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Sean Hannity “I Am Not Discussing” DNC Staffer Murder Story “For Now”

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Hours after Fox News Channel finally retracted a May 16 conspiracy theory story about the fatal shooting of DNC staffer Seth Rich in Washington D.C. last summer, Fox News primetime star Sean Hannity did an about face and said, “Out of respect for the family's wishes, for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time.” The Rich family had demanded that Fox and Hannity knock off with the conspiracy theory. This morning, Fox News yanked a report on its site about the… »

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Jon Stewart & HBO Scrap His Digital Animated Series Project

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Updated: So much for Jon Stewart’s long-in-the-works big return to television. The former Daily Show host and HBO have agreed to scrap his planned digital animated series for the premium cabler. "HBO and Jon Stewart have decided not to proceed with a short form digital animated project,” the parties said in a joint statement tonight. “We all thought the project had great potential, but there were technical issues in terms of production and distribution that proved too… »

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Producer Sued After Tyra Banks “Physically Manipulated” Young Girl

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Here is the latest reminder that those who want to be on a reality competition show need to know what they’re getting into. A woman referred to as Jane Doe is suing the production company behind America’s Got Talent, claiming that her young daughter was traumatized when host Tyra Banks “physically manipulated and verbally abused” the girl. According to the 18-page suit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court (read it here), it seems that the adult plaintiff and her… »

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‘The Last Ship’ Season 4 Gets August Premiere Date On TNT

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TNT has slotted Sunday, August 20 for the fourth season premiere of its epic drama series The Last Ship. The two-hour episode will debut at 9 Pm across TNT platforms. Eric Dane, Bridget Regan and Adam Baldwin star in the series that chronicles the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Over the course of the first three seasons, The Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James has been the central vehicle for the discovery and distribution… »

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Creative Team Talks Going Beyond The Book – The Contenders Emmys Video

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“It’s such a wide world… there is a sentence about something that opens up a huge other world that would be very interesting,” creator/executive Bruce Miller said about on Hulu’s dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood's famed novel, fares better on an series platform. “We were able to take one sentence out of the book and turn it into an episode.” Miller was joined by star Elisabeth Moss and fellow Ep Warren Littlefield at Deadline’s annual The Conte… »

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Laura Bell Bundy Joins ‘Good Behavior’; ‘Zoo’ Casts Delon de Metz

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Anger Management alumna Laura Bell Bundy is set for a recurring role on the upcoming second season of TNT drama series Good Behavior, from writer-showrunner Chad Hodge and Tomorrow Studios. Based on a series of books by Blake Crouch, Good Behavior tells the story of Letty Raines (Michelle Dockery), a thief and con artist whose life is always one wrong turn or one bad decision from implosion. Bundy will play Carin, an upscale suburban mother who’s heavily involved in her… »

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NBC Wins 2016-17 Season In Ratings Demo; CBS Takes Total Viewers

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NBC will finish the 2016-17 TV season at No. 1 in the key 18-49 demographic group for the third time in four years. The victory marks the first time in five years any network has finished on top without the Super Bowl – or even an Olympics. CBS will finish the season as the country’s most-watched network, hanging on to its crown for a ninth consecutive season – and 14 of the past 15. The current TV season doesn’t officially wrap until midweek, but the all-but-final… »

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Sean Hannity Still Shilling DNC Staffer Murder Story As Fox News Retracts

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After repeated pleas from Seth Rich's family and more hearsay than evidence, Fox News Channel today finally retracted a May 16 story that suggested a greater conspiracy was behind the fatal shooting of the DNC staffer in Washington DC last summer. However, while the cable newser is stepping back, one of its biggest stars is not, as Sean Hannity today took to social media again on the tragic matter. Hannity said yesterday that his heart was "not troubled in the least" over… »

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No FCC Fine For Stephen Colbert’s Late-Night Donald Trump C*** Holster Crack

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The FCC has decided against taking any action on Stephen Colbert's May 1 Late Show broadcast, in which he treated President Donald Trump to a series of increasingly Rabelaisian insults, in response to on-air insults Trump had delivered earlier in the day to CBS News-man John Dickerson. Colbert's slew of frat-boy remarks culminated in a crack that the only thing Trump's mouth is good for "is being Vladimir Putin's [expletive] holster." The naughty word was bleeped in the… »

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‘Underground’s Jurnee Smollett-Bell On Finding Her Mama Bear Spirit – Next Generation TV

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"We see over the course of Season 1 this inner strength come out in Rosalee, and by the beginning of Season 2, she becomes a solider and she become so determined to go back and get her family back, out of this bondage," Underground star Jurnee Smollett-Bell says of her character during our sit-down for Deadline’s Next Generation TV interview series. "It was really important to us all honestly to see this transformation happen," she added of Rosalee and the narrative… »

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Writer Michael Jamin Remembers Marsh McCall: “He Changed Many Lives For The Better”

