Christina Aguilera To Carpool Karaoke With James Corden In Primetime Special

The streets will be alive with the sound of music April 23 when James Corden’s third Carpool Karaoke primetime special welcomes Christina Aguilera (in the car) and Allison Janney, Anna Faris, Kunal Nayyar and Iain Armitage (in the street).
The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special will feature at least two of the CBS late night show’s fan-favorite bits, with Aguilera duetting with Corden in a new Carpool Karaoke bit and Faris and Janney (Mom), Nayyar (The Big Ba…

The streets will be alive with the sound of music April 23 when James Corden’s third Carpool Karaoke primetime special welcomes Christina Aguilera (in the car) and Allison Janney, Anna Faris, Kunal Nayyar and Iain Armitage (in the street). The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special will feature at least two of the CBS late night show’s fan-favorite bits, with Aguilera duetting with Corden in a new Carpool Karaoke bit and Faris and Janney (Mom), Nayyar (The Big Ba…

CBS decides to let Mom stick around for another season

Allison Janney is now an Oscar-winner, making her Hollywood stock rise considerably, so CBS has smartly decided to renew her Chuck Lorre sitcom Mom for a sixth season before she can get lured away by some better offer. Granted, CBS didn’t specifically say that it wanted to keep Janney from running off, but it’d…

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Allison Janney is now an Oscar-winner, making her Hollywood stock rise considerably, so CBS has smartly decided to renew her Chuck Lorre sitcom Mom for a sixth season before she can get lured away by some better offer. Granted, CBS didn’t specifically say that it wanted to keep Janney from running off, but it’d…

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‘The West Wing’ Cast Reunites to Stop Republicans From Making It Harder for Americans to Vote — Watch

Bradley Whitford, Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, and more have a very important message for all Republicans.

While fans of NBC’s “The West Wing” are hoping the show pulls a “Will & Grace” and returns to television with new episodes, the cast has gone ahead and reunited for a very important cause. Bradley Whitford, Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, and more appear in a new NowThis video in which they encourage Americans to band together and stop Republican lawmakers from making it more difficult to vote.

“Voting. It’s our right as Americans,” the cast states. “And in times like these it’s our responsibility. That’s why every eligible American should be able to cast a ballon without having to jump through hoops, without having to knock down barriers. Let Americans vote. It shouldn’t be up for debate.”

Other cast members that appear in the video include Dulé Hill, Janel Moloney, Jimmy Smits, and Mary McCormak. Together, “The West Wing” team break down fundamental ways Republicans are trying to block Democratic voting demographics like college students from casting their ballots.

Watch “The West Wing” reunion in the video below.

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How This Year’s Oscars Became a Feminist Game Changer (Guest Blog)

Frances McDormand, a week has passed since the Oscars, and I’m still fired up by your speech.

The highlight of attending this year’s ceremony was when you symbolically lowered your much-deserved masculine statue down on the stage, and called on all the nominated women to stand. Your recitation of “inclusion rider” validated a legal concept that needs to be shouted throughout the land.

I was moved to tears and stood up cheering your inspiring gestures from my nosebleed seat at the Dolbe Theatre.

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Photo Courtesy of Aviva Kempner

The only thing that would have made me happier if I had been able to give you the gun reform button — “Love Your Children More Than Your Guns” — that I had in tow. My vision was of you wearing this miniature billboard for the world to see. I presented one to Allison Janney while secretly wishing her “West Wing” character was presently working in the White House.

I believe the 2018 Oscars are going to have a lasting influence. The nomination for “Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison has already challenged me to hire beyond the norm. I employ mostly female staff members and editor, and was now inspired to use a female cinematographer for my L.A. shoot last week. My search was unsuccessful, but I am now committed to hiring a woman DP for future shoots.

Several 2018 nominees have given audiences game changing insights. The most empowering female portraits — Meryl Streep’s female newspaper publisher fighting for the Fourth Estate in “The Post” and McDormand’s grieving mother demanding justice in “Three Billboards” — were most liberating. Thanks Jordan Peele for your “Get Out,” a stirring horror story about race and eye opener to white society. And kudos to Sebastian Lelio for writing and casting Daniela Vega in such a moving trans love story as “A Fantastic Woman.”

