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Donald Trump Recruits H.R. McMaster As National Security Adviser

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Updated with Trump tweet: If at first you don’t succeed… Donald Trump today chose Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to fill the National Security Adviser post left open after his first choice – Michael Flynn – was forced out last week. Potus made the announcement this morning from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. McMaster, who Fox News called “a warrior-scholar deemed an expert in counter insurgency,” is a career Army man who served in the Gulf War and wrote Dereliction of Duty, a… »

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NBA All-Star Game Nets 7.8 Million Total Viewers Across TNT & TBS

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Last night’s NBA All-Star Game was a winner, not only for the Western Conference but for Turner Sports. The game, which saw the West beat the East 192-182, drew 7.8 million viewers across TNT & TBS, making it the most-viewed NBA All-Star Game telecast since 2013, according to Turner and Nielsen. Last night’s live game coverage was up 3% over last year’s event, peaking with an average of 8.5 million total viewers from 8:30-8:45 Pm Et. Meanwhile, TNT's coverage of State… »

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Milo Yiannopoulos Uninvited From Keynoting At Conservative Confab In Washington

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Two days after being invited to deliver keynote address at Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., controversial Breitbart Senior Editor Milo Yiannopoulos has been un-invited after the org seems to have discovered he is an unapologetic provocateur. The invitation retraction comes same day the org announced it had confirmed President Donald Trump to speak at the annual event, and three days after Yiannopoulos’ controversial appearance on Real Time With… »

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Keith Cox To Be Promoted To President Of Development For The Paramount Network & TV Land, Sharon Levy Expected To Exit

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Exclusive: Following Viacom CEO Bob Bakish’s recent unveiling of his turnaround strategy for Viacom, which included the transformation of Spike into a general entertainment network rebranded as The Paramount Network, the company has zeroed in on Keith Cox to lead development and production for the revamped channel. I have learned that Cox, currently President of development and production for TV Land, will be promoted to President of development and production for The… »

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Susannah Flood Joins ABC’s Shondaland Pilot; Swoosie Kurtz In ‘Charlie Foxtrot’

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Susannah Flood (Chicago Fire) has joined the series regular cast of ABC’s untitled Shondaland legal drama pilot, written by Scandal‘s Paul William Davies and directed by Tom Verica. Set in the Southern District of New York (Sdny) Federal Court, aka "The Mother Court," the legal drama follows brand new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution as they handle the most high profile and high stakes cases in the country – all as their personal lives intersect… »

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‘The Good Fight’ Ratings Debut Soft For Solo Night On CBS, ‘Son Of Zorn’ Up

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Like a Las Vegas boxing match, CBS only had The Good Fight on for one night, but turns out The Good Wife spinoff doesn't quite pack much of a punch – at least among adults 18-49. Premiering at 8 Pm on Sunday with a special preview and starting with dismay at the inauguration of Donald Trump, the Christine Baranski-led legal drama snagged a soft 0.7/2 in the key demo. After last night, Tgf will now only be seen on CBS All Access – which showed the second episode on Sunday… »

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John Oliver Explains Why Donald Trump Loves Vladimir Putin, Who Loves Trump Right Back

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John Oliver probed the “weird, noticeably soft spot” President Donald Trump has for Russia and its ruler Vladimir Putin on Last Week Tonight. “Trump is fixated on getting along better with Russia,” the HBO late-night host said Sunday night, telling Trump, in absentia, “You’ve been objectively nicer to Putin than you've been to Meryl Streep.” While Americans might see him as a cartoon character, shirtlessly riding a horse bareback, in Russia “he’s not some comic book… »

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Donald Trump Doubles Down On His ‘Fake News’ Attacks & Sweden – Update

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Updated, Monday, 7 Am: President Donald Trump is not backing down in his attacks on the “Fake News” media. His latest tweet this morning – Give the public a break – The Fake News media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. Not! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2017 Previous, Sunday, with Trump response President Donald Trump has explained his Sweden comment: He saw it on Fox. “My statement as to… »

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Matt Charman To Pen ‘M’; Mammoth Screen Project Based On Real MI5 Spymaster

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UK-based Poldark and Victoria producer Mammoth Screen has acquired rights to Henry Hemming’s upcoming non-fiction book, M: Maxwell Knight, M15’s Greatest Spymaster. Returning to the world of espionage, Bridge Of SpiesMatt Charman is attached as lead writer to adapt the real-life story of one of the inspirations for the spy chief in Ian Fleming's James Bond novels. Mammoth is eyeing a multi-part drama series. Knight began spying for the British government in the 1920s… »

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Google & Microsoft To Demote Piracy Sites In UK Search Results

