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Donald Trump Tweets Grudging Congrats To Doug Jones: “A Win Is A Win”

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Donald Trump tweeted begrudging congratulations Tuesday night after Doug Jones became the first Dem to win an Alabama seat in the U.S. Senate in a quarter of a century. “Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win,” Trump tweeted. “The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!” he added. In this special… »

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Doug Jones Alabama Senate Victory Wildly Celebrated On Social Media

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The upset victory by Democrat Doug Jones over Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race drew online huzzahs from a mix of celebrities, politicians and Hollywood. President Donald Trump, who backed Moore, was even-handed in his Twitter response: Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very… »

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Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations: How To Watch Via TV, Online

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The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees will be announced on Wednesday at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood at 10 Am Et/7 Am Pacific. Actresses Olivia Munn (X-Men: ApocalypseThe Predator) and Niecy Nash (ClawsThe Soul Man) will announce the nominees after an introduction by SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris. Shortly before that announcement, this year’s stunt ensemble action performance nominees will be announced by SAG Awards Committee… »

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Alabama Votes Dem Doug Jones To U.S. Senate In Stunning Upset

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For the first time in a quarter of a century, Alabamians elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. Doug Jones's stunning come-from-behind win over Roy Moore win puts Dems just two seats away from the majority in the U.S. Senate in 2018. The vote had been so close, Fox News waited to call it with around 90% of the votes in, CNN followed; Mbnc held off about 10 minutes. In a head-spinning defeat for President Donald Trump, voters in the ruby red state voted to end their… »

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Netflix Fires Executive For “Careless” Remarks On Danny Masterson Allegations

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A Netflix executive who told an alleged Danny Masterson sexual assault victim that the company did not believe rape accounts about the actor has been fired. Andy Yeatman, director of global kids content at Netflix, was terminated by the company on Dec. 11 over the comments, which were reportedly made in early December at a children’s soccer game. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the firing for Deadline: "Mr. Yeatman is no longer employed at Netflix." Yeatman reportedly… »

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Fox Developing Soap From ‘No Good Deed’ Writer & Chernin Entertainment

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Fox has put in development Searching for Me, a family soap from writer Aimee Lagos (No Good Deed), Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. Written and executive produced by Lagos, Searching for Me is described as a character-driven soap about a family whose lives are thrown into a tailspin after a deadly accident threatens to expose the family’s deepest and darkest secrets. Set against the backdrop of an unraveling murder mystery, this close-knit family, bound by… »

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‘Lady In The Mask’ Psychological Thriller Drama From Amblin TV Set At the CW

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The CW has put in development Lady in the Mask, a drama from Amblin TV and CBS Television Studios. Written by Thomas Brandon, Lady in the Mask is a psychological thriller set in a near future where people can back-up their minds like they back-up their computer. It centers on a woman who awakens in the hospital after a suspicious car accident and learns her memory was damaged and restored from a two-year-old "back-up." As she tries to return to her seemingly loving… »

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Shelter PR Launches Film & TV Division With Hire Of Former Paramount Exec

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Shelter PR partners Cara and Christine Tripicchio along with Marla Farrell just launched the company’s Film and Television Division with a big hire: Alicia Ramirez Wyld, the former Paramount Svp field publicity and targeted marketing. Shelter PR, which has taken off in the three years since it began, already has deep roots in the film and television business having worked closely over the years with entities such as TNT, Netflix, FX, Sony Television as well as… »

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‘Saturday Night Live’: Colin Jost & Michael Che Named Co-Head Writers Of NBC Show

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Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che have been named co-head writers of NBC's venerable late night series Saturday Night Live. They will join current head writers Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker. The duo’s appointment brings the number of SNL co-head writers back to four. They fill the void left by the departure of former co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider who left at the beginning of the season to segue to their Comedy Central series executive… »

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Donald Trump Looks Like A Real Winner If Disney & Fox Deal Gets Done

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Most eyes are on Alabama’s Senate race tonight but if the expected $68 billion deal between the Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox comes together later this week, one big beneficiary will be President Donald Trump. Not only will the former Celebrity Apprentice host see a potential real rival out of the 2020 race for the White House, but his big media boosters at Fox News Channel will be able to crank up the volume now totally unencumbered. "Look, I hate the guy, but… »

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TV Academy Reclassifies Variety Special Emmy Categories; Splits Some Costume, Directing & Sound Editing Fields