Other Hollywood actresses have also led the charge. The expressions of solidarity with the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements at the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards were so encouraging.

Also Read: Michael B Jordan Accepts Frances McDormand’s Invitation, Will Adopt Inclusion Riders

These thespians’ courageous acts inspired me to come to the Oscar ceremony sporting this accessory about our society’s gun issues, because lawmakers in my Washington, D.C., hometown are not calling for reform. Using words expressed by one of the Parkland student survivors, a D.C. school teacher was my designer.

I finally managed to hand McDormand a button two days after the Oscars when she was introducing an amazing new film, “Rider,” directed by the talented Chloe Zhao. At its reception, I observed how the outspoken actress’ words were already reverberating in Hollywood. I overheard a male producer bragging that he was hiring two female directors for future film projects.

I left L.A. singing, “Is this the start of something wonderful and new,” from the Oscar-winning song from last year’s “La La Land,” “City of Stars.” I told my airport Lfyt driver, an actor of African heritage named Lamarana Bah, that this new Hollywood era should be helpful finding roles.

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I swear I stood taller arriving in my Washington on Women’s International Day. And I did not waste any time employing my expanded height. I rushed to proudly attend a private screening of the most enjoyable “A Wrinkle in Time,” directed by Ava Duverney and produced by the tenacity of D.C.-based producer Catherine Hand. It is one of the largest budgeted films ever directed by a woman of color.

I returned late at night to find a newsletter that lauded those contributing to the creation of an embassy statute without mentioning any of the women who had also worked on the art project. I sent off emails criticizing the exclusion, and sure enough those in power agreed to correct the errors.

I feel McDomrand’s message traveling with me as I am working today on a new feminist tale, “Pissed Off,” about how the female senators fought to secure a bathroom for themselves in the Capitol since there had not been women elected to that legislative branch before 1932. Hollywood inspired this story too — the idea came to me listening to a panel last year at The Wrap’s Power Women Breakfast in D.C.

Also Read: 17 Highest-Grossing Movies Directed by Women, From ‘Mamma Mia!’ to ‘Wonder Woman’ (Photos)

I expect that McDormand’s call for action and advancements in 2018 will be reflected at next year’s ceremony. How about a woman hosting the Oscars? Bring back Whoopi!! Expect another nomination for Morrison’s work on “Black Panther,” and numerous nods for diverse and female nominees.

Meanwhile, there is a most pressing matter. To those women in Hollywood who have led the way please join us here in D.C. on March 24 to walk the streets calling for changes in U.S. gun laws. We need your talent and notoriety to demand that legislators finally demonstrate compassion and wisdom to protect our youth.

Frances, we need you here to billboard the message. And if you have misplaced the button I gave you, don’t worry — we are making many more.

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Frances McDormand, a week has passed since the Oscars, and I’m still fired up by your speech.

The highlight of attending this year’s ceremony was when you symbolically lowered your much-deserved masculine statue down on the stage, and called on all the nominated women to stand. Your recitation of “inclusion rider” validated a legal concept that needs to be shouted throughout the land.

I was moved to tears and stood up cheering your inspiring gestures from my nosebleed seat at the Dolbe Theatre.

Photo Courtesy of Aviva Kempner

The only thing that would have made me happier if I had been able to give you the gun reform button — “Love Your Children More Than Your Guns” — that I had in tow. My vision was of you wearing this miniature billboard for the world to see. I presented one to Allison Janney while secretly wishing her “West Wing” character was presently working in the White House.

I believe the 2018 Oscars are going to have a lasting influence. The nomination for “Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison has already challenged me to hire beyond the norm. I employ mostly female staff members and editor, and was now inspired to use a female cinematographer for my L.A. shoot last week. My search was unsuccessful, but I am now committed to hiring a woman DP for future shoots.

