Trevor Noah Today Will be Officially Named the New Daily Show Host
Trevor Noah today will be officially named the new Daily Show host
“You don’t believe it for the first few hours,” says the South African comedian, reacting to the news, telling the NY Times: “You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you’re in a place where you can’t really get alcohol.” Noah joined The Daily Show in December and has only made three appearances on the show. Meanwhile, Jon Stewart said in a statement: “I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor. He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with.” Stewart added that he “may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!” PLUS: An examination of Noah’s Twitter and YouTube profile, and Noah tweets: “No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show! UPDATE: Read the official announcement.
Doctor Who to get a visit from Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones
“It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing,” says showrunner Steven Moffat, “but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell.”
John Oliver mocks The Jinx, takes a stand against April Fool’s Day
“We are off the air this week because to boost ratings on HBO, I plan to murder and dismember a friend of mine,” joked the “Last Week Tonight” host. He then proceeded to blast April Fool’s, saying: “April Fool’s Day is to comedy as St. Patrick’s Day is to Irish culture.”
The Walking Dead season finale: Stupidity combined with excellence
“No matter what happens in the middle of a season, good or bad, The Walking Dead tends to do premieres and finales very well,” says Alan Sepinwall. “This is the first time, though, that the series has ended a season with a 90-minute episode, and while the extra-long Conquer had some excellent things in it, it also had a number of stupid things, even if the latter occasionally got overtaken by the former.” PLUS: It was an ambitious finale, the ending was disappointingly flat, and Norman Reedus on the finale.
AMC releases the first Fear the Walking Dead promo
The first promo for the Los Angeles-based series reveals a big spoiler.
Jamie Foxx accused of transphobia with Bruce Jenner joke at iHeartRadio Awards
“We got some groundbreaking performances here, too, tonight,” Foxx said. “We got Bruce Jenner, who will be here doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself.”
AMC teases Badlands
The “genre-bending” martial arts series is from the producers of Smallville.
BBC chief gets a death threat over Jeremy Clarkson axing
London’s Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement it was looking into “an allegation of threats to kill” against Tony Hall, the director general of the BBC.
SNL hits a season low with Dwayne Johnson
Johnson, hosting for the 4th time, appeared to have hosted on a bad night for NBC’s schedule. PLUS: Johnson revives The Rock Obama, and Kate McKinnon debuts her Robert Durst impression.
Jason Alexander accused of ditching a smaller play to replace Larry David on Broadway
Alexander pulled out of a smaller play despite months of promotion, according to Page Six, so he could succeed David in Fish in the Dark.
Tracey Ullman’s mom dies in a house fire
The comedian’s mother, Doreen Skinner, 85, reportedly died from a “careless disposal” of a cigarette that sparked a blaze in her bedroom.
Jimmy Fallon thanks James Corden for not going by “Jimmy”
“I already have enough trouble,” the Tonight Show host said in his Thank You Notes segment. PLUS: See Corden in his underwear with David Beckham.
The “Robin Williams Tunnel” gets closer to reality
A bill to rename the rainbow tunnel north of San Francisco after Williams took a step closer to reality after it passed the California State Assembly’s transportation committee last week with a 16-0 vote.
Will Smith and Tatyana Ali have a Fresh Prince reunion
The pair reunited at the 2015 Black Girls Rock event.
Louis CK helped roast NYC’s mayor
Watch as the Louie star became the “Luther” to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Judge Judy’s Hot Bench is a surprise syndication hit
The “ridiculous”-sounding series starring three legal heavyweights weighing on lesser court cases has proven “that sometimes all it takes to revive a tired television genre is a single format tweak, a leap of faith by local stations and the willingness of the American public to play along,” according to the NY Times.
The Flash cast members sing the Firefly theme
Jesse L. Martin, Carlos Valdes, and Rick Cosnett sang The Ballad of Serenity in honor of Joss Whedon for his donation to their Kickstarter plans for a musical.