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Donald Trump to Seth Meyers: You Should Never Have Been Hired

Apparently, The Donald still has not forgiven Seth Meyers for one of the all-time great set pieces [Trump material begins at 12:00 video mark] delivered by a White House Correspondents Association dinner host. Ahead of today’s big Primetime Emmys broadcast, Trump tweeted the following:

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FishbowlNY hopes that host Meyers will find a way to slip a reference about this tweet into the show. It’s not so much opening monologue material; but later on, as the broadcast inevitably drags a bit, it could stand as huuuuge goose-the-audience ammo. As in, “Maybe that Donald Trump tweet today was right…” Or, “That one was for you, Mr. Trump.”

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Trump Interview Crowns Scottish Doc Sequel

ShutterstockTrumpTowerBuzz is starting to build for A Dangerous Game, Anthony Baxter‘s follow-up to his Michael Moore-style 2011 documentary You’ve Been Trumped. In that original movie, the filmmaker chronicled some eventual local resistance to a luxury golf course resort development ushered in by The Donald.

The sequel recently premiered at film festival events in Sheffield, England and Edinburgh, Scotland. As part of the latter unveiling, Baxter spoke with the Scottish Daily Record about the climactic centerpiece of his new movie – an interview with Trump. The billionaire did not participate in the first movie and in fact, when the BBC announced plans to broadcast the film, he initially tried to have that airing blocked. From Baxter’s conversation with Record reporter Brian McIver:

“I went to Trump Tower and it was quite a strange experience,” said Baxter. “It was good in the sense we were able to put questions to him that were still remaining from the first film but new questions also emerged in the making of the second film. It was an extraordinary encounter and an important one in terms of being able to put to him directly the issues the residents have endured for so long.”

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NY Times Inks Distribution Deal with Trump Hotels

NYtimes buildingDonald Trump might not enjoy The New York Times, but someone at his hotel chain sure does. The Times just announced a digital distribution partnership with Trump Hotel Collection that will allow guests to access NYTimes.com for free during their stays.

All guest have to do is ask for the login information at the front desk, then use the hotel’s wi-fi and presto! Free access to a paper that Trump absolutely hates.

Trump Hotels currently has locations in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Waikiki, Miami, Toronto, Panama, and Doonbeg, Ireland.

First Step | Noted Consistency | Words War

Donald Trump GFishbowlDC: When speaking about “building a brand,” Donald Trump somehow forgot to mention that acting like an idiot was a vital step.

TVNewser: If it’s a day that ends in a “y,” Touré probably posted a tweet that offended someone.

GalleyCat: The latest victim in the Hachette vs Amazon battle? J.K. Rowling fans.

Grandma Hillary | Trump Option | Nashville LP

HardChoicesCoverGalleyCat: An excerpt from Hillary Clinton‘s memoir Hard Choices posted on Mother’s Day by Vogue has generated mountains of media coverage. The becoming-a-grandma passage bodes well for the book as a whole and comes with the added bonus of Clinton reading it aloud via SoundCloud.

AllTwitter: It’s not quite as satisfying as flying in a private jet to a far-flung luxury destination. But Twitter users will soon have the consolation-power to mute Donald Trump.

Lost Remote: The producers of Nashville are set on Wednesday to reveal their choice of the winning fan-created album cover for Connie Britton‘s character. ABC executive director of marketing Ben Blatt says it’s part of an effort to keep #Nashies fully engaged.

[Jacket cover courtesy: Simon & Schuster]

Brandon Bio | Trump Fury | Galaxy Goofing

JasonPriestleyBookCoverGalley Cat: Remember that talented SoCal high school newspaper writer for the West Beverly Blaze? Well, this week, he’s graduated to full-fledged memoirist.

TV Newser: All that’s left with regards to The Donald’s Fox and Friends interview and Twitter response from targeted Sirius/CNN host Michael Smerconish is the appropriate File-Under nomenclature. How about – Trump Misreads?

PR Newser: Opening this year once again for Cinco de Mayo was Quatro de Star Wars. Kudos to Oreo, the Seattle Police Department and many others for channeling some far-away moxy.

[Jacket cover courtesy: HarperOne]

Bill O’Reilly Takes Over John R. Gambling’s Final WOR Show

JohnGamblingPicThe close of an epic radio run deserves an epic send-off. And so it is with Friday’s final episode of John R. Gambling‘s WOR-AM morning show.

The December 20 program brought to a close the continuous 88-year family radio dynasty of John G., father John A. and grandfather John B. Among those who phoned in Friday was Bill O’Reilly. The Factor host turned the tables on Gambling, noting that radio has changed over the years to become more like “pitched warfare” and asking his interviewer whether that is a good or bad thing:

“I think that it’s, ultimately, a bad thing,” Gambling answered. “In thinking about that question, and having been told that one of the reasons that people have listed to me and listened to all of the Gamblings is the civility…”

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Seth Meyers Hopes to Welcome Hillary Clinton as His First Show, Second Guest

Ha ha. That’s apparently the running gag between Meyers and his already-booked February 24 Late Night show opening interview Amy Poehler. They would both love, Bizarro World-style, to have someone huge follow her as the number-two guest.

Meyers’ chat this week with Dan Patrick touched on all sorts of other great topics, including the best SNL audition Meyers ever witnessed (Kristen Wiig), the rumored biggest-diva host (Steven Seagal) and the failed franchise payoff of his and Poehler’s “Little Sleuths.” Meyers also reminisced about one reason (besides President Obama’s hearty laughter) the portion of his 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner jokes about The Donald worked so well:

“Trump didn’t laugh, which was the best. I got so lucky that he didn’t laugh, and that the camera knew where he was.”

“Such an awful shot of him too. If there’s one thing I feel bad about – he had like that “Old Man in the Mountain” framing, of just a profile. In a sea of laughing faces. Just a perfect shot to catch, like… a solitary tear.”

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Republicans Give Up, Seek Donald Trump for Governor Run

Great idea!

Things are so bad for New York Republicans that they want Donald Trump to run for governor against Andrew Cuomo next year. The New York Post reports that Rochester assemblyman Bill Nojay is circulating a memo about how, exactly, Trump could beat Cuomo. Below are two actual sentences from Nojay’s note:

In many respects, Trump is not considered a Republican — he is his own brand, an almost iconic figure of Rockefellerian proportions. This will benefit him because many people who could never bring themselves to vote for a Republican would vote for Trump as Trump.

Here are — in no particular order — some more things that Trump is considered: 1) An idiot 2) An attention whore 3) A blowhard. But hey, that does make him like a lot of current politicians.

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The Young Turks Are Crowd-Funding Their New Studio

The long and winding road continues for a program that began in 2002 as Sirius XM’s first original talk show.

The Young Turks, back to online-only, have moved from their Culver City Current digs to a corner of the massive YouTube Space LA. But the plan is to soon occupy a new studio, co-funded by $250,000 in Indiegogo donations.

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