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Donald Trump Tweet Tries To Block Boomerang After Doug Jones Wins Alabama Race

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About eight hours after tweeting grudging congratulations to Alabama senate race winner Doug Jones (“A win is a win”), Donald Trump wanted you to know he had predicted this outcome all along. Trump had endorsed Tuesday night’s loser Roy Moore, recorded a robocall for him, and campaigned for him (from same market though different state). In total, Trump endorsed two Republicans in the election in Alabama, which Trump said is his top state, and which he had won by 28… »

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‘I Hate Everyone But You’ Author Allison Raskin Launches Soap Opera Podcast

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Exclusive: Podcasts are becoming one of the hottest breeding grounds for TV and film development execs – Amazon is adapting Gimlet Media's Homecoming with Julia Roberts and Mr Robot creator Sam Esmail and FX is developing a series based on Twin Peaks-esque Welcome To Night Vale. Next up? Gossip, a soap opera fronted by New York Times best seller Allison Raskin. Raskin, who recently published her debut novel, I Hate Everyone But You, is launching the 12-part scripted… »

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Doug Jones Victory Lap: “This Campaign Has Been About Common Courtesy And Decency”

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“I have been waiting all my life and now I just don't know what the hell to say!” an overwhelmed Doug Jones told his election night party after his stunning come-from-behind win over Gop candidate Roy Moore Tuesday night in Alabama. “We have shown, not just the state of Alabama, but we have shown the country, the way we can be unified,” Doug Jones said Tuesday night in becoming the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in a quarter of a century. “At end… »

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Roy Moore Will Not Concede In Alabama Senate Race After Doug Jones Win

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Roy Moore, Alabama’s Gop candidate for the U.S. Senate, declined to concede Tuesday night after election results came in showing Democrat Doug Jones had won. Moore did not concede even after President Donald Trump tweeted grudging congrats to Jones. Hanging on for dear life, Moore’s campaign insisted the vote was too close to call, that the state required a recount if the vote was within a half a percentage point, and Alabama’s secretary of state and God would have to… »

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Donald Trump Tweets Grudging Congrats To Doug Jones: “A Win Is A Win”

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Donald Trump tweeted grudging congratulations Tuesday night after Doug Jones became the first Democrat to win an Alabama seat in the U.S. Senate in a quarter of a century. “Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win,” Trump tweeted. “The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!” he added. In this special… »

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Doug Jones Alabama Senate Victory Wildly Celebrated On Social Media

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The upset victory by Democrat Doug Jones over Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race drew online huzzahs from a mix of celebrities, politicians and Hollywood. President Donald Trump, who backed Moore, was even-handed in his Twitter response: Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very… »

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Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations: How To Watch Via TV, Online

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The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees will be announced on Wednesday at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood at 10 Am Et/7 Am Pacific. Actresses Olivia Munn (X-Men: ApocalypseThe Predator) and Niecy Nash (ClawsThe Soul Man) will announce the nominees after an introduction by SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris. Shortly before that announcement, this year’s stunt ensemble action performance nominees will be announced by SAG Awards Committee… »

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Alabama Votes Dem Doug Jones To U.S. Senate In Stunning Upset

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For the first time in a quarter of a century, Alabama elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. Doug Jones's stunning come-from-behind win over Roy Moore puts Dems just two seats away from the majority in the U.S. Senate in 2018. The vote had been so close, Fox News waited to call it with around 90% of the votes in. CNN followed; Mbnc held off about 10 minutes. In a head-spinning defeat for President Donald Trump, voters in the ruby red state voted to end their perfect… »

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Netflix Fires Executive For “Careless” Remarks On Danny Masterson Allegations

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A Netflix executive who told an alleged Danny Masterson sexual assault victim that the company did not believe rape accounts about the actor has been fired. Andy Yeatman, director of global kids content at Netflix, was terminated by the company on Dec. 11 over the comments, which were reportedly made in early December at a children’s soccer game. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the firing for Deadline: "Mr. Yeatman is no longer employed at Netflix." Yeatman reportedly… »

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Fox Developing Soap From ‘No Good Deed’ Writer & Chernin Entertainment

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Fox has put in development Searching for Me, a family soap from writer Aimee Lagos (No Good Deed), Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. Written and executive produced by Lagos, Searching for Me is described as a character-driven soap about a family whose lives are thrown into a tailspin after a deadly accident threatens to expose the family’s deepest and darkest secrets. Set against the backdrop of an unraveling murder mystery, this close-knit family, bound by… »

