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Apple has finally revealed key details about its upcoming video subscription service: The company used a press event for the introduction of the new iPhone Tuesday to announce that its Apple TV Plus service is going to launch in 100 countries on Nov. 1. The service will be priced at $4.99 per month, and Apple […]
CBSStephen Colbert began his Late Show monologue Monday night with what was likely the most consequential of the many tweets Donald Trump posted over the weekend. “Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday,” the president tweeted out of the blue on Sunday evening. “Yes, Donald Trump invited the Taliban to Camp David the weekend before 9/11,” the host said. Struggling to make an analogy, Colbert finally concluded, “There’s nothing that’s like that. That is only that. Nothing else is like that.” John Oliver Brutally Mocks Trump Over Alabama Map Sharpie Stunt“Does Donald Trump not know what 9/11 is?” Colbert asked in disbelief before cutting to the infamous clip of Trump referring to the “7/11” attacks. “Ah, 7/11, way to use the old Slurpee, sir.” Of course, when Trump announced the existence of the meeting he simultaneously revealed that he had canceled it, tweeting, “What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position?”“Uh, the Taliban?” Colbert responded. From there, the host went on to note that Trump “wanted the praise for a diplomatic achievement that he didn’t achieve,” adding, “Clearly he’s a shoo-in for the Nobel Participation Prize.” Stephen Colbert Mocks Trump for Consoling ‘Imaginary’ Alabama Hurricane VictimsRead more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Trump's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale joined "The Ingraham Angle" where he walked back his Trump dynasty remarks from the weekend, while Donald Trump joked about a third term during a campaign rally in North Carolina
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The CW has given a pilot script order to “Dark Shadows: Reincarnation,” a one-hour gothic horror drama based on the original “Dark Shadows” series by Dan Curtis, TheWrap has learned.Warner Bros. Television is the studio, and Mark B. Perry will write and executive produce.The reimagined show will be a modern-day continuation of the strange, terrifying, and sexy saga of the Collins family of Collinsport, Maine — a mysterious, influential, publicity-shy group hiding a ghastly secret: For the past 400 years, they’ve lived under a curse that bedevils their blueblood with every imaginable supernatural creature and horror.Also Read: CW Superhero Shows 'The Flash,' 'Arrow' and 'Supergirl' to Get Audio SeriesMichael Helfant, Bradley Gallo, Tracy Curtis and Cathy Curtis will also executive produce, with Tracy Mercer for Amasia Entertainment.“Reincarnation” is a fitting name for the project, as this is a the third iteration of “Dark Shadows” — the original series aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971. Curtis was also behind a 1991 remake of the horror series which was canceled after one season.The original series starred Jonathan Frid as the vampire Barnabas Collins, Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman, Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard and Alexandra Isles as Victoria Winters. Johnny Depp starred as Barnabas Collins in 2012 a film remake of “Dark Shadows,” alongside Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife Elizabeth and Helena Bonham Carter as Dr. Hoffman.Read original story ‘Dark Shadows’ Revival in Development at The CW At TheWrap
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Gary Gershoff/GettyThere were moments during his nearly three-year banishment from television, when Billy Bush felt the lowest he has ever felt.“Suicidal thoughts pop into your head,” Bush told The Daily Beast—a raw revelation from a man whose life and career, by all outward appearances, had been charmed by privilege and good fortune until things abruptly fell apart in October 2016 when he was fired from NBC's Today show.“I’d never seriously do it—because I have children that matter. But when you’re really low—and this is important to include—you’re emoting at the most extreme,” Bush continued. “But I’m never ever a serious candidate for that. I would not, could not do that to those who count on me and love me and need me. Absolutely not.“But you think, ‘Oh, I would do it!’ No, no you won’t. But you’re upset. Look, everybody has something. Everybody has something that is really, really deeply upsetting. And if you haven’t, you will. That’s for sure. And I may have something again. I hope I’m conditioned to take a deep breath, acknowledge the feelings, and know that they’re not here to stay.”Billy Bush's Trump Apology Is Calculated, But Is It Convincing?In the aftermath of his sacking by NBC, Bush said, he self-medicated with alcohol, although he’d never previously had a drinking problem. “Yeah, at the?beginning, it was numb, numb, numb,” he said. “I’m trying to figure out life, and I think I’ve gotten pretty close—that life is lived in the middle. I have been really high in life, and I’ve been really low now. Really low—like all the way low.“I was at a moment this past Christmas where I was feeling quite lost and abandoned,” Bush said. “Kinda like, ‘Where’s my industry? Where’s my life? What am I doing here?’?“It was Christmas Eve. And I ended up reading a book called The Purpose of Christmas by [megachurch pastor] Rick Warren.?And I felt this unbelievably overpowering presence come over me,” Bush recounted. “And it took me from the deepest feelings of despair to a warm glow of everything’s gonna be just fine. A very powerful moment. And I won’t forget it.”Meanwhile, “the negative feelings and the depression feelings don’t go away,” Bush said. “But you can get through them and recover from the episodes quicker.”