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Michael Moore Asks Bill Maher Where He Got $1M To Donate To Dem PAC In These “Trumpian Times”

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Michael Moore wants people who see his new documentary film Fahrenheit 11/9 to come away understanding why this country is “not a democracy if you’re sitting on the bench.” “Everybody has to participate,” he told HBO’s Last Week Tonight host Bill Maher. “What this movie shows is why sometimes people stay on the bench,” Moore explained as Maher’s opening guest. The film, Moore acknowledged, is “a bit of a balancing act” because it’s listed as “Michael Moore’s Trump… Read

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Deadline Passes, Senate Awaits Word On Christine Blasey Ford Testimony

A Friday night deadline has passed with no word on whether the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct will testify on Monday against him. Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford asked the Senate Judiciary Commitee on Friday night for an additional day to make her decision to testify. Senate Republicans earlier gave a 10 PM deadline for a definitive answer. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley extended the deadline for a… Read

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‘Rifiki’ Ban Temporarily Lifted By Kenyan Government; Film Held Out Of Cannes Now Eligible As Oscar Submission

Kenya’s High Court has temporarily lifted the ban of Wanuri Kahiu's celebrated film Rafiki for a period of seven days, beginning Sunday, September 23rd. The film explores LGBTQ issues in a country where such activity is illegal. In her ruling, High Court Judge Wilfrida Okwany said, ''I am not convinced that Kenya is such a weak society that its moral foundation will be shaken by seeing such a film.'' Earlier this year, Rafiki was banned in Kenya a few days before its… Read

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President Trump Missouri Rally: Says “Lingering Stench” At FBI Will Be Cleared

They call Missouri the “Show Me” state, but President Donald Trump decided to make it the “Tell Me” state on Friday at a rally in Springfield, Mo at JQH Arena. The President, holding his second consecutive rally after appearing in Las Vegas on Thursday, largely stuck to a laundry list of his accomplishments and hopes for the future. Trump also stumped for Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley, Missouri’s attorney general. Media observers were looking for some comment on… Read

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NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack Ignored Sex Harassment At Sony BMG – Report

NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack, under fire for perceived inaction on certain NBC News activities, also protected a male employee who sexually harassed multiple women while he was in charge at Sony BMG Music Entertainment in 2004, according to a published report. The Daily Beast today published a story largely quoting anonymous sources that made the allegations against Lack, who has been criticized for how incidents at NBC News have been handled, including the incidents… Read

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Robert Greenblatt Eyes Exit From NBC

I hear that NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt is in negotiations to leave the network after nearly eight years. Talks are ongoing, with a resolution expected as early as this weekend. Reps for NBC declined comment. Rumors about Greenblatt’s pending departure started circulating during Emmy weekend. They largely were dismissed at the time, though sources close to Greenblatt admitted that he had been re-evaluating his career and life following the unexpected death of his close… Read

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Tracey Ullman Describes Her Political Comedy To Meryl Streep: “I’m Not In Some Liberal Indignation Bubble” – Tribeca TV Fest

Tracey Ullman didn’t name names, but she drew a clear distinction between her approach to political comedy and that of late-night talent. Speaking to her longtime friend Meryl Streep after the Tribeca TV Festival debut of the third-season premiere of HBO’s The Tracey Ullman Show, she offered something of a mission statement for Trumpian times. “I’m not in some liberal indignation bubble,” she said, responding to an audience member’s question. “I can’t be or I’d go mad… Read

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Los Angeles D.A. Declines To Charge Benny Medina For Alleged 2004 Sexual Assault

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Benny Medina, the TV producer and music manager whose clients include Jennifer Lopez and formerly Will Smith and Mariah Carey, will not be charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney in an alleged 2004 sexual assault. The case was declined by the L.A. D.A.’s entertainment sexual assault task force Friday owing to the statue of limitations, according to the charge evaluation worksheet, and that the unnamed alleged victim recently died. No other information was given in… Read

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Stephen Colbert Grills Hillary Clinton On Mueller Probe Parameters

Stephen Colbert asked Hillary Clinton about the debate over whether the president can be subject to a criminal investigation. “Can he be indicted?” Colbert asked the Dem candidate who got beat by President Donald Trump, in the Late Show interview. It depends on whether the misdeed for which he is being investigated happened before he got into office, she answered. Colbert seemed to think she was saying Trump could not be indicted for Russian rannygazoo before being… Read

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‘Proven Innocent’: Laurie Holden Joins New Fox Legal Drama Series As Recurring

Coming off a key recurring role on The Americans, Laurie Holden is set for the another major recurring part opposite Kelsey Grammer on Fox's new legal drama series Proven Innocent, from Empire co-creator Danny Strong and writer David Elliott. Written by Elliott, Proven Innocent follows a criminal defense firm led by Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre), a fierce and uncompromising lawyer with a hunger for justice. Holden will play Greta Bellows, the wife of Gore Bellows… Read

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ABC Developing Working-Class Midwestern Family Comedy From Megan Gailey & Aaron Burdette

ABC has put in development Everything’s Under Control, a single-camera comedy about a working class Midwestern family from writers Megan Gailey (Conan) and Aaron Burdette (Man Seeking Woman) and producer Jamie Tarses. Written by Gailey and Burdette, Everything’s Under Control centers on a working-class Midwestern family who are just barely keeping it together, and then their grandmother gets Alzheimer’s. Tarses is executive producing. ABC has been making a push toward… Read

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Finalist Michael Ketterer Arrested For Domestic Violence

America’s Got Talent finalist Michael Ketterer has been arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence. Ketterer was taken into custody at 3:45 PM Thursday in Hollywood after officers were called to a hotel in the 1700 block of North Highland Avenue, LAPD Officer Drake Madison told Deadline. He was taken into custody on the felony charge and later released after posting $50,000 bail. Ketterer was a standout on the most recent 13th season of America’s Got Talent. Judge… Read