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Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Amber Ruffin: Bill Maher, "go f*ck yourself"
The Late Night writer/performer, in her monologue as host of the Writers Guild Awards last night, praised her boss Seth Meyers as "the first woke late-night host" and called BET host Robin Thede "the most woke late-night host." She also name-dropped Jordan Klepper and John Oliver for also being "woke." As for Bill Maher? He can go "f*ck himself," she said.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 5:53AM EST
Seth Meyers spoofs The Post and All the President's Men with "Newspaper Movie"
Meyers goes blonde to spoof the films inspired by Nixon-era investigative journalism.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
Late-night hosts had fun reacting to Philadelphia’s chaotic Super Bowl victory celebration
“The people of Philadelphia weren’t just happy taking down the New England Patriots, but also their longtime nemesis: the city of Philadelphia,” said Stephen Colbert.
TOPICS: Late Night, CBS, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Super Bowl LII, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Super Bowl
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 1:33PM EST
Billy Eichner enlists Jimmy Kimmel and other late-night hosts to “Glam Up the Midterms”
Unveiled on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Eichner's new project with Funny or Die encourages young people to vote in this year’s midterm election through a website and the hashtag #glamupthemidterms.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 1:33PM EST
Seth Meyers and Kelly Clarkson go day drinking
“With all the crazy stuff going on in the world these days, sometimes you just need to take a break and drink during the afternoon,” explained the Late Night host.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 3:15AM EST
NBC’s A.P. Bio has everything you want in a comedy -- except for the laughs
“If NBC's new comedy A.P. Bio were a high school senior, it would have a solid roster of extracurriculars, a winning personality made for entrance interviews, and it would write thoughtful and introspective college essays,” says Daniel Fienberg. “The only thing keeping it from getting into the university of its choice would be a report card listing straight Cs. To crack my deeply complicated analogy code: As a TV show, A.P. Bio has nearly everything you'd want in a comedy, including a solid premise, a great cast and a particular visual style. The only thing holding it back is the small quibble that it's not actually all that funny.”
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 8:13PM EST
Seth Meyers responds to President Trump’s “sh*thole countries” remark by walking off his Late Night set
“This brings us to a new segment titled, ‘Seth Has to Walk Away for a Minute,’” Meyers said on Thursday’s Late Night, responding to Trump’s reportedly asking, “Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?” in reference to immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 9:34AM EST
James Franco accused by five women of “inappropriate and sexually exploitative behavior”
The Los Angeles Times spoke to five women about Franco’s alleged sexual misconduct, including those who raised the allegations on Twitter following the actor’s Golden Globe win for The Disaster Artist on Sunday night. Four of the five women were Franco’s students, with the other saying he served as her mentor. Some said they felt that Franco abused his power dynamic with them, believing that he could offer career advancement by acquiescing to his wishes. Sarah Tither-Kaplan, one of the women who tweeted about Franco, said that she and other actresses appeared fully nude in an orgy scene. But she was shocked when he removed protective plastic guards covering her and other actresses’ vaginas while simulating oral sex on them. “I feel there was an abuse of power, and there was a culture of exploiting non-celebrity women, and a culture of women being replaceable,” said Tither-Kaplan. Franco’s attorney, Michael Plonsker, disputed all of the women’s allegations and directed The Times to Franco’s comments on Tuesday's The Late Show. Plonsker added that “the allegations about the protective guards are not accurate.”
ALSO: Seth Meyers gave Franco another late-night grilling on Wednesday night: “Does this Time’s Up movement and this moment we’re having right now, does it make you look back at all and question any of your behavior in the past based on this new perspective we’re getting on how women have perceived things for so long?” asked Meyers. Franco responded: “I have my own side of this story, but I believe in, you know, these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will, you know, hold back things that I could say just because I believe in it that much. And if I have to take a knock because I’m not going to, you know, try and, you know, actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 8:32AM EST
NBC will put three episodes of A.P. Bio online the day after airing the pilot
The Glenn Howerton-Patton Oswalt high school comedy -- produced by Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels -- debuts Feb. 1 with the second episode scheduled for Feb. 25 after the Winter Olympics. But NBC will put up the second through fourth episodes on its app and online on Feb. 2.
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 5:52PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel says his biggest Oscar challenge is finding fresh jokes about last year’s Best Picture fiasco
"The challenge for me is that a million jokes have been made about this subject," Kimmel said at the TV press tour. "If it happens again, literally everyone at ABC should be fired," he continued. "But I think 99 percent of the show went pretty well. I don't think of it as a Titanic-caliber disaster."
- How will Kimmel react to the #MeToo movement? He hasn’t begun writing jokes, but saw Seth Meyers as a litmus test
- Kimmel thanks Seth Meyers, says the Golden Globes host was “really funny because he was making jokes last night that felt like they were specifically for me and my wife”
- Kimmel’s wife, Molly McNearney, will serve as head writer of the Oscars, overseeing a writers’ room of seven men and four women
- Kimmel backs Oprah for president, but worries America isn’t ready to say “President Winfrey,” instead of “President Oprah”
- Will Kimmel mock Matt Damon for his #MeToo missteps? “If there's a chance for me to give Matt an elbow in the ribs, I'll do so,” says Kimmel
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 5:52PM EST
Golden Globe Awards dipped 5% from last year in updated numbers
In the all-important 18-49 demo, this year’s globes declined 11%.
