Posted Friday 10/19/18 at 2:36AM EDT
Rihanna reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick
Source: Us Weekly
Us Weekly reports Rihanna declined an offer from CBS and the NFL to headline the Feb. 3 Super Bowl LIII halftime show because "she supports Colin Kaepernick," the quarterback who has been out of the NFL for nearly two years after kneeling during the National Anthem. Maroon 5 has reportedly landed the halftime gig instead, but the NFL has yet to make a formal announcement. “The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.”
Stephen Colbert explains why he wants President Trump to run for reelection in 2020
Source: The Daily Beast
When MSNBC's Joe Scarborough predicted that Trump will drop out of the 2020 presidential race, the Late Show host explained in a serious tone that he'd rather have Trump running for a second term. “I’ll tell you why I don’t want it to happen, because I think it’s important that the voters of America have an opportunity to say, ‘Oops, my bad, we made a mistake there’ and correct themselves," Colbert said. "And if Donald Trump doesn’t run, he takes away that corrective action of history and therefore his presidency is whole and unjudged, if he just doesn’t run again.”
Netflix cancels Rev. Run comedy All About The Washingtons after one season
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The multicamera comedy starring Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons and his wife Justine Simmons has become one of the rare one-and-done Netflix shows two months after its premiere. ABC originally developed All About the Washingtons two years ago but ultimately passed on making a pilot.
Issa Rae was stunned to learn 62% of Insecure's viewers are white: "Even white people are tired of seeing white-people shows"
“That threw me all the way the f*ck off,” Rae said at a Q&A this week. “Which is great. It makes me want to go back in time and find that person (who said), ‘No one’s interested in watching these’” shows about people of color. She added: "Even white people are tired of seeing white-people shows...turning on the TV and going, ‘Aargh, I know this story already.’ It’s overdue.”
Showtime boss David Nevins' CBS chief content officer promotion comes three years after he turned down Les Moonves' offer to run CBS Entertainment
Nevins was then president of Showtime in 2015 when he leveraged Moonves' job offer to become CEO of the pay cable network. Now, thanks to his "chief content officer" promotion, Nevins will not only oversee CBS Entertainment, but he'll supervise CBS All Access, a portion of The CW, CBS Television Studios while continuing to run Showtime with the added title of chairman.
Murphy Brown loads up on more big-name guest-stars, including Bette Midler and Brooke Shields
Katie Couric, John Laroquette and Peter Gallagher are also visiting the CBS comedy revival this season.
Connie Britton found it "a little bit scary" returning to her Murder House role on American Horror Story: Apocalypse
“It did feel like I had to jolt myself into it a little,” she says. “I hadn’t been back in seven years, and ‘Oh my gosh, can I stand in this character and the rest of it?'”
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia re-created an iconic Seinfeld scene
Check out the FX comedy's remaking of a classic scene from Seinfeld's "The Contest" episode side by side with the original.
Syfy teases Season 4 of The Magicians
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The Syfy fantasy series has released a brief teaser thriller three months ahead of its Jan. 23 fourth season premiere.
- Rihanna reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick