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  • 'DAILY SHOW' REPLACEMENT HOST FACES BACKLASH OVER OLD TWEETS

    It has only been a couple of days since Trevor Noah was announced as the new host of The Daily Show but he is already in hot water. The 31-year-old is being called out on social media over some offensive tweets he has posted over the years targeting Jews and women.

    The tweets were written between 2008 and 2014. He even tweeted about Bruce Jenner's transition last month writing, "Looking at how successful all the Kardashian women are, I don’t blame Bruce Jenner at all." Trevor responded to the backlash on Twitter writing, "To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn't land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian."

    • Comedy Central also defended Trevor in a statement on Tuesday (March 31st) saying, "Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included. To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair. Trevor is a talented comedian with a bright future at Comedy Central."
    • One blogger wrote on the Daily Caller, "Many young people don't watch ‘The Daily Show' just to laugh -- they watch the show to get their news. The show shapes perceptions."
    • Author Roxane Gay came to Trevor's defense by tweeting, "I'm not saying his old tweets are ok but I hope you are crawling through the tweets of a range of comedians. The results will be interesting."

    Trevor's Tweets:

    I like women that don't wear make up. For me they're like pizza- still great the next morning!

    — Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) May 2, 2010

    Messi gets the ball and the real players try foul him, but Messi doesn't go down easy, just like jewish chicks. #ElClasico

    — Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) January 25, 2012

    South Africans know how to recycle like israel knows how to be peaceful.

    — Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) June 2, 2010

    "Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I'm sexy!" - fat chicks everywhere.

    — Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) October 14, 2011

    I'm watching Olympic women's hockey. It's like lesbian porn. Without the porn. #InLove

    — Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) July 31, 2012

    Almost bumped a Jewish kid crossing the road. He didn't look b4 crossing but I still would hav felt so bad in my german car!

    — Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) September 18, 2009

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    — Cates Holderness (@catesish) March 31, 2015

    So she gets fat? RT @missdanibagel: When a woman is loved correctly, she becomes 10 times the woman she was before

    — Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) July 18, 2014

  • JULIANNE MOORE CANNED FOR 'BAD ACTING' IN TURKISH TOURISM AD

    This year's Best Actress Oscar winner, Julianne Moore, is apparently not convincing enough for the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry. According to local newspaper the Hürriyet Daily News, Julianna was fired for turning in a bad performance during a commercial shoot for tourism in Turkey.

    Sources say that Julianne shot a promotional video in L.A. last year where she discussed her time visiting the country as a child. She was allegedly asked to reshoot her part because of "poor acting" and declined the request. Iconisus & I Mean It, the ad agency behind the production, claims they have taken a $1.5 million hit because of the cancellation.

    • The entire project was estimated to have cost $4 million.
    • The newspaper also claims that several prominent figures in Turkey were opposed to Julianne's involvement from the start because of her "depressive persona."

  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    BARBARA WALTERS RETURNING TO TV: Barbara Walters is coming out of retirement to host a new show. The 85-year-old will lead ID network's new crime series American Scandal. The show will have Barbara looking back on well-known crime stories she covered during her time as a journalist. It will premiere in October.

    SCOTT EASTWOOD LANDS 'SUICIDE SQUAD' ROLE: Scott Eastwood has landed a role in Warner Bros' Suicide Squad. He is believed to be playing Steve Trevor -- a DC comic character who is Wonder Woman's love interest. It was also announced that former Lost actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined the cast as Killer Croc. Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 5th, 2016.

    FX RENEWS 'THE AMERICANS': FX has picked up The Americans for a fourth season. Executive producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields said in a statement, "It's been a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a show like this with the immensely talented and immeasurably supportive team at FX and Fox 21 Television Studios. We are blessed with an extraordinary cast and crew and grateful that we'll all be able to continue telling this story that we love so much." The spy drama will return for another 13 episodes in 2016. Season three wraps up on April 22nd.

    'NEW GIRL' RENEWED BY FOX: Fox sitcom, New Girl, has been renewed. The Zooey Deschanel-led comedy will return for a fifth season next fall. The network said in a statement, "Four seasons in, New Girl continues to be one of the smartest and most relatable comedies on television. The writing is razor-sharp, the ensemble is consistently hilarious, and we couldn’t be more proud of Liz Meriwether, Brett Baer, Dave Finkel and the entire New Girl team. We absolutely love this show and we're so excited to bring it back for season five." The show will also enter syndication in the fall on TBS and MTV.

    CBS SCORES 62 DAYTIME EMMY NOMINATIONS: The Daytime Emmy nominations were announced on Tuesday (March 31st) and CBS scored 62 nods. For soap operas, The Young and the Restless earned 25 nominations and The Bold and the Beautiful earned 19. For talk shows, The Ellen DeGeneres Show received 10 nominations including Outstanding Talk Show. The ceremony will be held on April 26th and be televised on Pop network.

  • VANESSA HUDGENS ADMITS THAT SHE GOT MEAN ABOUT ZAC EFRON'S FANS WHILE THEY DATED

    Vanessa Hudgens says she got mad about Zac Efron's fans while they were a couple. She discussed their relationship during a recent interview with the New York Times while promoting her Broadway debut in Gigi.

    The 26-year-old admitted, "I went through a phase when I was really mean because I was so fed up. Girls were running after him, and I was giving them death stares. Then I realized that's not what that's about. 'Spread the love, be a good person, they support you, be nice.'"

    • Zac and Vanessa dated from 2006 to 2010. She is currently dating actor Austin Butler.

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