NBC has a message for The Donald: You’re fired. The network has severed ties with controversial businessman Donald Trump, TV host and presidential candidate following comments he made about immigrants to the U.S. at a recent campaign speech:
The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.
In statement, NBC said, “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.” The networks will no longer air the affiliated beauty pagenants Miss Universe and Miss America, and have canceled the long-running reality series The Apprentice. Discuss
Nearly a decade after the original Heroes series debuted on NBC, the network is gearing up for a reboot. Heroes Reborn debuts this September, and as this trailer shows, a few familiar faces are set to make an appearance in the 13-episode miniseries. Discuss
Starting today, for the next 42 days, you can head over to Comedy Central’s special “Your Month of Zen” website and tune into a marathon of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. As Stewart’s final day as host of the show approaches (Aug. 6), the site is streaming 16 years worth of episodes around the clock. The last two days will be part of the network’s SiriusXM station’s Jon Voyage special, airing some of the most popular clips from his tenure as host. Tune in now to catch a glimpse of what political satire looked like a decade and a half ago ... Discuss
One of Seinfeld’s most legendary characters has returned. The infamous Soup Nazi—the volatile proprietor of Manhattan’s best fictional soup store—stars in this new Pepsi Max ad that is airing in Israel. It’s gold Jerry, gold! ... Discuss
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 16 years since Jon Stewart took over as host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. In honor of his coming retirement from the late-night show, YouTuber Billy Chasen has created this time-lapse video with a brief clip from every episode from his era as host ... Discuss
Fox and Friends anchor Pete Hegseth learned a valuable lesson this weekend while filming a segment that for some reason involved both the West Point marching band as well as ax throwing. As you can see in the clip below, Hegseth completely missed a target that was only a few feet away, striking drummer Jeff Prosperie, who miraculously escaped without serious injury. Prosperie, unsurprisingly, is not too happy with the newsman. He wrote on Facebook, “My leadership told me they were told there would be no ax throwing; I think the anchor person went rogue and decided to throw it,” noting it was “obvious negligence" ... Discuss