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No Obama Bounce For DNC Day 3 Ratings As They Fall Behind Rnc, ‘Wayward Pines’ Finale Down From 2015

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It was like a political Coachella last night at the Democratic National Convention – and not just because Lenny Kravitz was playing. With star turns from Vice-President Joe Biden and then primetime performances from VP hopeful Tim Kaine and then President Barack Obama himself, the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia was rockin – even more so when nominee Hillary Clinton made an onstage appearance at the very end to hug it out with Potus – though it didn’t lead to ratings… »

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Dwayne Johnson Comedy ‘Ballers’ Renewed For Season 3 By HBO

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Two weeks into Ballers’ sophomore run, the Dwayne Johnson comedy series has been renewed for a third season by HBO. "Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and the rest of the Ballers team have once again delivered a winner for our viewers," said HBO programming chief Casey Bloys who developed the series as head of comedy. Looking at the whirlwind lifestyles and real-life problems of former and current football players, Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson as… »

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‘Snowfall’: John Singleton FX Pilot Adds Four To Cast

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Carter Hudson, Angela Lewis (Top Five), Juan Javier Cardenas, and Filipe Valle Costa have been cast as series regulars in FX's Snowfall, John Singleton's 1980s cocaine-epidemic drama pilot. Co-created and executive produced by the Boyz N The Hood director Singleton and Erick Amadio, and directed by El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the pilot has been undergoing a revamp. Hudson will play Teddy McDonald, a CIA operative banished to the Los Angeles office after a tragic misstep in… »

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MTV Classic Launch: Details About VH1 Classic’s Rebranding & New Lineup

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The August 1 relaunch of VH1 Classic as MTV Classic will kick off at 6 Am with MTV Hour One, MTV’s first hour of programming exactly 35 years before, on August 1, 1981. MTV Classic will feature older MTV series and music programming, with a special focus on the 1990s and early 2000s. Also part of the kickoff day on August 1 will be the Total Request Live retrospective The Trl Decade; a marathon of the most memorable episodes of MTV Unplugged, including artists Bob Dylan… »

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VH1 & Ice Cube Partner On Hip Hop Version Of ‘Hollywood Squares’

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The classic Hollywood Squares is getting a Hip Hop makeover. VH1 and Ice Cube are teaming up on Hip Hop Squares, slated for a fall premiere. In the new version, celebrity contestants will match wits and test their pop culture knowledge with the superstar squares, featuring the biggest names in hip hop, comedy and entertainment. Ice Cube will executive produce, with his Cube Vision production company, Jesse Collins Entertainment and Jeff Kwatinetz’s The Firm… »

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Stephen Colbert Enlists John Oliver’s Help In ‘Fight Song’ Parody

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Stephen Colbert got a little help from Last Week Tonight host John Oliver to take on a parody of Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song”, which has become the anthem for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. On Tuesday, the Clinton campaign presented an a cappella version in a video that featured celebrities including Elizabeth Banks, and America Ferrera, and Colbert and friend John Oliver later followed with a parody version of their own on Colbert’s Late Show. The video… »

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Turkey Pm Recep Ergdodan Cracks Down On Media Following Failed Coup

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Turkey’s hardline Prime Minister Recep Erdogan is bringing down the hammer on the country’s media following on from the failed coup earlier this month. More than 130 media outlets, including 16 television stations, 23 radio stations, 45 newspapers, are being shut down as the Turkish government moves to consolidate its power. It follows on from the closure of other media outlets associated with the U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, a former Erdogan ally turned… »

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CBS Raises Dividend And Stock Buybacks Ahead Of Q2 Earnings Report

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CBS has a gift for its shareholders as Wall Street awaits the release later today of its Q2 earnings: Its board voted to raise the quarterly dividend by 20% to 18 cents a share, and raise the stock buyback plan to $6 billion from the $1 billion left at the end of June. The first of the higher dividend payments will go out on October 1 to shareholders of record as of September 9. The  announcement comes as some analysts question whether the broadcaster can continue to show… »

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Netflix Renews Will Arnett’s ‘Flaked’ For 2017 Second Season

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Netflix has officially renewed the Will Arnett and Mark Chappell-created sitcom Flaked for a second season set to air in 2017. The news of the show’s return was announced earlier tonight on its Facebook page. In May it was widely reported that Flaked was under consideration for renewal with a reduced order of six episodes (season 1 was eight episodes long). Tonight’s announcement confirms those reports, though the exact number of episodes was not revealed. Netflix did… »


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Trevor Noah On Trump’s Call For Russia To Hack DNC: “Are You [Expletive] Me?!”

