Haddish to host MTV Movie & TV Awards


Haddish to host MTV Movie & TV Awards

LOS ANGELES

Tiffany Haddish is set to host the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The network announced Thursday that the “Girls Trip” breakout star will host the ceremony in Los Angeles on June 18.

The 38-year-old actress and comedian has seen her star rise since “Girls Trip” was released last summer. She’s gone on to host “Saturday Night Live” and star in a Super Bowl commercial. Haddish also helped announce the Academy Award nominees last month and will appear on the Oscar telecast March 4.

She’s also starring with Tracy Morgan in a new TBS sitcom called “The Last OG” and will appear alongside Kevin Hart in the film “Night School” later this year.

Springer security director, talk-show host Wilkos faces OUI

DARIEN, CONN.

Jerry Springer protege Steve Wilkos is facing a drunken-driving charge in connection with a car crash in Connecticut last month.

Darien police say the 53-year-old Wilkos turned himself in Wednesday after learning there was a warrant for his arrest.

Police say Wilkos, a TV talk-show host who was the security director on “The Jerry Springer Show,” had a blood-alcohol content of 0.29 after the crash Jan. 21. That’s more than three times the legal limit to drive. No other vehicles were involved, and Wilkos was alone. He was treated at the hospital.

He was freed on $1,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court March 5 to face charges including operating under the influence.

Wilkos in a statement said he “had a complete lapse in judgment which resulted in me drinking and getting behind the wheel of my car.”

Wolf will headline correspondents’ dinner

WASHINGTON

The White House Correspondents’ Association says comedian Michelle Wolf will entertain at its annual dinner in April.

Wolf is known from her work as a contributor on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.” She recently premiered an hour-long HBO special, “Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady,” and she’s set to star in a new weekly comedy show on Netflix later this year.

The dinner attracts journalists, politicians and celebrities. The president traditionally attends.

President Donald Trump boycotted last year’s dinner. The White House hasn’t said whether he’ll attend this year’s event April 28.

The White House Correspondents’ Association was founded in 1914 to represent the White House press corps. Dinner proceeds support scholarships for aspiring journalists, along with awards recognizing excellence in news coverage of the White House.

Associated Press

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