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  1. White House ‘Fully Expects’ the Press to Leave Barron Trump Alone

    01.25 / 00:11 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Donald Trump’s White House sent a not-so-subtle message to the press on Tuesday after Trump’s son Barron Trump was subjected to online mockery by a “Saturday Night Live” writer. A statement from the White House Press Office read: “It is a longstanding tradition that the children of presidents are afforded the opportunity to grow up outside of the political spotlight. The White House fully expects this tradition to continue. We appreciate your cooperation in…
  2. Netflix Sets Premiere Date for Trevor Noah Comedy Special

    01.25 / 00:10 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Trevor Noah is set for a new Netflix comedy special in February, the streaming platform announced Tuesday. “Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark” will premiere on Feb. 21. The special is the latest in a string of comedic projects picked up by Netflix, including Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and Amy Schumer’s first standup special for the network. Also Read: Trevor Noah Says Don't Fear Donald Trump, Be Afraid of 'People Who Enable Him'…
  3. Tomi Lahren and You Tube Star Shane Dawson Kiss and Make Up After Party Spat

    01.24 / 22:20 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    TheBlaze host Tomi Lahren accused YouTube star Shane Dawson of staging a kiss with another man at a Sundance Film Festival event to make a political statement at her expense. Dawson says he was subsequently kicked out for being “not straight.” But everyone’s made peace. It all started Monday night at an event Lahren was hosting called “Remind the Nation” that showcased veterans groups, including The Veterans Project. The dispute began when Dawson and a friend a…
  4. Oscar-Nominated ‘Fences’ Producer Says He’s Mistaken for African-American

    01.24 / 21:42 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    “Fences” producer and longtime Denzel Washington collaborator Todd Black earned his first career Oscar nomination on Tuesday for Paramount’s adaptation of the acclaimed August Wilson play of the same name. Black, who shares the Best Film nod with producers Scott Rudin and also Washington (who starred and directed), spoke to TheWrap about the film’s four total nominations — also including Washington’s Best Actor nod; Viola Davis for Best Supporting…
  5. #OscarsStillTooWhite? Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition Blasts Academy: ‘Big Disappointment’

    01.24 / 21:05 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    The 2017 Oscar nominations were a “big disappointment” for their lack of a full array of diversity, the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition said on Tuesday. After receiving harsh criticism for two years for all-white acting and directing nominees, the Academy’s batch of nominees on Tuesday named a much higher number of minorities, with titles like “Moonlight,” “Hidden Figures,” “Fences” and “Lion.” But the Multi-Ethnic Media…
  6. Amazon Studios Acquires Jenny Slate Sundance Hit ‘Landline’ (Report)

    01.24 / 19:53 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Amazon Studios has acquired the U.S. rights to “Landline,” a comedy starring Jenny Slate set in the 1990s, according to media reports. The film follows two sisters, magazine layout artist Dana (Slate) and high school club kid Ali (Abby Quinn), who act out in various — and hilarious — ways in pre-cell phone New York. Edie Falco, John Turturro and Jay Duplass also feature in the movie. “Landline” is helmed by Gillian Robespierre, who also directed Slate in …
  7. ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Star Dennis Quaid Calls BS on Abuse Claims

    01.24 / 19:52 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    People who think that a dog was abused on the set of “A Dog’s Purpose” are barking up the wrong tree. At least, that’s the way that Dennis Quaid, one of the film’s stars, sees it. “I was there. I never saw any abuse of any animal. If there had been, I would have walked,” Quaid told Entertainment Tonight, adding that a video published by TMZ, which sparked the abuse allegations, “does not tell the whole story.” Quaid went on to call the…
  8. Youngest Oscar Nominee Lucas Hedges on ‘Manchester by the Sea’ Learning Curve

    01.24 / 19:15 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    While Casey Affleck and Kenneth Lonergan have received much of the awards buzz for “Manchester by the Sea,” 20-year-old Lucas Hedges took many by surprise with his Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actor, making him this year’s youngest nominee for the award. Hedges spoke with TheWrap on Tuesday shortly after learning of the major acting recognition — his career first Oscar nomination. He didn’t have enough kind words for his co-star Affleck, who is nominated in …
  9. ‘Hell or High Water’ Writer ‘Humbled’ by Oscar Nod for Film About Embattled Working Class

    01.24 / 19:15 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Taylor Sheridan said Tuesday he was “humbled” to receive his first Oscar nomination for his screenplay for “Hell or High Water,” an underdog indie that snagged four nods, including Best Picture. The screenwriter said director David McKenzie’s film — starring Chris Pine and Ben Foster as brothers who turn to crime to try to save their family farm — tapped into a current mood about the plight of the working class in America. “Doesn’t it…
  10. Dippin’ Dots Tries to Make Peace With Arch Nemesis Sean Spicer

    01.24 / 18:37 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Dippin’ Dots is hoping to break bread — or at least down some ice cream — with newly installed White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. On Monday, after Spicer’s long-standing hatred for Dippin’ Dots was revealed, the company extended an olive branch to Spicer, declaring, “We would like to be friends rather than foes.” In an open letter to Spicer, Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer wrote, “We understand that ice cream is a serious matter.…
  11. Ratings: ‘New Celebrity Apprentice’ Drops to New Low

