Stephen Colbert Leaks His Own Meltdown Tape After Someone Leaks Lawrence O’Donnell’s For Him
Having watched what happened to MSNBC primetime star Lawrence O'Donnell when someone leaked footage of him having an on-camera meltdown during a glitch-riddled taping, CBS late-night star Stephen Colbert decided to get out in front of his own similar embarrassing Late Show incident.
In video leaked this week, The Last Word anchor was seen grimacing, swearing, thumping his desk, jumping out of his chair, and otherwise losing his cool when the “insanity” begins.
“Who is… Read
Jimmy Kimmel: Donald Trump Would Sign Copies Of Koran At Barnes & Noble In Fallujah To Kill Bill Named For Obama
Jimmy Kimmel tonight tangled with President Donald Trump, as well the co-authors of the latest GOP Obamacare kill bill who, the Washington Post writes, do not understand their own bill’s impact as well as the late-night host.
Again tonight, Kimmel explained he found himself in the middle of this battle after his son, Billy, had open heart surgery at age 3 days, when Sen. bill Cassidy guested on his show to make assurances to Kimmel’s audience that he failed to keep.
‘Roseanne’: ‘Shameless’ Star Emma Kenney Set As Darlene And David’s Daughter
Emma Kenney, a series regular on Showtime’s Shameless, has joined the cast of ABC’s reboot of Roseanne. She has been set to play the daughter of Darlene and David Connor in the revival of the series; Sara Gilbert is returning as Darlene and Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki is expected to return as David.
Rosenne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke also return for the new take on the Connor clan. Production on an… Read
SAG-AFTRA Sending Team To ‘Riverdale’ Set After K.J. Apa Crash
SAG-AFTRA will be sending up a team to the Vancouver set of the CW/Warner Bros.’ television production of Riverdale after one of the union’s 20 year-old stars — K.J. Apa — fell asleep at the wheel last week and crashed his automobile after he worked what Warner Bros. TV said was a 14.2-hour work day.
"This is an extremely troubling situation and we are deeply concerned about the safety of performers on the Riverdale set,” said SAG-AFTRA in a statement. “We are sending a… Read
Vice Video Staffers Unionize With WGA East & Motion Picture Editors Guild
Vice Media employees who create video content across the company's media outlets have unionized. The WGA East said today that it will represent the workers along with the AFL-CIO and the Motion Picture Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700.
The deal covers about 430 staff and freelance employees working on video content for Vice.com, the Viceland cable channel, and Vice programming on HBO. WGAE already represents about 100 journalists working on written content for Vice.com.
Warner Bros “Extremely Grateful” ‘Riverdale’ Star K.J. Apa OK After Car Crash – Update
UPDATE, 2:47 PM: Warner Bros. Television is “extremely grateful that Riverdale star K.J. Apa was uninjured after his recent car crash en route from the set but warns that the accident could have been avoided.
The studio’s statement comes hours after details were revealed about an early-morning accident involving Apa. Filming in Vancouver, the actor who plays Archie Andrews in the CW drama hit a lamp post on the way home from a long day of filming. Although stressing… Read
‘SNL’: Gal Gadot, Kumail Nanjiani Join Ryan Gosling In Host Lineup
Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot will host the October 7 episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, the network said today, with The Big Sick‘s Kumail Nanjiani taking the duties October 14. Musical guests will be Sam Smith and Pink, respectively.
The previously announced Ryan Gosling hosts SNL’s Season 43 premiere on September 30, with musical guest Jay-Z.
Gadot will be making her first SNL appearance coming off a strong summer performance in Wonder Woman. Her SNL spot arrives the… Read
‘Young Sheldon’ Review: CBS Prequel Far From Pint-Sized ‘Big Bang Theory’
If you are expecting a smaller but similar The Big Bang Theory in CBS' new series Young Sheldon, you might want to re-calibrate your expectations. Debuting with a preview September 25 following the Season 11 premiere of Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady’s Emmy-winning science geek blockbuster, the prequel series created by Lorre and Steven Molaro is way more Wonder Years meets Friday Night Lights.
As I say in my video review above, that might not be the best theory in action… Read
NBC Developing Doctor Comedy Starring Sugar Lyn Beard From Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
NBC has put in development a comedy from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Sugar Lyn Beard (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) and Sony Pictures TV, with Beard attached to star.
Co-written by Beard and Guy Endore-Kaiser (Comedy Central Roast of James Franco), the untitled half-hour centers on Dr. Olivia Boudreau (Beard), a 35-year-old hard-charging Doogie Howser-style prodigy. When she has a complete breakdown in the operating room and loses her medical license, she is forced to… Read
‘Trollhunters’: Mark Hamill, Lena Headey & David Bradley Set To Recur In Season 2
Mark Hamill (Star Wars franchise), Game of Thrones‘ Lena Headey and David Bradley (Doctor Who) have joined the recurring voice cast for Season 2 of Netflix's acclaimed DreamWorks Trollhunters, from Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation TV.
They join the Season 1 cast that includes Kelsey Grammer in his Emmy-winning role as Blinky, Ron Perlman (Bular), Steven Yeun (Steve), Anjelica Huston (Queen Ursurna), Jonathan Hyde (Strickler), Amy Landecker (Barbara) and Charlie… Read
Rock Paper Scissors Taps Thunder Road’s Kent Kubena As EVP Film & TV Development
Angus Wall and Linda Carlson's Rock Paper Scissors Entertainment has tapped former Thunder Road Pictures exec Kent Kubena as EVP Feature Film and Television Development. In his new role, Kubena will oversee all of the production company’s feature film and TV projects, scripted and unscripted. His appointment comes on the heels of Rock Paper Scissors’ recently announced first-look deal with Paramount TV and Anonymous Content.
Kubena moves to Rock Paper Scissors after nine… Read
‘My Dead Ex’ Sets Cast As Production Begins On AwesomenessTV Series
AwesomenessTV has begun production on new scripted series My Dead Ex, set to premiere on go90 in 2018.
Described as your classic, will-they-won’t-they romance story, My Dead Ex centers around Charley who is living a typical teenage girl's life. Ben, Charley's not so secret admirer, isn't living at all. But a little thing like death can't stop these two teens from falling in love. Or maybe it can. Katherine Hughes (Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl) stars as Charley and Ryan Lee… Read