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White House Correspondents' Dinner 2019 Won't Have Comedian Host, Historian Ron Chernow Will Take on Duties

White House Correspondents' Dinner 2019 Won't Have Comedian Host, Historian Ron Chernow Will Take on Duties

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is breaking from tradition in 2019.

The event, set to take place on April 27, 2019, will be hosted by historian Ron Chernow. Usually, a comedian has hosted the event. Last year’s host Michelle Wolf was embroiled in controversy after statements made during the event.

“I’m delighted that Ron will share his lively, deeply researched perspectives on American politics and history at the 2019 White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” Olivier Knox, Chief Washington Correspondent for SiriusXM and president of the WHCA, told Deadline. “As we celebrate the importance of a free and independent news media to the health of the republic, I look forward to hearing Ron place this unusual moment in the context of American history.”

“The White House Correspondents’ Association has asked me to make the case for the First Amendment and I am happy to oblige,” Ron added in a statement. “Freedom of the press is always a timely subject and this seems like the perfect moment to go back to basics. My major worry these days is that we Americans will forget who we are as a people and historians should serve as our chief custodians in preserving that rich storehouse of memory. While I have never been mistaken for a stand-up comedian, I promise that my history lesson won’t be dry.”

Donald Trump has not attended the event the past two years.

Lauren Graham Admits She Doesn't Remember Meeting Busy Philipps on 'Busy Tonight' - Watch Here!

Lauren Graham Admits She Doesn't Remember Meeting Busy Philipps on 'Busy Tonight' - Watch Here!

Lauren Graham made an appearance on Busy Tonight on Sunday (November 18) and came clean about completely forgetting how she even met the host Busy Philipps herself.

“No… I don’t remember. You’ve been in my life as long as I’ve been alive,” the 51-year-old Gilmore Girls star said. “I don’t even remember shopping on Robertson [Boulevard], that’s how long ago this was… Robertson has now, wait will I get in trouble for saying this? I don’t know.”

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Lauren also discussed meeting Shirley MacLaine for the first time, having her come to one of her Thanksgiving dinners, what she’s thankful for this Thanksgiving, and talks whether or not she’d do a talk show – Watch more after the cut!


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Kiernan Shipka Reveals Why She Was Drawn To Role of Sabrina

Kiernan Shipka Reveals Why She Was Drawn To Role of Sabrina

Kiernan Shipka graces the December 2018 cover of Seventeen magazine.

Here’s what the 18-year-old Chilling Adventures of Sabrina starlet had to share:

On why she’s drawn to Sabrina’s girl power: “I gravitate toward feminist content because that’s just who I am. But there was something so cool about this show being so feminist while still having this very separate fantastical element. It’s sort of set in this “timeless” period where there aren’t many references to pop culture, or what’s happening now or what happened in the past. But at the same [time], it’s related to what’s happening in many different ways and resonates on so many levels.”

On being too busy to date: “I’ll wrap on Saturday at 6 a.m., so I’m pretty much useless on Saturday. And then Sunday, I have to get all my stuff done for Monday. Occasionally, the cast can drive me out for a fun time, but work is my number one priority right now.”

On the best advice she’s ever received: “Stand up for yourself, and be your best advocate. That’s something that’s so important and can be applied to any career. I’ve definitely learned to speak up when it’s called for and to ask questions and to not be afraid to own it and just go for it. And being supportive of other women is always essential—essential! It’s important to have conversations with other women. We are all in this together.”

For more of Kiernan‘s interview, head to Seventeen.com!

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Rosario Dawson & Sigourney Weaver Get Honored at Voice Arts Awards 2018!

Rosario Dawson & Sigourney Weaver Get Honored at Voice Arts Awards 2018!

Rosario Dawson flashes a smile on the red carpet while attending the 2018 Voice Arts Awards held at the Warner Bros. Studios on Sunday (November 18) in Burbank, Calif.

The 39-year-old actress was joined on the red carpet by Sigourney Weaver, David Oyelowo, Deborah Cox, Van Jones and Tammy Townsend.

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Rosario was honored with the Environmental Award and Sigourney with the Voice Arts Icon Award at the ceremony celebrating some of the world’s most brilliant media, where the voice is a key creative element.

Earlier in the week, Rosario kept it cool and casual while stepping out for the launch of Nevereven.

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