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5 Best Instagrams From Vanity Fair’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner After-Party

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Once a year, journalists, politicians and Hollywood elite come together to rub shoulders at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, alternately dubbed the “Nerd Prom.” But this year, the guest list had a new addition: social media stars. Millennial multitaskers famous for their YouTube videos, Instagram posts, snaps, tweets and Vines including Tyler Oakley, Bethany Mota, Marcus Johns, Nash Grier and Jerome Jarre made this the most social guest list yet. And nowhere was the influence of social media more obvious than at the Vanity Fair after-party. Vanity Fair teamed up with Instagram and portrait photographer Jonas Fredwall Karlsson to celebrate »


- Lia Haberman

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Jay Z Defends Struggling Music Service Tidal in Twitter Rant

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Jay Z sounded just a tad defensive Sunday, tweeting up a 39-minute storm of support for his recently re-launched music streaming app Tidal. The service is already struggling and its problems are many. Tidal CEO Andy Chen left the company earlier this month, it’s undergone layoffs and hardly anyone is using it. After rising to No. 19 on the list of hottest iPhone app downloads after Jay Z took over last month, Tidal has seen a steep drop while more established rival services like Pandora, Spotify and Apple’s Beats Music are surging. On top of that, one of Jay Z’s original supporters, »


- Todd Cunningham

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9 Best Political Jabs President Obama Delivered at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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Donald Trump, a big target of President Obama at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, got off light on Saturday night. But few other Republican or Democratic presidential candidates escaped the President’s wrath. Even Vice President Joe Biden took a few hits at the annual gathering, which celebrates excellence in reporting on the White House and raises money for scholarships. In a shot at Biden’s habit of invading others’ personal space, Obama joked that he loves the VP’s back massages. “Those Joe Biden shoulder massages are like magic. You should try one.” “Oh, you have?” Here are nine of the President’s. »


- Ira Teinowitz

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Cecily Strong Admits President Obama a Tough Act to Follow

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Saturday Night Live” star Cecily Strong delivered several zinger’s during her headlining gig at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. But the NBC talent admits she was forced to change her routine after President Obama stole some of her thunder. “I kept checking in with my writers — I knew where they were sitting — and I would go, ‘Should we keep it? Cut it?'” There were two I chose to cut,” Strong told “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd in an interview taped immediately after the dinner, but she didn’t say what the jokes were about. Also Read: Obama Brings the. »


- Anita Bennett

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Sophia Bush Remembers Google Exec Killed in Mt. Everest Avalanche: ‘One of the Great Loves of My Life’

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“Chicago Pd” actress Sophia Bush has written a touching tribute to Google executive Dan Fredinburg, who was among 18 people killed Saturday in an avalanche on Mount Everest. Fredinburg was the first American confirmed dead in the avalanche, which was triggered by a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. As of Sunday morning, the quake had claimed at least 2,500 lives and left countless others injured, according to the Associated Press. Bush posted a heartfelt message about Fredinburg, a former boyfriend, on her Instagram page Saturday after learning of his death. “There are no adequate words. Today I find myself attempting to pick. »


- Anita Bennett

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‘Furious 7’ Roars Past $1 Billion at Overseas Box Office, Joining ‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’

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Furious 7” crossed $1 billion at the international box office this weekend, making it the third film ever to achieve the milestone along with the James Cameron juggernauts “Avatar” and “Titanic.” “Furious 7” also passed Disney’s “Frozen” to become the fifth-highest-grossing movie ever at the worldwide box office — which includes domestic and international receipts — with $1.32 billion, behind “Avatar” ($2.8 billion), “Titanic” ($2.2 billion) and “The Avengers” ($1.5 billion). The 2009 sci-fi saga took in $2.02 billion at the international box office, the ship disaster epic brought in $1.52 billion from abroad in 1997 and the Marvel superhero mashup totaled $895 million from overseas. With this weekend’s »


- Todd Cunningham

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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Explodes for $201 Million at Overseas Box Office

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“Avengers: The Age of Ultron” exploded for a massive $201 million in its first weekend of release overseas, exceeding the original film’s first weekend haul by 44 percent and breaking records along the way. Disney’s Marvel sequel, which opens Friday in the U.S., debuted at No. 1 in all 44 territories in which it rolled out this weekend, roughly 55 percent of its eventual international run. South Korea was the leading market with $28.2 million, followed by the U.K. with $27.3 million. The IMAX returns set a record for the largest non-China international opening of all-time with $10.4 million, an eye-popping $60,000 per-screen average. IMAX. »


- Todd Cunningham

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‘Furious 7’ Speeds Past ‘Age of Adaline’ For 4th Straight Win at Box Office

