Hollywood News Banter

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Matt Belloni, executive editor of the Hollywood Reporter joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.

  • Growing protests call for NBC to rescind their offer to Donald Trump to host SNL on November 7. The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and others are upset about comments Trump made about Mexican immigrants and feel that giving him such a huge platform legitimizes his statements. It seems unlikely that NBC will back down though because Trump is such a ratings draw.
  • In a bummer of a fall TV season, one show finally soars. CBS's Supergirl had a strong debut both in terms of ratings and critical reception. Every year, people ask why the networks continue to rely on superheros, and this seems to be the answer -- people watch them. 
  • The newest James Bond movie, Spectre, looks like it's set to have a record-breaking weekend in Britain. For Sony, the studio behind the film, those numbers will be somewhat tempered by the fact that the movie was very expensive to make -- it cost somewhere between $250 and $300 million. After this film, it's unclear if Sony will continue to be in the Bond game. The one thing we know for sure is that Daniel Craig will not be doing any more Bond films. He said he'd rather cut his wrists than do another one.




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