Samuel L. Jackson
The Marvel movie staple dropped by 'The Late Show With David Letterman' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS) to chat about a star-studded golf game that Trump invited him to play in.
Trump asked Jackson to join a game with a few friends, and one of those friends just happened to be Bill Clinton. Which brings me to my next question: Bill Clinton and Donald Trump are golfing buddies?
Perhaps golf is a more important sport than we thought it was. Maybe, one day, golf will be the one interest that all men will have in common.
While Jackson himself isn't a pro at the sport, he says Clinton isn't exactly gonna be seen wearing a green Masters jacket anytime soon either.
According to Variety, Jackson and writer/executive producer David Loughery are developing a detective drama at the female-oriented network.
The project, 'Hackshaw,' follows a young twentysomething man who believes he's a relative of Sherlock Holmes or is actually the great detective. The main character's psychiatrist believes he suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder.
"I told him, 'No one's going to have sex with you at this table,'" she joked. "And then Betty White said, 'I'll take one for the team.'"
Cue picture of White kissing ... wait, Morgan Freeman?!
"Oh no, oh no! I'm going to get a lot of letters," said Handler. "We were talking about Samuel Jackson [earlier]. But that does sound really racist, but I'm not. Sorry about that!"
Handler recovered from her embarrassment to then divulge that Katie Couric chose tequila shots as her drink of choice that evening, and Handler had trouble keeping up.
But as the 'American Idol' judge explained on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC), "I emailed him before I did it, and he wasn't running then." She told him at the time, "It's sort of naked but not naked."
While perusing the magazine article, Jay Leno countered, "I looked for clothes all over here, and I couldn't see anything." Fellow 'Tonight' guest Samuel L. Jackson added, "Is that your real body?"
DioGuardi defended it, but admitted to an awkward conversation with her dad after the piece was published.
On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated), DeGeneres presents an alternate version of the documentary with a voice-over by Samuel L. Jackson. You haven't truly lived until you've heard Jackson cursing and talking about bullfrogs. "That's a big [censored] frog," he says. "Look at that [censored] frog." It's fantastic.
Jackson and Watts barely knew each other. "You always ask the actress, 'Where can I touch you, where can I not touch you?'" he explained on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12:05AM ET on ABC). "Then you apologize for, you know, 'I'm sorry if I get excited, and I'm sorry if I don't.'"
"And which way did it go?" asked Jimmy Kimmel.
Given the high quality of paid cable fare, I'm not surprised that these two stars are willing to do an HBO movie. Even the premise sounds interesting: Jackson's character saves Jones' character from being hit by a Harlem subway train, leading to a debate on their relative upbringings and value of their lives.
The article doesn't indicate if the movie is intended for their network or a theatrical release. It wouldn't surprise me if it went theatrical. It sounds like the sort of movie that the Academy would love. I'm just hoping that Jackson will say at some point in the movie that he's had it with these motherf***in brakes on these motherf***in trains.
TV stars like William Shatner, Brent Spiner and Mark Hamill will join movie big shots like Chris Pine, Samuel L. Jackson and James Earl Jones in Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey.
Producer -- Dr. Larry "Doc" Kloor (scientist science fiction writer and the only human in history to earn two doctorates simultaneously) -- led the panel with special guests Bob Picardo, Doug Jones and a call-in by Pine.
According to Kloor, Pine plays Dave -- "a photon who lives in Sun City, at the core of the Sun. He's forced from the Sun and drawn into an epic battle between The Core (Shatner -- right) and The Void -- the embodiment of nothingness (Hamill)."
It's nothing but a million-dollar idea for getting some useless ink in what's left of the local papers and making a quick buck off the cell texting charges by getting people to vote for awards that mean nothing. It's the television equivalent of the participation medals you got in elementary school for not dying during the mile run.
Thanks to Samuel L. Jackson's work as the host of the recent ESPY Awards, I will sit through whatever awards show he hosts from now on. I don't care if the National Sewage Treatment Board of America hires him to host their annual "Sewey" awards.
Johansson has put the tissue and its, um, contents on eBay to raise money for a charity she supports, USA Harvest. Johansson says that she got a cold from Samuel L. Jackson, one of her costars in the new movie The Spirit, which opens on Christmas and looks crazy as hell.
Isn't there some sort of rule on eBay that can't sell bodily fluids or body parts or anything like that? Doesn't sound like the most sanitary thing to buy and ship cross country and store in your home, even if she did put it in a sandwich bag. This could be the worst trend to hit the world of celebrity in years. I don't want to own Danny DeVito's toenails or Alyson Hannigan's earwax or Rainn Wilson's tears.
- At 8, ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, then two new episodes of According To Jim, and a new Eli Stone.
- FOX has a new House at 8.
- NBC has the season finale of The Biggest Loser at 8, followed by a new Law and Order: SVU.
- ABC Family has A Dennis The Menace Christmas at 8, then Dr. Seuss on the Loose and Garfield's Christmas.
- At 9, Discovery has a new Dirty Jobs.
- There's a new episode of The Universe on History Channel at 9.
- Sci-Fi has a new ECW at 9, followed by a new Cha$e.
- Also at 9: Food Network has the special Dear Food Network: Holiday Family Traditions.
- At 10, Lifetime has a new Blush.
- TNT has a new episode of Leverage at 10.
- AMC has Samuel L. Jackson: An American Cinematheque Tribute at 10.
- Bravo has a new Real Housewives of Orange County at 10.
- Travel Channel has a new Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern at 10.
- At 11, BBC America has a new Christmas episode of My Family.
Check your local TV listings for more.
After the jump, the late night talk show listings.
Yes, your grandfather's network just got considerably cooler. Unfortunately, whether or not this is going to put Jackson on our small screens with any regularity remains to be seen. The deal isn't to join a specific series. Rather, Jackson has signed a first-look deal that will have him develop and produce projects for the studio over the next two years.
We'll have to wait to see what, if anything, comes of the new partnership, but there is an encouraging bit in the announcement. Jackson says he's open to the idea of limited appearances on something he produces, referencing Salma Hayek's run on Ugly Betty. I'm of the mind that the more Samuel L. Jackson on the TV the better, but I'll take what we can get. His only previous credit producing television is Spike's Afro Samurai, which is set to return this fall.
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