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Watch Paul McCartney Goof Off, Discuss 'Hope for the Future' on 'Daily Show'

21 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Paul McCartney visited The Daily Show on Tuesday to promote "Hope for the Future," his original song written for video game Destiny. But instead of discussing the track in detail, he and host Jon Stewart mostly goof around about random topics – including McCartney's subpar gaming skills and Stewart's son's preference for Ellen over The Daily Show

In the above clip, the former Beatle strides onstage to a "thunderous" audience ovation, leading Stewart to make a self-deprecating jab. "I’ve had a lot of jobs where I showed up, no applause, »

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'Mozart in the Jungle' makes New York Times Critic’s “10 Best of 2014” List

16 December 2014 2:35 PM, PST | Hollywonk | See recent Hollywonk news »

It has yet to make its season debut, but Mozart in the Jungle just snuck in under the wire to make New York Times TV critic Tom Hale’s 10 Best TV Shows of 2014 list. 

Hale hailed the show for its Sex and the City treatment of the classical music world, and for what he referred to as its “tremendous ace up its sleeve”: Gael Bernal Garcia’s performance. Fresh off starring in Jon Stewart’s Rosewater, Bernal plays “a hotshot conductor who’s equally narcissistic and sincere” in Mozart.

At the series’ New York premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Bernal told The Hollywood Reporter he’s become a fan of the Symphony since shooting the series, and hinted as to what they’re up against in the dramedy: “They are struggling to make themselves relevant, and they have that problem because they feel they are only catering to affluent people, »

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Larry Wilmore bothers restaurant diners in 'The Nightly Show' teaser

16 December 2014 11:49 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Once The Colbert Report goes off the air and host Stephen Colbert moves on from Comedy Central to replace David Letterman on The Late ShowJon Stewart's The Daily Show will get a new late-night companion: Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show, which released its first teaser Tuesday. Created by Stewart, The Nightly Show will focus on people and topics less represented in the media. “It’s a show about underdogs," Wilmore told the New York Times in November, "and that happens in a lot of different forms, whether it’s race, gender, or whatever.”" Wilmore currently holds the »

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The ‘24’ Effect: How ‘Liberal Hollywood’ Carried Water For Torture

14 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bashing “liberal Hollywood” and out-of-touch celebrities has become a favorite sport among conservatives. But those seeking to defend the Bush administration in light of the recent Torture Report — and that’s mostly conservatives — could hardly have had a better ally than the images of torture in TV and movies, particularly in the face of “ticking-bomb scenarios.”

Fox’s “24,” naturally comes to mind, and the movie “Zero Dark Thirty,” which was criticized for its depiction of torture as a likely asset in locating Osama Bin Laden. Surprisingly, director Kathryn Bigelow seemed tongue-tied when Jon Stewart benignly asked her about the film during a recent appearance promoting another project in the wake of  the Torture Report’s conclusions.

The practice has been employed in other series as well – such as “Sons of Anarchy,” “Scandal” and “Homeland” – and countless movies, with the bad guys using it (see various Quentin Tarantino films) as well as the ostensible good guys. »

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The ‘24’ Effect: How ‘Liberal Hollywood’ Carried Water For Torture

14 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bashing “liberal Hollywood” and out-of-touch celebrities has become a favorite sport among conservatives. But those seeking to defend the Bush administration in light of the recent Torture Report — and that’s mostly conservatives — could hardly have had a better ally than the images of torture in TV and movies, particularly in the face of “ticking-bomb scenarios.”

Fox’s “24,” naturally comes to mind, and the movie “Zero Dark Thirty,” which was criticized for its depiction of torture as a likely asset in locating Osama Bin Laden. Surprisingly, director Kathryn Bigelow seemed tongue-tied when Jon Stewart benignly asked her about the film during a recent appearance promoting another project in the wake of  the Torture Report’s conclusions.

