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MTV’s “Scream” TV show won’t feature Ghostface The holder of the rights to the iconic masked character says Ghostface is not a part of the MTV remake, but he wouldn’t rule out any involvement at a “later date." “Svu” will tackle NFL domestic violence issue with Chad Coleman and Meagan Good Colman from “The Walking Dead” and “The Wire” will play a an ex-sports star turned reporter who is accused of assaulting his girlfriend, played by Good. “Sleepy Hollow” books Michelle Trachtenberg The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum will play First Lady Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams. Click Read Full Post For More “Goodfellas” actor files a $250 million lawsuit against “The Simpsons” Frank Silvero, who played Frankie Carbone in Scorsese film, claims the mafioso character of Louie is based on him. Louie has appeared in 15 "Simpsons" episodes since 1991. NBC to announce Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski as its new No. »
- Norman Weiss
Money isn't everything, even in Hollywood, and Olivia Munn is now revealing how taking a dramatic pay cut led to some of the biggest breaks of her career. The actress explained in a new interview with Self magazine that when she jumped from G4's “Attack of the Show” to “The Daily Show,” the salary wasn't what drew her to the new gig. “I took an 80 percent pay cut,” said Munn in the November issue of the fitness magazine, “because nothing's better than Jon Stewart thinking you're funny.” See photos: ‘Saturday Night Live's’ Not So Colorful Past: A History »
- Ryan O'Connell
It's official! Saturday Night Live has promoted Leslie Jones from writer (and frequent guest star on Weekend Update) to full-time cast member. The announcement comes on the heels of a big shakeup for the weekly segment, with The Daily Show's Michael Che replacing Cecily Strong just last month. Che had been promoted from writer to Weekend Update anchor beginning in September at the start of the 40th season, and Pete Davidson was also added to SNL's roster as well. Jones has been working at 30 Rock as a staff writer for the show since early this year and was one of the 12 finalists vying for a cast member role last year. Deadline was the first to break the news. The spot »
In between Mystery Science Theater 3000 and South Park, Comedy Central's biggest breakout was a cheaply made animated show called Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. Co-created by comedian Jonathan Katz and animator/producer Tom Snyder, it starred Katz as the titular shrink and his relationships with his receptionist (Laura Silverman) and his son (H. Jon Benjamin, now of Archer and Bob's Burgers fame). The show was fleshed out by comedians like Ray Romano, Dom Irrera, Dave Attell, Louis C.K., Denis Leary, Jon Stewart, and Janeane Garofalo. The show last aired in 2002, but a few years back, Katz dusted off his »
- Kyle Anderson
Anghus Houvouras on the casting speculation for big budget comic book movies…
“Popular actor sought for big budget comic book movie.”
It reads like a headline from The Onion. A satirical oversimplification of a news trend that has been plaguing entertainment websites of late. Since Marvel Studios has become a dominant pop culture staple, casting speculation has infected the entertainment media in the same way that fantasy football turned an already fun sport into a narcissistic nightmare of entitlement.
Casting speculation has always been a staple of online film sites. When the rumor mill begins to churn around a major project like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the excitement is understandable. Readers seem to have an insatiable appetite for even the most random possibilities being bandied about by websites with absolutely zero credibility (cough… Latino Review… cough).
The concept of casting speculation has taken a ridiculous turn. It’s »
- Anghus Houvouras
Voter Fraud. Hanging chads… they've got nothing on Florida's latest gubernatorial race scandal. In a segment “The Daily Show” has dubbed “The Last Perspiration of Crist,” host Jon Stewart tears apart the great “Crist Ball Fan” scandal of 2014, in which current Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott at first refused to appear on stage to debate Democratic challenger (and former Governor) Charlie Crist, because Crist had a small fan under his podium pointing upward towards his nether regions. “We have been told that Gov. Rick Scott will not be participating in this debate,” the moderator begins. Also see Stephen Colbert‘s take on. »
- Jeremy Blacklow
Stephen Colbert on Thursday tore into the begrudging participants of a highly unusual debate that eventually took place in Florida earlier this week. On Wednesday, Republican incumbent governor Rick Scott and Democratic former governor Charlie Crist were scheduled to argue the midterm issues on stage and on Cspan. There was just one problem: Crist's desk fan. Scott's camp didn't want to allow candidates to have a fan under their podiums, a rule that Crist did not follow, and possibly contractually amended. Also see Jon Stewart‘s take on the Florida governor's debate: Jon Stewart Takes Florida to Task for Most Ridiculous Campaign Debate Ever. »
- Tony Maglio
Blake Lively flaunts her growing baby bump, Channing Tatum says he “never considered [himself] a very smart person,” Scarlett Johansson is offered a role in an anime remake, and more of today’s First Dibs.
