Leslie Jones Hilariously Mocks That MLK Statue in ‘Daily Show’ Debut
Comedy CentralA little more than a month after Trevor Noah officially said goodbye to The Daily Show, Comedy Central welcomed former Saturday Night Live cast member Leslie Jones as the first of several planned guest hosts on Tuesday night. And she had a hell of a story to start with in the inadvertently suggestive statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that was unveiled in Boston the day before.After staring for a few seconds at the sculpture, which is supposed to depict King and his wife, Corettanews.yahoo.com
Leslie Jones promises to be herself hosting 'The Daily Show'
NEW YORK — (AP) — Comedian Leslie Jones will be taking a temporary whirl as host of "The Daily Show" this week, and she says viewers can expect her trademark — some blunt, edgy humor. I’m not Trevor Noah, I’m Leslie Jones. Jones’ stand-in as host on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on the Comedy Central topical show yields to four more upcoming weekly gigs by comedians: Wanda Sykes, D.L. On “SNL,” three-time Emmy Award nominee Jones did impressions of Whoopi Goldberg, Serena Williams, Michelle Obama, Omarosa Manigault Newman and, most memorably, Donald Trump. Jones said she has been keeping up with daily events and personalities to ensure “The Daily Show” is still topical under her watch, but she's also got stuff planned.wftv.com
Olympics Live: 32 athletes in isolation after positive tests
Virus Outbreak Beijing Olympics Medical workers wearing protective gear prepares swabs for people taking part in the Beijing Winter Olympics torch relay activities at a coronavirus test site in Beijing, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. With more than 30 new COVID-19 cases being detected daily ahead of the Beijing Olympics, organizers said Wednesday they aren't worried and expect numbers to drop within days. He says 50 athletes have been discharged from isolation and that the vast majority of athletes in isolation are well and do not require any medical treatment. ___Mexican figure skater Donovan Carrillo is advancing to the next round of competition at the Beijing Olympics, a first for the country. In 2014, NBC agreed to a $7.75 billion deal with the International Olympic Committee for rights through 2032.wftv.com
Olympics Live: Austria's Mayer on track for super-G gold
Beijing Olympics Alpine Skiing Matthias Mayer of Austria reacts after finishing the the men's super-G at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. Mayer broke Norway’s 16-year grip on the men’s Olympic super-G title when he won in 2018. In 2014, NBC agreed to a $7.75 billion deal with the International Olympic Committee for rights through 2032. The Finnish Olympic Committee confirmed Olkinuora was taken Monday and that Anttila remains there. The Finnish Olympic Committee is unsure when either player could be released.wftv.com
Olympics Live: Peng Shuai watches big air with IOC president
Beijing Olympics Freestyle Skiing China's Peng Shuai, right, watches the women's freestyle skiing big air finals with Thomas Bach, center, President of the International Olympic Committee at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. In 2014, NBC agreed to a $7.75 billion deal with the International Olympic Committee for rights through 2032. The Finnish Olympic Committee confirmed Olkinuora was taken Monday and that Anttila remains there. A spokesman for the Finnish Olympic Committee says Olkinuora and Anttila recovered from COVID-19 last month and tested negative to travel to Beijing. The Finnish Olympic Committee is unsure when either player could be released.wftv.com
Jones free to post Olympics after 3rd-party error resolved
Leslie Jones is free to take to social media to give her commentary about the Olympics after a misunderstanding with some of her posts. NBC spokesman Greg Hughes said Monday night that some of Jones’ videos that were blocked were the result of a “third-party error” and not NBC. She is free to do her social media posts as she has done in the past,” Hughes told The Associated Press. Some of Jones’ posts were blocked because of increased policing of taped video displayed by social media companies. Some of Jones’ posts, showing NBC’s coverage while she is commenting, are nearly 1 minute long.wftv.com
2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards: See the complete winners list from night one
2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards Leslie Jones accepts the ‘Best Comedic Performance’ award for 'Coming 2 America' onstage during the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on May 16, 2021, in Los Angeles. ((C)Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)LOS ANGELES — Live from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards brought plenty of fanfare, and “Saturday Night Live” alum Leslie Jones kept the mood light. Past winners have included Melissa McCarthy, Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell, Entertainment Weekly reported. See the full list of winners (in bold and italics) below. México”• “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK”wftv.com
33 years later, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall return to Zamunda
NEW YORK – When Eddie Murphy made the original “Coming to America,” he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America. “Now I take nothing for granted and appreciate everything.”Thirty-three years after “Coming to America,” Murphy and Hall have returned to Zamunda. At the barbershop, where Murphy and Hall also reprise their characters, the conversation bounces from Teslas to transgender people. Before making “Black Panther,” Murphy has said Ryan Coogler approached him about a “Coming to America” sequel. Ruth E. Carter designed the costumes of both “Black Panther” and “Coming 2 America.” Both were shot in Atlanta.