The practice has been employed in other series as well – such as “Sons of Anarchy,” “Scandal” and “Homeland” – and countless movies, with the bad guys using it (see various Quentin Tarantino films) as well as the ostensible good guys. »

- Brian Lowry

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‘Top Five’ delivers raunchy, heartfelt laughs

11 December 2014 11:39 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Top Five

Written & Directed by Chris Rock

USA, 2014

 

Chris Rock’s new tour de force, Top Five, is so cleverly written that you don’t even realize it’s a romantic-comedy until the deed is nearly done.  By that point, even the coldest, most cynical man is powerless to resist its charms.  Smart, nasty and frequently hilarious, there is more than enough substance to compensate for the occasional missteps.  Between this and Jon Stewart’s Rosewater, comedians are flexing some serious cinematic muscle in 2014.

Rock gives a stellar performance as comedian-turned-actor Andre Allen.  Andre’s dubious claim to fame comes from playing a crime-fighting, live-action teddy bear named Hammy.  Similar to Riggan in Birdman, three blockbuster Hammy movies have left Andre hell bent on earning some respect for his acting chops.  Respect is hard to come by, however, when your marriage to a reality television star (Gabrielle Union) is more »

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Foo Fighters Sonic Highways Season 1: Dave Grohl builds something from nothing

11 December 2014 6:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Foo Fighters Sonic Highways, Season 1, Episodes 1-8

Written by Mark Monroe

Directed by Dave Grohl

Airs Fridays at 9pm Et on HBO

If Rock and Roll and guitar rock is a dying breed, then the rock-doc is certainly becoming a quaint relic. How many documentaries can you make in which an aging rock star waxes poetic about a type of music from 40 years earlier? How much nostalgia, history and navel gazing can you pack into the genre before even the documentaries move on to being nostalgic about boy bands, Taylor Swift and Edm?

As a fan of true guitar rock, a good rock-doc is a welcome diversion from the 21st Century music industry. And yet, a film like last year’s Muscle Shoals can’t help but feel stale. Complete with endless talking heads and anecdotes about old legends who performed in long gone studios, the film aimed to capture »

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Kick off your new year with new 'Broad City' and 'Workaholics' episodes

9 December 2014 11:23 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Comedy fans have a lot of reasons to look forward to 2015, as Comedy Central has just announced a slew of season and series premieres -- including returning hits "Workaholics" and "Broad City," new series "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," and the third and final season of "Kroll Show." Various guest stars includes the likes of Aziz Ansari, Amy Poehler, Keegan-Michael Key, Marc Maron, Patricia Clarkson, Amy Ryan, Rob Corddry, and, on two different shows, Seth Rogen.  The network's offerings will help you cope with your 2014 hangover and get you through the first quarter of the year.  Mark your calendars: Tuesday, January 13   “Kroll Show” (Season Three Premiere) – 10:30 p.m.  It's the final season of Nick Kroll's comedy series, guest stars including Aziz Ansari, Paget Brewster, Bo Burnham, Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Adam Pally, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen, and Casey Wilson. Wednesday, January 14  "Workaholics" (Season Five Premiere) – 10:00 p. »

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'Birdman' leads 2014 Phoenix Film Critics Society nominations

9 December 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Finally "Boyhood" gets trumped, though just barely. Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" was the nominations hog with the Phoenix crowd with 10 mentions. But Richard Linklater's opus was just a few steps behind with eight. Also with eight nominations was "Gone Girl," which picked up refreshing recognition in the Best Supporting Actress arena for Carrie Coon. "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Into the Woods" and "The Theory of Everything" picked up seven nods apiece. Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on Dec. 16. And keep track of the season at The Circuit! Best Picture "Birdman" "Boyhood" "Gone Girl" "The Grand Budapest Hotel" "Guardians of the Galaxy" "The Imitation Game" "The Lego Movie" "A Most Violent Year" "The Theory of Everything" "Whiplash" Best Director Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Damien Chazelle, "Whiplash" David Fincher, "Gone Girl" Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Birdman" Richard Linklater, "Boyhood" Best Actor in a Leading Role Bradley Cooper, »

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President Obama Hijacks 'Colbert Report'

8 December 2014 6:36 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Stephen Colbert finally met his match, and fittingly, he's the most powerful man in the world. In one of The Colbert Report's most ambitious segments ever, President Barack Obama took over the show's classic The Word segment (renaming it "The Decree" to make it sound more presidential), reading a tirade prepared for Colbert about Obamacare. Read more Jon Stewart on Eric Garner Case: "We're Not Living in a Post-Racial Society" "I, Stephen Colbert, have never cared for our president," Obama said, reading Colbert's lines. "The guy is so arrogant, I bet he talks about himself in the third person.

