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After posing with a fake decapitated head of President Donald Trump this week, Kathy Griffin has earned the wrath of the First Family and others, lost her annual New Year’s Eve CNN gig and endorsements, and seen venues pull out of her comedy tour. But she's received the gratitude of Bill O'Reilly's crew, kind of. “So why would anyone want to thank this odious woman, who has a history of making crude and tasteless remarks?” asked a “Thank You Kathy Griffin” column today… »
Nat Geo cited creative concerns about the project, but the decision was undoubtedly influenced by the sexual harassment controversy that has surrounded O’Reilly in recent months, costing him his job at Fox News after 21 years. »
- Variety Staff
Less than two months after Fox News severed ties with Bill O'Reilly amid multiple sexual harassment claims, corporate cousin National Geographic Channel has dropped plans for the latest movie in his successful Killing franchise, opting not to move forward with Killing Patton.
The latest film adaptation from O’Reilly’s best-selling Killing book series was first announced in 2015. The TV movie, about the iconic World War II general, had been slated for 2019.
"It was in development for a couple of years, and it was a difficult project to crack creatively," the network said Thursday in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "Like »
- Marisa Guthrie,Lacey Rose
The "125 Days" short opens with scandal surrounding the administration, as Trump's closest advisors – Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner and Kellyanne Conway – all hang from the White House ceiling as Vice President Mike Pence erases the "Vice" from his desk's name plate.
Inside the presidential bedroom, Trump asks the ousted Comey to turn over all evidence that the FBI has against him, »
Of all the biopics in all the towns in all the world, Jessica Chastain walks into “Seducing Ingrid Bergman.” The two-time Academy Award nominee is set to co-produce and star in the upcoming film written by Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco”), playing the iconic actress best known for the likes of “Casablanca,” “Gaslight” and “Notorious,” among many more. Yrf Entertainment will produce alongside Chastain’s own Freckle Films.
Read More: Jessica Chastain Sends a Powerful Message to Women in the Wake of Bill O’Reilly’s Sexual Harassment Scandal
“We are thrilled to be working with Yrf and Arash Amel on ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman,’” said Chastain and Kelly Carmichael of Freckle Films in a statement. “This is a captivating story about a deeply moving romance between two remarkable people.”
- Michael Nordine
In a guest column for USA Today, the former Fox News personality expanded upon his thoughts and reflections on Ailes' death made on his No Spin podcast earlier on Thursday.
O'Reilly said that Ailes' bluntness and ability to speak truth to power during his stints as an advisor to Ronald Reagan and George Bush the elder, as well as helping conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh become a star, had led to him making enemies. "And it was that bluntness that »
- Abid Rahman
Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly paid tribute to his ex-boss on Thursday's episode of his No Spin podcast, calling him a "tough guy" who did very kind things in private, and who died with a broken heart because he was forced out of the network under a cloud of controversy.
There were accusations "he treated some women poorly and he had to leave the company. Ultimately, he walked away and he was never the same," O'Reilly said.
He added, "There are very few human beings on this planet who are visionaries. He died in a way that was heartbreaking. His »
- Paul Bond ,Jennifer Konerman
2:20 Pm Pt -- The coroner just release Ailes' cause of death, saying he died of complications from bleeding on the brain.Roger Ailes -- architect of Fox News -- has died, and TMZ learned his passing came days after a serious fall. Sources tell TMZ Ailes fell at his Florida home 8 days ago and hit his head. We're told Ailes fell unconscious and his condition went downhill. Our sources say he was put into »
- TMZ Staff
“The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” marks the first English-language film from French-Canadian director Xavier Dolan, the 28-year-old filmmaker behind such films as “Mommy, “Laurence Anyways” and “Tom at the Farm.” The film is set for release in 2018, and now we have photos from the set, released exclusively by Collider.
10 years after the death of television star John F. Donovan (Kit Harington), a young actor opens up about the written correspondence they once shared. Susan Sarandon plays John’s mother, Grace Donovan. “When editing, [during a shooting break] it became clear that the heart of this film would be the mother-son relationships,” Dolan told Collider. “And you, know that realization didn’t bother me. I could spend the rest of my life talking about mothers and sons and still be »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Shepard Smith has "nothing to hide."
During a speech at his alma matter, University of Mississippi's Meek School of Journalism, last month, the Fox News anchor opened up for the first time publicly about his sexuality, revealing that he is gay.
“I’ve never really stood in front of a crowd and talked to them about ‘the gay,'” Smith shared. “But I’ve got nothing to hide.”
The Shepard Smith Reporting host was was raised in the small town of Holly Springs, Mississippi, where he attended a local Methodist church and studied at Ole Miss, and wasn't focused on his sexuality. Smith married Virginia Donald in 1987, but divorced in 1993. The couple had no children. He moved to New York to work for Fox News in 1996.
