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Stephen Colbert Returns From Russia With a Mock Apology for Trump (Video)

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Stephen Colbert returned to Monday’s “Late Show” after a surprise trip to Russia with a lacerating apology for President Donald Trump, who he’s been ridiculing relentlessly on his program. A day after Colbert’s return from St. Petersburg, where the comedian filmed footage for upcoming sketches, Trump took to Twitter to accuse former President Barack Obama of knowing about Russia meddling in the U.S. election. “The real story is that President Obama did Nothing after being informed in August about Russian meddling,” Trump tweeted on Monday. “With 4 months looking at Russia…under a magnifying glass, they have »


- Nigel M. Smith

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‘Son of Sam’ Murders Explored in Smithsonian Channel’s ‘The Lost Tapes’ (Exclusive Video)

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The Smithsonian Channel has unearthed some rarely seen footage surrounding the murders of serial killer Son of Sam as part of the last installment in “The Lost Tapes” series. Set to premiere on Sunday, July 30 at 9 p.m., “The Lost Tapes: Son of Sam” will tell the story of the New York City murderer David Berkowitz using no interviews or recreations. The hour-long documentary solely uses media reports and home videos from the time, including contemporary press coverage of the murders and interviews from people who knew Berkowitz. The doc is timed to the 40th anniversary of Berkowitz’s killing spree, »


- Reid Nakamura

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Trump Renews Attack on ‘Fake News’ CNN After Retracted Russia Story

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President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of CNN as “fake news” on Tuesday, following the resignation of three network staffers for a retracted story that attempted to link the president’s associates to Russia. “Wow, CNN had to retract big story on ‘Russia,’ with 3 employees forced to resign,” Trump tweeted. “What about all the other phony stories they do? Fake News!” The president capped follows social media response with a retweet of a meme that rejiggered the news network’s logo as Fnn, for “Fake News Network.” Also Read: Three CNN Employees Resign Over Retracted Story on Russia Ties He followed by repeating unconfirmed. »


- Thom Geier

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‘The Keeping Hours’ Review: Carrie Coon and Lee Pace Grieve, Repetitively

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As “The Keeping Hours” begins, seven years have passed since the death of Mark (Lee Pace) and Elizabeth’s (Carrie Coon) child. Six years have passed since the once-happy couple split. These are unpleasant anniversaries, which doesn’t make them any less difficult to remember, or to forget. In the interim, Elizabeth has done what she could to move forward: She buried herself in writing a book, detailing her experiences with death and rebirth. On the other side, she found a new husband, two children, and a white picket fence. Her picturesque vision of adulthood has remained intact. Conversely, Mark has slipped into. »


- Sam Fragoso

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Sean Hannity on Seth Rich Conspiracy: ‘My Investigation Continues’

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Sean Hannity hasn’t given up on the angle that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered to stop him from leaking DNC information. On Monday, he tweeted about the Rich story, “My investigation continues.” The Fox News host said in May on his show he would stop “discussing” the July 2016 murder. That was after he received criticism for promoting the conspiracy theory claiming Rich provided internal DNC emails to WikiLeaks, and that Rich might have been killed for the leak. Rich’s parents had repeatedly asked Hannity to stop reporting the conspiracy theory, and advertisers began to leave the host’s. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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NBA Awards: Russell Westbrook Thunders Past James Harden, Kawhi Leonard to Win Mvp

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After a somewhat boring regular season, predictable post-season and an explosive draft, the NBA Awards are finally here. The inaugural awards show for the NBA featured the league’s biggest stars and aired live on TNT from New York City Monday night. Drake added even more star power to the night by hosting the show — and roasting many of the guests. Unfortunately for the rapper, however, none of his beloved Toronto Raptors players were in the running for the honors. Also Read: Drake Wears a 'Doris Burke' Shirt, Asks 'NBA on Espn' Reporter Doris Burke Out Mid-Game And while it was the Golden. »


- Debbie Emery

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‘Trump-Free Tuesday’ Offered by News Site, Twitter Reacts: ‘Extend It to a Week Please’

