In a Last Week Tonight segment on public shaming, Oliver said Leno "can go f*ck himself" over his recent comments on Today lamenting the current state of late-night. "It was a little easier," Leno told Today last Wednesday. "Now it’s all very serious. I’d just like to see a little civility come back to it.” Oliver admitted he used to mock Monica Lewinsky, but he pointed out that no late-night host was more uncivil to her than Leno. "Many comedians have since expressed regret about things they have said (about Lewinsky), although one who hasn’t—and was among the most relentless—was Jay Leno." Oliver then showed a barrage of clips of Leno ruthlessly shaming Lewinsky. "Those jokes have not dated well in any sense of the word," said Oliver. "And they are pretty rough, especially coming from a guy who just this week complained about late night TV saying that he would like to see ‘a bit of civility come back.' You know, like that time he did a bit with a fake book about Lewinsky titled 'The Slut in the Hat.' And if that’s what he means by civility, may I offer my new book: 'Oh, the Places You Can Go F*ck Yourself, Jay Leno!'” Oliver ended the segment by airing a pre-taped extended interview with Lewinsky.
“It was a different time when (Leno) was hosting. Now there’s one subject, so people can see your politics more, but I’m fine with that,” Colbert said at Paleyfest Saturday night, speaking at a large crowed at the Dolby Theatre, in response to Leno's recent comments about the current state of late-night. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with saying what this person is doing to families and the nation is horrible.” Speaking with Pete Holmes, Colbert also recalled his rough first months on CBS' Late Show. “Those first six months felt terrible because you’re having to reinvent a new way to do the show, I had never my entire life done anything as myself, I had always done something in character, I was an actor," he said. "It was the first time I had to be me, I didn’t know if I could do that, so I had to learn to do something I’d never done before with a camera in front of me, on live television, in front of a massive audience.”
One week from today, Apple will hold a star-studded presentation in Cupertino announcing its new video streaming service. "Five series have completed filming," reports John Koblin. "Around a half dozen more are on the verge of wrapping production." Still, not everybody is clear what's going to happen when Hollywood comes to the Silicon Valley. "Players expect to be kept in the loop," says Koblin. "But many of the people working with Apple said they have received little or no information on how, exactly, their shows will be released. Or even when they will be released, other than a vague assurance of 'later this year, probably fall.' They also don’t have a clear idea of Apple’s marketing plans for the shows. Or what their colleagues in the newly built Apple stable are up to." He adds: "Apple’s entertainment team has not been totally opaque. It has provided feedback to individuals involved in the shows, but it has been tight-lipped about the marketing and rollout plans. The March 25 event may allay Hollywood’s concerns, but several people involved in the new programs have interpreted the lack of communication as a sign that there may not be a clear game plan."
The Good Morning America co-anchor has been tapped to host ABC's first-ever NFL Draft opening night coverage. Roberts will be joined by Rece Davis and his College Gameday crew for the college football-oriented coverage of the annual draft. (ABC sister network ESPN will offer NFL-centric coverage of the draft.)
Saturday Night Live re-aired the Dec. 15 Matt Damon-hosted Christmas-themed episode over the weekend, which left many people scratching their heads when the president ranted about the show on Twitter Sunday morning. "Should Federal Election Commission and/or FCC look into this?" the president tweeted. "Usually, this is an easy question to answer," says Matthew Dessem. "Trump gets mad about the cold open, which is almost always so explicitly about Donald Trump that even Donald Trump understands he’s being made fun of. In fact, the cold open of the Matt Damon episode, a riff on It’s a Wonderful Life that doubles as a riff on a famous SNL riff on It’s a Wonderful Life, pissed Trump off enough that he suggested on Twitter that the show was colluding with the Russians when it aired the first time around. If you haven’t seen it recently, it’s easy to understand why Trump would take it personally."
Fox News wouldn't confirm Jeanine Pirro's suspension, but CNN reports that her show was taken off the air over her comments questioning Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's patriotism. The president responded Sunday morning, tweeting: "Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro. The Radical Left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the Fake News Media, is using every trick in the book to SILENCE a majority of our Country. They have all out campaigns against @FoxNews hosts who are doing too well."
