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Posted Tuesday 8/21/18 at 5:47PM EDT
Tiffany Haddish to star in her first Netflix comedy special
The stand-up special, taping early next year, is Haddish's second project with Netflix. She's also co-starring with fellow Netflix stand-up Ali Wong on the upcoming adult animated seires Tuca & Bertie. “Tiffany Haddish is a force,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix's vice president of documentary and comedy. “Hilariously funny, brash and self-effacing, she’s an incredible artist who is winning over audiences while breaking barriers, and we are tremendously proud that she will showcase her formidable talent on Netflix.”
Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 5:37PM EDT
Tiffany Haddish and a new airdate gave MTV Movie & TV Awards a big ratings boost
Monday's pre-taped ceremony was up 21% from last year, when it aired on a Sunday in early May with host Adam DeVine.
Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown denounces internet bullying in MTV Movie & TV Awards speech
Brown couldn't make Saturday's ceremony because of a knee injury, so she used her pre-recorded speech to address her decision to quit Twitter after becoming a homophobic meme. "Since I know there are many young people watching this—and even for the adults—they could probably use the reminder that I was taught. If you don’t have anything nice to say, just don’t say it," she said. There should be no space in this world for bullying, and I’m not going to tolerate it, and neither should any of you. If you need a reminder of how worthy you are and to rise above the hate, message me on Instagram.”
- Chadwick Boseman brought Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. on stage to honor him at MTV Movie & TV Awards
- Michael B. Jordan shaded Roseanne Barr in his Best Villain award speech
- Tiffany Haddish was a terrific host, especially with her "thirsting" after Kylo Ren video
- Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza sat together, sparking more Parks and Rec reunion talks
# TOPICS: MTV Movie & TV Awards, MTV, Parks and Recreation, Stranger Things, Aubrey Plaza, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Michael B. Jordan, Millie Bobby Brown, Roseanne Barr, Tiffany Haddish, Award Shows
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 8:27PM EDT
MTV Movie & TV Awards was moved to mid-June to take advantage of Emmy season, when celebrities are easily available
“We came up with the pre-nomination Emmy window,” said MTV general manager Amy Doyle, executive producer of tonight's Tiffany Haddish-hosted awards show, which was pre-taped on Saturday. “We’re sort of assuming that celebrities will want to be seen during that time. They’ll want to be high-profile and top of mind as well as the TV production companies and movie studios.”
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Ali Wong joins Tiffany Haddish on Netflix's animated Tuca & Bertie
In the comedy about two 30-year-old bird women from the BoJack Horseman team, Wong will play anxious, daydreaming songbird Bertie alongside Haddish's cocky, care-free toucan Tuca.
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 1:51PM EDT
Tiffany Haddish rolls out her own red carpet in her first MTV Movie and TV Awards promo
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"You don't want another generic dude in a tux hosting a boring a** award show," she says. "You want the boss who paved her own way."
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 11:33PM EDT
Tiffany Haddish convinces Seth Meyers to tell one of the "Jokes Seth Can't Tell"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Haddish participated in the recurring Late Night segment on Monday with Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 2:28PM EDT
Tiffany Haddish is producing HBO's Unsubscribed, a comedy about the "Instagram hustle"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The proposed series will "examine female blackness, beauty and identity through a behind-the-scenes look at the Instagram hustle," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Unsubscribed is the first project under Haddish's two-year HBO development deal.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Tracy Morgan's The Last O.G. sets a premiere ratings record for TBS
About 1.8 million tuned in for Tuesday's premiere episode of the comedy co-starring Tiffany Haddish. It marked the best cable premiere for a comedy in two years.
