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Posted Thursday 10/25/18 at 1:26PM EDT
Mark Burnett will not be prosecuted in fight with Tom Arnold
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office opted not to prosecute after Arnold filed a battery charge after his altercation last month with the reality TV producer over Donald Trump's Apprentice tapes.
Posted Monday 10/22/18 at 10:25PM EDT
The Hunt for the Trump Tapes is finished, but Tom Arnold vows to carry on his search
Viceland only intended to run one season of Arnold's recently completed reality show, according to Deadline. Still, Arnold is not done searching for the Donald Trump Apprentice tapes. “I am not quitting until I get all the tapes or Trump resigns, which ever happens first," he says. "Every day both things get closer to happening.”
Posted Tuesday 10/09/18 at 6:10PM EDT
Watch Tom Arnold and Dean Cain get in a heated argument
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The former Lois & Clark star was upset with Arnold for tweeting last month that he was "another @realDonaldTrump loving fake Christian coward which makes Dean Cain anti-LGBTQ & racist. #complicit.” Cain tweeted in response: "Tom, you're a cowardly, slanderous weasel." The Two found themselves this morning in Larry King's studio. “I’ve always supported gay rights … Let me finish for a second. You’re giving me guilt by association,” Cain told Arnold. The two ended their argument by hugging it out.
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 2:44PM EDT
Tom Arnold says "oh my god" after learning Roseanne Conner's fate on live TV
"Wait, I hadn’t heard. Is that true? Oh my god!” Arnold said on Watch What Happens Live when asked about Roseanne Barr's supposed spoiler on how The Conners plan to kill off her character.
Posted Tuesday 9/25/18 at 6:56PM EDT
Tom Arnold and Megyn Kelly got into a heated argument over Mark Burnett and Brett Kavanaugh
Source: The Daily Beast
Kelly tried grilling Arnold on last week's confrontation with Burnett on this morning's edition of Megyn Kelly Today. But the interview turned into Arnold confronting Kelly, accusing her of defending U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh. “You keep defending Kavanaugh and those guys, maybe you can defend me for one second here!” he said. Kelly responded: “No, I won’t. And I’m not defending Kavanaugh, I’m asking for a fair hearing.”
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 10:47PM EDT
Tom Arnold's The Hunt for the Trump Tapes is an infuriating unwatchable disaster designed to bring him back to the spotlight
Arnold is among the many "opportunists" who've used the Trump presidency to reinvent themselves as a kind of anti-Trump activist, says Scott Meslow. Viceland's The Hunt for the Trump Tapes, he says, "purports to chronicle Arnold’s earnest effort to uncover audio or video evidence that could sink the Trump presidency. In reality, the whole thing is an elaborate vanity project designed to bring Tom Arnold back into the spotlight. By that measure, Trump Tapes has already been a success—leading to a lengthy Rolling Stone profile and a splashy celebrity feud (with Mark Burnett) and, yes, an article like this one, which is surely the first time in my career I have felt moved to write about Tom Arnold. The flaws of Trump Tapes begin with the show’s premise, which posits that an embarrassing video tape could derail the Trump presidency despite some extremely credible evidence to the contrary. But let’s play Arnold’s game and imagine (1) that there is a an as-yet uncovered video—a video that contains, say, Trump ordering some Russian prostitutes to pee on a bed meant for the Obama family—and (2) that the video could actually take Trump down. If that’s the mission Trump Tapes is setting for itself, it fails miserably."
- Is The Hunt for the Trump Tapes real or a put-on?: "I legitimately can't tell you if it is Arnold's attempt to do a Michael Moore-style exposé about Trump," says Daniel Fienberg, "or if it's a Curb Your Enthusiasm-style comedy about Arnold attempting to do a Moore-style exposé about Trump or if it's some uncomfortable and not truly successful hybrid in the middle in which the series wants to be both explosive and also hilarious when it's neither. So it's more Finding Bigfoot With Tom Arnold than Tom Arnold's The Jinx."
