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Trump Refuses to Take Part in Super Bowl Tradition

When Super Bowl LII takes place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis, it will dispense with the traditional pre-Super Bowl Presidential Interview. Deadline reports that Donald Trump told NBC, which is televising the game, that he won’t be taking part this year....

GLAAD Media Awards Nominees: ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘Lady Bird’, ‘This Is Us’ Among Those Recognized

The nominations for the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced today with awards season favorites Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird as well as television standouts This Is Us and The Handmaid’s Tale getting recognized for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. Show More Summary

Ashleigh Banfield Doubles Down On Aziz Ansari Accusations: “Sloppy & Reckless”

HLN anchor Ashleigh Banfield hasn’t backed down from her criticism of the web article accusing actor Aziz Ansari of sexual misconduct – despite the petty personal insults tossed her way by one of the website’s editors. Banfield appeared...Show More Summary

Here’s Who ‘Won’ the Inaugural Fake News Awards

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman won first place in the inaugural Fake News Awards unveiled Wednesday by the Republican National Committee. Krugman has been relentlessly critical of the president. His latest piece Friday, headlined, “Republicans Simply Want to Hurt People,” insisted that “making low-income Americans worse off has become a goal in itself for the […]

Sundance Film Festival Opening Press Conference – Watch Live

It's a lot warmer than usual and there isn't really any snow to speak of in Park City right now, but the Sundance Film Festival is keeping it traditional in one sense today with its annual opening press conference that officially kicks...Show More Summary

Samantha Bee Pummels #MeToo Backlash And Aziz Ansari “Feminism”

Samantha Bee defended article accusing Aziz Ansari, who wore a Time’sUp pin at the Golden Globes, of engaging in sexual misconduct during a date last year. Acknowledging we seem to have hit the #YouTooLoud backlash phase of the #MeToo...Show More Summary

Former Obama Adviser Knocks Sen. Jeff Flake’s Comparison of Trump to Stalin

Former Obama adviser David Axelrod knocked Sen. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.) for his comparison President Donald Trump to murderous Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in a tweet sent earlier today. One of the dangers of @realDonaldTrump is that he prods his critics to become as hyperbolic as he is. — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) January 16, 2018 Axelrod is […]

Colombia's Supreme Court orders magazine to reveal sources

Bogotá, Colombia, January 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the Colombian Supreme Court ruling that forces a business magazine to reveal its sources and urges the court to overturn its decision on appeal.....

Damon Lindelof Renews Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV

Damon Lindelof is staying in business with Warner Bros. TV. The Leftovers creator has signed a new overall deal with the studio where he’s been based since 2012. The re-up was expected. Lindelof is currently is working on Watchmen, a followup to his praised The Leftovers, which received a pilot order at HBO in September. Show More Summary

3 Ways Voice AI Will Change the Way We Shop in 2018

I've seen the rise of mobile and omnichannel retail from within the industry. Ten years ago, when I worked at, Amazon was becoming a powerhouse beyond books and Walmart was redesigning its delivery network in response to rising ecommerce sales. When I was at Apple in 2011, the company was redefining the concept of...

Dylan Farrow Calls Actors In Woody Allen Movies “Complicit” In “Culture Of Silence”

Dylan Farrow said on CBS This Morning that actors continuing to work with director Woody Allen should “acknowledge their complicity and hold themselves accountable to how they have perpetuated this culture of silence in their industry.” Farrow,...Show More Summary

Jeff Flake Torches Trump’s Promised “Fake News” Awards As Red-Carpet Address On Senate Floor

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has insisted President Donald Trump’s promised Wednesday unveiling of his first annual Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year is a “potential event” only. But  Trump’s other...Show More Summary

Kristen Wiig To Topline Reese Witherspoon-Produced Comedy Series For Apple

Apple has landed a half-hour untitled comedy series, executive produced by and starring Kristen Wiig and produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine. The series is inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld’s upcoming short story collection You Think It, I'll Say It. Show More Summary

Katie Couric To Co-Host Olympics Opening Ceremony In PyeongChang

Katie Couric will return to NBC to co-host the Opening Ceremony for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, it was announced today by Jim Bell, President, NBC Olympics Production and Programming. Couric will joinShow More Summary

Media Questions Trump’s Mental Fitness After Doctor Says President is in ‘Excellent’ Health

White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson may have given President Trump a clean bill of health–declaring his overall health “excellent,” but that didn’t stop the media from peppering him with questions about Trump’s mental health. The questions from the White House Press Corps ranged from whether Trump could have early onset Alzheimers, dementia, the 25th […]

In Houston, Working Families Seek to Reclaim King's Dream

In Houston, Working Families Seek to Reclaim King's Dream IAM This past weekend in Houston, the AFL-CIO hosted its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, with a theme of "Reclaiming Our Dream: Strategize, Organize,...Show More Summary

States, Congress Battle FCC Over Net Neutrality End

Dozens of attorneys general filed a petition Tuesday challenging the Federal Communication Commission’s recent decision to roll back net neutrality rules. A coalition of major tech companies has also promised court action; and Congress appears ready to take action, as well. The petition, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals...

Late Night’s Weight Night: Kimmel, Colbert & Co. Marvel At President’s Health

Donald Trump’s wafer-thin distance from official obesity greased most late-night comedy monologues last night, but only Jimmy Kimmel Live took the president’s physical exam to horrific levels. "I can now confirm that President Trump’s...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 01.17.18

The Trump administration is planning to ask the Supreme Court for assistance in dismantling DACA. That is, because "[i]t defies both law and common sense" that a "single district court in San Francisco" has halted the Trump's plans, the Supreme Court must intervene. Show More Summary

Dylan Farrow On Woody Allen: “Why Shouldn’t I Want To Bring Him Down?”

In a short preview of tomorrow’s interview with Dylan Farrow, CBS This Morning aired a clip today of co-host Gayle King asking Farrow whether she wants to “bring down” her father Woody Allen by resurrected decades-old charges of childhood sexual abuse. “Why should I want to bring him down?,” Farrow responds. Show More Summary

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