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Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
A Michael Avenatti-Anthony Scaramucci TV show is being pitched
The New York Times reports that a "television show featuring Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who is suing President Trump on behalf of a pornographic film actress, and the former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was pitched to two cable networks in recent weeks, people briefed on the matter said on Thursday. The prominent television agent Jay Sures discussed with executives at CNN and MSNBC the concept of a program where the two men would square off, according to three people briefed on the issue." Asked to comment, Avenatti said: “I have no interest in television right now."
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 4:18PM EDT
Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti: I'm not interested in a TV career
Avenatti has made so many TV appearances between CNN and MSNBC over the past two months that there's rampant speculation that his first move after the Stormy Daniels lawsuit is over will be getting his own show. But Avenatti tells The Hollywood Reporter: "I have no intention of having a career in television. My focus is on this case and my other clients." ALSO: Avenatti has received a lot of free media exposure.
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 1:22PM EDT
FCC received only three complaints over 60 Minutes' Stormy Daniels interview
"I tuned in to watch 60 Minutes on Sunday March 25. Somehow Pornhub showed up on my TV. Very disturbing," said one complaint. Another called the segment a "commercial" that was "disgusting" to watch. A third complaint said: "SHAME ON 60 MINUTES!! THEY ARE NOW THE T.V. VERSION OF THE NATIONALENQURIER."
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 9:08PM EDT
SNL's celeb-filled cold opens have become tired and "cringeworthy pieces of self-satisfied liberal propaganda"
The recent star-studded cold opens mocking President Trump's scandals have become parodies of themselves, says Harry Cheadle. Beyond the novelty, he says, "the jokes are tired references to current events that never build on one another. Instead, they are limply tossed out as obvious applause lines to an anti-Trump crowd." ALSO: Rudy Giuliani refers to Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti as "a guy who books for Saturday Night Live."
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 12:30PM EDT
Alec Baldwin responds to Joe Piscopo saying SNL's Stormy Daniels cold open went "over the line"
"Stormy Daniels on SNL? Lorne Michaels doesn’t even ask me to go on SNL," said the early 1980s SNL cast member in a Fox Business interview. “It was such a great, organized sketch,” he said. “But don’t put Stormy Daniels in there – what do I tell my kids?” Baldwin responded: "You tell them Trump is a compulsive adulterer who pays off porn stars w $ from dubious sources. What else?"
Posted Sunday 5/06/18 at 2:49AM EDT
Stormy Daniels crashes star-studded SNL cold open
Ben Stiller, Jimmy Fallon, Alec Baldwin, Martin Short, Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon (making her debut as Rudy Giuliani) were all overshadowed by Daniels, who conversed with Baldwin's President Trump by phone. “Sorry Donald, it’s too late for that,” said Daniels when Baldwin's Trump offered to rekindle their alleged affair. “I know you don’t believe in climate change, but a storm’s a-comin’, baby.”
- Stormy Daniels' cameo recalled Monica Lewinsky's SNL appearance in 1999
- SNL takes on Kanye West's tweets with A Quiet Place spoof
- Pete Davidson roasted Michael Che and Colin Jost for hosting the Emmys, calling them a "less entertaining version of Riggs and Murtaugh"
- In his monologue, host Donald Glover recalled auditioning twice for SNL
- In fact, Glover and previous host John Mulaney auditioned for SNL on the same day in 2008 (along with T.J. Miller and Nick Kroll)
- Glover plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers in "Cut for Time" sketch
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Will Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti end up with an MSNBC show?
