Mark Cuban was on "Hannity," Tuesday, where he spent the majority of the interview arguing with Sean Hannity about Donald Trump.
Comedian D.L. Hughley was hospitalized on Friday after collapsing on stage during a benefit stand-up performance at Nashville’s Zanies comedy club.“He was suffering from exhaustion after all the week’s work and travel, and was kept overnight at the hospital for tests under doctor’s orders,” his rep told TheWrap on Saturday morning. “He is awake and feeling better, and wishes to thank everyone for the very kind prayers and thoughts.”During his second performance of the night, part of a Juneteenth fundraiser that Hughley was hosting, the comic began slurring his words while seated on a stool on stage and then stopped speaking. According to video of the event posted on social media, a man rushed from off stage to assist Hughley as he appeared to faint. He was soon carried off the stage by a team of men.DL Hughley passed out during his stand-up show at Zanies Nashville tonight. Prayers up for him! pic.twitter.com/qoE1CzbqHf— Brooks Golightly (@brooklynluv) June 20, 2020Also Read: Terry Crews Asks DL Hughley If He Should 'Slap the S-- Out of' Him for Mocking His Sexual Assault StoryHughley was performing as part of the “Juneteenth Social Awareness-Thon,” an event aimed at promoting Black empowerment and education while also raising money for Master Growers’ “Clean Hands for All” charity, which delivers bottles of hand sanitizer to urban communities to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.The event, which also featured performances by Snoop Dogg, TLC, Master P and Anthony Anderson, was livestreamed on Facebook.Read original story DL Hughley Hospitalized After Collapsing on Stage During Nashville Stand-Up Gig At TheWrap
Matt Damon emerged from a bedroom in the background after Kimmel announced he was taking a couple months off over the summer.
“The Bold and the Beautiful” has found a creative way to film its intimate sex scenes in the social distancing era: Using blow-up dolls.“We have some life-like blow up dolls that have been sitting around here for the past 15 years, that we’ve used for various other stories — (like) when people were presumed dead,” Bradley Bell, executive producer and head writer, told Forbes. “We’re dusting off the dolls and putting new wigs and make-up on them and they’ll be featured in love scenes.”Bell added that for intimate scenes that also involve touching (and a live body that can move), they will use actors’ spouses, provided they test negative for COVID-19.Also Read: 'The Bold and the Beautiful' to Become First U.S. Series to Return to Production Following COVID-19The CBS soap opera returned to its Television City soundstage on Wednesday, becoming the first U.S. television series to get back to work following the three-month shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, the series was renewed for two more seasons, which will take it through Season 35 and 2022. The hope is for new original episodes to begin airing in early-to-mid July, though no airdate has been set yet.The cast and crew will be tested for coronavirus daily as part of the health protocol. “The Bold and the Beautiful” has also hired a COVID-19 director who will be on set at all times to make sure proper protocols are followed as set forth by L.A. County, the City of Los Angeles, and each of the Hollywood guilds. The series will also be allowing fewer cast and crew on set per day than before, or they will be asked to come in shifts. All will be required to social distance themselves and wear face masks at all times, with an exception made for actors who are filming a scene.Read original story ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Will Use Blow-Up Dolls for Sex Scenes At TheWrap
Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart thinks the Black Lives Matter protests that have erupted across the United States in recent weeks might finally lead to more accountability due to the increased size and intensity of those rallies in the wake of George Floyd’s death.“Maybe. Look, every advancement toward equality has come with the spilling of blood. Then, when that’s over, a defensiveness from the group that had been doing the oppressing,” Stewart told the New York Times Magazine in an interview published Monday. “There’s always this begrudging sense that black people are being granted something, when it’s white people’s lack of being able to live up to the defining words of the birth of the country that is the problem. There’s a lack of recognition of the difference in our system. Chris Rock used to do a great bit: ”No white person wants to change places with a black person. They don’t even want to exchange places with me, and I’m rich.’ It’s true. There’s not a white person out there who would want to be treated like even a successful black person in this country. And if we don’t address the why of that treatment, the how is just window dressing.”Stewart added: “You know, we’re in a bizarre time of quarantine. White people lasted six weeks and then stormed a state building with rifles, shouting: ‘Give me liberty! This is causing economic distress! I’m not going to wear a mask, because that’s tyranny!’ That’s six weeks versus 400 years of quarantining a race of people. The policing is an issue, but it’s the least of it. We use the police as surrogates to quarantine these racial and economic inequalities so that we don’t have to deal with them.”Also Read: Jay Pharoah Says LAPD Officer Knelt on His Neck, Shares Security FootageStewart has — for the most part — removed himself entirely from the entertainment industry since leaving “The Daily Show” in Trevor Noah’s hands in 2015, with the exception of making a handful of appearances on pal Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” and to be an advocate for various political causes he backs. He’s reappearing now to promote political satire “Irresistible,” a film written and directed by Stewart, which is coming out amid a pandemic and the resurgence of BLM protests (a situation that Stewart compares to “showing up to a plane crash with a chocolate bar”).The former Comedy Central late-night host told NYT Magazine that the killing of Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day is part of a “cycle” and “in some ways, the issue is that we’re addressing the wrong problem.”“We continue to make this about the police — the how of it. How can they police? Is it about sensitivity and de-escalation training and community policing? All that can make for a less-egregious relationship between the police and people of color. But the how isn’t as important as the why, which we never address,” Stewart said. “The police are a reflection of a society. They’re not a rogue alien organization that came down to torment the black community. They’re enforcing segregation. Segregation is legally over, but it never ended. The police are, in some respects, a border patrol, and they patrol the border between the two Americas. We have that so that the rest of us don’t have to deal with it. Then that situation erupts, and we express our shock and indignation. But if we don’t address the anguish of a people, the pain of being a people who built this country through forced labor — people say, ”I’m tired of everything being about race.” Well, imagine how [expletive] exhausting it is to live that.”Also Read: Watch Dave Chappelle Respond to George Floyd's Death in Surprise Netflix Special '8:46' (Video)Stewart says “police brutality is an organic offshoot of the dehumanization of those power structures.”“There are always going to be consequences of authority. When you give someone a badge and a gun, that’s going to create its own issues, and there’s no question that those issues can be addressed with greater accountability,” he added. “It can be true that you can value and admire the contribution and sacrifice that it takes to be a law-enforcement officer or an emergency medical worker in this country and yet still feel that there should be standards and accountability. Both can be true. But I still believe that the root of this problem is the society that we’ve created that contains this schism, and we don’t deal with it, because we’ve outsourced our accountability to the police.”Read original story Jon Stewart on Black Lives Matter Protests: ‘Every Advancement Toward Equality Has Come With the Spilling of Blood’ At TheWrap
Rebel Wilson has said the removal of her former flatmate Matt Lucas' show 'Little Britain' from streaming services is 'crazy'.
TV writer and former journalist Jas Waters has died at the age of 39.The news was confirmed in a statement from the “This Is Us” writers Twitter account on Wednesday. No cause of death was given.“The entire ThisIsUs family was devastated to learn of Jas Waters passing,” the statement read. “In our time together, Jas left her mark on us and ALL over the show. She was a brilliant storyteller and a force of nature. We send our deepest sympathies to her loved ones. She was one of us. RIP @JasFly.”Also Read: 'This Is Us' May Not Resume Production Until January 2021Waters was a writer on the show in its second season. Her other TV credits include Comedy Central’s “Hood Adjacent With James Davis,” VH1’s “The Breaks,” and, most recently, “Kidding” at Showtime. She also has a story by credit on the Taraji P. Henson feature “What Men Want.”In his own statement, “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman remembered Waters as a “brilliant” writer and storyteller. “Jas was absolutely brilliant and had so many stories still to tell,” he said. “She made an indelible mark on our show and my heart breaks for her loved ones.”Prior to working as a screenwriter, Waters, who also went by JasFly, served as a columnist for Vibe magazine.Also Read: 64 Biggest 'This Is Us' Tearjerker Moments - So Far (Photos)Waters discussed her journey to becoming a screenwriter in a 2018 interview with Shadow and Act. “By the time I was 8 or 9, I was like Roger Ebert,” she said at the time. “I had such a grasp on what made a movie good; what made a story good. I’m also a poor Black kid who grew up in an old folks home. So I understand ground-level life, and I bring that perspective to everything I write.”“From the moment I got here, the rules didn’t apply to me,” she said. “If the basic rules of raising a kid didn’t apply to me, then nothing else really applies to me. So I just had to figure it out. There were several times in my life that I found to be very confining. But as I look back on it, it was very freeing.”The entire ThisIsUs family was devastated to learn of Jas Waters passing. In our time together, Jas left her mark on us and ALL over the show. She was a brilliant storyteller and a force of nature. We send our deepest sympathies to her loved ones. She was one of us. RIP @JasFly. pic.twitter.com/cmrh2OO8of— ThisIsUsWriters (@ThisIsUsWriters) June 10, 2020Read original story Jas Waters, ‘This Is Us’ and ‘Kidding’ Writer, Dies at 39 At TheWrap