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The Daily Show With Trevor Noah tonight dipped its toes back into the overtly political waters forded regularly under the captaincy of former host Jon Stewart with a fiery, blunt takedown of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump. The reason? Per tradition, Donald Trump caused no small amount of controversy earlier today during a press conference to talk about the recent hack of DNC computers and subsequent distribution via Wikileaks of highly embarrassing (though… »

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Bill O’Reilly Defends Comments That Slaves Who Built The White House Were “Well-Fed And Had Decent Lodging” – Update

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Update 10 Pm: Facing a firestorm of criticism, Bill O’Reilly opened his show on Fox News tonight by addressing the Michelle Obama DNC speech-themed Tuesday segment about the building of the White House that had gotten him in hot water. He defended his comments about the slaves being well treated and called his critics "smear merchants." "As any honest historian knows, in order to keep slaves and free laborers strong, the Washington administration provided meat, bread and… »

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Barack Obama Joined Onstage By Hillary Clinton At DNC, Blasts Donald Trump As “Self-Declared Savior”

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“America is already great, America is already strong, and I promise you, our strength, our greatness, does not depend on Donald Trump,” a fired-up President Barack Obama told the Democratic National Convention tonight in Philadelphia. “He's just offering slogans, and he's offering fear,” Of “self-declared savior” Trump, who earlier Wednesday called the man he aims to replace “one of the worst Presidents in the history of our country,” Obama said: “He's betting that if he… »

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Hollywood Reacts To Obama DNC Speech With Praise, Jokes & Nostalgia

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Refresh for updates… The entertainment industry didn’t wait for the end to begin reacting to President Obama’s much-touted and even more anticipated address tonight at the Democratic National Convention. Ditto pundits, comedians and the like who weighed in to mainly offer praise for the speech. A surprising – though not that much – reaction was nostalgia with among others Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay and Patton Oswalt outright saying they’re going to miss Obama. There were… »

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President Obama’s DNC Intro Video: A Career Of Achievement – Watch

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Here is the video retrospective that aired before President Obama’s speech tonight at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. It focused on his legacy and accomplishments of his eight years leading the United States, ranging from the economic near-apocalypse that greeted his administration through his leading this month’s memorial for Dallas’ fallen police officers in “Amazing Grace.” Touches on memorable and/or bittersweet moments from his presidency, the… »

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Michael Bloomberg Calls Donald Trump “Dangerous Demagogue”, Questions His Sanity & Competency At DNC

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One of the most blistering attacks on Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention did not come from a Democrate, it came from an independent and a fellow billionaire New York businessman. In a speech, media magnate and former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg, who considered running for president himself, went after Trump from the get-go, calling him a “dangerous demagogue.” Bloomberg has a heft when he questions Trump’s business acumen — both are A-list entrepreneurs on… »

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‘Luke Cage’ Showrunner On Filming Netflix Show: “I Didn’t Want To Speak Harlem And Say Harlem Without Seeing Harlem” – TCA

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Today in a Q&A following the show’s TCA 2016 Summer Tour panel discussion, Marvel’s Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Coker talked about how the Netflix series’ look and feel came together, how hip hop music and comic book cultures intersect, and how shooting on location played directly into the political themes it explores. “I didn’t want to speak Harlem and say Harlem without seeing Harlem,” he said. All of Netflix’s Marvel Comics-based shows are set in and filmed in New York… »

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Fiery Joe Biden Touts Top Dems, Roasts “Clueless” Donald Trump & Stokes American Pride At DNC

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Joe Biden took the stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight to “Gonna Fly Now,” the theme from Philly-set Rocky, and was met with rapturous cheers. A longtime favorite of the Dem rank and file, he gave a fiery, crowd-pleasing speech that was long on praise for the party’s leaders, and longer on patriotic truths about “the unbreakable spirit of the people of America.” On what likely will be his last star turn on a national stage after a nearly half-century… »

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Broadway Stars Belt Out ‘What The World Needs Now Is Love’ At DNC

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Dozens of Broadway stars and other entertainers joined in an exuberant and emotional performance of “What the World Needs Now Is Love” tonight at the Democratic National Convention. Tony winners Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Idina Menzel, Ben Vereen and Debra Messing, as well as other entertainers such as Kristen Bell, Darren Criss, Rosie Perez and — in a little Cagney & Lacey reunion — Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless appeared onstage at Convention Hall in… »

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‘Black Mirror’ Reflects On Technology And The Modern World, But Not David Cameron, Creators Say – TCA

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Don’t count on any references to ex-uk Prime Minister David Cameron and “Brexit or pig” in the upcoming third season of Netflix’s Black Mirror, the Netflix anthology series’ creator/executive producer Charlie Brooker clarified today at TCA. The half-joking question from a reporter was regarding an episode from the series’ first season which centered on a fictional prime minister who is forced to have sex with a pig on camera in exchange for a hostage's life. After it… »

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Donald Trump’s Reddit Ama Sees “Lock Her Up” Chant Online Amidst Internet Issues & Praise Of New Media

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“I have been very concerned about media bias and the total dishonesty of the press,” said Donald Trump today on Reddit. “I think new media is a great way to get out the truth.” New media had its own issues today as Trump’s Reddit Ama today didn’t quite go as smoothly planned with few responses from the usually social media savvy ex-Celebrity Apprentice host in the first half hour. At one point a moderator on the subreddit jumped into say: “Mr. Trump is landing for his… »

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