`SNL` Sells the Softer Side of Hillary

Hillary Clinton’s campaign managers have been attempting to soften the former secretary of state’s image by engaging in an “authenticity tour,” complete with appearances by Hillary on several entertainment shows, most recently in a sketch on “Saturday Night Live.”

In the YouTube world in which we all now reside, whether a candidate for president appears to be likable, particularly on television, is of paramount importance to that individual’s ultimate electoral success.

All of the chatter about Hillary appearing to be stiff and scripted, combined with her falling poll numbers, email scandals, and challenges from Bernie Sanders and others, have caused the presumed Democratic frontrunner to try and convince potential supporters that she is genuine.

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Biden Backers Emerge in Hollywood

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently made a cash stop at the Hollywood ATM via a $2,700 per ticket fundraiser, which was held at the home of Lionsgate co-chairman Rob Friedman.

Interestingly, Vice President Joe Biden appeared that very same weekend at a celebrity-draped gala on global inequality, which took place at New York City’s Central Park.

At the Global Citizen Festival, Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama joined a long list of notables, which included musicians Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, and Bono, actors  Leonardo DiCaprio,  Hugh Jackman,  Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde, and Salma Hayek, and technology magnates Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.

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GOP Establishment`s Third Party Trial Balloon

The Republican establishment appears to be having an extremely difficult time trying to figure out how to best deal with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump,

His business success, coupled with his fourteen seasons on a hit television show that honed his brand as a solid decision maker, is part of the uniqueness that Trump has been bringing to the political world.

Despite numerous attempts from various sources to thwart his campaign, Trump holds the top spot in a majority of the polls. This is throwing the elite political class, which includes high-powered politicians, major GOP donors, and a plethora of media figures, into a panic.

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Trump Dominates Late-Night

The slate of candidates who are seeking the presidency in 2016 are busy making the rounds on late-night television talk shows as part of their election campaigning.

On his “Late Show” debut program last week, host Stephen Colbert had GOP 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush as a guest, and Vice President Joe Biden, who incidentally is on the verge of running for president on the Democrat side, shortly thereafter.

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Tom Brady Wins in the Legal Arena

Tom Brady is famous for his wins, especially in the final minutes of a professional football game. Most recently, though, the New England Patriots’ star quarterback achieved an amazing last-minute victory in a brand new venue, a federal courtroom.

Fans of the team are celebrating a legal determination, which is likely to result in Brady being able to suit up for the entire upcoming NFL season. Judge Richard M. Berman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled in favor of Brady and the players association, which had sought to have the court overturn his four-game suspension, a punishment that had been meted out for the quarterback’s alleged role in what has been referred to in the press as “deflategate.”

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Faith-based `War Room` Conquers Box Office

Another faith-based surprise is changing the Hollywood calculus.

With its $11 million weekend, the Christian film “War Room” surpassed all box-office expectations, coming in a close second to the blockbuster hit “Straight Outta Compton”; this despite the fact that “War Room” was only being shown in 1,135 theaters as opposed to some major release competition that was being projected on 2,000 to 3,100 screens. The handwriting was on the wall for the film when the “War Room” tally reached $3.9 million for the combined Thursday and Friday night showings.

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`Big Bang` Star Mayim Bialik`s Un-Hollywood Faith

Mayim Bialik has achieved a high level of fame in recent years for her portrayal of Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on the mega-hit television show “The Big Bang Theory.”

If her TV character’s scientific intellectualizing sounds surprisingly authentic, it is because Bialik’s acting expertise actually mirrors her professional credentials.  In addition to being a neuroscientist on the small screen, she is one in real life as well, having earned both an undergraduate degree and Ph.D. from UCLA in the field.

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Hollywood Support for Presidential Candidates Is Up for Grabs

Hollywood loves a good story, and this summer’s top one, politically speaking, is the rise of surprise 2016 presidential candidates.

Many experts are dumbfounded as they observe the sagging poll numbers of candidates thought to be inevitable nominees, e.g., Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. Meanwhile, those once considered outliers, particularly Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, are contenders who are trending upwards.

Hillary supporters are dealing with a summer of drooping favorable ratings, swirling questions about Bill and Hillary’s foundation donors, and a criminal probe of Hillary’s stewardship of classified information while serving as Secretary of State.

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Donald Trump`s Star Power Alters the Course of the GOP Primary

A seminal moment recently took place in the media as viewers tuned-in to watch the first GOP primary debate, which was held in Cleveland, Ohio and televised via the Fox News Channel (FNC).

The astonishing 24 million viewers that watched the debate made it the highest-rated cable news broadcast ever, the highest-rated non-sports cable program of all time, and the highest-rated telecast in the twenty year history of FNC.

Fox News drew three-times the audience it had amassed for any previous primary debate. In the 2012 presidential election season, the cable channel rounded up a respectable 3.2 million viewers, a number that now appears minuscule when compared to the 24 million that engaged this time around.

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Michael Bay`s Benghazi Film May Shake Up the Presidential Primaries

Paramount recently announced the release date for “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” which is an action movie produced and directed by Michael Bay.

The upcoming film will make its debut on January 15, 2016, which is a significant date in presidential politics since the Iowa Caucuses are slated to be held about two weeks after the film hits the theaters.

It also happens to be the same weekend that Clint Eastwood’s movie “American Sniper” made its 2015 wide release debut. Due to the content of the film and its potential effect on Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions, Bay’s movie, much like Eastwood’s “Sniper,” is likely to be a topic of discussion on numerous cable television programs and an array of talk radio shows in the lead-up to its release and beyond.

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