Octavia Spencer won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her endearing performance as the feisty Minny Jackson in Tate Taylor’s The Help. With her win, Spencer joined an elite group, becoming just the sixth black actress to win an acting Oscar (and only the seventh overall, if you count Irene Cara’s Original Song win for Flashdance, since she also starred in the film). Prior to 2011, Spencer had worked steadily since the mid-90s, gaining a reputation as a warm and generous co-star and a beloved character actress. So her win in February 2012 felt like an authentic opportunity for the academy to recognize an industry favorite.

Spencer was an indomitable force in the 2011 awards season, snatching wins at the Critics Choice, SAG awards, Globe Globes, and BAFTA, and beating out a talented crop of women in sensational breakout performances, including: Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids »

- Steven Fenton

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‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz Talks Body Shaming: ‘So Many People Are Afraid of Fat People’

21 February 2017 7:41 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

This Is Us star Chrissy Metz is opening up about body shaming and has credited actresses like Melissa McCarthy and Rebel Wilson for helping change the perception of plus-sized people.

“They’re pioneering this way that art is finally catching up to life, and women and people alike are seeing themselves in movies and on TV,” the 36-year-old actress recently told Sirius Xm’s Jenny Hutt. “I love that with Melissa, it’s never an issue about her weight. It’s like, ‘You’re freakin’ hilarious and talented -- let’s talk about that.'"

Exclusive: ‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz Says Men Are Ashamed to Date Plus-Size Women

“I think that will happen for me, but right now I think it’s so important that we’re having those conversations, because when you’re knowledgeable about something the fear goes away and so many people are afraid of fat people,” Metz continued »

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‘SNL’ Vet Beth McCarthy-Miller to Direct Melissa McCarthy’s Fox Pilot ‘Amy’s Brother’ (Exclusive)

21 February 2017 5:35 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Beth McCarthy-Miller will direct the Fox comedy pilot “Amy’s Brother,” Variety has learned.

McCarthy-Miller, who is best known for her work on “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” has also signed on as an executive producer of the series, alongside Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone.

“Amy’s Brother” is about an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-a man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in each other’s lives but also living under one roof. The half-hour, single-cam laffer was written by Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa, who will serve as co-executive producers. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

McCarthy Miller was the director of “SNL” for eleven years, and has racked up numerous Emmy nominations for both “SNL” and “30 Rock.” Her resume is uber impressive in both unscripted and scripted TV ranging from ABC’s “Match Game” to Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle” to broadcast sitcoms »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Number of Female Film Protagonists Hits Record High in 2016, Up 7% From Previous Year

21 February 2017 12:25 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Turns out, 2016 was a good year for female film protagonists; or at least one that was a bit better than previous years. A new study released by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University has found that last year more female actors took center stage in films. According to the study, females comprised 29% of protagonists in the 100 top-grossing films of 2016. This figure represents a recent historical high, and a 7% increase from 2015.

Female actors accounted for 37% of major characters, a 3% increase from 2015. The percentage of female characters in speaking roles (both major and minor) stayed basically the same, at 32%, only a 1% decrease from 2015.

Read More: Female Filmmakers Are ‘Grossly Underrepresented’ When It Comes to Directing Opportunities, New Study Finds

In an industry that has for years been dominated my males, studios are finally moving towards hiring more women in leading roles, not »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Keith Cox Officially Given Reins at Spike TV, Sharon Levy Announces Departure

21 February 2017 11:49 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spike TV — on the cusp of becoming Paramount Network — has officially been put under the purview of TV Land president Keith Cox, and will officially be losing its executive vice president of original programming. As previously reported, Sharon Levy will be departing the network ahead of its rebranding.

Cox, whose title is president of development and production, will now oversee the strategic development and production of all series for both TV Land and the newly-announced Paramount Network (slated for early 2018). In his tenure at TV Land, he oversaw the development of multi-cam originals like “Hot in Cleveland” and the network’s more recent forays into single-cams like Darren Star’s “Younger.”

