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CBS taps media industry veteran Parsons as interim chairman

Sep. 25, 2018 9:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says it has named media industry veteran Richard Parsons as interim chairman of the board as the company moves to reshape itself following the ouster of longtime chief Les Moonves. Parsons is the former chairman of Time Warner and Citicorp. He was added to the board of CBS earlier this...

CBS star Weatherly says Moonves situation is 'complicated'

Sep. 24, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Weatherly is a fixture at CBS. He played Anthony DiNozzo on "NCIS" from its premiere in 2003 until 2016, when he left to star in his own CBS series, "Bull." It's that history with the network that Weatherly says makes it difficult to comment on Les Moonves' resignation earlier this...

Review: Michael Moore takes on Trump _ via Flint, Michigan

Sep. 19, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

"I hope he never does one on me," Donald Trump once said of Michael Moore. It was in 1998, on Roseanne Barr's syndicated talk show. Trump complimented Moore's "Roger & Me," a takedown of General Motors and its then-CEO, Roger Smith. "It's terrific," he said, then added he hoped never to be a similar target....

CBS' Julie Chen leaves daytime's 'The Talk' in taped message

Sep. 18, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Chen announced Tuesday that she was leaving the cast of the CBS daytime show "The Talk" a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted from the company due to sexual misconduct allegations. Chen hadn't appeared on the show during its season-opening week last week....

Allegations against Kavanaugh pose test for #MeToo movement

Sep. 18, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a year old and still making headlines almost daily, the #MeToo movement faces a dramatic test of its impact and staying power in the sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Leaders of the movement suggest that Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine...

Emmys: An epic proposal, but winners lacking in diversity

Sep. 18, 2018 8:10 AM EDT

"The Proposal." It was a 2009 movie starring Sandra Bullock, but now will forever be the informal title of the 2018 Emmys telecast, thanks to a memorable romantic gesture from Emmy-winning director Glenn Weiss — who summoned the courage to propose to his girlfriend on live TV. She said yes — thank...

'Saturday Night Live,' politics, diversity could rule Emmys

Sep. 16, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are critical points about the 70th Emmy Awards to keep in mind, starting with this: The ceremony airs Monday. Typically held on a Sunday, it was punted one day so this year's host network, NBC, could accommodate its "Sunday Night Football" franchise (New York Giants at Dallas...

Steve Bannon: Time's Up is most powerful political movement

Sep. 15, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former chief strategist says he's surprised the #MeToo movement hasn't had more impact on corporate America. Steve Bannon says he thinks Time's Up is "the single most powerful potential political movement in the world." Bannon spoke Saturday in New York during an...

Allegations of sex discrimination at a Louisiana university

Sep. 14, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Complaints of sex discrimination made against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette by nine female athletes include allegations by some of the women of inappropriate behavior by the university's president and athletic director. Copies of the complaints to the U.S. Department of...

Julie Chen signs off 'Big Brother' as Julie Chen Moonves

Sep. 14, 2018 7:37 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julie Chen returned to television with an unusual sign-off days after her husband, Les Moonves, resigned as the CEO of CBS after sexual misconduct allegations. The 48-year-old ended Thursday's "Big Brother" broadcast by saying, "From outside the 'Big Brother' house, I'm Julie Chen...