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Stephen Colbert Kicks Off ‘Late Show’ DNC Week With Trippy Song And Dance

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Stephen Colbert’s live Late Show coverage of the Democratic National Convincing: Death. Taxes. Hillary, began with a psychedelic song and dance number, inspired by some particularly potent Philly cheese-steak he’d found on the street: Welcome everyone to the DNC, a convention of sight, sound and Hillary. You may have felt the Bern but now it's time to learn she is your destiny. Let's go the DNC where they love diversity. From trans organic farmers to Muslims who eat… »

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Stephen Colbert Rushes DNC Podium With Security In Hot Pursuit

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Hungry For Power Games‘s Julius Flickerman and his pet weasel Caligula returned to Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show, for Hungry for Power Games: DNC Edition. Julius spotted CNN’s Jake Tapper and asked if he knew where to find NBC’s Chuck Todd, whose goatee had not called back Caligula since their encounter at the Rnc. As he had done at the Rnc, Julius tried to take the DNC podium. But, while the Rnc had a sense of humor about the schtick, the DNC appears to have been… »

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Michelle Obama’s Stirring DNC Speech Gets Rousing Hollywood Reaction

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First Lady Michelle Obama had delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on their feet tonight with her powerful speech, which got similarly strong reaction on Twitter. President Barack Obama was joined by a string of Hollywood stars in heaping praise on the eloquent address that made the case for Hillary Clinton becoming the next President of the United States while taking subtle jabs at her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, without mentioning him… »

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Bernie Sanders “Disappointed” But Offers Strong Endorsement Of Hillary Clinton – After Awhile

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was booed this morning when he urged his supporters to back Hillary Clinton in November — and the Democratic National Convention launched amid chaos. That was many hours ago. The runner-up in the Dem primaries took the stage tonight to a hero’s welcome of applause, chants and obvious affection. The crowd cheered for nearly two minutes before letting him speak. And when he did, it was a much-needed message of party unity. But not until 15… »

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Donald Trump Claims Elizabeth Warren “Misrepresented” Him In Hard-Hitting DNC Speech – Update

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Update, 8:17 Pm: The Republican nominee wasn’t silent for long after Elizabeth Warren lanced into Donald Trump tonight during primetime at the DNC. Donald Trump stayed off Twitter during the Massachusetts Senator’s keynote in the City of Brotherly Love but he took her to task not long afterwards, claiming he was “misrepresented.” Virtually opening with the nickname he’s been trying to lock to Warren, check out Trump’s tweet here: Elizabeth Warren, often referred to as… »

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Michelle Obama’s Powerful DNC Speech Praises Clinton, Dumps On Trump – And Ignores Melania

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With a speech that brought the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia repeatedly to its feet and united the fighting factions of the party, Michelle Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight after a retrospective video produced by J.J. Abrams (watch it below). Greeted with a standing ovation and Sara Bareilles’ “Brave,” the First Lady said, “It’s hard to believe that it has been eight years since I first came to this convention to talk to you about… »

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Funny Or Die Video Dresses Down Donald Trump At Democratic Convention

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Funny or Die is producing video shorts for the Democratic National Convention this week, and the first one aired tonight. “Decoding Donald: Outsourcing” starred Ken Jeong and Austan GoolsbeePresident Obama’s first Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, talking about some of the Gop nominee’s controversial business practices. The clip focuses on the fact Donald Trump’s branded clothing lines — and vodka and crystal bar ware, etc. — are produced outside the… »

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Sarah Silverman Calls Fellow Bernie Sanders Supporters “Ridiculous”; Al Franken Rips Donald Trump At DNC – Update

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(Updated 6:29 Pm with Sarah Silverman remarks)  Fellow former Saturday Night Live cast member Sarah Silverman is speaking tonight at the Democratic National Convention but before the Masters of Sex actress and long-time Sen.Bernie Sanders supporter was on stage, Sen Al Franken unleashed his bite against Republican nominee Donald Trump and praised Hillary Clinton. However, Silverman was unsuccessful in her own later remarks quelling the very vocal supporters of Sen. Bernie… »

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‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Casts Lilli Birdsell In Recurring Role For Season 4

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Lilli Birdsell (Geek Charming) is joining ABC drama series Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D in the upcoming fourth season in a recurring role. Birdsell will play Lucy, a beautiful woman with a haunting quality. She has a very violent streak in her inner self, because of things that have happened. She joins Gabriel Luna, previously announced as new character Ghost Rider for Season 4. Birdsell’s recent TV credits include NCIS: La, How To Get Away With Murder and Major Crimes.… »

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‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Season 3 Premiere Sets Ratings Record For Starz Comedy

