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Bill O'Reilly calls Fox firing 'political and financial hit job'


LOS ANGELES Popular former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, who was fired over allegations of sexual harassment, said on Tuesday he was the victim of a "political and financial hit job" and that he had never mistreated anyone in his 42-year career.

Fox News commentator says in lawsuit she was raped by TV anchor

Fox News political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing the television anchor Charles Payne of raping her and the network of retaliating against her when she reported the event to Fox's lawyers.

Sep 19 2017

'SNL,'Big Little Lies,' 'Handmaid's Tale' rule at Trump-flavored Emmys

LOS ANGELES "The Handmaid's Tale" and political comedy "Veep" won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday, but satirical sketch show "Saturday Night Live" won the most Emmys overall on the back of a season of Donald Trump spoofs. | Video

Sep 18 2017

Trump-dominated Emmys draw 11.4 million TV audience

LOS ANGELES Some 11.4 million Americans watched Sunday's Emmy awards on television in a ceremony marked by jokes and jibes at U.S. President Donald Trump and where "Saturday Night Live" was the biggest winner.

Sep 18 2017

Hulu's big Emmy night marks a streaming milestone

LOS ANGELES Streaming service Hulu made Emmy history on Sunday by becoming the first digital platform to win a top series award with its dystopian saga "The Handmaid's Tale."

Sep 18 2017

Emmy winners throw jabs at Trump, Spicer wheels into spotlight

LOS ANGELES The Emmy awards show was peppered with political jokes and pointed speeches on Sunday, as host Stephen Colbert took shots at U.S. President Donald Trump, Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance and Trump won an Emmy - sort of.

Politics, Election 2016, Sep 17 2017

Israel's Hollywood envoys hope TV hits will help national image

TEL AVIV A decade after its television industry inspired the American hits "Homeland" and "In Treatment", Israel is stepping up its entertainment exports, with a diplomat and a talent agent acting as its envoys to Hollywood.

Sep 15 2017

Queens, nerds, and feel-good families vie for Emmy crown

LOS ANGELES A British queen, a group of nerdy kids, a defiant handmaiden and a heart-tugging trio of siblings vie for the top prize on Sunday when the Primetime Emmy Awards will crown the best in a booming era of television.

Sep 14 2017

Trump's White House: a gift or a curse for TV comics?

LOS ANGELES If you thought the election of Donald Trump has been a gift for comedians, think again.

People Sep 12 2017

Facebook pays millions for reality show on NFL's Marshawn Lynch

Facebook Inc is paying Time Warner Inc's Bleacher Report millions of dollars for a reality show on NFL player Marshawn Lynch, the sports site told a sign that the social media firm is willing to pay top dollar to lure viewers and ads to its Watch video service. | Video

Sports, Tech, Facebook Sep 12 2017