Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 5:49PM EDT
Fox News reacts to Sean Hannity-Michael Cohen bombshell, calling it "the elephant in the room"
Shepard Smith, who was recently feuding with Hannity, was on Fox News when the revelation was made that Hannity also was a client of Trump's attorney Michael Cohen. "For us, the elephant in the room is that Sean Hannity is said to have been a third client of Michael Cohen,” Smith said in briefly addressing the bombshell news, adding: "A lot of people here know his number. We’ll get on that.” After a commercial break, Shepard said, "we spoke with his publicist here at Fox News who says that he says they have been friends a long time. He never denied he was his lawyer. That he did some legal work for him along the way. And that’s the extent of that." Hannity later released a statement saying "Michael Cohen has never represented me in any manner. I never retained him, received an invoice or paid legal fees." Fox News has yet to formally comment on Hannity's connection with Cohen.
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New York Times and New Yorker win a Pulitzer for their reporting that kicked off the #MeToo movement
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of The Times are sharing Pulitzer Prize for public service with Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker for exposing Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct scandal. The Pulitzer board stated its award is "for explosive, impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators, including allegations against one of Hollywood’s most influential producers, bringing them to account for long-suppressed allegations of coercion, brutality and victim silencing, thus spurring a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse of women." ALSO: Fox News boasts: "NBC humiliated when Ronan Farrow wins Pulitzer for Weinstein expose after Peacock passed."
The Big Bang Theory books Mark Hamill and Kathy Bates for the wedding-themed season finale
They'll join previously announced guest-stars Jerry O'Connell and Teller from Penn & Teller. Details of Hamill and Bates' roles weren't revealed.
Stephen Colbert's lead over Jimmy Fallon grew even bigger during the first quarter of 2018
A year ago, Colbert's Late Show was ahead of Fallon's Tonight Show by less than 300,000 viewers. In the first three months of 2018, Colbert's lead over Fallon has become "daunting," according to Josef Adalian, with The Late Show averaging 4.02 million "DVR-adjusted viewers" to Fallon's 2.76 million. Jimmy Kimmel was in third place with 2.35 million.
Showtime is remaking The Wrong Mans starring Ben Schwartz, with James Corden and J.J. Abrams producing
The 2013 BBC action comedy that Corden co-created and co-starred in is getting an American remake with Corden producing along with Abrams' Bad Robot productions. Schwartz will play one of two office workers whose life is turned upside down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity.
Wild Wild Country left out a gruesome 1990 murder committed by a former follower
The Way brothers say a grisly 1990 murder committed by a former Rajneesh follower never came up in their research. "Even if it did, we would have not included it in Wild Wild Country," Maclain and Chapman Way said in a joint statement. "Our series primarily focuses on the events in Eastern Oregon from 1981-1985, and this horrific murder occurred five years after the collapse of the commune in Northern California."
Dear White People returns for Season 2 on May 4
Netflix teased the new season that will feature Lena Waithe as a recurring guest-star, host of the show's spoof on Love & Hip Hop.
Eva Longoria honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star with one of her Desperate Housewives co-stars on hand
Felicity Huffman joined a pregnant Longoria at today's ceremony along with Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, her Overboard co-star Anna Faris, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, Ricky Martin and Mario Lopez. “It’s just been a surreal journey,” she said through tears, adding: “I feel like I’m still a little girl from Corpus Christi, Texas, who had a really big dream and big hair. As a woman and as a Latina, I represent a lot of communities and I want to tell all those communities that this isn’t my star, this is our star.”
Rick and Morty make a My Little Pony cameo
The latest episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic featured a blink-if-you-miss cameo from the Adult Swim stars.
Starz acquires Seeso's programming, including Take My Wife
The content from the NBC Universal comedy platform that was shuttered last year has found a new home on Starz, including Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher's critically acclaimed Take My Wife.
- Fox News reacts to Sean Hannity-Michael Cohen bombshell, calling it "the elephant in the room"