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Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 1:46PM EDT
Robert De Niro and Samantha Bee aren't politicians -- stop calling them out for saying naughty words
De Niro's "F*ck Trump" outburst at the Tonys led to not one but two Op-Eds in the Washington Post criticizing his use of profanity, including one that said it "could do a lot of collateral damage." The New York Times also ran a column criticizing De Niro, titled "How to Lose the Midterms and Re-elect Trump." To which Drew Magary says calls about decorum from De Niro and Bee are delusional: "Keep in mind that Robert De Niro isn’t a politician, and has no obligation to voters. Nor is Samantha Bee, who was targeted by a clockwork bad-faith campaign from the right when she called Ivanka Trump a feckless c*nt in public." He adds: "Literally two people, who don’t even hold public office, have the temerity to be publicly angry at the Trump administration, and somehow that’s enough to merit an Emily Post course in dinner table conversation from the fartsniffer set."
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 3:30AM EDT
Diehard Robert De Niro fan smashes his portrait after the actor's "F*ck Trump" Tony Awards rant
Staten Island's Joseph DeVito has gone viral with his video trashing a portrait of the legendary actor. "He shouldn't have used that language (on television); there are children watching," says DeVito, a loyal Trump supporter.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 6:33PM EDT
President Trump responds to Robert De Niro's "F*ck Trump" jab: "Wake up punchy!"
The president addressed De Niro's on-stage Tony Awards remarks in two tweets sent from Air Force One on his return trip from Singapore. "Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to (sic) many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be 'punch-drunk,'" Trump tweeted. "I guess he doesn’t realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country. Wake up Punchy!"
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Robert De Niro's Tony Awards "F*ck Trump" outburst was "brief, profane and pointless"
As Samantha Bee recently learned, uttering profanity against the Trump administration isn't very effect, according to Sophie Gilbert. "A brief outburst was apparently as far as his onstage protest was willing to go," she says of De Niro's outburst. "In that, the moment was of a piece with the bulk of the other statements made on the Tony stage, and with Kelly Clarkson’s vague call for 'action' on mass shootings at last month’s Billboard Music Awards, and with the Oscars in March, where President Trump’s name was barely mentioned at all. De Niro’s exclamation was easy—cathartic in its plosive syllables and its matching, guttural vowel sounds, and employing a profanity that postures itself as daring, subversive. It might have been a satisfying moment for De Niro and for his audience, but it was toothless otherwise." She adds: "It’s easy to take a platform that offers easy (if bleeped-out) access to millions of people and use profanity to capture a mood, to express an emotion. But the outrage that will doubtless ensue is a distraction from what really matters, and what’s much harder to realize: the work of trying to change a situation, not just rage against it."
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 8:19AM EDT
Robert De Niro twice yelled "F*ck Trump" at the Tonys, which was met with CBS censorship
According to The Daily Beast, "frenzied viewers wondering 'WHAT DID ROBERT DE NIRO SAY???' promptly flooded Twitter, and thankfully a handful of reporters in the audience obliged." Several reporters explained what De Niro and the context in which he said it. Another reporter pointed out that the profanity was aired uncensored on the Australian feed. Even though The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg called it an "Amazing live TV moment," the Tonys were aired on brief delay on CBS throughout much of the country and on a three-hour delay on the West Coast. De Niro was the only presenter to bash President Trump on stage at the ceremony.
Posted Sunday 5/20/18 at 4:34AM EDT
SNL ends the season with a Sopranos finale homage and numerous celebrity cameos
Saturday Night Live's Season 43 finale was even more star-studded than the Stormy Daniels episode two weeks ago. It began with a cold open homage to The Sopranos' 2007 series finale, featuring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro reprising their roles as Michael Cohen and Robert Mueller. Then, in a monologue that addressed criticism that the show has become too dependent on celebrity cameos, Tina Fey interacted with Benedict Cumberbatch, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Fred Armisen, Anne Hathaway, Tracy Morgan and recent host Donald Glover, whom Fey hired to write for 30 Rock. Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Goodman also made cameos. So did Fey's husband Jeff Richmond, who appeared in a "Mean Girls" sketch, and who has worked with his wife as a composer on 30 Rock, SNL and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
- Watch Tina Fey give a 360-degree YouTube tour of the SNL studio
- SNL spoofs Dick Wolf's NBC Chicago shows with "Chicago Improv" sketch
- Fey revived her Sarah Palin impression late in the show
- Watch Nicki Minaj perform with Fey in "Friendship Song" sketch that was cut for time
- Aidy Bryant portrayed the Oakland BBQ woman, who has become an internet meme
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 8:42PM EDT
SNL shows Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro's transformation into Michael Cohen and Robert Muelle
Go behind the scenes of the April 14 "Meet the Parents" cold open.
