<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington https://www.nbcwashington.comen-usSun, 21 Jan 2018 03:44:17 -0500Sun, 21 Jan 2018 03:44:17 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Rockin' Bod': 'SNL' Cold Open Mocks Trump's Medical Results]]> Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:32:32 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/218*120/Screen+Shot+2018-01-21+at+2.01.34+AM.png

"Saturday Night Live's" cold open mocked the physical exam results for President Donald Trump that were released earlier this week.

White House press secretary, played by Aidy Bryant, wished media members a "Happy Women's March" before she introduced the doctor at a press briefing, who was going to come out and explain "how not fat the president is."

Beck Bennett played Dr. Ronny Jackson, the physician who examined Trump

"He has a gorgeous 44-inch Coke-bottle waist. And his height, 75 inches with legs that seem to go on forever," Bennett's Jackson said. "It's my expert medical opinion that the president has a rockin' bod with an excellent cushion for the pushin'. And if given the chance, I would."

After Pete Davidson said he was there on behalf of "Saturday Night Live" and asked about Trump's alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, Bryant's Sanders interrupted the questions.

"The president has passed every exam we gave him," she later insisted. "Physical exam. Mental exam. The Tide Pod challenge? Crushed it." 

In a "Jeopardy" spoof, "SNL" host Jessica Chastain played a television game show host for a program called "What Even Matters Anymore," in which she asks players questions about President Donald Trump's words and actions. 

Chastain asks them if it matters that Trump called Haiti and African nations "s--thole countries"; he allegedly had an affair with a porn star; and, hypothetically, if he fired Special Counsel Robert Mueller or hired illegal immigrants to build a border wall.

The answer to each question is: no, it doesn't matter. 

"You'd think Trump supporters get mad, but then he blurts out, 'Chuck Schumer did it' and Trump supporters believe him. They just believe him," Chastain said as she grew increasingly upset. 

The skit ended with the contestant consoling Chastain.

"Weekend Update" hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che took jabs at the Trump administration before speaking to Stormy Daniels (Cecily Strong), Princes William and Harry (Alex Moffat and Mikey Day) and Robert Mueller (Kate McKinnon).

"Congratulations to Donald Trump, who managed to keep our government open for almost one whole year," Jost deadpanned. He said Trump blamed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for the government shutdown because "Trump never misses a chance to blame a minority."

Jost later noted that Trump's first year in office also marked the year that the Republicans controlled all three branches of government. He asked to see a list of their accomplishments but the only items that scrolled up the screen were "tax bill" and "government shutdown."

Actress Jessica Chastain hosted "SNL" for the first time this week. She used part of her monologue to sing "You Don't Owe Me," referring the feminist movement and the second annual Women's March that took place earlier Saturday. "SNL" cast members Kate McKinnon and Cecily Stong joined her for the song, wearing Time's Up and #MeToo T-shirts.

Musical guest Troye Sivan performed "My My My!" and "The Good Side."

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<![CDATA[In Memoriam: Actress Dorothy Malone]]> Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:07:40 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-526877802.jpg Take a look back at the people we've lost in 2018, including politicians, artists and other public figures.

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<![CDATA[Halsey Recites Powerful 'Me Too' Poem at Women's March in NY]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:57:40 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WNBC_000000019548271_1200x675_1141604419527.jpg

Halsey, whose given name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, gave a powerful speech in the form of a poem she wrote recounting abuse that she and other women have faced. "This is the beginning, not the finale," she told the crowd," and that's why we're here, that's why we rally."

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Trevor Noah Turns Donald Trump's Words Into Song]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:26:04 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/211*120/fallonnoah.jpg

Trevor Noah chats with Jimmy about needing a TripAdvisor for people of color, breaks down the musicality of Southern accents and turns one of Donald Trump's catchphrases into a reggae hit.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Yamaneika Saunders on Oprah 2020 During Monologue]]> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:26:35 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2018-01-20+at+1.38.51+AM.png

Jimmy Fallon's monologue from Friday, Jan. 19.

