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NBC News Chiefs Under Fire as Ronan Farrow Book Dishes Weinstein Dirt

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NBC News Chiefs Under Fire as Ronan Farrow Book Dishes Weinstein Dirt
The long-awaited publication of Ronan Farrow’s book “Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators” has unleashed a furor within NBC News.

“Catch and Kill,” set for release Oct. 15, portrays NBC News and its leaders as compromised while Farrow pursued the story of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein — because of the division’s own history of misconduct claims and settlements.

The accusations against now-disgraced former “Today” anchor Matt Lauer were so potent that Weinstein sought to use them as leverage to pressure NBC News to kill Farrow’s investigation of him, according to “Catch and Kill.”

NBC News has vehemently denied many of Farrow’s assertions. The reporter parted ways with NBC News over the Weinstein story in mid-August 2017, when he relocated his reporting to The New Yorker, which published his first Weinstein exposé on Oct. 10, 2017.

On Oct. 14, NBC News president Noah Oppenheim issued a
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We Haven’t Forgotten that Marv Albert Has a Huge Sexual Assault Scandal on His Resume

Some would say that bringing up the past is just another way for those that don’t care for certain personalities to hurt them, while others contend that it’s a way to remind people that if you’re famous enough that a lot of stuff will get swept under the rug. Thanks to the MeToo movement, I won’t bother with the hashtag since it’s ridiculous, Marv Albert’s past has been brought up yet again as well. Whether you want to believe that he should be enjoying a continued and prosperous career or not the fact is that he did plead guilty to

We Haven’t Forgotten that Marv Albert Has a Huge Sexual Assault Scandal on His Resume
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The Law and Jake Wade

Many of MGM’s productions were scraping bottom in 1958, yet the studio found one more acceptable western vehicle for their last big star still on contract. Only-slightly corrupt marshal Robert Taylor edges toward a showdown with the thoroughly corrupt Richard Widmark in an economy item given impressive locations and the sound direction of John Sturges.

The Law and Jake Wade

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1958 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 86 min. / Street Date September 12, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens, Robert Middleton, Henry Silva, DeForest Kelley, Henry Silva, Burt Douglas, Eddie Firestone.

Cinematography: Robert Surtees

Film Editor: Ferris Webster

Written by William Bowers from a novel by Marvin H. Albert

Produced by William B. Hawks

Directed by John Sturges

As the 1950s wore down, MGM was finding it more difficult to properly use its last remaining big-ticket stars on the steady payroll, Cyd Charisse and Robert Taylor. Cyd
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'black-ish' takes on Black Lives Matter in a very excellent special episode

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'black-ish' takes on Black Lives Matter in a very excellent special episode
Some thoughts on tonight's excellent black-ish coming up just as soon as I explain Peabo Bryson to you... The '80s and '90s gave the concept of Very Special Episodes a bad name, because they tended to involve superficial sitcoms clumsily tackling important issues — Arnold Jackson avoids being molested by the man at the bike shop! Jesse Spano gets hooked on caffeine pills! — because it seemed like the right thing to do, and not because anyone involved was particularly adept at it. Other sitcoms of the period like Taxi, Cheers, and Frasier would turn serious so frequently, and so deftly, that the concept of A Very Special Episode seemed besides the point; an episode where Sam talked about his drinking problem was just another episode of Cheers. "Hope" was in many ways A Very Special black-ish, with the entire Johnson family gathered in the living room to talk about
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Mom of Two Shares Shocking Breast Cancer Diagnosis Just Months After Normal Mammogram: 'I Call Myself a Future Survivor'

Mom of Two Shares Shocking Breast Cancer Diagnosis Just Months After Normal Mammogram: 'I Call Myself a Future Survivor'
When Denise Albert, co founder of The Moms - a multi-media mom-centric brand and event company - found out she had breast cancer five weeks ago, she made a decision to share her discovery. "On our radio show, on our TV segments and at our events we talk about our lives," Denise, 41, tells People. "If I wasn't open about this, I wouldn't feel I was being honest." The mom of two, who brings together celebrity moms with moms across the country to talk about parenting, has been open about everything from her divorce to dating on her blog Divorce Diaries
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Mom of Two Shares Shocking Breast Cancer Diagnosis Just Months After Normal Mammogram: 'I Call Myself a Future Survivor'

