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WGA & AMPTP: Rare Sunday Talks “Moving Closer” To Deal

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Negotiations for a new WGA film and TV contract will resume this afternoon in advance of tomorrow night’s strike deadline. The rare Sunday bargaining session is a sign that the two sides are “moving closer to a deal,” a knowledgable source told Deadline. On Saturday, the source said, management’s AMPTP made “big movement” on one of the WGA’s main demands – a new pay formula for writers and writer-producers employed on short-order TV series. Bringing pay for New Media… Read

Morning After: Samantha Bee Shrugs Off Jake Tapper’s “Smug Liberal” Question

The morning after the first of what seems likely to be an annual comic event, Samantha Bee has no regrets. Dropping by CNN’s State of the Union for a chat with Jake Tapper, a happy Bee pretty much rolled her eyes at any notion of being a smug liberal. “How does it feel to be the face of the problem?” asked Tapper, who had appeared in a very funny taped bit on Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner special last night. (Watch today’s video above). Tapper… Read

Samantha Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents Dinner Serves Trump Roast

Like a tonic, Samantha Bee commended the press tonight for continuing to check the president "as if he some day may get embarrassed" – and that was hours before Donald Trump recited the lyrics to an old one-hit wonder and called it a poem. Embarrassment isn't in the cards. Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner, taped earlier today in Washington D.C. and aired tonight as an special episode of TBS's Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, was well-timed, like champagne… Read

White House Correspondents’ Dinner Live Blog: Who Needs Donald Trump?

2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner

What if they gave a White House Correspondents’ Dinner and nobody came? Well, that’s not going to happen tonight, but there is one big void at the D.C. event: Donald Trump will be the first president to skip the annual to-do since Ronald Reagan was recovering from his assassination attempt in 1981. Really, Don? Bad (or sick) guy! SAD!! Oops, sorry. Instead, POTUS spent a chunk of his 100th day in office at a campaign-like rally a couple hours north in Harrisburg, PA… Read

White House Correspondents’ Dinner Livestream – Watch It Here

Watch the livestream of the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner here, with Hasan Minhaj of The Daily Show and without President Donald Trump and members of his administration. Expect to see your favorite and/or least favorite media elites, er, Washington journalists roast one another and likely POTUS in absentia. The event, which has been held at the Washington Hilton annually since 1967, supports the work of the White House Correspondents Association. Proceeds fund… Read

Donald Trump Blasts Hollywood & Media Elites At “Boring” POTUS Snubbed WHCD

"A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation’s capital right now," said Donald Trump tonight as he celebrated his first 100 days in office and snubbed the White House Correspondents' Dinner. "They are trapped at the dinner, which will be very very boring," the media-bashing president told a cheering rally in Harrisburg, Pa. on Saturday as the very Tinseltown-lite WHCD was kicking off at the Washington… Read

Will Ferrell Brings His George W. Bush To Samantha Bee’s Press Bash

Will Ferrell dropped by the taping of Samantha Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, to air on TBS tonight. “It’s not a party without a special guest,” Bee’s Full Frontal just tweeted, showing Ferrell in all his W glory. In another tweet (see them below), Ferrell holds up a very W-like painting. Full Frontal‘s Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner airs tonight at 10 pm ET on TBS. In a brief interview on MSNBC this afternoon, Bee said she and Full Frontal… Read

Climate March: Leo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda, Jared Leto Among Hollywood Voices

Another weekend, another march, more celebrity tweets. Today’s People’s Climate March in Washington D.C. – and sister marches in cities around the world – drew support from Leonardo DiCaprio, Lee Pace, Jane Fonda, Kerry Washington, Barry Sloane and Jared Leto. “It’s time to change climate change,” tweeted Leto (read the messages below), while Six‘s Sloane demanded we protect “the pale blue dot.” Though the march has been planned for months, enthusiasm – and anger – was… Read

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Hacker Shares Stolen Episodes, Threatens Others

The blackmailing hacker claiming to have released as many as 10 additional episodes of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black is threatening other networks and channels. “We’re not quote done yet, though,” the hacking group known as The Dark Overlord wrote in a tweeted statement (neither the authenticity of the Twitter account nor the OITNB episodes on the file-sharing Pirate Bay site could be verified by Deadline). “We’re calling you out: ABC, National Geographic, Fox, IFC… Read

New InventTV To Develop Unscripted Content & Live Events

Sergio Alfaro, Michaline Babich and Los Angeles Media Fund have formed InventTV, a new entertainment company to develop, produce and finance unscripted series and other content for television and OTT platforms. The new company also will include production of live events worldwide. Current projects include a series for Nat Geo partnered with The Weinstein Company as well as Southern Charm New Orleans (pictured) on Bravo. Alfaro and Babich, along with Los Angeles Media Fund… Read

Amazon & Netflix Lead Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Winners- Full List

Driven largely by kids animated fare, Internet networks Netflix and Amazon topped their linear counterparts at the 44th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena on Friday, April 28. Amazon took home 13 statuettes, followed by Netflix (11), CBS and PBS (9), NBC (8), HBO (5) and OWN (4). Among individual programs, Netflix’s Trollhunters nabbed the most wins, 6, followed by NBC’s Days Of Our Lives, PBS’ Odd Squad, HBO’s Sesam… Read