CNN Cuts Ties With Kathy Griffin

CNN has decided to end its decadelong relationship with Kathy Griffin as a result of the comedian’s controversial photo shoot, in which she held a prop that resembled the bloodied head of President Donald Trump.

Griffin has been a regular feature of CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage since 2007, when she first co-hosted the festivities with Anderson Cooper.
Griffin initially defended the photo shoot with celebrity photographer and director Tyler Shields as a work of art when the photos were first released Tuesday. Later that night, as the criticism grew louder, she apologized and said she had asked Shields to take down the photo. 
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Bill O’Reilly’s Ex-Wife Said He Dragged Her Down A Flight Of Stairs

Jezebel’s J.K. Trotter has released excerpts from a 2011 affidavit in which Bill O’Reilly’s ex-wife swore that the former Fox News host once slammed her into a wall and then dragged her down a flight of stairs inside their Long Island home. 
Maureen McPhilmy swore that O’Reilly “flew into a fit of rage” after she caught him having phone sex with no pants on in their bedroom one night. He consequently slammed McPhilmy so hard into a wall that it left a hole, then wrapped his body around hers and proceeded to drag her downstairs, she said. O’Reilly stopped once he realized a security guard could see, she added. The couple had married in 1996.

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A Woman Who Worked With O’Reilly During ‘F**k It, We’ll Do It Live’ On His Exit

Fox News announced Wednesday that it had decided to cut ties with Bill O’Reilly, who just a few short weeks ago was the most powerful figure in all of cable news. 
The decision came a result of a growing pile of evidence that O’Reilly mistreated and harassed many of the the female employees around him throughout his career. 
His defenders, however, aren’t buying it. As recently as last weekend, 65 percent of “O’Reilly Factor” viewers saw its host in a favorable light, and only 9 percent of the show’s Republican viewers wanted him gone, according to a HuffPost/YouGov Poll. 
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Ludacris Sure Had The Last Laugh Over Bill O’Reilly And Pepsi, Didn’t He?

Back in 2002, Bill O’Reilly asked his viewers to boycott Pepsi because the company was working with the hip-hop artist Ludacris.
“I’m calling for all responsible Americans to fight back and punish Pepsi for using a man who degrades women, who encourages substance abuse, and does all the things that hurt particularly the poor in our society,” the Fox News host said on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

It worked. Soon after O’Reilly’s call to arms, Pepsi pulled all of its ads featuring Ludacris and stopped working with him entirely ― for what reason is still difficult to discern.
Flash forward 15 years, and the situation not only seems particularly ridiculous, but just drips with irony. 
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Bill O’Reilly On Chopping Block Amid Claim He Called Black Woman ‘Hot Chocolate’

What once seemed unimaginable now seems at least possible.
New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman reported Tuesday that the Murdoch family is “leaning” toward pulling Bill O’Reilly off of Fox News’ airwaves in the middle of growing pressure from advertisers and activist groups.
The report comes amid a separate claim by attorney Lisa Bloom that O’Reilly used to call a black woman who worked as a clerical worker at Fox News “hot chocolate” during her time at the network in 2008. The television host would reportedly make her feel uncomfortable in other ways as well. 
“He would never talk to her, not even hello, except to grunt at her like a wild boar,” Bloom told The Hollywood Reporter. “He would leer at her. He would always do this when no one else was around and she was scared.”
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So, Tyler, The Creator Recorded Bill Nye’s New Theme Song

Bill Nye has a new show coming out on Netflix in a couple days called “Bill Nye Saves the World.” April 21 to be exact. 
And to keep up with the times, Bill has evidently enlisted the help of rap star Tyler, The Creator to create the show’s theme song.
The science guy revealed that Tyler created the show’s new opening anthem in a video he posted to Twitter on Sunday. 
“He’s the man. He got the beat,” said Bill, as the two talked about their mutual admiration for one another. 

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‘Veep’ Had To Kill A ‘Golden Shower’ Joke Because Of The Trump Dossier

There’s been a lot of talk about how HBO’s “Veep” will go about tackling its upcoming season.
The writers for the comedy show often sit around dreaming up the most ridiculous scenario that sits just outside to confines of D.C. reality. But considering how often the nation’s current political reality has leaned toward the absurd in the last year, where that line sits has become increasingly difficult to discern.
At least once already this year, reality has turned out to be exactly as ludicrous as the writers’ wildest imaginations. 
“Veep” executive producer David Mandel revealed in a recent as-told-to in The Hollywood Reporter that the show had to pull a “golden shower” joke after it turned out that something very similar had shown up in a dossier that included unverified claims of a Donald Trump visit to Russia: 

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