MTV has cut ties with “The Challenge” competitor Dee Nguyen after comments she made about the Black Lives Matter movement drew criticism from both the show’s fans and her fellow cast members.“As a result of Dee Nguyen’s offensive comments on the Black Lives Matter movement, we have severed ties with her,” read a statement on the show’s official Twitter account. “Out of respect for our Challengers, we’ll air our season as planned. We strongly condemn systemic racism and stand with those raising their voices against injustice.”The account also linked to a list of resources for combating racism. “We stand united against racism and urge you to join us in taking action to end racism, discrimination, and systemic violence,” the statement said.Also Read: MTV Is 'Exploring' Options for Live VMAs From Brooklyn in AugustNguyen came under fire over the weekend for multiple since-deleted social media posts referencing the anti-racism movement and the recent upswell of Black Lives Matter protests.According to Jezebel, the comments came when Nguyen was criticized by an Instagram commenter for participating in the “Black Out Tuesday” trend, which critics said did little to support the actual activist movement that has captured the nation’s attention. “Wake up! People are dying,” read the comment, to which Nguyen replied: “People die every f—ing day.”Nguyen later took the matter to Twitter with a tweet that read, “IDK why some of you think I’m anti-BLM. I’ve been saying that since the day I lost my virginity.”Nguyen’s fellow “Challenge” cast members were some of the most vocal in responding to her comments. Black competitors Bayleigh Dayton and Swaggy C. were among those who spoke out on Twitter, with Dayton saying she was “disgusted and disappointed” by the remarks. Swaggy accused Nguyen of using the Black Lives Matter movement “for clout.”In addition to appearing on the current season of “The Challenge,” Nguyen was also part of fellow “Challenge” star Wes Bergmann’s Patreon series “Friends and Benefits.” In a tweet, Bergmann said he had also cut ties with Nguyen.Also Read: Michael B Jordan Urges Hollywood to 'Commit to Black Hiring' at BLM ProtestNguyen apologized for the comments in a statement shared on both Twitter and Instagram on Monday.“The last 24hrs have made me realised what is important and that is forgiveness,” she wrote. “I would like to offer my sincerest apology to my colleagues to whom I have hurt directly and indirectly due to my insensitive remarks. Let me be clear I am a POC that cares about BLM. I believe in this movement and I’m stepping away from social media to focus on my wellbeing and mental health. This is not a goodbye, it’s a I will see you again.”Nguyen is an alum of the U.K.’s “Geordie Shore” who began appearing on “The Challenge” in 2019.Read original story MTV Fires ‘The Challenge’ Cast Member Dee Nguyen Over Black Lives Matter Comments At TheWrap
The Washington Post took a dive Thursday into the charitable giving of the 50 wealthiest people and families in America, revealing that many of them — like the paper’s owner Jeff Bezos — didn’t contribute “much, when accounting for their vast personal fortunes,” as the coronavirus ravaged the American economy and killed thousands.The paper did not shy away from shining a critical light on its owner.“Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest man in the world with a fortune of $143 billion and who is also the owner of The Washington Post, gave $100 million to Feeding America and up to $25 million for All in WA, a statewide relief effort in Washington,” the Post noted. “For the median American, Bezos’ giving is the equivalent of donating $85. His aerospace company, Blue Origin, pledged to 3-D print face shields for front line workers but did not disclose the value of that contribution.”Also Read: CNN Disputes Trump's Chris Cuomo Jab: 'Surely You Have More Important Issues Than TV Ratings'The Post heralded only two billionaires for stepping “into the spotlight”: Bill Gates and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey. While the paper highlighted Gates’ leadership during the crisis and the work done by his foundation, it noted, “In terms of donations from his personal wealth, for the median American donor, Gates’s giving to date equates to about $283.”Comparatively, the Post found, Dorsey’s giving equated to $27,000 for the median American.The 50 wealthiest people and families surveyed for the project have a collective net worth of nearly $1.6 trillion. Their publicly announced donations amounted to $1 billion or so, “which sounds like a lot of money but adds up to less than .1 percent of their combined wealth,” said the Post.“More than half of these billionaires have publicly donated cash and a few say they have given something — money or in-kind contributions — but declined to specify how much. But almost a third have not announced any donations and declined to comment or did not reply to requests for comment,” it said.Read original story Washington Post Uncovers Owner Jeff Bezos’ 2020 Charitable Gifts: Equivalent to $85 for Median American At TheWrap
