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White House Correspondents Dinner: The Five Best Moments

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President Obama’s Final White House Correspondents Dinner will go down as one of the more memorable. Not necessarily for the right reasons: Carrie Fisher’s Dog Upstages Hollywood Celebs At Red Carpet While Hollywood starlets demonstrated their over-the-shoulder red carpet poses to mystified Washingtonians, Carrie Fisher’s dog, Gary Fisher stole their spotlight. Carrie and Gary were guests of The Guardian, as was Tom Hiddleston. “Is Gary going into the dinner?” CBS News… »


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Larry Wilmore Savages Media, Ignites Controversy During White House Correspondents Dinner Skewering

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Don Lemon gave Larry Wilmore’s performance the middle finger tonight at the White House Correspondents Dinner while the other 2,699 attendees appeared to wish they’d had the nerve. But, after lambasting the media packed into Washington’s Hinkley Hilton, Wilmore capped his set with a head snapping pivot, paying tribute to Obama’s White House legacy that ended with a gasp inducing, “You did it, my n*gga!” “Welcome to Negro Night here, or as they say at Fox, ‘two thugs… »

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Watch Obama Blast Trump, Clinton & CNN At Final White House Correspondents’ Dinner – Update

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[Updated 9:32 Pm with video of President Obama’s full remarks.] “I'm sorry I was a little late tonight, I was running on Cp time,” said President Barack Obama tonight kicking off his remarks at his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner. "Which stands for ‘Jokes white people should not make,’" he added in what was the first clear blast of the night in reference to the ill considered and racially themed routine Hillary Clinton and NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio did onstage in… »

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Obama’s Final White House Correspondents’ Dinner Kicks Off With Will Smith, Priyanka Chopra, Bryan Cranston, Wme & UTA Brass

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With Hollywood A-listers from Wme's Ari Emanuel, UTA's Jay Sures, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Quantico's Priyanka Chopra, Shonda Rhimes and cast members of Scandal and House of Cards in attendance, President Barack Obama's final White House Correspondents Dinner is kicking off in D.C right now. Potus and the First Lady aren't expected to show up at the Washington Hilton for the 2,700-guest strong Larry Wilmore-hosted nerd prom for about another hour, but the red… »

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‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Finale Ratings Steady With 2015, ‘Shark Tank’ & ‘Originals’ Rise

30 April 2016 10:36 AM, PDT

There were NBA Playoffs on Espn and Day 2 of the 2016 NFL Draft on the NFL Network last night but neither seemed to score much over the Big 4 and the CW. Though on another level, things will be simmering a bit less on Friday nights with the Season 15 finale of Hell's Kitchen (1.0/4). Up a tenth from last week among 18-49, the Gordon Ramsay cooking competition picked a winner but also held pretty steady with its last ender too. Usually dropping a show onto Fridays is the… »

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Daytime Emmys Creative Arts Winners: PBS & CBS Dominate

30 April 2016 12:05 AM, PDT

Winners were named tonight in 66 categories at the Creative Arts portion of the two-night Daytime Emmy Awards, with CBS and PBS dominating with a total of 26 wins between them. CBS came in with 11 wins, among them 5 for The Young and the Restless, and a win for This Morning in the talk show/morning program directing category. The Creative Arts ceremony was held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The second night of Emmy bestowing, which will not be… »

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USA To Redevelop ‘Brooklyn Animal Control’ Pilot, Passes On ‘Poor Richard’s Almanack’

29 April 2016 6:00 PM, PDT

USA Network has made decisions on its two outstanding drama pilots, Brooklyn Animal Control, based on the Idw Publishing comic created by Jt Petty, and Poor Richard’s Almanack. According to sources, none of the two is going forward. I hear Brooklyn Animal Control, from Universal Cable Prods., will be redeveloped with Petty, who also wrote the original pilot and executive produced it with David S. Goyer, Circle of Confusion's Rick JacobsDavid Alpert, and Idw… »

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Kelly Macdonald To Star In ‘Black Mirror’ Episode On Netflix

29 April 2016 5:26 PM, PDT

Boardwalk Empire alumna Kelly Macdonald is set to star in an episode of Netflix's Black Mirror. No details on her character as plotlines are being kept under wraps, but the episode, titled “Hated in the Nation,” will be directed by James Hawes. Created and written by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. The original series… »


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Ashton Kutcher Sitcom ‘The Ranch’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

29 April 2016 4:40 PM, PDT

Updated: Ashton Kutcher, joined by co-stars Danny Masterson and Sam Elliott, just made the announcement for Season 2, which will consist of 20 episodes, in a video on Twitter: It's official: Season 2 of @TheRanchNetflix, coming 2017!https://t.co/a582aydDgy — ashton kutcher (@aplusk) April 29, 2016 The Ranch, toplined by former That ’70s Show co-stars Kutcher and Masterson, from 2.5 Men co-showrunners Don Reo and Jim Patterson, introduced a new model at Netflix with… »

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Allison Janney Revives C.J. Cregg For White House Press Briefing

29 April 2016 4:40 PM, PDT

Celebrities pop up in the darndest places in Washington during White House Correspondents’ Dinner weekend. Today, for instance, former West Wing star Allison Janney made a surprise appearance at Friday’s White House press briefing, announcing that Press Secretary Josh Earnest “is out today. I believe he has a root canal. But let’s be honest, I’m better at this than he is, anyway.” Some press in the room seemed to know it was a nod to the Ww episode in which her C.J. Cregg… »

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Larry Wilmore On White House Correspondents’ Dinner: “I’m Going To Open With A Yo Mama So Fat Joke”

