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Donald Trump Inauguration Fuels Stephen Colbert To Near-High Household Ratings

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The Donald Trump presidency may be very good for CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Trump's inauguration handed Late Show its best early household delivery since its third week on the air, the September 22, 2015 telecast when Trump was Colbert’s guest. Last night, The Late Show drew a 2.9 household ratings in the metered markets, up +21% compared to same night last week and +16% compared to same night last year. Late Show finished No.1 in households on four of the five… »

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Women’s March: “Day 1!” Says America Ferrera; Scarlett Johansson Pleads For Planned Parenthood – Update

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Update, 11:13 a.m., with new video & livestream Actress Scarlett Johansson made a direct plea to the new president today at the Women’s March in Washington D.C. Speaking before hundreds of thousands gathered in the Capital, Johansson was pointed in her support of Planned Parenthood. “President Trump, I did not vote for you,” Johansson said, adding that she “wants” to support the president but first “I ask that you support me, support my sister, support my mother, support… »

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‘Last Man Standing’ Tops Friday To Extend Streak, ‘Emerald City’ Ratings Slip Further

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ABC’s Last Man Standing extended its strong 2017 ratings showing with another solid delivering last night. The multi-camera sitcom starring Tim Allen was the top program on Friday in adults 18-49 (Live+same day) for a fourth consecutive week with a 1.3 rating, even with last week and the second highest result for the show this season behind its January return (1.5). Last Man Standing has been a success story in broadcast syndication where it launched last fall. The extra… »

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March On Twitter: Hollywood Tweets Solidarity, Hillary Thanks Marchers

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Refresh for updates If Hollywood couldn’t be in Washington – or New York or Boston or London – to walk the walk, it took to Twitter to talk the talk in support of today’s Women’s Marches around the world. “Shooting Black Panther on a Saturday,” wrote Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. “But my heart is at the Women’s March.” Here’s a collection of today’s messages from notable names who were rallying or wished they could. Deadline will update this post as the marches… »

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Sundance: Watch ‘Nashville’S Connie Britton & Aisha Tyler Administer Oath At Women’s March – Update

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(Updated With Rally Remarks & Video) Previous 8:52 Am: With a smaller turnout that expected and battling snowfall and traffic snarls, today's Women's March On Main still drew thousands to Park City this morning. Led by Chelsea Handler, the two-hour event down the main drag of the Sundance Film Festival's home base was full of A-listers with Oscar winner Charlize Theron, Underground Ep and Oscar winner John Legend, Nashville's Connie Britton and more Hollywooders taking… »

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Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Inaugural Address Positively Lincolnish

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Updated with video: “Like Lincoln huffing paint thinner, this stirring orator invoked an inspiring picture of the country he now leads,” Late Show host Stephen Colbert said hours after President Donald Trump delivered his Inaugural Address. Among Trump’s zippier turns of phrase: America's infrastructure has fall into disrepair and decay… Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities… Rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape… Our you… »

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Jill Soloway On Today’s Women’s March, ‘I Love Dick’ At Sundance & ‘Transparent’

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“This is a rallying cry that women, people of color, queer people, and their allies are all one big movement,” says Jill Soloway of the Women’s Marches that are set for Washington D.C, Park City and all over the country today after Friday’s Inauguration of Donald Trump. “The enemy is now clear and the enemy is now named,” the Transparent creator and multiple Emmy winner added. A Sundance alum and the winner of the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award with her 2013 film Afternoon… »

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Trevor Noah Sings To President Donald Trump On His First Day In Office

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“Did anyone have ‘carnage,’ ‘blood,’ and ‘decay’ on their Inauguration Speech Bingo card?” Trevor Noah asked at the top of The Daily Show hours after Donald Trump delivered his dystopic inaugural address which, the late night host noted, former First Lady Michelle Obama seemed to be having none of. Then, about 6:50 into his show, in a bit of a surprise, Noah broke into song: No more excuses, no more excuses. It’s time to take your red cap off and really do shit. Cause if y… »

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Joy Reid To Trevor Noah: Media Must Study Vladimir Putin’s Authoritarian Regime To Cover President Trump

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Updated with video: President Donald Trump’s post-truth world has to change the way the press does its job, Joy Reid told The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah. “Journalists are accustomed to, when the president says something…you just report it. But now, something Donald Trump tweets is not a headline you can just translate right into your magazine, or your newspaper or on television,” she continued. “Because it might be true – and more times than not it isn’t true, it’s a… »

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South Korean Cultural Minister Arrested Over Artists Blacklist

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South Korea’s ongoing political crisis continues as Cho Yoon-sun, the country’s cultural minister, was arrested by prosecutors due to suspected abuse of power. Among the other accusations brought against the minister, Cho is accused of drawing up a blacklist against artists and entertainers who criticized Park Geun-hye, the suspended current president facing impeachment over charges of corruption. Cho is the first sitting minister in the country’s history to be arrested… »

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Jimmy Kimmel Vows To Mine Donald Trump Presidency For Laughs

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Finally, a completely honest late-night comic. Jimmy Kimmel tonight revealed how happy he is to have a Donald Trump presidency to mine for comedy after eight years of the Obamas: “Let me tell you something, I have not had it easy” Kimmel said on his Inauguration Day edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live.  “For the last eight years I have been forced to make jokes about the First Lady's vegetable garden. You think I'm not going to grab this pumpkin by the guts and shake it until… »

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More Than 200 Arrested But Protests Don’t Trump Inaugural Festivities

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At least 200 people were arrested today in Washington D.C. during a large scale protest of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Several demonstrations happened in Washington, with some turning riotous, resulting in a limousine being set on fire blocks away from the inaugural events. Approximately a mile from the National Mall, where the swearing in ceremony was held, police chased after at least 100 demonstrators, while still others broke windows of local… »

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Bill Maher Calls Trump Inaugural Address “Joyless And Ugly And Dividing”

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Updated Saturday with video Bill Maher celebrated his birthday – and the 15th season premiere of HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher – with an opening salvo against his old nemesis and new president: “What does every kid want for his birthday?,” the comedian asked in his first monologue since the Oval Office changeover. “A clown.” Maher, who earlier this week in a candid and chemically-enhanced interview with The New York Times expressed fears that Donald Trump would target… »

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Did Twitter Force Obama Supporters To Follow New Trump @Potus Account?

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Donald Trump used a photo from President Obama’s first — and far better-attended — inauguration for the header image on his newly established official presidential Twitter account today. (The image quietly was removed once it was pointed out, and mocked ruthlessly.) But it wasn’t the only thing Trump apparently took from Obama without attribution: An uncertain — but counting at least in the hundreds of thousands — number of Twitter users found themselves following the… »

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Nils Larsen Joins Management 360

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Management 360 has brought in Nils Larsen to be a manager in its talent department. Larsen spent the past six years at Principato-Young Entertainment, after the company acquired his management company Elements Entertainment. His strong suit is finding upcoming talent, and his client list includes Shailene Woodley, (Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars), Nick Robinson (Jurassic World, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda), Courtney Eaton (Mad Max, Gods of Egypt), Ross Lynch (Aust… »

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‘Raised By Wolves’ Comedy From Diablo Cody & Berlanti TV Gets ABC Pilot Order

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ABC has given a pilot order to Raised by Wolves, a single-camera comedy from Juno writer Diablo Cody and Berlanti Productions. Written by Cody, Raised by Wolves is an adaptation of the 2015 UK comedy series. It centers on Sheila Gable, one tough mother struggling to support her five opinionated, eccentric kids on a shoestring budget in a Midwestern town. This marks the second half-hour comedy pilot for Greg Berlanti's Berlanti Prods., which has six drama series on the… »

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CBS Orders Dan Kopelman Man’s Life Comedy Pilot From Kapital Entertainment

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CBS has ordered its second comedy pilot this season, Dan Kopelman’s single-camera Me, Myself and I, from Warner Bros. TV. It joins Dana Klein and Mark Feuerstein’s multi-camera 9J, 9K and 9L, from CBS TV Studios. Both comedies come from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, which also is behind CBS/20th TV’s sophomore single-camera comedy Life in Pieces. Me, Myself and I’s pickup is not a surprise as the project carries a hefty pilot production commitment after CBS landed… »

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Feds Want ‘Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller To Get 2.5 Years In Prison For Fraud Case

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Two different unscripted TV hosts had two very different interactions today with the federal government. Ex-Celebrity Apprentice host Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States while Abby Lee Miller began to find out if she’s going to prison or not – and just how much the U.S. Attorney’s office really wants her behind bars Over a year after she was indicted on 20 counts of fraud and more than six months after a new charge was made of violating cur… »

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Nicollette Sheridan’s ‘Desperate Housewives’ Case Gets Tossed – Again

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Nearly five years after her first Desperate Housewives trial collapsed due to a hung jury, Nicollette Sheridan has suffered another loss as a judge tossed out her latest case. "The Court finds that the Defendant has presented substantial undisputed evidence of the creative decision to kill off Sheridan’s character, developed over several seasons of the show," Judge Holly Kendig wrote in a January 12 ruling granting a motion for summary judgment by Touchstone TV in the… »

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Kourtney Kang Coming-Of-Age Comedy Gets NBC Pilot Order, Casts Young Lead

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NBC has given a pilot green light to a single-camera comedy from Fresh Off The Boat co-executive producer Kourtney Kang and creator/executive producer Nahnatchka Khan, actor-director Fred Savage, and 20th TV. I’ve learned exclusively that Isabella Russo has been cast as the young lead in the show written by Kang based on her life, which explores what it's like to grow up as the only girl in the only mixed-race family in the suburbs of Philadelphia, dealing with real-world… »


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