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 11:20PM EDT
The Last O.G. allows Tracy Morgan to reveal a range and nuance he’s not had the chance to show us before
Source: Vanity Fair
"It's nice to see Tracy Morgan on his own terms" after years trying to be funny on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, says Richard Lawson. He adds that "there always was—especially on 30 Rock—an undertone of condescension in the way Morgan was positioned on those shows, a sense that he was merely being asked to do his Tracy Morgan thing without much thought or interrogation behind it." On The Last O.G., we get to see Morgan on a series that is "blunt and funny and heartwarming, a perfectly calibrated mix of bawdy silliness and sincere feeling," says Lawson, adding: "It’s a good-natured series, anchored by Morgan’s friendly, gregarious performance. Tray sports a few of the absurdist stripes we saw in 30 Rock’s Tracy Jordan—but he’s grounded, too, a nice guy underscored with pain, notes Morgan plays fluidly. Morgan is also a master of reactions; it’s a pleasure just watching Tray observe things, processing the world and the people in it. Morgan’s work is keenly felt, richly detailed. He’s howlingly funny, and makes me want to see him in a straight drama."
- The Last O.G. has the narrative elements of a hard-hitting drama, explored through physical comedy and silly one-liners
- The Last O.G. is thoughtful, and likely to clash against the expectations of what a Tracy Morgan comedy should be
- It feels like a reluctant comedy as Morgan comes to terms with himself at a fictional remove
- Working opposite Morgan, Tiffany Haddish dials down her renowned ability to play crazy in service of her character
- The Last O.G. seems overburdened, as if scurrying from one theme to the next
- "I've been thinking about this show for eight years," says Morgan
- Co-creator Jordan Peele and Morgan recall meeting, with Morgan saying: "You gotta get that guy Jordan. I wanna be a part of that magic"
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:44AM EDT
Ryan Murphy jokingly announces American Crime Story: Who Bit Beyonce?
"It's happening," Murphy posted on Instagram in response to Tiffany Haddish's revelation that an unnamed actress bit Beyonce at a party. "Who should play Beyonce?" ALSO: Sarah Michelle Gellar says Buffy is the mysterious biter.
# TOPICS: Ryan Murphy, FX, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Beyonce, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tiffany Haddish
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 10:04PM EDT
Tiffany Haddish on hosting the Oscars: "That would be a dream come true"
“At the end of the day, I would love to do something like that,” Haddish said at SXSW in reaction to Twitter users insisting that she and Maya Rudolph become Oscar hosts after their hilarious presentation. “That would be a dream come true. I know my father would be extremely proud if I got to do that. As long as I get a paycheck.”
Posted Tuesday 3/06/18 at 7:31AM EST
Jimmy Kimmel: We had lawyers with stopwatches carefully tabulating the length of Oscar winner speeches
Kimmel kicked off his talk show Monday night by explaining how his jet ski bit ended up being mired in legalese. “Once we decided to do it, because it was technically a contest, the legal department had to come up with rules and guidelines for it,” Kimmel said. “Do we start the timer when the winner’s name is called — so they have to rush to the stage? Well we couldn’t do that because that would be unfair to the winners in the back and people wearing heels — and tight dresses – and you do not want to get in a legal dispute over a personal watercraft. That’s how people get killed.” Kimmel also revealed that the hot dog cannon was specially made for the Oscars broadcast.
- Kimmel insists he won't host the Oscars a third time: “No, it’s enough already,” he told Ryan Seacrest
- Conservative media decries the "phony," "divisive," "offensive" "in-your-face politics" of the Oscars
- Oscar ratings decline comes after the Super Bowl and Grammy saw big drops
- The "smug celebs-meet-the-normies Oscar skits" need to die
- Unbeknownst to Kimmel, his mom baked Oscar cookies and passed them around in the audience
- Tiffany Haddish interrupted her red carpet chat with Kimmel sidekick Guillermo to chase down Meryl Streep
- Jordan Peele posed his Oscar facing his Emmy: "This is exactly what it looked like watching my wife give birth"
Posted Monday 3/05/18 at 2:51PM EST
Why ABC shouldn't be too worried about the worst-ever Oscar ratings
Sure, the Oscar ratings freefall looks bad, particularly with early numbers predicting that viewership will fall below 30 million for the first time ever. But ABC should come out of this year's ceremony okay. "While ratings for Sunday night’s show will prompt a flurry of negative headlines, odds are they won’t make a huge difference to ABC’s bottom line," says Josef Adalian. "Consider: Even though the 2017 Academy Awards scored the second-smallest audience ever, the Alphabet network was able to charge about 10 percent more for ad time on this year’s show, according to reports in multiple TV-industry trades." As Adalian notes, ratings are down across television, so the lower Oscar ratings are part of a broad trend. "Why are advertisers paying more for fewer eyeballs?" asks Adalian. "Simple: With TV ratings down across the board — even the Super Bowl stumbled this year — it’s harder than ever to reach really big audiences all at once." He also points out that the Oscars are still a great way for ABC to promote its TV shows. "Even if only one or two of the new shows hyped last night get a boost from the Oscars advertising, it’ll be a big win for ABC," he says.