Avenatti has become a regular on MSNBC over the past two months, especially on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell. According to Vanity Fair's sources, he was spotted casually mentioning getting his own show with MSNBC president Phil Griffin after the White House Correspondents' Dinner. But Avenatti says he didn't recall the conversation. “I’ve been approached by a number of networks who have explored the possibility of me possibly having my own show once the case is resolved,” he says, “but I’m not seriously entertaining any of those ideas because right now, I’m focused on the task at hand." ALSO: Stephen Colbert teases new Stormy Daniels evidence with guest Avenatti. UPDATE: Avenatti showed Colbert the $130,000 wire transfer payment to his client.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Stormy Daniels' attorney to visit tonight with Stephen Colbert
Michael Avenatti tweeted: "Looking forward to joining @StephenAtHome on @colbertlateshow @cbs tonight. Always good to be around a like-minded, staunch supporter of Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen. #basta"
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:42PM EDT
The View gets a Stormy Daniels ratings boost
About 3.34 million watched President Trump's alleged ex-mistress as she unveiled sketch of the man who she said tried to threaten her on Tuesday's show. Daniels gave The View its highest ratings in three months.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Stormy Daniels to appear on The View after canceling a February appearance
Daniels was originally scheduled to appear on the ABC daytime talk show on Feb. 1. She'll appear with her lawyer Michael Avenatti on April 17.
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
Stormy Daniels' attorney: 60 Minutes edited out her saying "she can describe the president’s genitalia in great detail"
"That did not make it into the piece," said attorney Michael Avenatti on Megyn Kelly Today, calling CBS a "conservative network" and pointing out that Anderson Cooper's two-hour-plus interview was cut down to 14 to 16 minutes.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 2:55PM EDT
Seth Rogen to Ellen: Stormy Daniels told me about her alleged affair with Trump 10 years ago
“I’ve known Stormy Daniels a long time,” said Rogen, who appeared with Daniels in the movies Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. “And I’ll be honest, she may have mentioned some of this stuff around 10 years ago. At the time, when you asked a porn star who they’ve been sleeping with and the answer was Donald Trump, it was like the least surprising thing she could’ve said.”
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 1:38PM EDT
After watching Stormy Daniels interview, Megyn Kelly was reminded of the Trump team allegedly threatening her
Kelly shared a portion of her 2016 book, Settle for More, following the 60 Minutes interview where Daniels said a mysterious man threatened her and her daughter. In her book, Kelly recalled that President Trump's attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a tweet from a Trump supporter that said "we can gut her." To which Kelly responded: "For the first time, I felt alarmed."
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Richard Dreyfuss reacts to Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels allegedly watching his Shark Week documentary
The Jaws star narrated Ocean of Fear: Worst Shark Attack Ever that has been pegged as the two-hour Shark Week documentary the pair were allegedly watching in July 2007 when Daniels says she visited Trump's Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow. When Dreyfuss' son, Ben, tweeted that the Shark Week documentary "Trump watched with Stormy Daniels was apparently narrated by my dad," Richard Dreyfuss tweeted: "Many things in this tweet would not have made sense a few years ago."
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 10:29PM EDT
Stormy Daniels was treated with respect on 60 Minutes, while Jimmy Kimmel treated her to "insulting capers"
Daniels' interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! stands in stark contrast to her 60 Minutes sit-down with Anderson Cooper -- obviously, because one is a comedy show and the other a newsmagazine. But Christina Cauterucci notes that on Kimmel, Daniels was playing "the role of a tabloid-cover porn actress in a political scandal" -- and Kimmel treated her with "several unsophisticated gags" that were "deployed to remind the audience that Daniels was famous for having sex." But "with Trump’s threats of a lawsuit looming and a new wave of online hate to consider," Daniels changed her approach for 60 Minutes, says Cauterucci, adding: "If Daniels appears more believable on 60 Minutes than she did on Kimmel, it’s because, for women, the distance between being a trustworthy victim of threats and being a greedy liar can be as narrow as a modest blouse and some good PR advice. Cooper lent another layer of credibility to the broadcast. Unlike Kimmel, he approached Daniels with empathy, as someone with smarts and legitimate concerns. His unflustered lines of questioning drained the blood out of the sex parts of Daniels’ story, even the spanking bit, leaving viewers to focus on the disturbing threats made against her and the Trump team’s possible violations of campaign finance law. (The studiously dull, highly edited production style of 60 Minutes helped set the sober tone too.)"
- The most radical thing Anderson Cooper did was refuse to treat Daniels as if "she was irresponsible or immoral, or as if she were less than credible simply because of what she does for a living."