Ellen DeGeneres spoke out on the Black Lives Matter movement Tuesday, days after deleting her first attempt to address the matter on Twitter.In a video posted on her Instagram account, the talk show host said she was “so sad” and “so angry” over the “people” who are “getting away with murder” — but not before giving a disclaimer to her many internet critics whom she expects will be “in disagreement with what I say.”“I haven’t spoken directly because I don’t know what to say. I am so sad and I am so angry, and I know I’m not going to say the right thing,” DeGeneres began. “I know there are going to be a lot of people who are going to be in disagreement with what I say. But I have a platform and I have a voice and I have always stood for equality.”Also Read: The LAPD Instigated a Riot, Falsely Arrested Me and Now I'm a BLM Activist (Guest Blog)Earlier this week, the talk show host was caught deleting a tweet that showed support for the Black Lives Matter movement after Twitter users responded with criticisms that her message was too vague and implored her to show proof of where she’s donated to help the movement. She later replaced the deleted tweet with a thread listing where she had made donations and pledging her support to protesters who are “standing up against the horrible injustices that Black people in America face everyday.”DeGeneres has been under fire over the past several months, ever since a photo of her attending a sports game with former president George W. Bush went viral, leading many to criticize her for being friends with “war criminals.” She also came under fire in early April over a comment she made during an at-home taping of her talk show in which she compared self-isolating at her mansion in Los Angeles to “being in jail.”Now, DeGeneres is vowing to continue to “be the voice for people who felt like they didn’t have a voice.”Also Read: LAPD's Public Zoom Call Over Protests Turns Into Nonstop Demands for Chief to Resign (Video)“I know what that feels like,” she wrote. “And maybe you don’t agree with how it’s coming out, but you have to understand it, and then we can heal it. I just, I’m just so sorry that it’s come to this. I really don’t know what to say other than this has gone on way, way, way too long. People have gotten away with murder and that’s what’s happening.”Watch the full video below:View this post on Instagram Sign a petition. Make a donation. Get informed. Make a phone call. Do it all from the link in my bio.A post shared by Ellen DeGeneres (@theellenshow) on Jun 1, 2020 at 2:08pm PDTRead original story Ellen DeGeneres Attempts a Do-Over on BLM Statement: ‘I Know I’m Not Gonna Say the Right Thing’ At TheWrap
The little singer from Toronto, Canada, blew the judges away with her performance of the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper hit “Shallow.”
CNN’s public relations department responded to a tweet from President Donald Trump Tuesday and suggested he had “more important issues” to contend with than taking jabs at the success of the network’s primetime hosts.“Yesterday was a bad day for the Cuomo Brothers. New York was lost to the looters, thugs, Radical Left, and all others forms of Lowlife & Scum. The Governor refuses to accept my offer of a dominating National Guard. NYC was ripped to pieces. Likewise, Fredo’s ratings are down 50%!” the president declared on Twitter, referring to CNN primetime anchor Chris Cuomo as “Fredo.”“Surely you have more important issues than TV ratings to address. But since you’ve made it a priority, we’ll correct the record,” came the reply from CNN’s PR shop. “@ChrisCuomo has had his highest ratings in history for the past two months.”Also Read: Fox News Wins Total Viewers for Weekend Protest Coverage, CNN Tops Key DemoMonthly Nielsen research ratings were released Tuesday, though the president’s statistic more closely matched one from a Daily Mail piece released over the weekend. Rather than monthly ratings, the Mail compared Cuomo’s peak with the previous week, reporting “Cuomo Prime Time” ratings plummeted 49% since he announced his coronavirus diagnosis in March.According to Tuesday’s new monthly ratings report from CNN, the network had its most-watched May ever in total-day and primetime viewership. “Cuomo Prime Time” was CNN’s top-rated program for the month among total viewers, bringing in an average of 1,948,000. In the advertiser-coveted age demographic of viewers 25-to-54, it saw an average of 513,000.Meanwhile, Trump-favored network Fox News hit some milestones, too, logging its 47th consecutive month in the top spot across all of cable in total-day viewership and 221st consecutive month as the top-rated cable news network in total viewers across both total-day and primetime.Read original story CNN Disputes Trump’s Chris Cuomo Jab: ‘Surely You Have More Important Issues Than TV Ratings’ At TheWrap
NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson thanked Fallon for his apology, calling it courageous and authentic.