- UPDATE: 90th Oscars was the least-watched with 26.5 million viewers
- Should Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph host next year's Oscars?
- Female presenter pairings were a meaningful highlight of the night
- What a difference a year makes: President Trump was barely name-checked last night
- Did Jimmy Kimmel's jet ski bit work?
- No one really tried to win that jet ski
- Police arrest man for allegedly stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar statue -- and posting a video!
- Chloe Kim invites McDormand snowboarding after Oscars shout-out
- Anna Faris on Mom co-star Allison Janney's victory: “Allison won!!! And I got to hold it!!!! It’s heavy as sh*t!!!”
- Mad Men cast reunited at an Oscar party
- Lake Havasu Visitor Center invites jet ski winner Mark Bridges on an all-expenses paid trip
- The Lonely Island released an Oscars-themed music video "claiming" it was supposed to be shown last night
- The Godfather actor Carmine Caridi -- the only person before Harvey Weinstein to be booted from the Academy -- was "flabbergasted" to hear his name: "I'm not mad at Jimmy. He did exonerate me in a way, by comparing the penalties"
# TOPICS: 90th Academy Awards, ABC, Mad Men, Allison Janney, Anna Faris, Carmine Caridi, Jimmy Kimmel, Mark Bridges, Maya Rudolph, Tiffany Haddish, Award Shows, The Lonely Island, Ratings, Trump Presidency
Posted Monday 3/05/18 at 8:45AM EST
Jimmy Kimmel presided over a boring Oscar ceremony, but that was probably a good thing
Source: The Washington Post
"Boring Oscar shows aren’t the worst thing in the world," says Hank Stuever, adding that "a boring Oscar show is good for an industry trying to shuck off its past." Thanks to Kimmel, says Stuever, "the show has blessedly become more efficient — and thanks to a host such as Kimmel, less of an extravaganza of ego. It was only five years ago, after all, that host Seth MacFarlane opened — very badly, especially in hindsight — with a song called 'We Saw Your Boobs,' about actresses who have done on-screen nudity. In his second year, Kimmel has shown that the telecast needn’t be anything but sharp and sure, with a funny host whose bits are manageable, shareable and — best of all — forgotten. We’re not making showbiz history here; we’re just trying to get through another Oscar night."
- Early ratings show Oscars eyeing an all-time low
- Kimmel was needed more than wanted: This was the year that the host needed to fade into the background
- Kimmel was charming if predictable, but we got a glimpse of a potential riskier ceremony with Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph
- It felt like this Oscars show was in a stalemated battle with itself, but it finally settled on a message
- The ceremony was a rollercoaster when it came to progress: Two steps forward, three steps back
- Kimmel worked to keep the tone light and the outrage to a minimum
- Here's an idea: Lose the "We love the movies!" montages and ditch the stunt gags
- Kimmel's theater stunt was the biggest time-waster: Oscar hosts should quit with these "smug, unfunny stars-are-just-regular-folks moments"
- The Oscars attempt to be "woke AF" this year "almost" felt sincere
- As promised, Tiffany Haddish's Oscar dress was the same one she wore for on SNL and the Girls Trip premiere
- Kimmel left each of the 3,400 audience members an Oscars-themed lunchbox with snacks and a handwritten note
- Frances McDormand delivered one of the best Oscar speeches in years
- Jet ski winner says his short speech was an "accident"
- What did McDormand mean when she demanded an "Inclusion Rider"?
- Kimmel ended the Oscars telecast -- as he did at the Emmys -- with a shout-out to The Howard Stern Show