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The Elephant in the Dining Room: Washington’s Media Elite Celebrate, Awkwardly, Without the President They Helped Create

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Nearly every minute of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner was laced with desperation. Saturday night at the Washington Hilton, the journalists that comprise the White House Correspondents’ Association gathered to celebrate their industry — or more accurately, to defend it. President Donald Trump, who is alternately both combative with and ingratiating to the press, became… Read more »

Samantha Bee’s ‘Not the WHCD’ Should Be An Annual Tradition If Trump Continues to Boycott the Real One

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Hours before “nerd prom” kicked off at the White House Correspondents Dinner in D.C. — minus the president — Samantha Bee and her “Full Frontal” cohorts took the stage at DAR Constitution Hall for TBS’ “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.” The alt-TV special was more than twice the length of a regular “Full Frontal”… Read more »

Hasan Minhaj Makes Brutal, Biting Swipes at Trump During White House Correspondents Speech

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Hasan Minhaj delivered a brutal and biting monologue about President Trump at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, in an appearance that was as much a statement as it was a bit of satire. Minhaj said that Trump does not respect the First Amendment. “The man who tweets everything the enters his head, refuses to… Read more »

Watch Hasan Minhaj’s Full Speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner

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“The Daily Show” correspondent Hasan Minhaj was Saturday’s host at the Trump-less White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington. Minhaj ripped everyone from Bill O’Reilly to the 45th President (“In four hours Donald Trump will be tweeting about how badly Nicki Minaj bombed at this dinner”). He also turned serious to acknowledge the importance of free… Read more »

White House Correspondents Dinner: Bob Woodward Tells Trump, ‘The Media Is Not Fake News’

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Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein spoke to the White House Correspondents Association dinner, recalling their most famous story to the press corps gathered as the media is under attack from President Trump and others in the administration. “The effort today to get this best obtainable version of the truth is largely made in good faith,”… Read more »

‘The Godfather’ Reunion: Francis Ford Coppola, Cast on the Complicated Journey to Make Film History

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The Corleone family and then some got back together Saturday night to recount the making of “The Godfather” during the Tribeca Film Festival’s closing night. Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Talia Shire took the stage to discuss the film’s complicated origin story during the panel hosted by… Read more »

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Leak Shows: Hollywood Cybersecurity Lives and Dies With Third-Party Vendors

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This weekend’s leak of the upcoming fifth season of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” may turn out to be Hollywood’s biggest breach since the Sony hack in 2014. But security experts aren’t surprised by the incident, even as details about it still emerge. That’s because many have been warning of weak security at third-party vendors for years. “Third-party… Read more »

How to Stream the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Online

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The annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner has long established itself as a cornerstone (albeit an increasingly glamorized one) of Washington’s commitment to upholding the tenets of the First Amendment and preserving the freedom of the press. The event, though initially devised as a means of honoring journalists from around the country, has grown to… Read more »

2017 Nashville Film Festival: Complete Winners List

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The 2017 Nashville Film Festival has officially come to an end after selecting its winners and honorees Saturday. The rapidly growing competition received over 5,500 submissions this year, and 303 of those films and shorts were selected. “Some Freaks,” a love story about an overweight girl and a boy with one eye, from director Ian… Read more »

Samantha Bee Tackles Trump, CNN, in ‘Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Samantha Bee was ready to make one thing clear: She appreciated journalists trying to find the truth and has little time for those trying to obscure it. In a taped segment before the no-holds-barred  comedienne launched her “Not The White House Correspondents Dinner” Saturday at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., an… Read more »