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Posted Thursday 10/25/18 at 1:26PM EDT
Meghan McCain: I contributed to this country's polarization by saying I "hate" Hillary Clinton on The View
Back in July, McCain said "I call her 'Crooked Hillary'" because "I hate Hillary Clinton." This morning on The View, after bombs were sent to Clinton and several prominent Democrats, McCain expressed regret for her words. “I said I hate Hillary Clinton and I called her Crooked Hillary and it’s one of the things I regret doing because I contributed on television," she said. "Now this is not saying that I agree with her. I have many vast differences of opinion on philosophy and ideology and I didn’t think she was a great candidate, but hate is not a word that should be coming out of my mouth on television about someone of a different political persuasion.”
Posted Wednesday 10/24/18 at 10:52AM EDT
CNN anchors evacuate mid-broadcast after a suspicious package was found at New York headquarters
CNN anchors Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow were reporting on the explosive packages sent to Bill and Hillary Clinton's house and former President Barack's Obama's office when fire alarms went off and the anchors cut short an interview in order to evacuate the Time Warner Center building. Fifteen minutes later, they resumed reporting via cellphone from outside the building."The New York bomb squad unit right in front of the building, they are taking this very seriously," Sciutto said, adding that the package was found inside the mailroom after it was delivered. He added: "They want us across the avenue, as far away as the building." CNN president Jeff Zucker sent a memo to CNN employees stating: "The Time Warner Center has been evacuated out of an abundance of caution, as a result of a suspicious package having been received in the mailroom. We are working with authorities to determine the severity of the situation. The NYPD is on scene, and we we working closely with them to take every precaution. We are also checking all bureaus around the world, out of a complete abundance of caution."
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 10:26PM EDT
Madam Secretary spent nine months on putting former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell and Madeline Albright in the same room
Source: The Daily Beast
Executive producer Lori McCreary first broached the idea with Hillary Clinton at Bill Clinton's birthday last year, but the former presidential candidate wanted to play a spy. Then it took time to conceive a story that would be the trio in one room. "The assembly of former secretaries is historic," Kevin Fallon says of Sunday's episode. "It’s reportedly, and understandably, difficult for the trio, who are friends, to even schedule dinner together. And while political cameos are hardly new territory—the Obamas, Bidens, Clintons, and Reagans all constantly appeared in pop culture—it’s certainly an interesting time for Hillary Clinton to rack up so much screen time, as audiences in turn attempt to glean how light-hearted or political she wants to, or should be." He's referring to Clinton's recent appearance on Murphy Brown. McCreary says she didn't realize the history of the shoot until the day of filming. “After all that, when we were shooting, it didn’t hit us what we had just done until we shut the door, when I think it was General Powell who was the last to leave,” she says. “Literally Téa (Leoni) flopped down on her back in her dressing room. That’s how all of us felt. Like, oh my God…”
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 3:29AM EDT
Seth Meyers admits Trump has "helped" his show, while a Hillary Clinton presidency wouldn't have given as much material
In a Variety profile, the Late Night host talks about wanting to book Rihanna (“I really want to have Rihanna on my show") and how the Trump presidency has affected his comedy output. “I think Donald Trump running for president changed the show, because it helped us,” he says. “If, all of a sudden, we just woke up one morning and Trump was president, I don’t think we would’ve been ready for it. But because his campaign was a perfect reflection of what his presidency was going to be, we had gotten in shape.” He considers the alternative, adding: “Like, no matter what your politics are, I don’t think that Hillary Clinton would’ve given us this much to go through every day.”
Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 3:04PM EDT
Candice Bergen suggested early on that Hillary Clinton make a Murphy Brown cameo
Creator Diane English says Clinton filmed her cameo on a closed set, without a studio audience. English adds that Bergen suggested the cameo when she was starting to write the pilot script. "She said, 'You know who would be a great secretary? Hillary Clinton.' And I thought, Oh, that’s a genius idea. Then we started a campaign," says English. "I have good friends who work very closely with her. I ran one of her PACs during the 2016 campaign. So we reached out and we sent her the script. It had to go through many hands. She really liked it, and then it was a matter of making it work in the schedule, which was the difficult part. So we did film it separate from the filming we did for our first episode, where we had a live audience. It was filmed actually two weeks later, in early August." ALSO: English says Clinton "knew her lines and she's kind of a natural."
Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 6:27AM EDT
Hillary Clinton made a surprise cameo on Murphy Brown premiere
Clinton's surprise appearance Thursday on the CBS revival series was a "near-state-secret cameo," reports Deadline, which adds that the brief was let off of review screeners sent to TV critics. Clinton reportedly didn't tell any friends or family about the cameo. "She came and did a beautifully written little sketch, but not only did she do it and she was so gracious, but she was humiliating because she was a wonderful actor," Candice Bergen said of Clinton's cameo. "She doesn't overplay. She's very honest. She's very contained. She's very, very real." ALSO: Murphy Brown premiere mocked Roseanne's downfall.
Posted Monday 9/17/18 at 4:43PM EDT
Chasing Hillary: Hillary Clinton campaign TV series is in the works
Warner Bros. TV has acquired the rights to New York Times reporter Amy Chozick's memoir, Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns and One Intact Glass Ceiling, recounting her experience covering Clinton's 2008 and 2016 presidential campaigns.
Posted Tuesday 9/04/18 at 3:42PM EDT
Here's the first look at Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright together on Madam Secretary
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Creator Barbara Hall penned an episode about nationalism that incorporates the three former U.S. secretaries of state.
Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 10:51PM EDT
Tim Allen says his Last Man Standing character is "probably pro-Trump," but the show planned for a Hillary Clinton presidency
Allen addressed his character's politics hours after Fox said that Last Man Standing wouldn't immediately reveal whether he is a Trump supporter. “This guy’s a practical guy… if it’s helping his business, I think he’s probably pro-Trump. (But) he probably doesn't defend him," Allen said at the TV press tour while promoting his sitcom's Fox revival. Allen also admitted that he and the writers were disappointed that Hillary Clinton lost. “We had a bank of stuff” already written for a Clinton presidency, he said, adding jokingly: "pantsuit stuff." Allen emphasized that Last Man Standing isn't necessarily a conservative sitcom. “We want both sides to think it’s funny," he said.
- Allen weighed in on Roseanne Barr's firing from Roseanne: "They had to do what they had to do and it’s their decision," but: "It’s a very icy time. I’ve been a comedian for 38 years and I’ve never seen it, like Lenny Bruce said at the Purple Onion, ‘We’ve gone backwards.’ There are things you can’t say. There are things you shouldn’t say. Who makes up these rules? And as a stand-up comic, it’s a dangerous position to be in because I like pushing buttons. It’s unfortunate.”"
- Last Man Standing producers call Molly Ephraim's exit "unfortunate"
- A Chinese foreign exchange student character is joining Last Man Standing
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Hillary Clinton eyes a new role: executive producer of a TV drama about women's fight for the right to vote
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Clinton is set to make her debut as an executive producer, teaming with Steven Spielberg to adapt for television a women's voting rights drama based on Elaine Weiss' recent book The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. The book follows the activists who fought for the right of women to vote, leading to the 19th Amendment. The book will either be adapted as a TV movie or limited series.
Posted Tuesday 7/24/18 at 2:04PM EDT
Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell are coming to Madam Secretary
Source: E! Online
The former United States secretaries of state will play themselves on an Oct. 7 Season 5 premiere of the CBS drama. "We're delighted to have these three former secretaries of state be part of our season premiere," says creator Barbara Hall in a statement. "It was a privilege to experience their perspectives and discourse both in and behind the scenes." Albright previously played herself on Madam Secretary in a 2015 episode.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 9:38PM EDT
SNL's 2016 Trump-Clinton debate sketches have obviously not aged well
Even before the Access Hollywood tape, Saturday Night Live treated Trump winning in the 2016 Hillary-Donald debate sketches as the funniest thing in the world.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:05AM EDT
Margaret Atwood says The Handmaid's Tale would've still worked if Hillary Clinton was president
"It would have worked as a show, but it wouldn’t have worked the same way," says the author, who says she's too old to be surprised by Donald Trump's victory. "Of course not. You always view these things through the lens of events that have taken place. Charles Lindbergh seemed like a possibility for president of the United States in the 1930s. But in 1942, he wasn’t anymore. Why? Because the United States was in World War II and he was a fascist." ALSO: Atwood offers the controversial opinion that the 9/11 hijackers "got the idea from Star Wars."
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 2:35PM EDT
Roseanne Barr flips off Jimmy Kimmel as he confronted her on Donald Trump and her past support of Hillary Clinton
Source: ET Canada
Kimmel's extensive interview with Roseanne and John Goodman touched on her past and current politics.
Posted Thursday 2/22/18 at 3:48AM EST
Jeff Probst nixes any possibility of a Democrats vs. Republicans Survivor season
Source: Surviving Tribal
Probst tells Variety his fear is that "a Hillary Clinton supporter would never align with a Donald Trump supporter. People are so entrenched in their political philosophies.”