- It's repellent, captivating and one of the most honest portrayals of 2018 America
- Much of the series is dedicated to resurfacing stories that, while certainly outrageous, are, sadly, no longer remarkable
- Arnold excels at fighting narcissism with narcissism and spectacle with spectacle: "Like the bro-tastic Jimmy Kimmel, Arnold’s a better ambassador for anti-Trump sentiment than the likes of the smug Seth Meyers and the professorial Elizabeth Warren for the kinds of people who are attracted to volume and chest-thumping confidence," says Inkoo Kang. "Arnold’s can’t-stop-getting-into-political-arguments-with-strangers-on-Facebook energy goes a long way in The Hunt for the Trump Tapes, particularly when he injects some self-aware humor about his status as a has-been."
- Arnold tweeted then deleted that "LAPD is having a very hard time locating Mark Burnett"
Posted Monday 9/17/18 at 4:43PM EDT
Tom Arnold files a police battery report against Mark Burnett
“We can confirm a battery report was made at the West L.A. station. No arrest was made,” an LAPD spokesman tells Deadline. Arnold alleged last night that The Apprentice producer tried to choke him at a pre-Emmys party. Arnold says he has several witnesses, including Kevin Bacon and his actress daughter Sosie Bacon. Arnold has been targeting Burnett for months, even saying in an interview with Salon that he planned to confront Burnett at the Emmys. Arnold's new Viceland show, The Hunt for the Trump Tapes, premieres on Tuesday.
- An eyewitness tells ET that Arnold "basically ambushed" Burnett
- An eyewitness tells TMZ "Arnold came charging" at Burnett and Roma Downey and "pushed" Burnett." An altercation ensued, and Arnold ripped the crucifix off of Burnett's neck.
- Burnett's rep says he has "nothing to say at the moment"
Posted Monday 9/17/18 at 7:37AM EDT
Tom Arnold accuses Mark Burnett of choking him at a pre-Emmys party
Alyson Hannigan was among those witnessed a physical altercation between Arnold and Burnett Sunday night at a fundraiser for the Motion Picture Television Fund in Century City. "Walked n2 party behind Tom Arnold and saw him & Mark Burnett get into a fight!" she tweeted. "Thought it was a joke until security jumped in! #WhyIstayhome." Variety reports "a source with knowledge of the situation said it involved shoving but it was unclear who made the first move." Arnold, whose Viceland series The Hunt For The Trump Tapes premieres Tuesday, has been publicly feuding with Burnett over unreleased Apprentice tapes of Trump allegedly making racist and sexist remarks. Arnold tweeted: "Mark Burnett just went apesh*t & choked me at this huge Emmy party then he ran away with his torn Pink shirt & missing gold chain. I’m waiting for LAPD." An hour later, Roma Downey posted a picture of her hand, tweeting: "Got this bruise tonight when Tom Arnold tried to ambush my husband Mark and me at a charity event. Is your TV show worth it Tom? Please stop." Arnold responded to Downey's tweet: "Bullsh*t. You lie your crazy husband attacked me you psycho. I’m filing police report & suing you for defamation." Arnold also tweeted there is tape of the incident. Burnett could not be reached by Variety for comment. ALSO: Arnold claims that The Apprentice tapes were handed to Ronan Farrow on Sunday.
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 1:39PM EDT
Tom Arnold slams Mark Burnett for protecting Trump in rambling Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"There's two people who have never called me a liar about the N-word tape: Donald Trump and Mark Burnett, because they know it's true," Arnold said while promoting Viceland's The Hunt for the Trump Tapes. ALSO: Watch the new The Hunt for the Trump Tapes trailer.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Tom Arnold: I've become estranged from the producers of Viceland's The Hunt for the Trump Tapes
Source: Rolling Stone
“They’re f*cking idiots,” Arnold says of his producers in a Rolling Stone profile, in which he tells of screaming matches he's had over his upcoming show. Arnold says he and the showrunner got into an argument backstage at the recent TV press tour. “Get the f*ck out of my face,” Arnold says he told him.
Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 1:45PM EDT
Tom Arnold's The Hunt for the Trump Tapes premieres on Sept. 18
Arnold's Trump-themed eight-episode Viceland series is described as All the President’s Men meets Curb Your Enthusiasm. Meeting with critics at the TV press tour, Arnold said he doesn't care if the release of the "Trump tapes" makes no difference among President Trump's supporters. Arnold also ripped Mark Burnett: "I would love Mark Burnett, who sits at the prayer breakfast with (Trump), I'd like him to stand up and say, We had to cut out all the lies, sexual harassment and incompetence,'" said Arnold, who pointed out that his Viceland series spent a lot of time pushing Burnett to release the unaired Apprentice tapes. "He sits next to Donald Trump, and gives him cover. He never says one word. Mark Burnett says he's a Christian, and he lets that man do all that bullshit and he let a sexual harasser work on his show."
Posted Saturday 6/23/18 at 3:55AM EDT
Michael Cohen denies working with Tom Arnold on his new Viceland show: "He asked for a selfie"
In an interview with NBC News, Arnold said President Trump's former attorney was helping with his new Viceland show The Hunt for the Trump Tapes. He even posted a selfie to claim Cohen's involvement. "This dude has all the tapes — this dude has everything," he said. And in a bonkers CNN interview on Friday, Arnold said: “I’m going to spend the weekend with Michael Cohen. I’m spending the weekend hanging out with Michael Cohen. And there’s a lot going on.” Cohen responded by tweeting that, no, he's not working with Arnold: "Appreciate @TomArnold kind words about me as a great father, husband and friend," Cohen tweeted. "This was a chance, public encounter in the hotel lobby where he asked for a selfie. Not spending the weekend together, did not discuss being on his show nor did we discuss @POTUS. #done #ridiculous."
Posted Friday 6/22/18 at 11:17AM EDT
Tom Arnold says he interviewed Michael Cohen for his Viceland show: "This dude has all the tapes"
Source: NBC News
Arnold posted a photo of him and President Trump's embattled former attorney that he was says was part of an interview for his new show The Hunt for The Trump Tapes. "This dude has all the tapes — this dude has everything," Arnold tells NBC News. "I say to Michael, 'Guess what? We’re taking Trump down together, and he’s so tired he’s like, 'OK,' and his wife is like, 'OK, f*ck Trump,'" Arnold said, laughing.
Posted Wednesday 6/06/18 at 6:44PM EDT
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris was ready to go "crazy" in protest after Roseanne Barr's racist tweet
Barris, who in recent months has reportedly expressed frustration with ABC in wake of the pulling of a February Black-ish episode, said today he was ready to mount a PR blitz last Tuesday when he found out about the Roseanne tweet comparing Valerie Jarrett to Plant of the Apes. “I was literally coming out of the show and I was like f*ck this. I was going to go crazy. I was going to call my agent and go on (CNN’s) Don Lemon and other shows,” he said today at Variety's Path to Parity summit. But Barris said he first spoke to ABC executives, including ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey. “I was like, ‘I’m sorry guys’ and then I have to say, the response came in minutes," he said, adding that they told him a cancelation was impending. Barris said Roseanne's tweet was “an indefensible moment but at the same time, you hired a monster and then you asked why the monster was killing villagers."
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 10:48PM EDT
Report: ABC heard a Darlene-centered Roseanne spinoff pitch, but it wouldn't be ready by September
Sara Gilbert and fellow producers Tom Werner and Bruce Helford met on Monday with ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey to discuss a potential spinoff focusing on Darlene Conner, according to Variety. While prospects are looking good, ABC still has yet to resolve several issues, including how the network could proceed without Roseanne Barr benefitting financially. There is also the question of when it would launch. The earliest, according to Variety, is November. "Working in the spinoff’s favor," says Variety, "is the belief that curiosity would drive large audiences to the show’s premiere in much the same way that the Roseanne debut benefited from questions over whether and how Barr’s support for President Donald Trump would manifest itself onscreen."