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Last Update on September 02, 2015 07:13 GMT

IDRIS ELBA: BOND WRITER DISMISSES HIM AS "TOO STREET" FOR 007 ROLE

LONDON (AP) -- The man who wrote the new James Bond novel thinks people might be reading between the lines too much about his comments on casting for the movie based on the book. One of the candidates to be the new Bond is Idris Elba. But writer Anthony Horowitz says he feels Elba is "too street" to play 007 and that he isn't "suave" enough. Elba would be the first black in the history of the franchise to play the spy. That started an online firestorm, with people accusing Horowitz of suggesting Bond could only be a white guy. Horowitz says that isn't what he meant. In a Twitter post, he says: "I'm a writer not a casting director so what do I know?"

NEW YORK (AP) -- There is a temporary cease-fire between NBC and Donald Trump. The Republican presidential candidate will be a guest on "The Tonight Show" starring Jimmy Fallon. He will discuss his campaign and other issues. Other guests on the Sept. 11 show will be Terrence Howard and Pharrell Williams. Trump has been sniping at NBC since launching his bid for the White House. The network cut Trump loose as host of "Celebrity Apprentice" -- a move Trump said was an act of cowardice. NBC says it was because of his remarks about Mexican immigrants.

JIMMY FALLON - STEPHEN COLBERT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Do you watch late night TV shows because of the host -- or because of the guests? NBC and CBS hope you'll be motivated to tune in by a combination of both -- and so they are loading up their late-night lineups with big names next week. That's when Stephen Colbert begins at the helm of "The Late Show" on CBS. He will have Vice President Joe Biden (BY'-dehn), George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. NBC is countering with its lineup for "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon. Among those on with Fallon the week of Colbert's debut include Richard Gere, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, Andy Samberg, Carrie Underwood and the rap duo of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

VMA RATINGS IMPROVE

NEW YORK (AP) -- As the saying goes, there's strength in numbers. In the case of the ratings for the MTV Video Music Awards, the strength comes from the number of networks the show was on. Nielsen says just over 5 million people watched the VMAs on Sunday night. That would have been a sharp drop off from last year's show, which drew 8.3 million. But MTV's corporate parent simulcast the show on 10 separate networks -- including outlets like Comedy Central, BET, CMT, TV Land and Logo. When you add that up, the total is 9.8 million, enough to outpace last year's audience.

JOE BROWN RELEASED FORM JAIL

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- First he was out of options. Now, former TV judge Joe Brown is out of jail. The former Memphis judge has been released after serving a five-day sentence for contempt of court. Brown turned himself in last Thursday -- and was released yesterday. Brown got himself in trouble doing something more than a year ago that he usually didn't tolerate in his TV courtroom: mouthing off at a judge. Last month, the Tennessee Supreme Court declined a review of an appeals court ruling that said Brown had to do the time.

006-a-09-(Rami Malek, during "Jimmy Kimmel Live" broadcast Tuesday)-"Mr. Robot traffic (laughs)"-Rami Malek tells Jimmy Kimmel his identical twin brother Sami is getting some the fringe benefits of the hit series, "Mr. Robot." COURTESY: ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ((mandatory on-air credit)) (2 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..006 (09/02/15)>> 00:09 "Mr. Robot traffic (laughs)"

005-a-17-(Rami Malek, during "Jimmy Kimmel Live" broadcast Tuesday)-"this guy's exotic (laughs)"-Rami Malek says he's getting more action now that he's the star of the TV hit, "Mr. Robot." COURTESY: ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ((mandatory on-air credit)) (2 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..005 (09/02/15)>> 00:17 "this guy's exotic (laughs)"

004-a-15-(Jimmy Kimmel and Rami Malek, during "Jimmy Kimmel Live" broadcast Tuesday)-"altering my life"-Jimmy Kimmel tells Rami Malek that he's a big fan of Malek's series on USA, "Mr. Robot." COURTESY: ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ((mandatory on-air credit)) (2 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..004 (09/02/15)>> 00:15 "altering my life"

CARMICHAEL SHOW - RATINGS

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's been a while since a summertime comedy has done this well. NBC says its "Carmichael Show" drew 4.8 million viewers for its debut on Sunday. That's the largest audience for any summertime comedy in eight years.

OSCAR PRODUCERS NAMED

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The man nominated for an Oscar for his work on the 2012 hit "Django Unchained" is going to be calling the shots on the upcoming Oscars telecast. Reginald Hudlin has been named to produce the 88th Academy Awards early next year. He will be joined by David Hill for the telecast. Oscar ratings dropped dramatically last year, when Neil Patrick Harris was the host. The Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 28.

