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Late night TV lets loose on Harvey Weinstein

Highs and lows of Harvey Weinstein’s career Late night TV was slammed by social media and news outlets for not addressing the sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein last week, but late night let loose on Monday. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel opened his Monday night show explaining how he got into a Twitter spat with Donald Trump Jr., who asked him on Twitter about his thoughts on Weinstein. “He’s speaking, I don’t know if you know about this, but there was an expose in the New York Times about ...

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer debuts on 'Monday Night Football'

‘Star Wars’ really is from ‘a long time ago…’ ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” had bears, vikings and Jedi on Monday night. The official trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” debuted during halftime of the Monday night match up between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings. The new trailer gives us our latest look at the most anticipated film of the year, which brings us back to the galaxy far, far away. It focused on the two new main characters of the series in Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren and Daisy ...

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Harvey Weinstein believes his brother Bob betrayed him

Highs and lows of Harvey Weinstein’s career Why was Harvey Weinstein fired from the company he co-founded with his brother Bob? The board of directors said it was due to mounting allegations of misconduct by the famously volatile media mogul. But privately Weinstein suspects something else. “Harvey is convinced that this was a takedown,” a longtime friend of Weinstein’s said Monday. Specifically, Weinstein has been telling confidants that he believes Bob is behind last week’s damaging New York Times investigation and the board’s subsequent decision to fire him. “He feels ...

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Late night TV slammed for overlooking Harvey Weinstein scandal

Stelter: Firing is an earthquake in Hollywood Late night TV is taking heat from social media and news outlets for its failure thus far to address the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein that came to light in a New York Times story published last Thursday. “Saturday Night Live” excluded mention of Weinstein in its sketches and in its parody news segment “Weekend Update” over the weekend. “SNL” had prepared Weinstein jokes but they “just didn’t land” with the audience during a dress rehearsal, according to a source with knowledge ...

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ESPN suspends Jemele Hill over tweets

ESPN has suspended host Jemele Hill for two weeks due to “a second violation of our social media guidelines,” the network announced Monday afternoon. Hill “previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet,” ESPN said in a statement. “In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences. Hence this decision.” This is a developing story. More to come… Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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The Queen honored Harvey Weinstein. Will she take it back?

Stelter: Firing is an earthquake in Hollywood Harvey Weinstein has lost his job. Should he lose his honors too? Weinstein was fired from the film company he co-founded on Sunday, just days after a New York Times investigation detailed numerous incidents of alleged sexual harassment by the powerful producer. Apart from winning numerous movie industry awards, Weinstein received state honors in France and Britain. He was named an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empirein 2004. The honorary CBE is one of the highest accolades a foreigner can ...

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Harvey Weinstein has been fired. So what's next?

Stelter: What the Weinstein story really means Until Sunday evening, Harvey Weinstein thought he might hang on to his position at The Weinstein Company. But unbeknownst to him, the film company’s board met that day and decided to terminate his contract, citing “new information about misconduct.” Weinstein has been uncharacteristically quiet since the decision was announced. His attorneys did not respond to requests for comment Monday morning. Now questions are swirling about what he might do next. Will the disturbing allegations of sexual harassment make him a pariah in Hollywood, ...

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American Richard H. Thaler wins Nobel Prize in economics

Richard H. Thaler of the University of Chicago was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for his contributions to the field of behavioral economics. Thaler was cited for his research in the psychology of economic decision-making. His theory explains “how people simplify financial decision-making by creating separate accounts in their minds, focusing on the narrow impact of each individual decision rather than its overall effect,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences every year awards the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences ...

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Turkey's currency slumps on U.S. visa spat

Turkey’s currency is suffering the effects of the country’s escalating feud with the United States. The Turkish lira slumped as much as 6.6% against the U.S. dollar on Monday after a spat over visas between the two countries intensified. The nosedive in the currency came after the U.S. embassy in Ankara announced late Sunday that it would cease processing most kinds of visas for Turkish citizens. Turkey’s embassy in Washington D.C. quickly responded in kind,saying it would halt visa applications for Americans. The lira clawed back most of those losses ...

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CBS reporter: I didn't talk to Kaepernick about kneeling

#TakeAKnee heats up on and off the field A CBS sports writer who said Sunday that Colin Kaepernick would stand for the national anthem if he signed with another NFL team is now saying he never asked the quarterback about the issue. The confusion started after Jason La Canfora talked about Kaepernick on the network’s pregame show, “The NFL Today.” La Canfora said he recently spoke with the free agent about his desire to play football again. During the segment, anchor James Brown turned to the anthem debate: “And kneeling, ...

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