Posted Sunday 2/17/19 at 5:08PM EST
President Trump fumes at SNL, suggests "retribution" for NBC
The president woke up this morning in a rage at Saturday Night Live after Alec Baldwin's cold open mocking his emergency declaration speech from Friday. "Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution?" Trump tweeted. "Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion!" In a separate, all-caps tweet minutes later, Trump added: "THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!" Baldwin tweeted in response to the president: "Trump whines. The parade moves on. #resignalready. Cast member Mikey Day responded to Trump's tweet, joking: "He's on to us."
- SNL's Trump parody seemed to summarize things Trump actually said
- Don Cheadle wore a Russian hockey jersey with Trump's name for closing credits
- Cheadle was great, energetic and confident, yet SNL squandered his abilities
- Why did it take so long for Cheadle to host SNL?
- John Mulaney to return as SNL host on March 2, less than a year after hosting for the first time
Jussie Smollett denies staging attack as police say case has "shifted"
More reports emerged Saturday night that police are investigating whether the Empire star staged his own hate attack, with CNN reporting that Smollett have may have paid two Nigerian brothers to beat him up. Chicago Piluce wouldn't confirm the reports, only saying: “We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation," adding that they hope to interview Smollett again. Meanwhile, TMZ reports a grand jury will hear the Smollett case next week. Smollett responded to the new reports via his attorneys, who said: “One of these purported suspects was Jussie’s personal trainer who he hired to ready him physically for a music video. It is impossible to believe that this person could have played a role in the crime against Jussie or would falsely claim Jussie’s complicity. Jussie and his attorneys anticipate being further updated by the Chicago Police Department on the status of the investigation and will continue to cooperate,” Smollett’s attorneys added. “At the present time, Jussie and his attorneys have no inclination to respond to ‘unnamed’ sources inside of the investigation, but will continue discussions through official channels.” Fox has yet to respond to the new reports. ALSO: Director Ava DuVernay tweets: “Despite the inconsistencies, I can’t blindly believe Chicago PD."
Report: Female Bachelor fan grabbed Colton Underwood's crotch at a charity event
The Bachelor star wrote on his Instagram Stories last week that he had to abruptly leave a charity event in San Diego after "I was grabbed and touched inappropriately." TMZ reports that during his meet and greet a female fan grabbed his crotch and told him "I am going to take your virginity." Colton opted to leave soon after.
Lindsay Lohan: I wasn't responsible for my Instagram comment threatening CBS and Celebrity Big Brother
Source: Us Weekly
“Sadly from investigation I have learned that a past member of my team who had access to my account made these changes.” the MTV reality star explained of her Instagram comments about her mom Dina Lohan's Celebrity Big Brother exit in wake of the CBS reality show's finale.
Awkwafina's new Comedy Central show will have an all-female writers' room
"This is a show about being raised by my grandma and dad in Queens, living at home and finding purpose," Awkwafina says of her self-titled autobiographical sitcom Awkwafina. "No show tunes, all female writers room, an ode to Queens and the cultural BUFFET of people that helped shape me into the human I am."
Bette Midler to perform on the Oscars
The two-time Best Actress nominee will sing "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns at next Sunday's ceremony. ALSO: Kacey Musgraves to present at the Oscars after winning album of the year at Grammys.
Jimmy Fallon recalls receiving an odd thank-you note from David Letterman
Source: ET Canada
The Tonight Show host was asked by Buzzfeed about his favorite thank-you note. “I got one from David Letterman recently because I sent out avocado toasts for the holidays,” Fallon said. “He sent me a thank you note saying, ‘Thanks for the guacamole, kid.’ Which is not what I sent him at all."
- President Trump fumes at SNL, suggests "retribution" for NBC