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Sunday is proving to be a very good day for Starz. Last night’s Season 3 Survivor’s Remorse premiere drew 883,000 viewers in Live+Sd, up 164% from its second-season debut and 335% from its series premiere debut telecast in 2014. The series’ premiere night airings (three telecasts) July 24 totaled 1.25 million in Live+Sd, the most ever for a Starz original comedy series. Ash vs. Evil Dead is the next-highest with 1.19 million. The viewing audience was up across the board… »

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Michael Clemente Exits Fox News

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Michael Clemente has been axed at Fox News, where he had overseen the specials and longform division only since April. Also out is his No. 2, Peter Boyer. Fox News confirmed the two exits, which come on the heels of last week’s abrupt resignation of Roger Ailes as Fox News chief in the wake of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him by former show host Gretchen Carlson. A source with knowledge of the matter said today’s cuts were unrelated, adding that Fox News… »

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Renée Elise Goldsberry Cast In HBO Films’ ‘The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks’

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Tony-winning Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry has been cast in the title role opposite Oprah Winfrey in HBO Films’ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Goldsberry will play Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting… »

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DNC Apologizes To Bernie Sanders As He Urges Supporters To Play Nice At Convention

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The news keeps coming from Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention: In a bid to unite a party whose fractures have become clear this morning in Philadelphia, the Democratic National Committee has issued “a deep and sincere apology” to Bernie Sanders over “the inexcusable remarks made over email.” The news comes as the Vermont senator and party renegade sent a text to his supporters urging them not to protest on the convention floor. “I ask you as a personal courtesy… »

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Hollywood Has Collected More Than $860M In Foreign Levies

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Exclusive: Hollywood's guilds and production companies have shared more than $860 million in foreign levies over the last 24 years – a windfall created by European copyright laws that compensate the "authors" of films and TV shows for the home taping, rental and cable retransmission of their work, though recent annual reports show the numbers have been declining in recent years. Half the money collected has gone to the MPAA's member companies, and the other half is split… »

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DNC Gavels In As Talk Swirls Of Bernie Sanders’ Name Being Put In Nomination; Ohio Rep. Made Convention Chair

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After a rousing gospel choir performance, the Democratic National Convention formally opened just a few minutes ago with Baltimore Mayor and party secretary Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake banging the gavel in place of now-exiting party chair and scandalized Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Not mentioning the controversy, Rawlings-Blake’s short intro brought the self-proclaimed “most diverse convention in history” in Philadelphia to order. With her own “let the convention begin&#8221… »

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Samira Wiley Joins Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

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Orange Is The New Black regular Samira Wiley has joined the cast of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, the upcoming straight-to-series drama toplined by Elisabeth Moss and based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel. Production on the 10-episode project from MGM TV is slated to start in the fall in Toronto ahead of a 2017 premiere. Wiley, who plays Poussey Washington on the Netflix series, will play Moira, the college best friend Offred (Moss), her fellow handmaid-in-training at… »

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‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead’: Netflix Spins Trailer & Date For Docu On DJ Steve Aoki

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Fire up your glow sticks and rekindle your Plur: Netflix said today that its documentary on Steve Aoki will start streaming on August 19. The service also released a trailer and poster for I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Loud Life of Steve Aoki, director Justin Krook pic about one of Edm’s biggest stars. Described as “heart-pumping yet heart-wrenching,” the film follows Aoki — who started a music label out of his college apartment 18 years ago — in the lead-up to his… »

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Ron Howard Docuseries ‘Breakthrough’ Renewed For Season 2 By Nat Geo Channel

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National Geographic Channel has ordered a second season of Breakthrough, executive produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment, for premiere in spring 2017. The anthology series focuses on the world's leading scientists and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements change lives in the immediate future and beyond. Brendan and Emmett Malloy join the executive producing team for Season 2 and also will direct. Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Michael… »

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Alicia Silverstone To Star In ‘American Woman’ TV Land Pilot Inspired By Kyle Richards

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Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) has been tapped to star in TV Land pilot American Woman, inspired by the life of The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsKyle Richards. Silverstone will play Bonnie Nolan, a mother with two daughters who finds herself facing an entirely new world after she leaves her husband. As she struggles to raise her family, Bonnie sets out to claim her own brand of independence in a world not ready to give it. The pilot is produced by John Wells… »

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20th TV Ups Ken Lawson To Svp & General Sales Manager For Broadcast Syndie Sales

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Twentieth Television veteran Ken Lawson has a new title. Effective today, he is the company’s Svp and General Sales Manager of Broadcast Syndication Sales. The former Svp and National Sales Manager now will oversee all broadcast sales initiatives on behalf of 20th TV. He replaces Paul Franklin, who was hired as President of CBS Television Distribution this month. In his previous post, Lawson oversaw 20th’s Los Angeles and Chicago regional sales offices. His most recent… »

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