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This is a Tuesday, June 10, 2014 file photo of weapons from the Game of Thrones are on display at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Game of Thrones episode shown in Spain apparently by mistake

MADRID (AP) — HBO in Spain has aired, apparently by mistake, the sixth episode of Games of Thrones' seventh season a week ahead of...
In this March 8, 2016 file photo, Padma Lakshmi participates in a speaker series at AOL Studios in New York to discuss the upcoming finale of "Top Chef."

Teamsters acquitted of threats, extortion of ‘Top Chef’ crew

BOSTON (AP) — Four Teamsters were acquitted Tuesday of threatening "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi and using strong-arm tactics to try to extort jobs...
In this July, 21, 2017, file photo, New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington.

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In this Aug. 2, 2017, file photo, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan responds to a question from a Republican voter during an employee town hall in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.

Paul Ryan holding CNN town hall in Wisconsin district

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is planning to hold a town hall meeting Aug. 21, his first open to the general...
In this April 8, 2017, file photo, Shonda Rhimes attends the "Scandal" 100th Episode Celebration at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood, California.

‘Scandal’ creator Shonda Rhimes making new shows for Netflix

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shonda Rhimes, the creator of popular television series such as "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy," has signed a deal to make...
FILE- In this Sept. 16, 2016, file photo, Jeffrey Lord prepares for a CNN broadcast from his home office in Camp Hill, Pa.

CNN fires commentator Jeffrey Lord over Nazi salute tweet

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN fired conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord on Thursday after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a critic. A network spokesperson confirmed...
In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York.

Ex-Fox News star Bill O’Reilly launches daily online show

NEW YORK (AP) — Ousted Fox News Channel star Bill O'Reilly has launched an experimental video comeback with a daily online show. The initial...
John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, participates in the executive panel during the FX Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

FX Networks CEO: TV at risk of ominous state of monopoly

BY LYNN ELBER BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The peak TV era of expanding programming choices is at risk of moving into an ominous...
In this July 22, 2015, file photo, co-host Eric Bolling appears on "The Five" television program, on the Fox News Channel, in New York.

Suspended Fox host suing reporter over alleged lewd texts

BY VERENA DOBNIK NEW YORK (AP) — Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling on Wednesday sued the reporter who broke the story that he...
Seth MacFarlane participates in the "The Orville" panel during the FOX Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Fox to counter ABC’s ‘American Idol’ with new contest

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