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Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 1:08PM EDT
Mario Batali dropped by his business partners following new sexual assault allegations
B&B Hospitality Group released a statement reacting to Sunday's 60 Minutes story on Batali, calling the new allegations "chilling and deeply disturbing."
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 5:31AM EDT
Mario Batali reportedly under NYPD investigation for two separate sexual assault allegations
Anderson Cooper revealed at the end of his 60 Minutes story on Batali's sexual misconduct that the NYPD is investigating the former Food Network star for a sexual assault incident that allegedly took place at his New York City eatery The Spotted Pig in 2005. The accuser, a former Batali employee who appeared on 60 Minutes anonymously, said she joined Batali for a glass of wine, but she barely remembered what happened next. When she woke up in the morning, she says she found "deep scratches" on her leg and semen on her skirt. Meanwhile, TMZ reports the NYPD is investigating a second woman's allegation that Batali raped her in 2004 at Babbo, another of his New York City restaurants. TMZ reports the woman was a customer who went upstairs to use the bathroom at 2 a.m. The next thing she remembered is Batali allegedly on top of her. TMZ says the woman filed a police report in March of this year. Batali issued a statement to 60 Minutes denying the first allegation, saying: “I vehemently deny the allegation that I sexually assaulted this woman. My past behavior has been deeply inappropriate and I am sincerely remorseful for my actions. I am not attempting a professional comeback."
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
60 Minutes to tackle the Mario Batali sexual harassment scandal
On Sunday's episode of the CBS News magazine, Anderson Cooper interviews those who were “sexually harassed or assaulted” at one of the restaurants Batali co-owned.
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 1:22PM EDT
FCC received only three complaints over 60 Minutes' Stormy Daniels interview
"I tuned in to watch 60 Minutes on Sunday March 25. Somehow Pornhub showed up on my TV. Very disturbing," said one complaint. Another called the segment a "commercial" that was "disgusting" to watch. A third complaint said: "SHAME ON 60 MINUTES!! THEY ARE NOW THE T.V. VERSION OF THE NATIONALENQURIER."
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 1:12PM EDT
60 Minutes earns two Peabody Awards, HBO's Vice News Tonight and CNN each get one
The Peabody Awards named their news winners today, handing two awards to 60 Minutes, including the institutional award for its “The Whistleblower" investigation.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 2:31PM EDT
CBS renews 11 shows, leaving Criminal Minds on the bubble
Being renewed are MacGyver, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Survivor, The Amazing Race, Madam Secretary, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans. Missing from the list is Criminal Minds, which is ending its 13th season. CBS says a decision on Season 14 will made around the time of the network's upfronts. Other CBS shows that remain on the bubble include Elementary, Man with a Plan, Superior Donuts, Life in Pieces, Code Black, Living Biblically, Scorpion and Kevin Can Wait.
# TOPICS: CBS, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, The Amazing Race, Blue Bloods, Bull, Code Black, Criminal Minds, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0 (2010 series), Kevin Can Wait, Life in Pieces, Living Biblically, MacGyver (2016 series), Madam Secretary, Man With a Plan, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Superior Donuts, Survivor, Cancellations, Renewals & Pickups
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
Stormy Daniels' attorney: 60 Minutes edited out her saying "she can describe the president’s genitalia in great detail"
"That did not make it into the piece," said attorney Michael Avenatti on Megyn Kelly Today, calling CBS a "conservative network" and pointing out that Anderson Cooper's two-hour-plus interview was cut down to 14 to 16 minutes.
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
Does Roseanne's success provide a model for networks to survive the streaming age?
Between 60 Minutes' Stormy Daniels interview and the Roseanne revival, it's been a pretty good month for broadcast TV, says Josef Adalian. As he explains, "this month’s developments hint at a potential path forward for the dinosaurs of the small screen. First, the successes of recent weeks show that networks need to aim for the watercooler with event programming. Not to be confused with buzzy shows — Netflix has no shortage of those — watercooler shows are those programs best consumed the night they air, so they can be dissected immediately on social media, or the next day at work or school. Think singing contests (American Idol, The Voice), weekly elimination competitions (Survivor, The Bachelor), live musicals (this weekend’s Jesus Christ Superstar), specials, live sports, or even big newsmaker interviews like the one 60 Minutes conducted with Daniels."
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 1:38PM EDT
After watching Stormy Daniels interview, Megyn Kelly was reminded of the Trump team allegedly threatening her
Kelly shared a portion of her 2016 book, Settle for More, following the 60 Minutes interview where Daniels said a mysterious man threatened her and her daughter. In her book, Kelly recalled that President Trump's attorney Michael Cohen retweeted a tweet from a Trump supporter that said "we can gut her." To which Kelly responded: "For the first time, I felt alarmed."
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Richard Dreyfuss reacts to Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels allegedly watching his Shark Week documentary
The Jaws star narrated Ocean of Fear: Worst Shark Attack Ever that has been pegged as the two-hour Shark Week documentary the pair were allegedly watching in July 2007 when Daniels says she visited Trump's Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow. When Dreyfuss' son, Ben, tweeted that the Shark Week documentary "Trump watched with Stormy Daniels was apparently narrated by my dad," Richard Dreyfuss tweeted: "Many things in this tweet would not have made sense a few years ago."
