CNN says it's gotten to the bottom of Anderson Cooper 's Trump -bashing tweet ... and all signs point to a forgetful assistant. The mystery was cleared up Wednesday when the network said the message was sent from Cooper's assistant in NYC, while Anderson was in D.C. CNN says the assistant, who's been on the job for 10 years, left his phone unlocked and unattended at the gym, and someone grabbed it and fired off the tweet. He's apparently the only other person besides Anderson with access to the account. As we reported ... Anderson's verified Twitter account replied to Trump early Wednesday morning -- calling 45 a "tool!" and a "Pathetic loser." Ted Cruz can relate ... those damn staffers do screw up sometimes . … [Read more...] about Anderson Cooper’s Assistant Partially Responsible for Trump-Bashing Tweet
Obama Rips Cable News & Joel McHale Bombs At White House Correspondents’ Dinner
5 th UPDATE – FINAL: (See McHale and Obama videos here and here ) If last year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner with headliner Conan O’Brien was white bread bland, tonight’s event was just painful. In way way over his head, Joel McHale stumbled and sputtered through a routine that got more moans and groans from the packed Washington Hilton ballroom than laughs. With failed one-liners about runaway production, Robert De Niro ’s career choices, Jessica Simpson ’s historical knowledge, the Kardashians’ sex lives, George Clooney ’s political affiliations, Bill Clinton’s qualifications as a grandfather and a slew of other poorly conceived and badly executed jokes, the Community star left the stage after 30-minutes to weak applause from the 2,600 guests. At least he made President Obama ’s speech and his now standard swipes at cable news look good in comparison. Obama’s sharpest line of the night came courtesy of Netflix when Obama sympathized with … [Read more...] about Obama Rips Cable News & Joel McHale Bombs At White House Correspondents’ Dinner
‘Ted Lasso’ Cast To Discuss Mental Well-Being At White House With President, First Lady
Jason Sudeikis and the cast of the Apple TV+ comedy Ted Lasso will meet with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at the White House on Monday to discuss the importance of addressing mental health to promote overall well-being. Specifics on what will be discussed with the cast will be released on White House social channels. A statement announcing the meeting added, “Ted Lasso” has inspired the world through its universal themes around optimism, kindness, and determination, and the Lasso philosophy to “believe.” Cast members joining the discussion include Hannah Waddingham, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Toheeb Jimoh, Cristo Fernandez, Kola Bokinni, Billy Harris and James Lance. … [Read more...] about ‘Ted Lasso’ Cast To Discuss Mental Well-Being At White House With President, First Lady
Jason Sudeikis And ‘Ted Lasso’ Cast Appearance At White House Briefing Nearly Derailed By A Reporter’s Interruptions
Jason Sudeikis and the cast of the Apple+ series Ted Lasso appeared at the top of the White House briefing on Monday, telling reporters that he wanted to promote the message of mental well being. “The big theme of the show is to check in with your neighbor, your coworker, your friends, your family, and ask how they are doing, and listen, sincerely,” Sudeikis said. “You all ask questions for a living, but you all listen for a living. So who am I preaching to? The choir, that is.” He added, “And while it is easier said than done, we also have to know that we shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help ourselves.” Their appearance preceded a planned closed door meeting with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden to talk about mental health. But as Sudeikis and the cast took the stage, a reporter interrupted the proceedings, protesting that he had not been called on for seven months at past briefings. Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre spotted the reporter, Simon … [Read more...] about Jason Sudeikis And ‘Ted Lasso’ Cast Appearance At White House Briefing Nearly Derailed By A Reporter’s Interruptions
‘Ted Lasso’ Season 3 Premiere Scores 870K U.S. Households, Up 59% From Season 2 Premiere, Samba TV Says
Ted Lasso Season 3 scored a goal for Apple TV+ with its premiere episode. About 870,000 Samba TV-measured U.S. households tuned in to the first episode in the first four days since it debuted on the streaming service, according to the audience analytics company. That’s up about 59% from the 546,000 households Samba measured for the Season 2 premiere. Of course, this doesn’t tell the whole viewing story, though it does give a pretty good picture of the premiere’s performance. Samba TV doesn’t measure mobile, however, their sample includes a panel of 3 million terrestrial TVs, weighted to the U.S. Census. By contrast, Samba TV’s panel is nearly 100x larger than Nielsen’s household footprint of 45K homes. Apple TV+ hasn’t released any data for Ted Lasso viewership (or any of its series), but it did say that Season 2 delivered the streamer’s biggest premiere day ever , largest opening weekend ever and No. 1 debut across all series and movies. So far, the streamer … [Read more...] about ‘Ted Lasso’ Season 3 Premiere Scores 870K U.S. Households, Up 59% From Season 2 Premiere, Samba TV Says
Motor City Madman Ted Nugent — Bankrupt Detroit … It’s the Liberals’ Fault!
