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‘Will & Grace’ Gang Takes On Donnie & Melania – Tribeca TV Festival

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They’re definitely back. The Will & Grace gang wasted no time at the Tribeca TV Festival before jumping into the present and taking a swipe at Donald Trump — just as quickly and easily as they seem to have fallen back into old their roles. David Kohan, asked how he’d react if Trump called him “a son of a bitch” — that’s how the president referred to Colin Kaepernick last night — the W&G co-creator said without a beat, “I guess I would rather be a son of a bitch than the… »

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Stevie Wonder “Takes A Knee” For America At Global Citizen Festival

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Before performing a medley of his classic hits like “Higher Ground,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” and “Overjoyed,” at the Global Citizen Festival, Stevie Wonder made a passionate speech about unity saying, “It is only through life we can make life happen through ourselves and each other.” He added, “Our global brothers and sisters, I didn't come here to preach, but I'm telling you, our spirits must be in the right place all the time.” After encouraging everyone… »

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‘Free Speech Week’ With Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, Steve Bannon Canceled At Uc Berkeley

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Uc Berkeley was set to be the location for “Free Speech Week” starting on September 24. Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, Steve Bannon, Pamela Geller, and other alt-right figures were scheduled to speak, but today it was announced that the event has been canceled. According to the Uc Berkeley website, the student organization, Berkeley Patriot has decided “through its outside legal counsel” that they have canceled all events that taking place between September 24-27. The… »

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Golden State Warriors Will Not Visit Donald Trump’s White House

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Update with comment from NBA Commissioner: Adam Silver, the NBA Commissioner, has weighed in on the Golden State Warriors’ non-visit to the White House. “I was in favor of the team visiting the White House and thought it was a rare opportunity for these players to share their views directly with the President,” said Silver in the statement posted on Twitter. “I am disappointed that that will not happen. More importantly, I am proud of our players for taking an active role… »

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MSNBC Devotes Day To Global Citizen Festival Featuring Stevie Wonder, Green Day, Pharrell Williams

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For the sixth year, New York City’s Central Park will play host to the annual Global Citizen Festival which brings together musicians and world leaders to make commitments toward health, gender equality, education, and other poverty issues. This year, MSNBC and YouTube will be live streaming the event starting at 4 Pm Est. This year’s event features performances by Stevie Wonder, Green Day, Pharrell Williams, The Killers, The Lumineers, The Chainsmokers, Big Sean, Andra… »

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Donald Trump Doubles Down On NFL Stance: Kneelers Should Be Fired

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Update:  In his third NFL-related tweet, President Trump responded to Commissioner Roger Goodell’s comments: Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country.Tell them to stand! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 Earlier, President Trump said “making millions of dollars” in the NFL or any other league is a privilege: Stand for the National Anthem or be fired. His… »

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LeBron James, Jemele Hill, Kobe Bryant Choose Team Curry In One-On-One With “Bum” Trump

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Refresh for updates LeBron James is calling foul on President Donald Trump’s White House dis-invitation of Steph Curry this morning – pointing out that Curry already said he didn’t want to go anyway. “U bum,” James tweeted today. “@StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!” Tweeted Espn’s Jemele Hill, “You can’t be uninvited to something you weren’t going to anyway.” The… »

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‘Overtime’ Revelation: Barney Frank Tells Bill Maher His Cousin Was A Stooge

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Yes, you heard right. If you were watching the YouTube-only Overtime segment of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher tonight, you might have learned something new about former congressman Barney Frank: His cousin was a Stooge. Shemp, to be specific, and a first cousin once removed, to be precise. The former Massachusetts congressman, along with Maher and Real Time guest Bob Costas, were discussing the controversy over Espn’s Jemele Hill, who caused a firestorm by tweeting that… »

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‘Real Time’: Bob Costas Proposes Solution To NFL’s Anthem Problem

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Update, with video With President Donald Trump tossing out some red-meat comments tonight about NFL players who protest the National Anthem – “get that son of a bitch off the field right now” – NBC sportscaster Bob Costas offered up a slightly more elegant solution. Costas, appearing tonight on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, didn’t seem willing to go quite as far as Maher in blanket-defending Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee – and lost a career – to protest police… »

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CAA Head Of TV Literary Ryan Ly Exits

22 September 2017 7:09 PM, PDT

Exclusive: In a surprising move, Ryan Ly has exited Creative Artists Agency after 12 years, most recently as the head of the agency’s TV lit department. After a brief stint at UTA right after college, Ly started at CAA in 2005. He had been a rising star at the agency where his clients have included Better Call Saul showrunner Peter Gould, Castle Rock co-creator creator Sam Shaw, and Good Girls Revolt Dana Calvo. Details about the circumstances surrounding Ly’s sudden… »

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Disney And Altice Trade Jabs As Carriage Contract Deadline Looms

22 September 2017 5:22 PM, PDT

A week of speculation about carriage negotiations between Disney and cable operator Altice USA has ended with Disney suggesting that a “potential loss” of programming is possible and Altice calling for the owner of Espn and ABC to stop the threats. The drumbeat has grown recently over negotiations to carry Disney-owned networks on the nation’s No. 4 cable operator following deals to acquire Cablevision and Suddenlink that give Altice 4.3 million subs. Disney also owns… »

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‘The Exorcist’ Reveals Biting New Photos + Key Art Ahead Of Season 2 Premiere

22 September 2017 5:10 PM, PDT

Exclusive: A week before Season 2 of The Exorcist debuts, the Fox horror drama today pulled back the curtain to unveil a new peek at some of upcoming backwoods action. Premiering on September 29, the new cycle of Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels-led series based on William Peter Blatty's infamous bestseller moves from urban Chicago to the islands and forests of the Pacific Northwest. However, as the new key art and photos from the season opener show, it looks like none of… »

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Two Comedy Projects From Mike Schur, Including Jeffrey Seller-Produced Musical, Set At NBC With Big Commitments

22 September 2017 5:08 PM, PDT

Exclusive: As The Good Place kicked off its second season on NBC this week, the network has bought two high-profile new projects executive produced by The Good Place creator/executive producer Mike Schur. Both have received put pilot commitments with significant penalties attached. One, a musical, is a collaboration with The Good Place co-executive producers Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan as well as Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller. The other is an unlicensed bar comedy he… »

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David Lyle Dies: Former National Geographic CEO Was 67

22 September 2017 3:52 PM, PDT

Prominent TV executive David Lyle passed away today at his Los Angeles home after a tough, long fought battle with cancer. He was 67. Lyle, respected and well liked by his peers, has been a fixture in the U.S. unscripted business for almost two decades with stints as president of FremantleMedia North America and CEO of National Geographic Channels. Throughout his career, he fought for indie producers, most recently via trade associations PactUS and Npact, and was a… »

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The CW Buys Football & Reincarnation Dramas Produced By Greg Berlanti

22 September 2017 3:30 PM, PDT

The CW is developing two more drama projects from its most prolific producer Greg Berlanti, and his Berlanti Prods. They are an untitled high school football drama inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger and produced by La Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers, and Hold Fast, a reincarnation love epic set in the Reconstruction-era South and present-day Charleston. Both hail from Warner Bros. TV, where Berlanti Prods is based with the company’s Berlanti… »

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Live After-Show Gets New Name; Matt Mira Set As Host

22 September 2017 3:15 PM, PDT

Star Trek: Discovery‘s live after-show premieres this Sunday, September 24 on CBS All Access with newly named host Matt Mira and a new title. Originally named Talking Trek, the after-show is now titled After Trek. It will debut at 11 Pm Et/8 Pm Pt Sunday following the CBS Access launch of the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery. Guests on the inaugural show include Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham), James Frain… »

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‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ Review: NBC Series Lacks Juice

22 September 2017 2:25 PM, PDT

There is a point in  Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders where the Eddie Falco-portrayed Leslie Abramson assures Gus Halper's Erik Menendez that, as his defense lawyer, she won't let him be rolled over by the cops and prosecutors for the killing of his parents. Unfortunately, with too many distracting wigs, monologues and a lack of drama, NBC's latest outcropping of Dick Wolf's empire that premieres September 26 does try to roll you, and that's a real TV… »

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Nielsen Suing ComScore Over “Extended TV” Offering

22 September 2017 1:35 PM, PDT

Nielsen has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New York seeking an injunction against a new measurement service from rival comScore that it says makes use of Nielsen’s Personal People Meter data in violation of previous agreements between the companies. In the latest legal skirmish between the audience measurement companies, Nielsen claims that comScore is breaching a remedial agreement for using Nielsen’s Ppm data “to provide services in the ‘CrossPlatform’ market… »

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Fox Nabs Culture Clash Comedy From Lee Daniels & ‘Modern Family’ Ep As Put Pilot

22 September 2017 12:38 PM, PDT

Empire and Star co-creator Lee Daniels has emerged as one of Fox and 20th TV’s most prolific producers this development season. Fox has given a put pilot commitment to an untitled single-camera culture-clash family comedy from Daniels, Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran and Endemol Shine Israel. 20th Century Fox TV, where Lee and Chandrasekaran are based, is the studio. Written by Chandrasekaran, the project is based on the Israeli format Nevsu: A Young M… »

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‘Maya The Bee’ Producer Apologizes For Penis Drawing In Episode

22 September 2017 12:29 PM, PDT

The Belgium-based producer of Netflix’s children’s cartoon Maya the Bee apologized Friday for a drawing of a penis that appeared in an episode of the animated series. The episode was scrubbed from the streaming service earlier this week after an alert mom noticed the image, clearly visible in a scene from Season 1, and posted it on social media. “An absolutely inappropriate image has been discovered in a four-second fly-by scene in one episode of the total of 78 episodes… »

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