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    CBS News and PBS fire Charlie Rose

    CBS News and PBS both said Tuesday that Charlie Rose's contracts with them had been terminated. An internal memo at CBS, which announced its move first, said the decision "followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior." On Monday The Washington Post published a 5,000-word story about alleged harassment by Rose, based on interviews with eight women who described "unwanted sexual advances." Rose said in a statement that he "deeply apologized" for what he admitted was "inappropriate behavior." After the initial Post story came out, other women came forward with additional allegations of sexual misconduct. By Tuesday morning, CBS executives determined that it

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    Reggie Yates 'sorry' for Jewish slur

    BBC star Reggie Yates has apologised for using the phrase "fat Jewish guy" in a recent podcast. In the interview, he said: "The thing that makes it great about this new generation of (music) artists is that they ain't signing to majors. "They're independent, they're not managed by some random fat Jewish guy from north west London, they're managed by their brethren." Yates said in a statement: "I'm hugely apologetic for this flippant comment." He was speaking to DJ Chuckie Lothian in an episode of Halfcast Podcast, which was recently shared on SoundCloud. Yates's statement continued: "It was not my intention to offend or reinforce stereotypes, but I'm aware that this could have been interpreted

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    US charges Iranian man in HBO's 'Game of Thrones' hack

    The criminal investigation into last summer's hacking of HBO has nabbed a suspect. On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney's office in New York announced charges against an Iranian national who stands accused of hacking into the network's servers. The indictment of Behzad Mesri alleges that he stole proprietary data, including information about unreleased episodes of "Game of Thrones," and then sought to extort the company. Mesri has been charged by a grand jury with various counts of computer fraud, as well as wire fraud, interstate transmission of an extortionate communication, and aggravated identity theft, according to court paperwork. He allegedly stole scripts and plot summaries for "Game of Thrones,"

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    Disney's John Lasseter takes leave of absence, apologizes for unwanted gestures

    John Lasseter, one of the biggest names in animation, is taking a leave of absence from Disney following what he called "missteps." In an internal memo sent to Disney employees obtained by CNN, Lasseter, who is the chief creative officer of Pixar and Disney Animation, said that he recently had "a number of difficult conversations that have been very painful for me." "It's never easy to face your missteps, but it's the only way to learn from them. As a result, I've been giving a lot of thought to the leader I am today compared to the mentor, advocate and champion I want to be. It's been brought to my attention that I have made some of you feel disrespected or uncomfortable. That was never my intent,"

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    Della Reese, TV and singing star, dies at 86

    (CNN)Della Reese, who rose to fame as a jazz singer and later found television stardom on the drama "Touched by an Angel," has died. "On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved Della Reese has passed away peacefully at her California home surrounded by love. "Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people," Downey's statement continued.

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    David Cassidy, '70s teen heartthrob, dies at age 67

    His father was famed actor and singer Jack Cassidy, and his mother was actress Evelyn Ward. After his parents split in 1956, the elder Cassidy married actress and singer Shirley Jones the same year. Cassidy moved in with his father, Jones and his three half-brothers after getting his high school diploma in 1968. His father helped him launch his career as an actor and musician. His early work included appearances on "Ironside," "Marcus Welby, M.D.," "Adam-12" and "Bonanza." David Cassidy is known as the popular '70s heartthrob who shot to fame when he starred and sang in TV's "The Partridge Family." Take a look at moments from his career and life. "The Partridge Family," a sitcom about a mother

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    Happy Valley star 'emotional' about OBE

    Happy Valley star Sarah Lancashire said she was thrilled and "slightly speechless" after being made an OBE. The actress received the honour for services to drama from the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace. Lancashire, who was accompanied by her three children, said she wished her father had been alive to see it. "At times like this, really, one tends to focus on parents, and my father would have been the proudest man in the world," she said. 'Unfinished business' She added: "I think it is an emotional moment. "It's very difficult because you are in these most spectacular surroundings and you are trying desperately to take it all in but your head is full of white noise because you don't want