Critic's Notebook: Samantha Bee's 'Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner' Roasts, Celebrates The Press
Jake Tapper, Peaches and Will Ferrell's George W. Bush were among the guests at Samantha Bee's dinner for the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Taco salads, ACLU ribbons, Bad Hombre cocktails, Elvis Costello's performance and 'Veep' actor Matt Walsh's Sean Spicer slam.
Inside Samantha Bee's 'Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner': Will Ferrell's Roast, Alternate Timelines, Fox News In Memoriam
Will Ferrell made a surprise appearance as George W. Bush, and Steve Buscemi, Allison Janney, Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, Kumail Nanjiani, Billy Eichner, Patton Oswalt and Retta were among those in taped sketches.
Will Ferrell Surprises Crowd With George W. Bush Impression at Samantha Bee's Not the White House Correspondents Dinner
The comedian revived his impression of the former president for the unexpecting crowd.
Walsh's Mike McLintock was the worst press secretary on TV.
THR's Late-Night Lately rounds up the best sketches and guests with a look at what's to come next week.
The hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent them from leaking.
"A lot has been done in the first 100 days of Trump's presidency, just none of it by him."
"At the end of the day, we can talk about what it says, but it's hugely entertaining," Netflix boss Ted Sarandos told THR.
The series will not return for a second season, according to series creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson.
"I know people may say that it weakens public trust when politicians cash in immediately after leaving office, but at least Obama waited until he left office, unlike this guy," said Noah, showing a picture of Donald Trump, "Who's using the White House as an ATM machine."
Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert are onboard for the eight-episode project, which is currently being shopped to networks.
"We have great plans going forward," he says of the future of the pricey Netflix hip-hop drama.
John Ridley's ABC special and a profanely titled Showtime film are among the standouts.
Profits from other AMC series will also be kept confidential.
The companies have optioned the rights to 11 books from the best-selling series, with her son Christopher Rice attached to write the adaptation.
The old world collides with the new in the latest teaser for the series, which premieres May 21.
And the reboot's rotating celebrity judges will include Jack Black, Will Forte and Zach Galifianakis, among several others.
The actresses had been holding out for parity with their five co-stars.