• CBS News Responds to Gayle King’s Criticism of Network’s Poorly Edited Clip of Her Lisa Leslie Interview
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    CBS News Responds to Gayle King’s Criticism of Network’s Poorly Edited Clip of Her Lisa Leslie Interview

    CBS News responded Thursday after morning anchor Gayle King tweeted about backlash she received from her Wednesday interview with Lisa Leslie. The network said it is “addressing the internal process that led to this” after King blamed CBS News for only posting a shortened clip of the exchange.“Gayle conducted a thoughtful, wide-ranging interview with Lisa Leslie about the legacy of Kobe Bryant,” the network said in a statement. “An excerpt was posted that did not reflect the nature and tone of the full interview.  We are addressing the internal process that led to this and changes have already been made.”“I’ve been up reading the comments about the interview I did with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant,” King said in a video posted to Twitter Thursday morning. “I know that if I had only seen the clip that you saw, I’d be extremely angry with me, too. I am mortified, I am embarrassed and I am very angry. Unbeknownst to me, my network put up a clip from a very wide-ranging interview, totally taken out of context and when you see it that way, it’s very jarring.”Also Read: Washington Post Reinstates Reporter, Now Says Her Kobe Bryant Tweet Didn't Violate RulesKing trended on Twitter Wednesday as viewers tore about her interview with Leslie, a former professional basketball player and current studio analyst for Fox Sports Florida’s Orlando Magic broadcasts. In the clip that trended, King presses Leslie on Bryant’s 2003 sexual assault case. In the aftermath, the majority of anger directed at King from the public stemmed from Bryant’s inability to speak for himself on the subject, as he died in a helicopter crash last month.The journalist said she was “advised to say nothing,” but felt she had to speak up about what she felt was an out-of-context clipping and posting of a small moment in a larger interview.A representative for CBS News did not immediately return a request for comment.My perspective (1/2) pic.twitter.com/tUYK0yGh9q\- Gayle King (@GayleKing) February 6, 2020Read original story CBS News Responds to Gayle King’s Criticism of Network’s Poorly Edited Clip of Her Lisa Leslie Interview At TheWrap

  • Super Bowl LIV Scores 102 Million Viewers
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    Super Bowl LIV Scores 102 Million Viewers

    Super Bowl LIV drew 102 million total viewers on Sunday, counting Fox, Fox Deportes and Fox’s, the NFL’s and Verizon’s digital properties. A(nother) postseason comeback victory by the Kansas City Chiefs kept eyeballs glued to the screen.Sunday’s all-in audience was about 1.3% higher than 2019’s comparable number. The 102-million tally made yesterday’s contest the 10th most-watched Super Bowl in history.Last year’s Super Bowl LIII received 98.2 million viewers on CBS alone, according to Nielsen, marking the first time since 2009 the big game hadn’t surpassed 100 million viewers. Counting streaming, the 2019 game tallied 100.7 million viewers. Those numbers were (both) down 5% from Super Bowl LII.Also Read: What Cable Show Is the Most Watched on Super Bowl Sunday?The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, 31-20. Read our full game recap here.Super Bowl LIV took place in Miami, Fla., with the Chiefs representing the AFC and 49ers the NFC. San Fran had finished the regular season at 13-3, Kansas City was 12-4.This was the first Super Bowl win for the Chiefs in 50 years. It was the first for head coach Andy Reid, who previously coached the Philadelphia Eagles.Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes would shake off a rocky start and go on to become the game’s MVP. Each year, the Super Bowl is the MVP among all TV shows. The Oscars, which air on ABC this coming Sunday, will finish runner-up.Also Read: 'The Masked Singer' Season 3 Premiere Lands 23.7 Million Viewers After Super Bowl LIVThe 2020 Super Bowl kicked off around 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. It ended at roughly 10:11 p.m. ET/7:11 p.m. PT.Fox’s Season 3 premiere of “The Masked Singer” followed last night’s Super Bowl. Read that recap — including the big reveal of who donned the Robot costume — here.“The Masked Singer” posted 23.7 million viewers and an 8.1 rating among adults 18-49. Not surprisingly, those numbers mark the unscripted series’ highest rating and largest audience of all time. They were improvements from last year’s debut of “The World’s Best” on CBS.Read original story Super Bowl LIV Scores 102 Million Viewers At TheWrap

  • ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 3 Premiere Lands 23.7 Million Viewers After Super Bowl LIV
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    ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 3 Premiere Lands 23.7 Million Viewers After Super Bowl LIV

    Fox’s Season 3 premiere of “The Masked Singer” landed 23.7 million total viewers on Sunday, immediately following Super Bowl LIV.See where that ranks historically by clicking here.Last year, CBS launched “The World’s Best” out of Super Bowl LIII. The James Corden-hosted competition series drew 22.22 million total viewers. That was down 18% from the prior year’s “This Is Us” on NBC.On Sunday, Super Bowl LIV scored 102 million total viewers. Each year, the big game provides (by far) the biggest lead-in on all of television. Find our recap of the big game here. A(nother) late comeback victory by the Kansas City Chiefs kept eyeballs glued to the screen.Also Read: 'The Masked Singer' Season 3 Unmasks Its First Celebrity Masked Singer: And the Robot Is... (Video)Last night, rapper Lil Wayne was the first celebrity booted from Fox’s oddball singing competition. He was revealed to be the Robot. The emcee’s new album, “Funeral,” came out on Friday.“Beat Shazam” host Jamie Foxx was a guest judge on the premiere episode of Season 3.The third season lineup of “Masked Singer” contestants includes Llama, Banana, Miss Monster, Frog, Mouse, Robot, Kangaroo, White Tiger, Turtle, Astronaut, Swan, Kitty, Bear, Elephant, Rhino, T-Rex, Night Angel and Taco. Between those 18 competitors they’ve “amassed a combined 69 Grammy Award nominations, 88 Gold records, 11 Super Bowl appearances, three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, more than 160 tattoos and one title in the Guinness Book of World Records,” according to Fox.Also Read: Super Bowl LIV Scores 102 Million ViewersAccording to Fox, the format will be changing slightly in season three. “The contestants will be split into three groups of six – Group A, B, and C. Group A will kick off the first three episodes as they whittle down from 6 to 3 singers,” the studio said in a statement. “Then we will meet Group B as they go from 6 to 3, then Group C. The final 9 contestants from these three groups will then come together and battle it out the rest of the season for the golden mask trophy. As always, one celebrity will still be unmasked in every episode, including the premiere.”A new episode of “The Masked Singer” will air Wednesday at 8/7c on Fox, which is the show’s regular night and time for the rest of the season.Read original story ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 3 Premiere Lands 23.7 Million Viewers After Super Bowl LIV At TheWrap

  • Trump Mocked After He Tweets the Wrong State Won the Super Bowl: ‘Typical Trump Foot-in-Mouth Disease’
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    Trump Mocked After He Tweets the Wrong State Won the Super Bowl: ‘Typical Trump Foot-in-Mouth Disease’

