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Media World Reacts to Gop Candidate Attacking Reporter: ‘Greg Gianforte Belongs in Jail’

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After Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs accused Republican candidate Greg Gianforte of physically assaulting him, media professionals and fellow reporters quickly voiced their outrage over the incident on social media. Jacobs shared his account of the event on Twitter — and received plenty of support. He had been pressing the candidate for details on the costs of Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. New York Daily News justice writer Shaun King wrote that Gianforte “should be arrested tonight. Period. He assaulted a reporter. This must never be acceptable.” Also Read: Reporter Accuses Montana Gop Candidate of Body Slamming Him and Breaking His Glasses MSNBC producer. »


- Debbie Emery

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Rival UK Media Companies Unite to Raise $2.6 Million Manchester Bombing Victims

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Two of the biggest media companies in the north of England have joined forces to raise money for the families of those killed and injured in Monday’s bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. The city’s premier newspaper, the Manchester Evening News, and Newsquest, the second largest publisher of regional and local newspapers in the U.K. with 205 publications, have united with a goal of raising 2 million Gbp ($2.6 million). A total of 22 people were killed and 59 injured when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a homemade explosives device in the foyer of the Manchester Arena following Grande’s show. »


- Debbie Emery

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‘Fargo’ Season 3: Every Character Ranked, From Least to Most Incompetent (Photos)

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There’s always somebody trying to desperately get away with crimes in “Fargo,” often thanks to confusion, misunderstandings, and screw-ups. In Season 3, we’re already seeing characters losing control of their lives. Here’s every “Fargo” character in the show, ranked from least to most clueless. V.M. Varga (David Thewlis) Cool, collected, and creepy, V.M. Varga is the crime boss villain of “Fargo” Season 3. Already he’s got Emmit and Sy on the ropes, mostly by employing slick wordplay and bad teeth. He doesn’t have the level of malevolence to rival Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) in Season 1 or Hanzee Dent (Zahn. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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‘Fargo’ Fact Check: Did a Sandwich Really Help Start World War I?

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(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Wednesday’s episode of “Fargo”) “Fargo” Season 3’s wolf-toothed villain V.M. Varga (David Thewlis) loves to spin long metaphorical yarns, often to explain the need for his dubious deeds. In Episode 6, “The Lord of No Mercy,” Varga tells a few “true” tales at the top of the episode in order to explain that perception can create reality. One of those stories is about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 in Sarajevo. That’s the event that started World War I by kicking off tensions between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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Reporter Accuses Montana Gop Candidate of Body Slamming Him and Breaking His Glasses

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One day before a special congressional election in Montana, an already close race was potentially upended by scandal after Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs accused Republican candidate Greg Gianforte of physically assaulting him. Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses — Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) May 24, 2017 The altercation took place Wednesday at Gianforte’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana. According to Jacobs, he was attacked — “bodyslammed” — by Gianforte after asking a question about the Republicans’ healthcare plan, as a TV interview was being set up. Jacobs was later taken to an ambulance, where he took a photo of »


- Jeremy Fuster

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‘Survivor: Game Changers’ Reveals Season 34 Winner

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(Spoiler Alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Wednesday’s “Survivor” Season 34 finale) Sarah Lacina, a 32-year-old cop from Marion, Iowa won the title of “Sole Survivor” and the $1 million prize in a live vote reveal broadcast from CBS Studio Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. She beat out former NFL player Brad Culpepper and Sports Illustrated swimsuit photographer Troyzan Roberts at the final Tribal Council. Arguably, storylines and editing telegraphed Lacina’s win with a hero narrative throughout the season. A background character on her first season in 2014, her invitation to return on a »


- Mikey Glazer

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‘The 100’ Showrunner on Who Survived, Who Didn’t and New Setting in Season 5

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(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you have not watched the Season 4 finale of “The 100.”) After four seasons on the ground, “The 100” has returned to space, and it will stay there for the time being. “That’s not to say they’ll stay up there for long, but they’re certainly starting the next season up there,” showrunner Jason Rothenberg told TheWrap of early Season 5 plans. He is referring to the seven people who launched into space and back onto the Ark in the Season 4 finale, namely: Bellamy (Bob Morley), Raven (Lindsey Morgan), Monty (Christopher Larkin), Murphy (Richard. »