Mom of Two Shares Shocking Breast Cancer Diagnosis Just Months After Normal Mammogram: 'I Call Myself a Future Survivor'
When Denise Albert, co founder of The Moms - a multi-media mom-centric brand and event company - found out she had breast cancer five weeks ago, she made a decision to share her discovery. "On our radio show, on our TV segments and at our events we talk about our lives," Denise, 41, tells People. "If I wasn't open about this, I wouldn't feel I was being honest." The mom of two, who brings together celebrity moms with moms across the country to talk about parenting, has been open about everything from her divorce to dating on her blog Divorce Diaries
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Why 'Trainwreck' is the most polarizing comedy of the year

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Why 'Trainwreck' is the most polarizing comedy of the year
Based on whichever review of Amy Schumer's new movie "Trainwreck" you read, you learned it's either an incisive critique of postfeminism or a conventional movie merely dressed as a progressive one. You may have heard (from us) it's an ingenious star vehicle that forces director Judd Apatow to break outside his comfort zone and tell someone else's story, a feat he often does well. But you may have also heard "Trainwreck" is another overlong, under-focused Apatow drama masked with raunch. In fact, the most definite thing I can say about the quality of "Trainwreck" is you've probably heard a lot about it. For me, the problem is it's all correct. "Trainwreck" has stuck with me like no other movie this year because its levels of success and failure spike and plummet without warning. It is the strongest, weakest movie of the summer. There are glorious moments of well-acted comic mayhem,
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LeBron James, dirty jokes, & Amy Schumer's genius: The 'Trainwreck' spoiler review

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LeBron James, dirty jokes, & Amy Schumer's genius: The 'Trainwreck' spoiler review
We have plenty of movie coverage here at HitFix — including Drew's rave review of this film from SXSW — but as happens when I see a film relatively early in its run, and particularly one like "Trainwreck" with a fair amount of crossover with what I cover in TV, I like to offer up a few of my thoughts, as well as a place for people who have seen the film to start discussing it. Again, this review is designed for people who've already seen "Trainwreck," and thus will have plenty of spoilers, coming up just as soon as we split the check... Amy Schumer is on an incredible roll right now. She just finished perhaps the strongest season to date of "Inside Amy Schumer" — and the "12 Angry Men" spoof is an early contender for 2015's best episode of television — and "Trainwreck" is a terrific movie introduction for her as both actress and writer.
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Trainwreck | Review

Who’ll Stop the Train?: Apatow Matures with Schumer’s Impressive Skills

The most inappropriate element of Judd Apatow’s latest film Trainwreck is its title, which promises to be a bawdy, crass marathon of blatant innuendo with a high potential for poor taste, if judging solely by its marketing publicity and reputation of its director and star/writer, comedian Amy Schumer. What a surprise to find not only a rather mature but even sensible depiction of generally undiscussed difficulties concerning relationships. Schumer shines in her own generously concocted marinade, deftly spinning an excellent characterization for herself while managing a surprising amount of appealing supporting characters. With a running time just falling over the two hour mark, you’re bound to find a few instances worthy of trimming, but Schumer’s pleasurable hurricane hits almost all its marks, a thankful reprieve from the usual glut of testosterone fueled R rated adult studio comedies.
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Trainwreck Review

The tagline for Trainwreck claims “We all know one,” but Amy Schumer’s boisterous leading debut succeeds not because we see our “trainwreck” friends in her performance. Whether you’ll admit it or not, we instead see ourselves in the shoes of Amy, because we’ve All experienced that period where no f#*ks are to be given. You’re damn right to assume “we all know one” – we all own mirrors. But it’s Ok to be a trainwreck, and that’s the journey that this floozy-on-steriods is here to teach us.

