PopPolitics: Why Late Night Is Thriving in the Trump Era (Listen)
In the first two weeks of Donald Trump’s administration, four late-night talk shows told 195 jokes about the new president, exceeding even the level of humor about him during the campaign.
Robert Lichter, the director of the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University, tells Variety‘s “PopPolitics” on SiriusXM that “it doesn’t seem to hurt anybody’s ratings to be at war with Trump, and I suspect that in the entertainment industry now and in the L.A. area in general it is kind of a badge of honor if you are on the Trump enemy list.”
In short, he says, “They have nothing to gain from going soft on Trump.”
Colbert’s ratings in particular have gotten a boost in »
- Ted Johnson
‘Travelers’ Season 2: 9 Questions We Need Answered (Photos)
Netflix has officially renewed its body snatching time travel drama “Travelers” for a second season. That’s great news for streaming sci-fi fans, and even better news if Season 1 left you with a ton of unanswered questions. Here are all the burning brain-benders we’ve been wondering since “Travelers” was released in October. 1. How does time travel work? “Travelers” has only slowly dished out information about one key element: Its time travel. It appears that altering the present has changed the future, but the Traveler team doesn’t remember any changes. That seems to suggest they’re from a separate »
- Phil Hornshaw
Disney Debuts New Teaser Videos for 'Avatar' Attractions
The world of Avatar is taking one more step toward reality.
Though the James Cameron-directed films are not quite ready to return to theaters, Disney has debuted another set of videos teasing the world of Pandora in its parks.
The World of Avatar is set to make its debut this summer in Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The park has released two new videos with footage highlighting the world of Pandora attractions.
The videos tease the Na'vi River Journey, "where you can navigate a mystical river," and Avatar Flight of Passage, "where you can »
- THR Staff
Harvey Weinstein, Katie Holmes and More Flock to East Hampton's Palm Restaurant for Jason Weinberg’s 50th Celebration
Manager and producer Jason Weinberg did what few have ever done — closed down The Palm restaurant in East Hampton, N.Y., over a holiday weekend. The occasion was his 50th birthday, prompting a heavy list of longtime friends and clients to gather for a steak and lobster feast and the lawn to be strewn with candles, spelling out 49 + 1.
Hamilton Tony winner Renee Elise Goldsberry belted out “Happy Birthday’’ to »
- Beth Landman
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