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    Kathy Griffin

    Kathy Griffin said that President Trump and his family are “personally trying to ruin my life forever,” in the wake of a controversial photo shoot in which she held up a mask that resembled Trump’s severed head.

    Trump and his family members tweeted their upset over the image, and Griffin said that she has been subjected to a constant stream of death threats. Her attorney, Lisa Bloom, suggested that it was an attempt to silence the free speech rights of a comic who makes provocative and critical political humor.

    “What’s happening to me has never happened in this great country,” Griffin said.

    Her appearance at the Bloom firm was the first since Tuesday, when she issued a video apology for the images that she acknowledged went “too far.”

    At the press conference, Griffin said “that apology absolutely stands. I feel horrible.” 

    She said that she has been contacted by the Secret Service and has retained a criminal attorney, Dmitry Gorin.

    Since then, CNN has dropped her from its New Year’s Eve coverage, a decade-long tradition in which she has hosted from Times Square with Anderson Cooper. On Thursday night, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said that it would “be better” for her not to appear at a planned July 7 event in Beverly Hills in which they were to hold a conversation about his new book.

    The incident has made its way into a political race in Georgia. A GOP Super PAC produced an ad that tries to link Jon Ossoff, a Democratic candidate seeking a congressional seat in a special election, to Griffin. Ossoff’s campaign condemned Griffin and called on his Republican opponent, Karen Handel, to ask that it be pulled.

    SEE ALSO: CNN has dropped Kathy Griffin after her controversial beheaded Trump photo

    DON'T MISS: Samantha Bee believes she knows the 'real' story behind Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

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    There isn't a moment to breathe between the ending of the spring television season and the beginning of the summer one. We've never asked for year-round programming, but here it is.

    Summer used to be a time when fans could catch up on shows they missed via reruns, but we have streaming-TV services and On Demand for that.

    It also used to be a time when networks aired shows that wouldn't have a chance during the proper fall/spring schedules, but now summer shows are getting big ratings and netting awards (see: "Mr. Robot," which has actually graduated to the fall season).

    From "Marvel's The Defenders" to "South Park," these are the coolest picks for the hot months.

    Here are the 34 new and returning summer shows we're most excited about:

    SEE ALSO: The 18 most exciting new TV shows you'll want to watch

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    "House of Cards" season five (NBC), currently streaming.

    The extreme lengths to which Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) will go to hold on to the White House always made for riveting television. But now the show has to contend with President Donald Trump. It will be interesting to see how its drama stands up to reality.

    "The Carmichael Show" season three (NBC), airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m.

    A critical darling, "The Carmichael Show" has been slow to catch on with viewers. It's a must-see for the frank comedy and some real focus on tough issues.

    "Long Strange Trip" (Amazon), premieres Friday, June 2

    This six-part documentary series will be the trip every Grateful Dead fan will want to take. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, the series takes a deep look into what drove the band to great musical heights and how they held on to that for more than three decades.

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    Game of Thrones Season 7

    "Game of Thrones" fans may have to wait until 2019 for the hit show's conclusion.

    Casey Bloys, HBO's president of programming, told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Friday that the network was prepared to give "Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss whatever amount of time they need to properly finish the show.

    "They have to write the episodes and figure out the production schedule. We'll have a better sense of that once they get further into the writing," Bloys said when asked whether the show's final season could air in late 2018 or 2019.

    That's the bad news. The good news is that the hit fantasy drama's final season will probably be worth the wait for fans, as the showrunners are aiming to give the final six episodes a movie feel.

    "What they're doing is monumental," Bloys said. "When you see these battles in season seven, and what I imagine season eight will be, it's a big, big show. We've done a lot of great shows, but this one combines the complex characters we love with a huge cinematic scope. I think this is the first show to prove that can be done — and we're the first people to pay for it."

    Fans already have to wait an extra few months for the penultimate season of "Thrones." The show usually returns in April, but season seven will premiere on July 16 and span seven episodes.