Mom-to-be Blake Lively says she “is going to amp up [her] style by wearing things that are stretchier.” [Us Weekly] Channing Tatum opens up about having Adhd and dyslexia growing up. [Vanity Fair] Scarlett Johansson is offered the lead role in anime to film adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. [JoBlo] Gone Girl actress Kim Dickens will join Netflix series House of Cards. [Digital Spy] NBC releases the first poster for Peter Pan Live! [Deadline]
Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly had a heated debate on white privilege. [Business Insider] Joshua Jackson reveals why he and Diane Kruger aren’t married. [Gossip Cop] David Beckham recruits Guy Ritchie to direct a new whiskey ad. [THR] Brad Pitt says his kids “like” that he and Angelina Jolie are finally married. [Us Weekly] American Horror Story stars Gabourey Sidibe, »
- Taylor Ferber
Does white privilege still exist in America? How about we tackle the question by watching a shouting match between two middle-aged white dudes! That's exactly what Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart did when the O'Reilly Show Factor star stopped by The Daily Show last night to promote his latest book Killing Patton. However, the conversation quickly took a turn in subject matter after the Comedy Central star shamelessly admitted he hadn't even read O'Reilly's tome before pressing the conservative commentator to agree with his point of view: "I want you to admit that there is such a thing as white privilege" (O'Reilly has previously stated that the notion is a »
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly stopped by The Daily Show With Jon Stewart on Wednesday, and the pair went head to head on the issue of white privilege. "This is all I want from you today," Jon said. "I have one simple question: I want you to admit that there is such a thing as white privilege. That's all I want you to do. . . . I just want you to say, 'I'm terribly, terribly wrong on this." O'Reilly's response? "In your case, there is white privilege. The fact that you're here, sitting there. He doesn't even shave. He doesn't even - look at you." Watch their full conversation about whether or not white privilege exists in the extended interview above. »
White privilege entered the ring Wednesday night in the latest round of Jon Stewart vs. Bill O'Reilly. For those who don't follow this stuff very closely, Jon and Bill have forged an unlikely alliance on the booking front. And every few months, one appears as a guest on the other's program... with ratings on those evenings always going further through the roof for the two already-most dominant male hosts on cable. »
- Joe Concha
Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscar 2015 ceremony Stage, film, and television actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2015 Oscars, aka the 87th Academy Awards ceremony, Oscarcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today, October 15, 2014. This will be Neil Patrick Harris' first time hosting the show, which in the United States will air live on ABC on Sunday, February 22. As quoted in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences press release, Zadan and Meron are "thrilled" to have Harris host their show, adding that "we have known him his entire adult life" and "to work with him on the Oscars is the perfect storm." As to be expected, Harris' statement reads that “it is truly an honor and a thrill" to be invited to host the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony Now, Neil Patrick Harris is an experienced awards-show host. His credits in the field include hosting the 61st and 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, »
- Steve Montgomery
Neil Patrick Harris is finally getting shot at hosting the biggest show of them all -- the Oscars.
Two-time Emmy host and four-time Tony host Neil Patrick Harris is finally getting shot at the biggest show of them all -- the Oscars.
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The 41-year-old actor has been tapped to host the 87th Annual Academy Awards on February 22, after which he will be able to cross another item off his bucket list which includes performing with the Muppets, rapping with Snoop Dogg and juggling flaming torches, as seen in the video below.