- Linda Ge

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‘The Get Down’ Canceled by Netflix After 1 Season

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The Get Down” has been canceled after one season on Netflix, TheWrap has learned. The debut season of the Baz Luhrmann series about the rise of hip-hop in 1980s New York was split into two parts, with Part 2 premiering on the streaming platform last month. The series was marked by behind-the-scenes turmoil before it even premiered, with reports surfacing that the pricey musical drama suffered multiple delays in production. The series reportedly cost as much as $120 million for 12 episodes, and went through multiple showrunners, including “The Shield” alum Shawn Ryan and novelist Thomas Kelly. Also Read: 'The Get Down »


- Reid Nakamura

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Why Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s ‘Fargo’ Accent Isn’t From Fargo (Exclusive Video)

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The accents employed by the people of “Fargo” are an evolutionary adaptation against loneliness: flat, inoffensive tones with occasionally chirpy vowels, reminiscent of bird calls, to lull neighbors into feeling neighborly. It’s not how Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Nikki Swango talks at all. Winstead’s Swango, the bridge-master parolee instigator of “Fargo” Season 3, is from Chicago. It’s pretty normal for “Fargo” to take place outside of “Fargo” — it covers pretty much the entire region covered by the North Dakota-Minnesota accent. But Chicagoans had no need to adopt it. They’ve historically been bounded together so tightly that that »


- Tim Molloy

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‘Building the Wall’ Theater Review: A View of Post-Trump America Both Powerful and Preposterous

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Robert Schenkkan, best known for his Lbj bioplay “All the Way,” takes on another president in his latest, “Building the Wall,” which opened Wednesday at Off Broadway’s New World Stages. Yes, it’s Donald Trump time again in the theater, but preaching to the chorus here involves much more than a few oblique reference to the aggrieved white masses, political incompetence and modern-day fascism. Schenkkan sets “Building the Wall” in a post-Trump America where the president has been removed from office and one of his most ardent supporters remains behind bars, convicted of grievous crimes. Just how grievous? Let your imagination run. »


- Robert Hofler

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Why ‘Dirty Dancing’ Star Colt Prattes Was ‘Terrified’ to Deliver Patrick Swayze’s Classic Line

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There’s no question that Colt Prattes had the time of his life shooting “Dirty Dancing,” ABC’s musical remake of the Oscar-winning 1987 film. Prattes — a relative unknown whose biggest previous credit was the music video for Pink’s “Try” — plays Johnny Castle, the role originally played by the late Patrick Swayze. The new version airs Wednesday and also stars Abigail Breslin as Baby (Jennifer Grey’s character), with Sarah Hyland, Debra Messing, Katey Sagal, Nicole Scherzinger, Bruce Greenwood and Billy Dee Williams rounding out the cast. “You can’t do it better,” Prattes tells TheWrap of the original film. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Why Bts, Kyrie Irving and Lucas Yancey Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

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A South Korean boy band, a Cleveland Cavalier player and a hopeful “Bachelorette” contestant had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past week. The Wrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion analytics company, for a weekly look at some of the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up on social media. The data below covers May 17-23 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television shows, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV. The 2017 Billboard Music Awards on ABC Sunday night led the way in Emotional Reactions (ERs) in the last week, garnering 910,051 »

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Jerry Perenchio, Billionaire Media Mogul and Former Univision CEO, Dies at 86

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Media mogul and former Univision CEO Andrew Jerrold Perenchio has died at the age of 86. According to the Los Angeles Times, the billionare died in his home on Tuesday after a five-month battle with lung cancer. Born in Fresno on Dec. 20, 1930, Perenchio’s business savvy lead him to become one of the most influential figures in the media industry as the business partner of legendary TV producer Norman Lear and the former chairman and CEO of Univision Communications. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) In 1974, Perenchio partnered with Lear to form the company Tat, which was responsible for such. »


- Reid Nakamura

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‘A Gentle Creature’ Cannes Review: An Ambitious Tale of Russian Corruption

