Donald Trump Settles His Miss Universe Dispute With NBC Before Tonight’s Fallon Visit

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Donald Trump settles his Miss Universe dispute with NBC before tonight’s Jimmy Fallon visit

Trump announced on Twitter he bought NBC’s stake in the pageant, ending his legal disputes with NBC Universal and Univision. "Just purchased NBC’s half of The Miss Universe Organization and settled all lawsuits against them,” he tweeted. "Now own 100% — stay tuned!”


Why Stephen Colbert’s interview with Joe Biden was remarkable television

Colbert and the vice president were, says Russell Berman, “two Irish Catholic brothers-in-grief" on last night's Late Show. He adds that the emotional interview "was so much more than the light-hearted gab session or earnest defense of policy viewers are used to seeing when a politician sits down with a comedian. Much of that had to do with the host, who is reintroducing himself to a network audience after years of cloaking himself in character on cable. Colbert, in fact, shed much more than the conservative-blowhard persona when Biden walked on stage; he ditched the veneer of comedy altogether, treating most of the interview as if he were, well, Charlie Rose.”


Stephen Colbert’s Uber hecklers praise The Late Show host

The three Taxi drivers weren’t removed after they interrupted Colbert’s interview with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick during Thursday's taping. Instead, Colbert quieted them down and raised their concerns directly to Kalanick. "We let the interview go forward,” says one of the cabbies. "To be honest, we really felt that Stephen Colbert asked the right question."


NBC’s NFL Kickoff game attracts 25 million viewers

The Patriots-Steelers game was up 7% over last year’s Packers-Seahawks opener.


SNL’s Pete Davidson honors his firefighter dad killed on 9/11

"Can't believe it's been 14 years,” he wrote on Instagram. "Over 2/3 of my life without you. It feels like it was just yesterday. There's not a day that goes by where I don't think of you. You're my hero. Can't wait to see you again someday RIP dad.”


Will there be an apology when Vanessa Williams judges Miss America?

According to TMZ, Williams is under the impression that she’ll receive an apology for the pageant taking away her crown three decades ago. Meanwhile, the pageant thinks Williams is the one who has to apologize.


Scream Queens adds Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son

Ryan Murphy tweeted that Patrick Schwarzenegger, 21, is the latest addition to his Fox show's cast. No other details were revealed.


Jimmy Fallon: “We all win” with Stephen Colbert’s new late-night show

“I love Stephen,” Fallon tells Ellen DeGeneres. “I mean he’s, just as you know, one of the nicest guys out there. So I think the more the merrier. I think it just brings more attention to late night. It gets more people watching TV in general. So I think we all win. I mean there’s room for everybody.” PLUS: Andy Samberg tries to bring back planking with Fallon.


Here’s your first look at DC's Legends of Tomorrow’s Hawkgirl and Hawkman

CW has provided a first glimpse of the DC Comics superheroes in costume.


Richard Roundtree joins The Player

He’ll recur as Wesley Snipes’ mentor on the NBC drama.


Seth Meyers puts Neil Patrick Harris through an Acting Obstacle Course

Late Night put Harris through every possible TV and movie trope.


How to Get Away with Murder reveals its Season 2 trailer

The season premiere promises to reveal the killer — and it won’t be the craziest “OMG” moment.


Justin Bieber breaks Ellen’s camera with a T-shirt gun

During a taping this week, Bieber decided to aim a T-shirt gun at one of Ellen’s camera lenses.


James Corden joins the Phantom of the Opera cast

The Late Late Show’s Broadway dreams came true after performing the Phantom on the street.


Jimmy Kimmel hunts for water-wasters, Law & Order-style

Watch Kimmel team with the L.A. Department of Water and Power for Law & Water. PLUS: Kimmel fools people into thinking the iPhone 1 is the iPhone 6S.


Steven Moffat won’t rule out a Doctor Who musical episode

But he will definitely rule out doing a live episode.


Glee’s Vanessa Lengies returning to Fox

She’s been tapped for the Frankenstein-themed Lookinglass.


Bones stars get animated

Check out the cartoon version of Booth and Brennan.


How Under the Dome approached its final episode

"We wanted to have a satisfying conclusion that made the audience feel like they had been on this journey and there was an end to it,” says exec producer Neal Baer. "In a way, we gave ourselves an ending that really ended the show.” PLUS: CBS’ decision felt like a mercy killing.