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CBS Extends Les Moonves’ Contract 2-Years To Mid-2021

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CBS just announced that it has extended CEO Les Moonves’ contract by two years to June 30, 2021 — with terms that guarantee he’ll continue to be one of the nation’s highest paid executives. His salary will stay constant and, the release says, he’ll “continue to be eligible for an annual bonus and will receive long-term, performance-based incentives that further tie the value of the agreement to the success of the Company and its stock.” Then he will become a senior… »

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Disney/ABC TV Group Exec Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Theater Board

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Kevin Brockman, Evp Global Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, has joined the Second Stage Theater’s Board of Directors. Brockman has been with Disney/ABC Television Group since 2005, serving in his Evp role since 2008. In his position, he oversees all corporate, news and entertainment communication efforts worldwide on behalf of the Disney/ABC Television Group, which is comprised of ABC Studios, the ABC Owned Television Stations Group; and The ABC Television… »

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Michael Flynn To Take Fifth And Refuse To Turn Records Over To Senate Intel Committee

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TV news outlets filled Monday’s dead time in President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel ruminating on news that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will, as forecast, refuse a subpoena to cough up documents to the Senate Intel Committee. Rather than turn over the records, the retired lieutenant general will, as expected, invoke his 5th Amendment rights against self incrimination. The Senate Intel Committee is conducting an investigation into Russian meddling in… »

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‘Ben 10’ Renewed For Season 2 By Cartoon Network

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The Ben 10 universe is expanding. Cartoon Network has ordered a second season of its hit series and will launch accompanying new console and mobile games, along with other immersive experiences during the new season. In Season 2, Ben Tennyson, his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max will embark on their greatest summer vacation ever. The heroic adventures will continue as Ben meets new aliens, friends and foes while discovering exciting twists and surprises within his… »

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Katharine McPhee & Daniel Gillies To Topline Lifetime’s ‘The Lost Wife Of Robert Durst’

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Lifetime has given the green light to original movie The Lost Wife of Robert Durst, with Katharine McPhee and Daniel Gillies set to star as Kathie and Robert Durst. Based on Matt Birkbeck's book, A Deadly Secret: The Strange Disappearance of Kathie Durst, the movie centers on the wife of Robert Durst, subject of HBO's documentary The Jinx. Young and wide-eyed, Kathie (McPhee) falls in love with charming yet quirky real estate scion Robert Durst (Gillies), only to find… »

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Bob Beckel Accuser Retains Lawyer Behind Fox News Discrimination Suits

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A Fox News Channel It department employee who was the target of racially insensitive remarks from The Five co-host Bob Beckel that eventually led to his firing, has joined the roster of a legal firm repping several current and former employees in racial discrimination and sexual harassment cases against the network. Wigdor Llp said today that it is now repping the unnamed It worker, and filed three more complaints on behalf of three other women today in the U.S. District… »

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‘Friends From College’: Netflix Sets Premiere Date For Comedy Starring Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders & Fred Savage – Update

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Update, 9:40 Am:  Netflix has slotted Friday, July 14 for the premiere of its anticipated new comedy series Friends From College and dropped the first teaser. You can watch it above. Previous, May 8: Netflix has released the first images of Friends From College, its comedy series from Neighbors franchisee Nick Stoller that stars Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Fred Savage, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon and Jae Suh Park. Check them out below. The eight-episode series… »

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Billboard Music Awards Eyes Ratings Declines, Still Dominates, As Most Finales Slip

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The Billboard Music Awards aired live across the country, so accurate fast-national ratings won’t be available until later this morning, but in the non-time-zone-adjusted early numbers, the three-hour ceremony logged a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating, down 20% from the comparable preliminary rating last year. Still, the music special dominated a quiet Sunday night, giving ABC a nightly win and likely putting a dent on a number of season finales, which trended down. CBS’ Elementar… »

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Weinstein TV Acquires ‘Guantanamo’ Series From Oliver Stone & Daniel Voll

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Oliver Stone is making his first foray into directing for scripted television with Guantanamo, a multi-season dramatic series. Weinstein Television has acquired the series and plans to shop it in upcoming weeks. Created by Daniel Voll (The Unit), who will also serve as showrunner, Guantanamo focuses on the detainees held in the world's most controversial prison, and those who defend and condemn them. Alexandra Milchan (The Wolf of Wall Street) will produce with Weinstein… »

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John Oliver: Donald Trump’s Last Seven Days “Absolutely Insane”

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Updated with video: Last week in “Donald Trump” was so nuts that John Oliver was forced to devote virtually all of Last Week Tonight to talking about it. “The last seven days have been absolutely insane – so much so that, by Friday night, it may have broken Anderson Cooper,” Oliver acknowledged. He’s of course referring to Cooper’s Friday show, during which the host interrupted Trump surrogate Jeffrey Lord as he defended yet another indefensible Trump statement, saying… »

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‘Twin Peaks’ Review: Wtf Was That?

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Spoiler Alert: This story contains details of tonight's Twin Peaks debut on Showtime.  After all the hype, anticipation and secrecy, Twin Peaks is finally back. But Wtf was that premiere that just aired on Showtime all about? With Kyle MacLachlan back as FBI Agent Dale Cooper and more, the first two parts of David Lynch and Mark Frost's new 18-part installment was weird, sometimes intentionally tedious, and amazing at the same time – and something you have to watch. As I… »

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