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It’s the six-months-to-Christmas miracle some readers have hoped for! The news site Salon announced Monday evening that it will offer a “Trump-free Tuesday” on June 27, when it will not publish President Trump’s name or picture for a full 24-hour period. “We will not cover his outrageous Twitter utterances or deride his surrogates for whatever stupid things they may or may not say on television,” the website’s editorial team explained. It is unclear if by “surrogates,” Salon meant other White House personalities — such as Vice President Mike Pence or Press Secretary Sean Spicer — or members of the Trump family. »


- Ashley Eady

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Leslie Jones Accuses Ritz-Carlton of Racism: ‘They Don’t Like Black People’

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The specter of racism has apparently descended on Leslie Jones’ life again. “Saturday Night Live” alum Jones took to Twitter to complain of her stay at the Ritz-Carlton while hosting the Bet Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, accusing employees of the hotel of racism. “Wow was such a great night at the Bet awards,” Jones wrote. “But then had The Worst Stay @RitzCarlton Do Not Stay There!! They Dont Like Black People!!” Also Read: 'Bachelor' Alum Leah Block Apologizes for Racially Charged Tweet, Accepts Responsibility for 'Ignorance' Jones did not elaborate on the accusation. TheWrap has reached out to her manager for. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Larry Flynt Might Help John Oliver Win Lawsuit Over Foul-Mouthed Squirrel Gag

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John Oliver and Larry Flynt have at least one thing in common: Both have been sued for using over-the-top jokes to hurt the feelings of powerful men. Oliver was sued last week by Murray Energy CEO Robert E. Murray for what Murray called “vile and baseless” “attempts at humor.” Murray alleges that the “Last Week Tonight” host caused him “severe emotional distress” by enlisting a staffer to dress as a giant squirrel on his set and say “Eat s—, Bob” and “Kiss my ass, Bob.” HBO lawyers will likely rely on Flynt’s court victory  to win a quick dismissal of the Murray lawsuit, »


- Susan Seager

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‘Bachelor in Paradise’s’ DeMario Jackson Describes Alleged Sexual Encounter With Corinne Olympios

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Bachelor in Paradise” Season 4 contestant DeMario Jackson spoke to E! News about the show’s recent scandal, and more footage from the sit-down was released Monday. Jackson was a cast member on “Paradise” until Warner Bros. announced on June 11 that it was shutting down production due to “allegations of misconduct.” Jackson and co-star Corinne Olympios indicated that they were involved in the incident in question. “Paradise” has resumed production after the studio announced last week that the results of its investigation did “not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member.” Jackson has said he will not return to the reality spin-off. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Kevin Bacon-Led ‘Tremors’ Reboot Ordered to Pilot at Syfy

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Syfy has ordered a reboot of the film series “Tremors” to pilot, the network announced on Monday. Kevin Bacon will reprise his role from the 1990 movie and serve as executive producer on the project, alongside showrunner Andrew Miller (“The Secret Circle”) and David Schiff (“Southpaw”). In the series, the killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, Nevada, are back, and the town’s only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon) who beat them once. But to do it again he’ll have to overcome age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex. Also Read: Kevin Bacon to Star in ' »


- Reid Nakamura

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Sorry Fanboys, Joss Whedon Is Not Attending Comic-Con 2017

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Sorry fanboys, but don’t expect Joss Whedon to appear during DC films Hall H presentation next month down in San Diego, California, as the director is not attending this year’s Comic-Con. Over the weekend, London based film critic Mark Searby ran into Whedon on the street and told him he was looking forward to seeing what he would be bringing to Comic-Con next month. However, Whedon replied: “I won’t be there. Only the second time in 20 years I won’t make it.” Just met @joss pic.twitter.com/Pc6CbZ4LPA — Mark Searby (@Mark_Searby) June 25, 2017 The »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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In Honor of the Snes Classic, That Time Paul Rudd Was in a Super Nintendo Ad (Video)

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The 1990s were something of a golden age for video game advertising. Adjectives like “extreme” were thrown around a lot, and images of TV screens showing amazing things shocked gamers, who were literally getting blown away. Today, Nintendo announced that later this year, it’ll release the Snes Classic — a mini version of the 1991 hit gaming console Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The announcement of the Snes Classic is giving plenty of people a nostalgic trip to the 1990s and some of the most beloved and well-regarded video games ever made. But it’s also a great reminder of what the video game landscape. »

