‘Real Time’: Bill Maher Pledges Contribution To Activist Labeled “Anti-Muslim Extremist”
UPDATED With Video Bill Maher and the Southern Poverty Law Center seem to be on opposite sides with regard to Maajid Nawaz, a British activist described by HBO’s Real Time host as the founder of the “world’s first counter-extremism think tank.”
The SPLC has included Nawaz on a list of anti-Muslim extremists.
On Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher, the host offered to contribute to a crowd-funded defamation suit that Nawaz said he plans to file against the SPLC.
Saying he… Read
Stephen Colbert Announces Possible White House Run In 2020, On Russian TV
Stephen Colbert is in Russia and, on Friday night, was set to appear on Evening Urgant, a popular late-night show hosted by Ivan Urgant that airs on state-run TV and looks suspiciously like certain late-night shows in the U.S.
In video on the program’s website (you have to wade through a long-ish program trailer first) that appears to be video of Colbert’s appearance – or the best case of Russian Fake News ever – Colbert is seen exchanging pleasantries and face slaps… Read
Johnny Depp Apologizes For Presidential Assassination Quip
Johnny Depp has apologized for his statement made during his appearance Thursday at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, where he joked about presidential assassination.
He told People magazine today that he “intended no malice” and “was only trying to amuse.”
"I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump," he said in the statement. "It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse… Read
Limited Series In Works Based On New Evidence Of Clutter Family Murders, Basis For Capote Bestseller ‘In Cold Blood’
EXCLUSIVE: After new evidence emerged in the 1959 murders of the Herbert Clutter family, made famous by Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood, Glass Entertainment Group and Daniel H. Birman Productions have joined to produce a limited series based on what is one of the most famous crime stories in American history. This is the second series that we know of that is re-examining these murders. The other coming this fall is from documentarian Joe Berlinger and Sundance TV which… Read
White House Condemns Johnny Depp’s Presidential Assassination Remark: “Sad”
TV news outlets updated their coverage of Johnny Depp’s remarks about presidential assassination, with the White House statement on his rhetoric:
“President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and its sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead. I hope that some of Mr. Depp's colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a democrat elected official.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean… Read
PETA Files Federal Suit To Get Old Chimpanzees Used In Hollywood Films To Sanctuaries, Alan Cumming Supports
PETA has filed a suit against a Missouri facility that it has been warring with since late last year over the housing of a number of chimpanzees — two of which were used in Hollywood productions — to get these chimps out of cages and into a sanctuary. Actor Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, Battle of the Sexes) is helping spearhead the action with an appearance today at PETA’s offices because he bonded with one of the chimps named Tonka during production of his 1997 film Buddy… Read
Newcomer Katherine Langford On ‘13 Reasons Why’: “It Was The Best First Show I Could Have Ever Done”
Booking her first lead role with Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, Katherine Langford left her native Australia behind, getting a crash course in screen acting while confronting tremendously dark and challenging material.
Based on the bestselling novel by Jay Asher, the series centers on the suicide of Hannah (Langford), a teenager caught up in a Lynchian high school world where bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual assault are everyday realities. In her first time out… Read
Johnny Depp Jokes About Donald Trump: “When Was The Last Time An Actor Assassinated A President?”
Keep an eye on the Sparrow? Well, the Secret Service might be having a little chat with one Johnny Depp after the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s joke about President Donald Trump went over like a lead zeppelin Thursday at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England.
Speaking to the crowd from a stage, Depp said: “Can we bring Trump here? … I think he needs help.” That’s OK so far, but the one-time Lone Ranger went on to crank it up to 11, drawing mostly cheers and a… Read
Donald Trump Admits He Has No Tapes Of James Comey Talks, Shocking No One
President Donald Trump, who attempted to intimidate FBI Director James Comey after sacking him, with a tweeted threat he might have recorded their conversations, this morning tweeted “kidding” — or words to that effect:
With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017
…whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations… Read
Leaner ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Resumes Production Next Week
Production on the stalled season of Bachelor In Paradise will resume next week, according to various cast members’ tweets confirming their participation.
ABC will announce a new premiere date in the next few days, informed sources say. And this season is likely to run for two fewer hours to compensate for the halt of production, the sources say. Contacted for comment, a Warner Bros rep declined.
The reality series was on track to debut its fourth season August 8, until pro… Read
‘Really?! With Seth & Amy’: Meyers & Poehler Trash Trump/Caesar Protests On ‘Late Night’
It’s been nearly a decade since Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler anchored “Weekend Update” together, but sometimes they’ve been reuniting on his NBC late-night for their old Saturday Night Live segment called “Really?!” Tonight’s edition of Late Night with Seth Meyers has the two erstwhile fake newsers lambasting those who lambast that Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar in which the ill-fated title character looks like President Donald Trump.
In case you… Read
SAG Records Dispute Claim That Stuntwoman Worked While Receiving Disability Pay
Leslie Hoffman has been battling the SAG Pension & Health Plans for years, fighting for the benefits she earned during her long and bruising career as one of Hollywood's top stuntwomen. After she became disabled and unable to work in 2002, she began collecting SAG disability pension benefits. But after a slipshod investigation, the plan trustees determined that she had worked and held herself out for work while collecting those benefits and ordered her to repay… Read