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Rosie Perez Leaving ‘The View’

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EXCLUSIVE: Seven months after Rosie O’Donnell’s exit was announced, another Rosie is leaving The View. This time, it’s Rosie Perez. Her last day on the ABC News program will be August 6, the final original show of the season. Expect Perez, who joined the show in September, to talk about her exit on tomorrow’s broadcast. “Our friend Rosie Perez has decided to leave the show to pursue full time her love for acting,” EP Bill Wolff told staff this afternoon in an email. No… Read

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Jeremy Clarkson Road Ahead Unclear; Non-Compete Clause May Be Issue For ITV; Is Netflix Still In Mix?

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The rumor mill over where former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will land with their new show continues to grind on. ITV, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu all remain in the mix, according to a series of conflicting reports. ITV did appear to be a strong bet with Clarkson reportedly keen to go directly against his old show in the same terrestrial timeslot. That plan, however, appears to have been kiboshed by the news that Clarkson and his… Read

Business

Donald Trump Issues New Statement On Mexican Immigrants

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As businesses continue to cut ties to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump – including NBC, Univision and ESPN –  the former Celebrity Apprentice star this afternoon issued another statement, developing his controversial theme about Mexican immigration. In his latest statement, Trump acknowledges “I have lost a lot during this Presidential run” because of his statements about immigrants made in his June 16 campaign announcement, which today he described as “defending… Read

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Donald Trump Immigration Stance Costs Him ESPN’s ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic

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More fallout for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump over his comments about immigrants from Mexico. ESPN said this afternoon that it is moving its ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic on July 14 from Trump National Golf Club to Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach: "We decided it was appropriate to change the venue, and are grateful for the opportunity to stage the event at Pelican Hill on short notice. This charity outing benefits The V Foundation's Stuart Scott… Read

Film

Dustin Hoffman On Today’s Movies: They Stink!

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While Hollywood studios are raking in the bucks but not elevating the quality of cinema with summer sequels and superhero fare including this weekend’s July 4 openers Magic Mike XXL and Terminator: Genisys, Dustin Hoffman is getting notice for a comment that we’re sure is common among his peers who came up before studios were blinded by global box office returns. That is, that movies today stink and that if you want quality, you find it on television. The business has… Read

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BBC Faces Billion-Dollar Bill After Gov’t Asks It To Pick Up Welfare Costs; Move Marks Latest Setback

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The BBC keeps taking hits rather than making them. Days after the iconic broadcaster announced it was cutting more than 1000 jobs to make up for a shortfall in its license fee revenues, a report in the Sunday Times today claims the BBC will also face a bill in excess of $1 billion for new welfare charges. The public broadcaster is being asked to absorb the cost of the license fee for viewers over age 75 as the government attempts to shift the cost currently covered by the… Read

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Jon Stewart Leads Donald Trump Sing-Along

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Many people have weighed in at great length on Donald Trump and his Mexican Rapists Candidacy Announcement, since the real-estate mogul delivered the headline-making speech in the gold-plated halls of Trump Towers a couple weeks ago. The Daily Shows Jon Stewart has not been one of them. His relative restraint in the days following the speech has surprised Stewart fans; it was as if raw meat has been thrown to a piranha and the fish had turned up its nose. This finally… Read

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Reelz CEO: Trump’s Comments “Ridiculous” But Miss USA Pageant A Tradition – And Cheap

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16:   Business mogul Donald Trump gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City.  Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

“I agree with everything NBC, Univision, Macy’s are saying – I think those comments are ridiculous, We couldn’t disagree with them more,” Reelz CEO Stan Hubbard said this afternoon of Donald Trump’s “rapists” immigration position, hours after announcing his network will televise Trump’s Miss USA Pageant on July 12 after it was dumped by NBC and Univision. “Our carriage of this event should not be construed as anything political. It is anything but – it is television, it… Read

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BBC Cuts More Than 1,000 Jobs In Restructuring Gambit To Fix Budget Gap

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BBC director general Tony Hall said today that the public broadcaster will be cutting more than 1,000 jobs as part of a restructure caused by a $234 million gap in license-fee income for 2016-2017. The shortfall in revenues has been blamed on more people using iPlayer, mobiles and online catch-up, leading to an unexpected fall in the the number of households owning televisions. Most of the cuts are expected to come from professional and support areas with management costs… Read

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Timothy Spall In Talks To Star As Sir Ian Paisley In ‘The Journey’

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EXCLUSIVE: Timothy Spall (Mr Turner) is in advanced discussions to star as the late Sir Ian Paisley in Nick Hamm’s The Journey. The film is a fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland — firebrand Democratic Unionist Party leader Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness — who are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of modern history. It is… Read

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TV Land Benches ‘Dukes Of Hazzard’

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TV Land already is getting angry calls from Dukes Of Hazzard fans after the network this week yanked the show out of rotation. The Viacom network had only begun airing repeats of the decades-old CBS series on June 10. “We have removed it from the schedule and have no further comment,” A TV Land rep told Deadline. The Viacom-owned network’s decision follows by about a week Warner Bros. Consumer Products’ announcement it would stop participating in Confederate flag… Read

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Macy’s Joins The Dump Trump Movement, Won’t Sell His China-Made Ties

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Talk about severing ties! Getting the jump on its own annual July 4th fireworks extravaganza, one of the country’s biggest retailers announced this morning that it was taking the presidential hopeful off the rack: "Macy's is a company that stands for diversity and inclusion. We have no tolerance for discrimination in any form. We welcome all customers, and respect for the dignity of all people is a cornerstone of our culture. We are disappointed and distressed by recent… Read