    Do someone need a geography lesson?President Trump congratulated the Kansas City Chiefs for winning the Super Bowl LIV Sunday night, but in doing so, misidentified exactly which of the 50 states Kansas City is located in.In a now-deleted tweet that was captured in numerous screen grabs, the president wrote, “Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game, and a fantastic comeback, under immense pressure. You represented the Great State of Kansas and, in fact, the entire USA, so very well. Our Country is PROUD OF YOU!”Also Read: Mike Bloomberg Super Bowl Ad Tackles Gun Violence With Story of Slain Football Player (Video)While part of Kansas City stretches across the boarder between Kansas and Missouri, the Chiefs play in Missouri and the city and its team are largely considered Missourian. The tweet was deleted and reposted, but with the correct state included. Trump and his gaffe trended on Twitter overnight and into Monday morning as politicos tore into him and appealed to voters in states like Kansas and Missouri to consider the implications of the tweet.Filmmaker and Twitter personality Andy Ostroy wrote that the president “spends bazillions on a SuperBowl ad to convince middle America to vote for him and he doesn’t know the difference between Kansas and Missouri. Typical Trump foot-in-mouth disease…”“I urge the people of Kansas and Missouri to think about this in November,” wrote actor and writer Mike Birbiglia. “He doesn’t know who you are. He doesn’t know where you live. He doesn’t know anything about you.”Former Missouri senator and current NBC News analyst Claire McCaskill summed up her thoughts on Twitter like this: “It’s Missouri you stone cold idiot.”Read original story Trump Mocked After He Tweets the Wrong State Won the Super Bowl: ‘Typical Trump Foot-in-Mouth Disease’ At TheWrap

  • Super Bowl LIV: Kansas City Chiefs’ Most Famous Fans, From Paul Rudd to Melissa Etheridge (Photos)
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    Super Bowl LIV: Kansas City Chiefs’ Most Famous Fans, From Paul Rudd to Melissa Etheridge (Photos)

    Super Bowl LIV (that’s 54, for some of you) is here and will see the San Francisco 49ers take on the reigning league MVP in Patrick Mahomes, the Legion of Zoom and the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s been 50 years since the red and yellow were in a Super Bowl game. Here are some of the famous faces that will be cheering them on along with all the drunk would be tailgaters (sorry Chiefs fans) when the team heads to Miami for the big game.Paul Rudd: It would seem irresponsible not to start this list with Paul Rudd, who is arguably the celebrity most know as a diehard fan of not only the Kansas City Chiefs, but the city’s baseball team the Royals as well. When the Royals clinched a playoff spot in 2014, Rudd, who grew up in Lenexa, Kan. and attended the University of Kansas, jokingly invited fans to a party at his mother’s house.Also Read: Will 49ers-Chiefs Stop the Super Bowl's 4-Year TV Ratings Slide?Rob Riggle: The funny man and former Marine grew up just outside Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan. and was also a fixture during the Royals recent two World Series campaigns. Riggle told a Chiefs team blog that he’s been waiting for the Chiefs to go to the Super Bowl his entire life.Also Read: Super Bowl Parties 2020: TheWrap's Ultimate Guide to the Hottest Invites in Miami (Updating)Jason Sudeikis: Though younger than Paul Rudd, Sudeikis went to the same high school in Kansas as the superhero actor. He was also a fixture at games during the Royals’ playoff runs and has been a staunch supporter of Kansas City, even wearing a t-shirt of a popular Irish pup in Kansas City’s historic Westport neighborhood in the above photo.Also Read: The Super Bowl Has Generated $3.6 Billion-Plus in Ad Revenue in the Past 10 YearsEric Stonestreet: The “Modern Family” actor grew up on livestock farm in Kansas City, Kan. (which is different from Kansas City, Mo). But if you question his love of Chiefs, just scroll through his Instagram to see photos of him in the locker room and video of him beating the drum during home games.Brad Pitt: If Paul Rudd is the actor most famously known to be a Chiefs fan, then Brad Pitt is simply the most famous Chiefs fan. While walking the red carpet at the 2020 SAG Awards, which happened to be the same day the Chiefs punched their ticket to the big game, fellow Chiefs fans tossed Pitt a hat to rock on the carpet.Melissa Etheridge: The country rock icon, from Leavenworth, Kan., is a longtime supporter of the red and yellow. She even sang the National Anthem ahead of the AFC Championship game last year agains the New England Patriots.Henry Cavill: The Kansas City Chiefs have a Superman, which is fitting, since the comic book character grew up just over the state line in Kansas. Cavill, however, is English from  Jersey in the Channel Islands. That however hasn’t stopped him from cheering on the Chiefs via his Instagram.Read original story Super Bowl LIV: Kansas City Chiefs’ Most Famous Fans, From Paul Rudd to Melissa Etheridge (Photos) At TheWrap

