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‘Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants’ Star Amber Tamblyn Calls Naked Trump Statues ‘Body Shaming’

22 August 2016 4:01 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

The Internet may be going nuts over the viral naked Donald Trump statues, but Amber Tablyn finds them tacky. Related: John Oliver Tells ‘Racist Voodoo DollDonald Trump To Drop Out Of Presidential Race The “Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants” may not be a Trump supporter, but she still called out the organization behind the […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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John Oliver Asks Donald Trump to 'Drop Out,' Become 'Legend'

22 August 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

With Donald Trump struggling in the polls, John Oliver sees three options for the controversial Gop nominee: He can eventually lose – a "disastrous" option since "his entire brand is built around not doing that." He can eventually win – an even worse outcome because that would involve "living in government housing, conversing with fully clothed women and traveling in a plane that doesn't even have his name on it." This leaves what Oliver considers a more noble, revolutionary third option: dropping out.

On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, the comedian presented his unorthodox case directly to Trump, »

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John Oliver Urges Donald Trump To Drop Out Of Presidential Race: ‘You Would Be A Legend’

22 August 2016 11:35 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

John Oliver made the case for Donald Trump dropping out of the 2016 presidential race during Sundays’s Last Week Tonight. John Oliver To Donald Trump: ‘Drop Out’ Oliver, who has made no secret of his disdain for Trump, urged the New York City real estate mogul and former star of The Apprentice to quit his […]

The post John Oliver Urges Donald Trump To Drop Out Of Presidential Race: ‘You Would Be A Legend’ appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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John Oliver Gives Shout-Out To Larry Wilmore In ‘Last Week’ Opening – Update

22 August 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Updated with Wilmore reax: In addition to sending Larry Wilmore a bottle of champagne on Wilmore’s final night of The Nightly Show, HBO show host John Oliver included a nod to Wilmore during the opening of last night’s Last Week Tonight. Thanks @iamjohnoliver and @LastWeekTonight for the cool shout out in the opening credits lat night! — Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) August 22, 2016 Larry Wilmore's Comedy Central show last week became a victim of low ratings after 20… »

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‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver Turned a 20-Year-Old Kids’ Book with ‘Startling Parallels’ to Trump into a Bestseller

22 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Author Dan Gutman didn’t expect to wake up this morning and see a book he wrote 20 years ago fly up the Amazon charts.

But thanks to a segment on Sunday night’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” Gutman’s 1996 children’s novel “The Kid Who Ran for President” suddenly has a renewed life.

Prior to Oliver’s segment, Gutman said the book usually hovered between Nos. 15,000 and 30,000 on Amazon’s ranker of all books on sale. But as of Monday morning, “The Kid Who Ran for President” had already skyrocketed to No. 198 148 128 110.

“That’s the highest any of my books have ever been in my 30-year career,” said Gutman, who has written tons of books over his successful career, including the popular kids’ series “My Weird School” and “The Genius Files.”

Read More: ‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver & Will Arnett Encourage Donald Trump to Drop Out of »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver Turned a 20-Year-Old Kids’ Book with ‘Startling Parallels’ to Trump into a Bestseller

22 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Author Dan Gutman didn’t expect to wake up this morning and see a book he wrote 20 years ago fly up the Amazon charts.

But thanks to a segment on Sunday night’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” Gutman’s 1996 children’s novel “The Kid Who Ran for President” suddenly has a renewed life.

Prior to Oliver’s segment, Gutman said the book usually hovered between Nos. 15,000 and 30,000 on Amazon’s ranker of all books on sale. But as of Monday morning, “The Kid Who Ran for President” had already skyrocketed to No. 198 148 128 110.

“That’s the highest any of my books have ever been in my 30-year career,” said Gutman, who has written tons of books over his successful career, including the popular kids’ series “My Weird School” and “The Genius Files.”

Read More: ‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver & Will Arnett Encourage Donald Trump to Drop Out of »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver & Will Arnett Encourage Donald Trump to Drop Out of Presidential Race — Watch

22 August 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

John Oliver made a convincing argument on Sunday’s episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” for why Donald Trump should drop out of the presidential race. If Trump all of a sudden claimed that his campaign based on preposterous proposals and racial bigotry was all a ruse to shine a light on everything wrong with the political system, it would be “one of the most powerful political speeches of all time,” Oliver said.

Watch: ‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver Enlists Keegan-Michael Key for the Most Twisted Auto Dealership Ever

In the event that Trump doesn’t take Oliver’s advice and actually wins the presidency, there’s still a way for him to bow out gracefully, thanks to a 1996 children’s book called “The Kid Who Ran for President.”

