‘SNL’ Gives Kellyanne Conway A Razzle-Dazzle Musical Makeover
In a razzle-dazzle pinnacle of last night’s Saturday Night Live, Kate McKinnon took her Kellyanne Conway impression to glittery new heights, reimagining the Trump spokeswoman as the star (in her own mind) of a Bob Fosse-style musical that wows with an “If My Friends Could See Me Now”-type showstopper. McKinnon will want to reserve some space for this one on her next Emmy reel.
The pre-taped short begins with Conway doing her usual explain & defend drudgery for CNN’s Jake… Read
Beck Bennett’s Shirtless Putin Subs For Alec Baldwin’s Trump On ‘SNL’: “We’re All In This Together”
Updated Sunday with full video No Alec Baldwin on Saturday Night Live tonight, so Beck Bennett’s shirtless Vladimir Putin crossed over to a well-deserved starring role. And he got an assist in the show’s cold open from Kate McKinnon’s newly revived Russian peasant character Olya, making a surprise appearance wearing one of those pink knit hats worn by thousands of marchers today.
“Relax, I got this,” Beck’s thick-accented Putin sneered, directly addressing a nation under… Read
Al Gore Warns Donald Trump Climate Change Movement Is “Unstoppable” – Sundance Studio
"What will this ultimately lead to, there are many chapters yet to unfold here," said Al Gore today at the Sundance Film Festival on the attitude towards climate change of the new administration of President Donald Trump. "That movement is unstoppable now," he added of the wide spread awareness of environmental concerns that the ex-Celebrity Apprentice host will face if he tries to overturn current progress on the issue.
Along with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power… Read
Sundance: Women’s March Exceeded Expectations, Park City Officials Say
They were expecting around 5,000 in total for today’s March on Main at the Sundance Film Festival, but Park City officials ended up with a whole lot more.
Despite a seemingly smaller crowd of around 2,000 at the beginning of the Women's March in the Utah town, Park City officials are now saying that "over 8,000 people showed up all together" for the anti-Donald Trump event.
Weather issues and big traffic hold-ups on the roads in from Salt Lake City and around central Park… Read
Up To 750K Attend Anti-Trump Protest In Downtown Los Angeles; Huge Crowds Also In NYC, D.C. (UPDATE)
Update: Crowds estimated to between 500,000 and 750,000 people poured into downtown Los Angeles this afternoon as part of a series of protests in cities nationwide collectively called the Women’s March in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. Los Angeles police have estimated closer to 500,000 according to the Los Angeles Times, while organizers of the event cite 750,000 attendees.
News organizations are already calling the Women’s March the largest… Read
President Trump To CIA: Media Is Dishonest, Crowds Were Large
Updated In his first visit as president to CIA headquarters, Donald Trump resumed his campaign habit of bashing the media (“dishonest”) and took issue with news reports about the Inauguration Day crowd sizes.
Later in the afternoon, both CNN and MSNBC reported that White House spokesman Sean Spicer held his first official press briefing to scold the media for its reports on the crowd size, which Spicer called “deliberately false reporting.”
President Trump, in what was… Read
Donald Trump Swearing In Seen By 31 Million Via TV, Behind Obama’s 38M And Reagan’s Record 42M
Nearly 31 million people watched President Donald Trump’s inauguration on TV on January 20, 2017, Nielsen reports.
The official Nielsen tally of 30.635 million for the former Celebrity Apprentice star’s oath-taking ceremonies falls far short of the last time a screen star was sworn in as leader of the free world; Ronald Reagan's first inauguration clocked nearly 42M viewers on January 20, 1981. On the other hand, Reagan’s inauguration was pre-digital.
Barack Obama's… Read
Donald Trump Supporters Overwhelmingly Choose Fox News Channel For Inauguration Viewing
Fox News Channel clobbered the competition, cable and broadcast, on Donald Trump's inauguration day, clocking nearly 11.8M viewers from noon to 12:30 PM ET during Trump's swearing in and Inaugural Address, as well as 8.4M viewers from 10 AM to 6 PM ET when most of the action occurred, and 7M total viewers in primetime on January 20.
Starting with that tighter noon-12:30 PM half hour, CNN trailed FNC with 3.4M viewers, while MSNBC nabbed 1.5M. FNC also outstripped its… Read
NBC News Leads Broadcast TV Viewing On Inauguration Day With 5.8M Tuned In
About 15.3M viewers watched Donald Trump’s inauguration daytime activities via Big 3 broadcast networks, ABC and CBS and NBC.
NBC News led the pack, with an average of 5.8 million total viewers from 10 AM to 5:45 PM ET on January 20. In the same period of time ABC logged 4.9M viewers and CBS averaged 4.6M.
NBC also led in the 25-54 age bracket that is considered the news demographic, with 1.9M viewers. ABC followed with 1.4M and CBS logged 1.2M.
In the younger 18-49 age… Read
Women’s March: “Day 1!” Says America Ferrera; Scarlett Johansson Pleads For Planned Parenthood – UPDATE
Update, 11:13 a.m., with new video & livestream Actress Scarlett Johansson made a direct plea to the new president today at the Women’s March in Washington D.C. Speaking before hundreds of thousands gathered in the Capital, Johansson was pointed in her support of Planned Parenthood.
“President Trump, I did not vote for you,” Johansson said, adding that she “wants” to support the president but first “I ask that you support me, support my sister, support my mother, support… Read
March On Twitter: Hollywood Tweets Solidarity, Hillary Thanks Marchers
Refresh for updates If Hollywood couldn’t be in Washington – or New York or Boston or London – to walk the walk, it took to Twitter to talk the talk in support of today’s Women’s Marches around the world. “Shooting Black Panther on a Saturday,” wrote Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. “But my heart is at the Women’s March.”
Here’s a collection of today’s messages from notable names who were rallying or wished they could. Deadline will update this post as the marches… Read
Sundance: Watch ‘Nashville’s Connie Britton & Aisha Tyler Administer People’s Oath At Women’s March – Update
(UPDATED WITH RALLY REMARKS & VIDEO) PREVIOUS 8:52 AM: With a smaller turnout that expected and battling snowfall and traffic snarls, today's Women's March On Main still drew thousands to Park City this morning.
Led by Chelsea Handler, the two-hour event down the main drag of the Sundance Film Festival's home base was full of A-listers with Oscar winner Charlize Theron, Underground EP and Oscar winner John Legend, Nashville's Connie Britton and more Hollywooders taking… Read