Stephen Colbert Bashes Sarah Sanders’ Border Questions Dodge: Trump “Owns Locking Kids in Cages”
Once again, the big story of the day was Donald Trump’s policy of taking immigrant children from their parents at the border. Tough on comics who do topical late-night shows.
“There are two ways to look at the story,” Stephen Colbert argued. “You can be horrified – or work for Donald Trump.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared to want to do both.
On Monday, DHS Secy “and Stepmom Flushing Pictures of Your Real Mom Down the Toilet Kirstjen Nielsen” defended Trump's policy at… Read
‘Boundaries’ Review: Christopher Plummer & Vera Farmiga Have A High Time On Road Trip To Remember
Boundaries is the perfect family comedy. Of course with an R rating it is not for the family, just about one. And a pretty dysfunctional one at that.
Taking a page out of her own life, writer-director Shana Feste has brought her relationship with her father to the screen in a semi-autobiographical way — even if, plot-wise, there are fictional forks in the road in this road comedy, a cinematic staple that works beautifully in this particular tale. It also happens to… Read
‘Drunk History’ Creators On The Dream Guest They’ll Keep Pursuing – The Contenders Emmys Video
Going strong in its fifth season, Comedy Central’s Drunk History has always been remarkable for the pedigree of talent it attracts. Presenting re-enactments of historical events with the help of inebriated narrators, the series’ most recent season drew the likes of Tiffany Haddish, Evan Rachel Wood, Alexander Skarsgård and Mandy Moore to its playground.
Created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, the out-of-the-box series has never wavered in its star power—though there is… Read
Did David Koresh Get A Bad Rap? ‘Waco’ Star Taylor Kitsch Provides Insight – The Contenders Emmys Video
One of the more riveting miniseries epics this past Emmy season has been John Erick and Drew Dowdle’s six-parter Waco, which launched Viacom’s new adult-demo channel the Paramount Network this year.
While the early ’90s standoff between the ATF and FBI and the Branch Davidians sect consumed the headlines, years later, the Dowdles vied to shed some light on what both sides were thinking in a tragedy that took 79 lives — 22 of which were children under the age of 17. In… Read
‘Vida’s Tanya Saracho On Starz’s East L.A. Drama, Seeing Herself & Having A Vision – Next Generation TV
"Out of 520 shows right now, now five are of a Latinx gaze, you know," Vida executive producer Tanya Saracho notes of her Starz series and the culture for which it comes in the math of the Peak TV Era. "That's not enough,” she added. “We make up almost 20% of this country, so that's erasure. So for so long we've been erased."
Having inked a three-year overall deal with the Lionsgate-owned premium cabler this year, the once Chicago-based playwright, How to Get Away With Mur… Read
‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Cast On Amazon Hit’s “Breakneck” Speed Of Dialogue – The Contenders Emmys Video
Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino are known for fast-paced dialogue on their shows, and the Golden Globe-winning Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel isn’t any different. But to the show’s creator, the dialogue isn’t as fast as everyone claims.
“Amy and I have contended that it's not our stuff [where] everyone is talking fast — everyone is talking too slow,” Daniel joked during the series’ panel at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys. He points out, “In real life… Read
Jimmy Kimmel Says Ted Cruz Kept Poking Him “With His Hooves” During Blobfish Basketball Classic
Jimmy Kimmel described the nightmare of last weekend’s Blobfish Basketball Classic one-on-one with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
“Just like a blobfish, the game was ugly, sloppy and, within moments, we were gasping for air,” Kimmel warned JKL viewers.
He described the game as “very rough and nothing but fouls.”
“I have bruises all over my body. He kept poking me with his hooves,” Kimmel explained. “The game went on so long, by time it was over Jay-Z and Beyonce had written and… Read
‘Genius’ Stars & EPs Talk The Road To Picasso -The Contenders Emmys Videos
Why Picasso? That was the question posed to producers and stars of Genius: Picasso, the second installment of National Geographic’s scripted anthology series, during the show’s panel at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event.
‘There were three requirements for Season 2,” said executive producer/showrunner/ director Ken Biller. “Is someone arguably, undeniably a genius, did they live a life that was big enough and broad enough to tell 10 hours of drama, and is it a figure… Read
Laura Ingraham Concedes Detention Centers As “Summer Camps” Comparison, Sticks With “Boarding Schools”
Fox News Channel primetime star Laura Ingraham was under fire for calling snatched-kids detention centers “essentially summer camps” on her Monday show before the hourlong program even ended. She wound the broadcast, noting the number of already “very upset people” over that comparison, so said she would instead stick with just “boarding schools” because, she said, that’s how they were described in the San Diego Union Tribune:
Apparently there are a lot of people very… Read
Stephen Colbert Delivers Satan’s Message To Baby Snatching AG Jeff Sessions: “See You Soon”
UPDATED with video: There is the right side of history and then there is the side of history in which the Trump administration defends its policy of separating children from their parents, Stephen Colbert said – one of many late-night stars to pummel President Donald Trump’s baby-snatching immigration policy.
Fox News Channel argued the chain link fenced boxes in which children are being put after they are separated from their parent are not cages, they’re pens, the CBS… Read
Fox News’ Laura Ingraham Under Fire After Calling Detention Centers “Summer Camps” For Immigrant Children
Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham has come under fire for comments she made on The Ingraham Angle on Monday, calling immigration detention centers for children, "essentially summer camps." Ingraham’s show faced an advertiser boycott in April after she took to Twitter to mock Parkland survivor David Hogg. On the heels of the “summer camps” quip Monday night, some on Twitter were using the hashtag #boycottlaura.
On her program, Ingraham said, "As more illegal immigrants… Read
Millie Bobby Brown Addresses Bullying During MTV Movie & TV Awards Acceptance Speech
Millie Bobby Brown won the award for Best Performance in her role as Eleven in Stranger Things. The actress wasn’t at the ceremony, but accepted the award via a taped acceptance speech where she thanked the show creators and castmates. She also took the opportunity for a special message about bullying.
“Since I know there are many young people watching this — and even for the adults — they could probably use the reminder that I was taught. If you don't have anything nice… Read