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 1:41PM EDT
Jimmy Fallon recalled the awkwardness of having Robert De Niro as his very first late-night guest
Fallon kicked off his late-night career in March 2009 with a tough-to-interview De Niro as guest on his first Late Night show. "Most of your answers were one-word answers, yeah," Fallon told De Niro on last night's Tonight Show. "But I remember, I was so nervous."
Posted Sunday 4/15/18 at 3:10AM EDT
SNL gets Robert De Niro to interrogate Ben Stiller as Robert Mueller and Michael Cohen
Saturday Night Live reunited the Meet the Parents co-stars in this week's cold open to recreate the classic lie detector scene from their 2000 hit movie. "You broke the law. And now we’re going to catch all of you little fockers, you got that?” De Niro’s special prosecutor Mueller told Stiller, playing Trump attorney Cohen. Stiller, who was briefly an SNL cast member in 1989, said as Cohen: "You know how much evidence I have in my office? I’m Donald Trump’s lawyer! I’ve got a whole hard drive that’s just labeled ‘yikes.’”
- Donald Glover to pull double duty on May 5, hosting SNL and performing as Childish Gambino
- SNL spoofs Netflix's Wild Wild Country with the help of alum Nasim Pedrad
- SNL parodies Les Miserables with an insane lobster dinner sketch
- Why did announcer Darrell Hammond mispronounce John Mulaney's name as "John Mulvaney" not once but twice in the intro?
- SNL mocks "Hollywood's reboot fever"
- Mulaney tweets a 2008 pic of the SNL cast and writers dressed as Mad Men for then-host Jon Hamm
- SNL tweets video of Mulaney's closing remarks that NBC cut off
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 12:48AM EDT
Robert De Niro says he'd be up for playing Meryl Streep's husband on Big Little Lies
Asked by Entertainment Tonight if he'd give a TV role a shot on the HBO series, De Niro responded: "Yeah, sure I would. Television is not the way it was when I was a young actor. It's totally different. They’re doing very good work in television."
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 9:35PM EST
Producers of the canceled Amazon Robert De-Niro-Julianne Moore series sue The Weinstein Company
The producers of the David O. Russell series are seeking at least $2 million after developing the series for several years, only to see it canceled in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
Posted Friday 10/13/17 at 11:28PM EDT
More Harvey Weinstein fallout: Amazon drops Robert De Niro-Julianne Moore drama, takes over Mad Men creator’s The Romanoffs
David O. Russell’s untitled, Weinstein Company-produced $160 million drama was to be De Niro’s first regular TV series. Instead, it will be scuttled. Meanwhile, Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs will move from being produced by The Weinstein Company to being entirely produced by Amazon. ALSO: De Niro, Moore and Russell release a statement supporting Amazon's decision.
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 10:15PM EDT
Amazon “reviewing” Mad Men creator’s series and Robert De Niro-Julianne Moore series over Weinstein ties
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs and David O’Russell’s untitled Amazon drama starring De Niro and Moore are both produced and co-financed by The Weinstein Company, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Amazon says “we are reviewing our options.” The Hollywood Reporter reports that “several Amazon Studios executives — male and female, from various departments — expressed concern about the company's involvement on the two expensive and high-profile Weinstein Co. series amid a relentless series of revelations about Harvey Weinstein's conduct toward women.”
Posted Tuesday 8/22/17 at 9:14PM EDT
TV salaries revealed: Robert De Niro will make $774,000 per episode
De Niro leads all drama actors, at least per episode, for his upcoming Amazon series, which has yet to have a title. On the comedy side, The Big Bang Theory stars are on top, earning $900,000 per episode. On the low end, Donald Glover makes $75,000 per episode for Atlanta and Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley each make $40,000 per episode of This Is Us.
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