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‘Lady In The Mask’ Psychological Thriller Drama From Amblin TV Set At the CW

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The CW has put in development Lady in the Mask, a drama from Amblin TV and CBS Television Studios. Written by Thomas Brandon, Lady in the Mask is a psychological thriller set in a near future where people can back-up their minds like they back-up their computer. It centers on a woman who awakens in the hospital after a suspicious car accident and learns her memory was damaged and restored from a two-year-old "back-up." As she tries to return to her seemingly loving… »

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Shelter PR Launches Film & TV Division With Hire Of Former Paramount Exec

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Shelter PR partners Cara and Christine Tripicchio along with Marla Farrell just launched the company’s Film and Television Division with a big hire: Alicia Ramirez Wyld, the former Paramount Svp field publicity and targeted marketing. Shelter PR, which has taken off in the three years since it began, already has deep roots in the film and television business having worked closely over the years with entities such as TNT, Netflix, FX, Sony Television as well as… »

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‘Saturday Night Live’: Colin Jost & Michael Che Named Co-Head Writers Of NBC Show

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Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che have been named co-head writers of NBC's venerable late night series Saturday Night Live. They will join current head writers Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker. The duo’s appointment brings the number of SNL co-head writers back to four. They fill the void left by the departure of former co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider who left at the beginning of the season to segue to their Comedy Central series executive… »

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Donald Trump Looks Like A Real Winner If Disney & Fox Deal Gets Done

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Most eyes are on Alabama’s Senate race tonight but if the expected $68 billion deal between the Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox comes together later this week, one big beneficiary will be President Donald Trump. Not only will the former Celebrity Apprentice host see a potential real rival out of the 2020 race for the White House, but his big media boosters at Fox News Channel will be able to crank up the volume now totally unencumbered. "Look, I hate the guy, but… »

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TV Academy Reclassifies Variety Special Emmy Categories; Splits Some Costume, Directing & Sound Editing Fields

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The Television Academy has announced some 2018 rules changes for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. The Academy has restructured the Outstanding Variety Special and Special Class to eliminate the confusing "special class” designation. The categories are now Outstanding Variety Special (Live) and Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded). In addition, some of the costume, directing and sound editing categories have been split and redefined. Outstanding Costumes for a… »

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White House: Those Calling Trump’s Tweet Harassment Have Minds “In Gutter”

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Only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sniffed today when asked by reporters about Donald Trump’s vulgar morning tweet about New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Sanders would include in that category Gillibrand, who called Trump’s tweet a “sexist smear” intended to shut her up, the day after she had said Trump should step down when three of more than a dozen women who had accused him of sexually… »

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‘The Punisher’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

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Marvel’s perfect renewal record at Netflix continues, with the Internet network just announcing a Season 2 pickup for The Punisher. The renewal comes less than a month after the Nov. 17 debut of the Jon Bernthal-led show’s 13-episode first season. Coming before an as-yet unspecified third season of Daredevil and Season 2 of both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, the Punisher series was launched after the vigilante character was first introduced in Season 2 of the Charlie… »

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‘City On A Hill’: Jill Hennessy Among Four Regulars Cast In Ben Affleck & Matt Damon’s Showtime Drama Pilot

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Former Crossing Jordan star Jill Hennessy, along with Kevin Chapman (Person of Interest), Jere Shea (Passion) and Lauren E. Banks (Instinct) have been cast opposite Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge in City on a Hill, Showtime's drama pilot executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. All will be series regulars if the project moves forward. In addition, Cathy Moriarty, Michael O'Keefe, Amanda Clayton and Rory Culkin are set for guest roles and will recur if the project… »

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‘The Good Fight’ Gets Season 2 Premiere Date On CBS All Access

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CBS All Access has slotted Sunday, March 4 for the Season 2 premiere of its praised drama series The Good Fight. New episodes of The Good Wife spinoff’s 13-episode second season will be available weekly on Sundays beginning March 4 exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. The series, from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King, is coming off three recent Critics’ Choice Awards nominations — Best Actress in a Drama Series for Christine Baranski, Best Supporting… »

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Sean Spicer Corrects Notion Of Post-Emmy Cameo “Rebrand” With Book Deal

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Regnery Publishing says former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will readers behind the scenes of his turbulent tenure as President Trump's press secretary, shedding new light on the headline-grabbing controversies of the Trump administration's first year. “The Briefing” will drop on July 23, 2018, says Regnery, whose tagline reads: Great Conservative Books. Great Conservative Authors. Presumably that ends all talk that followed Spicer’s Emmy opening cameo that… »

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