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Laura Benanti, Tony Award winning-actress, showed off her hilarious impersonation of Melania Trump on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night — addressing the plagiarism allegations of Melania’s Rnc speech. Laura Benanti Channels Melania Trump On ‘Late Show’ “The Late Show has secured the first exclusive appearance by Mrs. Trump to address the […]
- Shantel Whitaker
The Performer | Winona Ryder
The Show | Stranger Things
The Episode | “The Body” (Episode 4)
The Performance | No one was ever going to mistake Stranger Things‘ high-strung Joyce for someone who has an easy time keeping it together. So we were all the more moved that, when Chief Hopper informed the single mom that her son Will was dead, Ryder made sure we saw her character trying — and trying heartbreakingly hard — to sound reasonable, even as she was explaining how she knew he was still alive.
Joyce had just talked to Will through the Christmas lights, you see. “One blink for yes, »
Rosie O'Donnell exacted some revenge against Donald Trump by narrating a new video that parodies the Republican presidential nominee's rise to power. Like Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and Harry Truman's Fair Deal before it, Thursday's Daily Show introduced voters to Trump's "Very Very Incredible Deal."
"Earlier tonight, before Donald Trump accepted his party's nomination, delegates viewed a short film about Trump's life work and overall fantastic-ness, and realizing that you may have missed this important information, we bring it to you now, just slightly edited for clarity," Trevor Noah said before introducing the video. »
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 Zoo, Girl Meets World, Stranger Things, UnREAL and Little Liars!
1 | In Episode 2 of Netflix’s Stranger Things: Assuming that upon leaving her sleepover at Pete’s, Nancy took the same route home (by foot or, like, hitched a ride), wouldn’t she have seen that Barb’s car was still parked down the road? Also, were you shouting at the screen for Joyce to make the The Martian set up a Christmas light alphabet? »
Jon Stewart took over the live post-rnc Late Show to unleash his pent-up wrath at Donald Trump, Fox News and the divisive message they're sending America. "I'm not an expert on racial unity but I do believe some of our more vaunted historical leaders in that area did retweet white supremacists less than Trump," Stewart said.
Stephen Colbert on Thursday (or early Friday morning depending on your time zone) yielded his show to Jon Stewart. The former Daily Show host took to the Late Show desk (with a clip-on tie!) to weigh in on what he called the hypocrisy of Sean Hannity’s support for Donald Trump after years of chastising President Barack Obama.
“It’s been a while,” Stewart noted, before tearing into the Fox News personality — whom he referred to only as “Lumpy” — for years of referring to Obama as a “thin-skinned narcissist with no »
The political conventions aren’t just a chance for the two parties to showcase their positions and/or break the ancient seals protecting us from an inter-dimensional apocalypse (“Buffy” warned us about this so many times, but we didn’t listen).
The conventions are also a chance for those in the late-night arena to solidify their followings or, ideally, ascend a few levels on the TV comedy food chain. The week often felt somewhat apocalyptic, and not in a “Supernatural”-finale sort of way, so it took real skill to wring jokes from it all, given the serious issues at play. Shows had to be topical and sharp and yet also acknowledge how odd and even disturbing so many moments were. The bizarreness of each passing hour of each of the last few days is hard to capture, let alone top.
With the caveat that this is only a partial list — it’s not possible to watch »
- Maureen Ryan
Variety Emmys are revoking Peter MacNicol's "Guest Actor" nomination for Veep since he appeared in 50% of the episodes (it's supposed to be under 50% a rule we support after years of abuse by studios and actors) but who gets his spot? Stay tuned.
Pajiba reacts with glorious schadenfreude to the news that Divergent is being demoted to TV for its final film
THR the resurgence of Dungeons & Dragons in showbiz as geek culture reigns
Decider Who is the worst character on Gilmore Girls?
No Film School on AMC's giant purchase of Odeon (they're going to be way too powerful for one company in terms of how you see movies) -- and China's growing rapidly growing theatrical business.
Towleroad IFC picks up James Franco's latest gay endeavor, »
- NATHANIEL R
The comedic duo used the unprecedented airtime to take jabs at the likes of actor Scott Baio, former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Donald Trump VP pick Mike Pence, whose speech ran longer than expected earlier in the evening.
After an especially unfunny remote where Che played a game of “Trumpémon Go,” in which he attempted to locate minorities on the convention floor, »
America, meet Mike Pence. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to boo, hiss and serve up a heaping plate of raspberries for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.).
That was the sub-theme from Night Three of the 2016 Republican National Convention, which found nominee Donald Trump stealing even more thunder from Cruz, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker almost getting upstaged by his backdrop, and a Donald-Ivanka moment pretty much confirming the family’s discomfort around country music.