    SEE ALSO: 'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin: Trump is a grownup King Joffrey

    DON'T MISS: The dragons on the next season of 'Game of Thrones' will be the 'the size of 747s'

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    NOW WATCH: Here's everything we know from the season 7 trailer for 'Game of Thrones'

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    It turns out Fox News host Neil Cavuto and his guests on Friday had a major issue with Wonder Woman.

    During a panel discussion, the "Your World with Neil Cavuto" host and his guests questioned the patriotism of the current version of the legendary DC Comics character.

    “‘Wonder Woman’ is out in theaters right now. Some are calling it less American because her outfit isn’t red, white and blue — and, in order to appeal for foreign audiences, [it has] very little reference to America at all,” Cavuto said.

    For the record, Wonder Woman is an Amazonian warrior princess who is on a quest to protect all of humankind (not just Americans).

    “I think, nowadays, sadly, money trumps patriotism,” guest Dion Baia said. “Especially, recently, I personally feel like we’re not really very patriotic, the country, in a certain sense. They want these movies to succeed internationally, so they’re going to dial back.” 

    Guest Mike Gunzelman added: “I think the Hollywood aspect, we see this time and time again, it’s cool to hate America these days.”

    It seems Cavuto and his guests are in the minority in the US about how people feel about this new Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, who is Israeli.

    "Wonder Woman," which opened in theaters on Friday, could earn $100 million its opening weekend.

    Watch the entire video below:

    SEE ALSO: "Wonder Woman" is one of the best superhero movies ever made

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    UPDATE: HBO released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter calling Maher's remarks "completely inexcusable and tasteless" and removing his comment from future airings of the episode.  Shortly after, Maher issued an apology: “Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I’m up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn’t have said on my live show. Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment. The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry.”

    Comic Bill Maher has never been one to filter what comes out of his mouth, having been in countless controversies for what he's said on his HBO show "Real Time with Bill Maher," and his previous show "Politically Incorrect."

    The latest dust up came on his show Friday night when interviewing Republican Senator Ben Sasse.

    Sasse was on the show promoting his new book, “The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance,” when he told Maher he should visit his state of Nebraska and "work in the fields."

    Maher responded by saying, “Senator, I’m a house n----r." Sasse gave a nervous laugh as the audience applauded.

    Maher said what he said was just a joke.

    But people watching weren't laughing as many tweeted their disgust. 

    Warning: There's explicit language in the video below.

    And Chance the Rapper feels HBO should fire Maher:

    After getting off a plane from being on the show, Senator Sasse took to Twitter to give his thoughts:


    SEE ALSO: You might have to wait until 2019 for the final season of "Game of Thrones"

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    NOW WATCH: Mayim Bialik from 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Blossom' explains the science of nostalgia

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    On Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight," host John Oliver delved into President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement.

    Oliver pointed out that the major goal of the Paris Agreement is to keep CO2 below what is known as the world's "carbon budget" because if we fail to limit the temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius, studies show that things get potentially irreversible — leading to longer droughts and more intense heat waves that would affect the world food supply.

    And then there are the jobs that have been created due to the world's attention to the climate. Before Trump made the decision to leave the Paris accord last Thursday, 25 companies — including Microsoft and Intel — took out a full-page ad in The New York Times urging Trump to stay in the agreement because it "generates jobs and economic growth."

    "Well, c'mon, he was clearly never going to be convinced by an ad in The New York Times. How was he going to see it?" Oliver said. "If those companies really wanted to get his attention, they needed to talk KFC into giving out a full-bucket ad, which he would read on the toilet while eating chicken, because that — at its core — is who our president is."

    Oliver also touched on what the agreement required — in that there were no requirements.

    Though Trump stated last Thursday that the agreement would affect the country's coal business, the Paris accord had no restrictions on coal.

    "It doesn't even contain the word 'coal' in the agreement," Oliver said.

    And perhaps what's most misunderstood about the accord is that goals set by the countries are completely voluntary and there are no penalties if they aren't met.

    "The only penalty was shame, and unfortunately this president is completely immune to the very concept of that," Oliver said.

