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  • 'The Daily Show' taps Chelsea Handler, Leslie Jones, John Leguizamo, and more as guest hosts

    Host Trevor Noah is set to depart the show on Dec. 8 after seven years.

  • CNN contributor calls Dem strategist 'an absolute jerk' after accusations of reading GOP talking points

    Scott Jennings lashed out at former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina after Messina said Jennings was just reading talking points given to him by the RNC.

  • Lawrence O'Donnell slams CNN, says 'there will be no one defending' Trump on MSNBC

    The MSNBC host said rival network CNN is helping spread Trump's "lies."

  • Al Franken Lands Weekly Talk Show on SiriusXM

    Ousted Democratic senator Al Franken has a new show coming to SiriusXM on Sept. 28.“I’m excited to be back on SiriusXM, which carried my Air America show back in the day,” Franken said in a statement Wednesday. “The Al Franken Show” weekly radio show will air on SiriusXM Progress Channel 127.“Listeners can expect a mix of guests from my comedian friends like Chris Rock, to my political pals like former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to policy experts on the issues in play in 2020,” the host and namesake continued. “When I’m interviewing Harry or former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, I’ll be the funny one. When I interview Rock or Patton Oswalt, I’ll be the one who served eight-and-a-half years in the Senate,” he joked.Also Read: Al Franken Says He 'Absolutely' Regrets Resignation From SenateRock’s involvement tracks, as TheWrap reported exclusively in July that Franken worked with his former “Saturday Night Live” colleague to help punch up a new script that Rock wrote.Also Read: Al Franken Helped With New Chris Rock Script (Exclusive)Earlier this year, Franken said he “absolutely” regrets resigning from the U.S. Senate in 2017 amid the firestorm over accusations of inappropriate behavior by the comedian turned politician. He said he wished he had followed through on his request to appear before a Senate Ethics Committee hearing so that he would have had time to gather evidence to counter what he felt was a false narrative in the media based in part on anonymous accusers.At SiriusXM, at least, he is getting back into politics in a way: In addition to hosting his own show, Franken will join the SiriusXM Progress team for special coverage of the 2020 elections, including presidential debates, primaries, and 2020 Election Night.Read original story Al Franken Lands Weekly Talk Show on SiriusXM At TheWrap

  • Al Franken Helped With New Chris Rock Script (Exclusive)

    Al Franken worked with former “Saturday Night Live” colleague Chris Rock to help punch up a new script that Rock wrote, the former senator told TheWrap on Monday. Franken, the subject of a recent New Yorker profile that cast doubt on the sexual harassment accusations that led to his resignation from the U.S. Senate in December 2017, described his involvement during a short phone call on Monday. “We did what was called a table read and it was a lot of fun. Like eight comedy writers, kind of talking about and punching up a script that he and a couple of other guys wrote,” Franken said. Also Read: Al Franken Says He 'Absolutely' Regrets Resignation From Senate Asked if he was interested in a return to the entertainment industry, Franken said he had to cut the conversation short: “I’m in a studio now doing a podcast.” It is common for Hollywood scripts to go through a punch-up process with joke writers who are sometimes uncredited. Franken declined to name the project that he worked on with Rock. Representatives for Rock also declined to name the project, but said it was not Rock’s upcoming “Saw” reboot. Also Read: 'The View' Host...

  • Joy Behar grills Kirsten Gillibrand about calling on Al Franken to resign: Do you think ‘voters are going to turn on you for this?’

    Kirsten Gillibrand said she doesn’t think calling on Al Franken to resign from the Senate over sexual misconduct allegations in 2017 will cause voters to turn on her.