CBS’ Zoo this Tuesday delivered 4.1 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, dipping 9 percent and a tenth to mark series lows.
That said, Season 2 of the James Patterson adaptation is averaging better numbers (4.8 mil/0.8) then either of CBS’ other summertime dramas, Sunday-bound BrainDead (3.6 mil/0.5) and American Gothic (3.2 mil/0.6).
RelatedZoo Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: Haven… and Hell
Elsewhere on the night….
NBC | America’s Got Talent (10.7 mil/2.2) dipped to season lows, but of course easily led the night in both measures.
RelatedContainment Boss on ‘Satisfying’ End, ‘Limited Series’ Label, Season 2 Plans
The CW | Containment wrapped its run with 850,000 total viewers and a 0.3 rating, »
Stephen Colbert offered his viewers more fun at the expense of Melania Trump on Tuesday’s “Late Show,” airing a sketch in which the wife of the Gop presidential nominee gives another speech about how she absolutely did not plagiarize her speech at the Republican National Convention. “My fellow Americans, This is truly the best of times; it is the worst of times,” Melania, played by actress Laura Benanti (“Supergirl”), says in the parody pulling from classic literature, TV theme songs and even commercial jingles. “I did not plagiarize my speech last night. I would never do such a thing. »
- Brian Flood
When Tony winner Laura Benanti appeared on the The Late Show back in May, host Stephen Colbert pointed out that the brunette beauty was a dead ringer for Melania Trump. So with the country buzzing about Trump's possibly plagiarized Republican National Convention speech, it made sense that Colbert called upon Benanti to step into the potential first lady's shoes, in a parody speech that opened his show on Tuesday night. Wearing the same white dress Trump wore in her speech, Benanti delivered a near-perfect impression of the Slovene-American model. She mocked the plagiarism scandal, claiming she wrote the speech herself »
- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves
James Corden churns out the buzzy bits, such as The Late Late Show‘s star-studded, always-viral Carpool Karaoke. Stephen Colbert, meanwhile… well, some might say he is right now hitting his stride with this week’s Rnc coverage, a full 10 months into his Late Show tenure. (In fact, Monday’s live outing delivered the talker’s best overnight 18-49 rating in five months.)
Regardless, CBS will not be swapping the late-nighters’ time slots to give Corden the more plum real estate.
While conceding that The Late Show With Stephen Colbert‘s »
One day after Melania Trump was accused of plagiarizing Michelle Obama with her Republican National Convention keynote address, the First Lady hopeful defended herself on The Late Show. Standing in front of a digital American flag, Ms. Trump (played by actress-singer Laura Benanti) explained she "did not plagiarize," with famous lines from Charles Dickens, the Beastie Boys, Braveheart, Dr. Seuss, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and more.
"My fellow Americans: This is truly the best of times; it is the worst of times," she said. "I did not plagiarize my speech last night. »
NatGeo and UK broadcaster Channel 4 are teaming up to produce a limited, scripted series based on the terrorist organization Isis.
Per our sister site Deadline, the untitled drama will explore the fact-inspired, fictitious tale of four British men and women who join the Islamic State in Raqqah, Syria. The four-part program will be helmed by writer/director Peter Kosminsky (Wolf Hall), and is expected to debut in 2017.
“After a year of extensive research, Peter has written a fascinating fictional story that sheds light on an unknown and unimaginable world, »
Jimmy Fallon might not be the champion of the world, but he’s certainly the champion of late night.
The Tonight Show host came out as Donald Trump toward the top of Tuesday’s program, parodying the presidential nominee’s entrance to Queen’s “We Are the Champions” from Night 1 of the Republican National Convention, while airing allegedly unseen footage from Night 2.
Attempting to jazz things up, Fallon’s interpretation included a quick Michael Jackson-esque dance number and an old-fashioned top hat which he quickly discarded before taking to the podium. »
The Tony-winning actress appeared in character as the potential First Lady during the cold open of a live Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and miserably failed to make amends for plagiarizing parts of her speech from Night 1 of the Republican National Convention.
Those were just a few of the more memorable moments from Night Two of the 2016 Republican National Convention, a three hour celebration of Hillary Clinton-bashing, Paul Ryan awkwardness and (as The Donald might say) “just so many other things.”
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We watched every second of »
The Daily Show on Tuesday began its Cleveland-based coverage of the Republicans’ “Unbelievably Classy and Tremendous and Huge and Good” National Convention by taking a closer look at Melania Trump’s controversial — and potentially plagiarized — speech.
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Trevor Noah wasn’t so much worried about whether or not our next potential First Lady stole from Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention address, but more concerned with what the Trump campaign’s decision to dismiss plagiarism claims indicates about a possible Trump administration.
“It would have been so easy for [the campaign] to just own up and say ‘Hey, »
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