Several 2018 nominees have given audiences game changing insights. The most empowering female portraits — Meryl Streep’s female newspaper publisher fighting for the Fourth Estate in “The Post” and McDormand’s grieving mother demanding justice in “Three Billboards” — were most liberating. Thanks Jordan Peele for your “Get Out,” a stirring horror story about race and eye opener to white society. And kudos to Sebastian Lelio for writing and casting Daniela Vega in such a moving trans love story as “A Fantastic Woman.”

Other Hollywood actresses have also led the charge. The expressions of solidarity with the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements at the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards were so encouraging.

These thespians’ courageous acts inspired me to come to the Oscar ceremony sporting this accessory about our society’s gun issues, because lawmakers in my Washington, D.C., hometown are not calling for reform. Using words expressed by one of the Parkland student survivors, a D.C. school teacher was my designer.

I finally managed to hand McDormand a button two days after the Oscars when she was introducing an amazing new film, “Rider,” directed by the talented Chloe Zhao. At its reception, I observed how the outspoken actress’ words were already reverberating in Hollywood. I overheard a male producer bragging that he was hiring two female directors for future film projects.

I left L.A. singing, “Is this the start of something wonderful and new,” from the Oscar-winning song from last year’s “La La Land,” “City of Stars.” I told my airport Lfyt driver, an actor of African heritage named Lamarana Bah, that this new Hollywood era should be helpful finding roles.

I swear I stood taller arriving in my Washington on Women’s International Day. And I did not waste any time employing my expanded height. I rushed to proudly attend a private screening of the most enjoyable “A Wrinkle in Time,” directed by Ava Duverney and produced by the tenacity of D.C.-based producer Catherine Hand. It is one of the largest budgeted films ever directed by a woman of color.

I returned late at night to find a newsletter that lauded those contributing to the creation of an embassy statute without mentioning any of the women who had also worked on the art project. I sent off emails criticizing the exclusion, and sure enough those in power agreed to correct the errors.

I feel McDomrand’s message traveling with me as I am working today on a new feminist tale, “Pissed Off,” about how the female senators fought to secure a bathroom for themselves in the Capitol since there had not been women elected to that legislative branch before 1932. Hollywood inspired this story too — the idea came to me listening to a panel last year at The Wrap’s Power Women Breakfast in D.C.

I expect that McDormand’s call for action and advancements in 2018 will be reflected at next year’s ceremony. How about a woman hosting the Oscars? Bring back Whoopi!! Expect another nomination for Morrison’s work on “Black Panther,” and numerous nods for diverse and female nominees.

Meanwhile, there is a most pressing matter. To those women in Hollywood who have led the way please join us here in D.C. on March 24 to walk the streets calling for changes in U.S. gun laws. We need your talent and notoriety to demand that legislators finally demonstrate compassion and wisdom to protect our youth.

Frances, we need you here to billboard the message. And if you have misplaced the button I gave you, don’t worry — we are making many more.

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‘SNL’: ‘Family Feud Oscars Edition’ Pits Oscar Winners Against Oscar Losers (Video)

It’s always a pleasure when we get longtime “SNL” cast member Kenan Thompson playing Steve Harvey in a “Family Feud” sketch, and “SNL” treated us to exactly that again this week in a special edition of the game show in which those who won Oscars last Sunday faced off against those who lost.

The sketch was chock full of “SNL” stars playing stars, with Kate McKinnon as Frances McDormand, Beck Bennett as Guillermo Del Toro, Heidi Gardner as Allison Janney and Chris Redd as Jordan Peele on the winners side, and Pete Davidson as Timothee Chalamet, Melissa Villasenor as Sally Hawkins, Alex Moffat as Willem Defoe and host Sterling K Brown as Common.

“Now you might not believe this, but I have never won an Oscar,” Thompson’s Harvey said to open the sketch. “My live show won a Black Tony award, which in the industry we call a Toni Braxton.”

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From there, Thompson went around introducing the players, and he had to pause for a moment at Del Toro to talk about “The Shape of Water.”

“Alright, so your movie is about a lady who gets busy with a fish?” Thompson’s Steve Harvey asked.

“A fish monster. yes. I love my monsters,” Del Toro replied.

