Doug Jones Victory Lap: “This Campaign Has Been About Common Courtesy And Decency”
“I have been waiting all my life and now I just don't know what the hell to say!” an overwhelmed Doug Jones told his election night party after his stunning come-from-behind win over GOP candidate Roy Moore Tuesday night in Alabama.
“We have shown, not just the state of Alabama, but we have shown the country, the way we can be unified,” Doug Jones said Tuesday night in becoming the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in a quarter of a century.
“At end… Read
Pat DiNizio Dies: Smithereens Songwriter-Guitarist And Soundtrack Artist Was 62
Singer/songwriter Pat DiNizio, who sold millions of records with his New Jersey band, the Smithereens, has died. He passed away just days after indicating via Facebook that he was looking forward to returning to the road. DiNizio was 62 years old and had been recovering from injuries sustained during a fall that he was rehabilitating.
His death was announced on the band’s official Facebook page.
DiNizio’s music appeared on numerous film soundtracks, including Bull Durham… Read
Roy Moore Will Not Concede In Alabama Senate Race After Doug Jones Win
Roy Moore, Alabama’s GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate, declined to concede Tuesday night after election results came in showing Democrat Doug Jones had won. Moore did not concede even after President Donald Trump tweeted grudging congrats to Jones.
Hanging on for dear life, Moore’s campaign insisted the vote was too close to call, that the state required a recount if the vote was within a half a percentage point, and Alabama’s secretary of state and God would have to… Read
Donald Trump Tweets Grudging Congrats To Doug Jones: “A Win Is A Win”
Donald Trump tweeted grudging congratulations Tuesday night after Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win an Alabama seat in the U.S. Senate in a quarter of a century.
“Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win,” Trump tweeted.
“The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!” he added.
In this special… Read
Doug Jones Alabama Senate Victory Wildly Celebrated On Social Media
The upset victory by Democrat Doug Jones over Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race drew online huzzahs from a mix of celebrities, politicians and Hollywood. President Donald Trump, who backed Moore, was even-handed in his Twitter response:
Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very… Read
Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations: How To Watch Via TV, Online
The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees will be announced on Wednesday at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood at 10 AM ET/7 AM Pacific. Actresses Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse, The Predator) and Niecy Nash (Claws, The Soul Man) will announce the nominees after an introduction by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris.
Shortly before that announcement, this year’s stunt ensemble action performance nominees will be announced by SAG Awards Committee… Read
Alabama Votes Dem Doug Jones To U.S. Senate In Stunning Upset
For the first time in a quarter of a century, Alabama elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate.
Doug Jones's stunning come-from-behind win over Roy Moore puts Dems just two seats away from the majority in the U.S. Senate in 2018.
The vote had been so close, Fox News waited to call it with around 90% of the votes in. CNN followed; MBNC held off about 10 minutes.
In a head-spinning defeat for President Donald Trump, voters in the ruby red state voted to end their perfect… Read
Netflix Fires Executive For “Careless” Remarks On Danny Masterson Allegations
A Netflix executive who told an alleged Danny Masterson sexual assault victim that the company did not believe rape accounts about the actor has been fired.
Andy Yeatman, director of global kids content at Netflix, was terminated by the company on Dec. 11 over the comments, which were reportedly made in early December at a children’s soccer game. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the firing for Deadline: "Mr. Yeatman is no longer employed at Netflix."
Yeatman reportedly… Read
Justice Department Finds Ally In Battle Over AT&T Time Warner: Former Trump Advisor Carter Page
The Justice Department has found a new ally in its legal battle to block the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner: former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor Carter Page.
Page, who is not a lawyer, filed a proposed friend-of-the-court brief, arguing that the deal should be blocked because it would concentrate too much power in the hands of “a few large dominant media corporate telecommunications-media conglomerates.”
In Tuesday’s filing, Page argues that big-media… Read
Disney Music Exec Suspended After Child Sex Abuse Charges Filed
A Disney music executive has been charged with three felony accounts of child sexual abuse.
Jonathan Blake Heely, Disney’s director of music publishing since 2000, was arraigned December 7 on charges of lewd and lascivious acts involving two children, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
According to the felony complaint, the sexual assaults began, in a case involving one girl, in 2004, when she was 15 years old, and continued… Read
CAA Signs ‘Ferdinand’ Scribe Tim Federle
EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed new client Tim Federle, a co-writer of Blue Sky Studios/20th Century Fox’s animated film Ferdinand, which will bow in theaters this week.
Based on the popular children’s book, The Story of Ferdinand, the pic stars John Cena as Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart who, after being mistaken for a dangerous beast, is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on a Spain-set adventure.
Federle is the… Read
Shelter PR Launches Film & TV Division With Hire Of Former Paramount Exec
Shelter PR partners Cara and Christine Tripicchio along with Marla Farrell just launched the company’s Film and Television Division with a big hire: Alicia Ramirez Wyld, the former Paramount SVP field publicity and targeted marketing.
Shelter PR, which has taken off in the three years since it began, already has deep roots in the film and television business having worked closely over the years with entities such as TNT, Netflix, FX, Sony Television as well as… Read