Katie Rich, a “Saturday Night Live” writer who mocked Barron Trump, the youngest child of President Donald Trump, in a tweet during Friday’s inaugural festivities, has been suspended from the late-night comedy show.
Rich was suspended immediately after the tweet, and will be suspended indefinitely, according to a source familiar with the matter but not authorized to comment publicly.
In the original message, Rich predicted that 10-year-old Barron would become “the country’s first homeschool shooter.” The message was soon deleted by Rich, who also temporarily deactivated her personal Twitter account, but not before it drew widespread condemnation online.
I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I'm so sorry.
When Issa Rae first pitched her show "Insecure," one director suggested that she move it to New York. As filming got underway, she had to push to shoot in South L.A. neighborhoods. She was asked to film the fundraiser scenes in the San Fernando Valley for convenience. She refused.
Rae's South L.A. childhood wasn't the bullets-and-body-count world portrayed so often by Hollywood, she told the Los Angeles Times. The daughter of an Inglewood dentist, she grew up in View Park, an area sometimes called the "black Beverly Hills."
But all she saw on screens big and small was a depiction of the area as "the 'scary hood,'" she said. In her HBO series, she wanted to make her part of town "feel sexy," as has been done with so many other L.A. locales.
Stacey Dash's detractors are having the last laugh over news that the actress-turned-political commentator was let go from Fox News.
Although the vocal Trump supporter has been a pundit on Fox News since 2014, a representative told the Hollywood Reporter that she has been off the air since September, after the network declined to renew her contract.
Dash rose to fame for her role in 1995's "Clueless," but it was her outspoken conservative views that brought the actress back to the spotlight years later.
In his first statement as White House press secretary, Sean Spicer conveyed the top priority of his boss, America’s first reality-TV star/executive producer president. For Donald J. Trump, it was all about ratings, ratings, ratings.
“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the world,” insisted Spicer on Saturday to a pool of reporters, despite Nielsen ratings data and aerial crowd image estimates that showed Trump on the low end of first-term inaugural viewership and attendance. Reporters who stated otherwise, said Spicer, were peddling “false narratives.”
Instead of a message about eradicating Obamacare, defeating Islamic State or the immense responsibility of beginning a new term at the helm of the largest democracy in the world, Spicer was fighting a previously unthinkable idea — that Trump had failed to woo a crowd.
Keenly coupled with the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, Netflix released a teaser trailer for the fifth season of "House of Cards."
The series, which features a ruthless couple, Frank and Claire Underwood (Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright), manipulating their way to the top of the American political hierarchy, ended its fourth season in disarray, just two weeks before Underwood was up for re-election.
By the looks of things in the teaser, featuring the American flag flying upside down -- a symbol of distress and/or disrespect that the show has used since its inception -- Season 5 will see the Underwoods struggling with greater obstacles than ever before.
With the sound of helicopters hovering overhead, the country singer Lee Greenwood took a phone call on Thursday while standing backstage at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Greenwood, who is best known for his patriotic anthem “God Bless the U.S.A.,” was waiting in the wings for his afternoon gig an hour later as part of President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural concert.
If Greenwood didn’t sound nervous, it’s because he’d done this a few times before. The veteran hitmaker, who was born in Los Angeles and raised in Sacramento, has now performed during the inaugurations of every Republican president since Ronald Reagan.
Stephen Colbert said goodbye to the Obama administration the only way he knew how: by bringing back "Stephen Colbert."
Colbert's conservative blowhard persona, created on "The Daily Show," and host of "The Colbert Report" returned Thursday night — though for rights issues, "The Late Show" version is actually the identical cousin of "Stephen Colbert" — to bid a surprisingly fond farewell to President Obama.
During the segment, Colbert spoke about how Obama's administration gave conservatives a purpose.
Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance, an alternative to the ongoing inauguration festivities, brought around 3,000 people to the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington., D.C., on Thursday.
The guests, including New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Ashley Judd, DeRay McKesson and Melissa Harris-Perry, showed up to reflect on recent successes in healthcare, climate change and marriage equality.
Actor Danny Glover, the event organizer, activist Andy Shallal and others also used the platform to discuss the next steps after the election.