I don’t know about you, but being a strapping young lad living in New York City has taught me a thing or two about the current dating landscape, and a lot of Schumer’s on-screen defense mechanisms/paranoias are commonplace in today’s day and age. Relationships are scary in the city, where a smorgasbord of
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Letterman Fan Details Every Frame in Final Show Montage

Letterman Fan Details Every Frame in Final Show Montage
Late Show With David Letterman wrapped up Wednesday night with a genius finale and an incredible rapid-fire highlight reel soundtracked by the Foo Fighters' "Everlong." Letterman's 33-year late-night tenure was presented in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it fashion, with many fans overlooking must-see moments while wiping away tears.

Thankfully, one Letterman superfan on Facebook has painstakingly broken down the five-plus minute montage into 537 individual frames, with many of the photos sporting details of when and why each image was spotlighted.

Adam Nedeff is responsible for taking that final greatest hits barrage and
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Premier Boxing Champions hits NBC, Nbcsn, Spike and CBS

Boxing promoter Al Haymon hopes to reenergize televised boxing by launching Premier Boxing Champions, a new series of bouts on NBC, Nbcsn, Spike and CBS. The debut Saturday, March 7, at 8:30pm Et on NBC has Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero and Adrien Broner vs. John Molina Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Blow-by-blow announcer Marv Albert and analyst “Sugar” Ray Leonard call the action. Al Michaels hosts, and Laila Ali and B.J. Flores are corner analysts. Kenny Rice reports. NBC and Nbcsn combine to air 20 Premier Boxing Champions events in 2015. Premier Boxing Champions makes its … Continue reading →

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Marv Albert visits Letterman, presents all-time Albert Achievement Awards

Marv Albert visits Letterman, presents all-time Albert Achievement Awards
Back in the days before YouTube, a Marv Albert appearance on David Letterman's show was bound to feature a few hilarious sports videos you'd never seen before. Dubbed the Albert Achievement Awards, his periodic collection of sports bloopers and blunders was a must-see Hall of Infamy. Last night, the New York sportscaster returned for his 126th and, in all likelihood, final appearance on Letterman's show, which is ending in May. Albert dusted off some of the all-time great clips, scouring the video archives for the funniest moments in sports—from Jose Canseco's skull-deflected home run to the boxing
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Bruce Springsteen -- Hey Suarez, There's No Biting In Sports!!! (Video)

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Bruce Springsteen thinks Uruguayan soccer star Luis Suarez should keep his mouth shut on the field, telling TMZ Sports that there's absolutely no room for his canine-like activity.The Boss was out in NYC yesterday when our photog asked him about the now infamous bite heard  'round the soccer world -- and the rock legend weighed in strong.Check it out, Bruce also talks about another infamous chomp which he claims was the absolute last gasp for biters.
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Tribeca 2014: ‘When the Garden Was Eden’ remembers an all-time great basketball team forgotten by time

When the Garden Was Eden

Directed by Michael Rapaport

USA, 2014

It was Game 5 of the 1970 NBA finals. A tight series between the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks might have turned when Knicks star Willis Reed went down with a leg injury. Reed—the captain of the team, the league Mvp, and the toughest bastard in basketball—missed the rest of the game (a Knicks win), as well as the next won (which the Lakers took), and he was officially listed as unlikely to play in the seventh and deciding game of the series.

It wasn’t Reed’s style to give in so easily, however. During warmups, he hobbled onto the court at Madison Square Garden, and the crowd went bananas. The call from ABC announcer Marv Albert (a lifelong Knicks fan) is iconic: “Here comes Willis!”

