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Bernie Sanders Spars with Larry David on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Host Larry David gently spoofed Bernie Sanders on tonight’s “Saturday Night Live” as the Democratic presidential candidate made an extended appearance on the NBC late-night show opposite his showbiz doppelgänger. “SNL” made the most of David’s resemblance to the fiercely independent Vermont senator with sketch “Bern Your Enthusiasm” that also poked fun at the quirkiness… Read more »

‘Veep’ Director Chris Addison Wins DGA Comedy Series Award

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Chris Addison has won the Director Guild comedy series award for “Veep” for the “Election Night” episode. “Veep” won over “Louie, “Silicon Valley,” “Modern Family” and “Transparent,” which won the award last year. “Election Night” capped the fourth season of “Veep” with Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Selena Meyer winding up in a tie in electoral college votes… Read more »

Singer-Songwriter Dan Hicks Dies at 74

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Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks, known for his rootsy blend of folk, jazz and country music, died Feb. 6 in Mill Valley, Calif., after a two-year battle with throat and liver cancer. He was 74. News of Hicks’ death was confirmed on his official website, Welcome to Hicksville. Hicks was known as the leader of the acoustic… Read more »

GOP New Hampshire Debate: Live Blog

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Perhaps no other GOP debate this cycle has higher stakes than the New Hampshire debate on Saturday, sponsored by ABC News. It is one of their last big chances for the candidates to make their case to New Hampshire voters, whose Tuesday vote will undoubtedly produce a shakeout of the still-large Republican field. Donald Trump,… Read more »

‘Big Short’ Director Adam McKay at DGA Panel: ‘I Love Controlled Chaos’

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The five directors contending for the top award at the Directors Guild of America stressed the uncertainties of their craft at Saturday morning’s annual “Meet the Nominees” panel at the DGA Theater. “Stanley Kubrick said it’s like trying to write a poem on a roller coaster,” noted “The Revenant” director Alejandro Inarritu in desrcribing the… Read more »

Watch: Bill Maher Endorses Bernie Sanders With an Emphatic ‘F— Yeah’

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Outspoken political pundit Bill Maher has announced his support for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders using his famously zesty vernacular. “Do you want Bernie Sanders getting off Airforce One and making a deal with… Seriously. On foreign policy, do you think he’s at the level that we need?” MSNBC analyst Alex Wagner asked Maher on the… Read more »

Showtime’s ‘The Circus’ Aims for the Human Drama of Campaign 2016 As It Unfolds

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A week before Bernie Sanders came within a sliver of beating Hillary Clinton in the Iowa caucuses, he was in Mason City, Iowa, along with one of the campaign’s more outspoken celebrity surrogates, Susan Sarandon. As the crowd at the venue, Music Man Square (named for the town’s famous native Meredith Willson), began to chant… Read more »

Oscar Voters Ask: Why Are Studios So Silent on Diversity?

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In the past few weeks, Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Dawn Hudson have been quietly meeting with Chris Dodd of the MPAA, reps from the NAACP and studio execs, aiming at a more inclusive industry. As Academy voter David Magdael says, “People are tired of just talking. Cheryl and Dawn are at least taking action. And… Read more »

Super Bowl Live Stream: How to Watch Online

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Don’t have a TV? You can still watch the biggest event of the year online: CBS plans to live stream Super Bowl 50 on its website for free (Click here). The Panthers and Broncos will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday with CBS’ pregame coverage starting at 2 p.m. ET across all platforms. The CBS Sports app will also stream… Read more »