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Stephen Colbert Addresses Donald Trump Endorsement Of “Creme-De-La Creep” Roy Moore

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Today, Donald Trump made a veiled endorsement of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenagers. Of course, Stephen Colbert had some things to say about it on The Late Show. “With all the recent sexual abuse allegations, the 'Creme-De-La Creep' is Alabama senator candidate and founder of 'Take a Daughter From School Day' Roy Moore,” said Colbert. He then played footage of Trump’s presser earlier today when he said… »

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David Cassidy Dies: ‘Partridge Family’ Actor & Pop Singer Was 67

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David Cassidy, the former teen heartbreaker who starred on the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family and had a handful of pop hits, has died, days after reports surfaced that he was suffering organ failure. He was 67 and suffered from dementia, complicated by liver and kidney shut-downs. Cassidy had been hospitalized in Florida. His family issued a statement tonight: “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father… »

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Buzz Belmondo Dies: ‘Out Of This World’ Actor & Comic Was 70

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Buzz Belmondo, a comedian, actor and writer who was a regular on the syndicated sitcom Out of This World and recurred on Baywatch, died Tuesday of blood cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 70, His friend and longtime comedy partner Brad Slaight confirmed the news. Born Lorenzo Matawaran on February 20, 1947, in San Francisco, Belmondo began his decades-long career in the San Francisco comedy scene. He was a regular at the famed Holy City Zoo comedy club that launched… »

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‘Chicago P.D.’s Jason Beghe Investigated By NBC For “Inappropriate Behavior” Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

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Chicago P.D. lead Jason Beghe was investigated by NBC and Wolf Entertainment in 2016 for “inappropriate behavior” when the actor faced complaints from several  members of the cast and crew that some said constituted sexual harassment. "When it was brought to our attention that there were concerns about inappropriate behavior on set, we promptly began an investigation in partnership with Human Resources and all parties involved,” the network, Universal Television and Wolf… »

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Tig Notaro To Host Artios Awards; Nicole Kidman To Present Award To Kevin Huvane

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Exclusive: Comedian-actress Tig Notaro is set to host the Los Angeles ceremony of the Casting Society of America’s 33rd annual Artios Awards which will include Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman presenting CAA Partner and Managing Director, Kevin Huvane, with the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement. For the New York ceremony, comedian and Patti Cake$ actress Bridget Everett has been tapped to host. “As a 5’5” 115 lb SAG-aftra actor, I’m thrilled to be… »

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Canadian Actors Union Branch President Says She Was Sexually Assaulted Four Times

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Theresa Tova, president of the Toronto branch of Actra, the Canadian actors union, is the industry's first union leader to acknowledge that she has been sexually assaulted – in her case, four times. She doesn't say when it happened, or by whom, but she's gone public with it in a video statement to the union's members. "As your president, and as a woman who's been sexually attacked four times myself, I promise you, I am fiercely committed to fighting this on every front,"… »

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‘Too Old To Die Young’: Billy Baldwin Cast In Nicolas Winding Refn’s Amazon Series

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Billy Baldwin has joined the cast of Amazon's upcoming original drama series Too Old to Die Young, from Nicolas Winding Refn. Written by Refn (Neon Demon, Drive) and Ed Brubaker (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Westworld) and starring Miles Teller, Too Old to Die Young explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles by following killers' existential journeys in becoming samurai. The entire series will be directed by Refn. Baldwin’s character details, along with the… »

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‘Blue Book’: Michael Harney & Ksenia Solo Join Robert Zemeckis-Produced UFO Series At History

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Michael Harney (Orange is the New Black) and Ksenia Solo (Turn: Washington’s Spies, In Search of Fellini) have joined the series regular cast of History's scripted drama series Blue Book, executive produced by Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis. Created and written on spec by David O'Leary, the 10-episode Blue Book chronicles the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and '60s, known as "Project Blue Book." The series… »

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At&T-Time Warner Merger: Telco Shares Dip; Donald Trump Says Deal “Not Good For The Country”

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As tech company gains pushed overall markets to record-setting highs, shares in At&T, which is preparing for an epic regulatory showdown with the government, lost nearly 1% on the day as investors pondered the impact of a dream deferred. Shares finished at $34.32, within sight of their 52-week low and more than 10% where they were in October before the U.S. Department of Justice said At&T would have to shed key Time Warner assets, possibly CNN, in order to win… »

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Donald Trump Tacitly Endorses Roy Moore For Alabama Senate: “We Don’t Need A Liberal Person In There”

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Donald Trump was about to board a flight for Florida to spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago when reporters finally were able to get him to address the Gop elephant in the room: the embattled Roy Moore and the Alabama Senate election. After maintaining a long radio silence on the topic, the president made clear who he is backing for the open seat. “We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” said Trump, who is dying to get tax reform passed before Christmas. “[Moore… »

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Fred Armisen Spanish-Language Comedy ‘Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen’ Gets Pilot Order At HBO

