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Posted Thursday 12/06/18 at 3:19PM EST
Chris Noth admits he based his Doctor Who villain character on Donald Trump
Source: The Daily Mirror
“I played a character based loosely on him," Noth tells The Mirror. "It was actually the idea of Trump without being Trump.”
Posted Wednesday 11/28/18 at 8:50PM EST
Donald Trump says he won't return to The Apprentice after his presidency, blames Arnold Schwarzenegger for killing the franchise
Source: New York Post
“No. No. Arnold put that out of business," President Trump said in a new interview with the New York Post when asked about his NBC reality show. The president was thinking about The Apprentice when explaining why he doesn't think he'll win the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in North Korea. “Well, they’ll never give it to me," he said. "We should have gotten the Emmy for The Apprentice, you know? I had the No. 1 show, The Apprentice. Arnold Schwarzenegger blew it. Big movie star. It was dead in two nights. I had it for 14 seasons.”
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 1:48PM EST
HBO orders a documentary on Roy Cohn, Donald Trump's mentor
The attack-dog lawyer went from serving as Senator Joseph McCarthy's chief counsel during the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954 to advising Trump in his rise to New York real estate magnate in the 1970s and 1980s. “The time has come for audiences to understand a man who — while hiding so much of himself from the world — has had a profound influence on our society, even to this day,” says director Ivy Meeropol, the granddaughter of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed after being found guilty for spying for the Russians. According to Deadline, the untitled project features "recently discovered audiotapes of candid discussions between Cohn and journalist Peter Manso, recorded at the height of Cohn’s career as a power broker in the rough-and-tumble world of New York City business and politics." Cohn was a key character in playwright Tony Kushner's Angels in America, portrayed by Nathan Lane on stage and Al Pacino in the 2003 HBO miniseries.
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 10:48PM EDT
Michael Cohen: Donald Trump wouldn't consider picking Kwame Jackson as The Apprentice's Season 1 winner because he's black
Source: Vanity Fair
Trump's former attorney says Trump repeatedly used racist language, recalling to Vanity Fair the time they spoke about The Apprentice's Season 1 results, in which Bill Rancic beat out Jackson. “Trump was explaining his back-and-forth about not picking Jackson,” said Cohen. “He said, ‘There’s no way I can let this black f-g win.’” Asked to respond, Jackson tells Vanity Fair that he had heard that Trump had made such a comment. Cohen's comments seem to bolster what Omarosa said during her book tour over the summer, when she claimed that Trump called Jackson the N-word.
Posted Thursday 10/25/18 at 1:26PM EDT
Mark Burnett will not be prosecuted in fight with Tom Arnold
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office opted not to prosecute after Arnold filed a battery charge after his altercation last month with the reality TV producer over Donald Trump's Apprentice tapes.
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 4:00PM EDT
Taran Killam: Lorne Michaels essentially told SNL writers to go easy on Trump, says the show became a “competitive, exhausting environment" after Seth Meyers' departure
The Single Parents star says in fall 2015 -- in the months before Donald Trump hosted -- Michaels urged the Saturday Night Live writers to make him likable in parodying the then-presidential candidate. “Lorne was being so specific about what we could and couldn’t say about him, and he was dictating a lot of the settings,” Killam says on Matt Gourley's I Was There Too podcast, according to Vulture. Killam adds: “When Seth Meyers left the show, the dynamic changed quite a bit. He was the last person there who I witnessed really collaborate with Lorne, as opposed to just kind of do what Lorne says." Killam adds that SNL after Meyers had more pretaped sketches and the general vibe of the show was “less of a happy place to be” and more of a “competitive, exhausting environment.”
Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 6:10PM EDT
Billy Bush reflects on the second anniversary of his Donald Trump Access Hollywood scandal
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"Two years ago today, my life went from order to chaos in a dramatic instant," Bush wrote on Instagram on Sunday. "I accounted for my small part, while the President and my employer walked away and still haven’t accounted for their actions. These past couple years have been character building to say the least - anxiety attacks, fits of rage, feelings of betrayal and abandonment - and I have concluded that I am NOT extraordinary."
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 1:47PM EDT
Showtime filmed a secret documentary on The New York Times' Trump tax evasion scoop -- airing Sunday
After wrapping up filming Showtime's four-part New York Times docuseries The Fourth Estate, a holdover camera crew directed by Jenny Carchman continued to follow Times reporters Russ Buettner, Susanne Craig and David Barstow as they delved into the Trump family's finances, discovering that Donald Trump received the equivalent today of $413 million from his father using "dubious tax schemes." The 18-month investigation was published Tuesday as a 14,000-word story. Showtime will air the resulting documentary on Sunday as The Family Business: Trump and Taxes. According to Indiewire, the documentary "has essentially been done for weeks, as the filmmakers waited for the Times to publish and to add scenes of the publication to the end of the documentary. Carchman was filming on Tuesday, less than a week before the scheduled airdate." Showtime had originally envisioned the documentary as an Oscars contender by releasing it in theaters. But the pay cable network opted to air it on TV this weekend, therefore nullifying its chances for an Academy Award for best documentary.