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Furious 7,” Universal’s blockbuster hot car sequel, capped its record-breaking run with a fourth consecutive triumph at the box office this weekend. And in the process, it moved past “Frozen” to become the fifth-highest grossing film globally ever. Lionsgate’s “The Age of Adaline,” a fantasy romance starring Blake Lively and “Game of Thrones” actor Michiel Huisman, opened with $13.3 million and on Friday even finished on top, ahead of “Furious 7.” But the action sequel had a big Saturday that powered an $18.3 million weekend and made it the first movie since 2012’s “The Hunger Games” to stay on top of the box office. »


- Todd Cunningham

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Obama Brings the White House Down With CNN, MSNBC Digs, Surprise ‘Key & Peele’ ‘Anger Translator’ at Correspondents’ Dinner (Video)

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Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong may have been the headliner at tonight’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but it was the President of the United States who had the media, politicians and Hollywood elites rolling in the aisles. President Obama opened with a risque spin on what his opponents criticize as a devil-may-care attitude in the twilight of his two terms in office. “I am determined to make the most of every moment I have left,” Obama said. “After the midterm elections, my advisers asked me, ‘Mr. President, do you have a ‘Bucket List’?” Also Read: White House Correspondents' Dinner: Are Celebrities Really. »


- L.A. Ross

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Kim Kardashian Calls Bruce Jenner’s Transition ‘a Hard Adjustment’ in ‘Today Show’ Interview (Video)

25 April 2015 6:52 PM, PDT

Bruce Jenner’s stepdaughter Kim Kardashian has broken her silence about his transition to womanhood in a preview of a “Today Show” interview airing Monday, during which the reality star calls it “a hard adjustment.” “I see reports that say, ‘This one doesn’t support him’ and, ‘This one’s over here, and feels this way,’ and it’s all really so made up,” Kardashian tells Matt Lauer in the clip. “We all really support him. Is it a hard adjustment? Yes.” Although it was long suspected that Kardashian’s stepfather, a former Olympian, was transgender, he officially declared on Friday during a widely-watched. »


- Greg Gilman

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Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards Go to ‘King Jack’ and ‘TransFatty Lives’

25 April 2015 6:00 PM, PDT

The Tribeca Film Festival gave “King Jack” and “TransFatty Lives” the Narrative and Documentary Audience awards, respectively, on Saturday. Written and directed by Felix Thompson, the rural drama that made its world premiere at the New York City film festival follows a hardened 15-year-old boy discovering the importance of friendship, family and looking for happiness even in the most desolate of circumstances. “TransFatty, directed by subject Patrick O’Brien, also made its world premiere at the festival. O’Brien, a former DJ and internet meme maker, turned on the camera on himself to document his life after being  diagnosed with Als and given only two. »


- Greg Gilman

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Bruce Jenner Interview Sparks Feisty Twitter Exchange Between Kris Jenner and Perez Hilton

25 April 2015 5:54 PM, PDT

Bruce Jenner’s ex-wife Kris Jenner sent celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton a “f–k you” on Twitter after he called her out for not giving any comment to ABC News for Friday’s “20/20” special, during which Bruce officially declared he identifies as a woman. “Kris Jenner has no comment for ABC news and the #BruceJenner interview. His other two ex-wives give supportive statements,” Hilton tweeted on Friday night. And that’s not all he had to say about Kris, either. See photos: 15 Jaw-Dropping TV Interviews Before Bruce Jenner: From Whitney's 'Crack Is Whack' to Tom Cruise's Couch-Jumping »


- Greg Gilman

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‘Walking Dead’ Star Norman Reedus Talks About Daryl Dixon’s Sexuality, Possible Death and Mooning Andrew Lincoln (Video)

25 April 2015 4:22 PM, PDT

Nobody ever said Daryl Dixon is gay, “Walking Dead” star Norman Reedus clarifies in the latest episode of TheWrap‘s “Drinking with the Stars.” “Walking Dead” executive producer and comic book creator Robert Kirkman said last summer that the idea of Dixon being gay “has been discussed,” and that AMC “absolutely would” allow that possibility, but Reedus said it never got past the point of discussion. “There’s a character in the comic book named Jesus, who is gay and he’s badass. Somebody in a panel asked Robert , ‘Is that going to be Daryl’s story?’ And he said, »


- Wrap Staff

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Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winners: CBS, PBS Pummel Competition

25 April 2015 2:50 PM, PDT

CBS and PBS were the big winners at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ 42nd annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Friday. Each network claimed 17 trophies, while the closest competitor was Nickelodeon, which had six wins during the ceremony hosted by Florence Henderson (“The Brady Bunch”) and Alex Trebek (“Jeopardy”). ABC and NBC only managed to score three awards each, and were bested by Netflix, which won four. The most interesting winners of the night, however, were Ray Wise, Donna Mills and Fred Willard, who were locked in the gala event’s first-ever three-way tie in the Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a. »