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 7:47AM EST
At the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey “managed to do that difficult thing that she makes look so easy”
Much of this year’s Globes broadcast seemed like a typical awards telecast, even though the ceremony was “amped up by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and the personal testimonies that powered them,” says Maureen Ryan. But it was Oprah who, Ryan says, “focused the themes and surging energies of a specific moment and distilled its messages and its painful essence — all while making viewers feel as though she was speaking directly to each one of them as individuals.” Ryan adds: “Many winners gave fine speeches, and quite of few of them eloquently expounded on themes of intersectionality, gender, race, class, and the marginalization and abuse of the powerless. But none of those other presenters or winners were Oprah. As the highlight reel of her accomplishments made clear, she’s important in many different spheres. But all of her empires were built on this unshakable foundation: She’s a master broadcaster. She connects.”
- The Globes were “(halfway) woke”: “It wasn’t quite a celebration; it wasn’t entirely a protest”
- “There was a lot of goodwill at the awards, but it was often presented in the least sexy way possible”
- #MeToo made this year's ceremony electric, but only some stars tapped into its energy
- The Globes were bound to be disappointing, as an old-fashioned awards show doesn’t fit with the current moment
- What a difference a year makes: There was barely a mention of President Trump during the entire ceremony
- Amy Poehler saved Seth Meyers’ monologue
- Seth Meyers acquitted himself nicely, especially with his plea to have women lead the way
- Meyers nailed the toughest award show opening monologue in years
- Meyers did a terrific job, despite having the look of terror in his eyes
- Not one male Golden Globes winner mentioned #MeToo or Time’s Up in their speeches
- Aziz Ansari beating out favorite Eric McCormack was one of the biggest surprises of the night — so was Rachel Brosnahan’s win
- Here are all the mentions of sexual misconduct during the entire Globes broadcast
- A night of firsts: Sterling K. Brown and Aziz Ansari were the first black and Asian actor, respectively, to win an award in their category
- NBC mistakenly bleeped Frances McDormand when she didn’t curse
- Ewan McGregor thanks his estranged his wife and his current girlfriend, Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead
- Big Little Lies proves to be even more resonant in these #MeToo times
- What exactly did the Globes bleep out from Aziz Ansari’s speech?
- HBO had the most wins with four, followed by Amazon and Hulu with two each
- James Franco’s past of trying to pick up a 17-year-old on Instagram was scrutinized after his Globes win
- What was up with all the audience groaning during Seth Meyers’ monologue?
- Viewers questioned Tonya Harding appearing at the Globes, especially in a positive light
TOPICS: NBC, Big Little Lies, Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Ewan McGregor, Frances McDormand, Harvey Weinstein, James Franco, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oprah Winfrey, Rachel Brosnahan, Seth Meyers, Sterling K. Brown, Tonya Harding, Award Shows, Golden Globe Awards, Sexual Misconduct, Time's Up, Trump Presidency, Women and TV
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 11:08PM EST
The #MeToo movement makes this year’s Golden Globes one of the most unpredictable ever
The sexual misconduct scandals that have exposed Hollywood’s seedy underbelly will be, in the words of host Seth Meyers, the “elephant in the room” -- especially on the red carpet. “Almost every question will be about sexual harassment in Hollywood,” says Madeleine Aggeler. “Expect some tears, angry rants, calls to action, and lots of barely contained rage.” She adds: “With so many questions about sexual misconduct, it can only be a matter of time before someone says something remarkably tone deaf, awkward, or miscalculated. Plus, most of the stars walking down the red carpet have worked with and/or are friendly with some of the men recently accused of sexual misconduct. How will they handle questions about this? Will they defend the accused? Dodge the questions? Pretend not to know them? Above all, Sunday’s broadcast will be a telling look into how Hollywood will handle issues of sexism and sexual misconduct moving forward.”
- Seth Meyers may be ideally suited for this moment, tasked to “find humorous ways to talk about this unpleasant, extremely painful topic”
- What does a serious red carpet mean for the future of Hollywood’s "most vapid tradition"?
- How the Globes decides where to put its 1400 guests
- 11 things to keep an eye on, including “the new ‘it’ TV star” and “the ghost of Kevin Spacey"
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 9:05PM EST
Seth Meyers is turning to SNL pals Amy Poehler and Tina Fey for Golden Globes advice
“I’m constantly talking to them,” Meyers, who helped Poehler and Fey when they hosted the Globes, said Thursday of his hosting stint. “I’m going to see Amy today and going to run through stuff with her. She’s long been my spirit animal and continues to be to this day.” ALSO: Don’t expect an elaborate opening -- Meyers is planning a traditional monologue.
Posted Wednesday 1/03/18 at 6:00PM EST
Ellen puts Seth Meyers through award show boot camp
Ellen DeGeneres made the Golden Globes host do whatever was shown on the teleprompter, but he declined to sing the words to “Despacito.”