“Keith has done an incredible job in building TV Land’s slate of strong original scripted series over the last 10 years and reigniting the brand, and I’m thrilled to work with him as he continues to bring his strong creativity and unparalleled talent relationships to »

- Oriana Schwindt

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Fist Fight – Review

16 February 2017 9:23 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

 

A showdown’s a’ comin’! Not on the main street of Dodge City, but at the multiplex once again. The final throw down between the hero and villain has been a staple of cinema since its earliest days, mainly in action films and primarily the western. There have been countless screen versions of that infamous incident , the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (the most famous being the Kirk Douglas/Burt Lancaster 1950’s classic) . This most likely inspired many other “oaters”, the most celebrated being the iconic 1952 High Noon (which garnered an Oscar for star Gary Cooper). It’s set in real-time as the clock ticks to 12, while Will Kane readies himself for the arrival of the Miller gang. We’ve seen this plot used in many other genres, providing extra excitement to the final acts of every movie hero’s exploits from Rocky to Bond to Batman. But it »

- Jim Batts

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Take Your Turn With the Sean Spicer Name Generator

16 February 2017 7:07 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has had some trouble with names. For one, he mistakenly called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “Joe.” He also called Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull “Malcolm Trumble” — not once, but twice. “SNL” impersonator Melissa McCarthy has had fun with Spicey’s misnomers when she called other reporters “Glenn” after moving on from New York Times Reporter Glenn Thrush (played by Bobby Moynihan) in her now infamous first skit, playing the press secretary as angry and addicted to chewing gum. Also Read: Say It Ain't Joe: Sean Spicer Botches Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Name (Video) Now, »

- Meriah Doty

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Late-night TV roundup: Trump's government is 'fully engulfed in chaos'

16 February 2017 9:16 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert and others discussed the administration’s ties with Russia and Paul Ryan’s poor impression of a moral watchdog

Late-night hosts took aim at Trump’s failing administration, saying it was “fully engulfed in chaos”.

Related: Late-night TV hosts skewer Michael Flynn: 'It's funny 'cause it's treason'

Tonight at 11/10c, Donald Trump’s surreal press conference with Israeli Pm Netanyahu. pic.twitter.com/wP9itMDlLH

Related: Late night TV roundup: John Oliver jokingly blames Trump on Oprah

Related: Saturday Night Live: Melissa McCarthy takes on Sean Spicer once more

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- Guardian staff

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Kate McKinnon’s Best Impressions Ever

14 February 2017 1:19 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Saturday Night Live‘s resident chameleon Kate McKinnon seems to have no limitations when it comes to the art of imitation.

The actress has impersonated reality TV stars, world leaders and everyone in between, never failing to impress with her expert balance of accuracy and comedic twists. Below, 10 of the most memorable personalities she’s taken on so far.

Jeff Sessions

In a February Saturday Night Live cold open, McKinnon held her own next to Melissa McCarthy’s flawless Sean Spicer impersonation with an uncannily faithful take on Alabama-born Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Although it was a brief debut, we »

- Lydia Price

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Late night TV roundup: John Oliver jokingly blames Trump on Oprah

14 February 2017 8:19 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Comics, including Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, criticize Stephen Miller and the president’s repeated accusations of voter fraud

Late night hosts discussed the recent set of governmental revelations, with John Oliver using a guest appearance to jokingly blame Donald Trump’s success on Oprah.

Related: John Oliver on Trump and the truth: 'a pathological liar'

Tonight at 11/10c, Trump welcomes Japanese Pm Abe to the Winter White House and things get awkward. pic.twitter.com/BfsPkQoTTs

Related: Saturday Night Live: Melissa McCarthy takes on Sean Spicer once more

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- Guardian staff

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John Oliver on Trump and the truth: 'a pathological liar'

13 February 2017 3:59 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

In his return to HBO, the host of Last Week Tonight dissected the troubling falsehoods in the president’s statements and exactly where they originate

John Oliver has criticized reality TV star turned president Donald Trump’s rhetoric, calling him “a pathological liar”.

Related: Saturday Night Live: Melissa McCarthy takes on Sean Spicer once more

Related: Late-night TV roundup: Kellyanne Conway is a 'truth scarecrow'

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- Guardian staff

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Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett Pilot Begins Casting on ABC

13 February 2017 1:00 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our weekly write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Household Name”Get ready to tug on your ear and roll with laughter because funny ladies Carol Burnett and Amy Poehler are teaming up at ABC. Their pilot will follow a family who, after years of yearning, buys their dream home. The purchase, however, comes with one setback: The family must live with the former occupant, an eccentric former movie star. Burnett, who received the SAG Life Achievement Award last year, is currently the only name attached to the comedy with executive producer Poehler. Casting on the project will go through Greenstein/Daniel’s office. While shoot dates are still up in the air, the pilot is expected to shoot in Los Angeles. “Amy’s Brother”Melissa McCarthy may be capturing headlines with her gum-chewing Sean Spicer bit, »

