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Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
SNL's Alex Moffat and Mikey Day respond to the Trump brothers' differing reactions to their "Weekend Update" impressions
Donald Trump Jr. seems to have found some humor in Day's impression, while Eric Trump complained last month to The Washington Post that Moffat gets him all wrong. "I’ve just assumed that Eric’s not a huge fan of the portrayal," says Moffat. "And I assume that Don Jr. is, because in his mind, it’s probably like, 'Oh yeah, that’s right. I am the smart one." Day adds: "We imagine Don Jr. laughing, hitting Eric on the shoulder: 'Look what they said about you…ha!'" ALSO: Anna Faris wasn't a fan of Abby Elliott's SNL impression of her.
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 6:02PM EDT
Roseanne premiere did especially well in flyover states
The ABC revival did well nearly everywhere, but its best ratings performance happened in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Roseanne also over-performed in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit and Oklahoma City. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, Roseanne didn't get great ratings in all red states. Its worst numbers came from North Carolina. Its second-worst ratings came from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 9:40PM EDT
Arsenio Hall and Clay Aiken react to fellow Celebrity Apprentice contestant Aubrey O'Day's alleged affair with Donald Trump Jr.
“The year @clayaiken … and I were on Celebrity Apprentice garnered great reality TV for NBC," tweeted Hall, the winner of that 2011 season. "But we both used to say that the GREATER show, was going on behind the scenes." When Aiken was asked if he knew “about Aubrey chasing Don Jr," he tweeted in response: “My gut tells me the story got a tiny piece wrong. Maybe reverse those two names.”
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 10:12PM EDT
Report: Donald Trump Jr. had an affair with Aubrey O'Day during her Celebrity Apprentice season
Trump and the Danity Kane star met on the set of the NBC reality show in late 2011, according to the New York Post and Us Weekly, which has their alleged affair ending in March 2012. Trump's wife Vanessa, who last week filed for divorce, was reportedly pregnant at the time.
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 5:20AM EDT
SNL portrays the Trump brothers as mental opposites, but why is Eric Trump the dumb one?
After 24 straight years of presidents with young daughters, Saturday Night Live finally has adult sons to pick on with Donald Trump Jr. (Mikey Day) and Eric Trump (Alex Moffat). "For a year now," says Dan Zak, "SNL has portrayed the Trump brothers, Eric and Don Jr., as a study in contrasts: Don is the adult and his younger brother is still very much a child — and perhaps a somewhat delayed one at that. It’s like something out of Steinbeck, with Don placating Eric with toys, treats and reassuring words." Zak, who profiled the brothers for The Washington Post in 2016, says SNL "does not capture either of them in the slightest. But, then again, the show has never gotten Hillary Clinton right either." As Zak points out, even though Eric is portrayed as the dumb one, it has been Donald Jr. who has been "in the fray a lot more than Eric over the past two years," especially with the Russia investigation. “Unfortunately it is the price one pays for being in a political family,” Eric Trump says of the SNL characterization. “They got it wrong, they detest us and they will do anything to try and undermine our credibility.” Zak notes that politics has a history of turning siblings into punchlines. "When a whole family enters politics, as the Trumps have done, its siblings undergo a public sorting," he says. "The media try to sniff out black sheep. Quirks and idiosyncrasies balloon into defining traits."
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Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 11:02AM EST
NBC deletes tweet referring to Oprah as "OUR future president"
The "Nothing but respect for OUR president" tweet that baffled media people as being a "strange tweet for a broadcast network" has been taken down. “The tweet was sent out by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the live broadcast,” NBC said in a statement, adding: “It is in reference to a joke made during the opening monologue and not meant to be a political statement.” The tweet also received criticism from Donald Trump Jr, who tweeted: "In case anyone had any doubts about where the media stands this should take care of it. The bias against @realDonaldTrump is now so obvious they have simply given up hiding it." “The tweet was sent out by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the live broadcast,” the
Posted Sunday 10/08/17 at 2:43AM EDT
President Trump blasts late-night hosts saying Republicans deserve “Equal Time”—Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers respond
Trump devoted two tweets early Saturday morning to the late-night hosts who constantly mock him, saying their “‘unfunny' & repetitive material, always anti-Trump! Should we get Equal Time?” Yet as the president should know, “Equal Time” only applies to political candidates. What Trump seems to be talking about is the Fairness Doctrine, which required broadcasters to present different views on controversial issues. However, the Fairness Doctrine was eliminated in 1987 under the Reagan administration. Within minutes of Trump tweeting, Seth Meyers responded: “We'd love to have you! Studio located at 15 Penguin Avenue, Antarctica.” Kimmel followed a few hours later, saying: “Excellent point Mr. President! You should quit that boring job - I'll let you have my show ALL to yourself #MAGA” Meanwhile, Kimmel also got in a Twitter dispute with Donald Trump Jr. over the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations that ended with the late-night host sending him a link to the notorious Access Hollywood tape (which, coincidentally, was revealed one year ago Saturday).
Posted Thursday 10/05/17 at 4:16PM EDT
Hillary Clinton calls Alec Baldwin’s SNL Trump impression “amazing”
“He keeps saying he’s not going to keep doing it, but I’m glad he is,” Clinton said during a visit to Jimmy Fallon, which included his female writers penning her “Thank You” notes. Miley Cyrus, who’s been guesting on The Tonight Show all week, joined the group, crying while thanking Hillary. “You’ve been a role model and an inspiration and a voice of reason in uncertain times. I could go on and on, but I’d like to get right to the point. Can I give you a hug?” Cyrus said. ALSO: Donald Trump Jr. unfollows Jimmy Fallon on Twitter following Clinton’s guest appearance.