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Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 2:19PM EST
The Grammys will pay tribute to victims of violence at concerts
The Grammys have enlisted Brothers Osborne, Eric Church and Maren Morris, who all performed at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas where last October’s shooting happened, will pay tribute to the concert’s victims, as well as the victims of the Ariana Grande’s Manchester, England concert. ALSO: Elton John, Kendrick Lamar and U2 will perform at the Grammys.
Posted Tuesday 11/07/17 at 10:17AM EST
Producer on Showtime's Active Shooter: America Under Fire has found his docuseries to be “too relevant”
Sunday’s Texas Church Shooting was the second mass shooting to take place since the eight-part docuseries premiered on Sept. 29 -- two days before the Las Vegas massacre. Already, producers have had to edit an episode devoted to the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting because, after what happened in Las Vegas, they could no longer call it the deadliest shooting in American history. "If there was ever a case of making a TV series that was perhaps too relevant, it might this one," says executive producer Aaron Saidman. ALSO: Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers had different approaches to expressing their outrage over the Texas Church Shooting.
Posted Friday 11/03/17 at 1:59PM EDT
CMAs lift ban on media questions after co-host Brad Paisley slams it as “ridiculous and unfair”
Responding to news that members of the press could be kicked out for asking about the Las Vegas shooting, politics or guns on the CMA Awards red carpet, Paisley tweeted this morning: “I’m sure the CMA will do the right thing and rescind these ridiculous and unfair press guidelines. In 3…2….1…..” Soon after the tweet, the CMAs rescinded the ban. “CMA apologizes for the recently distributed restrictions in the CMA Awards media guidelines, which have since been lifted,” the CMA said in a statement. “The sentiment was not to infringe and was created with the best of intentions to honor and celebrate Country Music.” Paisley responded to the CMA statement, tweeting: “Bravo CMA awards for doing the right thing & apologizing for this mistake. All are welcome, let's have a great show.”
Posted Friday 11/03/17 at 2:43AM EDT
Media covering the CMAs have been warned not to ask about guns, politics and the Las Vegas shooting
The CMA Awards released media guidelines Thursday specifically mentioning the "Las Vegas tragedy, gun rights, political affiliations or topics of the like" as topics forbidden from being asked on the red carpet before the Nov. 8 ceremony. "It's an evening to honor the outstanding achievements in Country Music of the previous year and we want everyone to feel comfortable talking to press about this exciting time," according to the guidelines. "If you are reported as straying from these guidelines, your credential will be reviewed and potentially revoked via security escort."
Posted Tuesday 10/24/17 at 9:08PM EDT
Maria Bello criticized for posing with a large gun on her Instagram
The new NCIS addition appeared to be brandishing a semi-automatic weapon, which some of her followers deemed insensitive in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 11:40PM EDT
Jason Aldean is releasing his SNL Tom Petty cover of “I Won’t Back Down” as a single
The money will be used to benefit Las Vegas shooting victims.
Posted Wednesday 10/18/17 at 2:18PM EDT
Ellen interviews the hero guard at center of Las Vegas shooting
Security guard Jesus Campos recounted to Ellen DeGeneres on today’s show how he was shot at before Stephen Paddock started his massacre.
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 11:15PM EDT
Why American Horror Story: Cult should have kept the mass shooting scene intact
“The rejiggered sequence feels like an odd turn for American Horror Story,” says Jeffrey Bloomer. “Part of what has made the series’ new Cult season one of its most potent in years is its unfiltered, messy dive into the culture of the 2016 election, mashing up #MAGA hate crimes, the indoctrination of gay fascists, and the horrors of suburban Jill Stein liberals into a volatile and queasy mirror of our political moment. It works precisely because of how exploitative it is, pushing its familiar genre mechanizations on far-too-plausible events to underline the very real horror show our country has become.” ALSO: Here’s your first look at Lena Dunham on Cult.
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 4:44AM EDT
American Horror Story: Cult opened Tuesday's episode with a toned-down version of mass shooting scene
Ryan Murphy never said he would eliminate the scene in wake of the Las Vegas tragedy. Instead, he said he re-edited the opening scene to make it less graphic, while FX put the original version on its on-demand channels.
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 3:47PM EDT
American Horror Story: Cult's edited-out mass shooting scene will still be available on-demand
Ryan Murphy decided to cut out the opening scene of Tuesday's episode that showed a mass shooting out of respect to the victims of the Las Vegas tragedy. But FX says the scene, which was filmed two months ago, will be available with the on-demand version of the episode.
Posted Sunday 10/08/17 at 2:43AM EDT
Ryan Murphy decided to re-edit the mass shooting on American Horror Story: Cult's next episode
“I just made the decision that I’m going to have all of that violence be shown for the most part off camera,” Murphy said Saturday at the The New Yorker Festival, when asked about airing the episode so close to the Las Vegas shooting. Murphy said he did it out of sympathy for the victims. But because the episode was locked, Murphy admitted struggling with the decision. “Should you air it? Should you not air it? How do you be sensitive?" he said. "My point of view was I believe I have the right to air it, but I also believe in victims’ rights, and I believe that now is probably not the week to have something explosive or incendiary in the culture because someone who was affected might watch that and it could trigger something or make them feel upset. So our decision was to re-edit it and I felt that that was the right move.” ALSO: Murphy says his favorite shows right now are The Crown and The OA.
Posted Sunday 10/08/17 at 2:43AM EDT
Jason Aldean opens SNL to pay tribute to the Las Vegas shooting victims and Tom Petty
The country singer, who was on stage at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas when the shooting broke out, said a few words about how “we hurt for you and we hurt with you.” Then he performed Petty’s hit song, “I Won’t Back Down.” ALSO: Pete Davidson spoke about his borderline personality disorder on Weekend Update.
Posted Friday 10/06/17 at 10:24PM EDT
Carson Daly is baffled MTV proceeded with launching the TRL reboot so soon after the Las Vegas tragedy
“Well, they’re going to postpone the launch after the tragedy that just happened, especially with it being at a concert,” Daly thought. “How are they going to launch a happy go-lucky video show?” The Voice host has yet to watch the reboot, but he says MTV has a “tough task” ahead because “the world has changed so much, especially in the consumption of music and technology and the internet and smartphones. “You were stuck watching me, *NSYNC and Kid Rock back then because we were the only show in town. You know? It was like American Bandstand. Now, you don’t have to do that anymore.” ALSO: TRL doesn’t know what it wants to be in 2017.
Posted Thursday 10/05/17 at 9:47PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel uses his middle finger to respond to street artist who mocked him as a “Cry Baby”
The late-night host found a Sunset Blvd bus bench that conservative street artist “Sabo” used to mock him and took a picture of him sitting down while flashing his middle finger. Later, Kimmel tweeted: “Dear crazies: it is fascinating that 500 innocent people get shot and your anger is directed at me. Think about that.”
Posted Thursday 10/05/17 at 9:47PM EDT
TV writers explain the importance of gun violence episodes
In wake of the Las Vegas tragedy, here’s how television has tackled gun violence over the years, from All in the Family to Drake getting shot on Degrassi.