Tag Archives: Roger Ailes

John Lithgow To Play Roger Ailes In Sex Scandal Film

Has John Lithgow ever played somebody so totally evil? John Lithgow will play Roger Ailes, the Fox News chief who masterfully exploited the country’s political divisions to rise to the top of the cable news heap, in Annapurna’s upcoming drama about the sexual harassment scandal that ended his career. The Tony and Emmy winner joins a cast of heavyweights that ...

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Nicole Kidman To Play Former Fox Anchor Gretchen Carlson In Movie About Roger Ailes Sex Abuse Scandal

Variety reports: Nicole Kidman is in talks to play former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson in Annapurna’s upcoming drama about disgraced former Fox News chief Roger Ailes and the women who brought him down. Kidman will join Charlize Theron, who will portray former network host Megyn Kelly. Jay Roach is directing, with “The Big Short” scribe Charles Randolph penning the ...

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White House Formally Announces Hiring Of Former Fox News Exec Alleged To Have Shielded Sexual Harassers

CNBC reports: Bill Shine, who was the co-president of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, has officially joined the Trump administration, the White House said Thursday. Shine will join the White House staff as President Donald Trump’s assistant and deputy chief of staff for communications, the White House said. Shine “brings over two decades of television programming, communications, and ...

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Russell Crowe To Play Roger Ailes in Showtime Series

Deadline Hollywood reports: Showtime has given an eight-episode order to a limited series about Roger Ailes, with Oscar winner Russell Crowe set to star as the controversial Fox News founder in his US television debut. The as-yet untitled series, a Blumhouse Television and Showtime co-production, is based on Gabriel Sherman’s bestselling book The Loudest Voice in the Room and his ...

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REVEALED: Disgraced Former Fox Host Bill O’Reilly Paid $32M Sexual Harassment Claim, Sent Woman Gay Porn

The New York Times reports: Last January, six months after Fox News ousted its chairman amid a sexual harassment scandal, the network’s top-rated host at the time, Bill O’Reilly, struck a $32 million agreement with a longtime network analyst to settle new sexual harassment allegations, according to two people briefed on the matter — an extraordinarily large amount for such ...

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Fox News Drops “Fair & Balanced” Slogan

New York Magazine reports: As Fox News moves further into the post–Roger Ailes era, the network is shedding one of its most iconic elements. According to network executives, Fox News has abandoned the marketing slogan “Fair & Balanced.” The decision was made last August after Ailes’s ouster by Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy, because the phrase had “been mocked,” one ...

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Son Of Roger Ailes Vows Revenge On His Late Father’s Sexual Harassment Accusers: “Hell Is Coming With Me”

From Laura Ingraham’s Lifezette blog: Friends and family of former Fox News chairman and founding CEO Roger Ailes gathered together and mourned his death Saturday during an intimate service at the St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Palm Beach, Florida. Family and friends alike remembered Ailes as fiercely committed to his principles and always willing to lend a hand to ...

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Bill O’Reilly: Fox Founder Roger Ailes Died Of “Hatred”

The Daily Dot reports: Fox News founder Roger Ailes officially died of complications from “a subdural hematoma” after falling and hitting his head in his home. But according to Bill O’Reilly that is incorrect. His former boss died because of “hatred.” “We are living in a rough age, with technological advances changing behavior and perspective,” O’Reilly said in his obituary ...

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George H.W. Bush Pays Tribute To Roger Ailes: “Not Sure I’d Have Been President Without His Loyal Help”

The Washington Examiner reports: Former President George H.W. Bush on Thursday paid tribute to Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News, who acted as a political consultant to Bush and other Republican presidents. “He wasn’t perfect, but Roger Ailes was my friend and I loved him,” Bush wrote Thursday on Twitter. “Not sure I would have been President without his ...

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Fox News Founder Roger Ailes Dies At Age 77

Matt Drudge is reporting that Fox News founder and former chairman has died at the age of 77. Ailes resigned from the network last year after multiple women came forward with claims of sexual harassment. Ailes’s wife has issued a statement: I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning. Roger was a ...

