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<![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Trump's Racist Comments]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:36:41 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TrumpScreen-Shot-2018-01-16-at-3.35.24-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at how Trump has pulled off another successful pivot -- this time from a conversation about whether he's mentally unstable to a conversation about the fact that he's a racist.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Duchovny Thinks Agent Mulder Is the Worst]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:28:38 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/davidScreen-Shot-2018-01-16-at-3.26.45-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers asks David Duchovny whether he think his character, Agent Mulder, is a good FBI agent. Duchovny says he's "the worst," and hasn't solved a case in over 200 episodes. 

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<![CDATA['Tonight': James Taylor Sings 'Fire and Rain' Parody ]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:13:13 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tjf_hlt_s5e059_802_jamestaylor_fireandfury_20180115-151608903817400002.jpg

Jimmy Fallon as James Taylor debuts "Fire and Fury" - a parody of his classic "Fire and Rain."

<![CDATA['Tonight': Password with Sprouse, Fonda and Tomlin]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:07:45 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/fondaScreen-Shot-2018-01-16-at-3.05.31-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and Cole Sprouse team up against Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in the game Password.

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<![CDATA['Real Housewives' Star Jill Zarin's Husband Dies at 71]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:59:52 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-543501328.jpg

Bobby Zarin, husband of former "Real Housewives of New York City" star Jill Zarin, has passed away after battling cancer for several years, "Today" reported. He was 71.

"With the heaviest of hearts, we are devastated to share the news that our beloved Bobby Zarin passed away peacefully today surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer," read a statement posted to Jill Zarin's website on Saturday. "There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are. Thank you, everyone, for all your love and support during this difficult time."

In addition to Jill, 54, Bobby left behind children David Zarin, 41; Jennifer Zarin, 38; Jonathan Zarin, 35; and stepdaughter Ally Shapiro, 25.

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<![CDATA[New Ford Mustang Bullitt Pays Tribute to Classic SF Movie]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:18:45 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_18015007751744.jpg

Ford Motor Co. debuted a new Mustang Bullitt in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Steve McQueen film of the same name Sunday at the Detroit auto show.

The limited-edition Mustang Bullitt features a 5.0-liter V8 engine that packs at least 475 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque and tops out at 163 mph.

The new car pays tribute to the car in the classic movie set in San Francisco with cool exteriors as well as interiors: Dark Highland Green exterior paint and subtle chrome accents; interior highlights include 12-inch all-digital LCD instrument cluster and black leather-trimmed seats with unique green accent stitching.

“This new Bullitt is, as Steve McQueen was, effortlessly cool,” said Darrell Behmer, Mustang chief designer. “As a designer, it’s my favorite Mustang — devoid of stripes, spoilers and badges. It doesn’t need to scream about anything — it’s just cool.”

Molly McQueen, granddaughter of "Bullitt" star Steve McQueen, starred in a special movie to introduce the new car at the North American International Auto Show, in which she raced a new Mustang Bullitt through a parking structure battling a Dodge Charger for the final free space.

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<![CDATA[Aziz Ansari Responds to Sexual Misconduct Allegation]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:17:48 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-693141552.jpg

Aziz Ansari late Sunday confirmed an encounter with an anonymous woman who accused the comedian of sexual assault on the website babe.net, and said that it was "by all indications completely consensual."

Ansari said he was "surprised and concerned" after he received text messages from the woman which said his behavior made her uncomfortable.

According to babe.net, a woman said she went on a date in September 2017 in New York with Ansari, who she called "aggressive." She said it was "by far the worst experience with a man I've ever had.”

The report included screenshots of text messages it said were between Ansari and the woman the next day. The image shows Ansari saying that "it was fun meeting" her, and the woman responding by saying the night made her "uncomfortable" and "uneasy." She added that he "ignored clear non-verbal cues; you kept going with advances."

In the statement, Ansari said: "I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said."

A text message screenshot shows Ansari replying that he "misread things in the moment" and was "truly sorry."

"I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue," Ansari added in his statement.

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<![CDATA[Murray, Armisen Return to 'SNL' as Bannon, Wolff]]> Sun, 14 Jan 2018 04:17:33 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/Screen+Shot+2018-01-14+at+3.53.06+AM.png

The new year started with some old faces.

