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Attorney for U.S. Olympic Swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger Explains How They Never Fabricated a Story to Anyone. Plus He Says What Really Went Down that Fateful Night in Rio

“Sérgio Riera, the lawyer who succeeded in getting American swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger permission from a judge to leave Brazil on Wednesday night, told the [Washington] Post’s Dom Phillips that his clients had not lied to police about an...

Reports: War Over at Viacom. CEO Philippe Dauman to Leave with $72 Million Severance Package. Some Speculation that CBS CEO Leslie Moonves Will Head Up Viacom as Well

“A truce has been reached in the vicious corporate battle that pitted [Sumner] Redstone, who controls Viacom and CBS, and his daughter, Shari Redstone, against his longtime confidants and directors at Viacom, according to two people briefed on the agreement,” reports Emily...

NBC, MSNBC to Host Forum with Trump, Clinton

The September 7 forum will address national security, veterans and the military.

Naked Donald Trump Statues Appear Across the U.S.

Naked life-size statues of Donald Trump began appearing today in cities across the U.S., including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and Cleveland, the AP reports. “They are the brainchild of an activist collective called INDECLINE, which has spoken...

CNN Posts Clip of Alice Cooper Talking Politics — Here It Is

In an unusual clip posted today by CNN, rock singer Alice Cooper, who had a hit in 1972 with “Elected,” talks politics — even while he admits that he hates the subject. Here it is …

CNN Producer Dead at 34

A senior producer at CNN who was formerly at Fox News and who worked on CNN’s “Early Start” for more than three years has died. Variety reports that Matt Null died Monday while on vacation in Barcelona. No cause of...

Scoreboard: Wednesday, August 17

The CNN Green Party Town Hall struggled against The Kelly File and The Rachel Maddow Show at 9 p.m. The taped Trump/Hannity Town Hall finished the night No. 1 in the news demo.

Brazilian Authorities Accuse U.S. Swimmers of Vandalism, Want Apology

Police in Rio de Janeiro say a story told by Ryan Lochte and other U.S. swimmers that the group was robbed at gunpoint was a lie to cover up an act of vandalism at a gas station. CNN reports that...

Gawker.com to Shut Down

On the heels of news that Univision had won an auction for Gawker Media with a bid of $135 million, we now know what the company plans to do with it. Univision will be shutting down the site, The New...

Nancy Han Joins CBS This Morning As Senior Producer

Han had been an executive producer at ABC News, overseeing the network's livestreaming digital channel, ABC News Now.

Broadcast Nets Showcase Programming at TCA

Drama took center stage as the broadcast networks made their programming presentations at the recent Television Critics Association summer press tour, but they didn’t completely overlook comedy. In today’s report by TVWeek Open Mic writer Hillary Atkin, she looks at...

Scott Diener Named News Director in St. Louis

He replaces Brian Thouvenot who left the St. Louis CBS affiliate in June.

Bret Baier to Host Sunday Night Election-Focused Show This Fall

A Sunday, 8 p.m. edition of Special Report with Bret Baier will premiere September 11th and run through November 6th.

Amy Schumer Says Her Show Is Not Canceled

Amy Schumer clarified the status of her Comedy Central show, “Inside Amy Schumer,” after a tweet she sent out Wednesday caused fans to think the show had been canceled. Schumer posted a series of tweets this morning, starting with: “#InsideAmySchumer...

Blake Shelton Offers Apology for Offensive Tweets

After some old tweets surfaced that stirred up a backlash, “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton has provided an apology. As we reported Wednesday, the tweets from 2010 and 2011, which were being called racist, homophobic and sexist, had the NBC...

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