‘Coming 2 America,’ starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, starts streaming Friday on Amazon Prime
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back in Queens as Prince Akeem and Semmi in “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 film, which is now coming straight to your living room Friday on Amazon Prime Video. Set to becoming the King of Zamunda, Murphy’s character returns to the U.S. to find a son he’s never met. The latter album includes songs by African artists including Nasty C, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, DJ Arafat and more. The big-voiced Grammy-winning singer self-produced “Baby, I’m Hollywood!” – which is a mix of soul music, piano ballads and funk sounds.
'Coming 2 America' to launch on Amazon Prime in March
“Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy, has landed on a date to come to audiences. The film which reunites Murphy and Arsenio Hall will debut on Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021, Amazon Studios said Friday. Originally a Paramount Pictures theatrical release, the studio sold the film to the streamer last month but had yet to finalize a date. “Coming to America was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, in a statement. “We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favorite.”James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos will also be reprising their roles alongside new additions like Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan and KiKi Layne.
Fresh comedy faces, 'Modern Family' farewell seek Emmy nods
This image released by Hulu shows Ramy Youssef in a scene from "Ramy." Nominations for the next Emmy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, July 28. Last year's best series winners Game of Thrones and Fleabag called it a wrap, clearing the path for others to prevail. The Handmaids Tale, which took the best drama trophy in 2017, is vying for its third nomination in the category. Big Little Lies, last year's winner for best limited series, is hunting for a drama series nod for its second season.
Stars react to nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards
Washington was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Erin Simkin/Hulu via AP)LOS ANGELES Stars such as Kerry Washington, Christina Applegate and Rachel Brosnahan have expressed excitement after being nominated for the upcoming 72nd Emmy Awards. He was nominated for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his role in the HBO film Bad Education." He is nominated for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for Black Monday.___Im grateful for the continued love for all corners of our Maisel family. She is nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for Dead To Me.___This one strikes differently.
New this week: Beyonc, Alanis Morissette and Emmy noms
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES Black Is King: Written, directed and executive produced by Beyonc, the pop stars visual album arrives Friday on Disney+. Given that the last time Beyonc made something similar she crafted the dazzling film Lemonade, Black Is King like most things involving Beyonc is a major event. ), Kim Kaydence Krysiuk (Ariana Grande), Akil Fresh King (Beyonc) and others. Morissette also had an anniversary tour planned for her 1995 album, but that was also scraped due to COVID-19.
ABC's fall TV schedule is set, but virus has say on timing
LOS ANGELES ABCs fall schedule released Wednesday optimistically details its plans, including a new thriller from the creator of Big Little Lies." I am hopeful that the season will start sometime in late September or early October, said ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke. ABC has backups available if needed, Burke said, including unscripted fare it ordered at the beginning of the shutdown. Jimmy Kimmel, ABCs late-night host, was announced Tuesday as the events emcee and producer. I couldnt be happier with the choice of Matt as The Bachelor. And this is just the beginning," Burke said.
ABC renews 19 shows, adds David E. Kelley drama 'Big Sky'
LOS ANGELES ABC is bringing back the lions share of its series for next season, including black-ish, A Million Little Things and The Rookie.They are among the 19 shows that will return in the 2020-21 season, the network said Thursday, adding to a list of previously announced renewals. New series debuting next season include Big Sky, a thriller from writer-producer David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Boston Legal), the comedy Call Your Mother and game show revival Supermarket Sweep with host Leslie Jones ("Saturday Night Live"). As with other networks facing the uncertainty of an industrywide, coronavirus-caused production halt, ABC is releasing its plans later than usual and piecemeal. Among the ABC series that wont be back: sitcoms Bless This Mess, Schooled and Single Parents, the drama Emergence, and Kids Say the Darndest Things, a reality show hosted by Tiffany Haddish. Decisions on The Beauty and the Baker and For Life have yet to be announced.
Impact of Twitter suspension controversy
Twitter took action against one of its most controversial users - a Breitbart News editor named Milo Yiannopoulos - after he launched a series of attacks against comedian and actress Leslie Jones. Jones went public with the graphic tweets - many of them racist and sexist - earlier this week. Dan Ackerman, senior editor at CNET joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to weigh in on whether this could be a turning point for Twitter and other social media in policing controversial comments.cbsnews.com