President Trump, or rather comedian Anthony Atamanuik portraying him, came by "The Daily Show" Tuesday night to promote his own Comedy Central series "The President Show," which debuts Thursday after Trevor Noah's half-hour.
Although Alec Baldwin still wears the title of America's Trump — for now — Atamanuik, who honed his impression in a series of "Trump vs. Bernie" mock debates with James Adomian, does an impressive turn as the commander in chief, getting the vagueness, the rapid swings in tone, the weird softness and the wandering syntax.
Noah began the segment without faux-Trump, commenting on the looming/not looming government shutdown, the president's claim that human trafficking is "probably worse now than at any time in the history of this world" ("You know who told him that?" Noah asked. "His good friend Frederick Douglass") and the downgrading of the border wall to maybe a fence, maybe a blimp, or whatever: "Pretty soon it's just gonna be a ditch, and then it'll just be stern words – no crossing, no crossing, bad Mexican, no."
In an odd coincidence, the Fox drama series "Shots Fired" will air what amounts to a tribute of sorts to the late Jonathan Demme tonight with a previously scheduled episode that Demme directed.
The Oscar-winning Demme, who died Wednesday morning from complications of esophageal cancer, had occasionally ventured into the world of TV in recent years, directing episodes of AMC's "The Killing" and HBO's "Enlightenment." He won the Oscar for best director in 1992 for "Silence of the Lambs."
Speaking on Fox 11's "Good Day L.A." Wednesday morning, "Shots Fired" actor Aisha Hinds said of her experience workign with the director, "Jonathan Demme came in and truly brought a huge, open heart. . . he certainly has left an incredible fingerprint on this earth, his legacy is broad in so many ways."
We could not do today what we did then. We used to have a 28-piece orchestra. We used to do medleys of songs, and now the estates won't let you do more than 10 seconds of a song or you have to pay. Then we had singers and dancers and costumes and all of that scenery. It was a mini-Broadway show every week. So now when they just do these reality shows … what [is the budget]? $1.98 and car fare? It is not show business.
Chris Soules of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" was arrested overnight in Iowa and arraigned Tuesday morning on a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal crash.
The "Dancing With the Stars" alum, 35, was arrested at 1:16 a.m. Tuesday, a jail official told the Des Moines Register. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Department confirmed to the newspaper that the arrest was in connection with an accident that happened at 8:20 p.m. Monday in which a pickup truck rear-ended a tractor north of Aurora, Iowa.
Both vehicles went into ditches on opposite sides of the road, according to an Iowa State Patrol report obtained by the Register. Soules abandoned his truck in the ditch and left the scene on foot, the report said. The driver of the tractor, described by a sheriff's deputy as an older man, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A range of stars from Broadway and musical theater will come together for the upcoming "Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!," a civic-minded charity event coming UCLA's Royce Hall on May 24.
Acts include Chita Rivera, Cheyenne Jackson of “American Horror Story,” Rachel Bloom of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," Jane Lynch of "Glee" and scores of others.
This is the fifth edition of the show, and the first time it has come to Los Angeles. Hosts and creators Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley also founded Broadway for Orlando, an effort to help victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida.
After a yearlong absence, the team behind the EDM and hip-hop-driven HARD festivals will return to Fontana for a new edition of HARD Summer.
DJ Snake, Justice, Snoop Dogg (performing his classic LP "Doggystyle") and the Skrillex/Boys Noize project Dog Blood are at the top of the bill for this year's event, slated for Aug. 5 and 6 at the Auto Club Speedway of California.
On Monday, Baio appeared on WABC radio's "The Bernie and Sid Show" and said, "If you do drugs or drink, you're going to die," before adding that he didn't actually know the circumstances surrounding the troubled actress's death.
"She was just an insecure human being and fell into this world of drugs and alcohol," Baio said during his radio appearance. "Again, I don’t know if that’s what killed her. I’m sure it was a culmination of years and years of doing it that might have had something to do with it. She just never found her way."