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Former 'Saturday Night Live' Female Stars, Staff Support Al Franken in Signed Statement

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Thirty-six women who worked with Al Franken on NBC's Saturday Night Live have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator in wake of sexual harassment allegations.

"We feel compelled to stand up for Al Franken, whom we have all had the pleasure of working with over the years on Saturday Night Live," began the statement, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. "What Al did was stupid and foolish, and we think it was appropriate for him to apologize to Ms. Tweeden, and to the public. In our experience, we know Al as a devoted and dedicated family man, a wonderful »

- Jackie Strause

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MHz Networks Takes Emmy Winner 'Mammon' for North America

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MHz Networks has picked up the second, standalone season of the Norwegian crime drama Mammon —Nothing is Just Politics for North America.

Mammon is fresh off its success at this year's International Emmy Awards, where it won the top honor of best drama series.

The series follows events at Norway's largest newspaper, which is thrown into turmoil after one of its top journalists is brutally murdered. What follows is a deadly power play between media, national politics and big money interests.

The eight-episode hour-long drama, produced by Nrk Drama, stars Jon Oigarden, Terje Stromdahl and Ingjerd Egeberg.

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- Scott Roxborough

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Gayle King: Charlie Rose "Does Not Get a Pass Here"

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After more than two months of cascading harassment stories, CBS This Morning anchors Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King reported on one of their own Tuesday morning after the Washington Post revealed what appears to be systemic harassment at the hands of their co-anchor Charlie Rose

"Let me be very clear. There is no excuse for this alleged behavior. It is systematic and pervasive and I've been doing a lot of listening and I'm going to continue to do that," said O'Donnell. "This I know is true. Women cannot achieve equality in the work place or in society until »

- Marisa Guthrie

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'Game of Thrones'-Type Series Wouldn't Be Possible in Russia, Culture Minister Says

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A television series similar to Game of Thrones wouldn’t be possible in Russia, because Russian culture clearly distinguishes between "good" and "evil," Russia’s culture minister Vladimir Medinsky said Monday.

"A Russian wouldn't be able to make Game of Thrones, because we cannot unambiguously say whether the characters are good or bad," Medinsky was quoted as saying by news agency Rosbalt. "But we can do so, for instance, with regards to [legendary Russian 10th-11th century] Prince Vladimir."

Prince Vladimir, who converted Russia to Christianity, is an example of someone unequivocally "bad" turning into unequivocally "good" because of his religious conversion, according to »

- Vladimir Kozlov

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CBS Network, Stations Go Dark on Dish Amid Carriage Dispute

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With the Thanksgiving holiday and a host of NFL and college football games only days away, CBS and its stations in key markets went dark on Charlie Ergen's Dish Network after a deadline to settle a carriage deal passed at midnight.  

Earlier on Monday, CBS had warned that Dish subscribers faced a prospect of a blackout of holiday sporting events unless an agreement could be reached by midnight. 

"Dish has dropped CBS and several other local television stations owned by CBS, in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Tampa, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, »

- Abid Rahman

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International Emmy Awards: Full Winners List

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It was a strong night for British actors and television shows at the 45th annual International Emmy Awards as Kenneth Branagh picked up best actor for Wallander and Anna Friel best actress for Marcella

Branagh has portrayed the cerebral Swedish detective Kurt Wallander in the BBC adaptation of Henning Mankel's best-selling novels for four seasons, with the final season airing in May 2016. The celebrated actor-director is currently in theaters portraying another iconic detective, Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express

Pushing Daisies star Friel picked up best actress for her role as Detective Marcella Backland in ITV's Marcella, a show created »

- Abid Rahman

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‘The Voice’: Top 12 Perform Live for America’s Vote

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Season 13 of The Voice went live for the first time tonight, with the top 12 artists singing for America’s vote. Coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus each picked three artists to advance to this round last week. The coaches were on hand to give feedback and help get their artists ready for the high-stakes live performances.

Team Miley’s powerhouse singer Brooke Simpson got the lives started with an emotional performance of “Praying” by Kesha. Simpson talked about her sound in rehearsal, referring to herself as a pop-soul artist. She dedicated the song to America, which »

- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

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'Harley Quinn' Animated Series Set for DC Digital Service

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DC Entertainment's stand-alone digital service has just picked up its third series.

The Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group-owned platform has handed out a straight-to-series order for a Harley Quinn animated comedy.

The 26-episode half-hour project hails from Powerless trio Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey and is based on characters from the DC Comics universe. Harley Quinn was most recently played by Margot Robbie in the Warner Bros. feature Suicide Squad. Robbie will be asked to voice the DC platform animated series, though it's unclear if the in-demand actress will do it.

The project will also feature Poison Ivy »

- Lesley Goldberg

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