"Saturday Night Live" alumni Bill Murray and Fred Armisen returned to play Trump surrogate Steve Bannon and author Michael Wolff for the cold open in a spoof version of MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Armisen played Wolff, author of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," which the Trump administration has called "fiction" and "full of lies." Some have called out the real Wolff for factual errors in the book, which was released on Jan. 5. 

When questioned on the veracity of "Fire and Fury," Armisen's Wolff responded, "You got the gist, so shut up. You know, even the stuff that’s not true? It’s true."

After "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough (Alex Moffat) introduced Bannon, Murray slid off a Grim Reaper hood and declared the "Bannon dynasty is dawning."

The real Bannon stepped down at Breitbart News after explosive comments about President Donald Trump's children were published in Wolff's book. Trump was livid about the remarks in "Fire and Fury," sources told the Associated Press.  

When asked if he would re-enter politics, Murray's Bannon said, "I convinced this country to elect Donald and I can do it again."

"I am auditioning candidates: Logan Paul, Martin Shkreli, the Subway guy Jared Fogle -- he's back, he's electable," he said. "It's time for America to slide down the Bannon-ster."

As "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski (Kate McKinnon) lamented there was no one who could save the country, Oprah Winfrey (Leslie Jones) called into the show to discuss a possible presidential run in 2020.

The real Winfrey sparked questions about a potential run after delivering a powerful speech at the 2018 Golden Globes, calling for "a brighter morning even in our darkest nights."

"I'm a celebrity so I'm qualified," she said. "There's only one job in the world more powerful than being president -- being Oprah." 

Colin Jost and Michael Che kicked off "Weekend Update" with President Donald Trump's controversial remark about immigration.

"The most insane thing is that Trump said all of this racist stuff right before Martin Luther King Day, which is like pounding a case of beer on your way to rehab," Jost said about Trump referring to Haiti and African nations as "s--thole countries." 

"Here's the thing, my job is to make jokes about the news. Trump saying something racist isn’t exactly news anymore," Che said. "It’d be news if Trump said, 'You know what we need more of in this country? Haitians.'"

The segment also touched on the Wall Street Journal report that Trump allegedly paid a porn star, nicknamed "Stormy Daniels," $130,000 to keep her from speaking about a sexual encounter with him.

"So at least there’s one storm Trump will pay for," Jost deadpanned as an image of the Puerto Rican flag and island appeared on the screen.

On the subject of a potential Winfrey presidential run in 2020, Che lamented, "Can't we just have a regular one for a while?"

"I'm tired of all these fun ideas for president," he said. "I miss boring politics. I miss when people would ask me, 'Hey, did you hear what the president said?' and I'd be like, 'No.'"

Then Jones' Winfrey and her longtime beau Stedman Graham (Chris Redd), joined "Weekend Update" to talk about a potential campaign. 

Actor Sam Rockwell was the host and used his opening monologue to sing and dance about being the show's leading man, mocking how he is usually "not the main guy, but the other guy.”

Musical guest Halsey performed two songs, "Bad at Love" and "You and I" with G-Eazy.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Camila Cabello Says She Almost Kissed Nick Jonas]]> Sat, 13 Jan 2018 01:34:52 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ccabello+fallon.jpg

Camila Cabello reveals how Barack Obama made her cry, how she covered a wardrobe malfunction at Madison Square Garden and how she almost ended up locking lips with Nick Jonas on New Year's Eve.

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<![CDATA['Tonight' Thank You Notes: Steve Bannon Leaving Breitbart]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:31:09 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/204*120/jfallonthanks11318.png

Jimmy Fallon pens thank you notes to Kim Jong Un, asking someone to go ice-skating and other things.

<![CDATA[After Criticism, Megyn Kelly Takes Back Weight Comments]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:17:11 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Megyn+Kelly+Shaming.jpg

After sparking criticism by supporting the notion that shaming can in some cases help women lose weight and stay out of the fridge, Megyn Kelly took back her remarks on her morning show Friday.

"I do not endorse this reality" of fat-shaming, Kelly said on "Megan Kelly Today." "In fact, I loathe it."

Kelly's turn-around comes after her Thursday interview with Maria King, the "fit mom" who drew her own backlash with a 2013 photo that showed off her toned abs, her three kids and the headline "What's your excuse?"

