Monday May 1, 2017

Click here to watch Hasan Minhaj's full speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday.

The best jokes from Samantha Bee's Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.  More on this below.

Ryan Seacrest has been named Kelly Ripa's new co-host.  More below.

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia ended its twelfth season last month. At the time, executive producer and star Glenn Howerton said the show may be taking an 'extended hiatus' between Season 12 and Season 13 while the gang works on other projects. Speaking with on Thursday, Sunny star Kaitlin Olson confirmed that Season 13 will be arriving later. 'We ended up pushing our next season a year because we were all busy with separate projects this year,' Olson said. 'So at the end of this coming shooting season of The Mick I'll step right into Sunny after that.'  The hiatus is accommodating several other projects. Olson is busy with The Mick, the Fox comedy on which she's executive producer and star (though she's currently enjoying a six-week break). Her husband, creator and star Rob McElhenney, is directing a movie based on the video game Minecraft. Co-star Danny DeVito is starring in the play The Price on Broadway. Howerton is working on an NBC pilot, and he may or may not return for Season 13, depending on how that goes, though Olson said the hiatus isn't to accommodate him and she doesn't know what his plans are."

More much-deserved support for IFC's Brockmire.

A look at the upcoming season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Shannen Doherty's breast cancer is in remission.

How popular are your opinions of Shark Tank?

Speaking of which, check out Barbara Corcoran's episode of NPR's How I Built This podcast.

"Chip Gaines is questioning why his former partners in his Magnolia Real Estate Company didn’t reach out to him before filing a $1 million lawsuit over his HGTV show, Fixer Upper. 'Fyi: Ive had the same cell # 15 yrs.. same email for 20 yrs. No one called or emailed?' Gaines, 42, tweeted on Friday. '[Four] years later "friends" reach out via lawsuit.. humm.'  The Twitter post comes two days after John L. Lewis and Richard L. Clark filed the suit in Waco, Texas, claiming that the TV star bought them out of the company without telling them that he had made a deal with HGTV to air Fixer Upper, according to court documents obtained by People."

MTV has canceled Sweet/Vicious.

Eric Dane is battling depression.

"In 13 Reasons Why‘s debut season, Tony Padilla doesn’t come across like your average teenager. Not only does he look like he could potentially live in a different time period than all the other high schoolers, but his role in Hannah Baker’s story is one of power. It is his job to oversee everything that is happening with the tapes, the people on them, and Hannah’s final say. At one point in the series, Clay even comments on Tony’s wisdom — and maybe his height? — when he calls him an 'unhelpful Yoda,' a nickname that quickly caught on in the fandom. 'Everyone I meet now, it’s Tony or Unhelpful Yoda,' Christian Navarro says of his new nickname, which comes complete with memes. And he’s all for it. 'I want to be in Star Wars,' Navarro, a self-proclaimed geek, says. His idea? A Yoda origin story. And thanks to his height, he says all they’ll need is some green paint."

Per Deadline, "[o]ne of the biggest comedies of the 1990s is making a comeback. I hear an eight-episode limited series revival of the hit ABC blue-collar family comedy Roseanne is in the works with the key cast members reprising their roles, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert, with Laurie Metcalf and others in the process of joining them.

"The new installment is executive produced by the original series’ EPs Tom Werner, Barr and Bruce Helford as well as Gilbert and Whitney Cummings, with Helford and Cummings co-running. The project is currently in the marketplace, with multiple networks bidding, including original Roseanne home ABC, and Netflix, which has been staging reboots of classic sitcoms including Full House and One Day at a Time, along with new installments of cult favorites Arrested Development and Gilmore Girls.

"Just like with the upcoming new season of Will & Grace — which considered a streaming play before closing a deal at NBC, where the original series had aired — ABC is considered the sentimental choice to air the new Roseanne episodes.

"Roseanne remains a gold standard for its realistic portrayal of a working-class American family. It centered on the Conners, who lived, barely scraping by, in the fictional town of Lanford, IL. The revival comes as networks, and particularly ABC, are making a concerted effort to better reflect the lives of everyday Americans.

"I hear the intent is for all principal Roseanne actors to appear in some capacity in the reboot, including The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki.

"Like NBC’s Will & Grace‘s comeback, which was triggered by a short, election-themed reunion video the stars of the series made last fall, Goodman and Gilbert also recently staged a mini-Roseanne revival in a video filmed during Goodman’s visit to CBS’ The Talk, which Gilbert created, co-hosts and executive produces. 