  • Washington Post Suspends Reporter After She Tweets About Kobe Bryant Rape Case
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    Washington Post Suspends Reporter After She Tweets About Kobe Bryant Rape Case

    Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez was suspended Sunday after tweeting about the 2003 rape case against Kobe Bryant, who was among nine people killed hours earlier in helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.After posting a link to a 2016 Daily Beast story detailing the rape accusations against the Lakers star, Sonmez then posted a screenshot of her work email inbox to illustrate the threats she received as a result, according  to one screenshot and an independent reporter.“National political reporter Felicia Sonmez was placed on administrative leave while The Post reviews whether tweets about the death of Kobe Bryant violated The Post newsroom’s social media policy,” Washington Post managing editor Tracy Grant in a statement to TheWrap. “The tweets displayed poor judgment that undermined the work of her colleagues,” she added.Also Read: Tiger Woods Learned of Kobe Bryant's Death Minutes After Finishing a Round of GolfSonmez’s suspension was praised on Sunday night for being, some believed, a direct result of her posting a link to the April 2016 Daily Beast article that outlined the 2003 accusation of rape against the basketball legend. Bryant was charged with sexual assault and false imprisonment at the time, but the case never made it to trial and it was later settled in a civil lawsuit.Also Read: BBC Apologizes for Using LeBron James Footage in Kobe Bryant MemorialSonmez tweeted a link to the article with no caption, following it up to say she was receiving threats and believed “any public figure is worth remembering in their totality,” according to screenshots of the now-deleted tweets.Those screenshots came from independent journalist Matthew Keys, who wrote that Sonmez “deleted her crass tweets” about the legend, but “screen grabs are forever.”Also Read: Kobe Bryant Crash Fatalities Include College Baseball Coach and His Family, Girls Basketball CoachKeys followed up his statement about what he labeled her “crass tweets” to say she had been suspended, adding in the early hours of Monday morning that a Washington Post employee told him the suspension was not due to the posting of the rape case article. In fact, he said, it was because of the screenshot Sonmez posted of her work email inbox, which showed the names of critics.A spokesperson for the paper did not elaborate on the content of the tweets that Grant had described as displaying “poor judgment.”Read original story Washington Post Suspends Reporter After She Tweets About Kobe Bryant Rape Case At TheWrap

  • All 9 Victims in Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Victims Identified
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    All 9 Victims in Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Victims Identified

    The identities of all nine victims who died with Kobe Bryant aboard a downed helicopter on Sunday morning have been identified by the Los Angeles Police Department and multiple reports.Among those who lost their lives along with Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri and their daughter Alyssa, who was a club basketball teammate of Gianna’s. Also aboard the helicopter was Christina Mauser, an assistant girls basketball coach at an elementary school in Orange County, California.The remaining three passengers were identified on Monday as pilot Ara Zobayan and Sarah Chester and her daughter, Payton, 13.Riley Chester, the son and brother of the victims, said on Instagram: “Rest In Peace to the most amazing Mother and sister. I love you Pay Pay and Mom RIP,” accompanied by two heart emojis and pictures of them, per the New York Post.Also Read: Michael Jordan Remembers Kobe Bryant: 'He Was Like a Little Brother to Me'Zobayan was an “instrument rated” pilot, according to KTLA 5 reporter Christina Pascucci, which “means he was rated to fly in fog/clouds.” Several of Zobayan’s friends have identified him as the pilot of the helicopter, per Pascucci.The Sikorsky S-76 helicopter carrying everyone aboard was traveling to a basketball practice at Bryant’s Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks, California, when it went down in the nearby foggy hills west of the San Fernando Valley Sunday at about 10 a.m. PT, officials said.Also Read: Grammys Open With Kobe Bryant Tribute at Staples Center: 'Tonight Is for Kobe'The crash caused a wildfire that was contained to the Calabasas crash site, which was not near any homes or major roadways. When authorities arrived at the mountainside area, they found no survivors in the fiery wreckage.Investigators from the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner quickly arrived at the scene and personnel from DMEC’s Special Operations Response Team recovered the bodies.Also Read: Kobe Bryant Remembered by Laker Legends Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-JabbarThe site is still being preserved for federal investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.Read original story All 9 Victims in Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Victims Identified At TheWrap

