Report: Trump prepared lawsuit against NBC over “Access Hollywood” tape

President Trump told the Daily Caller in an interview Tuesday that he “had a lawsuit prepared” against NBC regarding the legality of the leaked “Access Hollywood” tape during the 2016 presidential campaign. The details: Trump didn’t say when he had planned to file suit but explained, “I had a lawyer hired to bring a suit…

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AT&T’s Time Warner Prize—A Load of Hollywood Headaches

Last month, comedian Samantha Bee used a vulgarity to describe Ivanka Trump on her TBS show. It was bleeped on air, but ran online, and set off a scramble inside Time Warner Inc., the network’s parent company. Advertisers pulled out. Ms. Bee apologized. Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes was furious. The comedian’s defenders argued…

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‘Roseanne’ Controversy Reveals Limits of Star Power in Hollywood

Updated May 31, 2018 1:42 a.m. ET With “Roseanne,” Walt Disney Co.’s ABC took a risk by reviving not just a 20-year-old show, but a business model it had largely abandoned, in which a television or film series is inextricably linked to a single celebrity. On Tuesday, that business model blew up. Roseanne Barr’s racist…

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