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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...

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...

A CBS network shaped by Moonves is challenged without him

Sep. 13, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the past two decades, CBS may just as well have been called the Moonves Broadcasting System. Now it's time to move on. Moonves, who was ousted over the weekend as head of CBS Corp. amid a continuing investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, began working as the network's...

'60 Minutes' chief Jeff Fager fired over policy violation

Sep. 12, 2018 10:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News on Wednesday fired "60 Minutes" top executive Jeff Fager, who has been under investigation following reports that he groped women at parties and tolerated an abusive workplace. The network news president, David Rhodes, said Fager's firing was "not directly related" to the...

CBS exec's downfall shows the power _ and limits _ of #MeToo

Sep. 11, 2018 10:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Is Les Moonves' departure from CBS a breakthrough for the #MeToo movement? While he is the most powerful CEO brought down yet by sexual misconduct allegations over the past year, CBS is facing criticism for not pushing him out sooner, for thanking him in its announcement and for offering...

CBS' King calls on CBS to make report on Moonves public

Sep. 11, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News anchor Gayle King says the network should release its report on sexual misconduct allegations against former chief executive Leslie Moonves, who was ousted on Sunday. King, speaking Tuesday on "CBS This Morning," said that "I don't know how we move forward if we at CBS don't have...