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Jane the Virgin Star Has Unusual Use for Her Emmy Cash

Gina Rodriguez sets up scholarship for student's 4 years at Princeton

(Newser) - Right now, Gina Rodriguez could be spending the money doled out to her by CBS Television Studios to promote her Emmy run. But the Jane the Virgin star decided to use the cash for something else instead: setting up a college scholarship for an undocumented Latinx immigrant. Today and the... More »

Apparent Survivor Contestants Messed Up Big Time

They may have spilled the beans too early about being on the show, could face $5M penalty

(Newser) - "Outwit, outplay, outlast" is the motto for CBS' hit reality show Survivor, but Alec Merlino and Kara Kay may not have done so hot on the first part. TMZ outs the two as contestants on season 37, which just finished filming in Fiji last week, but only after the... More »

Charlie Rose’s Sex Harassment Trouble Just Got a Lot Worse

'Washington Post' finds 27 more women accusing him of improper advances

(Newser) - Just last week, a report surfaced at Page Six that Charlie Rose was taking steps toward a comeback after his sexual harassment scandal . But a new investigative report in the Washington Post will likely make that much more difficult. The story suggests that Rose has been harassing women at work—... More »

Trump May Try to Halt Stormy Daniels Interview

Lawyers for the president reportedly want a legal injunction

(Newser) - Adult film actress Stormy Daniels sat for an interview with the revered TV newsmagazine 60 Minutes, but you'll never get to see it if President Trump's lawyers get their way. That's per s Saturday report from BuzzFeed . "We understand from well-placed sources [attorneys] are preparing to... More »

Gowdy on Memo: Russia Probe Valid With or Without It

Sen. Dick Durbin, meanwhile, says memo could 'precipitate a constitutional crisis'

(Newser) - The memo released Friday by the House Intelligence Committee that alleges FBI and DOJ overreach has dominated the news cycle this week, and Sunday morning's news shows kept it top of mind, per the Hill . Some takes from both sides of the aisle:
  • GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, who
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Murphy Brown Is Returning to TV

Candice Bergen will reprise role in 13-episode revival

(Newser) - CBS has taken a look at what's happening in America today and made a decision: It's time for Murphy Brown to come out of retirement. The network says Candice Bergen will be reprising her role as the no-nonsense newswoman in the 2018/19 season for a 13-episode revival of... More »

Charlie Rose Accuser Count Now Up to 12

Including 3 new women who worked with him at CBS

(Newser) - It's no longer only women linked to PBS who are accusing Charlie Rose of sexual harassment. Following a Washington Post report describing allegations from eight women who worked or aspired to work on PBS' Charlie Rose, three female employees of CBS say they were also harassed by the 75-year-old... More »

Co-Anchors 'Reeling' From Charlie Rose Accusations

'I am not OK,' Gayle King says on 'CBS This Morning'

(Newser) - CBS This Morning aired as scheduled Tuesday with one less anchor chair. But though Charlie Rose was absent, suspended Monday following sexual harassment allegations from eight women, his co-anchors, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, made the scandal the program's top story . "I really am reeling … I... More »

CBS Legal Exec Fired Over Comments About Vegas Massacre

She said she had no sympathy for victims

(Newser) - A CBS legal executive who said she was "not even sympathetic" to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting massacre has quickly found herself without a job. The Daily Caller first reported Hayley Geftman-Gold's comment, posted to Facebook on a discussion thread that has since been deleted: "... More »

Judge Judy Explains Why She Doesn't Negotiate With CBS

'Their back's to the wall'

(Newser) - Judge Judy's newly released testimony in a legal dispute between her network (CBS) and a talent agency is just about as awesome as you'd expect from the outspoken jurist. The dispute itself has quite a few ins and outs, with Vulture summing it up nicely: The talent agency... More »

Judge Judy Just Made an 'Obscene' Amount of Money

CBS now has the rights to her entire catalog

(Newser) - Judge Judy just signed a contract being called " unbelievable ," " massive ," and " probably an obscene amount of money ." Specifically, she sold her entire catalog to CBS. While the Hollywood Reporter doesn't have an exact number, it says the TV judge was once shopping the... More »

Stephen Colbert Skewers Trump on 'Russia Week'

He appears on Russian show, seeks help for his own supposed run in 2020

(Newser) - President Trump will want to avoid Stephen Colbert's show more than ever this week. The CBS host launched "Russia Week" on Monday night following his visit to the country, per the Hollywood Reporter . Colbert will be airing pieces from his trip all week, and his first was on... More »

There's a New Late Night Ratings King

Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' has overtaken 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert has hit another milestone in his stunning late-night turnaround against Jimmy Fallon of NBC's Tonight Show. Colbert's Late Show won in the Nielsen ratings for the ninth consecutive time last week, his margin of 400,000 viewers the widest lead since the CBS star overtook Fallon... More »

Big Bang Theory Fans Are Getting a Spinoff

'Young Sheldon' will follow Sheldon Cooper as a kid in Texas

(Newser) - Ever wondered how Sheldon Cooper got to be so, um, quirky? You'll soon find out. CBS says a Big Bang Theory prequel will premiere during the 2017-18 TV season, centering on Jim Parsons' character as a 9-year-old going to high school in Texas. Iain Armitage of Big Little Lies... More »

Oprah Will Be Back on TV This Fall

As a special contributor on '60 Minutes'

(Newser) - 60 Minutes is adding a familiar face for the program's 50th season. Oprah Winfrey has been announced as a special contributor who will begin appearing on the show this fall, reports CBS News . "She is a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets her... More »

Colbert Named as Emmys Host, Makes Trump Joke

'This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert will host the annual Emmy Awards telecast, this year to be shown on his home network of CBS, the AP reports. The annual awards show honoring the best in television will take place on Sept. 17 in Los Angeles. Colbert is host of the Late Show on CBS,... More »

Candy Crush to Become TV Game Show. Somehow

You can half-watch 'Candy Crush' while playing Candy Crush on your phone

(Newser) - Popular mobile game Candy Crush, which the Verge notes is typically played "while passing time on the toilet or the subway," will soon be played on your television. CBS is developing Candy Crush, a one-hour game show based on the game. Candy Crush, which tasks players with matching... More »

JonBenet's Family Livid, Vows to Sue 'Disgusting' CBS

Says report concluding Burke killed JonBenet was full of 'lies, misrepresentations'

(Newser) - It was a "false and unprofessional television attack" full of "lies, misrepresentations, distortions, and omissions." That's how a lawyer for the family of JonBenet Ramsey sums up a "disgusting and revolting" CBS documentary and its panel's conclusion that Burke Ramsey likely killed his sister... More »

TV Star Booted From Long-Running Show

Thomas Gibson fired from 'Criminal Minds' for kicking writer

(Newser) - Showbiz can be a tough business—especially if you're a writer working anywhere near Thomas Gibson, apparently. The Hollywood Reporter reports the actor was fired from Criminal Minds, the CBS show he's starred on for 11 seasons, after kicking a writer. Gibson and the writer had gotten into... More »

Stephen Colbert Only Allowed to Be Stephen Colbert, Not Stephen Colbert

But that's OK, because he can still be Stephen Colbert

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert—as in the conservative character played by Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report—recently debuted on the Late Show, which is, of course, hosted by the real Stephen Colbert. And very quickly thereafter, lawyers from a certain unnamed network (presumably Comedy Central) got in touch with lawyers for... More »

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