Bill O’Reilly Addresses ‘Factors’ Nils Bildt Mystery
Bill O’Reilly has addressed the mystery of the Swedish guy he had on his show last week.
Nils Bildt landed headlong into the fake news debate last Thursday, when he appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to talk about crime in Sweden, days after Trump gave a speech decrying an attack in the country that did not take place. Bildt talked of an immigrant problem, of crime stats, and a politically-correct culture that bars these issues "being openly and honestly discussed" in that… Read
Jon Stewart Pops Up To Explore Donald Trump’s Press Hostility With Stephen Colbert
Late Show host Stephen Colbert addressed President Donald Trump and his hostile relationship with the media, which hit a new low last week when White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer blocked CNN, NYT, Politico and LAT from an informal press briefing.
This, hours after Trump proclaimed his love of the First Amendment, insisting “nobody loves it better than me.”
Trump has said he only has issues with “fake news” which, Colbert noted, is defined as any news report Trump… Read
U.S. State Department Deletes Tweet Congratulating Iranian Director After ‘Salesman’ Oscar Win
On Monday, the U.S. State Department tweeted, and then deleted, a congratulatory message to director Asghar Farhadi, whose film The Salesman won the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language film at the 89th Academy Awards.
The message was shared by the State Department’s official Persian-language Twitter account, @USAdarFarsi, congratulating the Iranian people and Farhadi for his win at Sunday's ceremony. According to reports, the tweet was posted at 1 A.M. ET, but later… Read
Stephen Moyer To Topline Fox Marvel Pilot
Stephen Moyer, star of one of the top genre drama series of the past decade, HBO’s True Blood, has been tapped to play the lead in Fox’s Marvel action-adventure pilot.
Written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer, the pilot focuses on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Moyer will play the dad… Read
Jaime King To Stir It Up In ‘How To Cook Your Daughter’
EXCLUSIVE: Hart of Dixie alum Jaime King is set to topline How to Cook Your Daughter, a film adaptation based on a memoir by Jessica Hendra and Blake Morrison. Jennifer Clary is attached to direct, with production scheduled to begin in November.
The novel follows Hendra's experience growing up as the daughter of a National Lampoon editor. While a disillusioned generation of Americans reveled in the smart, sometimes brilliant and always raucous humor of the Lampoon… Read
‘Big Love’ Creators Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer Remember Their Star Bill Paxton
Over a decade ago, HBO was looking to launch a second successful drama series to join its runaway hit The Sopranos.
After a few tries, the network bet on novice creators, Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer, backed by producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and a provocative premise: a series about a polygamist family man. Long before it was cool for movie stars to do TV, the project was able to get Bill Paxton with the help of Paxton’s Apollo 13 co-star Hanks. Big Love became… Read
Comcast CEO Says Growth From NBCU Businesses Will Offset Lower TV Ratings
Streaming video services such as DirecTV Now may have “scary implications” for some programmers, who could see some channels left behind, and operators, who might lose subscribers. But they shouldn’t take a big bite out of Comcast, CEO Brian Roberts told investors today at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference.
“Our view was that scale matters,” he says. “When we just owned E! and Golf Channel and Comcast SportsNet, it wasn’t enough. Now we have MSNBC… Read
Donald Trump: Oscars Host Jimmy Kimmel “Pulled Out The Race Card” Because “They’re Losing Badly”
Donald Trump did an interview with Fox & Friends that is scheduled to air Tuesday as a walk-up to his address before the joint session of Congress. During the interview, he was asked about comments made about him during Sunday’s Academy Awards.
Possibly explaining why Trump did not respond to Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel’s tweet trying to engage him, the president said:
"Look, it just seems like the other side, whenever they're losing badly, they always pull out the race… Read
Annie Mumolo To Star In ‘Amy’s Brother’ Fox Comedy Pilot From Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone
Actress-writer Annie Mumolo has been tapped as the female lead in Amy's Brother, Fox’s single-camera comedy produced by the husband-and-wife duo of Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone and Warner Bros TV. The project reunites Bridesmaids co-writer Mumolo with McCarthy, who got her big break in the movie, and her husband Falcone, who also has a part in it. McCarthy and Falcone later cast Mumolo in their feature comedy Boss.
Written and co-executive produced by Jim Cashman (Satu… Read
Rob Riggle To Topline ABC’s Single Dad Comedy Pilot
Rob Riggle has been cast as the lead in ABC’s multi-camera, single-dad comedy written by Dannah Phirman & Danielle Schneider, creators of Hulu's Hotwives franchise, and executive produced by Trophy Wife creators Sarah Haskins & Emily Halpern.
The untitled comedy centers on Josh Keeler (Riggle), an intellectual but emotionally challenged single dad who moves to Queens with his two young daughters and forms an unlikely family with the other residents in their apartment… Read
Donald Trump Says He Nixed White House Correspondents’ Dinner Appearance Because They Make Stuff Up
President Donald Trump says he decided not to attend this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner because its members “make stories up” and “create sources.”
"Over the years, you make a mistake, I fully understand when they hit you,” he said in an interview with Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends that will air Tuesday morning.
“But when they make stories up, when they create sources – ’cause I believe that sometimes they don’t have sources, you know, the sources don’t… Read
‘Moana’ Star Auli’i Cravalho Cast In NBC Pilot ‘Drama High’ From Jason Katims & Jeffrey Seller
EXCLUSIVE: This is a nice get — 16-year-old Moana star Auli’i Cravalho, who wowed the Oscar audiences with her performance of nominated song “How Far I’ll Go” last night, has been tapped for a lead role in NBC’s drama pilot Drama High, from Friday Night Lights executive producer/showrunner Jason Katims and Jeffrey Seller, producer of the smash Broadway hit Hamilton.
It was Hamilton creator and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda who wrote the Oscar-nominated song from the… Read