“I know that you are not much of a reader, which is why we got Will Arnett to record »

- Graham Winfrey

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‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver & Will Arnett Encourage Donald Trump to Drop Out of Presidential Race — Watch

22 August 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Oliver made a convincing argument on Sunday’s episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” for why Donald Trump should drop out of the presidential race. If Trump all of a sudden claimed that his campaign based on preposterous proposals and racial bigotry was all a ruse to shine a light on everything wrong with the political system, it would be “one of the most powerful political speeches of all time,” Oliver said.

Watch: ‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver Enlists Keegan-Michael Key for the Most Twisted Auto Dealership Ever

In the event that Trump doesn’t take Oliver’s advice and actually wins the presidency, there’s still a way for him to bow out gracefully, thanks to a 1996 children’s book called “The Kid Who Ran for President.”

“I know that you are not much of a reader, which is why we got Will Arnett to record »

- Graham Winfrey

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Watch John Oliver Expose Shocking Flaws of Charter Schools

22 August 2016 8:31 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Politicians and celebrities often celebrate charter schools for providing high-quality, competitive education. "Charter schools unite both sides of the aisle more quickly than when a wedding DJ throws on [Outkast's] 'Hey Ya,'" John Oliver cracked on Sunday's Last Week Tonight. But the host also exposed some disturbing flaws in the way many of these schools are operated and regulated.

"Charters are basically public schools that are taxpayer-funded but privately run," Oliver explained. "The first ones emerged 25 years ago as places to experiment with new educational approaches." Today, over 6,700 charter schools educate nearly 3 million students. »

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John Oliver Pitches Donald Trump ‘Triumphant’ Way to Drop Out of Presidential Race (Video)

22 August 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Oliver gave Donald Trump a well-reasoned explanation as to why the Gop candidate should drop out of the 2016 Presidential election during Sunday’s episode of “Last Week Tonight.” “Simply drop out and tell America this entire candidacy was a stunt, a satire designed to expose the flaws in the system,” Oliver said. “And the thing is you could actually make a fairly decent case for that.” Oliver then pointed out that Trump has openly given money to Democrats and Republicans over the years to curry political favor, won public support even when calling for bans on minority groups, got an. »

- Joe Otterson

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Watch John Oliver's Takedown of 'America's Idiot Sea Cow' Ryan Lochte

22 August 2016 6:59 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Despite leaving Rio with a gold medal, Ryan Lochte emerged as the 2016 Summer Olympics' biggest loser after the swimmer fabricated a story about being robbed following a night out partying. On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver continued to pry into Lochtegate.

After creating the fake story about the robbery, Lochte proceeded to hightail it out of Brazil and get back to America, leaving the three other swimmers from that night back in Rio; police eventually questioned all three, exposing Lochte's lie. "While his teammates were detained by authorities, Lochte – the »

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John Oliver Tells ‘Racist Voodoo Doll’ Donald Trump To Drop Out Of The Presidential Race

22 August 2016 6:38 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

In his last show before a one-month hiatus, John Oliver made it count on Sunday’s edition of “Last Week Tonight” with another epic takedown of Donald Trump. Calling the candidate a “racist voodoo doll made of discarded cat hair,” Oliver noted that losing the upcoming presidential election “would be disastrous” for Trump “because his entire brand is built […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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‘Westworld’: New Images Reveal More Secrets Behind HBO’s Sci-Fi Dystopian Western

19 August 2016 3:12 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you could be completely immersed in a fantasy, one in which you could do whatever you wanted, would you discover things about yourself that you didn’t want to know? That is the question that Jonathan Nolan poses with his new series, co-created with Lisa Joy, “Westworld.”

Coming this October to HBO, the sci-fi drama, inspired by the 1973 Michael Crichton motion picture of the same name, is a one-hour series that investigates the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

In anticipation of its debut, the cable network released a slew of images which feature its star-studded cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and many more.

These 20 new pictures give audiences a sneak peek at what to expect in the first season. »

- Liz Calvario

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The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore: Jon Stewart Visits Cancelled Series' Finale

19 August 2016 2:58 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Watch Jon Stewart's funny yet touching appearance on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore's TV series finale on Comedy Central. Wilmore only learned of his show's cancellation, early this week. After having received potent potables from Samantha Bee and Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah sent Wilmore some (woefully non-alcoholic) pastries. John Oliver softened that blow by sending a magnum of Champagne, which Stewart tried to nick."What did I miss? What's going on?" Stewart asked. When Wilmore admitted his old boss missed a lot, Stewart added, "What are we doing, next week?" After Wilmore informed him it was the last show, Stewart cracked, "Oh my God, what did you do -- piss off Peter Thiel?" which is a reference to the demise of »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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What Is Mr. Robot's Crime? Did Guilt Wig You Out? Will Ryan Lochte Go Dancing With the Stars? And More Qs!

