Helen Mirren on Donald Trump: ‘I’m a Believer of the American Democratic System’

Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren was among the guests at the Saturday afternoon Georgetown brunch hosted by Tammy Haddad before the White House Correspondents Dinner. Mirren, who has voiced her support for Hillary Clinton in the past, took selfies with fans at the star-studded — by Washington D.C. standards — outdoor party. “Politics in America are… Read more »

Sela Ward Studied Hillary Clinton to Play President in ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

In the upcoming “Independence Day: Resurgence,” Sela Ward plays a pantsuit-wearing U.S. president tasked with saving mankind after an alien invasion. Director Roland Emmerich offered her the part, and Ward was game (“I’m going for it”), after working with him on 2004’s “The Day After Tomorrow.” Variety caught up with Ward at this week’s Washington Correspondents… Read more »

Watch Mick Fleetwood, Stewart Copeland, Taylor Hawkins, & Tommy Lee Join Will Ferrell & Chad Smith’s Latest Charity Drum-Off

Watch Mick Fleetwood, Stewart Copeland, Taylor Hawkins, & Tommy Lee Join Will Ferrell & Chad Smith's Latest Charity Drum-OffCelebrity doppelgängers Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith held a charity drum-off on The Tonight Show back in 2014. (Ferrell won.) Last night, they held a rematch at the Red Hot Benefit Comedy + Music Show & Quinceanera at LA’s Shrine Auditorium, with a little twist: it was a “team … More »

Thurston Moore Group & Lee Ranaldo playing NYC on Sunday

The Thurston Moore Group are currently in the US, having played Rough Trade NYC on Thursday (4/28). They would have played Austin festival Levitation this weekend, which was cancelled, but instead they’ll play another NYC show on Sunday (5/1) at Baby’s All Right. Thurston’s former Sonic Youth bandmate Lee Ranaldo (who also would have played Levitation) will open…

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How to Watch the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner Online

It’s the last White House Correspondents Dinner of the Obama administration, and you can expect the usual fanfare: Red carpet, big stars, dinner and comedy from the President himself. Hosted by Larry Wilmore of Comedy Central’s “Nightly Show” (check out a preview of his performance here), big names in politics and entertainment will be all… Read more »

Watch My Morning Jacket Cover Prince’s “Purple Rain” And “Sign O’ The Times” At Jazz Fest

Watch My Morning Jacket Cover Prince's "Purple Rain" And "Sign O' The Times" At Jazz FestMy Morning Jacket just kicked off the 2016 leg of their tour in support of last year’s The Waterfall on Wednesday, and at every show so far, they’ve been paying tribute to Prince with a few covers. At their Oklahoma tour opener, their played “Raspberry Beret,” and last night, they closed out the New Orleans … More »