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‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Up As Falcons Beat Seahawks In Close Game

Certainly there seemed to be lot of difference between Monday Night Football and Sunday Night Football this week with a blowout on the latter and a very dramatic and tight matchup on the former. In the end, the Atlanta Falcons flew high over the Emerald City with a 34-31 MNF win over the Seattle Seahawks A literally last minute 52-yard field goal by Seattle's Blair Walsh went wrong to seal the second straight loss for the 2013 Super Bowl champs. That second straight… Read

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How Harvey Weinstein Used NDAs And Personal Bank Accounts To Silence Accusers: Report

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The outline has been sketched out for weeks now, but Ronan Farrow’s latest New Yorker investigation fills in striking new details about how Harvey Weinstein used non-disclosure agreements and personal bank accounts–including brother Bob Weinstein’s–to dodge sexual harassment and assault claims. The article foregrounds two accusers: Filipino-Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, who ended up recording a 2015 hotel encounter with Weinstein, and former Weinstein assistant… Read

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Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell Kick Off ‘CBS This Morning’ With Frank Talk About Charlie Rose

CBS This Morning anchors Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell did not begin today's show on anything resembling a warm, pre-holiday note. Instead, they went directly at the absence of co-anchor Charlie Rose in a candid and stark three-minute opening discussion. (See video below.) Rose has been suspended by CBS News (and production has been halted of his PBS show) in the wake of allegations by eight women of sexual misconduct, some of which he has admitted and apologized for. As… Read

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‘The Raid’s Gareth Evans Creates Gangland Drama For HBO’s Cinemax & Sky

EXCLUSIVE: The Raid director Gareth Evans is heading to the small screen with his latest project – a big-budget gangland drama for HBO's Cinemax and Sky Atlantic. I hear that Evans has set up Gangs of London (w/t) with Pulse Films, marking the company's first move into TV drama, and Jane Featherstone's Sister Pictures, which is behind the forthcoming HBO/Sky co-production Chernobyl. The drama, which will launch in 2019, is set in contemporary London as it is becoming torn… Read

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China Box Office Tops $7.5B Milestone; Admissions Up 15% So Far In 2017

In October, China’s state media authority predicted box office growth of as much as 20% or more across the full year, landing at an estimated RMB 55B ($8.3B) in what would be a record take for the massive market. With a month and a half to go in 2017, Middle Kingdom turnstiles clicked past RMB 50B ($7.53B) on Monday, the first time the market has ever exceeded that benchmark, according to SAPPRFT. Local reports say that as of 6:57PM on Monday night local time, a total of… Read

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Natasha Henstridge, Tamer Hassan & Lady Clara Paget Team For UK Horror Feature

EXCLUSIVE: Species star Natasha Henstridge and The Football Factory's Tamer Hassan are to star in British horror film House Red alongside a slew of rising young talent. The film, which is written and directed by Dark Beacon's Coz Greenop, has just finished principal photography in Italy. House Red follows Natalie and Felix, a couple who are traveling through Tuscany and come across an idyllic vineyard, where they volunteer to help pick grapes, in a last-ditch attempt to… Read

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CBS & Its Stations Go Dark On Dish Network As Deal Deadline Passes

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CBS and Dish Network said tonight that they have failed to reach an agreement on a new carriage deal. As a result, CBS’ broadcast network, several local stations owned by CBS including in Los Angeles and New York, as well as CBS Sports Network, Pop and the Smithsonian Channel, are now dark on the nation’s No. 2 satellite service. The news comes as the companies’ current contract expired at 10:59 PM PT. Dish said CBS chose to black out the satellite provider customers'… Read

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Stephen Colbert And Elizabeth Warren Talk Trump: “There Are Dog Years, Now There Are Trump Years”

Stephen Colbert welcomed Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to The Late Show tonight to talk about Donald Trump — among other things. But right at the top, the two talked about how their lives have changed since Warren was last on the show — and since 45 took office. Colbert pointed out that the last time Warren was on The Late Show, Trump was not the president to which she fondly said, “Oh, I remember those days.” She then asked, “How long has he been president… Read

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Roma Downey Pays Tribute To ‘Touched By An Angel’ Co-Star Della Reese

Actress and producer Roma Downey sent out a heartfelt message and video in response to the death of her friend and Touch by an Angel co-star Della Reese. “As many of you know already my beloved momma Miss Della Reese passed away peacefully last night at her home surrounded by love,” Downey said in a statement. “She is now at rest and I am certain heaven has a brand new angel.” The Light Workers team put together a story of her career highlights as an inspirational… Read

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Bellum Entertainment Hit With Identical Lawsuits

Bellum Entertainment, the producer and distributor of true-crime shows, has been sued by two different companies, both represented by the same attorneys and claiming that Bellum breached their contracts to the tune of more  than $3 million each. The two breach-of-contract suits, filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court, appear to be describing the same 104-episode crime show but with different titles and two different producers. In one suit, the show is called They Kill f… Read

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Broadway Box Office Dips; ‘Parisian Woman’ $1M; ‘Once On This Island’ Revival Nears SRO

UPDATE Monday evening: Corrects figures for five top-grossing plays, below. EARLIER: Ticket sales on Broadway fell slightly last week, while business remained solid heading into the holiday peak period. The first revival of the musical Once on This Island, running at the independently owned Circle in the Square, was off to a good start, filling 98% of the theater’s 696 seats for eight previews prior to its December 3 opening, at an average price of $79.24. Amy Schumer… Read

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CBS, PBS & Bloomberg Suspend Charlie Rose In Wake of Sexual Harassment Allegations

UPDATED with statements, more information throughout: CBS and PBS have suspended Charlie Rose amid sexual harassment allegations against him, while Bloomberg L.P., in whose Manhattan headquarters Rose’s program is recorded and which telecasts reruns of his program, said it would stop showing them. In a statement provided to Deadline, CBS News said, "Charlie Rose is suspended immediately while we look into this matter. These allegations are extremely disturbing and we take… Read