MTV Video Music Awards: Beyonce Trounces All Comers
MTV’s annual Video Music Awards wrapped tonight in New York City, with Beyonce taking home the most awards of any single contender. The Lemonade singer took home 8 moon men, 7 for her video “Formation,” and 1 for “Hold Up,” a total that didn’t just dwarf the competition, it trounced it, as only Fifth Harmony and Calvin Harris took home more than one trophe, two each as it happens. Beyonce was of course an easy favorite, as even other contenders – like Kanye West – wanted… Read
MTV VMAs: Kanye West Talks Violence, Taylor Swift & More In Fun But Rambling Speech
It wasn’t on the level of “imma let you finish”, but Kanye West once again sent jaws straight to the floor tonight at the MTV Video Music Awards with the debut of the video for his single “Fade.” A video far too weird to describe, but just know that it features singer Teyana Taylor and her husband, NBA player Iman Shumpert, in various stages of weirdness including, at one point, her with the face of a cat. Before the video however, Kanye came out on stage to introduce it… Read
‘Westworld’ Full Length Trailer: There May Be Something Wrong With This World
We’ve known for a while that HBO’s upcoming tv series remake of Westworld is going to differ from the 1973 Michael Crichton film on which it’s based, but the full length trailer that debuted tonight makes those differences explicit. This time out, the problem facing guests of high priced theme park Delos isn’t just a virus causing the androids to spin out of control: it’s that the Androids have gained awareness of their situation, and aren’t remotely happy about it. See… Read
Colin Kaepernick’s Anthem Protest Stirs Day-Long Debate; Spike Lee Says “I Support My Brother”
UPDATED WITH SUNDAY RESPONSES Spike Lee, Montel Williams and Chuck D were among the celebrities speaking out today both for and against the national anthem sit-down protest staged by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Friday. Kaepernick says he’ll continue the protest throughout the season. For a sampling of responses, see below.
PREVIOUS San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he’s ready for the backlash after his refusal to stand for the… Read
Harry Fujiwara Dies: WWE’s Mr. Fuji Was 82
Harry Fujiwara, best known as the professional wrestler Mr. Fuji, whose 31-year career spanned sports entertainment’s growth from regional niche attraction to cultural mainstream, died this morning, World Wrestling Entertainment has announced. He was 82.
“WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Harry Fujiwara, known to WWE fans as Mr. Fuji, passed away this morning at the age of 82,” the organization said in a statement. “His career will be remembered by different… Read
Charles Osgood Announces Retirement: Mellow-Voiced Anchor of ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Ends 22-Year Run September 25
Charles Osgood has announced his retirement as anchor of CBS Sunday Morning, calling an end to a remarkable 22-year reign of the popular, quietly eye-opening program. Osgood, who has been at CBS for 45 years, has set September 25 as his final broadcast as anchor of Sunday Morning, and CBS plans a celebration of his career during the episode.
The network says Osgood, 84, will continue as the anchor of The Osgood File on CBS Radio Network and various stations, and he’ll… Read
Ann Coulter Skewers Hillary Clinton – And Gets Skewered – At Comedy Central’s Roast Of Rob Lowe
“Welcome to the Ann Coulter Roast with Rob Lowe,” quipped controversial political commentator Ann Coulter during her turn onstage, which was fitting, as she took the most blows tonight at Comedy Central’s Rob Lowe Roast ceremony, held at the Sony lot. The digs were sharp, frequent, and packed with c-word drops as every single one of the other roasters opened up on her as if she were there as the representative of Donald Trump. Which, she kind of was.
“Ann describes… Read
‘The Night Manager’s Olivia Colman On A Spin-Off And How Tom Hiddleston Is “The Perfect Specimen For Bond” – AwardsLine
If AMC's The Night Manager is the first time you've given your full attention to Olivia Colman, you'll know her as John le Carré's incorruptible–and very pregnant–spy Angela Burr. But at home in the UK, Colman has already attained national treasure status, with three BAFTAs under her belt for Accused, Twenty Twelve and Broadchurch.
As a student, Colman started out with the famous Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, before launching into comedy with the… Read
Don Cheadle To Trump After Dwyane Wade Comment: “You Truly Are A POS”
It’s a day ending in “y”, and so it is that Donald Trump has sparked another firestorm of criticism this morning, and in doing so landed himself the honor of being called “a POS” (piece of sh**) by House of Lies star Don Cheadle. The cause: a tweet politicizing the tragic death of 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, who was shot and killed Friday night in Chicago. Offering no condolences, Trump used the occasion of her murder for a tone-deaf… Read
Telemundo Responds To SAG-AFTRA’s Accusation Of Censorship For Not Airing Ad Critical Of NBCUniversal
UPDATED with Telemundo statement, 6:55 PM: A Telemundo spokesperson just issued a statement about why it rejected a SAG-AFTRA ad critical of its parent, NBCUniversal:
"After legal review, we have concluded the ad did not pass legal standards for issued based advertisement.
“We remain committed to making Telemundo a great place to work for our employees and will continue to invest in them to ensure their salaries and working conditions are competitive.
“At Telemundo we… Read
‘Adam Ruins Everything’ Including The Oscars – With A Little Help From Pete Hammond
I made my comedy series acting debut this week in the season premiere of truTV’s hit sketch comedy/educational hybrid Adam Ruins Everything, starring Adam Conover as a guy who likes to correct myths about various things in society that we only think we know about. Topics he took to debunking in Season 1 included cars, security, work, voting, nutrition, sex, death and others. The second-season premiere in which I appear as Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond (clever… Read
AT&T, HBO Ink All-Platform Content Deal; Programming Set For OTT Service
Ahead of AT&T’s expected Q4 launch of DirecTV Now, the telecom giant has signed an all-platform deal with HBO. The pact extends the companies’ existing contract and will make HBO and Cinemax content available on the forthcoming OTT service. Financial terms were not revealed.
In addition to bringing shows like HBO's Emmy-winnng Game of Thrones and Veep to DirecTV Now, HBO and Cinemax content also will be part of AT&T mobile video bundle offers. Details about those are… Read