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

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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… »

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

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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… »

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

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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… »

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner Livestream – Watch It Here

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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… »

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Donald Trump Blasts Hollywood & Media Elites At “Boring” Potus Snubbed Whcd

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"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… »

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

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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… »

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

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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… »


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

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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… »

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‘Hawaii Five-o’ Ratings Top Night On Slow Friday, ‘Let It Fall’ La Riots Docu Ok

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On a Friday night that saw Round 2 and 5 of the NFL Draft and NBA Playoffs on cable, primetime saw Hawaii Five-o (0.9/4) topping primetime on the Big 4 among adults 18-49. In fact, while the 50th State set series was down a tenth from its last original of April 14, CBS had the top rated show of Friday and the most watched. Declining 20% in the demo from its last original of two weeks ago, Blue Bloods still held on to the most sets of eyeballs with 8.46 million tuning in… »

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New InventTV To Develop Unscripted Content & Live Events

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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… »

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

29 April 2017 1:11 AM, PDT

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, Southern California, 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 Sesames Street and… »


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‘Real Time’: Elizabeth Warren Ignores Bill Maher’s “Pocahontas” Joke

28 April 2017 8:59 PM, PDT

Updated With Video Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren didn’t take the bait tonight when she appeared on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher. She didn’t respond to Donald Trump’s earlier taunts, she didn’t answer Maher’s suggestion that she run for president – and she neither cracked a smile nor lashed back when Maher called her Pocahontas. Speaking about middle-class Trump voters, Maher said, in the one-on-one top-of-show interview with Warren, “They don’t like you… »

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WGA & AMPTP Talks To Resume On Sunday As Contract Deadline Looms

28 April 2017 8:56 PM, PDT

Updated: Contract talks between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television producers have wrapped for the day, and sources tell Deadline  that the sides will return to the table Sunday. We hear that AMPTP negotiators will huddle together tomorrow, Saturday, for a meeting featuring reps for the companies before they head to a full-on negotiation session with the WGA on Sunday. “This thing is going to go to the wire,” says a source close to the talks. With… »

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Pilots 2017: Early Pre-Screenings Buzz

28 April 2017 8:30 PM, PDT

We are heading into the most crucial days of the 2017 pilot season. At the broadcast networks, pilots are headed into screenings and more testing, which will help determine which projects will go to series. And at the AMPTP headquarters in Encino, reps for the TV studios and the WGA are wrapping up negotiations, which will determine whether the industry will be able to avoid a writers strike. While the two processes largely had been going separately on parallel tracks, as… »

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‘Orange Is The New Black’: Hacker Says He Stole New Season, Demands Ransom From Netflix

28 April 2017 6:57 PM, PDT

Orange is the new hack? Netflix is facing a cyber nightmare as a hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming fifth season of its popular prison dramedy and is demanding to be paid to keep it off the Internet ahead of its June 9 premiere. The Associated Press reports tonight that a person using the moniker The Dark Lord claims to have uploaded the first Season 5 episode of Orange Is the New Black to an illegal file-sharing service already, though AP said it could not confirm… »

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ABC Buys Time Loop Mystery ‘Echo Point’ From ‘Good Neighbor’ Scribe & Safehouse

28 April 2017 5:49 PM, PDT

ABC has put in development time loop mystery drama Echo Point From Safehouse Pictures and The Good Neighbor co-writer Jeff Richard. The project has a script commitment. If picked up, it will go through the networks’s straight-to-series model for a summer 2018 consideration. Safehouse’s Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold will executive produce, with VP Matt Schwartz as co-executive producer. The plot is being kept under wraps, but is said to be in the vein of sci-fi thrillers Sou… »

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‘Z: The Beginning of Everything’ Star Christina Ricci On Presenting Zelda Fitzgerald’s Full Humanity

28 April 2017 3:05 PM, PDT

Last night at the Hollywood Athletic Club, Amazon Studios pulled out all the stops in a presentation for their original series Z: The Beginning of Everything, screening two episodes of the series, followed by a panel discussion with the series’ stars, Christina Ricci and David Hoflin, and costume designer Tom Broecker moderated by Deadline’s Joe Utichi. A thirty-minute period drama series created by Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin (The Killing)—based on the novel Z: A Nov… »

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WGA: “The Cost Of Settling Is Reasonable”

28 April 2017 2:19 PM, PDT

As contract talks with the AMPTP enter their final stage, the WGA now says a deal is reachable if the six largest companies share the “small” cost laid out in the writers’ current proposal. In a post filed under “Contract Bulletin 2017” and headlined, “The Cost of Settling is Reasonable,” the WGA says, “The undeniable truth is that these costs are very affordable for these profitable companies.” Here is the complete text of the post, followed by the accompanying graphic:… »

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‘Big Bang Theory’ & ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Rise In Adjusted Ratings, ‘The Catch’ Down – Update

28 April 2017 2:01 PM, PDT

Update, 2:01 Pm: Well, The Big Bang Theory (2.6/11) had a bit of a boom last night after all. Not only did the CBS science geek series escape a series low but in the final numbers it actually adjusted up 8% among adults 18-49 from its fast affiliate of this morning. That means Bbt is not at a series low but actually up a tenth over its last original. The comedy wasn't the only adjusted rise with ABC's Grey's Anatomy (1.8/7) and Fox's clip show MasterChef Junior (0.8/3)… »

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Eden Gaha Exiting As Head Of Unscripted At Endemol Shine North America

28 April 2017 1:50 PM, PDT

Eden Gaha is stepping down as president of unscripted at Endemol Shine North America. Gaha was the last remaining top executive from the Shine side of the company following the 2015 merger with Endemol USA and the second major departure within six months following the November exit of co-ceo and co-chairman Charlie Corwin. “After 15 years in unscripted television, going from Pa to President, it’s time for me to move on to the next challenge,” Gaha said in a statement… »

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