"During Goodman’s interview, he was enthusiastic about doing a Roseanne reboot. 'Oh, hell yes … if we could get everyone together,' he told co-host Julie Chen. 'The Big R [Barr] and I did a pilot about five years ago that didn’t go anywhere … but we were very happy to work together.'

"Gilbert was more cautious when asked if she would do a reboot. 'I would,' she said. 'Your only fear is you don’t want to do a bad version, because you don’t want to damage what’s been done.'

"Roseanne, produced by indie Carsey-Werner, was a big ratings hit and ran for nine seasons on ABC. May 20 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Roseanne series finale, which drew 16 million viewers. The family sitcom earned Emmy nominations for Barr, Goodman, Metcalf and Gilbert, with Barr winning one statuette and Metcalf three.

"On her website in 2009, Barr gave her detailed take on where each of the main characters from the show would be in a possible Roseanne revival: Roseanne and Jackie opening the first medical marijuana dispensary in Lanford; Dan reappearing alive after faking his death; DJ being published; Mark dying in Iraq; David leaving Darlene for a woman half his age; Darlene coming out, meeting a woman and having a baby with her; Becky working at Walmart; Arnie befriending the governor of Illinois and remarrying Nancy; Bev selling a painting for $10,000; Jerry and the grandsons forming a boy band; and Bonnie being arrested for selling crack."

Per The New York Times, "Ryan Seacrest, the master Hollywood multitasker, was named Kelly Ripa’s Live co-host on Monday, giving him a high-profile platform and bringing stability to an important ABC morning show as it prepares for new competition.

“'It’s making sure the show is in the right hands — one day, eventually, I’m sure of it, I will retire,' Ms. Ripa, 46, who has been a Live host since 2001, said by phone. 'And Ryan Seacrest, who is a seamless broadcaster and a kind human being, is the one who can take this show into the future.'

"Mr. Seacrest, speaking on a separate call, heaped similar praise on Ms. Ripa. 'She is so smooth and seamless and wonderfully clever and quick — she’s part of people’s lives, in their living rooms — and I want to come in as a friend of hers and as a friend to the audience,' he said.

"The honeymoon period may be short. Starting in the fall, NBC is expected to make a renewed push for ratings supremacy in the 9 a.m. Eastern time slot that Ms. Ripa and her various wingmen have long dominated.

"In what promises to be one of the most intriguing battles of television, NBC will either schedule Megyn Kelly’s new daytime talk show against Ms. Ripa and Mr. Seacrest — cue the Kelly-versus-Kelly tabloid headlines — or move the popular Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb block of the “Today” show into direct competition with Live.

"Each outcome sets up a marquee battle. Ms. Gifford was Ms. Ripa’s Live predecessor. Ms. Kelly joined NBC in January after a successful ratings run at Fox News.

“'It’s always interesting to me when people try to pit us against other shows,' Ms. Ripa said, brushing aside a question about increased competition. 'We don’t compare ourselves to anybody because we are the only ones who do what we do.'

"Mr. Seacrest, 42, joins Ms. Ripa one year after her previous Live co-host, Michael Strahan, abruptly left for a job at Good Morning America on ABC. It was a badly bungled transition: Ms. Ripa felt blindsided by Mr. Strahan’s negotiations with ABC, which were kept secret until the last minute, and she saw ABC as slighting her show in favor of another. She did not come to work for three days while ABC did damage control.

"But Ms. Ripa, who recently signed a new multiyear contract, said she had moved on from that drama. 'Whatever brought us to here was worth it 1,000 times over,' she said. 'This is a great, great moment.'

“'We welcome Ryan’s energy, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit and look forward to all the possibilities that the future holds,' Ben Sherwood, president of the Disney-ABC Television Group, said in a statement.

Live With Kelly and Ryan, as the syndicated series will now be called, represents an important career moment for Mr. Seacrest. The program returns him to regular broadcast television a year after the end of American Idol, which he hosted on Fox for 15 seasons. A successful run on Live could give a boost to Mr. Seacrest’s personal businesses, which include a clothing line, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, and a coming skin care line. (The show also brings him another rich payday. Terms of his multiyear contract were not disclosed, but it is easily worth millions of dollars annually.)

"For ABC, which has pursued Mr. Seacrest for years, landing him required a herculean behind-the-scenes effort to rearrange his Rubik’s Cube of a schedule. Robert A. Iger, the chief executive of the Walt Disney Company, which owns ABC, was even involved, Mr. Seacrest said.

"Consider, for instance, Mr. Seacrest’s Los Angeles radio show, On Air With Ryan Seacrest, which iHeartRadio broadcasts on weekday mornings from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacific time. It will continue in its present form. But he will now work from a New York recording studio instead of a California one, at least for most of the year, and some segments during the radio program’s first hour — since it will overlap with Live — will be taped.

