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Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 1:13PM EDT
Vanessa Bayer recounts convincing Donald Trump to do an SNL porn star sketch
Trump doing a porn star sketch when he lasted hosted in 2015 is even more relevant following the Stormy Daniels scandal. Bayer recounted to Stephen Colbert Trump's reluctance to do the sketch. "We were kind of rehearsing and he was, like, 'Do you think I should do the porn star sketch?' And I was like, 'Yeah.' 'Cause I wanted to get my sketch on.… And he goes, 'But I'm running for president,'" she recalled on The Late Show. "And I go, 'Well, I think it shows you have a good sense of humor.'"
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 1:08PM EDT
Howard Stern recalls to Letterman the time Donald Trump rated his daughter Ivanka a "10"
Netflix has released a preview of the shock jock as the sixth and final guest on the first season of Letterman's My Next Guest Needs No introduction. Stern's episode will be released on May 31.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
President Trump still earns residuals from his 1994 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cameo
The president's financial disclosure today revealed earnings of between $201 and $1000 from Warner Bros. Studios, mostly for his appearance on the Will Smith sitcom.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Pete Davidson: Donald Trump faked a phone call during an SNL table read
"He was, like, weird all week,” Davidson recalled of Trump hosting Saturday Night Live in November 2015. He said during the table read, Trump picked up the phone and started talking without it ringing. “He was like, ‘Hello.’ He goes, ‘Fantastic. OK great.’ And then he hung up and he goes, ‘Hey, everybody! My book just went No. 1!’ I swear on my life,” Davidson said.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 4:32PM EDT
Seth Meyers: Donald Trump sent Michael Cohen to demand an on-air apology for my White House Correspondents' Dinner jokes
On Politico's Off Message podcast, Meyers recalled running into Trump at SNL's 40th anniversary special in February 2015, four months before he launched his presidential campaign. Meyers tried to patch things up and invited him on his show after mocking him at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2011. So Trump sent his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to negotiate a Late Night appearance. But Meyers says Cohen had a non-negotiable demand that he make an on-air apology for his White House Correspondents' Dinner jokes.
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 10:00PM EDT
Ryan Murphy ditched having a Donald Trump character on FX's Pose
Murphy tells The New Yorker that "nobody wants to see that f*ckhead," referring to Trump. So he decided instead to cast James Van Der Beek as a Trump organization executive.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 7:23PM EDT
President Trump appoints Dr. Oz and four Celebrity Apprentice alums to his health council
Trump announced a slate of appointments for his new "Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition" today. "And it reads like the casting announcement for the latest season of Celebrity Apprentice," notes Adam K. Raymond. "There’s a reason for that: A handful of the appointees were once contestants on the show." Joining Mehmet Oz on the council are Celebrity Apprentice alumni who once "worked" for Trump, including Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno from Season 5, retired Red Sox outfielder Johnny Damon (who was booted from Dancing with the Stars this week) from Season 7, pro golfer Natalie Gulbis from Season 2 and former NFL running back Herschel Walker, also from Season 2. ALSO: Trump booked himself for his first TV interview in months, on Fox & Friends.
# TOPICS: The Celebrity Apprentice, FOX News Channel, NBC, The Dr. Oz Show, FOX & Friends, Donald Trump, Herschel Walker, Johnny Damon, Lou Ferrigno, Mehmet Oz, Natalie Gulbis, Reality TV, Trump Presidency
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Trump accuser Summer Zervos subpoenas The Apprentice recordings
Zervos, who competed on Season 5 of the NBC reality show, is suing Trump for defamation after she accused him of sexually assaulting her and he called her a liar. Zervos' lawyers issued the subpoena to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which owns The Apprentice archives. “We’re gathering evidence that we believe will prove that the defendant lied when he falsely denigrated Ms. Zervos and when he denied sexually assaulting her,” said Zervos' attorney, Mariann Wang. Earlier Wednesday, Viceland announced a Tom Arnold reality show that will have him looking for Trump's "racy Apprentice outtakes."
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 4:40PM EDT
A movie about Donald Trump's rise in New York City will be called The Apprentice
The film written by Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman will take the name of Trump's NBC reality show. Sherman is the author of the definitive book of Fox News founder Roger Ailes.
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 11:02PM EDT
Why it's wrong to call Trump a "reality TV president"
Donald Trump's Apprentice persona may have framed him as presidential, but he doesn't display the characteristics of the star of a reality show, says Lucas Mann. Specifically, what makes a reality star is being accessible and vulnerable to the public, qualities that Trump never displays. "This is why speaking in blanket statements about this reality-TV presidency is limiting and unproductive," says Mann. "Trump may well be trying to run his administration like a very particular kind of program, but increasingly the show seems to be shifting out of his control. What’s being revealed is how ill-equipped Trump is to deal with the burdens of not just the job of president, but also that of a reality-TV star."
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:23PM EDT
FBI agents sought records relating to Trump's Access Hollywood tape in their raid of Michael Cohen's office
The infamous 2005 tape in which Donald Trump is heard saying vulgar remarks with Billy Bush on a bus was connected to Monday's raid of the president's attorney's office, reports The New York Times, which adds: "It is not clear what role, if any, Mr. Cohen played regarding the tape, which was made public a month before the election. But the fact that the agents were seeking documents related to the tape reveals a new front in the investigation into Mr. Cohen that is being led by the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan."
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
Stormy Daniels' attorney: 60 Minutes edited out her saying "she can describe the president’s genitalia in great detail"
"That did not make it into the piece," said attorney Michael Avenatti on Megyn Kelly Today, calling CBS a "conservative network" and pointing out that Anderson Cooper's two-hour-plus interview was cut down to 14 to 16 minutes.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 2:55PM EDT
Seth Rogen to Ellen: Stormy Daniels told me about her alleged affair with Trump 10 years ago
“I’ve known Stormy Daniels a long time,” said Rogen, who appeared with Daniels in the movies Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. “And I’ll be honest, she may have mentioned some of this stuff around 10 years ago. At the time, when you asked a porn star who they’ve been sleeping with and the answer was Donald Trump, it was like the least surprising thing she could’ve said.”
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Roseanne Barr: No, President Trump didn't call me to thank me for my support
Barr called out Twitter for saying in its "Twitter Moments" that the president called to "thank her for her support." Barr tweeted: "THIS IS NOT TRUE! he called me to say congratulations on the ratings! get it right!"
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 9:53AM EDT
Roseanne Barr on President Trump congratulating her: "That's the most exciting thing ever"
"It was pretty exciting, I'll tell you that much," Barr said on Good Morning America Thursday in reaction to the president of the United States calling to congratulate her on the Roseanne revival's blockbuster ratings. (White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the call took place.) Barr told George Stephanopoulos she and Trump had a private conversation since she's known him for years. "He really understands ratings and how they measure things, and that's kind of been an interest of mine too for a long time," she said.