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Omarosa on Why She Is Leaving Trump's White House

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One day after the White House announced her seemingly abrupt resignation, Omarosa Manigault Newman is speaking out to shed some light on the details surrounding her departure from President Donald Trump's administration.

Manigault Newman, whose relationship with Trump dates back to her 2004 stint on his NBC reality series The Apprentice, served as his director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison. On Wednesday, the White House announced that she would be departing that role, effective Jan. 20, 2018.

Sitting down with ABC's Michael Strahan on Good Morning America on Thursday, Manigault Newman addressed reports that she was »

- Jackie Strause

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'Awkward' Creator to Launch Inner City High School Comedy on Netflix

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Netflix announced on Thursday that the streaming service will release a new comedy series On My Block from Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft. Iungerich is best known as the creator of MTV’s teen comedy series Awkward. She previously worked as a writer on ABC Family’s 10 Things I Hate About You.

On My Block is described as a coming-of-age comedy that follows the life of four street-smart friends that experience the highs and lows of going to high school while living in the tough inner city.  

Teen Wolf actor Diego Tinoco stars as Cesar Diaz. He will be joined by The »

- Katherine Schaffstall

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Disney Would Pay Fox $2.5 Billion If Regulators Block Acquisition

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The Walt Disney Co. has made a $2.5 billion bet that it will gain approval from regulators to consummate the proposed acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox. That's the termination fee outlined in the deal to create a global content powerhouse.

Now that Disney's Bob Iger and Fox's Rupert Murdoch have made their big announcement, the deal will be reviewed at the Justice Department and possibly by other agencies like the Federal Communications Commission. Particularly scrutinized will be industry consolidation of large production studios, regional sports networks being put under the roof of the company that owns »

- Eriq Gardner

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'The Simpsons' Predicted the Disney-Fox Deal 20 Years Ago

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Of course, The Simpsons called it first. 

In a blockbuster deal announced Thursday, The Walt Disney Co. is acquiring assets from 21st Century Fox including the 20th Century Fox movie studio.

The deal had been brewing for weeks, but The Simpsons called it back in 1998. 

The show has been known to make eerie premonitions in its 28-year history, so it is not at all shocking that this particular gag came true. 

The joke plays out in the season 10 episode "When You Dish Upon a Star," which premiered in November, 1998.

The episode, written by Richard Appel and directed »

- Ryan Parker

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Netflix to Launch Two New True Crime Doc Series

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Following the success from true crime documentary series like Making a Murderer and The Keepers, Netflix announced on Thursday (Dec. 14) that two new crime series will debut on the streaming service in January 2018.

Dirty Money comes from the mind of Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney. The investigative series gives audiences an inside look at the immortality and scandals present in the business world. Each episode will feature firsthand stories from both the victims and perpetrators as they detail the scandals from their perspectives.  

Each episode will take an intimate look at some of the world’s largest corporations, including »

- Katherine Schaffstall

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Tim Goodman: The Best TV of 2017

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Peak TV is way more than a cliché. In 2016, there were 455 scripted series. In 2017? When the tally is official, it could exceed 500. So if you needed even more proof that the Top 10 list for TV is outdated and unfair to the efforts of creators, there you go.

For my annual Best of 2017 TV Series list, my goal was to reward deserving shows no matter the total (as usual). How to not just include everything, or truly separate the great from the very good? Simple, really. Of the series I've seen, these 46 had to »

- Tim Goodman

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Disney's Bob Iger to Talk to James Murdoch About Possible Executive Role

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Disney chairman and CEO Robert Iger on Thursday touted the $52.4 billion deal for 21st Century Fox assets in a morning analysts call shortly after the pact was announced. And he hinted at a future role in the combined entity for 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch.

“James and I have had a lot of conversations about the future of these companies," Iger told analysts during a morning call. He said Murdoch had helped Disney through the recent acquisitions process and will have a hand in integrating the companies over the next few months.

"And during that period »

- Etan Vlessing

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'Survivor' Season 35: Ashley Nolan Explains That Big Tribal Council Moment

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[Warning: this story contains spoilers through Survivor season 35, episode 13.]

According to Jeff Probst, Survivor fans are one week away from watching one of the best finales in the show's 35-season history — but lifeguard Ashley Nolan won't be around to see it, at least not as a player.

Ashley, one of three Heroes still standing heading into this week's final six episode, wound up on the wrong end of the vote after fellow Hero (and current self-proclaimed lone wolf) Ben Driebergen played his second hidden immunity idol in a row at Tribal »

- Josh Wigler

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'Survivor' Season 35: Jeff Probst Promises "One of the Best Finales Ever"

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[Warning: this story contains full spoilers through season 35, episode 13 of Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.]

And then there were five.

The original group of eighteen Heroes, Healers and Hustlers have been whittled down to the final five players competing for the Survivor season 35 title, with the winner set to be crowned at the live finale in Los Angeles on December 20. If the past few weeks of the show are any indication, the race toward the million dollar prize won't end without its fair share of drama — a certainty that's promised »

- Josh Wigler

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'Mr. Robot' Creator Discusses That "Savage" Season 3 Finale Twist and the Show's Imminent End

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[Warning: this story contains major spoilers for the season three finale of USA Network's Mr. Robot.]