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A new satire must emerge – one that breaks out of the liberal bubble | Viv Groskop

13 February 2017 12:10 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

We need a rebirth of political comedy: preaching to the converted about Trump and Brexit isn’t going to be enough

Melissa McCarthy’s Saturday Night Live impersonation of Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, has gone viral. And Alec Baldwin’s rendering of Donald Trump on the same Us show is so good that the president despises it, which was surely the goal. As Michael Moore noted: “Trump’s skin is so thin we can discombobulate him with satire.” So is the political comedy boom spreading to Britain? Private Eye’s sales are at their highest ever, and the comedian Bridget Christie is on a 35-date tour of Because You Demanded It, a show devoted to Brexit.

Related: Saturday Night Live: a stream of Trump jokes but more misses than hits

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- Viv Groskop

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Quotes of the Week: Suits, Htgawm, New Girl, S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow and More

12 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Just a few hours before the Recording Academy hands out its 59th batch of Grammys, we’re awarding Quotes of the Week to some of your favorite TV shows.

RelatedTVLine’s Performer of the Week: Melissa McCarthy

This time around, we’ve got a racy blast from the past on Timeless, a Shark Tank-worthy product pitch on Fresh Off the Boat, a Notting Hill reference on Code Black and Suits‘ takedown of a certain Oscar-nominated director. 

Also featured in our round-up this week: New Girl, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hawaii Five-0 and a double dose of The Middle. »

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Watch all the best clips as comedic war against Putin and Trump continues on SNL

12 February 2017 10:31 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Last night’s Saturday Night Live saw Beck Bennett roll out his shirtless macho Vladimir Putin impression — referring to Alec Baldwin’s President Donald Trump as his “little American Happy Meal”. The People’s Court segment also featured Ninth Circuit Court judges played by Kyle Mooney, Vanessa Bayer, and Pete Davidson. This marked the 17th appearance of Baldwin serving as host, and as his impression of  Trump is so ratings worthy we will likely see him on every SNL until the Donald is put to pasture. Another brilliant segment was the cold open with Sean Spicer (Melissa McCarthy) and a hilariously creepy...read more »

- April Neale

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Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump Is Back And So Is Melissa McCarthy, Check Out The ‘SNL’ Highlights

12 February 2017 10:04 AM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

U.S. President Donald Trump has done wonders for the “Saturday Night Live” ratings, so Melissa McCarthy’s appearance was icing on the cake. Alec Baldwin reprises his role as Donald Trump, hosting the sketch-comedy show for the 17th time on the Feb. 11 episode of “SNL”. McCarthy, 46, is the one who really stole the show, […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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‘Saturday Night Live’: Melissa McCarthy Brings Her Sean Spicer Impersonation Back for Another Political Show — Watch

12 February 2017 9:33 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In another ultra-topical episode that also saw Kate McKinnon as Jeff Sessions and Leslie Jones as Donald Trump, Melissa McCarthy reprised her role as Sean Spicer on last night’s “Saturday Night Live.” The actress’ surprise appearance as the White House Press Secretary last week drew instant raves, became one of the week’s most talked-about videos and, if reports are to be believed, got under Trump’s skin even more than most “SNL” skits.

Watch round two below.

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Alec Baldwin Proves There Are Two Types of Problems: Regular, And Trump

The manic anger of “Spicy” is on full display once again, though this time he at least makes an effort to rein it in — at first, anyway. (He’s also limiting his gum intake to one slice a day, in this case a comically oversize one.) There’s no super-soaker this time around, »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Saturday Night Live’: Melissa McCarthy Brings Her Sean Spicer Impersonation Back for Another Political Show — Watch

12 February 2017 9:33 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In another ultra-topical episode that also saw Kate McKinnon as Jeff Sessions and Leslie Jones as Donald Trump, Melissa McCarthy reprised her role as Sean Spicer on last night’s “Saturday Night Live.” The actress’ surprise appearance as the White House Press Secretary last week drew instant raves, became one of the week’s most talked-about videos and, if reports are to be believed, got under Trump’s skin even more than most “SNL” skits.

Watch round two below.

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Alec Baldwin Proves There Are Two Types of Problems: Regular, And Trump

The manic anger of “Spicy” is on full display once again, though this time he at least makes an effort to rein it in — at first, anyway. (He’s also limiting his gum intake to one slice a day, in this case a comically oversize one.) There’s no super-soaker this time around, »

- Michael Nordine

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