‘And it won Best Picture? That sounds like a Wayans brothers movie,” Thompson said.

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Thompson’s best quip of the sketch came when he got to Brown’s Common, who he introduced as having won last year’s Best Original Song but losing it this year.

“Blessings, yo. It’s an honor to be a part of this family,” Brown’s Common rhymed. “Despite our feud we still put food on the table, provide for the children, make sure their futures are stable.”

“Yeah, okay. Okay. Let’s just slow it down there Dr. Martin Luther Seuss,” Thompson quipped.

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The lone topic we saw in the sketch was “something you do when you get up in the morning.” But it didn’t go so well because they were all too weird to give a normal answer aside from McKinnon’s Frances McDormand, who described a strange morning skincare regimen.

You can watch this week’s full “SNL” “Family Feud” sketch in the video embedded at the top of this post, or on the “SNL” YouTube page.

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It’s always a pleasure when we get longtime “SNL” cast member Kenan Thompson playing Steve Harvey in a “Family Feud” sketch, and “SNL” treated us to exactly that again this week in a special edition of the game show in which those who won Oscars last Sunday faced off against those who lost.

The sketch was chock full of “SNL” stars playing stars, with Kate McKinnon as Frances McDormand, Beck Bennett as Guillermo Del Toro, Heidi Gardner as Allison Janney and Chris Redd as Jordan Peele on the winners side, and Pete Davidson as Timothee Chalamet, Melissa Villasenor as Sally Hawkins, Alex Moffat as Willem Defoe and host Sterling K Brown as Common.

“Now you might not believe this, but I have never won an Oscar,” Thompson’s Harvey said to open the sketch. “My live show won a Black Tony award, which in the industry we call a Toni Braxton.”

From there, Thompson went around introducing the players, and he had to pause for a moment at Del Toro to talk about “The Shape of Water.”

“Alright, so your movie is about a lady who gets busy with a fish?” Thompson’s Steve Harvey asked.

“A fish monster. yes. I love my monsters,” Del Toro replied.

‘And it won Best Picture? That sounds like a Wayans brothers movie,” Thompson said.

Thompson’s best quip of the sketch came when he got to Brown’s Common, who he introduced as having won last year’s Best Original Song but losing it this year.

“Blessings, yo. It’s an honor to be a part of this family,” Brown’s Common rhymed. “Despite our feud we still put food on the table, provide for the children, make sure their futures are stable.”

“Yeah, okay. Okay. Let’s just slow it down there Dr. Martin Luther Seuss,” Thompson quipped.

The lone topic we saw in the sketch was “something you do when you get up in the morning.” But it didn’t go so well because they were all too weird to give a normal answer aside from McKinnon’s Frances McDormand, who described a strange morning skincare regimen.

You can watch this week’s full “SNL” “Family Feud” sketch in the video embedded at the top of this post, or on the “SNL” YouTube page.

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Oscars 2018 After-Parties: Winners Frances McDormand, Jordan Peele and Kobe Bryant Celebrate (Photos)

Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand, Jordan Peele and Kobe Bryant walked away from the Dolby Theatre with Oscars, ready to hit the after party circuit as the Governors Ball, Elton John, and Vanity Fair events continued long after Jimmy Kimmel signed off for the night.

A few floors above where “The Shape of Water” won Best Picture to cap off the ceremony, double winner Guillermo del Toro and producer J. Miles Dale arrived at the Governors Ball.

“I did it all by myself,” Best Supporting Actress winner Allison Janney said of her acceptance speech that was the early leader for “Quote of the Show.”

Tiffany Haddish, who had a breakout moment as a presenter, is fired up to see Frances McDormand at the Vanity Fair party in Beverly Hills.

At the Governors Ball, Danny Glover (right) embraces L.A.’s only five-time NBA champion and Oscar winner.

Even Academy Award winners get photobombed.  Gary Oldman grips a new gold trophy as his wife Gisele Schmidt grows bunny ears at the Governors Ball. Winners headed to the Academy’s official after-party to get their trophies engraved.

Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos holds the premium service’s first feature film Oscar outside the Governors Ball.  Bryan Fogel (right) directed “Icarus,” about doping in Russian athletics. “Truth wins,” the official @Netflix account tweeted shortly after the win.

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Over at the Elton John party, Rufus Wainwright, Lionel Richie, Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin huddled up with the host. The 26th annual AIDS fundraiser netted $5.9 million for the foundation.

This is the last awards show Darren Criss is going to be watching on television for a while. The star of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” is poised for an Emmy run this summer and next year’s television awards season. Criss and Mia Swier (left) recently got engaged.

Jamie Foxx and Byron Allen at Allen’s second annual Oscar night viewing party for The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. As soon as the Oscars telecast ended, Foxx took the stage and began performing Michael Jackson songs at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Bash.

The same couple that won an Oscar for writing “Let It Go” four years ago scored their second trophy for “Remember Me” from “Coco.” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez brought their daughter to the Governors Ball.

A one-time British soap opera star, Rachel Shenton is now an Oscar winner. She and fiancé Chris Overton won for their live action short “The Silent Child.”

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Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand, Jordan Peele and Kobe Bryant walked away from the Dolby Theatre with Oscars, ready to hit the after party circuit as the Governors Ball, Elton John, and Vanity Fair events continued long after Jimmy Kimmel signed off for the night.

A few floors above where “The Shape of Water” won Best Picture to cap off the ceremony, double winner Guillermo del Toro and producer J. Miles Dale arrived at the Governors Ball.

“I did it all by myself,” Best Supporting Actress winner Allison Janney said of her acceptance speech that was the early leader for “Quote of the Show.”

Tiffany Haddish, who had a breakout moment as a presenter, is fired up to see Frances McDormand at the Vanity Fair party in Beverly Hills.

At the Governors Ball, Danny Glover (right) embraces L.A.’s only five-time NBA champion and Oscar winner.

Even Academy Award winners get photobombed.  Gary Oldman grips a new gold trophy as his wife Gisele Schmidt grows bunny ears at the Governors Ball. Winners headed to the Academy’s official after-party to get their trophies engraved.

Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos holds the premium service’s first feature film Oscar outside the Governors Ball.  Bryan Fogel (right) directed “Icarus,” about doping in Russian athletics. “Truth wins,” the official @Netflix account tweeted shortly after the win.

Over at the Elton John party, Rufus Wainwright, Lionel Richie, Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin huddled up with the host. The 26th annual AIDS fundraiser netted $5.9 million for the foundation.

This is the last awards show Darren Criss is going to be watching on television for a while. The star of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” is poised for an Emmy run this summer and next year’s television awards season. Criss and Mia Swier (left) recently got engaged.

Jamie Foxx and Byron Allen at Allen’s second annual Oscar night viewing party for The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. As soon as the Oscars telecast ended, Foxx took the stage and began performing Michael Jackson songs at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Bash.

The same couple that won an Oscar for writing “Let It Go” four years ago scored their second trophy for “Remember Me” from “Coco.” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez brought their daughter to the Governors Ball.

A one-time British soap opera star, Rachel Shenton is now an Oscar winner. She and fiancé Chris Overton won for their live action short “The Silent Child.”

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Allison Janney Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar For ‘I, Tonya’: “I Did It All By Myself”

She’s won seven Emmys and a Golden Globe and tonight Allison Janney finally took home her first Oscar for playing Tonya Harding’s abusive and hysterically outspoken mom LaVona in I, Tonya. 
Taking the stage tonight at the Dolby in Hollywood, Janney quipped, “I did it all by myself” and after pausing said, “That’s nothing farther from the truth.”
Ever since the film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was quickly acquired by NEON/30 WEST, Janney has been considered…

She’s won seven Emmys and a Golden Globe and tonight Allison Janney finally took home her first Oscar for playing Tonya Harding’s abusive and hysterically outspoken mom LaVona in I, Tonya.  Taking the stage tonight at the Dolby in Hollywood, Janney quipped, “I did it all by myself” and after pausing said, “That’s nothing farther from the truth.” Ever since the film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was quickly acquired by NEON/30 WEST, Janney has been considered…