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Olivia De Havilland Battles “False Words” Of FX’s ‘Feud’ In SCOTUS Clash – Update

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UPDATED, 12:42 PM: Olivia de Havilland is hitting back at FX’s attempts to keep the Gone with the Wind actress’ lawsuit over her depiction in Feud: Bette and Joan from being heard before the Supreme Court. "In its Opposition, FX claims that Miss de Havilland's case is not 'cert-worthy,'” her lawyer Suzelle Smith said. “This is another way of saying FX does not want the U.S. Supreme Court to take a good look at the Court of Appeal Opinion, written by a state justice with… Read


Donald Trump Promises To Toss CNN’s Jim Acosta From Future Pressers If He “Misbehaves”

President Donald Trump insisted it was “not a big deal” that the White House was ordered this morning to return CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press badge and vowed to “throw him out or stop the news conference” the next time Acosta “misbehaves.” In an interview with Fox News’s Chris Wallace conducted shortly after a federal judge ruled the White House had to return Acosta’s press badge, per Trump-appointed federal judge Timothy Kelly, “we have to create… Read


Donald Trump Wants “Total Freedom Of Press” After Ordered To Return Jim Acosta Badge

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President Donald Trump insisted his White House wants “total freedom of the press” after a federal judge ruled his White House had denied CNN’s Him Acosta due process when it stripped him of his press badge. “It’s more important to me than anybody would believe,” Trump insisted. “But you have to act with respect when you’re at the White House, and when I see the way some of my people get treated at news conferences, it’s terrible. So we’re setting up a certain standard… Read


Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says Judge’s Ruling On Jim Acosta Badge A White House Win

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Jim Acosta’s badge is being returned, per Friday morning instructions of a federal judge, but she insisted the court ruling was a win for the White House. Judge Timothy Kelly granted CNN’s TRO bid to get its chief White House correspondent’s press credential returned, saying the White House had pulled it without due process. “Today the court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House,” Press Secretary… Read


CNN, Jim Acosta Take Victory Lap After Judge Tells White House To Return Press Badge Pronto

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"We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days,” CNN and its Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta said in a prepared statement issued moments after prevailing with TRO bid  in U.S. District Court. “Our sincere thanks to all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press," CNN and Acosta said after a federal judge told Donald Trump’s White House to immediately restore Acosta’s press… Read


CNN Wins Round 1 Of Battle With Donald Trump White House Over Jim Acosta Press Badge

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UPDATED with Jim Acosta remarks outside court: “I want to thank all of my colleagues in the press who supported us this week, and I want to thank the judge for the decision he made today. Let’s get back to work!” CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta crowed, minutes after a federal judge ruled the White House had to immediately return to Acosta the press badge it pulled abruptly this week. President Donald Trump's biggest punch-back at the missed its mark Friday… Read


Judge Postpones Ruling In CNN Bid To Restore Jim Acosta’s White House Badge

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Jim Acosta will have to wait another day to find out if he’s getting his White House press credentials back immediately. Judge Timothy Kelly was set to bring everyone back into DC District Court on Thursday at 3 PM ET to announce his decision whether to grant a temporary restraining order, one day after CNN and the DOJ spent two hours pitching their sides to Kelly. Now it’s been put off until 10 AM ET on Friday. “Frankly I have no idea what that means,” CNN’s media guru… Read


Chris Wallace To Ask Donald Trump About CNN Lawsuit Against White House In Sunday Interview

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Fox News’ Chris Wallace will interview President Donald Trump this Sunday on Fox News SundayThe cable news network says the “wide-ranging” interview will include questions about CNN's lawsuit against the White House after Trump pulled the credentials of Jim Acosta. A DC District Court judge is set to rule Thursday afternoon whether to compel the White House to temporarily re-instate Acosta’s White House credentials as CNN’s lawsuit makes its way through the court. Fox N… Read


Michael Avenatti Out On Bail After Domestic Violence Arrest In L.A.; Vows He’ll Be “Fully Exonerated” – Update

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UPDATED with Avenatti news conference quotes and more details, 6:28 PM: Michael Avenatti, whose representation of Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump has vaulted the L.A. attorney into the national spotlight, was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles for suspected domestic violence. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to Deadline that Avenatti, 47, was booked and then released after posting $50,000 bail. LAPD said the will be presented to the… Read


Judge To Rule Thursday On CNN Request For Immediate Return of Jim Acosta’s White House Credentials

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CNN and Jim Acosta will have to wait until Thursday to find out if Judge Timothy J. Kelly will restore Acosta’s White House credentials immediately. This at the end of a two hour hearing in Washington D.C. on CNN’s temporary restraining order request to get Acosta back in the White House. CNN filed suit against President Trump and several top aides in DC District Court on Tuesday, alleging the credential yanking violated CNN and Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment… Read


Donald Trump Claims “Hardship” In CNN Suit To Restore Jim Acosta’s WH Pass

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No way, no how and not now is the unsurprising summation of Donald Trump and the White House's response to CNN's lawsuit filed yesterday to have Jim Acosta's press credentials restored. “Plaintiffs fail to reckon with the extraordinarily intrusive nature of the judicial relief they seek—a decree ordering the President to grant access to facilities in his official residence and personal offices to a specific journalist he has decided to exclude,” said a filing by Trump… Read


Fox News Joins News Outlets Supporting CNN In Lawsuit To Restore Jim Acosta’s White House Credentials

(UPDATED with CBS statement) Fox News has come out in support of CNN in CNN’s lawsuit against the White House’s decision to pull the press credentials of Jim Acosta, joining a dozen other media outlets announcing intent to file friend-of-the-court briefs to support CNN and its White House correspondent. "Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter's press credential,” Fox News President Jay Wallace said in a statement. Not long afterwards… Read