    Watch the "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" segment on the Paris Agreement:


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    Matthew Perry says he wouldn't take part in a revival of "Friends."

    Perry, who currently stars Off-Broadway in the play he wrote, "The End of Longing," says that he'd rather "Friends" not join the revival craze of bygone sitcom hits like NBC's "Will & Grace" and ABC's "Roseanne." 

    "I have this recurring nightmare — I’m not kidding about this," Perry told Variety in a newly published interview. "When I’m asleep, I have this nightmare that we do 'Friends' again and nobody cares. We do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it. So if anybody asks me, I’m gonna say no. The thing is we ended on such a high. We can’t beat it. Why would we go and do it again?"

    Perry starred as perpetually wise-cracking Chandler Bing on "Friends" from 1994 to 2004. The show was so popular that its stars negotiated the highest salary on TV at the time: $1 million per episode. Most recently, he starred on the canceled remake of "The Odd Couple" for three seasons on CBS.

    The actor acknowledges that "Friends" "gave me every opportunity I ever had," but now he'd like to avoid traditional sitcom television in the next chapter of his acting career.

    "In my head, I have this TV project that I’d write," Perry said. "That’s what the fantasy for me is, next. Somewhere on television. But my brain just thinks of darker sh-- than what is expected on a four-camera comedy, or at least on the ones that are on TV now. What I see is serious stuff that, as a bonus, happens to be funny."

    SEE ALSO: Matthew Perry reveals the 'Friends' story line he had to kill

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    The INSIDER Summary: 

    • INSIDER caught up with "The Big Bang Theory" star Mayim Bialik at BookCon where she was promoting her new book, "Girling Up."
    • Bialik plays Sheldon Cooper's girlfriend, Amy Farrah Fowler, on "The Big Bang Theory."
    • Sheldon proposed to Amy on the season 10 finale.
    • The episode ended on a cliffhanger without Amy giving a response.
    • Bialik says she could see Amy saying 'yes' or 'no' to Sheldon when the show returns.

    The season 10 finale of "The Big Bang Theory" ended on an unexpected cliffhanger in May when Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) flew across the country to propose to his girlfriend Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) at Princeton University.

    Not even the show's stars saw it coming.

    "I was shocked," Bialik told INSIDER at BookCon while promoting her new book "Girling Up.""We've had a lot of milestones on our show, very recently. We had two weddings for Leonard and Penny ... the Wolowitz baby was born. So I really did not expect this at all, and I don't think Jim [Parsons] did either."

    Bialik says she didn't have to keep the news about the big proposal quiet for long. 

    "I found out the night before we started rehearsing," said Bialik. "We had to keep it secret for like six days."

    What will Amy say?

    Sheldon proposes Amy big bang theory

    Bialik says she's honestly not sure how Amy will respond to Sheldon's big question. The cast haven't received any scripts for the new season yet and won't for some time. However, Bialik said she could see Amy saying 'yes' or 'no' when the show returns in the fall. 

    "I think it's important to point out that we don't know what Amy will say," said Bialik. "I don't know that our writers knew when they wrote it. The strength of our show and our writers is that I think it can work either way, honestly. And, it's not like, if she [Amy] says no I'm never going to be on the show again."

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    "It's not like if she says yes, we're going to have a wedding." she continued. "I think people have this image of, 'This is what I want for Amy and Sheldon,' but it's really still up to our writers to decide which way it's gonna go. But it is very shocking, and I think what was more shocking was having Dr. Ramona come back and kind of make her move on him."

    Ramona Nowitzki (Riki Lindhome) was first introduced on "The Big Bang Theory" in season two as a grad student who starts acting as an assistant and girlfriend to Sheldon.

    ramona big bang theory

    Eight seasons later, Ramona's now a doctor and in the finale starts hanging out frequently with Sheldon. Though Sheldon sees this as harmless at first, her romantic advances toward him — and a spontaneous kiss — served as the impetus for him to fly across the country and propose to his girlfriend while she was on a three-month research course.

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    Bialik said it was a bit tough to watch Nowitzki pursue her onscreen boyfriend.

