HARVEY WEINSTEIN APOLOGIZES FOR LAWYER’S TACTIC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein says he’s sorry for having irked Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence as his lawyers try to defend him from a massive lawsuit. The disgraced movie titan says he’s sorry his lawyer name-dropped Streep and Lawrence as part of their challenge to the lawsuit, filed in New York State last week. In a filing to dismiss the case, Weinstein’s attorneys included public statements from the Oscar-winning actresses quoting them as saying Weinstein never did anything improper to them. Both attacked him for suggesting he’s innocent of dozens of claims of misconduct because the actresses said he did nothing to them. Weinstein says he has instructed his lawyers to leave Streep’s and Lawrence’s names out of their mouths.
MICHELLE WOLF TO DO WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ DINNER
WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s “nerd prom” in Washington, D.C. now has a nerd prom “queen.” Michelle Wolf has been named the headliner for the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in April. She’s often seen on “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.” While the entertainment is set, the biggest question is whether President Donald Trump will show. The White House hasn’t said whether he will. He didn’t last year, avoiding being seen partying with people he considers purveyors of “fake news.”
001-w-38-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor, with TV clip of Michelle Wolf, comedian)–We don’t know if President Trump will be there, but as AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports, we do know who the featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents Dinner will be. ((Wrap opens with audio from TV show)) (23 Feb 2018)
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002-w-38-(Oscar Wells Gabriel, AP entertainment editor, with TV clip of Michelle Wolf, comedian)–AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports comedian Michelle Wolf will be the featured entertainer at a big event in the nation’s capital. ((Wrap opens with clip from TV show)) (23 Feb 2018)
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CHEVY CHASE – ROAD RAGE INCIDENT
SOUTH NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — He’s known for comedy. But police in New York State say Chevy Chase got into a traffic dustup earlier this month. The comedian tells police he was cut off by another driver on Feb. 9. Chase followed the car over a bridge because he thought his vehicle had suffered damage. Both drivers pulled over in the town of South Nyack (NY’-ack) — where a truck passenger tells the New York Post his friend tried to make peace, but Chase got into the car and tried to punch the passenger. The passenger says he kicked Chase, sending him flying. The passenger is charged with harassment; Chase wasn’t charged. Reps for Chase declined comment.
156-a-03-(Sound of Chevy Chase, from a broadcast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”)-“and you’re not”-Sound of Chevy Chase from a broadcast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” (23 Feb 2018)
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TIFFANY HADDISH TO HOST MTV AWARDS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apparently mangling a few names at the Oscars nominations didn’t make people shy away from Tiffany Haddish handling duties at awards shows. MTV has named her host of the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The event is set for June 18. She will also be on the Oscars telecast a week from Sunday.
OSCARS – MUSIC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — You can be forgiven if you tune in to the Oscars and think you stumbled upon the Grammys instead. The Motion Picture Academy says the original singers from this year’s five Oscar-nominated songs will perform live. Among those who will be singing will be Mary J. Blige, Common, Andra Day and Miguel. Blige will sing “Mighty River” from “Mudbound.” And it’s possible she may make another trip to the Oscar stage. She is nominated for best supporting actress.
“FACE THE NATION” – HOST
NEW YORK (AP) — Sunday will start the Margaret Brennan era on “Face The Nation.” She will make her debut as permanent host — a position given her by her bosses at CBS yesterday. Before taking the “Face” job, Brennan was a White House correspondent, covering Trump. She says knowing the inner-workings of the administration should help her in her new gig.
005-w-27-(Julie Walker, AP correspondent, with sound from Margaret Brennan on CBS “Face the Nation”)–CBS News has named Margaret Brennan as moderator of the Sunday morning political talk show “Face the Nation.” AP correspondent Julie Walker reports. (23 Feb 2018)
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DONALD TRUMP – BALD SPOT
WASHINGTON (AP) — It isn’t “fake news:” President Donald Trump has a bald spot. What’s the “source” for this story, you ask? It’s Trump himself. By now you’ve probably seen the images of Trump’s partially bald pate being exposed by a gust of wind as he boarded Air Force One. Now, he is “leaking” that he has lost some of his hair. Speaking before the Conservative Political Action Conference today, Trump turned around onstage and smoothed the back of his hair. He said — quote: “I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks.” The crowd cheered. He peeked at himself on a TV monitor and added: “Doesn’t look bad. Hey, we’re hanging in.”
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150-a-09-(President Donald Trump, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference)-“that’s something else”-President Trump says he likes what he can see in the TV monitor. (23 Feb 2018)
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WHERE TO WATCH OSCAR NOMINEES
UNDATED (AP) — It’s a quandary that hits movie goers every year: Where can you catch the movies nominated for best picture at the Oscars, especially since some are no longer in theaters. Here’s a quick guide to help:
“The Shape of Water” can be seen in theaters. “Get Out” can be found on Amazon, iTunes, DVD Netflix, Redbox, Google Play, YouTube Movies, HBO Go and HBO Now. “Call Me By Your Name” is still playing in theaters. “Darkest Hour” can be found on Amazon, iTunes, DVD Netflix, Redbox, Google Play and YouTube Movies. “Dunkirk” can be found on Amazon, iTunes, DVD Netflix, Redbox, Google Play and YouTube Movies. “Lady Bird” is also on DVD and also available on Amazon, iTunes, Netflix, Redbox, Google Play and YouTube Movies. “Phantom Thread” and “The Post” can still be seen at a multiplex near you. And “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is now on DVD and on Amazon, iTunes, Netflix, Redbox, Google Play — and YouTube Movies.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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