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OddLot hires Kevin Garrett Monroe

8 December 2014 1:42 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The executive arrives as evp of business and legal affairs, OddLot Entertainment co-presidents Bill Lischak and Michael Nathanson announced on December 8.

Monroe has held key positions in business and legal affairs at Focus Features/FilmDistrict, Overture/Relativity and The Walt Disney Motion Picture Group.  

He began his career as an associate at Latham & Watkins and spent two years in the entertainment department at Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman & Machtinger.

“With a stellar reputation, Kevin has just the right experience for us,” said OddLot CEO Gigi Pritzker. “We are looking forward to Kevin being a very important part of our senior management team.”

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to be working with such a dynamic team of industry leaders who have proven their commitment to quality and innovation,” said Monroe.

“I look forward to our creating wonderful and meaningful film, television and other content together.”

OddLot’s Jon Stewart directorial debut Rosewater is in release through Open Road »

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Oscar Race 2015: Where Are the Front-Runners?

8 December 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Either there were a lot of great movies and performances in 2014, or there weren't very many at all. Neither scenario makes it easy to pick consensus front-runners this year, as the awards bestowed last week by the early critics' groups attest.

True, some prospects have been discussed for months. Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" doesn't seem to have hurt its Oscar prospects at all by being released way back in March, nor Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" by coming out in the summer. The New York Film Critics Circle, the first group to vote, recognized both films -- "Budapest" for Screenplay and "Boyhood" for Best Film, Director, and Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette). The Nyfcc also reflected critical conventional wisdom by recognizing "Whiplash" co-star J.K. Simmons as Best Supporting Actor and "Ida" as Best Foreign Language Film.

But then, a couple days later came the awards list of the National Board of Review, »

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Eric Garner Decision: Protesters March on Hollywood Blvd.

6 December 2014 1:17 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Protesters took to L.A.'s Hollywood Blvd. on Saturday to express outrage over a grand jury's recent decision to not indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner in a choke hold. The Hollywood Blvd. protesters, many of whom raised their hands in the air, spilled out into the street and shouted, "Hands up, don't shoot," as they marched. Watch more Jon Stewart on Eric Garner Case: "We're Not Living in a Post-Racial Society" Benched actor Carter MacIntyre posted video to Instagram of the protests. The video was filmed very close to the intersection of Hollywood and Highland, where a suspect was shot by police

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Writers Guild of America announces TV nominations for WGA Awards, Fargo “snub” explained by FX

6 December 2014 1:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Awards season heating up, the Writers Guild of America has announced its TV nominations for the WGA Awards, which are set to take place in February. Check out the full list of nominees below…

Drama Series:

Game of Thrones, Written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, George R.R. Martin, D.B. Weiss (HBO)

The Good Wife, Written by Leonard Dick, Keith Eisner, Matthew Hodgson, Ted Humphrey, Michelle King, Robert King, Erica Shelton Kodish, Matthew Montoya, Luke Schelhaas, Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Craig Turk, Julia Wolfe (CBS)

House of Cards, Written by Bill Cain, Laura Eason, Sam R. Forman, William Kennedy, Kenneth Lin, John Mankiewicz, David Manson, Beau Willimon (Netflix)

Mad Men, Written by Heather Jeng Bladt, Semi Chellas, Jonathan Igla, David Iserson, Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner, Carly Wray (AMC)

True Detective, Written by Nic Pizzolatto (HBO)

Comedy Series:

Louie, Written by Louis Ck (FX)

Orange Is the New Black, Written by Stephen Falk, »

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Angelina Jolie Comforts a Crying Fan, Lets Jon Stewart Flirt With Her—Watch!