???The 47-year-old Bush—looking tan and rested—confided his extreme despair this week while nursing a tequila cocktail at a rooftop hotel bar in Manhattan and celebrating next Monday’s premiere of his brand new anchoring gig on the Fox Television entertainment show Extra.It’s the first job he’s had since his life imploded on Oct. 7, 2016, when a 2005 outtake surfaced of Bush, then the 33-year-old co-host of Access Hollywood and the father of three daughters, laughing along—and worse—as then-Apprentice star Donald Trump let fly with a creepy, misogynistic rant.“Sheesh, your girl’s hot as shit!” Bush bantered with Trump on the Access Hollywood bus 14 years ago as he spotted Days of Our Lives star Arianne Zucker, with whom the reality TV mogul was scheduled to make a cameo appearance. “Yes! The Donald has scored!”The Washington Post/GettyTrump then remarked that he needed some Tic-Tacs, “just in case I start kissing her… When you’re a star, they let you do it.”“Whatever you want,” Bush agreed.“Grab ’em by the pussy,” Trump infamously added, to general hilarity from Bush and members of the Access Hollywood crew. “You can do anything.”Shockingly, Trump went on to win the presidency a few weeks after the outtake turned up; despite increasingly abject public apologies, Bush was promptly fired from his dream job cohosting the 9 a.m. third hour of the Today show—a position he’d held for less than two months.After waiting seven months, during which he avoided publicity and kept his own counsel, Bush attempted to rehabilitate his public image with sympathy-generating interviews with The Hollywood Reporter and Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts on ABC, and seven months after that, a soul-baring New York Times op-ed along with an appearance on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show on CBS.?Bush said his emerging post-catastrophe public profile was less a calculated PR strategy than “an eagerness to say something at some point.” He added: “Of course underneath it all you want to get back to working and living, and you want to be understood… You want to communicate and let people see your heart. I think people know the kind of person I am. I’m happy with the way I handled myself publicly—which was not very much. I popped up here and there. When it was time, it was time.”Yet he continued to languish in unemployed exile. Discussions with the Daily Mail to host the British tabloid’s television show came to naught when Bush decided that a TV gossip show gig would do little for his reputation. The decision of NBC News chairman Andy Lack and Today executive producer (now NBC News president) Noah Oppenheim to sack him was looking increasingly like a career-ender.?“It’s a scary time. People are walking through landmines everywhere,” Bush said, by way of explaining why he found it so difficult to find gainful employment.The nephew of one American president, the late George H.W. Bush, and the first cousin of another, George W. Bush, he’s the son of Bush 41’s younger brother, 88-year-old financier Jonathan Bush. Yet his brash, occasionally abrasive TV persona—as when he and his Today cohost Al Roker engaged in an uncomfortably antagonistic August 2016 debate in Rio concerning the lies of disgraced Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte—is the polar opposite of WASPy politesse. The image of an entitled, arrogant frat-boy, and a crudely sexist one at that, has continued to dog him.Bush seems to understand why.??“I felt the same things [as his detractors] when I watched that,” he said of the notorious Access Hollywood outtake. “It was a gut-punch, because I didn’t like what I saw.” He added: “It’s a snapshot. It’s not the whole man. It’s a snapshot of something that was there. And I reacted the same way others did. I didn’t like it… It was a bad moment in life. And I owned it and paid heavily for it.“But I think I’m an improved person, because that’s what adversity does to a human being. These are character-building moments… I have extracted the good out of it. I didn’t miss the opportunity.”Bush said he feels empathy for Al Franken, who quit the Senate last year after Democratic colleagues, led by New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand, demanded his resignation amid allegations of unwanted touching by multiple women—allegations partly called into question by a recent profile of Franken in the New Yorker.“I think Al Franken was sacrificed,” Bush said, adding that he has never met the former Saturday Night Live performer and writer. “But I think that was more about politics. That was more about a different Senate seat”—the Alabama special election between Democrat Doug Jones and his Republican opponent, credibly accused pedophile Roy Moore. “They had to reach for that moral high ground. The fact is that there aren’t very many people out there, in my opinion, in politics or entertainment or anywhere that can claim the moral high ground.”Bush sees parallels between himself and Franken. “I feel empathy for him because I think it was handled very quickly and rushed, and I know that there was a larger purpose”—in Bush’s case, as he would have it, the protection of NBC News’ most profitable franchise from unwanted controversy in the polarized environment of a bitter presidential campaign.Along with everything else, Bush was grappling with a divorce from his wife of 21 years, Sydney—which he described as an “amicable” parting unrelated to the Trump incident and its aftermath.