  • Kobe Bryant Crash Fatalities Include College Baseball Coach and His Family, Girls Basketball Coach
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    Kobe Bryant Crash Fatalities Include College Baseball Coach and His Family, Girls Basketball Coach

    While authorities have yet to officially confirm the identity all of the people killed in the helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., that claimed the life of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, information is coming out about some of the other people who lost their lives on Sunday.Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri and their daughter Alyssa were killed in the crash, according to the college. Altobelli’s family confirmed their deaths to the school.“John meant so much to not only Orange Coast College, but to baseball,” OCC athletic director Jason Kehler said in a statement. “He truly personified what it means to be a baseball coach. The passion that he put into the game, but more importantly his athletes, was second to none — he treated them like family. Our deepest condolences go out to the Altobelli family during this time of tragedy.”Also Read: Grammys Open With Kobe Bryant Tribute at Staples Center: 'Tonight Is for Kobe'Altobelli coached at OCC for 27 years, leading the school to four state titles. Altobelli coached New York Yankees star Aaron Judge as well as New York Mets all-star Jeff McNeil at one point during their careers.In addition, Christina Mauser, an assistant girls basketball coach at Harbor Day School in Corona Del Mar, Calif., died in the crash as well, Mauser’s husband said on social media. He wrote on his Facebook page, “My kids and I are devastated. We lost our beautiful wife and mom today in a helicopter crash. Please respect our privacy. Thank you for all the well wishes they mean so much.”Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley tweeted about Mauser’s passing, writing, “This devastating tragedy gets worse by the hour. So much pain for so many local families. Our hearts are broken & grieving for the families impacted.”I just learned that our amazing Matt Mauser of TiajuanaDogs lost his wife Christina in the crash. She coached the girls team. This devastating tragedy gets worse by the hour. So much pain for so many local families. Our hearts are broken & grieving for the families impacted.— Mayor Katrina Foley (@KatrinaFoley) January 27, 2020Also Read: Kobe Bryant Remembered by Laker Legends Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-JabbarDr. Jonathan Lucas, Los Angeles County Coroner, said the recovery effort of the bodies could take days to complete due to the terrain of the crash site. He added, “Our next priority after recovery is identification and notification of the families.”The helicopter was traveling to a basketball practice at Bryant’s Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks, Calif., when it went down in the hills west of the San Fernando Valley on Sunday at about 10 a.m. PT, officials said.The crash caused a wildfire that was contained to the crash site and was not near any homes or major roadways. When authorities arrived at the mountainside area, they found no survivors in the fiery wreckage.Bryant’s death came just one day after he was passed on the NBA’s all-time scoring list by current Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.Read original story Kobe Bryant Crash Fatalities Include College Baseball Coach and His Family, Girls Basketball Coach At TheWrap

  • LA Lakers Superfan Jack Nicholson Reacts to Kobe Bryant’s Death: ‘It’s Just a Terrible Event’
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    LA Lakers Superfan Jack Nicholson Reacts to Kobe Bryant’s Death: ‘It’s Just a Terrible Event’

