Daily Archive: January 12, 2018

Shari Redstone once again eyeing a merger of CBS and Viacom

Shari Redstone wants to recombine CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. to better fortify the two medium-sized media companies at a time when other entertainment companies are scrambling to bulk up.

There are no merger talks underway, three people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to publicly…

Trump’s own words revive debate over whether he’s racist

Trump's own words revive debate over whether he's racist

WASHINGTON — More than 150 years after the abolition of slavery and more than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, President Donald Trump’s incendiary comments about immigrants have ripped open a jarring debate in the United States and around the world: Is the American president racist?

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Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ trip to Chile and Peru, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church’s dismal record confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru.

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The Special Way Gianni Versace’s Family Made Sure He Remained Close After His Tragic Death

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With the premiere of American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace set to air on Jan. 17, interest has sparked in the life of the late Gianni Versace and the details surrounding his tragic murder, specifically his burial site. Gianni was shot and killed by a man named Andrew Cunanan in front of his Miami Beach retreat, Casa Casuarina, on July 15, 1997. His body was cremated in Miami a day after his death and a private memorial service was held by his family at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Following the Miami memorial, Gianni’s family transported his ashes to his native Italy and held a public memorial at Milan Cathedral, which was attended by several celebrities including Naomi Campbell, Princess Diana, Elton John, and Sting. His ashes are buried in his family’s vault at Moltrasio cemetery near Lake Como.

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Malia Obama’s Playful Diss of David Letterman Will Make You Spit Out Your Water

David Letterman is back. The former late-night talk show host booked former president Barack Obama as his first guest for his new Netflix series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, and as expected, their candid chat was nothing short of amazing. On Friday, the first episode was released and we finally got to hear what Barack has been up to since leaving the White House. In addition to discussing his impressive dance moves (“the key is staying in the pocket,”) Barack also recalled getting choked up while sending Malia off to college last year. David also shared his own story with Malia that will make you spit out your water.

“We were at a function at the White House, and I had never met either of your daughters. I see Malia, and I think ‘I just wanna say hello and thank you.'” David cited. “I go over and I say ‘You don’t know who I am. I know your mother and father. My name is Dave Letterman, and I am very happy to be here at the party and thank you for inviting me to the party.’ And she says, ‘Yeah, you look like a guy who really knows how to party.'” LOL, burn. Looks like Malia’s got jokes just like her dad. Watch their entire interview on Netflix here.