Motor City Madman and die hard conservative rock legend Ted Nugent is "shattered but not at all surprised" that his beloved Detroit has filed for bankruptcy -- telling TMZ, the liberals have been sabotaging the city for decades. You'll recall, the City of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection Thursday ... the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history ... and Nugent is utterly devastated. He tells us, "Liberal democrats took hold of the greatest, most productive city on earth and turned it into a bloodsucker excuse-making hell. Liberals seem to think that what Mugabe did to destroy the breadbasket of Africa in Zimbabwe is somehow a desirable model." He might be on to something ... considering Detroit's last Republican mayor left office in 1962, but the fact is it's a much more complicated issue than simply liberals vs. conservatives (for example, the decline of the American auto industry wasn't exactly Detroit's fault). Nugent adds, "If … [Read more...] about Motor City Madman Ted Nugent — Bankrupt Detroit … It’s the Liberals’ Fault!
Ted Nugent’s Drummer Pleads Guilty to Boozy Golf Cart Ride
Mick Brown -- the guy who bangs drums for Ted Nugent -- will pay dearly for his boozy joyride through a Maine town on a golf cart this summer ... TMZ has learned, he was ordered to cough up $1,000 in fines over the incident. Brown pled "guilty" to OWI today at the Penobscot Judicial Centre in Maine, stemming from his arrest in July -- when he hijacked a golf cart from backstage after a show ... and led police on a low-speed chase through a nearby town. Brown was sentenced to pay the fine. His driver's license was also suspended for 90 days. The other charges -- assault, theft by unauthorized use of property, and driving to endanger -- were all dismissed. Just what the doctor ordered. … [Read more...] about Ted Nugent’s Drummer Pleads Guilty to Boozy Golf Cart Ride
Motor City Madman Ted Nugent — Bring the X Games to Detroit!!!
The 2014 Summer X Games belong in the city with the highest violent crime rate in the United States ... Detroit ... so says the Motor City Madman Ted Nugent . In case you didn't know, this year will be the X Games' last year in Los Angeles -- and officials are now deciding where to host the 2014 Games ... Chicago, Austin, Charlotte or Detroit. But for rock legend and proud Detroiter Ted Nugent, the choice is simple ... "There is no better place for the X Games to be celebrated by a more dedicated high-energy sports fan base than in my beloved birth city of Detroit." He adds, "The incredible positive spirit and energy of the mighty Motor City is alive and well ... Let the games erupt!" FYI, according to several studies, you're more likely to be a victim of violent crime in Detroit than in any other city in the U.S. ... So we gotta ask ... … [Read more...] about Motor City Madman Ted Nugent — Bring the X Games to Detroit!!!
Joe Biden Welcomes “Former President Selina Meyer” To White House For National Medal Of Arts Ceremony
“Vice President Harris, Second Gentleman, former president Selina Meyer, welcome to the White House,” President Joe Biden said Tuesday, opening a ceremony for the 2021 National Medals of Arts and the National Humanities Medals recipients. Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus was among “23 extraordinary Americans,” as Biden described them, awarded honors today in a star-studded East Room gathering . Praising “my friend President Julia Louis-Dreyfus” as “one of the most decorated comedic actors of our time,” Biden made a point of noting that “she embraces life’s absurdity with absolute wit.” “I’m going to talk to Julia later about whether she liked being VP or President better,” Biden quipped. Of course, even with the 2019 conclusion of the Emmy-winning Veep , Biden and Louis-Dreyfus/Meyer have a long history on and off the screen. Along with the actor’s appearance at the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention, it is a relationship perhaps best exemplified by … [Read more...] about Joe Biden Welcomes “Former President Selina Meyer” To White House For National Medal Of Arts Ceremony
‘Willow’ Creator Jon Kasdan Remains Optimistic For A Season 2 — But Not For At Least A Year
Willow creator Jon Kasdan remains hopeful that we will see a second season of the fantasy series, following news that it is ending, at least for now. Kasdan took to social media Thursday to reassure fans that a Season 2 has been written and he has every hope that it will eventually air, but not for at least the next 12 months. “A decision was made last week to release our main cast for other series opportunities that may arise for them in the coming year,” he wrote, taking issue with Deadline’s and other online reports of the series ending. He added that he feels “fairly confident that, if asked, neither I, nor the folks at Lucasfilm, would or have actually characterized it” as a final cancellation. As Deadline noted , while the series won’t continue in its current form as the cast has been released, Willow remains an important IP in the Lucasfilm library, so it may be revisited in the future. “With all the TV and movies in production around the world, it feels … [Read more...] about ‘Willow’ Creator Jon Kasdan Remains Optimistic For A Season 2 — But Not For At Least A Year