    01.24 / 17:24 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    “The New Celebrity Apprentice” continued to slip in the ratings, with the series hitting a new season low Monday night. Airing from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. on NBC, the series averaged a 1.0 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 3.8 million viewers. That is down just under 16 percent in the key demo and just under 12 percent in total viewers compared to last week, when the show had actually improved from the week before. “The Bachelor” on ABC beat the show handily in…
  12. No, Oscar Nominee Michelle Williams Still Hasn’t Seen ‘Manchester by the Sea’

    01.24 / 17:23 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Michelle Williams picked up a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination early Tuesday for her role as Casey Affleck’s ex-wife Randi in Kenneth Lonergan’s haunting “Manchester by the Sea.” It’s a masterful performance — and one Williams hasn’t seen yet. “I’ve seen some scenes from the movie,” Williams told TheWrap shortly after she learned about her nomination. “I haven’t actually watched the movie. My friend and I were …
  13. ABC Apologizes for Incorrectly Listing Tom Hanks, Amy Adams as Oscar Nominees

    01.24 / 16:46 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Tom Hanks, Amy Adams and Annette Bening did not receive Oscar nominations Tuesday morning, but those browsing an early list posted on ABC’s Oscar website may have thought otherwise. Although corrected quickly, the site had Hanks listed as Best Actor for “Sully,” which only earned a nomination in the Best Sound Editing Category, while Adams and Bening were listed in the Best Actress category. “This morning, in an attempt to release breaking news as announced, ABC…
  14. Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon Admits Shunning Method Approach to ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Character

    01.24 / 16:11 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Michael Shannon shunned a Method approach to play Texas cop Bobby Andes in Focus’ “Nocturnal Animals,” for which he received a Best Supporting Actor nomination early Tuesday. “I drew on a lot of inspirations I had already gathered before doing the movie,” Shannon told TheWrap after receiving the news. “I’ve always been a huge fan of the true-crime fiction — I basically kind of drew on that and mostly used my imagination. I didn’t go do …
  15. Erin Andrews Reveals Cervical Cancer Diagnosis

    01.24 / 16:10 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Erin Andrews revealed on Tuesday in a profile for Sports Illustrated’s MMQB that she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in September of last year. The Fox broadcaster and “Dancing with the Stars” host has since been deemed clear of cancer after two surgeries, according to MMQB. MMQB’s Emily Kaplan detailed when Andrews received the life-changing news: “Andrews was in a meeting at the Giants’ team facility on the Saturday morning before the Week 3 game …
  16. Ryan Reynolds Offers Oscar Congrats Despite ‘Deadpool’ Snub

    01.24 / 16:10 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds holds no ill will after his R-rated superhero movie got shut out of the nominations for the 89th annual Academy Awards. “Regularly scheduled tickle-fight at Camp #Deadpool is still on,” the actor tweeted on Tuesday morning. “Congrats to all the nominees for these brilliant films. #Oscars2017.” “Deadpool” was always a long shot for an Oscar nomination, but the film had a lot going for it thanks to a range of other …
  17. Oscar Nominations by the Numbers: Lionsgate, Paramount Dominate the Field

    01.24 / 16:09 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Lionsgate continued to dominate the awards circuit on Tuesday as the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning. Thanks to juggernaut “La La Land,” a musical which already set a new Golden Globes win record earlier this month, and Summit release “Hacksaw Ridge,” along with the technical awards for oil drilling disaster drama “Deepwater Horizon,” the studio racked up a total of 22 Oscar nominations. “La La Land,”…
  18. Oscar Analysis: Can Anything Stop the Academy’s ‘La La Land’ Lalapalooza?

    01.24 / 15:32 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    The key moment in the Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning probably came in the middle of the first batch of nominees that were unveiled, when “La La Land” beat out the likes of “Rogue One” to pick up a nomination for Best Sound Editing. At that moment, Damien Chazelle’s film not only became the first musical ever nominated in a category typically made up of loud, action-oriented films, it had a clear path to tying the record for the most Oscar nominations…
  19. Rush Limbaugh Slams Women’s March as ‘Little Temper Tantrum’ (Audio)

    01.24 / 15:32 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh slammed the Women’s March during his show Monday, saying, “They can’t even tell us why these women protested.” Limbaugh asked, “What are they protesting? Are they really protesting that a guy was caught on videotape saying he wanted to grab women? “Is that how delicate? Is that how sensitive? Is that how fragile these women are, really, after years and years of feminism? Meanwhile, we’ve actually had a sitting…
  20. WWE Superstar John Cena Set to Host Nickelodeon’s 2017 ‘Kids’ Choice Awards’

    01.24 / 14:55 thewrap.com Thewrap.com - TV&Movies
    Is there anything John Cena can’t do? The WWE superstar who recently proved his acting skills in “Trainwreck” and his comedy chops on “Saturday Night Live” — hell, he even speaks fluid Mandarin! — is now set to host Nickelodeon’s 2017 “Kids’ Choice Awards” in March. “Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is the biggest party for kids, and I’m so excited and honored to host this year’s show,” …