<![CDATA[Stars Honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:47:58 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-902717958.jpg Hollywood's A-listers, from "X-Files" sleuth Gillian Anderson to Disney icon Minnie Mouse, here are the stars who have been honored and forever immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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<![CDATA[Mo’Nique Claims Color, Gender Bias in Netflix Dispute]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:33:03 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/monotfunny.jpg

Mo’Nique isn't laughing.

The comedienne took to social media Friday asking fans to boycott Netflix on the heels of a heated contract negotiation dispute.

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Mo’Nique, who won an Oscar for a dramatic role in 2009's "Precious," says she was negotiating with Netflix about performing in a comedy special when the issue of compensation came up.

"I was offered a $500k deal last week to do a comedy special. However, Amy Schumer was offered $11 million dollars. Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle were offered $20 million dollars," Mo’Nique said. "When we asked Netflix to explain why the money was so different they said 'Well, we believe that's what Monique will bring."

When the comedienne argued on behalf of her resume, which includes film and stand-up specials, she said it was quickly dismissed. But Netflix allegedly justified Schumer's salary based off of her past performances selling out Madison Square Garden and her hit films.

“Is that not Amy Schumer’s résumé?” Mo’Nique asked, rhetorically.

She then went on to accuse Netflix of being both gender bias and color bias with their contract negotiations.

Point of order... Chappelle and Rock are African American. Schumer is a woman.

The latest ruckus isn't Mo’Nique's first time stirring the pot. A few years back she accused Oprah Winfrey and Lee Daniels, who directed her in her Academy Award-winning role, of blackballing her in Hollywood.

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<![CDATA[Douglas Accuser Details 'Very Uncomfortable' Harassment]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:04:14 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tdy_news_snow_douglas_woody_180119.jpg

A former employee of Michael Douglas has accused the Oscar-winning actor of sexual harassment, saying in her first television interview about the allegations that Douglas made her feel "very uncomfortable."

Writer Susan Braudy worked at Douglas' production company for three years in the 1980s, when he was staring in critically acclaimed movies like "Wall Street" and "Fatal Attraction." She told the "Today" show that he would make sexually suggestive comments toward her and once began to "fondle himself" in front of her.

"He thought he was the king of the world," she said, "and that he could humiliate me without any repercussions."

During a 1989 meeting in his New York apartment, Braudy claimed Douglas "unbuckled his belt and put his hand inside his trousers."

"I could see what he was doing, and then he began to sort of fondle himself," Braudy said. "And I was very scared."

According to NBC News, Braudy described the meeting as "very uncomfortable," adding that she "knew things weren't supposed to be this way." She then "ran for the door."

The writer, who has been published in The New York Times, Newsweek and The Atlantic, said on "Today" that she told friends at the time about what happened but was urged not to speak publicly about the incident out of fear of retribution.

"People were very frightened for me," she said.

"I made sure that I was never ever ever alone with him again," Braudy added, according to NBC News. "It became a very hostile work environment for me."

Braudy also detailed the verbal harassment she said she experienced from Douglas, according to NBC News.

"He would repeat things that he said to Jack Nicholson, who he loved to talk to on the phone about such things as the 50 slang words for his private parts," she said.

Braudy added that Douglas would make "so many comments about my body and how I would be in bed," leading her to "wear layers of black clothing so nothing would stimulate him."

She said Douglas would comment on her new clothes by laughing and saying, "Why are you dressing so much like a pregnant nun? What is it with you?"

Douglas did not return NBC's request for comment, but he told The Hollywood Reporter that Braudy's claims are "an unfortunate and complete fabrication." 

"This individual is an industry veteran, a senior executive, a published novelist and an established member of the women's movement — someone with a strong voice now, as well as when she worked at my company more than three decades ago," Douglas wrote in a statement to the publication. "At no time then did she express or display even the slightest feeling of discomfort working in our environment, or with me personally. That is because at no time, and under no circumstance, did I behave inappropriately toward her."

He also suggested to Deadline that Braudy is perhaps "disgruntled that her career didn’t go the way she hoped and she is holding this grudge."