The common greeting among Mr. Robot fans, "Hello, friend," doesn't feel entirely appropriate given the ghost from the past who just walked back into Elliot Alderson's life… but hello, just the same.

Hours after the announcement of a fourth season renewal for the USA Network drama, Mr. Robot closed the book on season three, undoing much (though certainly not all) of the damage Rami Malek's Elliot has wreaked over the course of the series. Though there's no taking »

- Josh Wigler

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Late-Night Shows Celebrate Doug Jones Victory, "Black Women Who Saved America"

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The late-night talk shows taped Tuesday's shows before the results of last night's Alabama Senate race, but that didn't stop the hosts from talking about senator-elect Doug Jones' shocking win over Republican Roy Moore on Wednesday.

Everyone from Jimmy Fallon to Stephen Colbert had something to say about Moore's loss, which was aided by the overwhelming turnout of African-American women for Jones.

On The Tonight Show, Fallon welcomed correspondent Yamaneika Saunders onstage, who joked that her back was hurting. "Oh no, your back is hurting?" Fallon prompted. "Yeah, every black woman's back is hurting — from carrying the election »

- Lauren Huff,Lexy Perez

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ABC Scores Top Marks in Asian Pacific American Media Coalition’s 2016-17 Report Card

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The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition has released a report card on the status of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders' (Aapi) inclusion on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC during the 2016-17 season. It last issued such an evaluation in 2012.

ABC, which aired Aapi-toplined series Fresh Off the Boat, Quantico and Dr. Ken, scored the highest overall grade, B, as well as an A- for actors, the highest mark the coalition has ever given in that category. ABC featured 21 regular and 23 recurring Aapi actors on primetime last season. The network also finished first when it came to writers/producers, »

- Rebecca Sun

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'Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers' Castaways Face "The Survivor Devil"

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[This recap contains spoilers for the Wednesday, December 13 episode of Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers.]

I can't imagine there's a single Survivor fan who didn't come away from the end of Wednesday's episode with the same two-word reaction:

"You Dummies."

If the contestants on this Survivor season were so anxious to give Ben a million bucks, why couldn't they have crowdsourced or done a telethon and let other people who wanted to play Survivor complete to win Survivor?

I'm just baffled by what went down on Wednesday's episode because on the scale of avoidable Survivor shockers go, this »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Robert Knepper to Remain on 'iZombie' After Probe Finds "No Evidence of Wrongdoing"

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Following an investigation of multiple allegations that Robert Knepper had made unwanted sexual advances on women, Warner Bros. has found "no evidence of wrondoing" on the set of The CW show iZombie.

In a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, The CW parent company Warner Bros. wrote, "We were deeply concerned about recent allegations regarding Robert Knepper. As a result, we conducted an internal inquiry with some of the cast and crew of iZombie. We found no evidence of wrongdoing on the set of the show. We have taken and will continue to take appropriate measures to ensure »

- Katie Kilkenny

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Issa Rae Announces New Series 'The Awoken' for ColorCreative.TV

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ColorCreative.TV, the company set up by writer/actor/producer Issa Rae (Insecure) and producing partner Deniese Davis, along with European pay TV giant Sky's production and distribution arm Sky Vision and New York production firm Talos Films have picked The Awoken by Katelyn Howes as the winner of their new talent initiative Fresh Wave!

The initiative is described as "a writing competition designed to give emerging and underrepresented writers an opportunity to pitch an original television series idea and see it go from script to screen."

The Awoken, a sci-fi drama chosen from more than 2,000 entries, follows Alabine Rivers, a teenager who was cryogenically preserved in 2017 only to be resurrected in 2103. 

"Alabine is »

- Annie Howard

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ABC Pulls 'Great American Baking Show' Amid Johnny Iuzzini Sexual Harassment Claims

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ABC has pulled The Great American Baking Show from its schedule in the wake of the multiple sexual harassment allegations against one of the show's judges, Johnny Iuzzini.

"In light of allegations that recently came to our attention, ABC has ended its relationship with Johnny Iuzzini and will not be airing the remainder of The Great American Baking Show episodes," a spokesperson for the network said Wednesday. "ABC takes matters such as those described in the allegations very seriously and has come to the conclusion that they violate our standards of conduct. This season’s winner will be announced at a »

- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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Bryan Cranston Pinch-Hits for James Corden on 'Late Late Show'

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James Corden and his wife welcomed the birth of their baby daughter on Tuesday — and, in lieu of going dark, CBS is offering up his Late Late Show gig to visiting guests.

Tuesday night's surprise hosting appearance from Harry Styles will be followed up by Bryan Cranston for Wednesday night's telecast. The Emmy winner taped the show during the afternoon, interviewing guests Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black and welcoming musical guest Tim Minchin. (The episode airs in its regularly scheduled 12:37 a.m. time slot.)

Cranston is currently on hiatus from the West End revival of Network. He resumes the »

- THR Staff

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