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In recent years, the Cannes film festival has been uniquely receptive to films about innocent saps falling into bureaucratic black holes. Directors like Cristi Puiu and Ken Loach tapped that very formula for their respective Un Certain Regard and Palme d’Or winners “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu” and “I, Daniel Blake.” And if Sergei Loznitsa’s “A Gentle Creature” offers another riff on a familiar nightmare, it does so with a dream-like approach and a feverish style that makes the subject feel bracingly vital. Actress Vasilina Makovtseva is that titular creature, an unnamed woman with a husband in prison and a. »


- Ben Croll

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Our Dream Expert Has Made Sense of ‘Twin Peaks,’ and It’s Very Sad

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In her spare time, TheWrap news editor Rosemary Rossi analyzes dreams. Here is her interpretation of the first four episodes of “Twin Peaks.” What if “Twin Peaks” is really just the story of a man with Dissociative Identity Disorder ? Sorry to dive in so fast. But that’s my operating theory about what “Twin Peaks” means after analyzing the dream sequences of the first four episodes of Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” revival, and the original two seasons that air on TV. Also Read: 'Twin Peaks': We Analyzed TV's Greatest Dream Sequence Actually, I think every sequence on “Twin Peaks »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Chris Cornell’s Wife Writes Letter to Late Singer: ‘I’m Broken, But I Will Stand Up for You’

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Vicky Cornell, the wife of late grunge star Chris Cornell, poured out her emotions in an open letter posted to Billboard on Wednesday. In the message, she expressed her grief over her husband’s untimely death and her resolve to fight for his memory. The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman was found dead at age 52 in a Detroit, Michigan, hotel room on May 17, just hours after performing in the Motor City. Also Read: Chris Cornell Seemed 'Like He Was Really Fighting' to Get Through Final Soundgarden Show, Friend Says Having been married since 2004, Vicky Cornell opened her letter by saying, “You were the best father, »


- Ashley Eady

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Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers Sentenced to Community Service in Body Shaming Case

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Playboy playmate Dani Mathers pleaded no contest on Wednesday in a body shaming case brought against her by the city of Los Angeles. She will serve 30 days of community labor, according to Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer. Mathers, 29, was charged with one count of invasion of privacy and was facing trial for allegedly photographing an elderly woman in the shower area of her gym and posting it with a mocking caption on Snapchat. The Playboy model is accused of secretly photographing a 71-year-old nude woman in the shower area of her L.A. Fitness gym and then posting it with the. »


- Meriah Doty

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‘The Keepers': What Are Repressed and Recovered Memories?

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(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched the Netflix’s series “The Keepers) An essential part of the story of Netflix’s documentary series “The Keepers” is repressed and recovered memory — the idea that traumatic memories can be blocked by a person’s psyche, and only come back to the surface years later. In the documentary, that’s what Jean Hargadon Wehner says happened to her. She accuses Father A. Joseph Maskell, a former administrator at Archbishop Keough High School where Jean went to school in the late 1960s, of sexually abusing her as a student. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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23 Actors You Probably Didn’t Know Were In ‘Star Wars’ Movies (Photos)

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The “Star Wars” films are full of secret cameos, soon-to-be-famous actors in small bit parts, and well-known faces behind alien masks and makeups. Here are 23 big names hidden throughout the franchise you might not have known about. For more features and deep dives into the world of “Star Wars” and the culture surrounding it, be sure to check out IMDb’s “Star Wars” hub. Daniel Craig (“The Force Awakens”) It was something of a news item at the time, but James Bond slipped in a secret cameo in the first “Star Wars” film in a decade — as a stormtrooper. He’s the. »


- Phil Hornshaw and Phil Owen

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Milo Yiannopoulos Ripped for Calling Ariana Grande a Coward

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Once again, Milo Yiannopoulos has ruffled some feathers. On Wednesday, the far-right firebrand took to Facebook — a social media site from which he hasn’t been banned — to comment on the Manchester terror attack. In two separate posts, Yiannopoulos called out singer Ariana Grande for failing to take what he perceived to be the appropriate action to condemn terrorism following the incident. He wrote, “Little girls are being killed thanks to a murderous ideology. Why won’t Ariana Grande condemn it? It’s a supreme act of cowardice. She has a unique chance: this is the first opportunity to strike »


- Ashley Eady

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