However, Braudy disputed that to "Today," saying that she repeatedly complained while working at the company.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Trump, GOP Face a Government Shutdown]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:04:34 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/204*120/sethcloserlook119.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at how despite controlling all three branches of government, Republicans are still facing a possible shutdown over an immigration impasse created entirely by President Donald Trump.

<![CDATA['Late Night': Zeta-Jones on Her Role in 'Cocaine Godmother']]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:39:28 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/czjoneslatenight.jpg

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones talks to Seth Meyers about her role as Griselda Blanco on "Cocaine Godmother."

<![CDATA['Tonight': Tag-Team Lip Sync Battle ]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:43:57 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/220*120/lipsyncfallon.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and The New Day square off against Stephanie McMahon and Triple H in a WWE tag team-style lip sync-off to Boyz II Men's "Motownphilly," and "How Far I'll Go" from Disney's Moana.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Chastain, Fallon Swap Roles While Reading Scenes]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:22:20 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/206*120/chastainfallon.jpg

Jessica Chastain and Jimmy Fallon illustrate how underwritten female characters are by swapping genders while they read movie scenes.

<![CDATA[No Bond for SoFlo Rapper Kodak Black After Latest Arrest]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:09:07 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*122/011918+kodak+black+court+date+broward+NEW+PIC.PNG

South Florida based rapper Kodak Black will remain behind bars after his latest arrests on multiple charges that include weapons and child neglect charges.

The rapper, a Pompano Beach native whose real name is Dieuson Octave, faced a Broward County judge on those seven charges, two of which include probabtion violations that carry no bond and will keep him in jail until they are resolved.

The 20-year-old, widely known for the song "Tunnel Vision," is also being held on two counts of probation violation stemming from previous jail stints - including violating terms of house arrest in Broward County.

According to a police report, several men recorded a live Instagram video inside the bathroom of Octave's Pembroke Pines home that showed the men smoking marijuana and possessing a handgun. Investigators say a small child enters the room as did Octave, who did not make an effort to remove the child.

Detectives entered Octave's home on Thursday, where they say they found marijuana in his bedroom - including almost 95 grams in his closet. Officers also found a gun insde a bedroom safe as well as another weapon in the house, with both the drugs and weapons being a violation of his probation.

<![CDATA[Vote for the Greatest Super Bowl Commercial]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:13:51 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/sb-commericial-th.jpg

Some argue that Super Bowl commercials garner more attention than the game itself. With so many iconic ads that have aired during the big game, we want to know which one is your favorite. We culled through hundreds of commercials to get to the 16 below.

The first round of voting ends Monday, Jan. 22. The second round ends on Jan. 25, the third round on Jan. 29, and the winner will be revealed on Feb. 1. Vote now for your favorite!

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Trump and GOP Face a Government Shutdown]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:45:14 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_acl_20180117-151627156250800002.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at how despite controlling all three branches of government, Republicans are still facing a possible shutdown over an immigration impasse created entirely by President Trump.

<![CDATA['Late Night': 'Diddy' Talks 'The Four: Battle for Stardom']]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:46:17 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s5e054_636_diddy_trashtalk_20180117-151626180934000002.jpg

Sean 'Diddy' Combs joins Seth Meyers to talk about his return to television in what he describes as a singing battle, not a singing competition. On "The Four: Battle for Stardom," Combs encourages trash talking amongst the contestants. 


<![CDATA['Tonight': Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Finding Success]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:35:08 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tjf_hlt_s5e061_804_guthriekotb_today_20180117-151626188646000002.jpg

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb talk about becoming the first female co-anchors in the history of NBC's "TODAY" show in the wake of Matt Lauer's departure, their first broadcast horror stories and heading to South Korea for the Olympics.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Jimmy Fallon and Camila Cabello Sing 'Havana']]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:24:43 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/jim_HAVANA_20180717-151626171602900002.jpg

Camila Cabello joins Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in the "Tonight Show" Music Room to perform her international hit "Havana" with classroom instruments.

<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Celebrates 54th Birthday]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:18:01 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/michelle_thumb1.jpg The former first lady is celebrating her 54th birthday.]]>