Reed scored the first two baskets of the game as he
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HBO's Marty Glickman documentary Glickman adds trailer, poster

Check out the trailer and poster from Glickman narrated by James L. Freedman. Executive-produced by Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Rick Yorn, the documentary is directed, written and produced by Freedman, and finds release on HBO on Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 9:00-10:30 p.m. Et/Pt. See below the trailer for more playdates. Glickman features archival footage and interviews with such notables as Marv Albert, Bob Costas, Bill Bradley, Jim Brown, Frank Gifford, Larry King, Jerry Stiller, New York Giants co-owner John Mara and others. Before Marv Albert and Bob Costas, there was Marty Glickman. A gifted Jewish-American athlete who was denied the chance to represent the U.S. at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he went on to become one of the most revered and influential sportscasters in history, pioneering many of the techniques, phrases and programming
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Will Smith and Jaden Smith Get Photobombed by Sideline Reporter Craig Sager at Basketball Game: Picture

Will Smith and Jaden Smith Get Photobombed by Sideline Reporter Craig Sager at Basketball Game: Picture
Quick, behind you! Will and Jaden Smith spent some quality time together at a Heat vs. Bulls basketball game on Wednesday, May 15 -- but unbeknownst to them both, they had a chipper reporter joining in on their bonding time. In a hilarious moment during the game, sports reporter Craig Sager, clad in a loud pink plaid suit, leaned toward the pair and waved for cameras as they focused on the father-and-son duo just as sportscaster Marv Albert introduced the pair. Just one day before, the Smith men [...]
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CBS Sports Names NFL Broadcasting Teams For Upcoming Season

Football starts on CBS on September 9 and today CBS Sports announced its on-air roster for the upcoming NFL season. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will once again lead the charge for the network with The NFL On CBS on Sundays. Additionally Greg Gumbel will call games along with Dan Dierdorf, as will Ian Eagle with Dan Fouts and Marv Albert with Rich Gannon. Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots, Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein and Spero Dedes will offer play-by-play and analysis as well. Randy Cross and Don Criqui, who were among last year’s pairings, were not among today’s names for the 2012 season. James Brown will anchor the in-studio pre-game The NFL Today show with reporter Lesley Visser and analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher. This season will see something new as Jason La Canfora joins The NFL Today as the “NFL Insider.
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Celebrity Birthdays This Week: Shia Labeouf, Mary Kate & Ashley And Eddie Cibrian Celebrate

Celebrity Birthdays This Week: Shia Labeouf, Mary Kate & Ashley And Eddie Cibrian Celebrate
June 10: Singer Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles is 71. Actor Andrew Stevens is 57. Bassist Kim Deal of The Pixies and The Breeders is 51. Singer Maxi Priest is 51. Actress Gina Gershon is 50. Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn is 49. Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan) is 48. Actress Kate Flannery ("The Office") is 48. Model-actress Elizabeth Hurley is 47. Guitarist Joey Santiago of The Pixies is 47. Guitarist Emma Anderson (Lush) is 45. Country guitarist Brian Hofeldt of The Derailers is 45. Singer Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) is 42. Singer JoJo of K-Ci and JoJo is 41. Singer Faith Evans is 39. Singer Lemisha Grinstead of 702 is 34. Actor DJ Qualls ("Hustle & Flow") is 34. Actor Shane West ("ER," "Now and Again") is 34. Singer Hoku is 31. Actress Leelee Sobieski is 30.

June 11: Actor Gene Wilder is 79. Actor Chad Everett is 75. Comedian Johnny Brown ("Laugh-In") is 75. Singer Joey Dee is 72. Actress Adrienne Barbeau ("Maude") is 67. Drummer Frank Beard of Zz Top is 63. Singer Donnie Van
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Magic Johnson rips LeBron James

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Mocking

 LeBron James' playoff woes has become as integral a part of basketball as dribbling or Marv Albert. Stop us if you've heard this one:

A man asks LeBron James for change for a parking meter. LeBron gives the man 75 cents and walks away. The man shouts, "Hey, LeBron! I need a dollar!" LeBron replies "sorry, man, I don't have a fourth quarter."

Boom. But we can't even make a layup so who cares what we say. However, when Los Angeles Laker and all-time great Magic Johnson starts ripping you? That's gotta hurt.

At an on-campus appearance Saturday (Oct. 15) at the University at Albany, Magic starting laying into King James:

"There's going to always be great players in basketball. There's going to always be guys who win championships in the NBA, except LeBron..."

The remarks drew a mixed response, but Magic didn't let up:

"Everybody's always asking, 'Who
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