"I just cut it all off," he said of any interest in dating, admitting that he »
Sean "Diddy" Comb's former personal chef is making some shocking allegations about working for the hip-hop mogul.
Cindy Rueda's lawyer, Cristal Cabrera, filed a lawsuit on Monday at the Los Angeles Superior Court against Diddy, citing claims of wrongful termination, sexual harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation. Rueda alleges in the docs obtained by Et that the 47-year-old star and his house guests made "unwanted sexual advances” while she was working for him, and engaged in other “unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature."
“Plaintiff [Rueda] was regularly summoned by Mr. Combs to prepare and serve entrees and appetizers to him and his guests while Mr. Combs and/or his guests were engaged in or immediately following sexual activity,” the documents allege, also claiming that Diddy would ask Rueda if "she was attracted to or liked his naked body."
The lawsuit »
The increased openness about his personal life comes during a period of unprecedented upheaval at the news network, following the forced departures of Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly and the subsequent resignation of co-president Bill Shine amid a flurry of sexual harassment allegations.
On the topic of his sexuality, the 53-year-old Smith recently told students at University of Mississippi, his alma mater, "I don’t think about it. It’s not a thing. I go to work. I manage a »
- Seth Abramovitch
Bill O'Reilly has convinced a New York Supreme Court judge to seal a vast amount of court records in his $10 million lawsuit against Michael Klar, an attorney who represented the former Fox News star's ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy.
The television personality, who lost his Fox News job upon attention to $13 million in sexual harassment settlements, is claiming in his suit that Klar aided and abetted McPhilmy in fraudulently inducing O'Reilly to enter into a separation agreement leading to the dissolution of his marriage and then submitting a divorce judgment for execution which incorporated non-consensual terms.
After O'Reilly publicly filed his complaint in December, Klar »
- Eriq Gardner
On Sunday as part of the sixth annual fest’s conversation series, the comedian, a Montclair resident, quizzed “The Night Of” star John Turturro about his prolific career on stage, in film, and television.
The actor-director spoke about his upbringing in Queens and how his Italian parents, with no ties to the entertainment industry, helped spawn his career trajectory after he realized that he was never going to be a professional basketball player. “I realized that it came naturally to hold friends’ attention and tell these exaggerated stories because that’s what everyone did in my family,” the thesp said.
- Addie Morfoot
Stephen Colbert congratulated America for surviving Donald Trump's first 100 days as president on Friday's Late Show. "After this, we can not bring him back to the store without a receipt," the host said.
"Maybe the president hasn't gotten a lot done in his first 100 days, but you know who has? America," Colbert continued. "Congratulations, you did it. First of all, we survived a Trump presidency for 100 days. I don't know about you, but I did not have that in the office pool."
Colbert then reviewed all the great things »
Hannity on Thursday responded to New York Magazine editor Gabriel Sherman, who reported that Shine had recently met with network executives to release a statement to support him in the wake of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's ouster and the current scandals surrounding the news network, but that they had refused to do so. Fox News later denied the report.
"I pray this is Not true because if it is, that's the total end of the Fnc as we know it. Done," Hannity wrote in a tweet.
- Patrick Shanley
A night of big shifts in cable's typical lineup brought a win Monday for Fox News Channel, which topped primetime among both adults 25-54 and total viewers. Most importantly, Tucker Carlson shifted into ousted Bill O'Reilly's 8 o'clock hour as the night's dominant telecast.
The first official night without The O'Reilly Factor saw the 8 p.m. telecast of Tucker Carlson Tonight average 3.2 million viewers and 636,000 adults 25-54, per early returns from Nielsen Media. Though it will be some time before there's a sense of how Carlson's numbers compare to O'Reilly's, he at least successfully kept the hour as »
- Michael O'Connell
Late-night hosts took apart Donald Trump’s first 100 days in the White House, questioning what the president had actually achieved.
Related: Late-night hosts on Bill O'Reilly's career: 'exploded in a hail of blood and bone'
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- Guardian staff
Fox News is still fresh off the sudden exit of longtime anchor Bill O'Reilly following allegations of sexual harassment, but Law & Order: Svu is ready to reopen another recent wound at the cable news network.
Wednesday's episode centers on a news anchor (Bonnie Somerville) who accuses her boss, a news network head named Howard Coyle (Christopher McDonald), of rape. While it doesn't take long for viewers to figure out that the hour is inspired by the accusations that surrounded former Fox News network chief Roger Ailes last summer, the similarities between the storyline and the actual events leading »
- Kate Stanhope
Bill O'Reilly is back on the airwaves, just not his usual ones. The former Fox News host released a free edition of his new podcast, No Spin News, on his self-titled website Monday and took to the show with a brief message to his followers. "I am sad that I'm not on television anymore," he began. As is common knowledge by now, the network announced last Wednesday that the 67-year-old political commentator would not return to his post on The O'Reilly Factor after a New York Times report publicized sexual harassment allegations against the anchor. "After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed »
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