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Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 1:31PM EDT
Jon Stewart and Dave Chappelle talk about Trump and Louis CK -- Stewart regrets The Daily Show not taking Trump more seriously
In a lengthy interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Stewart was asked about sexism in comedy and CK's comeback. "I think the question itself is somewhat unanswerable — when you talk about the 'right way' in society to rehabilitate," Stewart said of CK's comeback. "It’s something we’ve struggled with in the criminal justice system forever … There is no recipe; there is no model that can be put together and say, 'If he did one, two, and three, everybody would be cool.' I don’t think it works that way. This is something that we find together as a society, but I don’t know that you can say there’s a formula here that makes sense." Chappelle, meanwhile, was asked about his 2016 SNL monologue following Trump's victory. "I think I said the right thing at the right time, you know what I mean?" Chappelle said. "I think that we had to kind of recalibrate and kind of put things in perspective. I’m a black American, so these feelings that people felt right after the election — we felt that many elections consecutively." During the interview, Amanpour played Stewart a clip of his Daily Show coverage of Trump's June 2015 presidential campaign announcement. “I thought America was going to go, ‘Is that an escalator in a mall? I’m not going to vote for that dude,'" said Stewart, who retired from the show hours before the first Republican presidential debate. "I didn’t think he meant it. And when he gave that speech, quite frankly, I really thought when he said ‘Mexico sends us their worst, the rapists and murders,’ I really thought he had disqualified himself.”
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 8:49AM EDT
Anthony Bourdain dies at 61
CNN announced the death of its Parts Unknown host, saying he was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France, where he was working on an upcoming episode. "CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide," according to a CNN report. CNN also released an official statement, saying: "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time." CNN is in the midst of airing the 11th season of Parts Unknown, with three episodes remaining.
- Gordon Ramsay pays tribute: "Stunned and saddened by the loss of Anthony Bourdain. He brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food."
- "One of my idols," tweeted Chrissy Teigen. "Unapologetic, passionate and one of the best storytellers on the planet. Thank you for making food so exciting. And always standing up for everything right. Horrible. Why why why. Be at peace now :("
- Rose McGowan: "Anthony I am so mad at you. You were so loved, the world is not better without you"
- President Trump called Bourdain's death "very sad," adding that he enjoyed his show and that he was "quite a character"
- "A piece of my heart is truly broken this morning," tweeted Anthony Zimmern. "And the irony, the sad cruel irony is that the last year he’d never been happier. The rest of my heart aches for the 3 amazing women he left behind."
- Christiane Amanpour: "He was a friend, a collaborator, and family. A huge personality, a giant talent, a unique voice, and deeply, deeply human"
- "This is who Anthony was," tweeted Jake Tapper. "Asked to donate something for an auction for @HomesForOurTrps, he handed over his beloved — and pricey — watch. He’d give you the shirt off his back."
- More stars pay tribute: "Thank you for opening our eyes to parts of the world both cherished and unknown," tweeted Mandy Moore
- Bourdain was one of the leading male voices in the #MeToo movement: "Bourdain was one of the men out there doing work of reexamination & personal reflection & of truly listening to women, perhaps spurred by, but not limited to, Asia Argento," says Rebecca Traister.
- On Sunday, Bourdain tweeted a joyous video from the Hong Kong filming of Parts Unknown
- "Bourdain projected a sense of invincibility," says Kyle Koster. "There seemed no challenge too steep, no situation too uncomfortable, or location too remote for him to tackle with gusto. He seemed at ease with chaos, infinitely malleable, and, most importantly, willing to listen. And learn."
- "Viewers felt a connection to him because he spoke in such a frank, original way," says Hal Boedeker, adding that "the shock of his death will recede, and people will remember his invigorating lust for life. The life matters more than the death. He left such a rich, varied record of enjoying life."
- Anthony Bourdain was American cool: "I say this as somebody who hates the word 'cool' and all the contrived nonsense that it stirs up, but the man really was," says William O'Connor. "He could hold court with gourmand French chefs in one episode, and then gut and cook a chicken on the Congo River in the next. I was proud to have my country associated with him—he was in that brash yet debonair American mold that foreigners eat up."
- Bourdain was a great writer, and his fans are sharing their favorite passages on social media
- In February, Bourdain joked to People magazine: “I’m going to pretty much die in the saddle"
- Bourdain's death prompts celebrities to share their own experiences battling depression
- Six days ago: The Hollywood Reporter published Bourdain's essay on his "cinematic dream" filming in Hong Kong with girlfriend Asia Argento
- Bourdain told The New Yorker last year: "I have the best job in the world. If I’m unhappy, it’s a failure of imagination"
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 1:23PM EDT
Christiane Amanpour will host a new PBS late-night show, Amanpour & Company, to replace Charlie Rose
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Premiering in July, Amanpour & Company will replace PBS' simulcast of Amanpour's CNN International program, Amanpour, which had been running as interim replacement since Rose was fired from PBS following his sexual harassment scandal late last year. Amanpour & Company will be hosted by Amanpour in London with a rotating group of contributors. Amanpour will continue hosting her CNN International show.
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Why Christiane Amanpour is exploring Sex & Love Around the World for CNN
The six-part docuseries debuting on Saturday was sparked by Amanpour's international reporting, particularly her coverage of women fleeing the Syrian war. Each female-directed episode is set in a different city, from Berlin to Accra no New Delhi. “There is a vitally important conversation that is happening all over the world,” she says. “As a member of the female sex, I can tell you that this conversation is overdue."
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 5:44PM EST
Christiane Amanpour to explore Sex & Love Around the World for CNN
Source: Orlando Sentinel
The six-part docuseries, premiering next month, will follow the journalist as she turns her "gaze to the shifting landscapes of intimacy, love and pleasure in an increasingly complex world."
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 2:48PM EST
BBC’s Katty Kay will join Christiane Ampanpour in fillling the Charlie Rose timeslot
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
BBC News Washington correspondent Kay’s Beyond 100 Days, focusing on the Trump administration, will be paired with Amanpour’s CNN International program that began airing in Rose’s former timeslot last week.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 10:03PM EST
Aaron Sorkin weighs in on the #MeToo movement
Source: The Cut
The West Wing and The Newsroom creator tells CNN’s Christiane Amanpour: “I’ll read from time to time that all of the alleged victims deserve to be believed, that all of the women deserve to be believed, and I don’t agree with that. I think that all of the women deserve to be heard, I think that all of the women deserve to be taken seriously, but I think that the accused deserve to be heard and taken seriously, too. Otherwise, what we have is a mob.” ALSO: The Newsroom alum Chris Messina wishes the HBO series was still around to cover Trump.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 6:02PM EST
PBS announces Christiane Amanpour as Charlie Rose’s interim replacement
In an unusual arrangement, Amanpour’s CNN International show will take over Rose’s timeslot, with the name Amanpour on PBS. PBS also said it is “finalizing plans for a second public affairs program to follow Amanpour on PBS in the 11:30pm half hour time slot, rounding out the hour."
Posted Tuesday 11/28/17 at 2:12PM EST
CNN hosts fire back at President Trump
Source: The Washington Post
The president has frequently attacked CNN, but the president’s tweet over the weekend dissing CNN International seemed to mark a breaking point. “CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly,” Trump tweeted. “The outside world does not see the truth from them!” Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, Christiane Amanpour and Brooke Baldwin spent Monday firing back at Trump. “We have thick skin here at CNN,” said Cooper. “We can handle criticism, but we’ll damn sure call it out when it’s a lie.”