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The Television Academy has announced some 2018 rules changes for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. The Academy has restructured the Outstanding Variety Special and Special Class to eliminate the confusing "special class” designation. The categories are now Outstanding Variety Special (Live) and Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded). In addition, some of the costume, directing and sound editing categories have been split and redefined. Outstanding Costumes for a… »

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White House: Those Calling Trump’s Tweet Harassment Have Minds “In Gutter”

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Only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sniffed today when asked by reporters about Donald Trump’s vulgar morning tweet about New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Sanders would include in that category Gillibrand, who called Trump’s tweet a “sexist smear” intended to shut her up, the day after she had said Trump should step down when three of more than a dozen women who had accused him of sexually… »

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‘The Punisher’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

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Marvel’s perfect renewal record at Netflix continues, with the Internet network just announcing a Season 2 pickup for The Punisher. The renewal comes less than a month after the Nov. 17 debut of the Jon Bernthal-led show’s 13-episode first season. Coming before an as-yet unspecified third season of Daredevil and Season 2 of both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, the Punisher series was launched after the vigilante character was first introduced in Season 2 of the Charlie… »

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‘City On A Hill’: Jill Hennessy Among Four Regulars Cast In Ben Affleck & Matt Damon’s Showtime Drama Pilot

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Former Crossing Jordan star Jill Hennessy, along with Kevin Chapman (Person of Interest), Jere Shea (Passion) and Lauren E. Banks (Instinct) have been cast opposite Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge in City on a Hill, Showtime's drama pilot executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. All will be series regulars if the project moves forward. In addition, Cathy Moriarty, Michael O'Keefe, Amanda Clayton and Rory Culkin are set for guest roles and will recur if the project… »

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‘The Good Fight’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On CBS All Access

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CBS All Access has slotted Sunday, March 4 for the Season 2 premiere of its praised drama series The Good Fight. New episodes of The Good Wife spinoff’s 13-episode second season will be available weekly on Sundays beginning March 4 exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. The series, from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King, is coming off three recent Critics’ Choice Awards nominations — Best Actress in a Drama Series for Christine Baranski, Best Supporting… »

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Sean Spicer Corrects Notion Of Post-Emmy Cameo “Rebrand” With Book Deal

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Regnery Publishing says former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will readers behind the scenes of his turbulent tenure as President Trump's press secretary, shedding new light on the headline-grabbing controversies of the Trump administration's first year. “The Briefing” will drop on July 23, 2018, says Regnery, whose tagline reads: Great Conservative Books. Great Conservative Authors. Presumably that ends all talk that followed Spicer’s Emmy opening cameo that… »

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Netflix And DreamWorks Animation TV Reveal Six New Series Including ‘Trolls’, ‘She-Ra’

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Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television are looking to enter the new year with six new original series. Leading the charge of animated family-friendly fun is Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Picking up where the animated feature left off, the new series will follow new adventures of the cute fluffy-haired creatures. Trolls will premiere on Jan. 19, 2018. Trolls isn’t the only retro property Netflix and DreamWorks Animation TV will be introducing to a new generation of young… »

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Nick Stoller Inks Overall Deal With Sony Pictures Television

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Writer-director-producer Nick Stoller (Neighbors) has signed a three-year overall production deal with Sony Pictures Television under his Stoller Global Solutions prodco. Under the pact, Stoller will write, create, supervise and executive produce original comedies and dramas for network, cable divisions and streaming services. In addition, Stoller has brought on Conor Welch, former VP of Comedy Development & Programming at Fox, as TV executive and producing partner under… »

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Viceland Ups Catherine Whyte & Meghan Kirsch

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Viceland made a pair of executive promotions today. Catherine Whyte has been promoted to Evp & Head of Production, and Meghan Kirsch is its new Svp Marketing and Creative. Whyte oversees all production for Viceland’s slate of originals including the late-night strips Desus & Mero and new entry The Untitled Action Bronson Show. She also is collaborated with producers on projects in various stages of development. Prior to joining Viceland, Whyte spent 11 years at MTV… »

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NBC Developing ‘Natural History’ Museum Comedy From Chris Hardwick & David X. Cohen

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NBC has put in development comedy Natural History from Chris Hardwick’s Fish Ladder Production, Futurama co-creator David X. Cohen, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Universal TV. Written by Hardwick and Cohen, Natural History focuses on a young woman who returns home to become director of a beloved local natural history museum, only to find it has gone to hell in her absence. She must wrangle her well-intentioned but less-than-reliable staff while battling slashed… »

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