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Tributes have been pouring in over the past 24 hours for veteran comedy TV writer-producer Marsh McCall, who died suddenly Monday morning at the age of 52. Here is how McCall is being remembered by fellow comedy writer and long-time friend Michael Jamin (Maron, Wilfred, Rules Of Engagement). Jamin recounts how the two first met as writers on the NBC’s comedy series Just Shoot Me!, and a career-making advise by McCall that helped him and many other young writers. I met… »

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Stephen Colbert Wins 2016-17 TV Season In Late-Night, Taking On Donald Trump

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: hated by President Donald Trump; loved by viewers. Colbert’s CBS Late Show will win the 2016-17 TV season in total viewers – CBS’ first win over NBC’s The Tonight Show in overall audience with a season-long host since the 1994-95 TV season. The qualifier excludes the 2009-2010 TV season when NBC replaced Conan O'Brien with Jay Leno midway through the season. Trump recently called Colbert “a no-talent guy… There's nothing funny about… »

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Director-Producer Julie Anne Robinson Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV

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Julie Anne Robinson and her Canny Lads Productions has signed a two-year overall deal for directing and producing with Universal TV, moving from her previous home at ABC Studios. "I love working with writers," said Robinson. “I began in theatre – developing plays with writers in London, and that led naturally to producing and directing for the screen. The creativity and passion of the writer has always been my motivation and continues to be the central passion of our work… »

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‘The President Show’: Comedy Central Orders 7 More Episodes Of Trump Talker

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Comedy Central has ordered seven additional episodes of The President Show, bringing its first-season total to 15 episodes. Created by Anthony Atamanuik, who hosts as Donald J. Trump, the weekly topical late-night series will continue to air at 11:30 Pm Thursdays, following The Daily Show and mirroring its production schedule. The order extension will take The President Show through Labor Day. If the series is renewed beyond that, it likely would move to a primetime berth… »

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Darren Star And Cast On Blending Love, Work & A Big Lie In ‘Younger’ – The Contenders Emmys Video

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Darren Star, creator and producer behind shows like Sex And The City and Beverly Hills, 90210  tells how ageism and the importance of work became driving factors in creating his latest series Younger. He joined TV Land’s panel at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys event last month in front of a packed DGA theater of TV Academy members. Along with cast members Peter Hermann who plays Charles, Nico Tortorella who plays Josh, and Miriam Shor who plays Diana, the quartet… »

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Gavin Purcell Joins Sarah Silverman’s ‘I Love You, America’ As Ep/ Showrunner

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Emmy winner Gavin Purcell has signed on as showrunner and executive producer of the upcoming Sarah Silverman series I Love You, America, produced by Funny or Die.  The 10-episode weekly half-hour topical show is set to stream on Hulu later this year. “There’s never been a more perfect time for a show like this, and I’m so excited to be involved,” said Purcell. “Also, Sarah seems nice, so there’s that.” From inciting treason to telling poop jokes, Silverman has created her… »

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Night King Looms In Key Art For Penultimate Season

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Something perhaps even deadlier than winter is coming it was revealed today in new key art that HBO released for Season 7 of Game Of Thrones. As the image above and the tweet below shows, the corpse raising Night King is back for the penultimate run of the Emmy winning blockbuster based on George R.R. Martin's books. #GoTS7 begins 7.16 on @HBO. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/N3L2HJuEnZ — Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) May 23, 2017 First seen in a vision of Bran Stark's… »

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Madoff Movie ‘Wizard Of Lies’ Draws Largest Premiere Viewership For HBO Film In 4 Years

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The Saturday night debut of HBO’s The Wizard Of Lies logged 1.5 million viewers for its 8 Pm linear premiere. With additional replays on the premium cable network and viewing on HBO Go/Now, the film’s premiere weekend total grew to 2.4 million viewers. That is up from the recent debut of HBO Films’ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (1.1 million) and is the most watched premiere for an HBO movie since 2013’s Behind the Candelabra and the the third most watched since… »

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Roger Moore: A Career In Pictures

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For a smaller but significant segment of movie fans, Sir Roger Moore was James Bond. As the multiplex era took hold, he headlined seven films as the urbane and deadly British superspy starting with the 1973 stone classic Live and Let Die. The Man with the Golden Gun arrived the next year, followed by the debut of steel-toothed minion Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me, Space Shuttle romp Moonraker — “Take me around the world one more time,” Dr. Holly Goodhead cooed — For Your Ey… »

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Donald Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget Would Ax Nea & Public Broadcasting

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President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget released today would cut federal spending by $4.5 trillion over the next 10 years and do so by drastically slashing or eliminating social programs like Medicaid and food stamps, student aid and Planned Parenthood. It also proposes scrapping the National Endowment for the Arts and eventually the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which helps fund PBS and National Public Radio. The plan for Fy 2018, which begins… »

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