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 10:29PM EDT
Stormy Daniels was treated with respect on 60 Minutes, while Jimmy Kimmel treated her to "insulting capers"
Daniels' interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! stands in stark contrast to her 60 Minutes sit-down with Anderson Cooper -- obviously, because one is a comedy show and the other a newsmagazine. But Christina Cauterucci notes that on Kimmel, Daniels was playing "the role of a tabloid-cover porn actress in a political scandal" -- and Kimmel treated her with "several unsophisticated gags" that were "deployed to remind the audience that Daniels was famous for having sex." But "with Trump’s threats of a lawsuit looming and a new wave of online hate to consider," Daniels changed her approach for 60 Minutes, says Cauterucci, adding: "If Daniels appears more believable on 60 Minutes than she did on Kimmel, it’s because, for women, the distance between being a trustworthy victim of threats and being a greedy liar can be as narrow as a modest blouse and some good PR advice. Cooper lent another layer of credibility to the broadcast. Unlike Kimmel, he approached Daniels with empathy, as someone with smarts and legitimate concerns. His unflustered lines of questioning drained the blood out of the sex parts of Daniels’ story, even the spanking bit, leaving viewers to focus on the disturbing threats made against her and the Trump team’s possible violations of campaign finance law. (The studiously dull, highly edited production style of 60 Minutes helped set the sober tone too.)"
- The most radical thing Anderson Cooper did was refuse to treat Daniels as if "she was irresponsible or immoral, or as if she were less than credible simply because of what she does for a living."
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 2:46PM EDT
How Stormy Daniels was "Trumpian" in her 60 Minutes interview
The porn star with the real name Stephanie Clifford "swatted Mr. Trump with a rolled-up network newsmagazine," says James Poniewozik. She was direct and conversational. She had playful one-liners. She told a story. "But most important — most, dare I say it, Trumpian — she was unapologetic," says Poniewozik. He adds: "Ms. Clifford owned her story and her life. Yes, she’s stripped and had sex on camera for a living, a 'legitimate — and legal, I’d like to point out — career.' Yes, she’s gotten job offers from her publicity: 'Tell me one person who would turn down a job offer making more than they’ve been making.' That should sound familiar. Running for president, Mr. Trump jiu-jitsued facts that would have ended other candidacies into selling points. Did he give money to candidates he later attacked? That meant he knew how to work the system, and thus could fix it. Did he avoid paying income taxes? 'That makes me smart.' His brazenness was the brazenness of reality TV, the argument of a finalist in a Survivor tribal council who tells the jury to hate the game, not the player. Just so, Ms. Clifford has used unshamability and quick-draw ripostes as a force field."
- Updated ratings: 22 million watched, a bigger audience than the Grammys and Golden Globes
- Given all the hype, Daniels' appearance was a little anticlimactic -- but it was "amazing television"
- Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti previously "locked horns" with Apprentice producer Mark Burnett and Paris Hilton
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 9:56AM EDT
Stormy Daniels gives 60 Minutes its best ratings in a decade
Early numbers show that 24.5 million viewers tuned in for Anderson Cooper's sitdown with the porn star, who detailed her alleged affair with Donald Trump. Those are the best ratings since Steve Kroft's interview with Barack and Michelle Obama after he won the presidency in 2008. The high ratings are despite a 35-minute delay of the interview in the Eastern and Central time zones due to NCAA basketball overtime. The delay meant that 60 Minutes was scooped by itself because CBS News allowed publications such as Entertainment Weekly, The Daily Beast and Deadline to post details of the interview at 7 p.m. E.T.
- It's not 60 Minutes' fault that the Stormy Daniels interview took us to a new level of media degradation
- The reality show president may have met his match in Stormy Daniels
- Stormy Daniels reiterates that Trump said he'll try to get her on The Apprentice
- Here is a compilation of every time CBS Sports' Jim Nantz had to say "Stormy Daniels"
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 9:56AM EDT
Were Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels allegedly watching Shark Week's Ocean of Fear: Worst Shark Attack Ever?
Slate's Matthew Dessem combed through TV listings from the 2007 Shark Week and compared it with the Daniels' recounting of her Shark Week Trump anecdote -- both on 60 Minutes and in an interview with In Touch Weekly -- to determine what the pair might have been allegedly watching in a Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow. "Here’s part of the TV listings grid for Sunday, July 29, 2007, as published in the Los Angeles Times," Dessem writes. "Slate’s crack investigative team has highlighted an entry of particular interest. That’s right, from 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. that Sunday, the Discovery Channel kicked off Shark Week with the premiere of a documentary called Ocean of Fear: Worst Shark Attack Ever (VCR+ code 715368). The film told the story of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, the ship whose fate Robert Shaw so memorably recounted in Jaws. That has to be the show Daniels is describing. Written and directed by Richard Bedser, Ocean of Fear: Worst Shark Attack Ever used a mix of reenactments and interviews and, for Jaws-related reasons, was narrated by Richard Dreyfus."
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 11:27PM EDT
60 Minutes teases its Stormy Daniels interview with a clip of her not speaking
The 10-second clip is shorter than the ad that proceeds it on YouTube. ALSO: Fox News has never said "Trump" and "porn star" in the same sentence.