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Host and executive producer Tom Arnold participates in Viceland's "The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold" panel during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
July 26, 2018 - 4:42 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tom Arnold says if his search for revealing tapes of President Donald Trump yields anything, he won't save it for the September debut of his new TV series. Any tape that would "help our country" will immediately be released, the comedian-turned-activist told a TV...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cohen stars in the new Showtime series "Who Is America?", premiering on Sunday, July 15. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 17, 2018 - 12:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen are pushing back against allegations the comedian duped guests on his new show by posing as a disabled veteran. The network says in a statement Monday that Baron Cohen "did not present himself as a disabled veteran" or wear any military apparel when he...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks during a campaign event in Phoenix. Arpaio, now a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat, says he is among the political figures who were pranked by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during interviews for his upcoming Showtime series. "Who Is America?” premieres Sunday, July 15, 2018, on Showtime. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
July 13, 2018 - 4:38 pm
Some politicians are going through the several stages of panic associated with an interview with Sacha Baron Cohen: remorse, damage control, anger and regret for being duped. One of the comedian's latest targets, defeated Senate candidate Roy Moore, is threatening a defamation lawsuit over an...
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In this image released by ABC, Roseanne Barr, left, and John Goodman appear in a scene from the comedy series "Roseanne." "Roseanne," "Will & Grace," "Twin Peaks" and "American Idol" were among the reboots largely snubbed by the television academy on Thursday. (Adam Rose/ABC via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Television executives and many viewers love the idea of reviving series and ideas from the past. Emmy voters? Not so much. "Roseanne" quickly became television's top-rated comedy upon its return, until ABC pulled the plug following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet. The series was...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala. The former Republican vice presidential candidate says she fell victim to British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during an interview for his upcoming Showtime series, “Who Is America?” In a Facebook post on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, the former Alaska governor wrote she and a daughter traveled across the country for what she thought was a legitimate interview. But she says Cohen had “heavily disguised himself” as a disabled U.S. veteran in a wheelchair. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
July 11, 2018 - 9:20 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sarah Palin says she was "duped." The former Republican vice presidential candidate says she fell victim to British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during an interview for his upcoming Showtime series, "Who Is America?" In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the former Alaska governor wrote...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2016 file photo Samantha Bee attends the Turner Network 2016 Upfronts in New York. Bee is back on television, saying she's angry that the controversy over her use of a crude epithet to describe Ivanka Trump distracted from more important issues. Bee apologized again on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the start of her TBS show "Full Frontal." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 07, 2018 - 2:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Samantha Bee returned to her TBS show Wednesday, apologizing again for using a crude epithet to describe Ivanka Trump but expressing anger that the ensuing controversy distracted from more important issues. President Donald Trump had called for her to be fired for what she...
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June 02, 2018 - 5:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After delaying its airing in the aftermath of February's Florida high school shooting, Paramount Network is permanently scrapping "Heathers." Representatives from parent company Viacom confirmed Saturday that the TV reboot of the 1988 movie black comedy about high-school murder...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Samantha Bee, host of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," poses at an Emmy For Your Consideration screening of the television talk show at the Writers Guild Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bee is under fire for referring to Ivanka Trump as a "feckless c---" on her TBS comedy show. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday called Bee's language "vile and vicious." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 01, 2018 - 10:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who once bragged that his celebrity status gave him a pass to grab women's crotches, asked Friday why comedian Samantha Bee wasn't fired for using a vulgar, sexist term to describe his daughter. Trump tweeted that it was a "total double standard" that TBS...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Samantha Bee, host of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," poses at an Emmy For Your Consideration screening of the television talk show at the Writers Guild Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bee is under fire for referring to Ivanka Trump as a "feckless c---" on her TBS comedy show. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday called Bee's language "vile and vicious." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 31, 2018 - 2:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Samantha Bee apologized to Ivanka Trump and viewers on Thursday for using an obscenity to describe her on a segment of her TBS comedy show. Bee said her language was "inappropriate and inexcusable. "I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it," she said. Bee called Ivanka Trump a "...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2018 file photo, from left, Whitney Cummings, Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Jayden Rey, Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, Sarah Chalke and Emma Kenney arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Roseanne" in Burbank, Calif. ABC has canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne", Tuesday, May 29, following Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey says the comment "is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel the show." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 30, 2018 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Roseanne" was the week's most-watched comedy on television for what suddenly became its final episode. The series reached 10.58 million last Tuesday, second only to the CBS drama "NCIS" in the weekly Nielsen rankings. "Roseanne" was expected to come back next year, but ABC canceled...
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