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Ted Johnson

Ted Johnson

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Ted Johnson

Media Coalition Argues That Constitution “Requires” Court To Allow Televised Coverage Of Donald T...

UPDATE: NBCUniversal argued that a federal rule does not impose an “an impregnable ban” on audio and video coverage of former President Donald Trump‘s upcoming criminal trial on election conspiracy charges. In a filing today, NBCU’s legal team, led by Theodore Boutrous, wrote, “Although the government argues that settled law forecloses this kind of coverage, […]

MPA Introducers New Anti-Piracy PSAs That Show Personal Dangers Use...

The Motion Picture Association is taking a more personal approach to its latest campaign against piracy. The trade association, along with two other groups, today is launching a new public service campaign aimed at curbing streaming piracy by warning that accessing infringing movies and TV shows can expose users to malware and identity theft. In […]

Lawmakers Question Apple On Whether China Concerns Were Behind End ...

Members of a special House committee fired off a letter to Apple, questioning whether the decision to end The Problem with Jon Stewart was due to concerns over the company’s relationship with China. Last month, it was announced that the Apple+ show was ending, and The New York Times reported that Stewart told members of […]

Univision Top Anchor Departs Amid Reports Of Media Outlet’s Shift T...

UPDATE: León Krauze, who departed Univision after reports over the media outlet’s more favorable coverage of former President Donald Trump, posted a lengthier message on X/Twitter about his exit. “It has been an absolute honor and privilege to be a part of this exceptional team of journalism professionals. I depart with profound gratitude for my friends and […]

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Queried By Reporters In Capitol Hill Visi...

Reporters pressed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on whether he plans to run for president today, as he made a visit to Capitol Hill to meet with senators. At a photo op with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Johnson was asked, “Are you running for president?” and “Do you plan to run for president?” But he […]

NBC News Studios Announces ‘Love Birds’ As Winner Of Original Voice...

Love Birds, a development project directed by Angel Morris and Elliott Kennerson, has been selected as the grant recipient of the Original Voices Fellowship from NBCU Academy and NBC News Studios. The filmmakers will receive a $100,000 investment from NBCU Academy and a commission deal from NBC News Studios, having competed against five other finalists. […]

Kamala Harris To Headline Hollywood-Centric Fundraiser For 2024 Ree...

With the strikes ended, political fundraising is expected to pick up in Hollywood over the coming weeks. Plans are in the works for President Joe Biden to head to Los Angeles for a fundraiser by the end of the year, in what would be his first fundraising swing to the region since announcing his reelection […]

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Capitol Hill Chaos: Congressman Tim Burchett Accuses Kevin McCarthy...

Members of Congress are seeking to avoid a government shutdown by the end of the week and thousands of demonstrators have gathered on the Capitol lawn in support of Israel, but the real theatrics have been inside, with resentments nearly coming to physical blows. Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) accused former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) […]

Tim Scott Drops Out Of 2024 Presidential Race - Deadline

The Republican field is shrinking, as Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said Sunday evening that he is suspending his presidential campaign. Scott said on Fox News’ Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy that voters “who are the most remarkable people on the planet…they’re telling me, not now, Tim.” Gowdy seemed surprised by Scott’s announcement, and […]

CNN Announces Series Of New Hires: Elizabeth Wagmeister Joins As En...

Elizabeth Wagmeister is joining CNN as correspondent covering entertainment, based in Los Angeles. Wagmeister had been chief correspondent for Variety, leading coverage of the Harvey Weinstein trial and the Britney Spears conservation case. Wagmeister also was senior entertainment editor at, and from 2016 to 2019 was co-host of Page Six TV. She previously worked […]

Former Fox News Reporter Claims He Was Fired For Calling Out False ...

A former Fox News Capitol Hill reporter and producer sued the network, claiming that he was wrongfully terminated for speaking out about the network’s false coverage of the 2020 presidential election and the January 6th attack on the Capitol. In a lawsuit filed in D.C. Superior Court, Jason Donner alleged that he was fired after […]