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ABC’s 2017 Talent Competition Kicks Off; Expands To UK

18 hours ago

ABC's annual search for new acting talent is underway. The 2017 ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition is accepting submissions beginning Monday, June 26 through Sunday, July 9. Actors 18 and older can submit a video performing one of the comedy or drama scenes posted on ABCdiscovers.com. Performers are judged on the quality of performance, potential star power and technical skill set. The prize is a one-year $25,000 talent deal with ABC. Based on the success of prior… »

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Bet Awards Winners: Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Chance The Rapper Lead Way

23 hours ago

Beyoncé was the big winner Sunday at the 2017 Bet Awards, taking a total of five trophies at the music-rich event in Los Angeles. She won for Female R&B/Pop Artist, Album Of The Year for Lemonade, and Viewers Choice, Video Director Of The Year and Video Of The Year for “Sorry,” the latter honor shared with Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic.” Mars also won Best Male R&B/Pop Artist. Chance The Rapper was named Best New Artist, while Kendrick Lamar and Remy Ma won the male and female… »

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Report Exonerates SAG-aftra Execs Accused Of Miseeds

25 June 2017 9:58 PM, PDT

SAG-aftra has come out swinging against charges its leaders committed a laundry list of financial misdeeds. On Sunday, the union's national board of directors released the findings of an independent investigation into the allegations, which wholly exonerated the accused executives. The allegations were looked into by the union's outside counsel Bush Gottlieb and by Cohen Weiss & Simon, which retained the Bond Beebe accounting firm to conduct a review. The accusers, a… »

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John Oliver: Donald Trump’s Tape Admission “Extraordinarily Stupid” Confirmation Of James Comey Testimony

25 June 2017 9:48 PM, PDT

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver reveled in last week’s admission by President Donald Trump that he did not, as he had suggested on Twitter, tape his conversations with FBI director James Comey before sacking him. "James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Trump tweeted back in May. On Thursday, Trump tweeted that he had no idea if someone taped conversations with Comey, but he did not have any such… »

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SAG-aftra Contract Talks Hit Major Roadblock

25 June 2017 8:34 PM, PDT

Decrying management's demand for "outrageous rollbacks," the leaders of SAG-aftra say they’ll call for membership to authorize a strike if a "fair and equitable" deal on a new film and TV contact isn't reached by Friday. Contract talks began on May 31, and have definitely hit a major roadblock. "Your SAG-aftra negotiating team has been hard at work bargaining with the major studios and networks represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers for a… »

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Michelle Obama Makes Surprise Bet Awards Cameo Honoring Chance The Rapper

25 June 2017 8:02 PM, PDT

“Barack and I are so sorry that we can’t be there tonight in person,” said Michelle Obama tonight to a surprised and roaring Bet Awards via pre-tape video for Chance The Rapper. The Grammy winner was being honored with the Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic efforts in his and the former First Lady’s hometown of Chicago. “But please know we are there with you in spirit and we are so incredibly proud of you Chance.” Called “our forever First Lady” by Bet CEO Debra Lee… »

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