- Greg Gilman

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Google Executive Dan Fredinburg Killed in Avalanche on Mount Everest

25 April 2015 1:58 PM, PDT

Google executive Dan Fredinburg was killed during an avalanche on Mount Everest early Saturday morning. His younger sister, Megan, used his Twitter and Instagram accounts to share the sad news that Fredinberg “suffered from a major head injury and didn’t make it.” “We appreciate all of the love that has been sent our way thus far and know his soul and his spirit will live on in so many of us,” she wrote with an Instagram photo of him climbing. “All our love and thanks to those who shared this life with our favorite hilarious strong willed man. He was and. »

- Greg Gilman

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Bruce Jenner Interview Breaks Twitter Record as Most Social Friday Telecast of All Time

25 April 2015 1:30 PM, PDT

Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday night wasn’t just a ratings blockbuster for ABC, as the “20/20” special became Twitter’s most social Friday telecast of all time, excluding sports. According to Nielsen Social, a total of 8.1 million people in the U.S. saw one or more of the 972,000 tweets sent about the 2-hour special, “Bruce Jenner – The Interview .” The tweets were sent by 403,000 people and viewed 139 million times, making Jenner’s official declaration that he is a transgender individual who identifies as a woman the top worldwide trend on Friday. Also Read: Bruce Jenner's Ex-Wife Details His 'Excruciatingly. »


- Greg Gilman

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Calvin Harris, Naomi Campbell Tag Team Omnia Grand Opening in Las Vegas (Photos)

25 April 2015 1:10 PM, PDT

The only thing Naomi Campbell threw on Friday night was the beats. The supermodel joined fellow Brit superstar Calvin Harris for the grand opening of Omnia — each manning decks in separate rooms at countryman Neil Moffit’s new 75,000-square-foot social anchor inside Caesars palace. Also Read: Beckhams, Elton John, Kate Beckinsale, Mila Kunis Bring London to La at Burberry Extravaganza (Video) As is custom in hospitality, especially in Vegas, Omnia’s been technically open for a few weeks before the triangle stamps started inking the inside of wrists for the Grand Opening Weekend. After taping the “Comedy Central Roast” in L. »


- Mikey Glazer

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Sid Tepper, Elvis Presley Songwriter, Dead at 96

25 April 2015 12:53 PM, PDT

Sid Tepper, a songwriter who wrote 45 Elvis Presley tunes, died of natural causes on Friday. He was 96. Tepper’s publicist, Steve Elzer, told TheWrap that Tepper passed away while surrounded by his family at his home on Williams Island in Miami Beach, Florida. The King of Rock and Roll wasn’t the only iconic artist Tepper wrote for with writing partner Roy C. Bennett, either. Other major musicians who sang Tepper’s tunes include Frank Sinatra, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, Ray Charles and Louie Armstrong. Also Read: Richard Corliss, Time Magazine Film Critic, Dead at 71 A few of his hits include “Red Roses For A. »


- Greg Gilman

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Bruce Jenner Tweet Lands Kris Humphries in Hot Water on Twitter: ‘I’m Glad I Got Out When I Did. #Gottadoyou’

25 April 2015 12:26 PM, PDT

Kim Kardashian‘s ex-husband, Kris Humphries, is under fire on Twitter for tweeting a message of “support” for Bruce Jenner that many perceived as an insult to the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” reality star who came out as transgender during a “20/20” interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday. “Man, I’m glad I got out when I did,” Humphries, an NBA player who divorced Kardashian after 72 days of matrimony, tweeted on Friday night with the hashtag, #Gottadoyou. The tweet, which has been shared nearly 10,000 times on Twitter, sparked instant backlash from people responding with insults including “piece of shit,” “you’re. »


- Greg Gilman

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Bruce Jenner’s Ex-Wife Details His ‘Excruciatingly Painful’ Transition and Its Effect on Their Kids

25 April 2015 11:40 AM, PDT

Bruce Jenner came out as transgender to his ex-wife, Linda Thompson, decades before coming out to Diane Sawyer, and the world, during a “20/20” interview that gave the ABC program its highest ratings in 15  years. Thompson, who married Jenner in 1981 and gave birth to two sons during their romantic relationship, details how the Olympian shared the secret he had been hiding from the public his entire life, and how it affected their family in a Huffington Post blog titled, “How Living With and Loving Bruce Jenner Changed My Life Forever.” “When Brody was about 18 months old and Brandon »


- Greg Gilman

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