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In Case You Thought White People Are Being Attacked At Black Panther Screenings...They Aren't

Black Panther premiered in theaters today, and almost immediately the trolls took to Twitter to report instances of racial violence featuring Black-on-White crimes. Luckily, there are sane people on the web to combat these claims like The Daily Show's Roy Wood, who quickly helped circulate the truth behind another viral post circulating the web (via Slashfilm):

No stock photos formed against #BlackPanther shall prosper. ‘CSI: Black Twitter’ should be a show pic.twitter.com/J9KNFHw9tv

— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) February 16, 2018

C'mon guys, we're smarter than this. There's enough going on in the world that no one should have to make up some fake shit just to cause tensions amongst a sea of viewers wanting to see Black Panther. I'd like to say I'm surprised something like this would happen, but yeah, I've been on the internet for quite a while. Just don't fall for the Bs,
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‘Disjointed’ Canceled by Netflix After One Season

Netflix has canceled the Chuck Lorre pot comedy “Disjointed” after one two-part season. The multi-camera comedy starring Kathy Bates as the owner of a marijuana dispensary was first picked up by the streamer with a 20-episode order, the second half of which was released in January. Co-written and executive produced by Lorre and “The Daily Show” alum David Javerbaum, the series centered on a lifelong advocate for marijuana legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.-area cannabis dispensary, along with her three “budtenders,” her twentysomething son and a deeply troubled security guard. Also Read: Netflix Brings Kathy Bates, All...
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Chuck Lorre Pot Comedy 'Disjointed' Canceled at Netflix

Netflix is snuffing out pot comedy Disjointed.

The multicamera comedy starring Kathy Bates from prolific producer Chuck Lorre has been canceled at the streaming giant.

The series, written on spec, landed at Netflix with a straight-to-series, 20-episode order following a competitive situation with broadcast and streaming outlets bidding. Co-written by Big Bang Theory co-creator Lorre and David Javerbaum (The Daily Show), the workplace comedy starred Oscar and two-time Emmy winner Bates as a lifelong advocate for marijuana legalization who is finally living her dream as the owner of a Los Angeles-area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three "budtenders," her...
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Questlove Remembers His ‘Surreal’ Dinner With O.J. Simpson

On this week’s installment of his Pandora podcast “Questlove Supreme,” Roots drummer and “Late Show” bandleader Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and his crew talk with “Daily Show” veteran and “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver, who speaks at length about the challenges of putting together topical comedy, about his first-ever trip to a Walmart and why it was his most profound cultural clash in coming to America, and perhaps most entertainingly, of how he ended up hosting “The Daily Show” for several weeks in 2013 when Jon Stewart went on hiatus to make the film “Rosewater.”

“It was terrifying,” Oliver recalled. “Because he called me and said, ‘I’ve got that movie I’ve been working on. I’m going to direct it.’ So I was kind of, ‘Oh, that’s nice’ — I didn’t see what was coming. I said, ‘Well, that’s an odd thing, to decide to call me– how many people are you calling
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Bill and Melinda Gates on Giving Away 41.3 Billion Dollars—and How They Unwind with This Is Us

In recent weeks, Bill and Melinda Gates have been hard at work, writing, re-writing and editing the letter they release this time each year, detailing their work with their philanthropic foundation that Bill left Microsoft to run full time with his wife in 2008.

“We’ve put a lot of time into it,” Bill tells People in this week’s issue, “talking about what things we’ve gotten excited about that we want to share. What’s gone well and what’s gone poorly.”

It’s been 18 years since the couple announced that they intended to give away their fortune—now
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Britney Spears To Be Honored At The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD, the world’s largest Lgbtq media advocacy organization, today announced that it will honor multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Britney Spears at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at Beverly Hilton on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of Lgbtq people and issues. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to accelerate acceptance of the Lgbtq community. The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo.

Spears will receive GLAAD’s Vanguard Award, which is presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance of Lgbtq people. Previous Vanguard Award honorees include Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Taylor, Whoopi Goldberg, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Janet Jackson, Demi Lovato, Eric McCormack, Josh Hutcherson, and Patricia Arquette.

Britney Spears is a multi-platinum,
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‘Daily Show’ Contributor Michelle Wolf Grabs Netflix Weekly Late-Night Series

‘Daily Show’ Contributor Michelle Wolf Grabs Netflix Weekly Late-Night Series
Long-time “The Daily Show” contributor Michelle Wolf has landed her own late-night series at Netflix. The currently untitled show is a weekly, half-hour series set to premiere later this year. According to the show’s logline, the comedian plans to use her program to take a break from the seriousness of late-night comedy. Instead of making the news fun, she’ll make fun of everything and everybody. There will be no preaching or political agenda… unless it’s funny. Also Read: Watch John Oliver and Stephen Colbert Try to Trick Trump Into Talking to Mueller (Video) Wolf has four years of late-night under her belt, with...
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‘Daily Show’ Writer Michelle Wolf Lands Netflix Talk Show

