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Univision Warns DISH Subscribers On Potential Access Cut-Off In Carriage Dispute

UPDATE:  Responding to Univision’s earlier statement to subscribers, DISH has issued the following statement: “We are actively working to reach a fair deal before the contract between DISH and Univision expires, knowing that only Univision can choose to take its content away from DISH and Sling customers. Negotiations are standard in the pay-TV industry. Univision is demanding a rate increase of 75 percent for channels whose ratings have declined by nearly a third over… Read

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Marvel’s James Gunn Blasts Trump For Signing Crime Victim Photos

Marvel producer/director James Gunn has attacked President Donald Trump on Twitter, claiming that he “wakes up every morning hoping more kids are murdered by immigrants so it will help him in the polls." Gunn’s comments came after Trump met with the so-called “Angel Families,” who are attempting to raise awareness of crimes committed by those illegally in the country. Trump signed photographs of the victims at the request of the families, according to his staff. Gunn, who… Read

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David Simon Twitter Reinstated, And Showrunner Returns With A Vengeance

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Producer David Simon is back on Twitter, and celebrated his return with a lengthy tweetstorm of more than a dozen posts that showed his time away from the service has not dulled his passion for lashing out against perceived wrongs and enemies. Simon, showrunner for The Wire and The Deuce, was originally banned when he tweeted out that a POTUS follower "should die of a slow moving venereal rash that settles in your lying throat," and should "die of boils." Twitter wasn't… Read

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Seth Rogen Refused A Picture With House Speaker Paul Ryan

Seth Rogen told CBS late night host Stephen Colbert last night that he refused a picture with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and his family. Rogen related that he was at an event hosted by former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to promote brain health when the incident occurred. He had just posed for a picture with two teens when one of them said, “My father wants to meet you.”  He claimed he saw Ryan approaching. “My whole body puckered, I tensed up, and I… Read

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Press Sec’y Sarah Huckabee Sanders Asked To Leave VA Restaurant Because Of Trump Affiliation

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were asked to leave a Virginia farm-to-table restaurant last night because of her work with the Trump administration. Sanders sent out a tweet confirming that the Red Hen restaurant asked her to leave on Friday evening “because I work for @POTUS and I politely left.” Reviewers swarmed Facebook and Yelp to take on the restaurant’s conduct. Some offered praise, while others lambasted the further polarization and the lack… Read

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President Donald Trump Tweetstorm Swings At Media, Economy, Witch Hunt

President Donald Trump’s traditional Saturday morning tweetstorm was back on its normal schedule today after being a bit late last week, undoubtedly because of travels. This week, the Commander-in-Tweet tackled the Witch Hunt, the state of the economy, his handling of the border family separation crisis, the media perception of the border family separations, a key upcoming election, and some thoughts and prayers for an injured Congresswoman. This week’s tweets: My… Read

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Tom Arnold Games Nicolle Wallace, Poppy Harlow While Plugging Michael Cohen Meeting For Donald Trump Tapes Show

Comic Tom Arnold gamed MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace and CNN’s Poppy Harlow today to plug his upcoming Viceland series The Hunt for the Trump Tapes. Arnold sat down with Wallace first, to say he’s teaming with President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to boot POTUS from office. Watch the full interview above. Previous day, Arnold tweeted a photo of himself with Cohen, writing, “I love New York”: I love New York pic.twitter.com/J7AJg1HiHo — Tom Arnold… Read

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Admits He “Minimized” N-Word Use By PR Chief

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Today’s firing of Netflix communications chief Jonathan Friedland  should have come earlier, Reed Hastings almost begrudgingly admitted to the streaming service’s staff on Friday. “I realize that my privilege has made me intellectualize or otherwise minimize race issues like this,” the Netflix CEO said in understatement of allowing the use of the N-word by one of his top execs. “I need to set a better example by learning and listening more so I can be the leader we… Read

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Donald Trump Gathers Alien-Violence Victims To Trash Media’s Snatched Baby Border Policy Coverage

Two days after President Donald Trump signed the executive order to “end” his child-snatching border policy, and one day after the First Lady flew to Texas to meet with a few of those snatched children, POTUS invited to the White House families that have been victimized by illegal immigrants. They stood behind him holding photos of deceased loved ones as he savaged the media for not covering their stories. The event was widely covered by the media. “We're gathered today… Read

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Donald Trump Trashes Democrats’ “Phony Stories Of Sadness And Grief” At Southern Border

President Donald Trump spent this morning damage-controlling the botched baby-snatching immigration-control play he thought would compel Democrats in Congress to vote into law his border security master plan. In a series of tweets, POTUS claimed media reports about more than 2,000 snatched children, including the gone-viral audio of little kids wailing for their parents, and photos of distraught infants, are “phony stories of sadness and grief” ginned up by Democrats in… Read

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Desus & Mero Promise To “Reduce White Guilt” For Emmy Voters In FYC Campaign

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero are splitting from Viceland at the end of next week after less than two years of swathe-cutting late-night duty, but not before they make one last hard press on Emmy voters. Over the past week, a long-planned and Vice Media-funded Desus & Mero FYC campaign has shifted to the next gear with a play on the industry's inclusion problems and promises to "reduce white guilt" if the Bronx-based Bodega Boys score enough votes for a nomination. With… Read

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Stephen Colbert Shames Melania For “I Really Don’t Care” ‘Jacket Seen Round The World

UPDATED with video: Melania Trump made a “surprise” trip to Texas today to visit some of the children her husband separated from their parents as part of his crackdown on illegal immigration “When I heard she was doing this, I thought, okay! This is what First Ladies often do. You go to a troubled area. They see the children. They show that we care. You can't mess that up,” Stephen Colbert told his studio audience at the top of Late Show. “Guess what? I spoke too soon,”… Read