"Mr. Seacrest’s American Top 40, a nationally syndicated weekend radio show, will continue. So will his hosting duties for iHeart events and his affiliation with NBCUniversal’s E channel. Mr. Seacrest hosts red-carpet specials for E, and his Los Angeles-based production company supplies the network with reality shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Among his other commitments: hosting Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest for ABC, maintaining endorsement deals with Coca-Cola and Ford, and various philanthropic and nonprofit pursuits.

“'The puzzle of it all is what took a long time to figure out,' Mr. Seacrest said of the negotiations with ABC. 'I love to do a lot, but I am very conscious of making sure that no commitment is less favorite than another. They all deserve full focus, full attention, full energy.'

"In many ways, Mr. Seacrest and Ms. Ripa are mirror images. They have a peppy polish, teacup physiques and an ability — harder than it looks — to engage celebrities in entertaining conversation. They first got to know each other more than a decade ago at Walt Disney World in Florida, where they hosted a Christmas parade telecast.

"Who would land the Live hosting job had been a topic of hot speculation for the celebrity news media over the last year. Anderson Cooper? Mario Lopez? For Ms. Ripa, who had approval over who would sit beside her on “Live,” Mr. Seacrest got the job the day in November when he appeared on the show as her guest co-host and did an awkward cooking segment with his mother, Connie. (They made oyster casserole.)

“'It’s like he didn’t even know what a kitchen is,' Ms. Ripa said. 'And I thought: "Did we finally find a flaw in this person? Innnteresting.”'"

"Washington, D.C. was abuzz on Saturday, as the Peoples Climate March took over the National Mall in the morning and the White House Correspondents' Dinner, hosted by Hasan Minhaj, broadcast live in the evening.

"But inside the DAR Constitution Hall, the decibels of applause rose with the afternoon's sweltering temperatures, as Samantha Bee taped her first and only Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner, a special that spoofed the official event and aired on TBS later that night.

"The Hollywood Reporter recounts the seven things you missed:

1.     The first to speak to the press on the preshow purple carpet was Bee herself. Her first thought when she woke up on Saturday morning: "‘I'm so relaxed,’ and then I thought, ‘Oh my god, I'm throwing a party! I felt my whole body seize —is that normal?” Bee, wearing a custom black-and-white Altuzarra suit, told THR. The next thing she did: check the news for fresh material.

2.     Before the taping, Full Frontal correspondent Allana Harkin reflected on the opportunity to celebrate the press at the event. “There’s never been a time when the press has been more important, and we know that because he threatened by them,” she reflected. “People say, ‘A Trump presidency gives your show so much more material,’ but we would trade that in a heartbeat if we could avoid everything that’s been so upsetting.” CNN’s Brianna Keilar added that she was hitting the Trump-less WHCD after Bee’s event: "Today truly is about honoring the First Amendment."

3.     Though the Veep cast broke their tradition and opted out of the official WHCD, Matt Walsh turned up at Bee’s event. “I had no intention of being in Washington D.C. until receiving Sam’s invite, so I’m truly not protesting the other one,” he explained to THR. “I’m excited for Sam — she’s an old friend and I think it’s cool to counter-program the [official] event. It’s a rebellious comedic thing to do.” He also noted that his onscreen character is a much more effective press secretary than Sean Spicer: “[Spicer] creates more fires than he went out there to put out, and he doesn’t know when to stop talking. Mike is actually good at the podium. He’s an idiot, but he’s not as bad as Spicer.”

4.     Inside the DAR Constitution Hall, guests were served mac ‘n’ cheese bites, beef skewers and brussels sprout salads while perusing tweets on a giant media wall and posing at a photo booth (complete with a presidential podium). The dinner menu listed parmesan-sage popcorn, Moroccan salmon skewers and lemon curd sandwich cookies, among other offerings — and, of course, the Trump-spoofing mini taco bowls. Attendees of the event — which raised nearly $200,000 for the Committee to Protect Journalists — also received metallic Soulcycle gift bags, which also held Full Frontal notebooks, T-shirts and Liberty United bracelets made out of recycled gunmetal.

5.     “I have never stood in front of a crowd this big in my life!” Bee candidly told the audience during the taping’s first commercial break before thanking them for their support. Throughout the taping, guests received free T-shirts and were introduced to all of the Full Frontal correspondents. After it wrapped, she added, “You were all unbelievable! I don’t think I’ve ever had more fun performing ever than I did tonight.”

