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Posted Thursday 12/20/18 at 3:02PM EST
Watch Samantha Bee's star-studded Full Frontal egg nog song, featuring Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer and Jon Stewart
Bee's former Daily Show boss does his best 1980s Bob Dylan impression in the "We Are the World"-style parody. Also making cameos are Patton Oswalt, Jonathan Van Ness, Eric Andre and Nico Santos.
Posted Wednesday 12/19/18 at 11:11PM EST
Samantha Bee faults the Academy for not taking a risk on a lesser-known comedian for Oscars host -- while not doing homework on Kevin Hart's past
Source: The Daily Beast
The Full Frontal host isn't seeking to helm the 91st Academy Awards, but she thinks there's a lot of people who are capable of hosting. Speaking to The Daily Beast, Bee criticizes the Academy for not even doing a basic Google search about Hart's past homophobic comments. "It’s unimaginable to me that they wouldn’t have an intern or a P.A. nearby who could do a simple check-in," she says, adding: "I don’t think they really checked a very deep pool of talent. I think there are a lot of people who could do it, but (the Academy) would never take a risk. It’s interesting that they would take a risk on someone who is known to have certain opinions, that they would dive into that pool and not dig a little deeper to find a host that was capable elsewhere. But it’s enjoyable to sit back and munch a little popcorn and watch it unfold. I’m certainly not in the running to host, that much I do know." ALSO: Bee says of her "feckless" C-word controversy: "I don’t think it changed the show. It hasn’t. It really hasn’t.”
Posted Monday 12/17/18 at 9:24PM EST
Samantha Bee's Full Frontal donates a house in Georgia to an immigrant family
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Bee's "Christmas on I.C.E." special will honor a local charity's work with to provide housing for undocumented immigrants by donating a five-bedroom house in Decatur, Georgia to a family. Wednesday's special will also feature Bee interviewing former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
Posted Monday 12/17/18 at 5:07PM EST
Samantha Bee channels Pee-wee Herman for her Full Frontal "Christmas on I.C.E." special
Check out Bee in "PeeBee's Christmas Nightmare."
Posted Thursday 12/13/18 at 1:17PM EST
Samantha Bee describes Fox Nation as "pure substance-free propaganda squirted right down your slobber hole"
Source: The Daily Beast
“Thanks to Fox Nation, viewers can now gorge themselves on Fox’s toxic slop all day without ingesting the traces of nutrients that might contradict the right-wing narrative,” Bee said in a Full Frontal segment devoted to Fox News' new streaming service. "It’s just pure substance-free propaganda squirted right down your slobber hole. On top of that, it’s a great way for Fox to squeeze a few extra bucks from all the olds who sign up but forget to unsubscribe before they die.”
Posted Thursday 12/13/18 at 2:28AM EST
Samantha Bee unveils "Frost Bee the Snow Woman"
Watch Full Frontal's spoof of Frosty the Snowman.
Posted Monday 12/03/18 at 1:18PM EST
Samantha Bee launches a documentary production company
The Full Frontal host has launched a production company called "Swimsuit Competition" that will release “narrative and documentary” works. The production company has a first-look deal with TBS.
Posted Monday 11/12/18 at 2:39PM EST
Samantha Bee announces a Christmas special "on I.C.E."
Full Frontal Presents "Christmas on I.C.E." will air Dec. 19, promising “a less-godless-than-the-usual-liberal Christmas variety spectacular. Featured guests will include Olympic medalist Adam Rippon.
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 2:22AM EST
CNN denounces the White House for suspending Jim Acosta's press access, accuses Sarah Huckabee Sanders of lying
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The White House press secretary suspended the CNN White House chief correspondent's access Wednesday night, accusing him of "placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern" when she tried to grab the mic out of his hand during President Trump's press conference. CNN shot back, saying the revocation "was done in retaliation for his challenging questions at today's press conference, In an explanation, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders lied." CNN then provided video of the intern trying to grab the mic "for the world to see." Sanders responded by producing a distorted video of the incident that was similar to one posted by Infowars. "We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video," Huckabee tweeted. CNN White House producer Allie Malloy tweeted that Sanders' version of events "is a complete lie. The woman grabbed Jim's arm repeatedly. He never once touched her. In fact at one point @Acosta tells her politely 'pardon me, mam' as she's yanking on his arm." Acosta also received the backing of Reuters reporter Jeff Mason, who was sitting next to him.
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Posted Monday 11/05/18 at 7:37AM EST
Samantha Bee's Full Frontal trivia game app launched to donate money to NAACP
The new game for "This is Not a Game: The Game" was "intentionally unwinnable" for players so that the money could instead go to the NAACP.
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 10:48PM EDT
Samantha Bee is doing two Full Frontal episodes next week to cover the midterms
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Bee's weekly late-night show will air on Monday to preview the midterm elections and Wednesday to respond to the aftermath. ALSO: Bee releases voter guide with soothing imagery.
Posted Thursday 11/01/18 at 12:44PM EDT
Samantha Bee celebrates Halloween by brewing man parts in a witches' cauldron
Source: ET Canada
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble,” Bee and fellow Full Frontal colleagues Ashley Nicole Black and Allana Harkin chanted while they dropped man parts in a cauldron. The rest of the Halloween Full Frontal episode was "actually an all-boo episode because nothing is scarier than our current reality,” Bee said. “We’ll be checking in on America’s horrifying history of antisemitism and, though it is Halloween, we’ll be covering the white supremacists who choose to wear their sheets year round.”
Posted Monday 10/29/18 at 12:43PM EDT
Busy Philipps welcomed to late-night by Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee
Busy Tonight's premiere episode also showed Jimmy Kimmel giving her a "gift," while Conan O'Brien sent a special surprise from his show.
Posted Wednesday 10/24/18 at 9:03PM EDT
Megyn Kelly Today's future is in doubt as NBC News boss condemns her blackface controversy
Source: The New York Times
Even before Megyn Kelly's latest controversy, she was in talks with NBC News chairman Andy Lack to wind down her show by the end of the year, according to The New York Times. The Hollywood Reporter, meanwhile, says "Megyn Kelly is expected to wind down her 9 a.m. Today show hour by the end of the season," while Variety reports that she and NBC News "have engaged in conversations about what role might make her happiest at the news division." Hours after Kelly's tearful on-air apology this morning for yesterday's blackface comments, Lack slammed her blackface comments at an NBC News town hall meeting. “There is no other way to put this, but I condemn those remarks,” Lack said. “There is no place on our air or in this workplace for them. Very unfortunate.” According to The Times, "his comments were seen within NBC as a stinging rebuke."
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- UPDATE: Megyn Kelly Today will air reruns for the rest of the week: "No more live episodes of Ms. Kelly’s show are expected to air this week, and a replacement could be on the air by Monday," reports The Wall Street Journal.
- Samantha Bee explains why blackface is wrong: "Imagine how you'd feel if every cartoon for 100 years was about a prissy blonde who spelled 'Megyn' wrong getting smushed by anvils," she said on Full Frontal.
- Megyn Kelly is now without an agency: Kelly reportedly fired CAA on Wednesday out of concern that the agency was too close to NBC News. She had been in talks to join UTA before the blackface incident. But UTA has opted not to represent her in the wake of her blackface controversy.
Posted Tuesday 10/02/18 at 4:56AM EDT
Late-night's response to the Kavanaugh hearings reveals the problem with having too many male hosts
There was a "certain emotional remove" in the way the male late-night hosts responded to Thursday's testimonies from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, according to Judy Berman. She pointed to the short video Samantha Bee released online Friday as demonstrating that there is a "shortage of similarly cathartic female voices" on late-night TV.