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Donald Trump: “Disgrace” That Media “Won’t” Cover “Real Russia Story” From Obama Administration

President Donald Trump had wrapped Thursday’s photo op with Puerto Rico’s governor when someone lobbed a question about a report that FBI began probing Kremlin’s push into the U.S. nuclear industry with bribes, and kickbacks even before Obama’s administration approved Russia’s 2010 acquisition of a majority stake in a Canadian firm that owned U.S. uranium mines. “That's your Russia story,” Trump responded enthusiastically. “That's your real Russia story – not a story… Read

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Tribune Shareholders OK Sinclair Deal As Regulators Stop Clock On Review Process

Tribune Media shareholders have overwhelmingly approved a $3.9 billion deal for the company to be acquired by Sinclair Broadcast Group, one that will make Sinclair the nation’s most powerful local TV broadcaster. The news comes a day after the FCC’s Media Bureau said it was stopping its 180-day clock on a ruling about the transaction, a fairly standard move as the agency seeks additional comments. It said the clock resumes November 2, the same day comments are… Read

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Janice Min Booked For This Week’s ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ On HBO

Chances are somewhere near 200% that Harvey Weinstein will fuel much of the conversation on Real Time with Bill Maher this week: former Hollywood Reporter editor Janice Min has been booked as the top of show guest. Min, who moved from THR to parent company Eldridge Industries last February, is a much-bandied name for replacing Graydon Carter as editor-in-chief of Condé Nast’s Vanity Fair. Her booking on the Maher show bumps the previously announced top of show guest… Read

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GOP Senator Sasse Asks Trump If He’s Recanting Oath Of Office With Threat To Restrict Press

Nebraska’s Republican Sen. Ben Sasse issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s latest Red Meat Dangle, proposing restrictions on the press. “Mr. President: Words spoken by the President of the United States matter. Are you tonight recanting of the oath you took on January 20th to preserve, protect, and defend the First Amendment?” On Wednesday, Trump began threatening to revoke licenses of TV stations for coverage of him that he considers critical. “It’s… Read

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The Other Shoe Drops: New Yorker Article Alleges Harvey Weinstein Rape Against Asia Argento

Harvey Weinstein

The New Yorker just published an article based on Ronan Farrow’s 10-month investigation into Harvey Weinstein, and it is far more devastating that what the New York Times revealed last Thursday. I am making my way through the article (read it at the New Yorker here), but the story begins with an allegation by the Italian actress-director Asia Argento that 20 years ago, Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her. She is one of three women who told Farrow in the article… Read

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White House Reporters In Times Of Trump: “Thank God We Have His Tweets” – New Yorker Festival

Four of the most pedigreed reporters on the politics beat managed to find some rays of hope in the current moment of White House media coverage during a vigorous and wide-ranging panel discussion at the New Yorker Festival. For starters, “Thank God we have his tweets,” exclaimed Carl Bernstein. “It’s like a road map to the mind of Donald Trump.” Greg Miller of the Washington Post agreed, calling the tweets “footage” from the turbulent first months of the presidency. Jane M… Read

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Alfonso Cuarón, Lin-Manuel Miranda Sponsor Disaster Relief For Mexico, Puerto Rico

With videos and web links, Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón and Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda have put their considerable financial and creative muscle behind disaster relief efforts in Mexico and Puerto Rico. Their works go beyond fund-raising and have equally to do with consciousness raising regarding the earthquake and hurricane catastrophes that have ravaged both areas. In the wake of the devastating earthquakes and powerful aftershocks that recently hit… Read

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Three Veteran Broadway Reps Leave One Firm To Start Up New Agencies

UPDATE  4:30 P.M. Asked to comment on the changes at DKC/O&M, producer Scott Rudin, all of whose recent shows have been represented by Rick Miramontez, told Deadline: "Rick Miramontez is the strongest and best press rep in the Broadway community.  He's a venerated and valued colleague of the highest level of players working on the street. Because two spoiled children decide to start an agency representing clients paying them $1,000 a month, and name their business after… Read

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Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Reconfirmed By Senate For 5-Year Term

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The U.S. Senate has voted 52-41 along party lines to reconfirm Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for another 5-year term. The vote will likely be hailed in many corner offices, but critics of Pai consider him to be too much of a rubber-stamper for corporations, on two fronts in particular. First, he has vowed to take a “weed-whacker” to net-neutrality rules, which ensure that consumers retain full access to the resources of the internet without having to pay certain… Read

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Jordan Peele, Dwayne Johnson, Patty Jenkins & Kate McKinnon Join Vanity Fair’s New Establishment List

Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, Jordan Peele, Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, Reese Witherspoon, Kate McKinnon and Chance the Rapper are among the entertainment and media figures joining Vanity Fair’s New Establishment list. The 2017 roster was released today, with Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg keeping their positions in the top two spots. Others in the Top 10 are, in order, Apple's Tim Cook, Alphabet's Larry Page… Read

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CNN’s Jeff Zucker: White House Attacks “Have Only Emboldened Us” And Boosted Our Brand

CNN chief Jeff Zucker didn’t mention Donald Trump’s name or utter the phrase “fake news,” but he devoted a sizable part of his Giants of Broadcasting acceptance speech today emphasizing the cable news network’s plan to hold firm amid a constant barrage from the White House. “People from the Administration have attacked us, called us names, just for doing our jobs. But that has only emboldened us, made us stronger,” Zucker said during the New York event put on by the… Read

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Hollywood Reporter Sued For $5M Over “False” Sony Hack Coverage

Sony Hack Lawsuit

Hollywood is closing in on the third anniversary of the massive Sony hack, but The Hollywood Reporter and its former owner have just been hit by a new $5 million defamation lawsuit over its coverage of the attack that could draw fresh blood. "Callously indifferent to the devastation its Article would visit upon Ms. Basile, Prometheus published with negligence and with knowledge of falsity and reckless disregard for truth or falsity in order to reap the benefits of… Read