Seth Meyers: Press Conference Proves Donald Trump “Fully Out Of His Mind”
Seth Meyers had to added a Breaking Crazy segment to his Tuesday opening because President Donald Trump held his pixilated press conference just as Late Night was about to start taping.
“You know that list of side affects at the end of a pharmaceutical ads? He apparently has all of them,” Meyers said.
In his presser Trump said there were “fine people” on both side of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and that the side that included neo-Nazis and white… Read
‘Victoria’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On PBS
Victoria Season 2 is set for a January 14, 2018 premiere on Masterpiece on PBS.
A strong ratings performer, Victoria drew more than 16.2 million viewers in its premiere season, making it the highest-rated drama on PBS in 20 years, second only to Downton Abbey.
Jenna Coleman stars as the young queen, wife, and mother. Season 2 finds Victoria adapting to motherhood after the birth of her first child, a daughter. Meanwhile, the disaster of the Anglo-Afghan War unfolds… Read
Amazon Enlists In BBC’s ‘The Last Post’; ’60s Drama Hails From Peter Moffat
Amazon has boarded the Peter Moffat-created drama The Last Post as an Amazon Original in the U.S. where it will be available later this year. The six-part period series is set in the 1960s and centers on the lives of a Royal Military Police unit and their families in Aden, Yemen. It’s based on the childhood memories of Moffat who created the UK’s Criminal Justice and is now an EP on its U.S. version, HBO’s Emmy-nominated The Night Of.
The Last Post, which will air on BBC O… Read
‘Suits’ Spinoff Starring Gina Torres To Be Introduced In ‘Suits’ Season 7 Finale, Will Be About Chicago Politics
The upcoming Season 7 finale of USA Network’s Suits will serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff starring Gina Torres and centered around her Suits character, the powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson. The offshoot, which, unlike the mothership series won’t be a legal drama but set in the world of Chicago politics, hails from Universal Cable Prods. The pilot will be written and executive produced by Suits creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh and executive… Read
Another ‘Game Of Thrones’ Episode Leaks Online
In what's sure to be another devastating turn of events for HBO, the newest episode of Game Of Thrones has leaked online, four days ahead of schedule. HBO España and HBO Nordic accidentally dropped Season 7’s Episode 6, titled “Beyond The Wall,” online in Spanish and Nordic territories, where it was available to on-demand subscribers for a full hour before it was removed.
The leak left enough time for footage from the episode to be ripped and shared. Footage was posted to… Read
Barack Obama’s Charlottesville Tweet Is Most-Liked Ever; Quotes Nelson Mandela
Three million, three hundred nine thousand and seven hundred forty five – and counting: Barack Obama’s Charlottesville tweet, in which the former president shares Nelson Mandela’s “No one is born hating another person” quote, is officially the most liked tweet ever.
confirmed the new record at 12:41 a.m. today. “The tweet from @Barack Obama is now the the most liked tweet ever,” Twitter announced (in a tweet, of course).
As of Wednesday morning, Obama’s August 12… Read
Elvis Presley Died 40 Years Ago, But Business Booms For “Deceased Icons”
Today’s the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death but, from a business perspective, The King doesn’t appear to have missed a beat. Global sales of Elvis-related merchandise are up 20% since 2013, when Authentic Brand Goods bought licensing rights from Core Media Group, ABG says. Consumers showed their burning love by spending $27 million on clothing, jewelry and other items with Presley’s name or likeness last year, Forbes estimates.
Fans can buy an Elvis watch from… Read
Tribeca TV Festival: Amy Sedaris, ‘Will & Grace’, ‘Ten Days In The Valley’ Topline Fest Debut
The debut of the Tribeca TV Festival is set for September 22-24 in New York City and will feature an impressive lineup of series premieres and sneak peeks. Over three days, the festival will present curated shows and conversations representative of the cultural zeitgeist, featuring creators from both sides of the camera. TruTV's At Home With Amy Sedaris and ABC’s Ten Days In The Valley with Kyra Sedgwick will bow at the fest, while audiences will get a preview of shows… Read
Christopher & Heather McQuarrie Ink TV Deal With Gaumont; Set Drama Series Based On ’36 Quai des Orfèvres’ Feature
Oscar-winning filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie and his producing partner Heather McQuarrie have signed a first-look deal with Gaumont (Narcos). Under the pact, Christopher McQuarrie will write, direct and produce multiple scripted drama projects for the independent studio. The duo’s first project under the deal is STL (working title) a TV drama series adaptation of Gaumont's César-nominated feature film, 36 Quai des Orfèvres (36th Precinct), with Ben Ripley (Source Code, Fl… Read
Stephen Colbert Wonders If Donald Trump Will Be POTUS By Friday After Tuesday’s Bonkers Press Conference
It took two days for Trump to condemn racist hate groups in Charlottesville, and one press conference to empower them, Stephen Colbert explained to his studio audience not long after President Donald Trump on Tuesday reverted back to his initial statement that all sides were responsible for the violence in Virginia.
Trump held an impromptu press conference late Tuesday “in, I believe, the seventh circle of hell,” Colbert told his studio audience.
When asked by a reporter… Read
Michael Gasparro Leaves TMT To Launch His Own Management Company
After 12 years with TMT Entertainment, veteran talent manager and producer Michael Gasparro has exited to launch his own company, Gasparro Management Company.
Gasparro will bring along clients including Nick Sandow (Orange Is The New Black), Bridget Regan (Jane The Virgin, The Last Ship), Shane McRae (Sneaky Pete) Raúl Castillo (Looking, Seven Seconds), Dina Shihabi (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan), and Samantha Soule (Godless), among others. He will continue to be based in New… Read
Hope Hicks Tapped As Interim White House Communications Director: Report
The day after a Donald Trump press conference flew wildly off the rails in New York, the President is getting a new White House Communications Director — temporarily. Hope Hicks, who started as an agency publicist working on Ivanka Trump's fashion line in 2012, and rose to become White House Director of Strategic Communications, has been tapped for the post in an interim capacity.
The 28-year-old former press secretary for Trump’s presidential campaign will, for the time… Read