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Fox replaces ESPN’s cult of British accents with maximum volume at World Cup

US viewers have a new broadcaster in charge for Russia 2018, and it looks like Fox is not afraid of a gimmick or eight No one likes to be condescended to unless youre talking about the American soccer public. That, it appears, is the core of the strategy Fox Sports is applying to its World Cup coverage. This is, of course, virgin territory for Fox, the six previous World Cups having been beamed out to American households by ESPN. In 2011, when Fox won the bidding war to show the…

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NBC fires Today show host Matt Lauer for inappropriate sexual behavior

NBC News received detailed complaint from a colleague and network has reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident NBC News has fired the Today show host Matt Lauer one of the best-paid TV presenters in the US after receiving a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour. Lauers co-anchors on Today, the long-running morning show, announced his firing at the start of Wednesdays programme. Savannah Guthrie read a statement from the NBC News chairman, Andrew Lack, before then giving her own shocked but steadfast…

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Knives out: why Fox News has declared war on Radiohead

Two of the channels libertarian comedians are slagging off the British band and their fans after Thom Yorke and co were nominated for inclusion in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Name: Fox News v Radiohead. Age: About two weeks old. Appearance: Almost entirely on Fox News. What is it? Some kind of remix? Its a feud. Who are the combatants? On the one hand, Fox News; more specifically, Kat Timpf. Ive never heard of either of those people. Timpf, a millennial libertarian comedian, is a frequent guest on…

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James Van Der Beek says he was sexually harassed by ‘older, powerful men’

Dawsons Creek star says he was groped and the victim of inappropriate sexual conversations, as he voices support for women who have spoken out against Harvey Weinstein James Van Der Beek has revealed his own experiences of sexual harassment at the hands of older, powerful men in Hollywood, as the allegations around a writers hotel-room experience with a powerful man. The former Dawsons Creek actor went on to recount his own personal experience of abuse, though he did not name names. Ive had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men,…

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Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to air despite outcry

Network received backlash from viewers and lost advertisers over interview of Jones, who has questioned whether the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax NBC News is moving ahead with plans to air Megyn Kellys interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones this weekend despite a backlash that has cost the show advertisers and led to Kelly being dropped as host for an event by an organization founded by parents of children killed at Sandy Hook elementary school. The network has been taken aback by the response to booking Jones, the Infowars…

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