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HBO has given the green light to Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen, a half-hour Spanish-language comedy pilot from Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen, Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video and Más Mejor. Co-written by Armisen, Ana Fabrega (The Chris Gethard Show) and Julio Torres (Saturday Night Live), the comedy, set in a dreamy version of present day Mexico City, follows a group of friends obsessed with horror films and monster makeup. Armisen, Febrega and Torres also… »

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‘La To Vegas’ & ‘The Resident’ Get Premiere Dates On Fox

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Fox has unveiled a pair of series premiere dates for midseason. Airline comedy La to Vegas will touch down at 9 Pm Tuesday, January 2, and medical drama The Resident begins operations with a special premiere at 10 Pm Sunday, January 21, following the Nfc Championship Game. It moves to its regular time slot of 9 Pm Mondays the following night. Fox also said The Mick will return in its new time slot at 9:30 Pm Tuesday following the La to Vegas premiere. La to Vegas follows… »

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Patrick Melrose: First-Look Image Of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Showtime & Sky Atlantic Drama

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Sky Atlantic and Showtime have release a first-look image from the Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted TV adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose. The image shows Sherlock star Cumberbatch as the aristocratic playboy Patrick Melrose, cigarette in hand and sunglasses on. The series, written by One Day author David Nicholls, follows Melrose's traumatic childhood, issues with alcoholism, heroin addiction, recovery, marriage and parenthood. The five-part drama will be set… »

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Sky To Spend Over $9Bn On Content in ’18; Launches Latest Slate Of Originals

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British pay-tv broadcaster Sky is to increase its annual programming budget by 25% over the next twelve months – taking its total global spend to around £7Bn ($9.2Bn) per year. The statement of intent from Rupert Murdoch's satellite firm comes as it unveiled its latest slate of originations including the return of Julia Stiles-fronted drama Riviera, a new entertainment format from the producers of Hunted and a slew of idiosyncratic comedies. Sky is set to have more than… »

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NBC Developing Space Alien Comedy From ‘Superstore’ Duo

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NBC has put in development comedy American Alien, from Superstore co-executive producer Sierra Teller Ornelas, star and producer America Ferrera, Teri Weinberg and Universal TV. Written by Teller Ornelas, American Alien centers around Denise “Dee Dee” and Sonny Mendoza, a small-town brother-and-sister team who struggle to keep their working-class jobs while also protecting vulnerable space aliens from everyday pitfalls in their hometown of Tucson, Arizona. Teller Ornelas… »

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PBS Cancels ‘Charlie Rose’

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PBS has joined CBS News in ending its relationship with Charlie Rose. The public broadcaster announced it has cancelled distribution of his self-titled interview program Charlie Rose. “In light of yesterday's revelations, PBS has terminated its relationship with Charlie Rose and cancelled distribution of his programs. PBS expects all the producers we work with to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect,” PBS said. Charlie Rose… »

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Three Tyler Perry Series Get Own Premiere Dates, Including Spinoff ‘The Paynes’

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Own has lots more Tyler Perry lined up in the new year. Oprah Winfrey’s cable net said today that The Paynes, a spinoff from Perry’s popular series House of Payne, will premiere with back-to-back half-hour episodes starting at 10 Pm Tuesday, January 16. Meanwhile, Season 5 of The Haves and the Have Nots bows at 9 Pm January 9, and the second half of Season 4 of If Loving You Is Wrong arrives at 10 Pm January 10. Own notes that The Haves and the Have Nots is the No. 1… »

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FCC Looks To Loosen TV Station Ownership Cap In Potential Boost To Sinclair

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Extending a string of 2017 de-regulatory moves, Ajit Pai, President Donald Trump’s appointee to lead the FCC, has formally begun the process of reviewing rules limiting the number of TV stations a single owner can control. If the ownership cap is eased, as expected, by the Republican-controlled, 5-member commission, it would be a boost to Sinclair Broadcast Group as it looks to close its $3.9 billion purchase of Tribune Media. It also comes on a day when the FCC announced… »

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‘The Good Place’ Renewed For Season 3 By NBC

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NBC is bringing back hit comedy series The Good Place for a third season. As with the first and second seasons, Season 3 will consist of 13 episodes. From executive producer and creator Michael Schur, The Good Place stars Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D'Arcy Carden. In addition to executive producing, Schur serves as writer and showrunner. David Miner, Morgan Sackett and Drew Goddard also executive produce. The Good Plac… »


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‘The Walking Dead’ Ratings Fall To Lowest Result Since 2011

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Any episode of The Walking Dead that finds close pals Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon scrapping is already problematic. Add a new empathetic angle to villain Negan and helicopters hovering over the zombie apocalypse and you have a clearly special show of the AMC blockbuster series. However, with all that and a rising Sunday Night Football and the American Music Awards on NBC and ABC, the November 19 Twd ended up with a very different type of distinction. The Season 8 "The Big… »

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