WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested that an ESPN anchor’s comment that President Donald Trump was a "white supremacist" should be a "fireable offense." "I think that is one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make," Sanders said. "It is certainly something that I think would be a fireable offense by ESPN." Sanders was responding to a question at Wednesday's press briefing. ESPN reprimanded Jemele Hill on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES - Conservative media host Tomi Lahren has joined Fox News in a contributor role, the cable news network announced Wednesday. She will make her debut as a contributor on tonight's edition of "Hannity" at 10 p.m. ET/PT. According to FNC, Lahren will have a signature role on the network's upcoming digital lineup and will also offer political commentary to the network's opinion programming, primarily "Hannity."
LOS ANGELES - Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s TKO of Conor McGregor on Saturday, Aug. 26 -- in what has been expected to be the biggest pay-per-view boxing event ever -- drew a massive global audience on piracy networks.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Since opening up Elvis Presley's mansion in Memphis to the public in 1982, Priscilla Presley has strived to keep the grace in Graceland. Most recently, she's seen a Graceland-related dream come true with the opening of a 450-room hotel and museum-like complex across the street from the couple's old digs. As she prepared to fly out to Memphis for the annual Elvis Week gathering, taking place, as always, around the anniversary of his death, Presley spoke with Variety about what the revitalization of Elvis fans' ground zero means to her.
LOS ANGELES - Country legend Glen Campbell, whose crossover hits "Gentle on My Mind," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "Rhinestone Cowboy" forged a lasting bridge between country and pop music, died Tuesday. He was 81. In 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and mounted a well-publicized farewell tour. His official Twitter posted the news.
LOS ANGELES - Sam Shepard, the acclaimed playwright who was also praised as an actor, screenwriter, and director, has died. He was 73. He died on Thursday at his home in Kentucky following complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a family spokesman confirmed to Variety.
LOS ANGELES - Bill Maher used the N-word on Friday night's episode of "Real Time," drawing outrage on social media. His guest on the show was Sen. Ben Sasse, who asked the host, "Would you like to come work in the field with us? Maher responded, "Work in the fields? Senator, I am a house n--."
LOS ANGELES—Tom Cruise turned up the excitement around the production of "Top Gun 2" on Wednesday with a confirmation on Australian TV that the film will go ahead. Interviewed on the "Sunrise" show on Australia's Seven Network, May 24, Cruise said that "filming will begin probably within the next next year." Asked by the presenter if rumors of the long awaited sequel were correct, Cruise said "it's true," before breaking into cackles and repeating himself several more time. "It's happening," he added. "You're the first people I've told. It's going to happen."
LOS ANGELES - British authorities have identified suspected Manchester bomber as Salman Abedi. The 22 year-old Abedi died in Monday's suicide blast that claimed the lives of 22 people and injured dozens at Manchester Arena where pop star Ariana Grande had just performed. ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the attack.