    "I felt very protective, not just as an actor, but as the person who plays the character. It felt very strange when she was making her move on him, even in rehearsal," she said. "I think that was a very clever way, also for our writers, to allow him [Sheldon] to come to that point without him even realizing he was there."

    Amy Big Bang Theory

    When we asked if she could tease anything about the upcoming season, Bialik said she won't know anything about season 11 until she goes back to work late this summer. 

    "I literally have no idea," she said. "We don't hear from the writers all summer. They go back to work I think next week, but no. We literally don't know. We get the first script literally the night before the table reading when we go back in August."

    "The Big Bang Theory" was recently renewed for two more seasons so expect to see a lot more of Amy and Sheldon. The 11th season of "The Big Bang Theory" will premiere on Monday, September 25 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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    While most media pundits focused on Megyn Kelly's interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the debut of her new NBC News show on Sunday, "The Daily Show" called her out for trying to distance herself from her past Fox News tenure.

    "Seeing someone so conniving trying to manipulate the American public was disgusting,""The Daily Show" correspondent Michelle Wolf said on Monday.

    "I agree with you, Michelle. Vladimir Putin is a slimy person," host Trevor Noah responded.

    "No, no, no, I'm not talking about Putin. I'm talking about Megyn Kelly," Wolf said.

    Wolf was especially annoyed by the opening of "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" when the newswoman slammed the contentious arguments on TV news programs. 

    "Can’t we all just get along?" Kelly said.

    "Oh, I’m sorry, now we’re all supposed to be friends?" Wolf responded. "Now that you’re at NBC, you’re acting all peaceful, like you’re some sort of Mahatma Blondie? Because let’s not forget before she was NBC News’ Megyn Kelly, for over a decade she was Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, basically a pretty, race-baiting puppet who Roger Ailes kept trying to put his hand up. Oh, don't worry, she's on network now and he's dead. They're both in better places."

    The show then played clips of Kelly arguing with guests and being generally combative on Fox News.

    "Five months ago, she was part of the problem," Wolf said. "Actually, she was the queen of the problem. Now she acts all high and mighty, saying she doesn’t watch TV news and she only consumes news by print. This is like finding out Ronald McDonald only eats broccoli rabe.”

    "The Daily Show" continued to hit Kelly for supposed hypocrisy.

    "Sorry, Megyn, you’re not the new Barbara Walters," Wolf added. “You’re that Sprint-Verizon guy who follows the money: 'I'm on NBC now. Can you hear me now?' Maybe you thought doing this interview with Putin would be good, because he's so skilled at making journalists vanish. But Meggy, we still see you."

    Watch the clip below:

    SEE ALSO: Fox News' Megyn Kelly says she can't go on Twitter because of her 'surreal' Donald Trump feud

    DON'T MISS: Megyn Kelly is now one of the highest-paid hosts on TV — here's where her salary ranks

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    NOW WATCH: 'Do you even understand what you're asking?': Putin and Megyn Kelly have a heated exchange over Trump-Russia ties

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    cash cab ben baily Discovery

    Discovery is reviving its long-running game show “Cash Cab,” Variety has confirmed, giving the people of New York one more reason to hail a taxi instead of ordering an Uber.

    New episodes will run on Discovery later this year. As in the previous iteration, passengers will take on classic Cash Cab trivia en route to their destination, earning cash along the way. If they get stumped, pedestrians and friends can help them out via phone, text or social media shout outs. If the riders get three questions wrong, though, they’re out on the street — cashless, but at least a little further along in their journey.

    Ben Bailey was the host of the original version, which ran from 2005 to 2012, but the revival has yet to name a single host. The new episodes will feature appearances from notables in comedy, film, and TV — some of whom will be driving the Cash Cab. The celebrity element is shared with other recent car-based reality series, like Apple Music’s forthcoming “Carpool Karaoke.” 

