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Trump Denies He Made ‘Sarcastic’ Call to Fallen Soldier’s Widow: ‘Totally Fabricated’

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President Donald Trump sharply denounced as “totally fabricated” a Florida congresswoman’s claim that he “sarcastically” told the widow of a U.S. soldier killed this month in Niger that he “must’ve known what he signed up for.” “Sad!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning of U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), who said Tuesday that she overheard the president’s call to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson on speakerphone. “And I have proof,” Trump added, without further detail. Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad! »


- Thom Geier

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Nielsen to Measure Svod Ratings: NBCU, A&E, Disney, Lionsgate, Warner Bros Are Already on Board

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TV ratings giant Nielsen is rolling out a subscription video on-demand (Svod) measurement tool. The company already has eight TV networks and production studios signed up for the product, including A&E, NBC Universal, Disney-abc, Lionsgate, and Warner Bros. Yes, that means their shows can now be measured on Netflix, and that data shared with the public. Also, participating clients will have access to each others’ streaming ratings, which will aid in negotiations with media buyers. Also Read: Ratings: 'Valor' Drops and Gives CW 7th Place in Week 2 Nielsen began measuring streaming content in 2014 via an opt-in service. This new tool utilizes audio. »


- Tony Maglio

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‘The Mane Event': How Bet Ruined the Royal Wedding, According to Twitter

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The much anticipated royal wedding day of the year has finally arrived only to be ruined by Bet — by royal wedding, we mean Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir’s nuptials of course. The wedding, titled “Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir: The Mane Event,” was going to be broadcast on Bet for the world to see and experience so we could pretend we were right there celebrating with the Wopsters. Well, the ceremony sure was broadcast, but many people on Twitter were upset that they weren’t getting the experience they had anticipated. Apparently, it all started to go wrong when the hosts. »


- Rasha Ali

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‘This Is Us’ Surprise Twist Is ‘Huge Mic-Drop Moment’

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(Spoiler alert: Please don’t read if you haven’t watched Tuesday’s episode of “This Is Us“) Just when “This Is Us” fans think they have a hunch about what’s coming ahead, they’re hit with a wallop. Tuesday’s installment of the hit NBC drama series divulged that Kate (Chrissy Metz) is six months pregnant, with the reveal following boyfriend Toby (Chris Sullivan) showing concern over her obsession with eating right and exercising. Also Read: 'This Is Us' Star Chris Sullivan Calls Toby's Moves 'a Load of Bulls-' (Exclusive Video) Needless to say, the huge »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Boston Celtics Forward Gordon Hayward’s Horrific Ankle Injury Sparks Sympathy From Sports World

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Just over five minutes into his debut with the Boston Celtics, Gordon Hayward suffered a devastating ankle injury live on national TV Tuesday night. The 27-year-old small forward collided with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James while going up for an alley-oop pass, and landed awkwardly on his left leg. As Celtics and Cavaliers players alike rushed to his aid, it was clear to viewers watching the opening game of the 2017 NBA season on TNT that this was a serious, agonizing injury. Also Read: LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers Players Lock Arms During National Anthem It was later announced by Celtics coach Brad. »


- Debbie Emery

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Gretchen Carlson Says She Showed Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape to Her Children (Video)

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While on tour promoting her new book, “Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back,” former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson opened up about sexual harassment and revealed that she had even shown Donald Trump’s infamous “Access Hollywood” tape to her two children — who are 12 and 14. “When the Access Hollywood tape came out with now-President Trump, I played it for my children,” she told interviewer Nancy Armstrong, during a live discussion presented by Build Series, and by Armstrong’s documentary series, “Makers“. “I wanted them to see how not to treat human beings. I wanted then to. »


- Jon Levine

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David Cross Responds to Accusations of Racism: ‘I Don’t Remember This at All’

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David Cross has responded to actress Charlyne Yi’s accusation that he made racist comments to her a decade ago, saying that he has no recollection of the interaction described. “I don’t remember this at all!” the “Arrested Development” actor said in a tweet Tuesday. His confused reaction comes after the “Stephen Universe” star wrote in a tweet on Sunday: “I think about the first time I met David Cross 10 years ago & he made fun of my pants (that were tattered because I was poor). Dumbfounded I stared at him speechless and he said to me ‘what’s a matter? »