King told Kelly she has since softened her message to fellow moms. Instead of focusing on excuses women have to not exercise, she is focusing on reasons why they want to. While the change has helped her keep her 75,000 Instagram followers, Kelly said that her old message may not have been so bad.

"You should parlay the shaming thing into a professional business," Kelly told King. "Some of us want to be shamed. When I was in law school and I was gaining weight, I said to my stepfather, 'If you see me going into that kitchen one more time, you say, 'Where you going fat-a...?'' And it works."

Kelly's comments drew criticism on social media, with many people rebuking the idea of using name-calling as a means to stay healthy.

"The View" co-host Meghan McCain wrote on Twitter, "I was publicly fat shammed early on in my career and it sent me to therapy. Trust me, there are real life ramifications for fat shaming of any kind, it is NEVER acceptable. We should be fostering a healthy culture that celebrates all women of all sizes."

Author Brian Cuban also said he was fat shamed, which he called bullying. "You need to (think) of the wider ramifications of such statements," he wrote on Twitter.

Kelly opened her Friday show by addressing the controversial segment, saying judgment is not the answer to weight loss.

"I, like every woman I know, still wrestle with body image and still cringe when I hear a person attacked for his or her weight. Please know I would never encourage that toward any person. I've been thinking a lot about why I once encouraged it toward myself.

"What I know for sure is that weight is an issue for millions of people, thin and heavy alike. And neither deserves to be judged or shamed for how they choose to handle that struggle."

Fitness trainer Bob Harper and psychologist Jennifer Hartstein joined Kelly on Friday, with Harper saying he approaches this "sensitive subject" with "a firm kindness" toward his clients, instead of what he called a "hard approach" of shaming and judgment.

Hartstein added that while a hard approach can, in fact, resonate with some people, shaming can make others eat even more.

Kelly also opened up about the weight and health struggles she and her own family have faced. Kelly said her "entire family is or has been overweight or obese," with her sister at one point weighing over 300 pounds and getting gastric bypass surgery to lose weight. Kelly also shared a memory of a neighbor calling her mother "fat."

Kelly added that she herself was "chubby" in middle school and faced bullying before later taking diet pills — once reducing her intake to 500 calories a day.

"I was scared to gain weight because of the insane standard this country holds its women to," she continued. "And because I was and remain afraid of dying in my 40s, which happened to my father."

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<![CDATA[Late Night Hosts Slam Trump for 'S--thole Countries' Remark]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 03:40:44 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/latenighthosts.jpg

Late night hosts pulled no punches to blast President Donald Trump for referring to African nations and Haiti as "s--thole countries."

Trump's vulgar comments came during a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators Thursday at the White House, a Democratic aide briefed on the meeting told NBC News.

The news inspired "Late Night" host Seth Meyers to do a segment called "Seth Has to Walk Away for a Minute."

Meyers left his desk, and off camera could be heard muttering, "At what point, at what point, do you just have some common decency -- some, some human emotion?"

During Meyer's "Closer Look" segment, he speculated that maybe Trump meant the remark as a compliment.

"After all," he said, "Trump does all his best tweets when he's sitting on the s--thole."

On "The Daily Show," Trevor Noah, a South African native, started on the topic by calling the president a racist.

"Personally, as someone from South S--thole, I'm offended, Mr. President," Noah said. 

He joked that African countries will hear about the news in "a few weeks" but "as soon as the news donkey reaches our village, we'll be so mad."

The "Daily Show" host also criticized Trump for allegedly saying he wants more immigrants from Norway, which Noah called the "whitest country."

"He didn't even go with, like, a more subtle country that might leave it up in the air," he said. "Like, 'We need to let in more people from Portugal,' and you're like 'hmm, what does that mean?'"

Stephen Colbert opened "The Late Show" by calling Trump "unstable" and "reactionary," contrasting the president's assertion Saturday that he is a "stable genius."

"Sir, they're not s--thole countries," Colbert said. "For one, Donald Trump isn't their president."

Imitating Trump's voice, Colbert said, "You get what I'm saying, I'm saying I'm a racist."

Jimmy Kimmel called it "unfathomable" that Trump is "the guy running our country."

This was the latest political monologue by Kimmel in recent months. He's used the opening of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to condemn Congress' attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, talking in personal terms about his infant son Billy's health complications.

