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Late-Night Hosts Poke Fun at Oscars Snafu

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Late-night had a lot to say about “Moonlight.” Jimmy Fallon, Trevor Noah, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert all devoted a good chunk of time to making fun of Sunday night’s Oscars snafu in which the producers of “La La Land” were mistakenly given the award for “Best Picture” even though “Moonlight” really won… Read more »

Jimmy Kimmel Responds to Epic Oscars Fail: ‘It Was the Weirdest TV Finale Since ‘Lost’ (Watch)

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Oscars were rocked by an epic mistake on Sunday night: “La La Land” was incorrectly named Best Picture when “Moonlight” was really the winner. Nearly 24 hours after the snafu, Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel broke his silence on the shocking moment with a few words on… Read more »

Off Broadway Review: David Mamet’s ‘The Penitent’

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Richard III loses his kingdom for want of a horse.  The main character in David Mamet’s new play, “The Penitent,” compromises his career because of a typo.  Did this renowned psychiatrist refer to homosexuality as “an adaptation”?  Or was it “an aberration”?  To a wordsmith like Mamet, a slip of the tongue can be fatal for a character – although it’s… Read more »

Jon Stewart Returns To ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ to Slam Trump’s Relationship with Media

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Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart returned to his familiar role of offering incisive perspective on politics and culture during a long guest appearance Monday on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Colbert went to far as to observe “you miss this, don’t you?” when Stewart showed up at Colbert’s desk to discuss the disarray… Read more »

‘The Bachelor’ Recap: One Shocking Dismissal, Two Big Confessions & the First of Three Nights in the Fantasy Suite

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Why did it feel like just as much happened during Monday night’s one-hour episode of “The Bachelor” as usually happens during an installment twice as long? Are we all being scammed? That second question is rhetorical. But the answer to the first begins with the same person who left us hanging last week: Andi Dorfman. “Who is Andi Dorfman?” is a… Read more »

Off Broadway Review: ‘Wakey Wakey’ Starring Michael Emerson

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Signature Theater stages are currently filled with two quite different end-of-life accountings. In one theater there’s Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ expansive, lively and cautionary parable play “Everybody.” But in another, Will Eno takes a more intimate, meditative and open-hearted approach with “Wakey, Wakey,” a work of humor, humanity and grace that makes you want to hug your… Read more »

Stephen Moyer Joins Fox’s Marvel Pilot From Bryan Singer and Matt Nix

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Stephen Moyer has been cast in a leading role in Fox’s Marvel pilot, Variety has confirmed. The untitled action-adventure series will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to… Read more »

GLAAD President on How the ‘Together’ Movement Can Unite Divided Communities (Op-Ed)

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GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis explains why the ampersand symbol, worn by Sting, Colleen Atwood and others on Oscar night, was chosen as the new Together symbol to support marginalized communities.  What’s in an &? In these first weeks of the Trump administration, the attacks against Americans have been so quick and harsh that… Read more »

U.S. State Department Tweets, Then Deletes Congratulations for Iran Oscar Win

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The U.S. State Department on Monday sent out and then deleted a tweet congratulating an Oscar win by director Asghar Farhadi, who criticized President Trump’s travel ban as “inhumane.” The state department’s official Farsi-language Twitter account, @USAdarFarsi, posted the congratulatory tweet to the Iranian people and Farhadi, director of “The Salesman,” after the movie won an Oscar for foreign-language… Read more »

TV News Roundup: ‘Moana’ Star Auli’i Cravalho to Star in Jason Katims’ NBC Pilot ‘Drama High’

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In today’s TV news roundup, “Moana” star Auli’i Cravalho has been cast in the lead role for NBC’s drama pilot, “Drama High,” plus more… CASTING  Fresh off of her stellar Oscars performance last night, 16-year-old “Moana” star Auli’i Cravalho has been tapped for a lead role in NBC‘s drama pilot “Drama High” from Jason Katims, Variety has confirmed. “Drama… Read more »

Study Ranks American Actors’ British Accents, and Vice Versa

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Anyone who’s seen “Mary Poppins” knows what a bad Cockney accent sounds like. But for the first time, British actors have ranked Dick Van Dyke’s “mockney” as the worst attempt at a U.K. accent in a pool of the highest grossing films’ leads. Language-learning app Babbel commissioned ex-pat professional actors from both the U.K. and U.S…. Read more »