Donald Trump Boosts Stephen Colbert to His Best Ratings since the Premiere

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Donald Trump Boosts Stephen Colbert to his best ratings since the premiere

Colbert’s Late Show was able to crush Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show in total viewers last night, despite Fallon's Empire spoof Jimpire. PLUS: With Trump and Ted Cruz, Colbert has mastered the “funny, polite, not fawning interview,” and was Colbert too gentle to Trump?


Andy Samberg’s Emmy HBO Now account has been deactivated

While HBO was tipped off on the stunt beforehand, the account quickly hit login limits, which resulted in its deactivation.


Kevin Hart to kick off Trevor Noah’s Daily Show

Next week’s guest list will also include the co-founder of Tinder, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ryan Adams. PLUS: Noah urges his correspondents to read through all their tweets to avoid what happened to him.


The Muppets opens to 8.9 million, Scream Queens disappoints

Meanwhile, CBS’ Limitless premiered to 9.8 million viewers. PLUS: Neil Patrick Harris' Best Time Ever jumps 22%.


China’s president cracks a House of Cards joke during his U.S. visit

President Xi Jinping was in Seattle Tuesday when he insisted his crackdown on corruption of speech wasn’t a “House of Cards.”


Amazon sets 6 fall pilots starring Christina Ricci, Yvonne Strahovski, Tig Notaro

Check out pics from the new pilots, also starring Mary Lynn Rajskub, Anna Camp and Ryan Kwanten.


Susan Sarandon exits Epix’s Graves

She’ll no longer play the first lady opposite President Nick Nolte due to "artistic differences.”


Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton will host a Nickelodeon show

Newton will help children’s dreams come true on I Wanna Be.


BBC plans to adapt 3 JK Rowling novels into TV series

Rowling’s three crime books written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith — The Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm and Career of Evil — will be turned into crime series The Cormoran Strike Mysteries.


American reality stars involved in a brawl on Britain’s Celebrity Big Brother talk show

Housemates Farrah Abraham, Jenna Jameson and Janice Dickinson were involved in the fracas, which occurred on spinoff talk show Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. The fight, which was not shown on TV, prompted the police to visit the set.


Transparent’s Bradley Whitford and Amy Landecker are dating in real life

But the two actors didn’t meet on set since they’ve never filmed scenes together.


HBO to celebrate The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s 40th anniversary

The cult comedy will be shown on HBO on Sept. 26 at midnight.


Basketball Wives: LA renews for Season 5

The VH1 reality show has been renewed ahead of its Season 4 finale.


Amy Poehler and Nick Kroll have split

The couple dated for two years following Poehler’s divorce from Will Arnett.