- Phil Hornshaw

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Ezekiel Elliott, Julian Edelman, Isaiah Thomas Bare All for Espn Body Issue

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NFL players Ezekiel Elliott and Julian Edelman, NBA great Isaiah Thomas and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki are among the famous athletes who have stripped for the the ninth annual Espn Body Issue. Espn announced the roster on Monday for the magazine that will hit newsstands on Friday, July 7. Other standouts include adaptive snowboarder/mountaineer and retired Marine Corps Sgt. Kirstie Ennis, who is the first veteran featured in the Body Issue, and sprinter/four-time Olympic medalist Novlene Williams-Mills, the first cancer survivor to be featured. Also Read: Sage Steele on New 'SportsCenter' Role, Espn's Evolution: 'Lot's of Changes »


- Debbie Emery

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How Tom Holland’s ‘Spider-Man’ Got His Driver’s License (Video)

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Sure, Spider-Man swings from building to building in a New York minute — but even young Peter Parker must face down the sinister forces of the Dmv. In a promo short with carmaker Audi,  Tom Holland of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” shows us how Parker manages to earn his driver’s license while fighting the scourge of the city. “It’s very funny because it obviously resonates with me,” Holland said in a behind-the-scenes look at the short (below), as he “only recently took my drivers test.” Also Read: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' First Reactions: 'Total Home Run' Befitting his do-gooder superhero, »


- Matt Donnelly

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Fox Sports Cuts Online Writing Jobs to Focus on Video

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Fox Sports is getting rid of nearly two dozen writing and editing jobs on its website and replacing them with video production positions as part of a major shift in focus toward online video. The network is eliminating about 20 reporter and editor positions in favor of a similar number of video production jobs, an individual with knowledge of the restructuring told TheWrap. Fox is actively encouraging the writers and editors who are being laid off to reapply for the new positions, although they may not be a fit for everyone affected. The new jobs will support Fox Sports’ creation of. »


- Matt Pressberg

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Professor Unapologetic After College Fires Her for On-Air Showdown With Tucker Carlson

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Lisa Durden is not sorry for comments made on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that ultimately got her fired from her job as an adjunct professor at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey. She was speaking to Carlson about a Black Lives Matter Memorial Day event open only to black people. “Boo, hoo, hoo,” she said. “You white people are angry because you couldn’t use your white privilege card.” Carlson fired back that she was “demented.” Also Read: 9 People Fired or Suspended for Black Lives Matter Comments (Photos) Two days later, Durden was suspended, and then fired on Friday. »


- Ashley Boucher

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Tj Miller Fires Back at Critics Blasting His ‘Silicon Valley’ Exit

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T.J. Miller’s exit from HBO’s “Silicon Valley” has been met with mounting speculation as to what it could mean for the comedian’s career going forward, but Miller isn’t worried. After his last episode of the HBO show aired on Sunday night, Miller spent Monday firing back at the fans and critics who said he’d come to regret the decision. “I love this. I am currently in 3 movies and shooting #Deadpool2 as we speak,” Miller replied to a New York Post tweet comparing him to other “cocky” actors who left TV shows at the height of their popularity. »


- Reid Nakamura

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 9 Is Series’ Most Watched Ever

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A record number of viewers watched America’s Next Drag Superstar Sasha Velour take home the crown Friday night. VH1 reported that 859,000 people tuned in to the Season 9 finale, which signaled a 218 percent increase over last season’s finale in the coveted 18-49 demographic. The full season also saw a significant increase over Season 8, with a 122 percent increase in viewers in the same group. Also Read: What Went Wrong with 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 9? (Commentary) VH1 also said the show was the highest trending television program on social media Friday, ranking in non-sports, non-news cable categories. The news comes after. »

- Carli Velocci

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Three CNN Employees Resign Over Retracted Story on Russia Ties

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Three CNN employees have handed in their resignations over a retracted story linking President Trump to Russia, the network announced Monday. The article was removed from CNN.com on Friday after the network decided it could no longer stand by its reporting. “In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on CNN.com, CNN has accepted the resignation of the employees involved in the story’s publication,” a network spokesperson told TheWrap in a statement. Also Read: CNN Issues Strict Rules on Russia-Related Stories (Report) On Thursday, CNN investigative reporter Thomas Frank published a story involving an investigation »


- Itay Hod

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