How Las Vegas Paid Tribute To The Shooting Victims

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Donald Trump Tweets Mike Pence’s NFL Walkout No Stunt, North Korea Diplomacy Useless

President Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to defend Veep Mike Pence’s stunt in which he flew to Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts game, then turned around and walked out when several San Francisco 49ers team took a knee during the national anthem.

“The trip by @VP Pence was long planned. He is receiving great praise for leaving game after the players showed such disrespect for country!” Trump tweeted hours after tweeting he’d asked Pence in advance to take a powder if NFL players took a knee during the anthem, odds of which were about 90%, as some players noted afterwards. TV news outlets Monday morning estimated the cost to taxpayers in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

After his departure, Pence had tweeted:”I left today’s Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.”

Trump took credit for the move, saying he’d asked Pence to walk out of any player took a knee on the field during the game, featuring the former team of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who kicked off the kneeling protest in 2016 to draw attention to police dealings with African Americans.

Trump’s tweet:

The trip by @VP Pence was long planned. He is receiving great praise for leaving game after the players showed such disrespect for country!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2017

POTUS also tweet-tacked North Korea this morning, which Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker may use to bolster his claim Trump is so reckless he is setting the country “on the path to World War III.”

Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years, giving billions of dollars & getting nothing. Policy didn’t work!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2017

It’s a return to the theme of Trump’s weekend tweet that “only one thing will work” in dealing with North Korea.

Corker, a former Trump supporter, who chairs the Senate’s foreign relations committee, told NYT he worries Trump could set the country “on the path to World War III,” describing Trump as acting “like he’s doing The Apprentice or something.”


Meryl Streep “Appalled” By Harvey Weinstein News; Says “Not Everybody Knew”

Oscar winner Meryl Streep has called the recent news about Harvey Weinstein “disgraceful” and says it has “appalled those of us whose work he championed.” The women who have spoken up to “expose this abuse” are “our heroes,” she added in a statement this morning.

The missive comes following the explosive October 5 New York Times exposé that detailed decades of alleged serial sexual harassment and abuse of women by Weinstein and as more have come forward in the past week. Weinstein was fired by the board of directors of The Weinstein Co on Sunday.

Streep also notes that while Weinstein could be “exasperating” in their working relationship, “not everybody knew” about “these other offenses.”

Here’s her statement in full:

“The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported. The intrepid women who raised their voices to expose this abuse are our heroes.

One thing can be clarified. Not everybody knew. Harvey supported the work fiercely, was exasperating but respectful with me in our working relationship, and with many others with whom he worked professionally. I didn’t know about these other offenses: I did not know about his financial settlements with actresses and colleagues; I did not know about his having meetings in his hotel room, his bathroom, or other inappropriate, coercive acts. And If everybody knew, I don’t believe that all the investigative reporters in the entertainment and the hard news media would have neglected for decades to write about it.

The behavior is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar. Each brave voice that is raised, heard and credited by our watchdog media will ultimately change the game.”


Chiefs Still Unbeaten But ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Down Again On Politically Charged Day

On a day that saw the Vice-President of the United States walk out of the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers game because of players taking a knee during the national anthem, the Kansas City Chiefs had a very good night on .

With their 42-34 victory over the Houston Texans in the Lone Star State, the Chiefs had the fifth win in a row and continued their unbeaten streak this season.

The @Chiefs remain the lone undefeated team in the @NFL at 5-0. #ChiefsKingdom

— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) October 9, 2017

However, with a 10.6/18 in metered market results, last night was not so stellar for NBC and the NFL. In what is a seemingly ever escalating political atmosphere for the ratings battered game, that’s a dip of 3% from last week’s SNF Colts vs. the 46-18 winning Seattle Seahawks match-up. That is also a season low for SNF in a season that has been mired in controversy and ratings decline.

To add further context, llast night’s injury filled SNF was up just 4% in MM numbers from the comparable game of last year when the New York Giants battled against the Green Bay Packers.

The sting in that, and a little bit of overview is needed here, is that season low SNF of October 9, 2016 was up against the Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton town hall debate. A widely watched and defining debate that came on the weekend of revelations of very inappropriate and damning remarks about women that then Apprentice host made to Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush back in 2005, comments then candidate Trump referred to as “locker room” talk in the town hall meet-up.

Last week’s 8:30 – 11:45 PM ET SNF went on to snag a 5.8/21 among adults 18-49 and 16.73 million viewers, which was down from the week before. The Giants vs. Packers game of October 9 last year eventually drew a 5.9/16 in the key demo and an audience of 16.62 million.

We’ll update with more SNF numbers and the rest of what was on the Big 4 last night later on. As something to tide you over until then, last night’s game, which had a 16-point spread at halftime, peaked 9-9:30 PM ET with a 11.5/9 MM rating.


Harvey Weinstein Once Called Hayley Atwell a Fat Pig

The hits just keep coming for Harvey Weinstein who has recently been publicly accused of being a serial sexual harasser and an all-around terrible human being. It’s been reported that the Hollywood mogul has been paying off accusers for decades and more people are stepping forward to tell their stories about Weinstein and his antics. In the wake of the accusations, many who were close to Weinstein have begun to jump from the sinking ship as public outrage begins to grow and more allegations stack up. The latest accusation comes from the New York Post’s Page Six.

The new report details a trip that Harvey Weinstein took to visit the set of Brideshead Revisited, which was filming in the English countryside in 2007. Weinstein visited the set because his first company, Miramax, was negotiating to distribute the project in the United States. The movie features performances from talented actors including Hayley Atwell, Emma Thompson, Matthew Goode, Felicity Jones, Ben Whipshaw, Michael Gambon, Greta Scacchie, among others. Atwell was a relative newcomer to the industry at the time and hadn’t starred in the MCU movies such as Captain America or Ant-Man yet.

