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Critic's Notebook: Bernie Who? Michelle Obama, Sarah Silverman Steal Democratic Convention Spotlight

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The opening night of the Democratic National Convention definitively proved once and for all that a First Lady deserves to be President of the United States. I'm talking, of course, about Michelle Obama. Delivering the most powerful speech in an evening filled with more drama than usual for a convention's opening lap, Michelle handily repaid Bill Clinton for the stirring address he gave four years ago that re-energized her husband's re-election campaign. Providing a passionate endorsement of Hillary in the most personal terms, Michelle showed that she's more than a match for Barack when it comes to soaring

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- Frank Scheck

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Samantha Bee Tells TBS "Delete Your Account" Over Twitter Video Comparing Hillary Clinton to Hyena

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It was one woman looking out for another. But Samantha Bee had second thoughts. The brash, brainy comedian — who broke ground this year by becoming the only female late-night host in a crowded field dominated by men — took to Twitter on Monday night to tell her own network, TBS, to "delete your account" after the network posted a video comparing Hillary Clinton's laugh to that of wild hyenas. The tweet, which was quickly deleted, was posted just as the first night of the Democratic National Convention concluded with a rousing speech from Bernie Sanders calling on disruptive

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- Seth Abramovitch

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'The Bachelorette's' Luke Talks Post-Show Heartbreak: "I Was Having Anxiety Attacks"

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[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the overnight dates episode of The Bachelorette.] The Bachelorette delivered its biggest blindside yet during JoJo Fletcher's fantasy suites episode. With her final four men awaiting a rose ceremony that would propel them into the long-awaited overnight fantasy suite dates, Luke Pell was left utterly shocked when JoJo refused to give him a rose — even after he had just pulled her aside to profess his love for the Bachelorette. "I think my face said it all," he tells The Hollywood Reporter about the devastating moment. "I haven’t felt a relationship go that

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- Jackie Strause

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Hollywood Reacts With "Tears, Chills" to Michelle Obama's Powerful DNC Speech

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Monday wrapped up day one of the Democratic National Convention, filled with a star-studded lineup including Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, Sarah Silverman, Eva Longoria and Demi Lovato. The First Lady delivered a positive, optimistic speech about Hillary Clinton, saying that the election is "about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of our lives," she said. "And I am here tonight because in this election, there is only one person who I trust with that responsibility: Our friend, Hillary Clinton." One of the most emotional moments was brought

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- THR Staff

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Eva Longoria to Donald Trump: "My Family Never Crossed a Border, the Border Crossed Us"

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When Eva Longoria took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, she had a message for Donald Trump. "My family never crossed a border, the border crossed us," the ninth generation American said of growing up in South Texas. "When Donald Trump calls us criminals and rapists, he's insulting American families. My father is not a criminal or a rapist." The TV star, who was on hand to introduce New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker to the stage, said that, for her, this election is personal. { "nid": 914491, "type": "news", "title": "Sarah Silverman Addresses "Bernie or

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- Jackie Strause

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Sarah Silverman Addresses "Bernie or Bust" Crowd at Democratic Convention: "You’re Being Ridiculous"

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Sarah Silverman appeared Monday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to speak with Sen. Al Franken and help introduce Paul Simon, but first she had a message to her fellow Bernie Sanders followers.  "I support Bernie Sanders and the movement behind him," Silverman told the cheering crowd in her speech. "Not only did Bernie wake us up, he made us understand what is possible and what we deserve." But, "to the 'Bernie or Bust' people," she said, "you’re being ridiculous." Silverman, ready to vote for Hillary Clinton but still supporting Sanders, said that the

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- Jennifer Konerman

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Democratic Convention: Demi Lovato Talks Mental Illness, Performs "Confident" to Standing Ovation

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Demi Lovato was the first celebrity speaker to take the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night. Speaking of her personal history with mental illness, the 23-year-old singer told the crowd: "I stand here today as proof that you can live a normal and empowered life with mental illness." She then said she's proud to support a president who will fight to ensure that all people who suffer from mental illness can get proper healthcare. { "nid": 914063, "type": "news", "title": "Hollywood Star Power in Focus as Democratic Convention Kicks Off ", "path": "http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-

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- Jackie Strause

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