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Brendan Gleeson Cast As Trump In Coming CBS Series

TV Line reports: Move over, Alec Baldwin. There’s a new Donald Trump in town. Harry Potter vet Brendan Gleeson has been cast as President Trump in CBS Studios’ four-hour limited series based on former FBI Director James Comey’s bestselling book, A Higher Loyalty. Jeff Daniels will star as Comey in the as-yet-untitled project, which is being written and directed by …

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CBS And Viacom Strike Deal To Reunite [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: CBS and Viacom have agreed to a price for their long-awaited merger and plan to formalize the deal with an announcement after the close of trading today, sources tell Deadline. The “exchange ratio” — how many shares of each company will be traded in the all-stock translation — had been a major consideration in negotiations over recent days. …

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CBS Issues Trailer For Star Trek: Picard Series [VIDEO]

Ars Technica reports: All eyes were on San Diego Comic Con’s Star Trek panel this year, as anticipation continues to build for Star Trek: Picard, the first Trek entry to feature Sir Patrick Stewart since the 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis. And on Saturday, the series’ handlers at CBS didn’t disappoint. A whopping two-minute trailer went well past “teaser” status …

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CBS Goes Dark For Millions In AT&T Contract Dispute

Deadline Hollywood reports: CBS stations in more than a dozen markets, including New York and Los Angeles, have gone dark on AT&T’s DirecTV satellite systems, DirecTV Now internet-delivered bundles and U-verse cable systems. The dispute went public earlier this week, with the usual exchange of harshly worded statements. The carriage contract between the CBS stations and AT&T-owned satellite giant DirecTV, …

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CBS Chairman Steps Down Amid Sex Scandal

Fortune Magazine reports: Six more women are accusing CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves of sexual assault and harassment, according to a New Yorker investigation published Sunday—a month after a previous report by the publication outlined accusations of harassment, intimidation, and abuse by another group of six women. Dozens of other complaints detailed widespread sexual misconduct at the company. According …

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Patrick Stewart To Return To TV As Jean-Luc Picard

Rolling Stone reports: Star Trek producers revealed Saturday that Patrick Stewart will reprise the role of Star Trek: The Next Generation captain Jean-Luc Picard on the franchise’s new series. The actor is also set to serve as executive producer on the series, which will air – like Star Trek Discovery – on CBS’ video-on-demand service All Access beginning in the …

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60 Minutes To Air Stormy Interview Next Sunday

The Washington Post reports: For a week, the world has waited: When would “60 Minutes” air its interview with porn star Stormy Daniels alleging an affair with President Trump? CBS has been silent. Now there is a planned date, March 25, according to two people familiar with the timing. Daniels’s attorney, Michael Avenatti, heightened the suspense. After Daniels sat for …

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Christian Homeschooler Tells Christian TV That Teen Vogue Broke The Law With Anal Sex Article [VIDEO]

Hemant Mehta reports at the Friendly Atheist: In an interview she just wrapped up with the Christian Broadcasting Network, “Activist Mommy” Elizabeth Johnston continued to rail against Teen Vogue for daring to publish an article explaining what anal sex is, how to have it safely (if that’s something you want to do), and that it’s okay to say no. Johnston …

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Hillary +4 In Final CBS National Poll

CBS News reports: With just one day left in the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton holds a four-point lead over Donald Trump nationally, 45 percent – 41 percent — similar to last week. Few voters say their minds could change. Trump leads among white men, whites without a college degree, and seniors. Clinton leads among women, African-Americans and younger voters, …

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FLORIDA: Hillary +5 In New CBS Poll

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump in the battleground states of Florida and New Hampshire, according to a poll released Sunday morning. Clinton increased her lead to 5 points, 45 to 40 percent, in Florida in the new CBS News Battleground Tracker poll. In June, she led Trump by 3 points in the …

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Hillary Bounces To +7 In New CBS Poll

Via Politico: Last week’s Democratic National Convention has vaulted Hillary Clinton back into the lead in the presidential race, according to a new poll released Monday. The former secretary of state leads her Republican opponent Donald Trump by seven percentage points, 46 percent to 39 percent, in a fresh CBS News national poll. Clinton’s seven-point lead comes just one week …

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Veteran Journalist Morley Safer Dies At Age 84

CBS News reports: Legendary “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84. His death comes just days after he formally retired after 46 seasons with the program. Safer is among the household names – along with the late Mike Wallace, Harry Reasoner, Ed Bradley, Bob Simon, and Andy Rooney, as well as Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl and several …

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TEASER: Star Trek [VIDEO]

Not much to see here, but the Trekkies are surely fired up. Via Wired: While CBS’ upfronts presentation today was largely confined to its new shows coming next season, the network took the opportunity to unveil the very first teaser for its new Star Trek series. Set to debut in 2017—the pilot will premiere on CBS, with the show at …

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GEORGIA: Time Warner, Netflix, CBS, NBC, AMC, Discovery, And Spielberg Join Pro-LGBT Coalition

An avalanche of major Hollywood production companies and networks are backing ABC/Disney in pressuring Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to veto his state’s pending anti-LGBT bill. Deadline reports: In what is virtually now a unanimous and united stance against Georgia’s move to allow discrimination against the LGBT community, CBS, NBCUniversal, Discovery and Open Road Films have joined the effort to get …

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Stars Say Goodbye To Letterman

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Wingnuts Furious With CBS For Correctly Calling FRC An Anti-Gay Hate Group

Teabagistan has been in an uproar all week after CBS’ Face The Nation host Bob Shieffer correctly called the Family Research Council an anti-gay hate group in the opening to his interview with Tony Perkins last Sunday. Yesterday Todd Starnes posted the below rant, bringing in foaming hater Brent Bozell to denounce CBS. Bozell, you may recall, is most known …

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Laverne Cox Cast For CBS Pilot

Via Entertainment Weekly: In what could be another milestone role in broadcast TV diversity, CBS has cast transgender actress Laverne Cox in its legal procedural pilot Doubt. The Orange is the New Black actress will play a transgender Ivy League-educated attorney, described as “competitive as she is compassionate. She’s fierce, funny and the fact that she’s experienced injustice first hand …

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One Million Moms Vs 2 Broke Girls

Just in via email: Dear Joe, Unfortunately, CBS continues to air the program “2 Broke Girls” on Monday evenings and this season it airs earlier than ever at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and 7:00 CT. The 14-DLS rated show is full of sexual innuendos. The show’s primary dialogue consists of sexual references and it airs during primetime. The unacceptable content in …

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Corporations To SCOTUS: Uneven Marriage Laws Are Burdening Our Business

Thirty major corporations have filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to hear AFER’s challenge of Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. On the list: Amazon, CBS, Deutsche Bank, eBay, Intel, General Electric, Levi Strauss, Nike, Oracle, Pfizer, Staples, Target, and Viacom. In general, the brief argues that the nation’s uneven patchwork of marriage laws places an undue burden on corporations. …

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Two & A Half Men Stars Kutcher & Cryer To Gay-Marry In Upcoming Episode

ABC News reports: Two people will tie the knot during the 12th and final season of CBS’ “Two and a Half Men,” and you may be surprised who they are and why they’re getting married. CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler confirmed to ABC News that Ashton Kutcher’s character Walden will pop the question to Jon Cryer’s Alan. Tassler confirmed that …

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