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 3:29AM EDT
Stormy Daniels talks Trump's private parts on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The adult film star and Trump's alleged former mistress was less coy than her January appearance on Kimmel's show after the State of the Union address. This time, promoting her new memoir, Daniels was willing to pick his private parts out of a "mushroom" lineup. Kimmel also had Daniels reenact spanking Trump.
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:16AM EDT
Stormy Daniels: Donald Trump offered to help rig The Apprentice for me
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
In her upcoming memoir Full Disclosure, an excerpt of which was obtained by CNN, the porn star claims that Trump not only offered her a spot on The Apprentice amid their affair, but said he would try to keep her on the competition as long as possible by getting her information about the show's challenges ahead of time.
Posted Monday 9/17/18 at 7:37AM EDT
Tom Arnold accuses Mark Burnett of choking him at a pre-Emmys party
Alyson Hannigan was among those witnessed a physical altercation between Arnold and Burnett Sunday night at a fundraiser for the Motion Picture Television Fund in Century City. "Walked n2 party behind Tom Arnold and saw him & Mark Burnett get into a fight!" she tweeted. "Thought it was a joke until security jumped in! #WhyIstayhome." Variety reports "a source with knowledge of the situation said it involved shoving but it was unclear who made the first move." Arnold, whose Viceland series The Hunt For The Trump Tapes premieres Tuesday, has been publicly feuding with Burnett over unreleased Apprentice tapes of Trump allegedly making racist and sexist remarks. Arnold tweeted: "Mark Burnett just went apesh*t & choked me at this huge Emmy party then he ran away with his torn Pink shirt & missing gold chain. I’m waiting for LAPD." An hour later, Roma Downey posted a picture of her hand, tweeting: "Got this bruise tonight when Tom Arnold tried to ambush my husband Mark and me at a charity event. Is your TV show worth it Tom? Please stop." Arnold responded to Downey's tweet: "Bullsh*t. You lie your crazy husband attacked me you psycho. I’m filing police report & suing you for defamation." Arnold also tweeted there is tape of the incident. Burnett could not be reached by Variety for comment. ALSO: Arnold claims that The Apprentice tapes were handed to Ronan Farrow on Sunday.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Donald Trump reportedly helped cast his MTV reality show The Girls of Hedsor Hall
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The 2009 finishing school reality show that aimed to turn "bad girls" into proper ladies had producer Trump involved in the casting process. The casting in 2008 included two dozen attractive women in their early 20s auditioning at his Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow. "Not hot enough," he said, several people present recall to The Hollywood Reporter. "We need hotter girls." The Girls of Hedsor Hall was one of many failed reality show attempts by Trump outside of The Apprentice franchise.
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 2:04PM EDT
Was Gwen Stefani's salary responsible for the Trump presidency!?
Source: Page Six
Michael Moore claims in his new Trump documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 that Donald Trump decided to announce his run for the presidency as a Celebrity Apprentice salary negotiating tactic after learning that Stefani made more than him on The Voice. “Trump found out that NBC was paying Gwen Stefani more on The Voice than Trump got paid for The Apprentice," Moore says in his film. "So he planned a fake announcement to run for president . . . in order to prove to NBC he was more popular than Gwen and (they) would give him more money.”
Posted Friday 8/24/18 at 10:43PM EDT
Donald Trump's cringe-worthy Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous interview resurfaces following Robin Leach's death
In a 1994 clip from Leach's syndicated show, Trump is shown making a suggestive comment about his then 1-year-old daughter. Trevor Noah Daily Show unearthed the clip during the 2016 campaign.
Posted Thursday 8/23/18 at 1:52PM EDT
Sacha Baron Cohen resurrects his Ali G character to taunt "my main man Ronald Trump"
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Cohen posted his 2003 interview as Ali G with Donald Trump, captioning his tweet with the following words from Ali G: "2 my main man President Ronald Trump, check out when you colluded wiv me a few years ago and u corrected all dem stupid fake news scientists who said dat humanoids have only been around for 300,000 years. Yesterday it was proven in de courts dat u iz a crook - respeck! U iz a genuine gangsta! And it turns out most of your crew are too innit (4 guilty so far). U iz de Suge Knight of world leaderz innit."