“She never answers a question. She berates you. She is condescending. She uses our network to give her talking points,” Lemon said of the White House advisor, during a cross-chat with his fellow CNN host Cuomo. "For me, it feels beneath the dignity of this network to have someone on who just constantly lies and misconstrues things," said Lemon. "I feel like having someone on like that is giving them a platform that they have not earned." Cuomo told Lemon he agreed, but added: "If I held that standard, I would have very few people on the show. If you are going to limit who you have on the show to the people who only answer the questions and are truthful, then you are going to be alone a lot of the time."
Amy Sherman-Palladino said at Paleyfest that Season 3 will expand Midge's horizons even more, resulting in Mrs. Maisel becoming "a bigger show because the story has to push out...Her journey this year that we’ve set out for her is it’s the first time she’s setting out as a road comic, it’s the first time she’s getting paid for this, it’s the first time she’s going to have consistency, and she’s dealing with audiences that aren’t her people. That is going to bring its own story twist to it, we’re definitely going to some different places in Season 3.”
“Rumors are funny — I once heard a rumor that I was being cast as Han Solo,” Paul said at the Sun Valley Film Festival when asked about reports of a Breaking Bad film. He added: “I haven’t heard anything about the Breaking Bad movie but if there is one and it comes together I’d love to be a part of it...If it were to happen, yes, I would love to do it.”
The Lifetime docuseries prompted one women to ask, "Who are the R. Kellys of the Ethiopian community?," which kicked off the widely shared #MeTooEthiopia hashtag.
TMZ reports the decision to end the fish aquarium reality show, which premiered in 2011, was made before a recent domestic violence incident between husband-and-wife stars, Wayde and Heather King.
In an excerpt of his upcoming memoir titled Too Much Is Not Enough, the Big Mouth and Black Monday star recalls being an altar boy in Nebraska and struggling to come to terms with his sexuality. Rannells writes that as a child, a priest started abusing him under the guise of offering comfort starting when he went to confession.
The rapper left the VH1 reality show's production last month after his sister Precious' illness.
The video game developer and Esports tournament organizer worked with the Fox show on Sunday's “E My Sports."
"I wasn’t hugely blown away by Cryer’s take on Lex in the opening flashback, but he locks into a much more successful tone in the present day stuff," says Caroline Siede. "Cryer is a fairly mannered actor and Lex’s illness gives him plenty of mannerisms to play up. The best parts of the episode explore the complex brother/sister dynamic between Lex and Lena. He argues it was his judgmental nature that pushed her to greatness before offering a more genuinely sentimental compliment too. She agrees to work with him on the Harun-El serum without going so far as to say she actually trusts him, although his sudden but inevitable betrayal clearly still stings. Cryer sells the hell out of Lex’s final Watchmen-inspired 'I took the cure 10 minutes ago' monologue, and his climactic escape sequence is a really fun bit of supervillain action."
“I couldn’t handle it,” says Kelsey Barnard Clark, who had to leave behind her 9-month-old son to film Top Chef: Kentucky.
The classic film actor known for 1951's Cry Danger and 1953's Stalag 17 endeared himself to a new generation as Community's cranky Korean War veteran Leonard “Bucket of Guts” Rodriguez. "I knew the day we’d have to say goodbye to this lovely man would come sooner than any of us were ready," tweeted Yvette Nicole Brown. "Such a good & funny man. We’ll miss you 'Leonard,'" added Joel McHale. On Instagram, Community creator Dan Harmon posted a lengthier tribute. "Godspeed, Richard Erdman," he wrote. "TV sometimes orders actors like pizza (I need a person over 6 foot, no beard, etc.). Richard was on a list of men over 80 willing to swim, so he ended up in a Long Beach swimming pool doing ten takes of a line we used the first take of. To me, reprising 'Leonard' was ample reward for almost drowning him. Which is why, when he responded to one of my directions with a fart sound, I thought, man, if this guy dislikes drowning, he’s going to hate unemployment."