If you’ve been online over the last few months, you’ve no doubt seen a huge spike in a meme where the name Karen is used to mock a specific kind of racist white woman. But you might not be sure what actually qualifies someone to be a “Karen.” So on Friday’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher provided some helpful tips for white women who want to know if they fit the bill.The gag came during the show’s mid point, immediately after he had discussed the situation involving Amy Cooper, a white woman in New York who on Monday was caught on cell phone video making a false police report against Christian Cooper (no relation), a black man who asked her to put a leash on her dog.“People called this woman a ‘Karen.’ This is a new term but not a new concept,” Maher said. “We’ve had Clueless White Girl, and Becky I think is in this tradition. It’s a white woman of privilege, sometimes racist. It’s hard to define, so we thought we would, as a public service, for any middle-aged white women who wonder, ‘maybe I am a Karen,’ tell you some signs.”Also Read: Mark Zuckerberg Says Trump's Minneapolis Shooting Post Did Not Violate Facebook's PoliciesAnd so it is Maher unveiled those signs, which we’ll list below:“In high school, you were voted most likely to make a citizen’s arrest. Yeah, that would be one.”“You park in the handicap spot because of a gluten intolerance.”“You threatened to call immigration during a pedicure.”“When you’re at the baseball stadium and your team loses you demand to speak to the manager.”“When Samuel L Jackson says, ‘What’s in your wallet?’ you pepper spray the TV. That’s a definite sign.”“You go on a Facebook rant about how the Asian section in the supermarket keeps getting bigger.”“You repeatedly cancel Ubers until you get a driver with a ‘normal’ name.”“And when a friend says, ‘this is my fiancee,’ you say, ‘this is America, damn it, speak English!’.”Read original story Bill Maher Provides a List of Signs to Help White Women Know if They’re a ‘Karen’ At TheWrap
Christian Cooper, who took a video of a white woman appearing to call the cops on him in Central Park, appeared on “The View” Thursday to discuss the reaction to his video, saying he’s been “uncomfortable” with some of the fallout. Amy Cooper has lost her job and her dog and has been receiving death threats.“First of all, about the death threats: I’ve been unequivocal about that ever since I found out she was getting them. It’s abhorrent and it’s contrary. If you think what she did was wrong — that she was trying to bring death by cop down on my head — then there is absolutely no way you can justify then turning around and putting a death threat on her head. So that’s got to stop. That’s not acceptable. Everything else that’s happened to her — I don’t — I’m uncomfortable with defining someone by a couple of seconds of what they’ve done,” Cooper said.He went on to call it a “stressful situation” and “moment of very poor judgement,” though he pointed out “there is no excusing that it was a racist act.”Also Read: Trump Retweets Video of Supporter Saying 'The Only Good Democrat is a Dead Democrat'The clip was posted on Twitter Monday by Cooper’s sister, who also appeared on “The View.” She wrote in the post, “Oh, when Karens take a walk with their dogs off leash in the famous Bramble in NY’s Central Park, where it is clearly posted on signs that dogs MUST be leashed at all times, and someone like my brother (an avid birder) politely asks her to put her dog on the leash.”In the clip, the woman is seen threatening to call the cops on Cooper while holding her dog by the collar. She places a phone call and repeatedly identifies Cooper, a Harvard graduate and NYC Audubon Society board member, as “African American.” The dog rescue from which she got her dog posted an update Monday saying she voluntarily surrendered the animal after the “concerned public” reached out to the organization. On Tuesday, her employer, Franklin Templeton, announced she had been fired from her position as a head of insurance portfolio management. She subsequently issued a public apology.“Does that define her entire life? I don’t know. Only she can tell us if that defines her entire life by what she does going forward and what she’s done in the past,” Cooper told “The View” Thursday. “I can’t answer that so the frenzy makes me uncomfortable.”Central Park birdwatcher Christian Cooper tells us even though the viral incident “was a racist act,” he’s “uncomfortable with defining someone by a couple of seconds of what they’ve done” and condemns the death threats made against her. https://t.co/6kPvPIdBL9 pic.twitter.com/vkrajmTHrn— The View (@TheView) May 28, 2020Read original story Christian Cooper ‘Uncomfortable’ That White Woman Who Called the Cops on Him Lost Her Job At TheWrap
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