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Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 2:00PM EDT
Samantha Bee's Full Frontal team kept crashing Sean Spicer's book tour
Watch as Bee's Full Frontal correspondents pretended to be Trump supporters who asked probing questions while taking pictures with the former White House press secretary.
Posted Friday 8/03/18 at 10:11AM EDT
Report: Disney tried and failed to buy back Star Wars movie rights from Turner Broadcasting
Bloomberg News reports that in 2016, before firming its streaming service plans, Disney sold "certain rights" to the Star Wars movies to air on TNT, TBS and other Turner cable channels, as well as online, through 2024. Disney recently tried and failed to get back the rights to the Star Wars movies to use for its upcoming streaming service.
Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 3:05AM EDT
Samantha Bee: Les Moonves should've been asked to step down from CBS
“In the words of one of the immortal characters he helped create: ‘It’s time for this Moonves to be eclipsed,'" Bee said on Full Frontal while doing an impression of CSI: Miami's Horatio Caine. “CBS president Les Moonves is in deep trouble for sexually harassing female colleagues – or maybe he’s not in trouble at all,” Bee -- who tapes her show at CBS Broadcast Center in New York -- said on Wednesday's edition of Full Frontal. “Yes," she added jokingly, "who could ever bear to get rid of the creative mastermind who developed Hawaii Five-O and Hawaii Five-O: Miami? Les Moonves may be a brilliant TV creator, but no cop procedural, no matter how well-crafted and original, is worth ending a woman’s career to shut her up." ALSO: Terry Crews helps Bee tackle the seriousness of sexual assault on men.
Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 1:45PM EDT
Samantha Bee enlists Seinfeld's Jason Alexander to spoof Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Carpool Karaoke
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Bee was also joined by journalist Masha Gessen for her Full Frontal segment mocking car-based talk show segments.
Posted Thursday 7/19/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Watch Marvel superheroes bully Conan O'Brien as Batman
Conan kicked off his annual trip to Comic-Con by visiting the Marvel Cafeteria as the famous DC Comics Caped Crusader, with Andy Richter playing Robin.
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 11:21PM EDT
Samantha Bee offers "this very standard American soccer ball" to her fellow Emmy nominees
Check out Bee's special microphones-equipped soccer ball "gift" to Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 2:51AM EDT
Samantha Bee is grateful for Full Frontal's seven Emmy nominations in the aftermath of her C-word controversy
Hours after her TBS late-night show earned seven nominations, Bee told The Hollywood Reporter that the Ivanka Trump C-word controversy "affected me a lot. I've been thinking a lot about it," adding: "I think we handled it well, but it was a pretty steep learning curve." In another interview with Deadline, Bee added: “I think that’s the kind of world we’re living in now, and I won’t be surprised when it happens again when I strike a nerve and cause some reaction." Bee said she will be “better prepared for it emotionally” next time. “You can’t make the show from a place of fear and intimidation,” she said, adding: “I don’t think it means changing the job; it’s just something to have in the back of my mind at all times."
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Conan O'Brien announces Comic-Con programming for his "ConanCon" Instagram channel
Source: Team Coco
Conan has partnered with DirecTV Now for behind-the-scenes coverage that includes a nightly Comic-Con recap show.
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 5:52PM EDT
Russo Brothers are adapting comic book Quantum And Woody for TBS
The comic book series that first premiered in 1997 was inspired by the movie White Men Can't Jump. Quantum and Woody follows two estranged adaptive brothers who are accidentally imbued with superpowers.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 1:27PM EDT
Conan at Comic-Con will feature the casts of Breaking Bad and Aquaman
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Conan O'Brien's annual four nights in San Diego will also include visits with the casts of The Predator and M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable/Split sequel Glass.
Posted Tuesday 6/26/18 at 8:54PM EDT
Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien video chat over Trump's bashing of late-night hosts
Colbert's Late Show and Fallon's Tonight Show jointly produced a cold open tonight featuring them commiserating with Conan over video chat in response to President Trump's bashing of late-night hosts on Monday night at a South Carolina rally. “The guy on CBS, what a lowlife," Trump said. "I mean, honestly, are these people funny? I can laugh at myself” He also called Jimmy Kimmel "terrible" and Fallon a "lost soul." The cold open will kick off the Tuesday editions of The Tonight Show and The Late Show. (Conan is on hiatus this week.) In the video, Fallon tells Colbert Trump called them “no-talent, lowlife, lost souls,” Colbert objects: “That’s not right… that’s Conan!” That's when Conan joins the video chat.
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 6:51AM EDT
Samantha Bee revisits immigration separation for the first time since "feckless c*nt" controversy
Source: The Daily Beast
Three weeks ago, the Full Frontal host became the first late-night host to fully take on the Trump administration's family separation policy that has blown up into a big story over the past week. But in calling Ivanka Trump a "feckless c*nt," her main message got lost in the controversy over her use of the offensive slur. In her opening monologue Wednesday night, Bee skewered President Trump's announcement that he would end family separations. “Yay, no more baby internment camps,” she said. “Just regular internment camps. Cool, that’s what we call a win in 2018!” She added: "Any solution to this problem has to start with the premise that children should not go to jail,” she added. “I know, I know, I’m such a radical leftist.” ALSO: Advertisers are starting to return to Full Frontal.
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 10:55PM EDT
AT&T executive taking over HBO, TBS, TNT and CNN promises a hands-off approach -- even when it comes to Samantha Bee and Bill Maher
Source: The New York Times
AT&T's John Stankey, 55, is now in charge of the $31 billion conglomerate that comprises Warner Bros. film studios, Turner and HBO as part of the AT&T-Time Warner merger. The company is changing its name to WarnerMedia. Stankey says he'll take a hands-off approach to the creative side of WarnerMedia. When asked about President Trump constantly attacking CNN, Stankey said: "Well, first of all the folks at CNN will continue to do what they do without my involvement or intervention. I think they do that incredibly very well, and they will continue to do that under my leadership just like they did the day before I showed up here." When asked about Bee and Maher -- and her recent Full Frontal controversy -- Stankey said his networks will continue having the same freedom they currently enjoy. "People who are running the creative process are professionals at running the creative process," he says. "I don’t believe that AT&T — the historical AT&T — by its nature brings much capability or intellectual property to do that better." ALSO: AT&T plans to give HBO a bigger budget to compete with Netflix.
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 Monday 6/11/18 at 9:19PM EDT
Late-night monologue writers are finding their jobs extremely stressful in the Trump era
Source: Vanity Fair
"Mondays are a bitch now," says Trevor Noah's Daily Show executive producer Steve Bodow, pointing to all the news in the Trump era that happens Friday through Sunday. He says there's "the Friday news dump, and the Sunday shows, and there’s invariably a weekend Twitter storm.” Jimmy Kimmel Live! co-head writer Danny Ricker adds: “I think we are buoying the therapy industry. There is a level of fatigue and exhaustion, I think, (that is similar to) when we talked about Jersey Shore every day. Jesus, enough with these idiots!” Fellow Kimmel co-head writer Molly McNearney notes “it’s incredibly hard, I think, to be funny when you’re really angry and sad at the same time." Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin, meanwhile, says it's tougher for monologue writers these days because of not only all the late-night competition, but all the jokes on Twitter. “I really envy the Johnny Carson writers,” she says. “Really, they had it so easy.” ALSO: Trevor Noah explains the making a Daily Show episode.