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2017
Apr
29
 
 
Even though the President of the United States is the traditional guest of honor, and final comedic speechmaker, at this annual event, President Donald Trump will not appear. Instead, he’s throwing his own event in Harrisburg, a rally celebrating… himself. But the show must go on. And tonight, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner goes on with Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj as the host.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
29
 
 
And in the final Trump-related event of the night, since President Trump is holding his own event instead of attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner tonight, so is Samantha Bee. She’s holding her own event… and her home network TBS, not C-SPAN, is covering it.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
29
 
 
One of my favorite movies ever, period. Made in 1969, it's going to be 50 years old soon... but it hasn't aged a day. The acting, writing, directing, it's all stunningly brilliant. Paul Newman and Robert Redford may be the best screen team since Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers -- and even when they're sharing the screen with others, the result is pure genius. Even during a knife fight...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
28
 
 
When the second season of Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show, Chelsea, premiered Friday, April 14, a few changes arrived with it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
28
 
 
Hyper-condensed satire is the bedrock on which The Simpsons is built, and this clip from the upcoming episode looking at the presidential benchmark of the first 100 days in office is no exception...  the TV news has Ivanka wearing new wardrobe and accessories on sale as she takes her appointed seat on the Supreme Court. And, there’s a new explanation for the Commander-in-Chief’s hairstyle...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
28
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: It’s Season 3 for Sharon and Ron, the very unlikely couple played by Sharon Horgan and Ron Delaney on this sharp-witted Amazon comedy series. When they started as a “couple,” they were a weekend hookup that went a different way after she became pregnant. Now, to begin the new season, they now have two kids, and these new episodes will include infidelity, addiction, unemployment, and more. And supporting player Carrie Fisher, who finished filming this season of
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
28
 
 
TELEMOVIE PREMIERE: Actor Roger Guenveur Smith has known Spike Lee a long time – the former appeared in the latter’s Do the Right Thing. But as an actor and writer, Smith also has teamed with Lee, on a Peabody-winning one-man telemovie about Huey P. Newton. With Rodney King, he and Lee reteam for another one-man show. It’s the filmed record of a stage performance, held at an outdoor theater in front of an audience, in which Smith tells the story of the 1991 police beating of Ro
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
28
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Justin Simien’s 2014 movie of the same name is the inspiration for this new Netflix spinoff, and claims him as an executive producer, and occasional writer and director, as well. The narration is provided by Giancarlo Esposito, who’s moonlighting from duties as the returning Gus Fring on AMC’s Better Call Saul. But here, he’s only heard, not seen, as each installment of Dear White People focuses mostly on a different core character. Central to the opening
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
28
 
 
This is not a recommendation. Director Kitty Green presents this nonfiction film that’s technically a documentary, but also, arguably, an unabashed exploitation film. (What to call it? A docutation? An exploitmentary?) It takes the December 1996 murder case of young JonBenet Ramsey and revisits it from several directions, purportedly by planning and casting a film on the Ramsey case, with the parts filled by local residents of the same Boulder, CO community where the young girl lived and d
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
28
 
 
John Ridley directs this ABC documentary, keyed to the 25th anniversary of the uprising following the verdict in the Rodney King case, and examining the decade of racial acts and confrontations that led up to the Aug. 29, 1992 riots.