19 August 2016 10:56 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Power, The Last Ship, Mistresses and American Gothic! First, a special Olympics interlude:

1 | Which accomplishment made you feel lazier: Ashton Eaton’s decathlon gold medal or sprinter Usain Bolt’s successful defense of his Fastest Man Alive title?

2 | How disheartening is it to see half-empty stadiums as the athletes compete? (And no, we’re not buying any of the organizers’ explanations. They went to get food… and never came back?)

3 | Is it a »

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Jon Stewart To Larry Wilmore On Final ‘The Nightly Show’: “What Did You Do, Piss Off Peter Thiel?”

19 August 2016 8:25 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

"What did I miss? What's going on?" Jon Stewart said, on Larry Wilmore’s final The Nightly Show, after getting caught trying to walk off with the bottle of champagne John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight sent over. Wilmore told him Comedy Central had canceled the late-night program. “Did you piss off Peter Thiel? Does revenge know no bounds?" Stewart marveled. [Billionaire PayPal co-founder Thiel reportedly secretly bankrolled Hulk Hogan's invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against… »

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Amy Schumer Hints That Season 5 Of Her Comedy Central Show Isn’t Coming Anytime Soon

18 August 2016 12:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

More potentially bad news for Comedy Central, if we’re all reading a recent Tweet by Amy Schumer properly.

Schumer told fans late Wednesday night, via her Twitter account, that “we aren’t making the show anymore. There are no writers for it.” The comedian then posted a Tweet from a fan who said she would miss the show.

Read More: ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Tackles Sitcom Sexism With Damning Double-Standards Sketch

Does that mean “Inside Amy Schumer,” which has already been renewed for a fifth season (to air in 2017), is instead done and finished? Schumer’s publicist and a Comedy Central rep were not immediately available to respond or clarify.

The tweet in question was the culmination of several responses that Schumer made throughout the day in response to comments made by “Inside Amy Schumer” writer (or former writer) Kurt Metzger. On social media, Metzger wrote several controversial statements about rape allegations, »

- Michael Schneider

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Amy Schumer Hints That Season 5 Of Her Comedy Central Show Isn’t Coming Anytime Soon

18 August 2016 12:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

More potentially bad news for Comedy Central, if we’re all reading a recent Tweet by Amy Schumer properly.

Schumer told fans late Wednesday night, via her Twitter account, that “we aren’t making the show anymore. There are no writers for it.” The comedian then posted a Tweet from a fan who said she would miss the show.

Read More: ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Tackles Sitcom Sexism With Damning Double-Standards Sketch

Does that mean “Inside Amy Schumer,” which has already been renewed for a fifth season (to air in 2017), is instead done and finished? Schumer’s publicist and a Comedy Central rep were not immediately available to respond or clarify.

The tweet in question was the culmination of several responses that Schumer made throughout the day in response to comments made by “Inside Amy Schumer” writer (or former writer) Kurt Metzger. On social media, Metzger wrote several controversial statements about rape allegations, »

- Michael Schneider

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Robert Downey, Jr. and Nic Pizzolatto Developing ‘Perry Mason’ Reboot for HBO — Report

15 August 2016 4:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Nic Pizzolatto may not be involved with “True Detective” season three — which itself is still far from a certainty — but his involvement with HBO is far from over. Along with Robert Downey Jr., the writer and producer is in talks with HBO for a new drama project. Variety first reported the news.

Read More: ‘True Detective’ Season 3: HBO Says, ‘It Is Not Dead’

Few concrete details are known about the project, though it looks to be related to the “Perry Mason” reboot that Downey Jr. was previously developing with Warner Bros. as a feature film for several years. (This project, whatever it is, will be a series.) The two will executive produce along with Susan Downey, with Pizzolatto writing and Rdj starring — his first television role, should it come to pass, since his high-profile role in Ally McBeal some 15 years ago.

Read More: HBO Signs Nic Pizzolatto, But Pushes »

- Michael Nordine

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Robert Downey, Jr. and Nic Pizzolatto Developing ‘Perry Mason’ Reboot for HBO — Report

15 August 2016 4:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nic Pizzolatto may not be involved with “True Detective” season three — which itself is still far from a certainty — but his involvement with HBO is far from over. Along with Robert Downey Jr., the writer and producer is in talks with HBO for a new drama project. Variety first reported the news.

Read More: ‘True Detective’ Season 3: HBO Says, ‘It Is Not Dead’

Few concrete details are known about the project, though it looks to be related to the “Perry Mason” reboot that Downey Jr. was previously developing with Warner Bros. as a feature film for several years. (This project, whatever it is, will be a series.) The two will executive produce along with Susan Downey, with Pizzolatto writing and Rdj starring — his first television role, should it come to pass, since his high-profile role in Ally McBeal some 15 years ago.

Read More: HBO Signs Nic Pizzolatto, But Pushes »

- Michael Nordine

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