- Reid Nakamura

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‘NCIS’ Fans React to Maria Bello’s Debut as Pauley Perrette Nears Exit

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One star entered as another eyes the exit on tonight’s “NCIS,” and some fans weren’t sure whether to celebrate or commiserate. Tuesday’s installment of the venerable CBS procedural featured the introduction of Special Agent Jacqueline “Jack” Sloane (Maria Bello) joining Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) team. The new character’s arrival follows the departure of Special Agent Alex Quinn (Jennifer Esposito), who left after Season 14. Also Read: Can 'NCIS' Survive Without Pauley Perrette? Weighing heavily on fans’ minds during this week’s episode was the imminent exit for Forensic Specialist Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette). The »


- Ryan Gajewski

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La City Attorney Asks for Harvey Weinstein Victims to Come Forward, Says He ‘Will Prosecute’

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Los Angeles’ city attorney Mike Feuer is calling on victims of sexual abuse and harassment to come forward in the wake of allegations against such Hollywood figures as Harvey Weinstein, the Los Angeles Times reports. Feuer said in a statement on Tuesday that the Lapd takes these allegations “very seriously, and where the facts support conviction, we will prosecute.” He pointed out that “this is not just a Hollywood thing” and that harassment and abuse are problems in “virtually every industry. Also Read: Here's Every Harvey Weinstein Accusation of Sexual Harassment and Assault His remarks come on a day in which Weinstein resigned. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers Players Lock Arms During National Anthem

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Prior to the start of their season opening game against the Boston Celtics, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers locked arms in protest during the singing of the national anthem. Prior to the start of the season, NBA commissioner Adam Silver reminded teams that league rules require players to stand during the national anthem, leading to this demonstration in lieu of kneeling as many NFL players have done in recent weeks. The Cavaliers have also locked arms during the national anthem during preseason games played in the past two weeks. The protests come after Donald Trump criticized athletes who kneel during. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Chicago Bulls Fistfight Between Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic Sends One Player to Hospital

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There was a real-life bull fight to kick off the NBA season in Chicago on Tuesday. Bulls teammates Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic (above) came to blows during practice, with Portis throwing a punch to Mirotic’s face and sending the starting forward to the hospital, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The pair had been trash-talking before the gloves came off, but things got serious when Portis lunged at Mirotic and punched him the face. Mirotic fell to the floor and laid there for several minutes before getting up, league sources told Espn. Also Read: San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich »


- Debbie Emery

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Rose McGowan Apologizes for ‘N-Word’ Analogy Tweet, Calls it a ‘Stupidity Lapse’

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Rose McGowan has been one of the loudest voices speaking out against sexual harassment and assault in recent weeks, but she recently took some criticism for a tweet comparing jokes about assault to a racial slur. The actress’s tweet came after James Corden’s jokes about Harvey Weinstein at the amfAR Gala over the weekend — jokes the “Late Late Show host would later apologize for as well. “This Is Rich Famous Hollywood White Male Privilege In Action,” she wrote in the now-deleted post. “Replace The Word ‘Women’ w/ the ‘N’ word. How does it feel?” Also Read: #WomenBoycottTwitter Is Trending Despite the Boycott Hey. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Blac Chyna Sues ‘Powerful, Vindictive’ Kardashian Family: They’re ‘Predators’

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Rob Kardashian’s ex-girlfriend has filed a lawsuit against her former beau and his famous family, claiming that they “became media predators” against her after her breakup with Kardashian, and that the family worked to prevent a second season of the couple’s E! series “Rob & Chyna.” Chyna, real name Angela White, also alleges that Rob Kardashian, the father of her child Dream, was physically abusive to her. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, names Rob Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner and lists a host of counts, including assault, »


- Tim Kenneally

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Kevin Smith Says He Will Donate His Future Weinstein Residuals to Women in Film