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In a world first, Google and Microsoft have finally agreed to crackdown on piracy sites in the UK. On Monday, it was announced that the search engine giants had both signed up to a voluntary code of practice which will see them commit to demote websites that have been repeatedly served with copyright infringement notices, thereby making it much harder for UK internet users to download and stream films, TV, music and sport illegally. The U.S. tech giants have agreed links… »

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John Oliver: Donald Trump Tyrannizes TV News Week With “Bat-Sh*t Crazy” News Conference, Terrorism-In-Sweden Speech

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John Oliver opened his latest edition of HBO’s Last Week Tonight talking about President Trump  – “two words that will always sound unnatural together, like ‘f*ckable clown’ or ‘Wolf Blitzer,'” he said. Donald Trump once again dominated the news cycle, including Saturday’s “pointless rally” that nonetheless got roadblock cable-news coverage, though much of it was boilerplate Trump: “Media is fake, Chicago is a nightmare, I’m the Greatest.” But, catching people’s… »

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Kim Dotcom Loses U.S. Extradition Appeal, But Claims Victory In Copyright Ruling

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New Zealand's High Court has partially upheld an earlier decision that Megaupload co-founder Kim Dotcom and three of the site's other co-founders are eligible for extradition to the U.S. The High Court said today that there are grounds for Dotcom and co-defendants Finn Batato, Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk, to be extradited under "general criminal-law fraud" provisions. However, the court overturned another part of a lower court's December 2015 ruling, saying the… »

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Motion Pictures Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards: ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘Westworld’ Among Winners – Full List

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The winners for the 64th annual Motion Picture Sound Editors' Golden Reel Awards, which recognize achievements in sound editing in feature film, TV, animation and web-based productions, were announced Sunday during a ceremony at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. During the opening address, Mpse president Tom McCarthy stated, "The Mpse continues to grow. Our membership now extends around the world. We are building a global network of sound professionals in order to… »

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Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards: ‘La La Land’, ‘People V. O.J. Simpson’ Among Winners – Full List

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The 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards honored the talented professionals who create the looks for Hollywood's most memorable characters and stars of stage, screen, television and, now, the Internet. Winners in the film categories included La La Land, Suicide Squad and Nocturnal Animals, among others. On the TV side, American Horror Story: Roanoke took home three trophies, with The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Game of Thrones and Westworld… »

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WGA Members Outline Top Issues In Looming Contract Negotiations – WGA Awards

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A week after WGA leaders encouraged their members “to fight if necessary” in their upcoming TV/film contract talks, the union’s call to arms tonight onstage at the WGA Awards ceremony was radio silence. Some rallying might have gone a long way with members in the room. While some writers Deadline spoke with tonight certainly were in the know about their wants for TV, streaming and new media residuals during the next round of talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Te… »

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WGA Awards: ‘Moonlight’ & ‘Arrival’ Win Top Film Prizes; FX’s ‘Atlanta’ & ‘The Americans’ Lead TV – Complete Winners List

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Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins and Arrival’s Eric Heisserer were the big film winners tonight at the 69th annual WGA Awards tonight, which were handed out at dual ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. On the TV side, FX swept the top categories with Atlanta — from writers Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Stefani Robinson and Paul Simms — winning for Comedy Series and New Series, The Americans for Drama Series and The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story for Long Form… »

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‘The Good Fight’ Premiere: Showrunners On New Streaming Setup, Deleted Trump Scene, Alicia & Eli Possibly Coming Back

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Spoiler Alert: The story includes details about the opening two episodes of The Good Fight. The Good Fight, Robert and Michelle King’s spinoff series from their CBS legal drama The Good Wife, had a two-hour premiere tonight on CBS All Access, with the first hour also previewing on the broadcast network to drum up interest for the fledgling streaming service’s first original scripted offering. It stars Christine Baranski, reprising her role as super lawyer Diane Lockhart… »

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‘The Good Fight’ Review: Christine Baranski-Led ‘Good Wife’ Spinoff Is Very Good

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It's been more than nine months since The Good Wife came to an end after seven award-winning seasons on CBS. But fear not fans, the drought is over and The Good Fight is almost here. Debuting its pilot February 19 on both CBS and CBS All Access before making permanent port on the streaming service, the Christine Baranski-led spinoff is good TV. The strategic move by the House of Moonves aims to bring exclusivity, more than a little prestige, and new subscribers to its… »

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BBC America Launches New ‘Blue Planet’ After ‘Planet Earth II’ Debut

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BBC America has greenlit Blue Planet II, a new seven-part series presented by Sir David Attenborough that will take a deep dive into the world's oceans. The news comes a day after Bbca premiered Planet Earth II, a follow-up to BBC’s 2006 acclaimed nature docuseries. Blue Planet II will explore the latest frontiers of scientific discovery, from icy-white polar seas to vibrant blues of the coral atolls, from the storm-tossed green Atlantic coastline to the black depths of… »


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