6.     Will Ferrell — who revived his Saturday Night Live impersonation of George W. Bush at the taping — hit the afterparty at the rooftop space of the W Hotel. Retta, Jessica Williams, Natasha Leggero, Ali Larter and Hayes MacArthur were also among those spotted at the bash, which also featured a performance by Elvis Costello. Themed cocktails like the Bad Hombre and the Nasty Woman were available at the bar (alongside blue ACLU ribbons and brightly lit marquee signs), and phones were set up so guests could “Drunk Dial Your Legislators.” At 10 p.m. local time, TVs began screening Bee’s event throughout the venue.

7.     Bee changed into a more casual black dress for the afterparty and greeted guests and friends throughout the night. "I truly had a ton of fun, and that's all I really wanted to do,” she told THR. “Honestly, it's a splendid feeling. I’m definitely going to enjoy this moment.""

Straight out of Mr. Robot, "[t]he blackmailing hacker claiming to have released as many as 10 additional episodes of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black is threatening other networks and channels.

“'We’re not quote done yet, though,' the hacking group known as The Dark Overlord wrote in a tweeted statement (neither the authenticity of the Twitter account nor the OITNB episodes on the file-sharing Pirate Bay site could be verified by Deadline). 'We’re calling you out: ABC, National Geographic, Fox, IFC, and of course Netflix, still. There’s more Netflix on the feasting menu soon (in addition to the other studios, of course), but we’ll get to that later. Enjoy the fruits of _our_ labour.'

"In a lengthier statement shared today via Twitter (but the last time Deadline checked, subsequently removed), the Dark Overlord wrote:

“'Hello, this is thedarkoverlord (@tdohack3r) here to deliver a message. We’re back again. Did you miss us? Of course, you did. We’re willing to bet Netflix did as well. Speaking of which, Netflix clearly received our message considering they’ve made public statements and was one of the first people to download a fresh copy of their own property (Hello,!) – yet they continue to remain unresponsive. With this information in mind (and the fact that leaving people on cliffhangers isn’t fun) we’ve decided to release Episodes 2-10 of Orange Is The New Black Season 5 after many lengthy discussions at the office where alcohol was present. Do note that there are 13 episodes. However, we were so early when we acquired the copies that post hadn’t gotten around to Episodes 11-13. Perhaps Netflix will consider releasing the season earlier now that the cat’s out of the bag?'

"Apparently the Season 5 episodes – 10 in all – were shared today before 6 a.m. ET, with the hackers making good on yesterday’s threat – for an unspecified ransom – to release the episodes prior to the Netflix series’ June 9 return. Netflix confirmed to Deadline that the company was “aware of the situation” and that a 'production vendor used by several major TV studios had its security compromised and the appropriate law enforcement authorities are involved.' The streaming service told AP it is an 'active situation' that the FBI and others are investigating."

Per Variety, "Gordon Ramsay is set to open a Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace, Ramsay announced Friday.

"He unveiled the plans for the restaurant live to his fans on Facebook, with the new eatery expected to open this winter. To commemorate the announcement, Ramsay ignited his series’ 17-foot signature pitchfork, transported straight from the set of the Fox show, in the center of Caesars’ fountains. This marks Ramsay’s fifth Las Vegas restaurant and extends his partnership with Caesars Entertainment.

“'Fans of the show have been asking us to bring a Hell’s Kitchen restaurant to life since day one, so I’m thrilled to finally be doing it here at Caesars Palace,' Ramsay said. 'A key element of the show’s success has always been the diners’ experience, so we are excited for guests in Las Vegas to feel like they too are part of the show – flames and all.'

"Situated on one of the busiest corners in Las Vegas, the restaurant will seat nearly 300 guests, feature indoor and Strip-adjacent patio dining and will offer a daily themed brunch, dinner and bar menu. It will take its cue directly from the eponymous ITV Entertainment and Fox primetime series seen worldwide by millions of viewers, and will shine the spotlight on many of the show’s cast/chef recipes and dishes featured on the show, including many of Ramsay’s signature dishes.

"Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen is a partnership between Gordon Ramsay and Caesars Entertainment in conjunction with ITV America."

If you just don't know what to do to pass the time between season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, here is a straight up rip off to help you along.  "Navigating marriage to a total stranger, Vanessa Nelson won over Married at First Sight fans on her season of Kinetic Content’s hit show. But after the show ended, happily ever after did as well for the corporate events manager, who eventually divorced her match, Tres Russell. On Married at First Sight: Second Chances, Nelson gets another shot at love as she dates multiple suitors with the guidance of MAFS‘s experts, including Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Pastor Calvin Roberson and Rachel DeAlto. Nelson’s blogging about her journey exclusively for People.