Entertainment News

Last Update on September 02, 2015 07:13 GMT

IDRIS ELBA: BOND WRITER DISMISSES HIM AS "TOO STREET" FOR 007 ROLE

LONDON (AP) -- The man who wrote the new James Bond novel thinks people might be reading between the lines too much about his comments on casting for the movie based on the book. One of the candidates to be the new Bond is Idris Elba. But writer Anthony Horowitz says he feels Elba is "too street" to play 007 and that he isn't "suave" enough. Elba would be the first black in the history of the franchise to play the spy. That started an online firestorm, with people accusing Horowitz of suggesting Bond could only be a white guy. Horowitz says that isn't what he meant. In a Twitter post, he says: "I'm a writer not a casting director so what do I know?"

NEW YORK (AP) -- There is a temporary cease-fire between NBC and Donald Trump. The Republican presidential candidate will be a guest on "The Tonight Show" starring Jimmy Fallon. He will discuss his campaign and other issues. Other guests on the Sept. 11 show will be Terrence Howard and Pharrell Williams. Trump has been sniping at NBC since launching his bid for the White House. The network cut Trump loose as host of "Celebrity Apprentice" -- a move Trump said was an act of cowardice. NBC says it was because of his remarks about Mexican immigrants.

JIMMY FALLON - STEPHEN COLBERT

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Do you watch late night TV shows because of the host -- or because of the guests? NBC and CBS hope you'll be motivated to tune in by a combination of both -- and so they are loading up their late-night lineups with big names next week. That's when Stephen Colbert begins at the helm of "The Late Show" on CBS. He will have Vice President Joe Biden (BY'-dehn), George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. NBC is countering with its lineup for "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon. Among those on with Fallon the week of Colbert's debut include Richard Gere, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake, Andy Samberg, Carrie Underwood and the rap duo of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

VMA RATINGS IMPROVE

NEW YORK (AP) -- As the saying goes, there's strength in numbers. In the case of the ratings for the MTV Video Music Awards, the strength comes from the number of networks the show was on. Nielsen says just over 5 million people watched the VMAs on Sunday night. That would have been a sharp drop off from last year's show, which drew 8.3 million. But MTV's corporate parent simulcast the show on 10 separate networks -- including outlets like Comedy Central, BET, CMT, TV Land and Logo. When you add that up, the total is 9.8 million, enough to outpace last year's audience.

JOE BROWN RELEASED FORM JAIL

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- First he was out of options. Now, former TV judge Joe Brown is out of jail. The former Memphis judge has been released after serving a five-day sentence for contempt of court. Brown turned himself in last Thursday -- and was released yesterday. Brown got himself in trouble doing something more than a year ago that he usually didn't tolerate in his TV courtroom: mouthing off at a judge. Last month, the Tennessee Supreme Court declined a review of an appeals court ruling that said Brown had to do the time.

006-a-09-(Rami Malek, during "Jimmy Kimmel Live" broadcast Tuesday)-"Mr. Robot traffic (laughs)"-Rami Malek tells Jimmy Kimmel his identical twin brother Sami is getting some the fringe benefits of the hit series, "Mr. Robot." COURTESY: ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ((mandatory on-air credit)) (2 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..006 (09/02/15)>> 00:09 "Mr. Robot traffic (laughs)"

005-a-17-(Rami Malek, during "Jimmy Kimmel Live" broadcast Tuesday)-"this guy's exotic (laughs)"-Rami Malek says he's getting more action now that he's the star of the TV hit, "Mr. Robot." COURTESY: ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ((mandatory on-air credit)) (2 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..005 (09/02/15)>> 00:17 "this guy's exotic (laughs)"

004-a-15-(Jimmy Kimmel and Rami Malek, during "Jimmy Kimmel Live" broadcast Tuesday)-"altering my life"-Jimmy Kimmel tells Rami Malek that he's a big fan of Malek's series on USA, "Mr. Robot." COURTESY: ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ((mandatory on-air credit)) (2 Sep 2015)

<<CUT ..004 (09/02/15)>> 00:15 "altering my life"

CARMICHAEL SHOW - RATINGS

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's been a while since a summertime comedy has done this well. NBC says its "Carmichael Show" drew 4.8 million viewers for its debut on Sunday. That's the largest audience for any summertime comedy in eight years.

OSCAR PRODUCERS NAMED

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The man nominated for an Oscar for his work on the 2012 hit "Django Unchained" is going to be calling the shots on the upcoming Oscars telecast. Reginald Hudlin has been named to produce the 88th Academy Awards early next year. He will be joined by David Hill for the telecast. Oscar ratings dropped dramatically last year, when Neil Patrick Harris was the host. The Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 28.

 
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