Gabrielle Union, who is black, reportedly sought action to address an environment she said allowed racist jokes, comments and notes from producers along with other troubling behavior, including judge-producer Simon Cowell’s smoking indoors.
Both the looks and the temperature were red-hot Sunday on the Emmys red carpet, where Hollywood's top stars battled the heat and humidity to bring their fashion A-game.
Videos of Gillis using the derogatory term and making homophobic comments triggered a rapid backlash and were widely shared following the announcement that he had been signed as a new cast member.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, in appearances on NBC's "Meet the Press" and "Fox News Sunday," said "you absolutely cannot" eliminate the possibility of another shutdown on Friday if a deal is not reached over the wall.
Representatives of both countries are expected to discuss the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, the businessman and cleric accused of many crimes and also the mastermind behind the failed coup in 2016.
The music romance "A Star Is Born" earns Bradley Cooper a nod for best actor, Lady Gaga for best actress and Sam Elliott for best supporting actor with its fourth nomination being for the best cast.
NBC is reporting that Washington is looking at ways to extradite Fetullah Gulen, head of Fetullah Terrorist Organisation, so that Turkey "eases" pressure on Riyadh over the Khashoggi killing. Turkey says the Gulen and Khashoggi cases are not linked.
Earlier this week, Kelly sparked widespread criticism by defending the use of blackface as part of Halloween costumes during remarks on the show.
US President Donald Trump has stepped up his attack on the federal probe into the alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election, calling it a “rigged and disgusting witch hunt”.
"It is 4:00 am on the first day of my new life as an accused predator in the universe of American journalism," writes 78-year-old broadcast journalist in an emotional response to allegations of unwanted advances on a former colleague Linda Vester.
Actors turned out in black in solidarity with victims of Weinstein and numerous other figures exposed by the harassment and abuse scandal, including Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner and Dustin Hoffman.
Tillerson refused to directly address the damaging allegation in a detailed NBC News report - that he had called Trump a "moron" in front of senior officials.
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