Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: May 2

Sumner Redstone Calls Ex-Girlfriend ‘F—ing Bitch’ in Court for Questioning His Mental Competency
The testimony was halting, sometimes off point and lasted less than half an hour, but Sumner Redstone told a Los Angeles court via videotape Friday that he wants his one-time “true love,” Manuela Herzer, out of his life, and for his daughter, Shari Redstone, to oversee decisions about his health care, if he is not able.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Caught on Hot Mic Ogling Melania Trump
During the network’s coverage of Donald Trump’s Indiana primary victory speech, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was caught on a live microphone commenting on the appearance of Melania Trump, the Republican nominee’s wife.

Jon Stewart May Be on HBO Before November Election, Says CEO Richard Plepler
Jon Stewart could arrive on HBO in time for the November presidential election.

‘American Idol’ Finalist Killed in Car Crash
Former “American Idol” finalist Rickey E. Smith Jr. was killed Friday morning in a car crash in Oklahoma, Variety has confirmed. Smith was 36.

Ellen DeGeneres Brings Tyler Oakley Into Her Expanding Digital Universe
Ellen DeGeneres has signed social-media star Tyler Oakley to a content-development pact, as part of the talk-show host and comedian’s new plan to grow her already enormous digital empire.

This Week in Entertainment 1927

The venerable Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences was formed on May 11, 1927. The idea began with MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer, who gathered people from the various creative branches of the business to form an organization to benefit the film industry, and the International Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences was born. Douglas Fairbanks was elected the first president of the organization, serving through 1929. It held it’s first awards of merit in 1928 and its first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929.

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