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That Was Fast! Trevor Noah Is Publishing a Book of Personal Essays

  Just like his Daily Show papa, Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah is wasting no time inking that book deal: Noah has announced he's publishing his first book of personal essays in November with Spiegel & Grau, a Penguin Random House imprint. The essays will detail Noah's life in South Africa "during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise," experiences he often inserts into his comedy. But if it seems a little premature to be shelling out millions ($3 million, reportedly ) for more words from a guy who's been in the Daily Show chair less than six months, well, hey, Stewart published his first collection of essays (1998's Naked Pictures of Famous People ) a year before his TDS tenure even began. So take that, Noah! Why the need to commit his life story to paper? "I couldn't find a good book about myself so I decided to write one. And just like me this book doesn't have an appendix," Noah said in a statement. Touch. Fingers crossed his essays have better editing than his old tweets ever did .    Read More...   http://www.vulture.com/2016/01/trevor-noah-to-publish-book-of-personal-essays.html

Trevor Noah and The Daily Show Love Being Unable to Understand Sarah Palin

  Sarah Palin recently endorsed Donald Trump for president. Maybe. Tough to know what happened for sure, but Trevor Noah is here now to endorse Sarah Palin endorsing Donald Trump for president because he thought the idea of that was for sure unbelievable and awesome and kind of incoherent and off-base. Did you catch Palin's Curtis Hanson shout-out, for example? Noah did! So roll the clip above to start your Throwback Thursday off with a bunch of old thrillers. You'll also learn what Palin has in common with Steven Avery, and how Trump is like a WWF interviewer . Election 2016 is off to a scary, but fun, start.   Read More...   http://www.vulture.com/2016/01/trevor-noah-the-daily-show-sarah-palin.html

The Daily Show Explains Why This Year’s Oscars Are Oh-So-Very White

  By now you've probably heard all the fuss about the whitest Oscars since, well, last year's Oscars. On Thursday, not a single person of color was nominated for their acting , despite a wealth of meaty, praised roles and several box-office hits starring POC , particularly black men. Who's to blame for their perpetual exclusion? Black people, of course! Allow The Daily Show' s Roy Wood Jr. to explain where black people in Hollywood went wrong. See, it's not that black people can't make films about anything other than their own oppression , it's that they didn't try hard enough last year to dupe white Academy voters into thinking they were watching another Django . Had Michael B. Jordan entered the ring to a negro spiritual instead of to Tupac's "Hail Mary," maybe we wouldn't be in this predicament. Will Smith's Concussion ? Too many head traumas, not enough whippings. Straight Outta Compton try Straight Outta Cotton Fields . Even Leo had to rewind back to Colonial America to get his likely first Oscar. POC, take note!   Read More...   http://www.vulture.com/2016/01/daily-show-takes-on-oscarssowhite.html

Trevor Noah: Birthers Targeting Ted Cruz Is Like Hearing Someone Roofied Bill Cosby (Video)

Trevor Noah is getting a real kick out of the birther movement targeting the Canadian-born Ted Cruz, a Republican, for once. Its likehearing someone roofied Bill Cosby , the comedian quipped on Thursdays The Daily Show. The Comedy Central host declared This shit is insane! No, no, youve got to understand because I didnt know that this shit could happen to Republicans as well, the South-African explained.Like, I thought Republicans were the ones who do this, and not the ones that get this done to them. Noah then dropped the above-quoted Cosby comparison, and added a pretty good impression of him too.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/ted-cruz-bill-cosby-birther-trevor-noah-roofie-daily-show-comedy-central/

Samantha Bee Won't Be "A Lady Behind a Desk" in Late-Night Show

The 'Daily Show' alum discusses her forthcoming TBS show, which recently took her to Jordan, telling press, "I don't feel like a reporter."   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/7LT7AUiOR7Q/story01.htm

DJ Khaled brings his Keys to Success to 'The Daily Show'

Rapper, producer, and Snapchat prophet DJ Khaled broughthis motivational words of wisdom to The Daily Show . As viewers of his Snapchat stories know, Khaleds sneaker closet is a meticulously organized, multicolored visual representation of his success and nothing says Keys to Success...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/8bdowklcgYs/dj-khaled-keys-success-daily-show

Trevor Noah Used The Daily Show's Return to Catch Everybody Up on His Favorite Bits of Absurd Holiday News Especially the Finer Details

  Sure, you might have heard a bit about Steve Harvey's Miss Universe flub , Bill Cosby's recent charges , Affluenza Kid's trip to Mexico , and Texas's open-carry laws . But what about Colombia's special Harvey tribute, Cosby's muffin, Affluenza Kid's Domino's order, and the City of Round Rock's very real, not-an- SNL -parody open-carry PSA? If not, Noah and The Daily Show have got you covered.   Read More...   http://www.vulture.com/2016/01/trevor-noah-holiday-daily-show.html

'The Daily Show' is getting a new version of theme song, courtesy of Timbaland

New host, new genre? Like Jon Stewart before him, Trevor Noah is getting his own version of the Daily Show theme song,Dog on Fire, which willmake its debuton tonights show. And this time, viewers might hearsomething a little different than the guitar-heavy banger theyre used to...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/7WdjMRcOlGs/new-daily-show-theme-song-timbaland

Trevor Noah, Ryan Seacrest and 3 Other TV Heavyweights Facing Make-or-Break Year in 2016

Every year is make-or-break in television. But for some players, its do or die. AMC, for instance, faced a potentially disastrous 2015 with the departure of Mad Men and not much in the way of recent new original series primed to fill the void. But a freshman class of shows that delivered the three highest rated premieres in cable history and the continued success of The Walking Dead gave the cable network a year to brag about . For several TV-industry players, 2016 holds the same potential to either fall flat or emerge triumphant. Read More...

Star Wars Tops Adele, Amy Schumer and Jon Stewart to Win AP Performer of the Year

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is not only shattering box office records, the franchise is now crushing the dreams of anyone up for Associated Press Performer of the Year. Star Wars took home the accolade, besting Adele, Taylor Swift , Amy Schumer , Jon Stewart , Taraji P. Henson , TV streaming services, Jennifer Lawrence , Viola Davis , and the Kardashians in the process. Voters were asked to consider who had the most influence on entertainment and culture in 2015. Beyond its 95 percent fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com, early awards buzz, and the already more than $600 million in box office take ,the huge anticipation for the new Star Wars has allowed Disney to drop tons of related merchandise over the entirety of 2015. http://www.thewrap.com/star-wars-adele-amy-schumer-jon-stewart-taylor-swift-ap-performer-of-year/