Day: November 10, 2017

With U.S. forcing RT channel to register as Russian agency, Redacted Tonight’s Lee Camp responds

The U.S. Justice Department has ordered RT America to register as a foreign agent of Russia by Monday, or risk the federal government seizing the assets of the Kremlin-backed cable channel. RT America, in turn, vowed to challenge the order in court, which is based on 1938 legislation signed to prevent pro-Nazi actions on American soil. Over in Moscow, Kremlin officials also have warned they may reciprocate by placing restrictions on American journalists who work in Russia. “If someone starts to fight dirty, perverting the law by using it as a tool to eradicate the TV station, every move...

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truTV renews The Chris Gethard Show for 10 more weeks in Spring 2018

Chris Gethard revealed on last night’s live episode of The Chris Gethard Show that it wouldn’t be the last time to tune into Gethard and friends on truTV. In fact, the network will bring TCGS back for 10 more hour-long episodes in spring 2018. So far this fall, Gethard has welcomed the likes of Method Man, John Oliver, Wanda Sykes, John Mulaney, Gillian Jacobs, Tig Notaro, Patton Oswalt,Ellie Kemper, Adam Palley and more to his set, interacting both with a live audience in studio as well as fans online. Gethard let one of his fans become the first to know before telling any of us. The Chris Gethard...

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Huge in France: Netflix orders new series and stand-up special from Gad Elmaleh

Good news for Gad Elmaleh and Gad’s fans today! Netflix announced Elmaleh will star in an eight-episode series based on his life, career and move from France to the United States, called Huge in France, as well as a second English language stand-up special. His first comedy special in English, Gad Gone Wild, premiered on Netflix this January. Elmaleh co-created and will executive produce Huge In France with showrunners Jarrad Paul and Andy Mogel (The D-Train, The Grinder). The series logline: Gad is a hugely famous comedian… In France. At an emotional crossroads, he leaves it all behind and moves to...

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HBO, Netflix, FX drop Louis CK from future programming

Within hours of The New York Times story publishing on-the-record accounts of women recounting incidents in which Louis CK forced them to watch him masturbate, Netflix announced it has dropped plans for the second in a two-special deal with the comedian, while HBO not only unlisted him from its upcoming Night of Too Many Stars fundraising special, but also scrubbed him entirely from its website. His new film, I Love You, Daddy, which had premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this summer, also will no longer be released publicly. The official statements… HBO: “Louis C.K. will no longer be...

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