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Fox News Sex Lawsuit Tab Soars To $45 Million

The Hill reports: Twenty-First Century Fox has incurred $45 million in costs from litigation related to alleged sexual harassment, according to a new report. The company disclosed the numbers Monday in a regulatory filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, The New York Times reported. The SEC filing said $10 million of the total is “related to settlements of pending ...

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Fox News Fires Co-President Bill Shine After Accusations That He Covered Up Incidents Of Sexual Harassment

From the Hollywood Reporter: Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out at Fox News. The move comes as Shine was due back on Monday after two days out of the office for a pre-planned long weekend. Shine has been accused of covering up incidents of sexual harassment of Roger Ailes, his former boss, who was ousted from the network last ...

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Fox News Contributor Sues Company, Claims She Was Denied Promotion For Refusing To Screw Roger Ailes

Business Insider reports: Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky on Monday filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News, the network’s current co-president, and its ex-Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. The explosive complaint, filed in New York State Supreme Court, alleged Ailes made a regular hosting spot on “The Five” contingent on Roginsky having a sexual relationship with Ailes, which the ...

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VOICE OF TRUMPERICA: Roger Ailes Reportedly Up For State Department Post Running The Voice Of America

According to reports on Twitter, disgraced former Fox News president Roger Ailes is under consideration to become Trump’s Under Secretary of Diplomacy and Public Affairs, a State Department post that would place him in charge of the Voice Of America. Additionally, Trump is reportedly planning to revamp the Voice Of America in the style of Russia’s state-run propaganda outlet, RT ...

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Fox News Latino To Close Down Tomorrow

Roger Ailes is out and now so is the spinoff he created. The Hill reports: Fox News Latino’s (FNL) six-year run will officially end at midnight Friday. FNL national correspondent Bryan Llenas tweeted the news on his personal account on Thursday. “When we launched in October of 2010, we were faced with a daunting task: Report on Latino stories in ...

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REPORT: Megyn Kelly Reveals Sexual Assault Attempt By Former Fox Chairman Roger Ailes In New Book

Radar Online reports: Fox News star Megyn Kelly has unveiled explosive new charges against the network’s founder, Roger Ailes, claiming the disgraced 76-year-old executive tried to sexually assault her in his New York office and hinted she would be fired when she “pushed him away.” RadarOnline.com can reveal that the 45-year-old anchor’s bombshell account was added at the last minute ...

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TIME: Beware The Toxic Sequel To Trump’s Campaign

Joe Klein writes for TIME Magazine: Donald Trump will probably lose this election, which is good news. Here’s the bad news: that loss may be just the beginning of Trump’s toxic presence in American political life. Nightmare scenarios are floating through Republican circles. The best cases posit a bitter and continuing Republican civil war between the Trump and “Establishment” factions ...

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Former Host Andrea Tantaros: Fox Has A Culture Of Misogyny And They’ll Destroy You If You Complain

ABC News reports: Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros hopes to bring “accountability” to the network that is at the center of allegations of sexual misconduct, she said today on ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” “Fox News has plenty of money, they’ve bought off a lot of women. What they don’t have is accountability,” Tantaros alleged this morning in the ...

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BOOM: Greta Van Susteren Doesn’t Go Quietly, Rips Into Fox News & Roger Ailes, Slams “Suspicious Checks”

Talking Points Memo reports: Newly retired Fox News host Greta van Susteren came out swinging against her former employer on Friday for declining to adequately supervise ousted chairman Roger Ailes, who left the network in July amid swirling sexual harassment allegations. “I regret that Roger Ailes was not supervised by those in a public corporation who had the duty to ...

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Megyn Kelly May Be Leaving Fox News Too

Earlier today longtime Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren abruptly quit the network less than an hour after news broke that former anchor Gretchen Carlson will be paid $20M to settle her sexual harassment suit. And now this: Would Ailes’ ouster or the settlement have been possible without what has been reported as Kelly’s quiet support of Carlson? We may ...

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