Donald Trump Cancels Tonight’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Appearance

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Donald Trump cancels tonight’s Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance

Kimmel tells Howard Stern he learned of the cancelation last night, leaving his staff to scramble and fill a vacant guest spot for Tuesday’s Brooklyn show. Jay-Z was already slated to be tonight’s lead guest, but Tracy Morgan might be bumped up from appearing on Thursday’s show. Meanwhile, a Trump spokesperson says: “Due to a political obligation, Mr. Trump is rescheduling his appearance and looks forward to being on the show in the next few weeks.”

Rosie O’Donnell to take on Cookie on Empire

According to Page Six, Rosie already filmed a stint on the Fox hit. “She’s playing a character, not herself,” says a source, “and she does have scenes with Cookie.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer boosts Monday Night Football’s ratings

Last night’s ratings peaked around the time the trailer was shown at halftime.

Dr. Phil extended through 2020

That means Dr. Phil McGraw’s talk show will be on for at least 18 seasons.

Colin Jost is no longer a co-head writer on SNL

The Weekend Update co-anchor became a co-head writer in Season 38. But as of this season, he’s just a regular writer, presumably so he can focus on Update.

E! renews Ryan Seacrest’s red carpet deal

Under a new deal, Seacrest will continue hosting Live From the Red Carpet.

James Corden sings for Ellen — with Harry Potter, Sherlock and the Queen

Watch The Late Late Show host belt out, “Get Elley on the telly.”

Comedy Central orders Detroiters, a comedy from Jason Sudeikis and Lorne Michaels

Sudeikis is reuniting with his former SNL boss on a comedy about two ad men who attempt to revive Detroit. SNL vet Tim Robinson will star alongside Veep’s Sam Richardson, with Sudeikis making occasional appearances.

“The most Fargo thing” happened on last night’s Fargo

Season 2’s second episode featured a fantastic homage to the movie. PLUS: Behind the scenes of that gruesome sequence, Jesse Plemons says his character was described as being “like a cow,” Patrick Wilson is finally getting the mainstream break he deserves, the facial expressions last night were terrific, how much are the Coen Brothers involved in Season 2?, and Kirsten Dunst on Peggy’s mental state.