Jimmy Fallon Gives Rare Slap Back At Donald Trump Over “Be A Man” Slag; Host Donates To TV Scribes’ Stop Border Separation Campaign
UPDATE, 8:25 PM: As fellow NBC stars, Donald Trump and Jimmy Fallon used to be so close but now they are distinctly on different sides on family border separation and the former administration's zero tolerance policy – as the Tonight Show main man made very clear in a swing back at the former Celebrity Apprentice host.
Just a couple of hours after President Trump slapped down nice guy and usually non-political Jimmy down for second guessing having his ex-NBCer on as a… Read
Jamie Foxx Brings Donald Glover On BET Awards Stage For Impromptu ‘This Is America’ Performance
BET Awards host Jamie Foxx went off script Sunday night and brought actor-singer Donald Glover on stage for a little impromptu jam session.
After praising the Atlanta actor, Foxx jokingly did his own interpretation of the dancing from Childish Gambino’s (Glover’s hip hop alter ego) “This Is America” music video helmed by Glover’s frequent collaborator and director Hiro Murai. From there, to the crowd’s delight, the two started singing an a cappella version of the… Read
Is The Man In Black A Human Or Host? ‘Westworld’ Co-Creator Lisa Joy On Season 2 Finale & What’s Next
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about tonight's season 2 finale of Westworld on HBO
From the moment Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) died at the end of Westworld‘s season 1, a robot apocalypse has ensued throughout this past season, with hosts and humans as collateral damage. And while the Delos SWAT team appears to have quelled the android uprise, we’re left with the notion at the end of tonight’s 1 1/2 hour episode 20, “The Passenger”, written by husband and… Read
Netflix Launches Ad Showcasing Black Talent On Heels Of N-Word Controversy
During the BET Awards tonight, Netflix debuted a new brand spot featuring 47 black Netflix creators and talent representing the streaming company’s Strong Black Lead initiative.
The ad was conceived and created months ago and had already been scheduled to air during the BET Awards when on Friday Netflix's long-time communications chief Jonathan Friedland was ousted for using the N-word on two separate occasions.
In light of the controversy, I hear Netflix brass considered… Read
‘The Hate U Give’ Trailer: Amandla Stenberg Finds Empowering Voice In Adaptation Of Angie Thomas Novel
Considering the social climate and the mistreatment and unlawful murder of Black men, the story behind 20th Century Fox’s The Hate U Give is wildly — and regrettably — similar to the reality making headlines.
Directed by George Tillman, The Hate U Give follows Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) who is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between… Read
‘The Equalizer 2’ Trailer: Denzel Washington Is The Deadliest Lyft Driver Seeking Revenge In Sony Sequel
In the new trailer for The Equalizer 2, Denzel Washington reprises his role as Robert McCall, but it seems as though he has settled down with his life and is happy with being a mild-mannered Lyft driver who minds his business and does his job…that is, until someone does him wrong — like in the trailer above.
As his first sequel of Washington’s career, it looks like he goes big in the frenetic and action-packed trailer. In addition to laying waste to a bunch of creeps who… Read
Mexico-South Korea World Cup Match Breaks Record At Telemundo For Most-Watched Spanish-Language Event
Mexico beat South Korea 2-1 in Saturday’s FIFA World Cup Russia match, but it could be argued that Telemundo was the real winner as it broke records with the most-watched livestream event in Spanish-language history.
The match averaged 7.2 million viewers across Telemundo, TelemundoDeportes.com, and the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and NBC Sports apps, according to live plus same day fast national data released today by Nielsen, and digital data from Adobe Analytics
‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Slurps $711M+ WW; ‘Incredibles 2’ Has Record Pixar China Bow – International Box Office
UPDATE, WRITETRHU: Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom scored a hat-trick this weekend, taking the No. 1 position at the international box office for the third frame in a row. With $106.7M overseas in the session, including a sophomore weekend in China where it passed $200M, the sequel’s offshore cume is now $561.5M for $711.5M worldwide.
The J.A. Bayona-helmed return to Isla Nublar added 17 markets this frame including majors Mexico… Read
‘Fox & Friends’ Heated Debate Sparks Racially Insensitive Remark And Apologies
A heated Fox & Friends debate took a nasty personal turn today, as a black Democrat’s opinion was attacked in a racially insensitive way.
David Bossie, a white former deputy campaign manager for President Trump, made the comment to analyst Joel Payne, a black man, during a discussion on immigration. The remark emerged as the two reacted to comments made by former CIA director Michael Hayden, who compared the Trump administration's zero tolerance immigration policy with… Read
A Caution For Politically Inflamed Hollywood: Revolutions Eat Their Own
Two years of graduate school didn't teach me much, except that I didn't want to be in graduate school. But I did pick up one valuable lesson from a close study of modern history. That is, revolutions eat their own.
Robespierre got Danton. Stalin got Trotsky. Someone, maybe Hua Guofeng, got China's Gang of Four, after they got any number of "bourgeois elements" during Mao's Cultural Revolution.
Closer to home, Hollywood's own cultural revolution last week devoured actor Pet… Read
‘The King’ Reigns Over Mixed Weekend of Openers; ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Expands Robustly: Specialty Box Office
With summer tentpoles in full thrust, specialty distributors are maintaining their seasonal role offering up alternative programming for moviegoers not dazzled by the latest studio blitz.
The final full weekend of June included at least a half dozen new limited titles, headlined by Sundance's The King by Eugene Jarecki, which Oscilloscope opened in two Manhattan locations Friday. The documentary lorded over the pack of newcomers with a $29K gross for a solid $14,525 per… Read
David Lynch: Trump Could Be “One Of The Greatest Presidents In History”
Twin Peaks co-creator David Lynch says President Donald Trump “could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much.”
Speaking to The Guardian media outlet in the UK, Lynch said he was a Bernie Sanders supporter in 2016, then switched to Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in the presidential election.
He now concedes that Trump may have been the correct choice.
"I am not really a political person, but I really like the… Read