“I love and respect her very much, and she was very supportive through the sacking,” Bush said, adding that he’s single and not dating seriously. “I’m waiting for what [New York Times columnist] David Brooks, in his book The Second Mountain, calls the ‘rapturous love.’ You see somebody and you know instantly. Lightning bolts!”Three years after he trended on Twitter, Bush inveighs against what he calls “the outrage and faux outrage culture” that has invaded the media landscape.“We’re looking for little things as we talk to people: ‘Ah! There might be a place to exploit some controversy that can get a bunch of clicks and page views!’?And usually, it ruins people’s lives because then people get on social media and ‘Cancel Culture’ begins and they attack. And corporations aren’t strong enough to stand behind their people. So, people live in a perpetual state of fear, and what we create ultimately is a society of liars, or people who are afraid to be honest and tell the truth, because somebody’s always ready to weaponize.”Bush said he plans to address his ugly encounter with the future president during Monday’s Extra debut—both in the final segment of the half-hour program and a mid-show segment featuring a?guest he coyly declined to identify.“I can’t tell you,” he said. “But I do think it’s a good booking, and it could be fun, it could be self-deprecating, and it could be interesting.”* * *“I was determined to make some lemonade out of lemons”Bush said he has made a special effort to use his hiatus to spend quality time with each of his three daughters aged 15, 18 and 21.“I was determined to make some lemonade out of lemons,” he said. “It can’t all be pitying myself and working through my own issues.? So I took each girl on a dad-daughter mano a mano trip—one to Budapest, France and Japan for each kid. And it was amazing just to be alone with them and find our way through our GPS maps and stay in little hotels and go see different things.” (In Budapest this summer, Bush said, he had a friendly encounter in the hotel gym with Scarlett Johansson, who paused her exercise routine to come up and say hello when he was using a treadmill.)?As for how their father’s public firing, humiliation and lengthy unemployment has affected Bush’s daughters, “I don’t know—they’re resilient kids,” he said. “They get love from both of their parents. I think they’re just fine, honestly.”After the Access Hollywood tape was released, Bush’s middle daughter, in tears, asked him why he was laughing at and encouraging Trump’s misogynistic repartee.“I’m sorry,” Bush said he finally responded after she refused to accept his various quibbling explanations.“You have to own it,” Bush said. “When something private and not flattering comes out, they don’t want to hear you explain around it. They see what they see.”His eldest daughter, meanwhile, “is in recovery” from substance abuse problems that cropped up years before the Access Hollywood tape, said Bush, who joined this daughter for her 18th birthday in getting a tiny cross tattoo on his left wrist—a symbol of faith and sobriety.?Of the MeToo movement, Bush said, “I think it’s a great movement. I think there’s tremendous integrity at the core of it and it’s tackling evils. I support it, and I’ve got three girls and I think they would agree with that. We’ve talked about it.” (Bush’s friends point out that while the Access Hollywood tape was bad, no stories about workplace misconduct, sexual or otherwise, have emerged since its release.)????By the time the tape leaked, “I was already a changed person,” Bush said. “Keep in mind, I was fired in 2016 for a bad moment in 2005. I was already a different human being. When judgment day came, it was not about me. It was supposed to be judgment day for someone else”—namely Trump.???Pressed repeatedly during the interview, Bush refused to share his feelings on the record about whether Trump is fit for office; a registered independent, he said he doesn’t want to engage in political chatter beyond saying “I’m not thrilled with either side.” Probably equally salient, he doesn’t wish to alienate whatever percentage of potential Extra viewers who still count themselves among Trump’s fans. Yet all indications point to Bush’s disdain for the 45th president and his wish for him to make a quick exit from the White House.In his Times op-ed, Bush wrote that after Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015, “I was highly critical of the idea of a Trump presidency. The man who once told me—ironically, in another off-camera conversation—after I called him out for inflating his ratings: ‘People will just believe you. You just tell them and they believe you,’ was, I thought, not a good choice to lead our country.”Bush told The Daily Beast that he’s had zero contact with Trump, the president’s representatives or members of his family since the October 2016 incident.Bush said he had a friendly phone conversation with NBC Universal chief executive Steve Burke several months after his firing, but he’s?unlikely to have similarly warm encounters with Andy Lack or Noah Oppenheim or, for that matter, Al Roker.?In his New York Times op-ed, Bush wrote about his feelings of “anger” and “betrayal”; after NBC offered him a low-ball severance package, Bush hired a litigator to fight his former bosses, and managed to get somewhere in the neighborhood of $4 million. Yet Bush insists he’s not bitter.???“Forgiveness is about you,” he said, when asked if he’s forgiven the NBC News brass for what he considered their betrayal. “You can’t be bitter in just one area of your life and not be bitter anywhere else. ‘I’m only bitter here.’ No. If you’re bitter in one little area, it infects everything. It’s too much of a virus. So you have to. And I’ve done all that. I’m looking at going forward and doing a good show and making a living again.”Bush described the new Extra, of which he is anchor and managing editor, as a departure form the run-of-the-mill entertainment news and feature show. Instead of packaged pieces introduced from the anchor desk, it will focus on the behind-the-scenes process of celebrity journalism. Bush will be followed by cameras all day long as the show comes together.At a small cocktail party Wednesday night at the Hudson Yards headquarters of Warner Media, which is producing the new Extra, Bush told revelers, including several journalists, that he’s a different person from three years ago.?“I care about people’s well-being. The empathy is there,” he said about his enforced “vacation.” “I picked up a couple of missing things—a missing couple of tools from the toolbox that complete me.”He added, concerning his Trump misadventure: “You can ask me anything. Ask me about the bus—until Monday. After that, I’ll never speak of it again.”If you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. 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The Federal Communications Commission continues to crack down on misuse of the Emergency Alert System tone on television. The government agency has proposed a $272,000 fine against CBS Broadcasting for allegedly airing a simulated emergency alert tone during a nationally televised episode of "Young Sheldon" on April 12, 2018. The episode "included a sound effect […]
CBS' Survivor has revealed the cast for Season 39 of the long-running reality-TV competition — as well as announced how series vets "Boston Rob" Mariana and Sandra Diaz-Twine fit in. Premiering on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c, Season 39 brings back "legendary winners" Boston Rob and Sandra — who together have plated more than 200 […]
Amanda Peet (“The Romanoffs”) and Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot) will star on the second season of “Dirty John,” which is titled “Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story,” USA Network revealed Monday.The first season of the anthology series aired on Bravo and starred Eric Bana and Connie Britton in a story based on the “Dirty John” true-crime podcast. As previously announced, the show is moving to USA for Season 2 and will follow all-new characters and a new true-crime tale.According to the cable channel, “this second installment will be based on another epic true tale of love gone wrong — a story that spans the 1960s to the ’80s, through the breakdown of a marriage that Oprah deemed one of ‘America’s messiest divorces’ even before it ended in double homicide.”Also Read: Fall TV 2019: Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows (Photos)Peet will play Betty Broderick, the perfect Southern California blonde wife and mother. Married to her handsome college boyfriend Dan, played by Slater, Betty charms everyone she meets. After years of sacrifice and suffering while supporting Dan through both medical and law school until he exploded into the San Diego legal community as a superstar, Betty is finally enjoying the fruits of their labors. That is, until Dan hires Linda, a bright, beautiful young woman without baggage with whom he can happily forget the struggles of his past. Betty’s attempts to fight back and enraged refusals to accept reality only serve to isolate and destabilize her until she loses her very identity. And Dan’s cold confidence blinds him to the bear he has created, and won’t stop poking … until it’s too late.“Dirty John” Season 1, which was based on the Los Angeles Times articles and breakout true-crime podcast of the same name, premiered on Bravo in 2018. In May of this year, it was announced the UCP-produced show would move to USA Network for its second season.“The first season of ‘Dirty John’ was a story of twisted love and coercive control – and both these insidious elements are also present in and integral to the story of Betty Broderick, whom I have wanted to write about since I became a writer,” said series creator Alexandra Cunningham. “I can’t wait to see Amanda and Christian bring it to life.”Also Read: Bravo's 'Dirty John' Moves to USA Network for Season 2Season 2 — which is currently in production in Los Angeles — is written by Cunningham, who executive produces along with Jessica Rhoades (“The Affair,” “Sharp Objects”), Britton, Atlas Entertainment and Los Angeles Times Studios.The directors of season 2 will be led by Maggie Kiley (“Riverdale”) who will serve as co-executive producer/director on the season and direct four episodes, including the premiere and finale episodes. Additional directors for the season include Kat Candler (“Queen Sugar”), Meera Menon (“The Terror”), Shannon Kohli (“The Magicians”) and Cunningham, who will make her directorial debut.The series is co-produced with Netflix, which has first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S.Peet is represented by Gersh, Management 360 and HJTH. Slater is represented by UTA.Read original story Amanda Peet, Christian Slater to Star on ‘Dirty John’ Season 2 – New Twisted Love Story Revealed At TheWrap
Grammy-winning country artist Brad Paisley is taking center stage at Amazon, where he'll star in and executive-produce an in-the-works comedy series, per The Hollywood Reporter. Titled Fish Out of Water, the project — which currently has a script commitment at the streaming platform — is described as a Larry Sanders-esque take on celebrity vanity projects, […]
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