29 April 2016 3:36 PM, PDT

Doing his umpteenth interview this week about hosting President Obama’s final White House Correspondents Dinner tomorrow night, Larry Wilmore seemed finally to toss the script, telling CNN’s Jake Tapper, “I know [former Whcd host] Jimmy Kimmel ran a couple of jokes by you, and you were very kind to let me try out a few Yo Mama jokes on you –  and I really appreciate that. I'm going to open with a Yo Mama So Fat joke.” After being told for the fourth, or maybe it was the… »

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John Krasinski To Star In ‘Jack Ryan’ Amazon TV Series From Carlton Cuse & Paramount TV

29 April 2016 3:24 PM, PDT

Exclusive: John Krasinski is the next Jack Ryan. The Office alum has closed a deal for the title role in Jack Ryan, the TV series project based on Tom Clancy's popular CIA hero, which is set at Amazon through Paramount TV. In a competitive situation, the package, which includes the former Lost duo of co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham RolandMichael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Skydance Media, landed at Amazon with a series commitment and the intention to go… »

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‘Son Of Zorn’ Co-Creator/Co-Showrunner Eli Jorne Exits Fox Comedy Series

29 April 2016 3:00 PM, PDT

There is a second behind-the-scenes change at Fox’s hybrid live-action/animated comedy series Son Of Zorn, from Last Man On Earth executive producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller and former Wilfred showrunners Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne. Jorne, who co-created the project with Agnew and had served as co-showrunner, is departing the series over creative differences, leaving Sally McKenna as the sole showrunner at the moment. Production on the series won’t be affected by the… »

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Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Video: Chelsea Handler & EPs Talk Delivering Info With Humor In Docu-Series

29 April 2016 2:59 PM, PDT

"I just said, just tell me what to do and I'll do it," Chelsea Handler said of working on her Netflix docu series Chelsea Does. "Make me uncomfortable, I don't want to be in charge of anything," the past and future talk show host added. "I wanted to give information or get information with a sense of humor." The 4-part Chelsea Does series debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this year and went up in one swoop on Netflix on January 23. Tackling topics of marriage, racism… »

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Ratings Now Even, ‘Big Bang’ Up, ‘Mom’ & Game Of Silence’ Adjusted Down In Final Numbers – Update

29 April 2016 2:24 PM, PDT

Update, 2:24 Pm: We saw more adjustments than usual with the final ratings for Thursday night. ABC and Tgit can breathe a little easier as Grey’s Anatomy moved up to a 2.0/7, which makes it even with last week and no longer matching a series low. CBS’s The Big Bang Theory still the top show of the night but the comedy blockbuster was adjusted up a tenth to a 3.4/12 or 6% over last week. CBS comedy Mom and NBC drama Game Of Silence both went down a tenth to 1.7/6 and a… »

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The A.V. Club Sets Up At Fusion; Weekly Show To Bow This Year

29 April 2016 1:35 PM, PDT

Exclusive: Univision-owned Fusion continues to expand its original content, partnering with The Onion to develop a weekly television series based on its spinoff site The A.V. Club, Deadline has learned. Expected to premiere later this year on the millennial-focused news and satire channel, the new series will offer curated pop culture content for Fusion viewers including recommendations on film, TV and other entertainment. The show also will highlight popular content from… »

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NFL Draft Day 1 Viewership Down From 2015; ‘Big Bang Theory’ Wins Demo

29 April 2016 1:35 PM, PDT

Updated, 1:35 Pm: There will be more picks tonight, but the final numbers are in for Day 1 of the 2016 NFL Draft and it was not a win for Espn. Down double digits from last year, the three-hour-plus broadcast of Round 1 from Chicago drew a total of 6.29 million total viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49. While easily the top show on cable on Thursday, last night's Draft Day 1 is down 10% in overall audience and sacked by 11% in the key demo from last year. Unlike… »

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Ryan Reynolds Pens Moving Tribute To ‘Deadpool’ Fan Who Died Of Cancer

29 April 2016 1:34 PM, PDT

Ryan Reynolds has written an emotional tribute to Connor McGrath, a 13-year-old Deadpool fan who died this week in Edmonton, Canada, after a three-year battle with cancer. Reynolds met McGrath through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, when Reynolds traveled to Edmonton to surprise the boy with a rough cut of Deadpool. “Because of his wish, Connor was the first person to see Deadpool,” Reynolds writes. "I traveled up to Edmonton, Alberta to surprise him with a rough cut of the… »

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Elisabeth Moss To Star In Straight-To-Series Drama ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ On Hulu

29 April 2016 12:43 PM, PDT

Hulu has given a straight-to-series order for drama The Handmaid’s Tale from MGM Television based on Margaret Atwood’s bestselling novel, with Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake) attached to star. Ilene Chaiken wrote the original script that was bought by Hulu, but she could no longer render services when she became showrunner on Fox’s Empire. The 100‘s Bruce Miller is listed by Hulu as creator, writer and executive producer, with Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears (Sophisticated Gent… »

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Joy Reid Takes Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC Timeslot Starting May 7

29 April 2016 12:41 PM, PDT

MSNBC made it official today, announcing that Joy Reid will host a new weekend program on Saturdays and Sundays 10 Am-Noon Et, starting May 7. Yes, that’s the timeslot formerly held by Mhp, hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry, who left in a hail of tweets and emails after refusing to return to the slot to host election-cycle coverage, saying she was “not hungry for empty airtime.” Reid’s untitled show will “tackle the most important news and political topics of the week and… »

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