Posted Monday 10/22/18 at 10:08AM EDT
Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
Source: The Washington Post
"When Mark Twain first emailed me about the Mark Twain prize, I have to admit I totally misunderstood," the Veep and Seinfeld star, the sixth woman to receive the Mark Twain prize, said after a night devoted to her at the Kennedy Center. "I thought I was being asked to honor someone else. What a hassle. I have to go all the way to Washington, D.C., and make up flattering things to say about how funny someone else is. And then I realized. It’s me. I get the prize, and my attitude about the whole thing changed. It really did. This is a great night, a great honor. Anybody would be lucky to be part of a night like this honoring someone like me.” Throughout the night, which will be broadcast on PBS on Nov. 19, Louis-Dreyfus was feted and roasted by comedies biggest names, from former co-star Jerry Seinfeld to Tina Fey, Keegan-Michael Key, Kumail Nanjiani, Stephen Colbert, Lisa Kudrow, Broad City's Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. Larry David, who worked with Louis-Dreyfus on SNL and tapped her for Seinfeld, joked about her recent cancer battle via video. "I want to congratulate Julia for this unbelievably prestigious award," the David said. "But I gotta say, the lengths that she went through to get it, frankly I was a little surprised... that whole cancer thing? Cancer? Honestly, I gotta take my hat off to her. What a scam." Jerry Seinfeld, meanwhile, credited Louis-Dreyfus for making his career. “I could not get enough of her,” Seinfeld said of their partnership on screen. “That whole time, nine years, I was not acting. I couldn’t.”
Netflix renews Matt Groening's Disenchantment for Season 2, airing in 2020 and 2021
“We’re excited to continue this epic journey with Netflix,” Groening said in a statement. “Stay tuned for more cranked-up suspense, infuriating plot twists, and beloved characters getting knocked off.” The first 10 episodes of Season 1 dropped in August. The remaining 10 episodes will air sometime in 2019. Season 2's 20 episodes will also be split in half, airing in 2020 and 2021.
Luke Cage creator thanks Marvel and Netflix following cancelation
"A lot memories," tweeted Cheo Hodari Coker hours after Netflix's abrupt cancelation on Friday. "A lot of individual thank you calls to make. Just want to say thank you to Marvel, Netflix, the best Writer’s room, cast, crew, the Midnight Hour, all those who graced the stage at Harlem’s Paradise and the most incredible fan base in the world. Forward always..."
Selma Blair reveals she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The star of Netflix's upcoming sci-fi series Another Life posted on Instagram that her bosses and co-workers have been understanding and accommodating with regards to her disease. "The brilliant costumer #Allisaswanson not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflix show , but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself," Blair wrote on Instagram. "I have #multiplesclerosis . I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix , I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it . And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best."
Louis CK got a "very polite" reception while bringing his standup comeback to the Boston area
Source: The Boston Globe
The crowd gathered Saturday Night at Giggles Comedy Club in Saugus, Massachusetts to watch headliner Lenny Clarke of Rescue Me fame didn't know beforehand that Louis CK would be performing. Mike Clarke, the owner of Giggles and Lenny's brother, said CK “was just in town visiting his family and called me," adding: “I have to admit, I was a little cautious." Mike Clarke said he asked the comedians scheduled to perform if they were OK with the idea. The Giggles owner added that no one heckled CK or walked out during his act.
Hannah Gadsby is reportedly dating Transparent creator Jill Soloway
Source: Page Six
Page Six reports that Soloway and the star of Netflix standup special sensation Nanette have been an item since the summer. “Jill recently went to Australia to meet Hannah’s family,” a source tells Page Six. Soloway spoke about Gadsby just last week at a TimesTalk event, without revealing they were dating, saying they were "so blown away" by Nanette.
George Lucas visited the set of Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian
Source: TV Guide
Showrunner Jon Favreau said Lucas' visit Friday to the set of The Mandalorian was a "birthday surprise."
Doctor Who delivered with a Rosa Parks episode that was hard to pull off
Source: The A.V. Club
"I’m not sure Doctor Who has ever faced a higher level of difficulty than it did with 'Rosa,'" says Caroline Siede of Sunday's powerful and emotional episode that left viewers in tears. "I was incredibly nervous heading into this episode because there were so many ways it could fail. It could fall back on the sanitized myth that Rosa Parks was just an old woman who was too tired to give up her seat. It could inject wacky alien hijinks into a politically charged moment of history. Or, worst of all, it could rob Rosa of her real-life agency by presenting the Doctor as some kind of inspirational influence on her actions. But writers Malorie Blackman and Chris Chibnall are incredibly smart about how they structure the episode. 'Rosa' isn’t about the Doctor and her companions changing history, it’s about them guarding the timeline so that Rosa’s heroism itself can change the world."
Top Gear announces new hosts
Source: The Daily Mail
With Matt LeBlanc stepping down, British comedian and TV host Paddy McGuinness will take over as host along with former cricket captain Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff. Chris Harris will remain as co-host, while Rory Reid hosts spinoff Extra Gear.
Conan O'Brien apparently already taped a Game of Thrones reunion special to air after the final season
Sean Bean spilled the beans on the reunion in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter when he was asked if he still communicates with his former co-stars. "Nobody, nobody at all! I’ve only seen them on a couple of occasions," Bean said with a laugh. "Last time, was about four weeks ago in Belfast. Conan O’Brien did this thing. It was the last episode, so we all got together. It was good! It’s funny with work, you don’t really keep in touch. You do so many types of jobs in that part of the world. It’s just like whenever I see old friends or even old drama school friends, it’s just the same, we pick up where we left off last time."
Why Manifest is succeeding at being a Lost knockoff
Source: USA Today
The NBC drama may be succeeding where other Lost copycats have failed because it's easy to follow. Plus, there is the real-world connection of Malaysia Airlines' Flight 370.
NFL Network's Melissa Stark unfazed after getting hit in the head with a football
Source: The Big Lead
Stark was reporting from Sunday's NFL game in London when she took a football to the head and kept going with her report.
Trevor Noah announces his second Netflix standup special
Source: USA Today
The Daily Show host will return to Netflix on Tuesday, Nov. 20, for his new special titled Son of Patricia, which will tackle “racism, immigration, camping and more." His first Netflix special, Afraid of the Dark, premiered last year.
Robin Wright to Stephen Colbert: We tried to get you on House of Cards
“You know, we wanted you on the show,” Wright teased on Friday's Late Show. “You would’ve been so great. I was thinking, wouldn’t it be great if you were to be the press secretary for Claire?” Colbert responded: “You wanted me on the show? Did I say no? I take it back if I said no, I say yes,”
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor