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Hannity angry at treatment by CBS in interview

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity is calling on CBS News to release the full tape of his interview with Ted Koppel for “Sunday Morning,” in which the veteran “Nightline” anchor answered “yes” when Hannity asked if Koppel thought he was bad for America. The exchange between two different generations of television news personalities continued to resonate ... Read More »

Barry Jenkins’ next project? ‘The Underground Railroad’

Barry Jenkins

NEW YORK (AP) — “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins will follow up his Oscar-winning film with a drama series for Amazon based on Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad.” Amazon announced Monday that it will develop the TV series, with Jenkins writing and directing the adaptation of the 2016 National Book Award winner. Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad” is a part-historic, part-surrealistic novel ... Read More »

‘American Horror Story’ stars discuss potential Trump plot

Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kathy Bates

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cast of “American Horror Story” is opening up about rumors of a season of the series centered on President Donald Trump. Series creator Ryan Murphy told Bravo’s Andy Cohen last month that the seventh season of the FX drama would be focused on the presidential election and mentioned the possibility of a Trump character. When ... Read More »

Former White House press secretary Josh Earnest joins NBC

Josh Earnest

NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has joined NBC News as an analyst, making his debut Monday on the “Today” show. Earnest was the last of former President Barack Obama’s press secretaries, serving in the role from 2014 until the end of Obama’s presidency. He worked in Obama’s press office throughout his two terms as ... Read More »

Actress, producer-writer of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ marry

Lauren Morelli, Samira Wiley

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An actress and producer-writer from “Orange Is The New Black” have married. Actress Samira Wiley, who plays the character Poussey Washington on the Netflix show, and Lauren Morelli wedded Saturday in Palm Springs, where they were engaged. Publicist Scott Boute says both women wore gowns designed by Christian Siriano. Wiley, 29, will also appear in ... Read More »

Koppel says Hannity is ‘bad for America’; Hannity fires back

Ted Koppel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is “bad for America” in an interview that aired on CBS’ “Sunday Morning” that quickly became a trending topic on social media Sunday. Hannity fired back on Twitter alleging that his interview had been cut significantly from 45 minutes to less than two. The ... Read More »

‘Beauty and the Beast’ dances off with top box-office spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not all reboots are created equal. This weekend at the box office, nostalgia-driven fare was everywhere, from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Power Rangers” and “CHIPS,” producing both successful and underwhelming results. On the high end, Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” continued enchanting audiences in its second weekend in theaters, easily topping the charts with ... Read More »

‘SNL’ star doesn’t back away from Boston racism comment

Michael Che

BOSTON (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” star Michael Che (CHAY) is not backing away from comments he made about Boston, when he called it the “most racist city” he has ever visited. The Boston Globe ( reports that the co-anchor of “Weekend Update” told a Boston University crowd Thursday about how he received angry messages on social media after he ... Read More »

Trump delivers his news to newspaper reporters

Donald Trump,

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump went old school on Friday, calling reporters from The Washington Post and The New York Times to announce that he had ordered a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare pulled from consideration in the House when it became clear there weren’t enough votes for passage. One of those reporters — Robert Costa of ... Read More »

Bill inspired by Snooki caps public university speaker fees

Nicole Polizzi, Snooki

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill inspired by former “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi to cap what state public universities can pay to speakers was approved by lawmakers Thursday and now heads to the governor’s desk. The Democrat-controlled Assembly unanimously passed the legislation to cap the spending of state money at $10,000. The legislation is now up for consideration ... Read More »