Donald Trump Comes Home, Fires Up Twitter, Rips Media & New Normal Resumes
President Donald Trump is back from his first big overseas trip — complete with dual meanings of “journey” and “stumble” — and things got back to “normal” quickly. Meaning the leader of the free world fired up his Twitter account early this morning and again let fly at the “enemy of the people.” The way he sees it, all the ugly news that came out of his jaunt through Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican and Brussels came from one source: the media.
Here’s how POTUS… Read
With ‘Empire’ And ‘Star,’ Lee Daniels Continues To Tell The Untold Stories Of The Marginalized — Deadline Disruptors
"I gotta tell you, for the record, I'm bored with Hollywood people of color saying Hollywood owes you something," Lee Daniels told CBS News in January. "Don't nobody owe you nothing. I had to fight for everything, from my very first movie on."
This perspective from Daniels is only a part of what makes him a disruptor. In both his film and TV work, Daniels tells the previously untold stories of the marginalized. With Precious, he followed a plus-size Harlem girl enduring… Read
A-Rod Signs With ABC News, Expanding TV Presence Beyond Sports
Following the trail blazed by athletes like Michael Strahan, who parlayed a successful NFL career into a thriving run as a news personality, Alex Rodriguez has made a deal with ABC News, Deadline has confirmed.
The former New York Yankees slugger will have a contributor role and appear occasionally on shows like Good Morning America, World News Tonight and Nightline, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.
Rodriguez, 41, already appears as a baseball analyst for… Read
Ryan Murphy On The Risk And Reward Of Setting His Own Path – Deadline Disruptors
There really is precious little hallmark for a Ryan Murphy show. Popular, Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story, The New Normal, Scream Queens, American Crime Story, Feud—just when you might get a sense of a common thread linking these shows, and just when you suspect he might be ready to lay back and enjoy his success, another show comes along to upset the math. And yet somehow, still, they are all inescapably Ryan Murphy shows. Through them all, an auteur streak that… Read
Donald Trump Gets ‘Bachelor’ Bashed By California Lt. Governor Over Paris Accord
We all know from his well-applauded appearance at UTA's pre-Oscar rally in February and the fact that he is a Democrat aiming to be California's next Governor that Gavin Newsom is no fan of Donald Trump. However, today the current Lt. Governor of the Golden State unflatteringly put the former Celebrity Apprentice host in the world of another unscripted series – and there was truly no love lost, to put it mildly, in Newsom's mocking of Trump over the President’s just… Read
Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies: Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser & MSNBC Host Mika Brzezinski’s Father Was 89
Zbigniew Brzezinski, the former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter and father of MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, died Friday at a hospital in Falls Church, VA. He was 89.
Mika Brzezinski announced the news on Instagram.
“My father passed away peacefully tonight. He was known to his friends as Zbig, to his grandchildren as Chief and to his wife as the enduring love of her life. I just knew his as the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl could… Read
Donald Trump Son-In Law Jared Kushner Discussed Secret Communication Channel With Russia: Report
Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner tried to establish a “secret” and “secure” backchannel with the Kremlin, which he hoped the Russian embassy in this country would help facilitate, the Washington Post reported Friday night.
This one day after WaPo reported Kusher had come under FBI scrutiny, a report that seemed to confirm Kushner was that senior White House official close to Trump who had been reported to be a “person of interest” in the FBI’s Russia… Read
Stephen Colbert Explains How Donald Trump Alpha-Dogged His Way Through NATO Summit
Late Show, Stephen Colbert walked viewers through the various ways President Donald Trump went alpha-dog and metaphorically peed on the bushes at the NATO summit in Brussels this week.
That includes Trump initiating another of his hilarious handshake matches, with French President Emmanuel Macron. Colbert read from the White House press pool description of the handshake:
Each president gripped the other's hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and… Read
‘The Simpsons’: Donald Trump Gets A Thank-You From Richard Nixon’s Ghost
The Simpsons is poking the POTUS bear again. A month after it skewered President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, the stalwart Fox toon is ripping him in a ripped-from-the-headlines short that covers a seemingly NBA-ready Jim Comey; Presi-, er Vice President Mike Pence; First Hand-Slapper Melania Trump; even — ever briefly — the Glowing Orb of Saudi Arabia. Watch it above.
The clip is highlighted — if that’s the word — by a visit from the Ghost of Presidents Past… Read
Viacom’s Great Program Migration: Guide To Which Show Moved Where
As part of the big realignment of the Viacom cable networks announced by new CEO Bob Bakish early this year, with the channels divided into flagship and reinforcing and a mandate for closer cooperation, there has been a great deal of movement of shows from one network to another.
Scripted series had been gravitating towards the soon-to-be launched Paramount Network (currently Spike), earmarked as Viacom’s flagship scripted channel, and BET, also a flagship brand.
So far… Read
MSNBC President Phil Griffin Signs New Deal; Whither Goest Lawrence O’Donnell?
MSNBC's president Phil Griffin has a new multi-year contract, according to an informed source, settling one personnel question about the network.
Still no announcement on 10 PM star Lawrence O'Donnell, who tweeted May 17 that his contract expires June 4, promising to let fans know “where you can watch me June 5 if it’s not msnbc,” adding, “I’m sorry this situation has become public.”
MSNBC is riding a primetime ratings wave these days as viewers flock to hear about the… Read
‘The 100’ Ups Tasya Teles To Regular; ‘Supergirl’s Floriana Lima To Return As Recurring
We’ll be seeing a lot more of Echo in The 100‘s Season 5. Tasya Teles, who has recurred on the CW serialized sci-fi drama since Season 2, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming fifth season. Echo was last seen in Wednesday’s Season 4 finale escaping Praimfaya with Bellamy (Bob Morley) and Raven (Lindsey Morgan) on a rocket to the Ark. When we next see Echo, it will be six years after she blasted off to outer space. Teles’ promotion was first reported by tvgui… Read