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Adam Rippon Wins Dancing With The Stars [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Adam Rippon continues to electrify and inspire — even without an Olympic Games or ice rink as his platform. After dazzling fans at the PyeongChang Winter Games earlier this year, the figure skater followed with a sensational performance on the dance floor in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” all-athletes edition over the past four weeks that …

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Obamas Sign Multiyear Netflix Production Deal

NBC News reports: Barack and Michelle Obama are ready to chill with Netflix. The former president and first lady have signed a multiyear deal to produce television shows and films for Netflix, the streaming service announced on Monday — “potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.” The couple will provide content through a new company called Higher …

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TRAILER: Netflix’s Sense8 Series Finale

Engadget reports: Netflix has posted the trailer for Sense8‘s long-in-the-making series finale, and it’s clear the mysterious sci-fi show isn’t going to go gently into that good night when it wraps up on June 8th. The promo emphasizes the bond between the Sensates (“we are more human than any other human will be,”) and makes clear that the stakes are …

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TRAILER: Murphy Brown (The Reboot)

Slate reports: It’s been more than a quarter of a century since vice president Dan Quayle criticized fictional journalist Murphy Brown for her decision to become a single mother, a sound bite that the show seized on and even mocked. Now, CBS is bringing back Murphy Brown, the long-running sitcom, and Murphy Brown, the character, with Candice Bergen reprising her …

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Kennedy Center Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Awards

Deadline Hollywood reports: The Kennedy Center’s Board of Trustees has voted to rescind two high-profile awards given to Bill Cosby following his conviction last month on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1998 for lifetime achievement in the performing arts. In 2009, he was the 12th recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for …

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Bill Cosby Confined To Mansion With GPS Monitor

The Associated Press reports: Two days after his conviction, Bill Cosby has already started life as an inmate — though his surroundings are far nicer than they likely will be in a few months. A judge says Cosby will be confined to the same suburban Philadelphia mansion where jurors concluded he drugged and molested a Temple University women’s basketball administrator, …

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BREAKING: Bill Cosby Convicted Of Sexual Assault

Buzzfeed News reports: Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and raping Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania home in 2004, marking a new fall from grace for a comedian who built his reputation as America’s Dad. The jury for Cosby’s first rape trial was unable to reach a verdict last year, however, this time, the jury of seven men and …

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Netflix To Release 2-Hour Sense8 Finale On June 8th

CNET reports: Netflix will release its two-hour series finale of Sense8 on June 8, the company said Tuesday. “Personal lives are pushed aside as the cluster, their sidekicks, and some unexpected allies band together for a rescue mission and BPO take-down in order to protect the future of all Sensates,” according to Netflix’s description. The sci-fi series from J. Michael …

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Trump’s Most Reliable Mouthpiece Is Christian TV

Politico today published a fascinating (and frightening) deep dive into the growing influence of rabidly pro-Trump Christian television networks. An excerpt: In the past two years, largely out of view of the coastal media and the Washington establishment, a transformation has taken place. As Christian networks have become more comfortable with politics, the Trump administration has turned them into a …

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Adam Rippon Cast For Dancing With The Stars [VIDEO]

Billboard Magazine reports: Adam Rippon may be a professional figure skater, but he has shown over the last few months that he has a knack for marketing himself. The openly gay Olympian has been seen on almost every cable talk show imaginable, made a name for himself online, and seen multiple interviewers and fans asking him what he wants to …

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Rachel Maddow Beats Sean Hannity In March Ratings

Forbes reports: In March, The Rachel Maddow Show finished as the highest-rated show in cable news, with an average total audience of 3.058 million viewers–the show’s best-ever performance in the 9 p.m. ET hour. FNC’s Hannity was second, with 3.000 million viewers. Maddow also won among viewers 25-54, the demographic most valued by advertisers, finishing March with an average audience …

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Sinclair Hosts Forced To Parrot “Fake News” Script

The Concourse reports: Earlier this month, CNN’s Brian Stelter broke the news that Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner or operator of nearly 200 television stations in the U.S., would be forcing its news anchors to record a promo about “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country.” The script, which parrots Donald Trump’s oft-declarations of developments negative …

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Roseanne Barr: Trump Has Freed Hundreds Of Children Each Month From Pimps And Sex Trafficking Rings

Mediaite reports: On the day that Roseanne Barr found out that ABC had greenlit the revival of her iconic sitcom for a second season following its blockbuster debut, she decided to publicly dip her toe back into the conspiratorial waters that have already haunted her show’s revival. We already know about her penchant for calling folks “Nazi” on Twitter — …

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Trump Calls Roseanne Barr With Congratulations

The New York Times reports: President Trump made a personal phone call on Wednesday to a political supporter with a huge megaphone — Roseanne Barr. Mr. Trump called Ms. Barr to congratulate her on the revival of her comedy, “Roseanne,” and to thank her for her support. The call was confirmed by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary. …

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Rosanne Reboot Scores Record Ratings

From the Hollywood Reporter: Roseanne returned Tuesday. The ABC sitcom, away from the air for two decades, kicked off its revived run with especially promising returns — dominating every other Big Four telecast of the night. The first two episodes of Roseanne, a full hour at the top of the ABC lineup, won the night by both adults 18-49 and …

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MSNBC Lists Steve Kornacki’s Caffeine Intake In Ad Praising His Pennsylvania Election Show [VIDEO]

Earlier this week we noted that MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki had stolen the show with his coverage of the Pennsylvania House race. Today MSNBC has posted a tribute to Kornacki which breaks down his coffee, espresso, and macchiato consumption as the show rolled into the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Judging by the network’s well-wishes, it appears that Kornacki has since …

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CNN To Move Cuomo Opposite Hannity And Maddow

The New York Times reports: CNN is turning to one of its morning anchors to shore up prime time. Chris Cuomo, the outspoken co-host of “New Day” who has gained prominence — and received some right-wing blowback — for his coverage of the Trump administration, is set to take over the network’s 9 p.m. slot on weeknights starting in the …

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MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki Steals Election Show

The Morning Call reports: The race between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District captivated Twitter overnight, but it was MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki who ultimately stole the show. Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, the hashtag #PA18 began trending as polls closed. Politicos immediately obsessed over The New York Times needle (it was ultimately shut down) and …

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Obama In Talks To Produce Shows For Netflix

The New York Times reports: Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions. Under terms of a proposed deal, which is not yet final, Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and …

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TRAILER: Netflix’s Lost In Space

Quartz reports: Netflix has released the trailer for its reboot of Lost in Space, based on the 1960s TV series of the same name about a family of space colonists who veer off course and crash-land on an alien planet. The series has been reimagined twice before: once as a TV pilot in 2003 that never saw the air, and …

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