Co-producer Neil Meron also confirmed the news via Twitter, writing:
we are so Thrilled that @ActuallyNPH will be our #Oscars host this year. Welcome to the #Oscars stage @craigzadan @TheAcademy
— Neil Meron (@neilmeron) October 15, 2014
TV frenemies Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart are poised for a reunion on Wednesday's The Daily Show — and this time the Fox News Channel host comes into it with a bit of a beef. O'Reilly recently took issue with the way Stewart characterized his coverage of Michael Brown's shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, advising his O'Reilly Factor viewers not to trust partisan shows like Stewart's. See more TV Premiere Dates 2014-15: The Complete Guide The pair have a grudging respect for each other, and it doesn't really get much better than having the two of them in the same
- Aaron Couch
Robin Thede has been named head writer of Comedy Central’s much-anticipated “The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore,” the network’s new hope to stand with its long running “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and continue what has become a cultural institution in latenight.
Thede has been head writer on “The Queen Latifah Show,” a creator of videos for FunnyorDie and an actress. She will be responsible for much of the tone of the new program, which will inject an African-American host and perspective into a daypart that has largely been dominated by Caucasian hosts. Comedy Central said the new program would “feature a diverse panel of voices currently underrepresented in comedy and television,” but declined to reveal more.
- Brian Steinberg
Robin Thede has been tapped as the head writer for Comedy Central's “The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore,” which is the network's replacement series for “The Colbert Report.” Stephen Colbert is moving over to CBS to take over “Late Show” from the retiring David Letterman. Thede joins Rory Albanese, who has signed on as executive producer for the January 2015-launching series. Albanese was former showrunner for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” See video: Stephen Colbert, the Grim Reaper Mark Final 32 Episodes of ‘Colbert Report’ (Video) An accomplished improv performer, comedian and writer, Thede most recently worked as the head writer for “The. »
- Jason Hughes
As misinformation about the Ebola epidemic continues to spread like the virus itself, Jon Stewart took the apparent non-experts to task for spewing useless media reports. Typically, neither news anchors, talking heads, hazmat workers, medical “experts,” nor the state of Texas, could avoid “The Daily Show's” acerbic wrath. See video: Jon Stewart Gives Barack Obama, Dems a Tip: Stop Asking for My Money (Video) “There goes all the Ebola,” Stewart exclaimed as a hazmat worker almost tips over with a container while making a “hairpin turn” walking to his van. Then comes a media report clip montage about the Texas nurse who contracted. »
- Jeremy Blacklow
It's almost time to end the day with some late night TV. But what to watch? A sure bet is Zach Galifianakis on The Daily Show. He's been delivering gold while promoting Birdman — from bashing celebrity culture to giving the best answer ever to a lifestyle question about his weight loss. Can Jon Stewart bring out even more? See more TV Premiere Dates 2014-15: The Complete Guide Another possibility: David Letterman is welcoming New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for The Late Show's Top 10 list of how New York state is better than ever. He got a few boos for this
- Aaron Couch
Jon Stewart plumbs the depths that Democrats will go to raise funds while at the same time decrying the influence of money on the electoral process. Republicans on the other hand, don’t give a sh*t; they just want the money. President Obama, who has been criticized for missing intelligence briefings, seems to have plenty of time to hit the fundraising circuit. He attended a star-studded bash at the Hollywood home of Gwyneth Paltrow for a fundraiser and attended another fundraiser hosted by real estate mogul Rich Richman. ...Read More »
With three weeks before the midterm elections, Democrats are currently having a love-hate relationship with money. Sure, they've called for action in the past to reduce the role money has played in politics, but now they're passing the hat and looking for campaign donors to give and give big. One such potential donor is Jon Stewart, who derided the Democrats for fighting to end fundraising in politics at the same time that they're making the biggest push to raise money for their party. See video: Jon Stewart Out Sick, Jason Jones Hosts ‘The Daily Show’ “Here's a tip: It may undercut your message. »
- Ryan O'Connell
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