"Listen, I'm sure the fact that the countries he described as s--tholes are mostly populated by people of color and the immigrants he wants from Norway are not is a coincidence," Kimmel said. "Because, if it wasn't, it would mean we voted for a racist, like a real one and we'd have to get pitchforks and chase him out of the White House."

"What a s--thole," Kimmel concluded.

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<![CDATA['Late Night' Closer Look: Trump on Russia Probe, Immigration]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:10:19 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/206*120/seth+closer+look.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at President Donald Trump's comments about the Russia probe and immigration policies.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Jake Tapper on Interviewing Stephen Miller]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:45:26 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/jake+tapper+late+night.jpg

Seth Meyers talks to CNN's Jake Tapper about his recent, tense interview with Stephen Miller, an adviser to President Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Charades With Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins]]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:47:45 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/gal+gadot+tonight+show.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and Gal Gadot battle it out against Patty Jenkins and The Roots' Tarik Trotter in a competitive game of charades.

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<![CDATA['Tonight' Hashtags: #WorstFirstDate]]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:34:52 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/tonight+show+hashtag.jpg

Jimmy Fallon reads his favorite tweets with the hashtag #WorstFirstDate.

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<![CDATA[Singer Seal Slams Oprah as 'Part of the Problem']]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:40:36 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/oprahseal.jpg

Well, if Oprah Winfrey does ultimately decide to throw her hat into the political ring for 2020, we now know there's at least one vote she won't be receiving... that of the singer Seal.

The singer recently shared a post on social media with Winfrey alongside disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein with the caption "When you have been part of the problem for decades, but suddenly they all think you are the solution #SanctimoniousHollywood."

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Seal added a personal caption to the photo throwing additional shade in Winfrey's direction.

"Oh I forgot, that's right.....you'd heard the rumors but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young starry-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into. My bad."

Seal was both commended and condemned in the comments section of his post, but one celebrity coming to Oprah's defense was supermodel Chrissy Teigen.

“Hmm. Let’s just say we’ve all heard things about each other, haven’t we?” wrote Teigen.

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<![CDATA[Mary J. Blige Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame]]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:19:50 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_18011812422138.jpg

What's the 411? Mary J. Blige has been honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday.

The hip-hop crooner received the 2,626th star on the Boulevard during a ceremony that was emceed by Sean "Diddy" Combs. Combs executive produced Blige’s debut album. The 1992 platinum-selling record spawned six singles, including the chart-topping hits "Real Love" and "You Remind Me."

"I am so grateful," Blige said during the ceremony, NBC News reported. "On this day, my birthday, God put my name on a star."

Born in the Bronx, Blige signed with Uptown Records in 1989 and became the label’s youngest and first female artist at the age of 18.

The nine-time Grammy winner has since released 12 albums during the course of her career, with her most recent, 2017’s "Strength of a Woman," detailing the emotional ending of her nearly 13-year marriage.

At the time, Blige, who also celebrates her 47th birthday Thursday, said her harrowing journey through pain and self-discovery has not left her without hope for the future.

"I haven't given up on love, but I definitely gave up on marriage for a while. I think I'm good on marriage for a while," she said in an interview with the Associated Press.

The songstress branched out into acting, appearing in Tyler Perry’s "I Can Do Bad All by Myself" and starring alongside Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, and Russell Brand in 2012’s "Rock of Ages." Blige has also guest starred on television shows like "How to Get Away With Murder," "Empire," and NBC’s "30 Rock."

Blige has recently been recognized for her acting work, receiving Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, and Critics’ Choice Award nominations for her role in "Mudbound." She also received a Golden Globe nomination for best original song for "Mighty River."

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<![CDATA[Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele Among Directors Guild Nominees]]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:58:39 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gerwigjordan.jpg

Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele are among the five directors who have been recognized for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America. The Guild announced its feature film nominees Thursday, including Gerwig for the coming-of age film "Lady Bird" Peele for his horror sensation "Get Out."

Guillermo del Toro also scored his first DGA nomination for "The Shape of Water," as did Martin McDonagh for his revenge tale "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." Christopher Nolan got his fourth for "Dunkirk."

Winners will be revealed at a Feb. 3 ceremony.

With nearly 16,000 members, including television and commercial directors, the guild often selects a more populist lineup when compared with the selections of the nearly 400 members of the directors' branch of the film academy.

Oscar nomination voting closes Friday.