    “Cash Cab” is produced for Discovery Channel by All3Media’s Lion USA and Norton Productions. Comedian and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” director David Steinberg serves as executive producer. For All3 Media’s USA, Tony Tackaberry and Allison Corn are executive producers. For Norton Productions, Robyn Todd is co-executive producer. For Discovery, John Slaughter is executive producer.

    SEE ALSO: Director James Cameron says 'Mythbusters' was wrong about the ending of 'Titanic'

    DON'T MISS: 'Mythbusters' star explains how the cohosts survived 14 seasons without getting along: 'We're not friends'

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    matthew perryThe INSIDER Summary:

    • A number of hit TV shows have been rebooted lately.
    • Matthew Perry, who played Chandler on "Friends," told a reporter at Variety that he wouldn't want to do a reboot of the popular sitcom.
    • "I have this nightmare that we do 'Friends' again and nobody cares. We do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it," he said.
    • "If anybody asks me, I’m gonna say no. The thing is: We ended on such a high," he added. "We can’t beat it. Why would we go and do it again?"

    These days, it seems like everything old is new again. From Netflix’s "Fuller House" to Showtime’s "Twin Peaks," to the big screen’s "Beauty and the Beast,""Baywatch,""21 Jump Street," and "It," reboots are everywhere you look. So it’s easy to understand why a Friends reboot would be on Chandler Bing — erm, Matthew Perry’s mind.

    The actor has had plenty of work since "Friends" currently he’s starring in the CBS comedy "The Odd Couple" and preparing to star in an Off-Broadway play he wrote — but his most famous and beloved role is still the one he played opposite Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc for 10 years. And while we may be ready for a "Friends" reboot, Perry doesn’t exactly feel the same way.

    “I have this nightmare that we do 'Friends' again and nobody cares. We do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it,” Perry told a reporter at Variety in an interview published today.

    “If anybody asks me, I’m gonna say no. The thing is: We ended on such a high,” he continued. “We can’t beat it. Why would we go and do it again?”

    Kudrow, who played Phoebe on the show, has commented on the possibility of a reboot too. “The thing we liked best about ["Friends"] was that they were twentysomethings and they were their own family,” she told Today a few months ago. “Now, they all have families, so what are we going to watch?”

    It looks like we won’t be watching a "Friends" reunion anytime soon. In the meantime, there are plenty of episodes for us to rewatch!

    Would you watch a "Friends" reboot? Let us know @BritandCo!

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Al Pacino will star as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming HBO biopic directed by Barry Levinson.

    HBO says the film will focus on Paterno dealing with the fallout from the child sex abuse scandal involving his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The all-time winningest coach in major college football history was fired days after Sandusky's Nov. 2011 arrest and died two months later at the age of 85.

    A report commissioned by the university and conducted by a team led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh concluded that Paterno and three administrators others hushed up the allegations against Sandusky.

    The three administrators were sentenced to jail terms Friday. One of them, former university President Graham Spanier, plans to appeal his conviction.

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    Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

    In this week’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum talks with Matt and Ross Duffer, creators of Netflix’s runaway hit series, “Stranger Things.”

    They’ve just returned from Atlanta, where they were filming Season 2, which they promise is “big in scope.”

    The brothers addressed the pressure going into the second season, given that the first was an overnight success. “There was pressure going into Season 1, too,” says Ross. “We were just worried no one was going to watch it. Now the pressure is we know people are going to watch it. It’s trying to make something that we think they’re going to like. … We’ve tried in the writers’ room to go, ‘Okay, what do we want to see?’ And hopefully people will respond to that as well.”

    Adds Matt, “A lot of the story for Season 2 was figured before the show had come out, so we had the big beats figured out already. It was almost scarier last year.”

    The reaction to the first season took them by surprise, but they took pains to make sure that that didn’t impact their approach to the writing of Season 2. “Some of the stuff that fans had been asking for, we wanted the same stuff,” says Matt. Adds Ross, “But the point is not to give everyone what they think they want. Because I don’t think they really know what they want.”

    What they learned the most from the first season was about the strengths of their actors. “We don’t have the element of surprise on our side this time, but we execute it better,” says Ross. “But I think we screwed up less this year.”

