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NBC Will Stream ‘Sunday Night Football’ To Mobile Phones Starting In 2018

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NBCUniversal has acquired rights from the NFL to stream Sunday Night Football through NBC's “TV Everywhere” offering to mobile phones for the first time, beginning with the 2018 season. The top-rated weekly games already have been available to cable subscribers via authenticated apps for tablets and connected TVs, but streaming to phones became possible when Verizon recently re-upped with the NFL on a non-exclusive basis. In its announcement, NBCU noted that the… »

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John Skipper Resigns As Espn President; Admits Substance Abuse Problem

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John Skipper resigned as president of Espn and co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks on Monday, citing his substance abuse problem. George Bodenheimer, Espn’s president from 1998-2011 and its executive chairman until May 2014, will take over as the acting chairman of the company for the next 90 days to help Disney chairman and chief executive officer Bob Iger find Skipper’s replacement, Espn said. “Today I have resigned from my duties as President of Espn,” Skipper… »

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‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Up, Low ‘Christmas Story Live!’ Topped By ‘Sound Of Music’ Movie Encore

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A week before Christmas Eve, it was a very busy Sunday — and we don't mean just with the shopping and packing some of you are still working on. With a hard-fought and potential playoff preview New England Patriots-Pittsburgh Steelers game on CBS owning the earlier part of the evening, it was NFL football vs. the live musical tradition on the Big 4 last night as Sunday Night Football and A Christmas Story Live! went head-to-head. Thing is, it wasn't much of a battle. Live… »

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Rob Lowe Helps & Feeds Firefighters Battling Wildfire Near His Montecito Home

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Rob Lowe is taking time to show his appreciation for the firefighters batting the massive Thomas fire near his home in Montecito, California. He shared a photo on Instagram of a Cal Fire firefighters crew dining Sunday evening his home. “Dinner for new friends at our house,” Lowe wrote. Lowe even grabbed a hose to help firefighters. “You do what you can, but when it's time.. you Go,” he wrote. So far today, the news is better for firefighters who have been on the front… »


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HBO Confirms Sheila Nevins Exiting In 2018 As Documentary Films President

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HBO has released more details of the departure of Sheila Nevins, the longtime president of HBO Documentary and Family Programming. The premium cabler said today in a release that Nevins is leaving the network in early 2018 to “pursue the rest of my life.” The New York Times first reported Nevins was exiting HBO after 38 years in a lengthy profiled published on Saturday. "HBO is in my DNA and I will always consider it to be my alma mater," said Nevins. "The word legend is… »

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‘Good Day La’ Taps Rita Garcia As Co-Host; Replaces Steve Edwards

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La’s Fox 11 has tapped Rita Garcia as co-host of Good Day La alongside Megan Colarossi. She replaces longtime co-host Steve Edwards, who was abruptly fired last week after more than two decades with the program. Garcia begins her new job today on the morning news and entertainment program, which airs weekdays from 9-10 Am. "Rita is an experienced journalist who is already familiar with the unique culture and landscape of Southern California, making her the perfect… »

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Tavis Smiley Takes His Case To ‘Gma’: “PBS Made A Huge Mistake”

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“PBS made a huge mistake,” Tavis Smiley told ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday, in his first live interview since PBS suspended distribution of his interview program indefinitely, over sexual misconduct allegations. The Tavis Smiley Show has aired on PBS for 14 seasons. Smiley, said the employee handbook for his company does not forbid relationships between employees because “I don’t know where your heart is going to lead you.” He acknowledged having consensual sexual… »

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Donald Trump Tweets Gop Having Good Year, Will “Do Well In 2018”

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President Donald Trump, still smarting over Trump-backed Roy Moore’s stunning defeat in Alabama, tweeted this morning the Gop is having a good year: “Remember, Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional Races this year. The media refuses to mention this. I said Gillespie and Moore would lose (for very different reasons) and they did.” “I also predicted ‘I’ would win,” Trump tweeted. Much interesting speculation Monday morning as to why Potus put “I” in quote marks. “Republicans… »

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BBC Lines Up Feature-Length Doc On Harvey Weinstein Scandal

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Harvey Weinstein is set to be the leading man in a feature-length documentary about his sex scandal that has engulfed Hollywood. The BBC is to lift the veil on Weinstein after more than 80 women accused him of various inappropriate behavior ranging from rape to sexual assault through to intimidation, bullying and strange showering habits. Simon and Jonathan Chinn's Lightbox is making the 90-minute film, which will be directed by Ursula MacFarlane, who has directed docs… »

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TV Review: Fox’s ‘A Christmas Story Live!’ Brings Oscar & Tony Winners Benj Pasek And Justin Paul To TV Audience

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Nothing says “Christmas Spirit” these days like the sight of a beaming, bespectacled tow-headed 9-year-old pointing his new rifle into the cold dark of night and pulling the trigger. Nothing, that is, unless it’s another vision, this one eye-poppingly aglitter, of a sexy, spangled schoolteacher-turned-hoofer sellin’ it, surrounded by a bevy of prepubescent girls in can-can regalia, also sellin’ it. Call me old fashioned, or politically correct or whatever you choose, but… »

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