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‘Real Time’: Elizabeth Warren Ignores Bill Maher’s “Pocahontas” Joke

UPDATED WITH VIDEO Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren didn’t take the bait tonight when she appeared on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher. She didn’t respond to Donald Trump’s earlier taunts, she didn’t answer Maher’s suggestion that she run for president – and she neither cracked a smile nor lashed back when Maher called her Pocahontas. Speaking about middle-class Trump voters, Maher said, in the one-on-one top-of-show interview with Warren, “They don’t like you… Read


PILOTS 2017: Early Pre-Screenings Buzz

We are heading into the most crucial days of the 2017 pilot season. At the broadcast networks, pilots are headed into screenings and more testing, which will help determine which projects will go to series. And at the AMPTP headquarters in Encino, reps for the TV studios and the WGA are wrapping up negotiations, which will determine whether the industry will be able to avoid a writers strike. While the two processes largely had been going separately on parallel tracks, as… Read


‘How To Be A Latin Lover’ Review: Mexico’s Eugenio Derbez Has Star Appeal, But Lame Comedy Throws It All Away

The one thing I can’t stand is to see a decent cast wasted on dopey material, but that is exactly the case with How to Be a Latin Lover, a flat and generally unfunny attempt to expand Mexican superstar Eugenio Derbez’s international appeal. I loved his previous import, 2013’s heartwarming and hilarious hit Instructions Not Included, which, like his latestwas released through the Lionsgate latin subsidiary Pantelion Films. Unfortunately this highly talented comic actor… Read


‘A Thousand Junkies’ Stars On Rehashing A Painful Period In Their Lives And The AA Meeting Where They Met — Tribeca Studio

The feature directorial debut of screenwriter Tommy SwerdlowA Thousand Junkies strikes a nerve and strikes a delicate tonal balance, often making the viewer laugh and cringe from painful identification within a matter of seconds. Boasting a successful career in the ’90s as the writer of a number of beloved family films—including Cool RunningsLittle Giants, and Snow Dogs—Swerdlow was, at the same time, a full-blown heroin addict. And Swerdlow wasn’t alone—his co-stars B… Read


‘Roseanne’ Getting Revival With Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert & Co.

EXCLUSIVE: One of the biggest comedies of the 1990s is making a comeback. I hear an eight-episode limited series revival of the hit ABC blue-collar family comedy Roseanne is in the works with the key cast members reprising their roles, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert, with Laurie Metcalf and others in the process of joining them. The new installment is executive produced by the original series’ EPs Tom Werner, Barr and Bruce Helford as well… Read


‘The Last Poker Game’ Star Martin Landau On Ageism In Hollywood And Roles He Is Happy To Turn Down — Tribeca Studio

There are plenty of first-time directors appearing at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival—several of which came through Deadline’s Tribeca Studio in the festival’s first week—but there is only one filmmaker who made his writing and directing debut in his seventies, taking a moment away from his work as a world-renowned neurologist, in pursuit of new truths and a new form of expression. That would be Dr. Howard L. Weiner—the Robert L. Kroc Professor of Neurology at the Harvard… Read


‘The President Show’ Inaugurates New Term On Comedy Central

The President Show officially joined Comedy Central’s late-night administration last night, with an inaugural presentation of what looks like it might be a recurring routine. “This is our very first desk piece, called ‘Nice/Not Nice,'” said Anthony Atamanuik with the Donald Trump impersonation that’s made him famous and landed him the weekly Comedy Central gig. The bit’s premise was simple enough, as Trump divides the world into good and bad and makes jokes about both… Read


James Corden Can’t Escape Kurt Russell In Funny ‘Late Late Show’ Bit

Somehow you just knew that Kurt Russell would be the type of guy’s guy who’d punch your arm as a greeting. On last night’s Late Late Show with James Corden, Russell took the gag and ran with it, putting Corden through some increasingly bruising encounters. Ok, so the bit’s not exactly unpredictable, particularly the end, but Russell and Corden really go for broke. Well done. Check it out above. Later in the show, Russell continued being a good sport as fellow guest Thomas… Read


TruTV’s Andrea Savage Comedy ‘I’m Sorry’ Casts Up With Kathy Baker, Martin Mull

Kathy Baker, Nelson Franklin and Martin Mull are among the recurring cast newly set for I’m Sorry, Andrea Savage’s upcoming scripted comedy for TruTV. I’m Sorry stars writer/creator Savage (Veep) as a comedy writer/wife/mom “who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations,” per Turner’s TruTV. Set for recurring roles are Kathy Baker, Nelson Franklin, Judy Greer, Jason Mantzoukas, Martin Mull, Lyndon Smith, Gary Anthony Williams… Read


‘Wag The Dog’ Comedy Series In Works At HBO

HBO is teaming with Barry Levinson and Robert De Niro on a small screen version of Wag the Dog. The premium cabler and Oscar winner Levinson are developing the 1997 political satire, which Levinson produced and directed and De Niro starred, as a half-hour comedy series. It hails from Warner Bros. TV, whose sibling New Line Cinema produced the original feature. HBO describes the series as “an ode to the classic film, but moving the weapons of mass distraction beyond… Read


Seth Meyers’ “Closer Look” At Trump’s First 100 Days: President’s Brag & Butter

Seth Meyers gave President Donald Trump’s first 100 days another “Closer Look” last night, and the upshot is unavoidable: “It’s like a law of physics,” the NBC Late Night host said. “For every Trump action there is an equal and opposite Trump clip.” Thus begins a clip-fest of Trump then & now, his past statements certainly making a strong case for Meyers’ new law of physics. Executive orders, said Trump when Barack Obama was signing them, are “a disaster. He doesn’t want… Read


James Corden As A Woman: “I Should Be Hosting A Morning Show On Fox News”

Late Late Show‘s James Corden will make a decent looking old guy, even if he does resemble “a Republican senator trying to take away your health care.” The CBS host and Carpool Karaoke driver last night gave a test spin on a new app that transforms headshot photos with aging, aging in reverse and gender switch. Watch the clip above to see Corden’s morphings, but here’s a few quick takes by the man himself: As a digitized youth, Corden looks like “a combination of the… Read