    Jack Nicholson had the best seat in the house at Staples Center for much of Kobe Bryant’s illustrious NBA career. As he put it, “I sat right behind his jump shot on the lefthand side.”Nicholson, who is almost as well known for being a Los Angeles Lakers fan as he is a prolific and Oscar-winning actor, gave a rare telephone interview on Sunday after Bryant’s untimely passing on Sunday, sharing his feelings about the Lakers superstar he watched up close and personal for 20 years.“My reaction is the same as almost all of L.A.,” Nicholson told CBS2‘s Jim Hill. “Where everything was solid, there’s just a hole in the wall.”Also Read: Shaq 'Sick' Over Kobe Bryant's Death: 'There's No Words to Express the Pain I'm Going Through'Nicholson reminisced with Hill, recalling the first time he met a young Bryant: “I remember him in totality as just how great a player he was. But you know I teased him the first time we met. It was in the (Madison Square) Garden in New York and I offered him a basketball and asked him if he wanted me to autograph it for him. He looked at me like I was crazy.”The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said nine people died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., that killed the former Lakers star and eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.During his 20-year career with the Lakers, Bryant won five NBA championships. Two years ago, he shared an Oscar with animator Glen Keane for the animated short “Dear Basketball.”An investigation into the crash is still ongoing.Read original story LA Lakers Superfan Jack Nicholson Reacts to Kobe Bryant’s Death: ‘It’s Just a Terrible Event’ At TheWrap

  • Mike Bloomberg Buys a 60-Second Super Bowl Ad for $10 Million
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    Mike Bloomberg Buys a 60-Second Super Bowl Ad for $10 Million

    Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg has purchased a 60-second commercial slot during Fox’s broadcast of Super Bowl LIV next month, a rare move for a presidential campaign given the plus-size cost for advertising on TV’s most-watched show.A rep for Bloomberg’s campaign confirmed that it decided to launch a one-minute commercial during the Super Bowl after learning that Donald Trump’s re-election campaign had booked its own 60-second spot which was reported by Politico. The Trump campaign later confirmed on its official Twitter account that it had purchased the ad time.“The biggest point is getting under Trump’s skin,” Michael Frazier, a spokesman for the Bloomberg campaign, told The New York Times, which first reported the ad buy. “The ad is part of Mike’s strategy of running a national campaign that focuses on states where the general election will be decided, parts of the country that are often overlooked.” Frazier did not say how much the campaign spent on the ad, only that it was “market rate,” according to the Times.A rep for Fox did not respond to a request for comment. Typically, the network that airs the Super Bowl does not divulge who buys ad time for the big game.Also Read: The Super Bowl Has Generated $3.6 Billion-Plus in Ad Revenue in the Past 10 YearsFox had previously stated that 30-second commercial spots for the Super Bowl were going for north of $5 million, which would put Bloomberg’s ad buy at more than $10 million.The Super Bowl will be held Sunday, Feb. 2. The first primary is set for Feb. 3 with the Iowa Caucus, followed by New Hampshire on Feb. 11, Nevada (Feb. 22) and South Carolina (Feb. 29). The Super Bowl is annually watched by more than 100 million viewers (though last year’s game fellow below that mark on TV).The first week of Bloomberg’s candidacy included more than $30 million in TV ads from Nov. 25-Dec. 3, the most ever for most ad dollars ever spent by a political candidate in a single week. It far outpaced the old record of $24 million by Barack Obama during the last week of his 2012 re-election campaign.Bloomberg, a media mogul whose net worth Forbes has pegged at $54 billion, is largely self-financing his long-shot presidential campaign.Also Read: Why the 2020 Election Will (Briefly) Stem the Tide of Television's Declining Ad RevenuePolitical advertising spending is expected to near $10 billion in 2020 (a 63% increase from 2016), with TV looking to get the biggest chunk. The influx of campaign money has led GroupM, the largest media-buying firm, to predict that TV ad revenue will increase by more than 5% in 2020. That $10 billion may only be the tip of the iceberg. By the time we hit Election Day in November, that amount could be much, much higher.Typically, political TV ad dollars are funneled towards local TV — GroupM’s Brian Wieser says “maybe half” of all political TV ad spending will be on the local level — and targeted towards primary voters, and then later, voters in swing states like Wisconsin, Florida and Ohio. Then you factor in elections on the local level, from Senate and House seats to State Legislatures. But Wieser says the deep-pocketed Bloomberg is taking on a different tactic.“It looks like that campaign’s play is to go for Super Tuesday. That means you’re going to run ads nationwide, and that means national TV may very well be a primary beneficiary,” he said.Read original story Mike Bloomberg Buys a 60-Second Super Bowl Ad for $10 Million At TheWrap