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Kevin Smith says he intends to donate all future residuals from his Miramax and The Weinstein Company-produced films to the organization Women in Film, following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct made against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. “My entire career is tied up with the man,” Smith said in the latest episode of his podcast, Hollywood Babble-On. “”It’s been a weird f–ing week. I just wanted to make some f–ing movies, that’s it. That’s why I came, that’s why I made Clerks. And no f–ing movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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How do ‘Riverdale’ Characters Compare to Their Comic Book Versions? (Photos)

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We’re breaking down how close to the original comic book characters are to Archie and the gang of The CW’s “Riverdale.” Archie Andrews “America’s typical teenager” is just as much a heartthrob in the comics as he is on The CW’s “Riverdale.” He’s constantly keeping Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge in a love triangle, but he does mean well. His loyalty and willingness to help his friends portrayed in the comics is definitely stressed in the show, especially when he’s guilty for things he has no control over, like stopping his dad’s attacker. »


- Ashley Boucher

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I’m Breaking Up With ‘Star Wars’ (Commentary)

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I woke up Tuesday morning to a bunch of emails about the “Han Solo” movie getting a title. I didn’t click through to any of them. I just hit the snooze button and rolled over and went back to sleep. Eventually I found out what the title was but couldn’t muster up enough enthusiasm in any direction to even tweet about it. It was just the latest in a long sequence of events that has made something very clear to me: it’s about time I broke up with with “Star Wars.” I had another similar incident last week with the trailer. »


- Phil Owen

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‘Mindhunter:’ Here Are All the Real Serial Killers in the Netflix Thriller

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While Netflix’s latest thriller series, “Mindhuster,” is largely fictional, it’s based on real events and is careful to stay true to the historical facts of the serial killers it depicts. Here are all the serial killers we meet (and hear about) in “Mindhunter” season one. Edmund Kemper aka the Co-ed Killer Kemper earned his nickname of “the co-ed killer” because he had a reputation for picking up female hitchhikers. In the seventies, he killed six women in Santa Cruz that he had picked up. As a teenager, Kemper killed both of his grandparents and later murdered his mother and her friend. »

- Ashley Boucher

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Johnny Galecki Absent as ‘Roseanne’ Cast Reunites on Set for Revival Premiere (Photos)

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The “Roseanne” revival has begun production, and the cast is back in action — with one notable exception. The beloved sitcom’s stars reunited on set Tuesday for a table read of the revival’s premiere episode, entitled “Twenty Years to Life.” ABC has released several photos of the cast and crew laughing as they go over the script for the episode that airs in 2018. Among the cast members on hand were Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), John Goodman (Dan), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Michael Fishman (D.J.), Lecy Goranson (Becky) and Sarah Chalke, who also played Becky but will originate a new character. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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‘Project Runway’ Alum Mychael Knight Dies at 39

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Mychael Knight, a fashion designer who competed on the reality competition series “Project Runway,” died Tuesday morning, Obvious magazine reports. He was 39. According to Obvious, Knight died at 7:25 Tuesday morning outside Atlanta, surrounded by his loving family and friends. In a statement, the designer’s family said that Knight “meant everything to us.” Also Read: 'Project Runway' Alum George Ortiz Found Dead at 45 (Report) “We are still processing the untimely death of our son, brother, friend, and uncle,” the statement read. “Mychael meant everything to us and we loved him dearly. He was generous and so full of life. »


- Tim Kenneally

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‘This Is Us’ Star Chris Sullivan Calls Toby’s Moves ‘a Load of Bulls–‘ (Exclusive Video)

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This Is Us” star Chris Sullivan is calling out his character, Toby, for those grandiose gestures toward girlfriend Kate (Chrissy Metz). Sullivan told TheWrap that Toby might want to cut back on the big moves, which included a cross-country flight to surprise her for Christmas in Season 1. “The knight-in-shining-armor stuff is kind of a load of bulls—,” Sullivan said. “All of those gestures, as lovely as they are, and as informative as they are, and as grand as they are, they don’t mean anything to building a long-term relationship. “They don’t mean anything unless the two people involved get down honestly. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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