5 December 2014 11:59 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It was an action-packed visit to The Daily Show for Angelina Jolie! The A-list actress appeared on Jon Stewart's show to promote her upcoming movie, Unbroken, and she got a little more than she bargained for! Although she's happily married to Brad Pitt, she might have had a chance to be with the show host—at least in his mind, anyway. The comedian pitched the idea of them becoming a thing, but it doesn't look like she's too interested! "If you'd ended up with me instead of Brad Pitt," Stewart starts his suggestion, "Our portmanteau—Stewart and Jolie—would have been Stolie. We could have been a vodka brand!" How she could say no to an idea like that, we »

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Jon Stewart to Angelina Jolie: Imagine If We Had Ended Up Together

5 December 2014 7:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Angelina Jolie talked to Jon Stewart about her film Unbroken when she visited The Daily Show on Thursday, but she also batted her eyelashes and jokingly responded to his pseudo-flirting when the duo exchanged mutual compliments. Jolie said she hasn't watched all of the films she's been in and Stewart joked that he's seen them all. Then he sincerely complimented her talent, recalling how he impressed he was by her when they first met in 1998.  "If you'd ended up with me instead of Brad Pitt, our portmanteau — Stewart and Jolie — would have been Stolie,"

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Jon Stewart Chews on Eric Garner Grand Jury Case; Finds It Like Arby’s

5 December 2014 7:07 AM, PST | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Jon Stewart was left almost speechless–and humorless– over a New York City Grand Jury decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the “choke-hold” death of Eric Garner last July. Stewart noted the similarities between the incident and the death of African-American teenager Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson, Mo, police officer Darren Wilson–with one key difference. “I think what is so uttering depressing is that none of the ambiguities that existed in the Ferguson case exist in the Staten Island [Garner] case,” he said. ...Read More »

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Jon Stewart Imagines What His Life Would Have Been Like With Angelina Jolie

5 December 2014 5:44 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook Jon Stewart probably isn't the only man to imagine what his life would be like if he ended up with Angelina Jolie, but that won't stop him from pitching the actress-turned-director his romantic idea. Angie stopped by The Daily Show With Jon Stewart on Thursday night to promote her latest film, Unbroken, which caused Jon to briefly imagine how they would have made out as an item. He said, "If you'd ended up with me instead of Brad Pitt, our portmanteau – Stewart and Jolie – would have been Stolie. We could have been a vodka brand!" The host also shared a memory from when he first met Angelina on the set of 1998's Playing by Heart, saying that he could tell she had something special from the moment he met her. Watch the full interview above, »

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Jon Stewart Imagines Life If He'd Ended Up with Angelina Jolie

5 December 2014 4:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's been a long time since Jon Stewart worked with Angelina Jolie on a 1998 film called Playing by Heart, but the Oscar winner left a lasting impression on him. "Ever since I met you about 20 years ago on set, I thought, 'This person has talent coming out of everywhere,' " Stewart told the actress and director, who stopped by The Daily Show on Thursday. "You meet certain people and you go, 'This person embodies something different, special.' I've always thought that about you." In fact, he even came up with a Brangelina-like name for himself and Jolie, 39. "If you'd »

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'Colbert Report' Welcoming President Obama Next Week

4 December 2014 9:59 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

President Barack Obama will be among Stephen Colbert's final guests on The Colbert Report. "I am so honored to be sitting down with the man who sat down with Bill O'Reilly," Colbert said on his show Thursday, announcing that Obama would be joining him on Dec. 8. Read more Jon Stewart on Eric Garner Case: "We're Not Living in a Post-Racial Society" Colbert will be broadcasting from George Washington University in Washington D.C., and he's even got a super-catchy (and very Colbert) title for the event: “Stephen Colbert Presents: Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington D.C. Ya

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