  • Trailer for Aaron Hernandez Docuseries Explores the Downfall of an Athlete Turned Killer
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    Trailer for Aaron Hernandez Docuseries Explores the Downfall of an Athlete Turned Killer

    'Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez' debuts Jan. 15 on Netflix.

  • Carley McCord, New Orleans-Based Sports Reporter, Dies in Plane Crash at 30
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    Carley McCord, New Orleans-Based Sports Reporter, Dies in Plane Crash at 30

    New Orleans-based sports reporter Carley McCord was among the five people killed on Saturday when a small plane crashed into the parking lot of a post office in Lafayette, Louisiana, the Associated Press reported.McCord — who covered the New Orleans Pelicans and the New Orleans Saints and freelanced as a sideline reporter for a number of networks, including ESPN and WDSU — was on her way to Atlanta for the Peach Bowl game between Louisiana State University and University of Oklahoma when the plane went down shortly after takeoff.KATC TV3 reported that the Lafayette Fire Department identified McCord as a victim, and her husband, Steven Ensminger Jr. confirmed her death to the AP.Also Read: Lee Mendelson, Producer of 'Peanuts' and 'Garfield' TV Specials, Dies at 86McCord’s father-in-law, Steve Ensminger, is the offensive coordinator for LSU. Before the start of Saturday’s game, he took the field in tears with members of the team and watched them warm-up.“We are devastated by the loss of such an amazing talent and valued member of our WDSU family,” WDSU president and general manager Joel Vilmenay said in a statement. “Carley’s passion for sports journalism and her deep knowledge of Louisiana sports, from high school to the professional ranks, made her an exceptional journalist. As we reflect on her impressive body of work, we offer our deepest condolences to her family.”Kevin Jackson witnessed the crash and told KLFY-TV he heard a “massive explosion” and saw a “big old ball of flame” when the plane crashed.Read original story Carley McCord, New Orleans-Based Sports Reporter, Dies in Plane Crash at 30 At TheWrap

  • James ‘Radio’ Kennedy, Who Inspired 2003 Cuba Gooding Jr Film, Dies at 73
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    James ‘Radio’ Kennedy, Who Inspired 2003 Cuba Gooding Jr Film, Dies at 73

    James “Radio” Kennedy, the inspiration for the 2003 Cuba Gooding Jr. film “Radio,” died early Sunday at age 73.Harold Jones, the former football coach at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson County, South Carolina, played by Ed Harris in the film, confirmed Kennedy’s death to the Anderson Independent Mail.The 2003 film centered on the relationship between Jones and Kennedy, a young man with intellectual disabilities and an infectious smile who had long been drawn to Hanna’s football program since showing up on the field as a teenager in the mid-1960s.Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2019 (Photos)He gained the nickname “Radio” for the transistor radio he kept with him at all times — and soon won acceptance from both the team as well as the surrounding community — where he became what the Independent Mail called an “unofficial 11th-grader” at T.L. Hanna High School for decades.“He became a fixture at football practices, standing passively and watching, until one day when he began to mimic the coaches’ signals and tried his hand at yelling out commands,” former T.L. Hanna High Principal Sheila Hilton told local TV station WYFF. “At that point, he could have been labeled a distraction and sent away. But he was not. The coaches embraced him, and as coaches came and went, someone would always take over in caring for him.”Anderson County’s embrace of Kennedy sparked a memorable Sports Illustrated story, which led to director Michael Tollin’s 2003 film — which earned both Gooding and supporting actress Alfre Woodward NAACP Image Awards.According to the Independent Mail, Kennedy continued to volunteer regularly even as he faced health issues in recent years — and twice led the Hanna football team onto the field this season with the help of a golf cart.Read original story James ‘Radio’ Kennedy, Who Inspired 2003 Cuba Gooding Jr Film, Dies at 73 At TheWrap

