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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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    DOJ's AT&T suit could freeze media deals

    At a time of rapid change and consolidation in the media industry, the Justice Department's lawsuit over the AT&T-Time Warner combination is likely to put a pause on media deals and raise questions about this DOJ's antitrust standards. "This pauses everything," Rich Greenfield, a media and technology analyst, told CNN. "Nobody knows the rules of the road." The DOJ filed suit Monday to block AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner on the grounds that AT&T's control of both distribution (DirecTV) and content (channels like CNN, TNT and HBO) would create competitive harm and hurt consumers. That argument is a departure from the DOJ's handling of non-competitive mergers dating back decades and could cause

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    Minimum alcohol pricing to start in May

    Image copyright PA Scotland will introduce minimum pricing for alcohol on 1 May next year, the Scottish government has announced. The move will raise the cost of the strongest, cheapest alcohol by setting a minimum price per unit. Health Secretary Shona Robison told MSPs that she expected the price to be set at 50p-per-unit, but this will be subject to a consultation. She said the measure was needed to tackle the "devastation" caused by cheap, high-strength alcohol. The 50p-per-unit minimum would raise the price of the cheapest bottle of red wine (9.4 units of alcohol) to £4.69, while a four-pack of 500ml cans of 4% lager (8 units) would cost at least £4 and a 70cl bottle of whisky (28 units

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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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    Honey G 'not stealing from black culture'

    Rapper Honey G has hit back at claims that her act is offensive and a form of 'cultural appropriation'. Speaking to BBC Radio 4, the 2016 X Factor finalist said she was a victim of discrimination after criticism on social media. To hear the full interview, listen to Analysis - Offence, Power and Progress, featuring black lesbian punk rockers Big Joanie and RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Charlie Hides here.

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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