"Guys galore, countless dates and a second chance? How lucky can a girl be?! This second chance didn’t come easy. As I watch the first episode of the next chapter in my life, the opening scenes are all about my previous search for Mr. Right and everything that happens when being married is just wrong! Seeing myself look disappointed, frustrated and totally exhausted isn’t the Vanessa I know anymore and as the dating begins, I say hello to the new me.

"Let’s start with the question on everyone’s mind. What would you do if you had a line of guys waiting to meet you? Freak out! I was so excited and flattered that so many men wanted a few minutes just to meet me. I also tried not to panic about meeting 100 guys in one day. I’m a hard-working lady, but speed dating this many guys should be a world record. If I can give any advice about speed dating, it’s keep an open mind, lots of energy drinks and have fun!

"The guys were so fun and up for anything during our speed dates. I got so many thoughtful presents, some cheesy pick-up lines and even a magic trick. My first dater was a guy named Andre and I loved that he brought me books and thought of my intellectual side. Chris was absolutely hilarious and rapped the entire three minutes we had together. Good thing he was cute! There were also a lot of interesting (and by interesting I mean weird, crazy and possibly insane) men. It was so awkward when I wasn’t interested in a guy at the next date. I definitely didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings but I also didn’t waste anyone’s time.

"Having my girls with me helped so much. They asked embarrassing questions, picked up on things I didn’t see and grilled these guys to a crisp. At our next group date, I loved seeing my friend Monique and my sister Kenya make these guys squirm. I wanted to use this second date to see who was going to step up and who was really going to show me their personality. Cutting the group down from 100 to 50 wasn’t easy. It’s all over my face that I have to cut this group in half again!

"Dr. Pepper [LOL} gives some great advice during this second event: that I need to watch how the guys interact with each other. Out of nowhere this arm wrestling competition breaks out and I am less than impressed. I’m thinking if a guy has to do that much work to prove his 'manliness,' then he’s probably compensating for some other things. Hmmmm. By the end of that night, I had a pretty good idea of the guys I wanted to continue to date. Splitting the group in two and breaking up with one half was so difficult! Talk about awkward. There were so many great guys, but I can’t date 50 guys at once.

"This dating experience is one that can teach someone watching so much. Dating isn’t always easy and dating a large group of competitive men made this experience even crazier. I can’t wait to share the rest of the season with everyone and I hope to inspire people to never get knocked down in love. There’s always a second chance!"

Per Mashable, "[f]orget the questions you’re meant to ask about potential soulmates, 'Does she have a good sense of humor?' 'Does he like cats?' Who cares!

"The only real question you need to be asking yourself if you want to find a solid life partner is 'Do they watch HGTV?' 

"Why, you might wonder, does this help me? What about being a devoted viewer of our country’s very best cable channel makes someone a better life partner? Well, let me tell youuuuuuuuu.

"First and most importantly, a love of HGTV proves that you are curious and care about other people. House Hunters (and it’s more escapist cousin House Hunters International), Love It or List It, Beachfront Bargain Hunters, Caribbean Life, Log Cabin Living. They’re all about other people’s lives. 

"If you’re capable of getting invested, even if just for 30 minutes, in the mundane choices that strangers on TV make about their homes, think about how good you’d be at caring about someone IRL. Find someone who dedicates an entire afternoon to binge-watching House Hunters, and they’re gonna be the best partner ever.

"The flipside of this is that anyone who gets into these shows also gets off on judging the choices of others. And what could possibly make someone more fun to hang out with than a finely-honed ability to make fun of other people? Nothing brings people together like a shared hatred of someone else’s need to have a man cave or a kitchen dripping in marble countertops.

"An obsession with HGTV is also a sign that you’ll be a great partner when the time comes to take the plunge into the real estate market together. You don’t watch all those shows without picking up a few practical pointers.

"Watching renovations marathons together is also a genius way of assessing whether you share the same values and priorities when it comes to how you live. And it's an excellent way to fantasize about the kind of house — not to mention the kind of relationship — you'd like to build together.

"Obviously if you're not looking to settle down, you probably don't want to hook up with someone who prefers to spend 24-48 hours every weekend glued to the couch. (Though, honestly, don't knock that lifestyle unless you've tried it.) This advice only applies if you're looking to land someone for the long term.

"If that's you and, heaven forbid, your crush is not a fan of watching people house hunt and squabble over paint colors and the need for a giant living room in which to entertain, drop them like you'd drop a termite-infested three-bedroom fixer upper."