Former presidential candidate and NBC star Fred Thompson commented on former presidential hopeful and NBC star Donald Trump’s aborted bid for the GOP nomination saying it may have been a brilliant business decision. Trump got tons of publicity because of the move, he says, and stands to potentially receive an even bigger contract from NBC for the next season of his hit show The Apprentice. He also says that the financial disclosure that comes along with being a public figure may have been a significant deterrent for Trump. Read Ted Johnson’s full story from Variety.
Archives for May 2011
When President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin-Laden, it was not only a historic moment in the fight against terror, it also was the last presidential address ever to be reenacted for the press. This practice has been commonplace for elected officials since the advent of public media and dates back to Harry Truman, who would repeat his radio addresses to the press. Check out the Associated Press’s full story here.
White House Correspondents’ Garden Brunch friends, Glee star and White House Correspondents’ Dinner guest, Matthew Morrison, has finally released his first album.
Morrison was profiled in USA Today where his broadway and TV show colleagues boast about his musical talent, calling him a “quadruple threat.”
The album is now available for purchase on iTunes.
One of Morrison’s Glee co-stars, Darren Criss, stopped by the studio for some impromptu jamming – check out the video below (PerezHilton.com).
Tickets are still available for his July 6 appearance at DC’s DAR Constitution Hall.
Seth Meyers is on the comedic roll of a lifetime. He played the White House Correspondents dinner like a veteran, poking fun at Washington biggies including President Obama himself.
Hours after this performance, the news about Bin-Laden’s death was released, which gave Meyers great material for his Saturday Night Live skit Weekend Update. Check out the clip below:
Matt Drudge, a previous guest at the annual White House Correspondents’ Garden Brunch, remains unchallenged after all the “tweets” and all the “likes” have been counted.
Click here to see Mediabistro’s full report.
The Washington Press Corps is proud of Savannah Guthrie who is moving to New York, but sad that she will be leaving Washington. Our hearts were lifted this morning with the news that Chuck Todd will continue to host “The Daily Rundown.”
Here is how our friends at TVNEWSER reported all the changes at NBC.
As reported by Politico, First Lady Michelle Obama‘s Press Secretary, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, will be leaving on May 27th to go back to Chicago.
The day before Osama Bin Laden was killed the President entertained a crowd of high profile politicos, media personalities and hollywood celebs at the Washington Hilton throwing satirical punches at Donald Trump with video pieces of his birth certificate and his never seen before “actual birth.” SNL’s Seth Meyers brought his whole family to the affair as well as his Weekend Update humor.
Check out the videos below:
Obama’s speech is now the most watched video on C-SPAN’s YouTube channel with over 6 million hits and counting.