Harvey Weinstein went up to Hayley Atwell on the set and began to hit on the 24-year old actress who was clearly nervous since she was starring in one of her first substantial roles. A source close to the project told the Post that Weinstein sat with the cast and crew at lunch and told Atwell that she should start to watch what she was eating because he had just taken a look at the dailies, mentioning that he didn’t like what he saw. Weinstein then reportedly said.

“You look like a fat pig on screen. Stop eating so much.”

The source also says that Hayley Atwell then went to Emma Thompson to reveal that Harvey Weinstein had just ordered her to go on a diet, which enraged Thompson. Apparently, Emma Thompson went to Weinstein and accused him of being a misogynist and a bully, while threatening to quit the project. Hayley Atwell has not come out and made a statement nor has Emma Thompson, but the sexual abuse allegations just keep coming for Weinstein.

As it turns out, just about everybody in Hollywood was privy to Harvey Weinstein’s disgusting behavior, which includes sexually harassing women, abusing his employees, and a violent temper. The women who formally accused Weinstein and those employees who lodged complaints through Weinstein’s company itself comprise actors, assistants, and 20-something women who hoped to find a foothold in the entertainment industry. Weinstein, as one of its most powerful gatekeepers, was allegedly more than happy to “help” the young women in any way that he “could.” If his advances were declined, movie roles could be lost, production pulled, or jobs lost because he held the ultimate power. People around him stayed silent for their own ambition, which has made the monster grow. Regardless, you can check out more of the allegations against Weinstein, which he has admitted and somewhat apologized for, at Page Six.


Jean Rochefort Dies: Mustachioed Icon Of French Cinema Was 87

An icon of elegance and comedy with an instantly recognizable mustache, veteran French actor Jean Rochefort has died. The prolific talent and three-time César Award winner was hospitalized in August and passed away overnight Sunday, his family told AFP. He was 87.

Rochefort had nearly 150 films under his belt, including 1972 Cannes entry Hearth Fires opposite Annie Girardot, and that same year’s Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chaussure Noire (The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe) by Yves Robert; as well as Bertrand Tavernier’s 1975 hit Que La Fête Commence (Let Joy Reign Supreme); Pierre Schoendoerffer’s Le Crabe-Tambour in 1977; 1990’s The Hairdresser’s Husband from Patrice Leconte; and 2002’s Lost In La Mancha by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe.


The latter is a documentary about Terry Gilliam’s ill-fated attempt to film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Gilliam, who after 17 years recently wrapped production, began shooting the project in 2000 with Rochefort as Quixote. He suffered a double herniated disc during production.

Rochefort was born in Paris and began making movies in the 1950s. He grew to be one of France’s favorite actors, appearing in other popular titles like Philippe de Broca’s Cartouche with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Claudia Cardinale; Leconte’s Les Grands Ducs and Ridicule; and Robert’s Nous Irons Tous Au Paradis and Pardon Mon Affaire which Gene Wilder remade as The Woman In Red in 1984.

Rochefort also notably appeared on television in 1998 miniseries Le Comte De Monte Cristo opposite Gérard Depardieu. His last film role was in 2015’s Floride from director Philippe Le Guay.

Rochefort won a Best Supporting Actor César Award for Que La Fête Commence and a Best Actor César for Le Crabe-Tambour. He was given an honorary prize in 1999.

There’s been an outpouring on Twitter this morning. Here are some reactions:

Profonde tristesse après le décès de Jean Rochefort, acteur élégant, attachant, populaire. Un grand maître.

— Francoise Nyssen (@FrancoiseNyssen) October 9, 2017

Oh non! Pas Jean. Pas Rochefort. C’est trop à la fin… quelle tristesse. Et lui si fin, si drôle, si cheval-resque, si british. Salut Jean!

— gilles jacob (@jajacobbi) October 9, 2017


BAFTA TV Awards Adds Short Form Category, Tweaks Drama & Sets Key Dates

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has set its key dates for the 2018 BAFTA TV Craft and main BAFTA TV awards, ushering in changes along the way.

The 2018 Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards will now include a new Short Form category to recognize single shorts, short form series and shorts from a strand from any genre that have been commissioned or premiered on an online or broadcast platform.

Further, there’s been a tweak to eligibility for drama series and miniseries. Up to now, the categories had been determined by the number of episodes in a series, with shorter runs, like Sherlock, falling into the minis race. Going forward, the categories will be determined by whether or not a series is intended to return. Minis are defined as between 2-19 episodes which tell a complete story and are not intended to return. Dramas are also programs that are from 2-19 episodes, but are intended to return. In both cases, only one episode of a series may be entered for consideration.

The changes and addition of the Short Form category follow modifications that were made to eligibility criteria across last year’s awards as BAFTA looks to adapt to the shifting landscape.

Emma Baehr, BAFTA’s Director of Awards and Membership, says, “As distribution models continue to develop, stories are being told in new and innovative ways — and this is especially evident in the growth of short form content… The introduction of this new category will shine a spotlight on the very best creative talent in the short form space.”

Both Craft and the main prize races open for entries today. Below is a snapshot of key dates; the full list and the rules and guidelines can be found here.

Friday December 1 – First stage entry for Television and Craft Awards closes for all programs broadcast up to November 30
Thursday January 4 – Final deadline for all entries
Tuesday January 30 – Broadcaster entries invited
Wednesday February 7 – Deadline for broadcaster entries and for video submissions (12:00 GMT)
Thursday March 22 – British Academy Television Craft Awards nominations announced
Wednesday April 4 – Television Awards Nominations announced – live press conference at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly
Thursday April 19 – Joint Television and Craft nominees party
Sunday April 22 – British Academy Television Craft Awards
Sunday May 13 – Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards


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