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Comedian Hari Kondabolu takes issue with 'The Simpsons' character Apu
In 1990, fans of "The Simpsons" first met Indian character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, a friendly convenience store owner with a thick accent provided by actor Hank Azaria . Hari Kondabolu, a comedian and filmmaker, has long taken issue with the character, whom he claims is one-dimensional, belittling
Fallout from Trump's Charlottesville response lands far and wide
The fallout from President Donald Trump 's response to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month continues to resonate in the nation’s capital and beyond. Trump's initial statements -- including that “many sides" incited the violence and that there were "very fine" people
Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors amid boycott threat; center is 'grateful'
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will skip the Kennedy Center Honors, one of the nation's highest-profile event honoring performing artists, after some awardees threatened to boycott a pre-ceremony reception at the White House. The White House announced Saturday that the Trumps
Grammys organization calls Trump's budget proposal to cut NEA 'shortsighted and alarming'
President Donald Trump 's proposal to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts is "shortsighted and alarming," according to the music industry's largest organization of recording professionals. The @WhiteHouse proposal to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts is
What It's Like to Be a Real-Life 'Designated Survivor'
The hit new ABC show features an unthinkable doomsday scenario but the show's plot is based on real-life protocols.
Celebrities React to Final Presidential Debate
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off Wednesday night in the third and final presidential debate , held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. And just like the millions of Americans who tuned in, so did many of our favorite celebrities. Here's how some celebs reacted to the debate on
Real-Life 'Designated Survivor' Stories Behind New ABC Show
Though the series is make-believe, ABC's most talked-about new show is based off real, classified US government protocols.
What It's Like to Be Part of a Real-Life 'Designated Survivor' Plan
It’s the unthinkable doomsday scenario: a catastrophic attack on U.S. soil that wipes out the president, Congress and the upper levels of government, and leaves behind the “designated survivor” to run the country. It’s the stuff of dark thrillers, but the writers of ABC’s most talked-about new
Kiefer Sutherland on New Show 'Designated Survivor,' Daughter Who Stars in 'Veep'
Kiefer Sutherland is returning to television in ABC's new political thriller "Designated Survivor." The actor plays Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union
How One Actress Went From 'The West Wing' to Washington
Actress Melissa Fitzgerald's journey to Washington, D.C ., was far from typical. For years, Fitzgerald starred as Carol Fitzpatrick, assistant to press secretary C.J. Cregg (played by Allison Janney ), on the hit TV show “The West Wing.” Although “Carol” lived in the nation’s capital, Fitzgerald's