After four years of working as a writer-contributor on The Daily Show and writer on Late Night With Seth Meyers, now it’s Michelle Wolf’s turn to host. Wolf has landed her own half-hour weekly Netflix talk show for premiere this year. The untitled show will take a break from the seriousness of late-night comedy, Netflix says. Instead of making the news fun, she'll make fun of everything and everybody. There will be no preaching or political agenda — unless it's…
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‘Daily Show’ Contributor Michelle Wolf Lands Netflix Late-Night Series

‘Daily Show’ Contributor Michelle Wolf Lands Netflix Late-Night Series
Michelle Wolf has signed on to host her own weekly Netflix late-night series, the streaming giant announced Monday.

Wolf is best known for her role as a contributor on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” a position she has held since 2016. She recently debuted her first HBO stand up comedy special, “Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady.” She has also worked as a writer on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in addition to her work as a stand up.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Michelle, a gifted writer and performer with a singular voice,” said Bela Bajaria, vice president of content for Netflix.

The half-hour show, which does not have a title yet, will not specifically focus on politics like “The Daily Show” but will rather take a broader look at world events.

“You can expect the types of jokes my former bosses would tell me we couldn’t do on TV,” Wolf joked in
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'The Daily Show's' Michelle Wolf Lands Her Own Netflix Late-Night Show (Exclusive)

'The Daily Show's' Michelle Wolf Lands Her Own Netflix Late-Night Show (Exclusive)
Michelle Wolf has landed a show of her own.

After nearly half a decade working on Late Night With Seth Meyers and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Wolf will now host her own weekly show on Netflix. The streaming giant, which is making a considerable push in the talk-show space with entries from David Letterman and Joel McHale, is billing Wolf’s show as a break from the seriousness of late-night comedy. The planned star vehicle will launch later this year.

The 32-year-old rising star, whose show does not yet have a name, is expected to make fun of everything...
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Tina Fey at WGA Awards: ‘We Never Made Anyone Who Worked for Us Look at Our Genitals’

Tina Fey at WGA Awards: ‘We Never Made Anyone Who Worked for Us Look at Our Genitals’
Tina Fey and Robert Carlock were feted Sunday night at the East Coast edition of the Writers Guild Awards. True to form, Fey went right to the heart of why the longtime collaborators, who first met as writers on “Saturday Night Live” and steered “30 Rock,” were chosen to receive the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence.

“If you have a meeting with Robert, when you get there he will never be just getting out of the shower,” Fey said. “That is just how low the bar is now. We never made anyone who worked for us look at our genitals.”

The two joked about having to “contractually thank Lorne Michaels” for boosting their careers. “Lorne has only given us everything,” Fey said.

After receiving the trophies from “30 Rock” alums Tracy Morgan and Rachel Dratch, Carlock heaped praise on his longtime partner, noting the significance of her contributions to pop culture.

“Tina Fey should
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2018 Writers Guild Awards predictions: Odds in 10 categories include ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name, ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ …

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2018 Writers Guild Awards predictions: Odds in 10 categories include ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Call Me by Your Name, ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ …
The 2018 Writers Guild Awards will be handed out on Sunday night, February 11, during a ceremony hosted by Patton Oswalt at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. Representing industry scribes, the WGA honors the best writing in film, television, radio and more. So who will be the big winners? We’re forecasting 10 categories. Scroll down to see our complete list in the order of our racetrack odds. The projected winners are highlighted in gold.

Our odds are based on the combined predictions of more than 1,200 users who have entered their picks in our predictions center thus far. That includes Expert journalists from top media outlets, the Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, our Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s WGA Awards and our All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ WGA predictions.

Based on our collective wisdom
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2018 WGA Awards predictions: ‘Last Week Tonight’ is favored in a wild variety talk field of eight

2018 WGA Awards predictions: ‘Last Week Tonight’ is favored in a wild variety talk field of eight
Eight is enough in the Best Variety Talk Series race at the Writers Guild Awards. The category features a whopping eight nominees, but the winner Sunday will likely once again be “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” according to our latest predictions.

This would be the second straight and third overall win for John Oliver and his writing team. “Last Week” won its first WGA Award in 2015 when there was a single variety series category for sketch and talk shows. The WGA established two separate variety sketch series and variety talk series categories the following year.

