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David E. Kelley Talks 'Big Little Lies' Season 2, Defends "Limited Series" Label

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What's more rife with drama than Amabella Klein's birthday party? Awards season, for one.

HBO is attempting to set the record straight after several critics characterized Big Little Lies' slew of Golden Globe nominations as misplaced, formally defending its "Limited Series" status.

A few in the media, including THR TV critic Daniel Fienberg, pointed out that Big Little Lies' nomination for Best Limited Series (as well as mentions for leads Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon) came only days after HBO confirmed that the one-time one-off was renewed for a second season — just after the voting »

- Michael O'Connell

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Scripps' Polish Channel Fined for Coverage of Anti-Government Protests

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TVN24, a Polish TV news channel owned by U.S. media giant Scripps Network Interactive, has been fined more than $400,000 by Poland's media regulator over allegedly biased coverage of anti-government protests.

Footage shot by TVN24 "failed to inform viewers that the [2016] December 16-18 protests held outside parliament were unlawful," Teresa Brykczynska, a spokeswoman for regulator KRRiT, said, and in so doing effectively urged "viewers to participate in illegal protests."

TVN24, which is part of Polish TV group Tvn that Scripps acquired in 2015 for $615 million in the largest ever U.S. media deal in Poland, is appealing the »

- Nick Holdsworth

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Bert Habets to Lead European TV Giant Rtl Group as Sole CEO

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Starting in the new year, Bert Habets will take over as the sole CEO of Rtl Group, Europe's largest commercial television broadcaster. Guillaume de Posch, currently co-ceo with Habets, will step down at the end of the year, at his own request. De Posch will retain his seat on Rtl's board of directors.

Habets took over as co-ceo in April, replacing German executive Anke Scheferkordt. Rtl is now putting their hopes on the 46-year-old Dutchman to transform the media conglomerate, which remains Europe's biggest TV broadcaster but faces major challenges in the digital era. Habets has been with Rtl since »

- Scott Roxborough

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James Corden's Wife Has Baby 30 Minutes Before 'Late Late Show,' Harry Styles Steps In

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The Late Late Show had an unexpected host Tuesday in Harry Styles, who took over for James Corden with "two and a half hours' notice" after Corden's wife, Julia Carey, went into labor.

Corden himself shared the happy news Tuesday night on Twitter, writing, "Today we welcomed a beautiful baby daughter into the world. Both she and her mother are doing great. We can’t stop smiling. Thank you Harry for stepping in to host the show at 2 and a half hours notice! x x x"

Carey and Corden are already parents to son Max, six, and daughter Carey, three.


- Lauren Huff

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Tom Hanks Jokes About Working With "High Maintenance" Meryl Streep

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Tom Hanks stopped by The Late Show on Monday to promote his new film, The Post, but ribbed his co-star Meryl Streep in the process.

After host Stephen Colbert explained to Hanks that many people trust him, including his co-star, Hanks playfully rolled his eyes. "You mean, can I just say, 'high-maintenance Meryl Streep?'" the actor joked. "Oh, really? Diva?" Colbert prodded. 

"Look, the shoes alone, man," Hanks joked, adding, "No, I am so joking."

"You know what's scary about Meryl? She comes in and does it just like everybody else does. You're expecting French horns before she enters the stage," »

- Lauren Huff

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‘The Voice’ Season 13 Has Its Four Finalists

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The Voice season 13’s finalists were announced on a live results episode on Tuesday night.

After the nationwide vote based on Monday night’s solo performances and duets, three artists automatically advanced to the finals, the bottom two were automatically eliminated and the singers in fourth, fifth and sixth place had to go up against each other, singing live for the instant save. The competition was cut in half, and coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson anxiously awaited results alongside viewers.

The first finalist voted through was Team Blake’s Chloe Kohanski. Team Blake has been represented in »

- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

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Netflix Fires Exec Who Told Danny Masterson Accuser "We Don't Believe" Rape Claims

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Netflix has fired the executive who told one of Danny Masterson's alleged sexual assault victims that he did not believe the claims against the former Ranch star, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

Andy Yeatman, director of global kids content at Netflix, was let go from Netflix on Monday over his early December comments, made on the sidelines of a children's soccer game. The Netflix exec is said to have not known that he was speaking to one of the accusers.

"Mr. Yeatman is no longer employed at Netflix," a Netflix spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday in a statement. Reached by email, Yeatman »

- Natalie Jarvey

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