  • Chris Hemsworth is in Singapore for the F1 race and is very game for selfies with fans
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    Chris Hemsworth is in Singapore for the F1 race and is very game for selfies with fans

    SINGAPORE — A-list superstar Chris Hemsworth is in Singapore to attend the Formula One race, and fans should keep their eyes peeled in case they bump into him on the streets, as he is apparently very obliging when it comes to taking selfies with fans.

  • 5 beauty essentials to keep you looking fresh at Formula 1 races, from pre-race to after-race activities
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    5 beauty essentials to keep you looking fresh at Formula 1 races, from pre-race to after-race activities

    While out and about at the Formula One races, use these products to soothe your feet, keep your skin hydrated, and restore your complexion after a night of partying.

  • Teen Swimmer Disqualified Because Her School-Issued Swimsuit Broke Modesty Rule
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    Teen Swimmer Disqualified Because Her School-Issued Swimsuit Broke Modesty Rule

    The high schooler won the 100-meter freestyle only to be immediately disqualified because her swimsuit showed too much of her buttocks.

  • Olympian accused of transphobia after 'binary sex' comments
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    Olympian accused of transphobia after 'binary sex' comments

    Her comments come amid the prevalent transgender debate in sports.

  • Serena Williams sends strong message with 'mother, champion, queen' French Open 2019 outfit
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    Serena Williams sends strong message with 'mother, champion, queen' French Open 2019 outfit

    "Yeah, it is a lot to carry. But so is being Serena Williams.”

  • Ciara Is 'So Proud' of Husband Russell Wilson After He Becomes the NFL’s Highest Paid Player
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    Ciara Is 'So Proud' of Husband Russell Wilson After He Becomes the NFL’s Highest Paid Player

    The singer gushed about how hardworking her man is and said she watches him in "pure amazement" every Sunday.

  • Ticketek Singapore, new ticketing portal for live entertainment goes live
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    Ticketek Singapore, new ticketing portal for live entertainment goes live

    Integrated live entertainment company TEG Asia Pacific has announced the launch of Ticketek Singapore today, a new ticketing portal for music and sports events.

  • Serena Williams praised for bodysuit and fishnets ensemble worn during Australian Open
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    Serena Williams praised for bodysuit and fishnets ensemble worn during Australian Open

    "I have been working really, really hard in the offseason to be incredibly fit and incredibly ready."

  • Radio DJ Sonia Chew is the new face of Puma
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    Radio DJ Sonia Chew is the new face of Puma

    Sonia will be joining the Puma family of women ambassadors such as Selena Gomez, Adrianna Lima, Liu Wen, Dawn Yeoh and more.

  • One Championship fighter Tiffany Teo has steaks for cheat days
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    One Championship fighter Tiffany Teo has steaks for cheat days

    She's only 28, but Singaporean Tiffany Teo is already a ONE Championship strawweight fighter, an impressive one too, may we add, for scoring an impressive win over her Brazilian opponent at ONE Championship's Heart of the Lion event in November. 

  • Singapore Airlines to continue using grid girls at Grand Prix races after F1 stops practice
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    Singapore Airlines to continue using grid girls at Grand Prix races after F1 stops practice

    This year's Formula One Singapore Grand Prix will continue to feature Singapore Airlines (SIA) cabin crew as grid girls, despite the global race organiser saying the practice is outdated.