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Posted Sunday 2/18/18 at 7:29AM EST
CNN to host a town hall on the Florida school shooting, invites President Trump to attend
Jake Tapper will moderate Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 9 p.m. E.T. CNN has invited Trump, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, as well as Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson and Rep. Ted Deutch.
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
MSNBC's Katy Tur: The concept of "News Anchor Makeup" is changing to emphasize natural beauty
"For so long," writes Tur in Glamour magazine, "there was an expectation of how you’re supposed to look when you walk into any broadcast makeup room, where makeup artists would Fox-ify—as in Fox News—any woman by adding fake lashes, bright lipstick, and lots of eyeshadow, and perfectly coiffing her hair. But that’s just not who I am. Today most of the industry, even Fox News, is moving away from that a little. It’s partially the moment we’re in: There’s a shift toward a real, more natural-looking beauty. But I also think people are taking the news more seriously."
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 5:44PM EST
Christiane Amanpour to explore Sex & Love Around the World for CNN
The six-part docuseries, premiering next month, will follow the journalist as she turns her "gaze to the shifting landscapes of intimacy, love and pleasure in an increasingly complex world."
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 2:32PM EST
YouTube TV confirms it's adding Turner channels and raising prices for new members
YouTube TV subscribers will have access to Turner channels, including Turner Classic Movies, TNT, TBS, CNN and Cartoon Network, truTV and Adult Swim, as well as NBA TV and MLB Network. The service will also increase its subscription fee $40 per month for new members beginning March 13, but anyone who signs up before then will continue to pay the current $35 a month price.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
YouTube TV will reportedly raise its price and add the Turner family of channels
The streaming service's monthly price will go up from $35 to $40 a month, according to a Buzzfeed post that has since been removed because it contained embargoed information. Concurrent with the price hike, YouTube will reportedly add Turner channels, including CNN, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT and TCM.
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:42AM EST
Don Lemon returns to CNN following his sister’s tragic death
“I am back sitting with you tonight because this is exactly where she would have wanted me to be,” he said last night, adding: “I want all of you to know that your prayers and your words of encouragement have really meant the world to me and my family over the last few days.”
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Don Lemon’s older sister dies in an accidental drowning
The CNN anchor’s older sister, 58-year-old L’Tanya “Leisa” Lemon Grimes, died on Wednesday after accidentally falling into a pond in Louisiana. Police don't suspect foul play.
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
CNN debuts a new promo, warning “it’s only a matter of time until someone gets hurt”
In the wake of recent death threats against its employees over "fake news," CNN is airing a new promo in its "Facts First" campaign. The promo shows a banana. “Some people might try to tell you that this an apple,” says the voiceover. “It might even start as a joke. But when they say it over and over and over again, and people start to believe it, it’s only a matter of time until someone gets hurt.”
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 1:34AM EST
CNN reinstates contributor Ryan Lizza after sexual misconduct investigation
Lizza was suspended from CNN last month after The New Yorker fired him for alleged sexual misconduct, though the publication wouldn’t divulge details of his behavior. CNN responded by suspending Lizza and conducting its own “extensive investigation.” “Based on the information provided and the findings of the investigation, CNN has found no reason to continue to keep Mr. Lizza off the air,” CNN said in a statement.
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
CNN president Jeff Zucker reassured his employees after security threat — and said he’s not leaving CNN for ESPN
At a town hall meeting, Zucker called this week's threat “a very, very rare occurrence." As for the ESPN job, Zucker said he has had no discussions with Disney. “I fully intend to stay at CNN and have no desire to work at ESPN," Zucker said.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 4:39PM EST
Don Lemon blames President Trump, addressing him directly, for CNN death threats
“Mr. President, I’m speaking directly to you,” Lemon said on his CNN show in reaction to a Michigan man shouting “fake News” in threats to the cable news network. “We are not the enemy. We are not trying to silence you. It is the job of the free press to report the facts, to ask questions, tough questions, ones you don’t like, even if you don’t like the facts or those questions. No matter how many times you attack us as fake news, we will continue to do our jobs.” Lemon himself was the subject of a death threat last November.
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 2:19PM EST
Tiffany Haddish received praise for flubbing the names of Oscar nominees
The comedian helped turn this morning’s nomination announcement into must-see TV while announcing the Oscar nominees before dawn with Andy Serkis. Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya was one of the names Haddish humorously struggled with, pronouncing it "Daniel Coolye” and, in her second try, "Daniel Kalua.” "He knows his name," she quipped. Best adapted screenplay nominee Michael H. Wilber was happy to have Haddish butcher his name. "Tiffany Haddish can mispronounce my name any way she wants! WOOOOOOO," he wrote on Twitter.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
FBI arrests man for threatening to gun down CNN employees over “fake news”
”Fake news. I'm coming to gun you all down,” the unnamed Michigan man said in one of 22 phone calls to CNN headquarters in Atlanta last week. The FBI also said the man said, “I'm smarter than you. More powerful than you. I have more guns than you. More manpower. Your cast is about to get gunned down in a matter of hours." Authorities were able to trace his calls to Detroit.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
CNN’s Bill Weir slams Megyn Kelly over her Jane Fonda remarks, attacking her “ginormous salary”
“A decent host might drop by the green room before the show and ask an 80 yr-old the best way to broach a sensitive topic but @MegynTODAY would rather attack the guest for being offended,” Weir tweeted, adding: “Meanwhile, real journalists are forced to take cuts so NBC can pay her ginormous salary.”
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 10:48PM EST
CNN president Jeff Zucker has emerged as a candidate for the ESPN president job
Zucker started his career as a researcher on NBC Sports’ 1988 Olympics coverage before running the Today show and, much later, the entire NBC network, where he helped make Donald Trump a TV star on The Apprentice. Now, after finding success at CNN, Zucker is reportedly lobbying for the top ESPN job to replace John Skipper, who resigned abruptly last month. Zucker “is an intriguing proposition,” according to Deadline, which adds: “He has a higher profile than any of the other potential candidates. He was able to reverse CNN’s linear ratings declines even before the Donald Trump-fueled political coverage ratings bonanza. He also successfully built the cable news network’s digital brand, overseeing a big online expansion.” UPDATE: A CNN spokesperson says: "“Jeff loves his job at CNN and has no interest in running ESPN."