See 2018 Writers Guild of America TV Awards: Full list of nominations led by ‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘The Americans

But with eight nominees this year — double last year’s field — nobody is a sure thing. “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” is on “Last Week”’s heels with 6/1 odds, followed by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (20/1 odds
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‘Tosh.0’ Gets Three-Season Renewal By Comedy Central Through 2020

Comedy Central and Daniel Tosh have reached a contract extension for three additional seasons of Tosh.0. The new deal will keep the viral video-themed show on Comedy Central through 2020, serving as Tuesday night anchor. Season 10 is set to debut on Tuesday, March 27. It is the longest-running live-action primetime series on Comedy Central and the third longest-running overall only behind staples The Daily Show and South Park. "Knowing when to move on in show business is…
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2018 WGA Awards predictions: ‘Saturday Night Live’ will beat itself (sort of) for back-to-back victories

2018 WGA Awards predictions: ‘Saturday Night Live’ will beat itself (sort of) for back-to-back victories
What happens when “Saturday Night Live” goes up against “SNL Weekend Update”? At the Writers Guild Awards, only one can prevail and that will be the mothership series, according to our latest combined odds. With 2/13 odds in the variety sketch series race, “SNL” is ahead of the three-week summer edition of “Weekend Update,” which trails with 14/1 odds, to take home the trophy Sunday.

Both programs share most of the same writers, so a win by either will be a win for almost everyone on the “SNL” writing team. This would be the second straight WGA Award for “SNL” in this category, which was created two years ago after the WGA separated the former variety series category into variety sketch series and variety talk series. “Inside Amy Schumer” won the inaugural variety sketch award.

See 2018 Writers Guild of America TV Awards: Full list of nominations led by ‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘Veep,
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'The 15:17 to Paris' Heroes Are Ready for Hollywood Come Calling

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The stars from Clint Eastwood's '15:17 to Paris' want a shot at Hollywood ... and dammit we here at TMZ are gonna do W-h-a-t-e-v-e-r it takes to help make it happen. We got Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone -- the real-life heroes who in 2015 foiled a terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris -- Wednesday night after an appearance on 'The Daily Show.' We first asked Alek if there's
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Late Night Hosts Lambaste Trump’s Proposed Military Parade: ‘Record-Setting Dumb’

Late night hosts took the opportunity Wednesday night to skewer Donald Trump after a Tuesday report from the Washington Post stated that Trump wants a military parade.

Stephen Colbert joked in his opening monologue that Trump “is his own competition” in the stupidity realm, referring to him as the “Usain Bolt of stupid” and citing his military parade plan as “record-setting dumb.”

“Check your cards!” he said. “Who has dictator bingo? I was close, I had rallies and attack the free press, I didn’t have military parade.”

“Here’s the thing,” Colbert continued. “Traditionally, America doesn’t do military parades. Normally, if you’re in a city with U.S. tanks rolling down the road, I wouldn’t bring the children.”

He explained that “when you’re the most powerful military in the world, you don’t need to show it off — we know we got a big joint. The founding
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Watch John Oliver and Stephen Colbert Try to Trick Trump Into Talking to Mueller (Video)

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Watch John Oliver and Stephen Colbert Try to Trick Trump Into Talking to Mueller (Video)
“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver was a guest on Wednesday’s episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” and unsurprisingly, talk between the two former “The Daily Show” alums turned to their mutual arch enemy, Donald Trump. Earlier Wednesday, CNN reported that the president is willing, and wants, to talk to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. This is despite a Monday New York Times report that Trump’s own attorney’s “are concerned that the president, who has a history of making false statements and contradicting himself, could be charged with lying to investigators.” Also Read: Trump's Tiananmen Square? Protesters Vow to Lie Down...
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Bergman: why are the great director's women all tragi-sexual goddesses?

Ingmar Bergman’s spellbinding films made his female stars immortal. But they weren’t all grateful. Could this famously manipulative genius have survived in the #MeToo era?

In 1971, Ingmar Bergman had just completed his first English-language film, The Touch. It starred Elliott Gould as an American archaeologist in Sweden, who has an affair with a beautiful, troubled woman, played by Bergman regular Bibi Andersson. To promote it, Bergman and Andersson made an extraordinary appearance on America’s Dick Cavett Show – an unimaginably rare TV outing for this director, rather like seeing Jean-Luc Godard pop up on Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show.

Seated next to his very quiet star, Bergman declared: “I think acting is a very special women’s profession. Women have much more talent for acting. I think women, perhaps from education, are more used to enjoying looking into the mirror that is the audience or the camera’s eye.
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‘2 Dope Queens’ Review: All Hail Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, the Future of Comedy

‘2 Dope Queens’ Review: All Hail Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, the Future of Comedy
Comedians work well in pairs: Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, Nichols and May. But it’s high time for a new dynamic duo, and they call themselves “2 Dope Queens.” Out of a smash hit podcast and monthly live show in Brooklyn, stand-up comedians Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson fashioned their very own four-part HBO series, which will air every Friday in February. If HBO needs to use Black History Month as a reason to program these fierce talents, we’re not complaining. But after a few hours with these two, you might find yourself wishing every month was Black History Month.

Read More:‘2 Dope Queens’ Podcast Picked Up By HBO for 2018 Series

Both accomplished performers in their own right, the rise of Robinson and Williams is one of the more heartening comedy stories of the last few years. Their success is a testament to that certain extra something that
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