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Rod Rosenstein Bombshell: 13 Russians Indicted For Election Meddling To Help Donald Trump

In a stunning press conference, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced today that special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals for U.S. election meddling as a result of his investigation. The special counsel appointed by Rosenstein alleges that the Russians operated to support the campaign of GOP candidate Donald Trump and hurt Dem candidate Hillary Clinton. Although Americans became involved in their activities, there is no allegation in… Read

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John Oliver On ‘Last Week Tonight’s’ 5th Season, His Dustin Hoffman Dust-Up And Whether He Is A Journalist

John Oliver, during his fifth annual press breakfast before a new season of Last Week Tonight, addressed his confrontation with Dustin Hoffman at a panel event last fall and insisted that despite probing moments like that and on the show, he doesn’t consider himself a journalist. “I really respect journalism. I wouldn’t say I’m a basketball player because I like basketball — I can’t dunk,” he said. “Similarly, I’m not a journalist. We have people working on our show who… Read

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Jimmy Fallon Channels Bob Dylan In Live Post-Super Bowl Show: “#TimesUp, Our Silence We’re Breaking”

Jimmy Fallon rose to the task of putting on a live edition of his late-night show after the Super Bowl, palling around with longtime mate Justin Timberlake, the cast of NBC’s This is Us and Dwayne Johnson. As agreeable as the show was overall, no moment resonated quite as much as an earnest musical number (see video below) that combined the live show’s setting — the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis — with Fallon’s Bob Dylan imitation. (Dylan helped rescue the former… Read

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‘Queer Eye’ Producer David Collins On How The Netflix Reboot Will Build Buzz In The Post-Watercooler Age

Queer Eye producer David Collins didn’t get déja vu when he brought the show back on Netflix. Instead, he couldn’t stop thinking about how much has changed since the Bravo version of the show launched in 2003 and became a sensation. On a streaming platform, “We have no commercial breaks!” Collins marveled in an interview with Deadline. “We don’t have recaps and tag-ins and tag-outs. We get to tell a whole story.” Netflix has positioned the return of Queer Eye, which… Read

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NBC And State Farm Team For Ad Campaign Filmed In The Style Of ‘This Is Us’

Branded content and product integration are commonplace in the TV business, but a partnership between NBC and State Farm is taking such collaborations into new creative territory. A multi-platform campaign will revolve around three State Farm ads that the companies say will be “filmed in the style of” the NBC juggernaut This Is Us. Starting with tonight’s episode, the branded segments will air during the broadcasts of three different episodes of the show. Complementary… Read

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Showtime Sets Premiere Dates For ‘Billions,’ ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ & ‘The Affair’ – TCA

Premiere dates for three of Showtime’s top shows were announced today at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc., provided details on the programs. The third season of the drama series Billions will premiere on Sunday, March 25 at 10 PM ET/PT. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis return in Showtime’s No. 2 drama series, which averaged five million views weekly across platforms last season, including on-air… Read

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A&E’s ‘Live PD’ Ranks As The Most DVR’d Show Of 2017, Per Vizio Survey

Even though it airs live on Friday and Saturday nights, with a studio panel assessing police pursuits in real time, A&E’s Live PD ranked as the most DVRd show of 2017. That’s one key finding in a tally of second-by-second viewing last year in 7.7 million households across OTT, on-demand, DVR and live viewing by Inscape, the data arm of smart-TV maker Vizio. (See full rankings below.) The Walking Dead ranked second on the DVR list, but finished as the No. 1 show in… Read

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Donald Trump Tweets Condolences To Latest Victim In Gun-Violence Prone Denver Suburb

Donald Trump has tweeted his condolences to the victims of the shooting in Highlands Ranch suburb south of Denver, Colorado. Five deputies were shot, one fatally, when they responded to a “verbal disturbance” at 5:14 AM New Year’s Eve Sunday. “My deepest condolences to the victims of the terrible shooting in Douglas County @DCSheriff, and their families. We love our police and law enforcement –God Bless them all! #LESM,” Trump tweeted. The deceased deputy, Zachary Parish… Read

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Deadline’s Top 10 New TV Shows Of 2017: And No. 1 Is…

Top 10 New Shows Of 2017

Whether you are caught in a deep chill like most of the country or still enjoying the sometimes surreal nature of a Southern California Christmas, there are just enough days left in 2017 to catch up on some of the sizzling television that premiered over the past 12 months. With that comes the unveiling today of the full list of Deadline’s Top 10 New Shows of the year, after we revealed first five shows Tuesday. You'll have to watch the video above to see who made the… Read

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Miss America CEO & Others Resign Amid Scandal Over Offensive Emails – Update

2nd UPDATE, 12:03 PM: Miss America Organization CEO Sam Haskell resigned his post today amid an investigation into offensive emails he sent about a pageant winner. In a statement He has resigned along with president and COO Josh Randle and Lynn Weidner, the board chair who sent emails involved in the controversy. According to a Twitter post from Dan Meyers, who is taking over as interim chairman, Weidner will remain on the board during a transition period: Update from… Read

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Matt Lauer Camp Seeks $30M; “Not A Brass Farthing” Responds NBC News

We have now entered the negotiating-in-the-press phase of Matt Lauer’s ouster from NBC News. Savannah Guthrie, you’ll recall, got unhappy assignment of announcing Lauer’s sacking on Wednesday – though we hear he got the news Tuesday night. The company cited "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace," and that was before more reports of women came after he got the hook, in sister publication Variety as well as the New York Times. The longtime Today show co-host, and… Read

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NBC News Chief Andy Lack Updates Staff On Probe Of Matt Lauer “Appalling Behavior”

NBC News Chairman Andy Lack, under the gun after more women came forward claiming to have been sexually harassed and/or assaulted by Matt Lauer, issued another memo to staff on Friday, promising NBCUniversal Legal and Human Resources teams have begun a review of his biggest star’s “appalling behavior” and “what we can do to build a culture of greater transparency, openness and respect for each other.” Meanwhile, Lauer’s legal camp is seeking $30M for their client, for the… Read