    Naturally, they were reluctant to give away any spoilers. But they did allow that Millie Bobby Brown will, of course, be back (“We let her hair grow out”), that Season 2 will be centered around Noah Schnapp’s Will, and that new monsters will be introduced. “Hiding the monsters can be more effective than seeing it, so restraint can be a good thing,” admits Ross. Adds Matt, “I can’t talk too much about them, but they’re cool.”

    And of course, there will be some recognition of dearly departed Barb. While she is still in fact dead, “There’s no resurrecting Barb,” they admit. “It was really surprising how much she took off,” Matt says. “I related to her, so I think other people did as well."

    You can listen to this week's episode here:


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    Ed Sheeran really let loose on the newest "Carpool Karaoke" on Tuesday's episode of CBS's "The Late Late Show with James Corden."

    In addition to singing his hit songs, the British pop singer revealed a violent encounter with fellow pop star Justin Bieber when the two went out to a bar in Tokyo.

    “What I enjoy is bringing people that don’t drink in dive bars and skanky pubs to said dive bar or skanky pub,” Sheeran told Corden.

    At one point in the night, the pair ended up at a golf course, where Bieber asked Sheeran to hit a golf ball out of his mouth with a club, according to Sheeran.

    "I was pretty hammered," the British singer said. "I can't hit him. I can't hit him. I can't hit him."

    Sheeran told himself to focus, but it wasn't any use.

    "I ended up cracking him across the face," Sheeran continued. "He was actually really cool about it, surprisingly."

    Sheeran and Corden also discussed why the pop star no longer carries a mobile phone and competed to see which of them could eat more of Sheeran's favorite British snack.

    Over the 13-minute video, the two sing along to Sheeran hits "Shape of You" and "Thinking Out Loud," among others. Sheeran also did his renditions of Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful,” and “Castle on the Hill.”

    Watch Sheeran on "Carpool Karaoke" below:

    SEE ALSO: Harry Styles gets emotional 'in a cool way' for James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke'

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    The INSIDER Summary:

    • Deaf singer Mandy Harvey performed an original song on "America's Got Talent."
    • The audience loved it.
    • Judge Simon Cowell hit the "Golden Buzzer," which automatically sent her to a later round of the show.

    Mandy Harvey lost all of her hearing ten years ago, when she was 18 years old, after the nerves connected to her ears deteriorated.

    But she loved music — she's been singing since she was four — so she found a way to get back into it. Using "muscle memory, visual tuners, and trusting my pitch," Harvey said she found a way to keep up with her passion.

    Harvey performed during the second episode of the 12th season of "America's Got Talent," a talent show reality television show, on Tuesday night. She showed up on stage with an interpreter, and wore no shoes so she could feel the tempo of her music through the floor.

    She sang an original song, titled "Try." Watch it below:

    It blew the audience away, and earned judge Simon Cowell's "Golden Buzzer," which sent her to a later round of the show where performers play live, regardless of the other three judges' votes.

    "I never think I'm going to be surprised or amazed by people," Cowell said. "And then you turn up."

    The audiences at home also found it to be a moving performance.

    "After I lost my hearing I gave up, but I want to do more with my life than just give up," Harvey said. She's an example of how powerful that sentiment can be.

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    Trevor Noah went over President Donald Trump's recent accomplishments on Tuesday night's "The Daily Show," and called Trump's leadership a "TV presidency."

    "He loves the performance of doing things. But a lot of the time, nothing's actually being done. Essentially, Donald Trump wants to be president, but he doesn't want to do president."

    Noah discussed Trump's infrastructure deal, which he promised back in April was underway, but it was recently revealed that there's no plan yet. 

    "Just like most of Trump's deals, once you start to read the fine print, you realize it's not what it seems."

    Noah recalled the Saudi arms deal last month that Trump said would bring "hundreds of billions of dollars" and jobs to the United States. But there actually wasn't a deal.

    "It was people saying, 'Maybe we'd like to do deals in the future,'" Noah said. 

    Noah also talked about Trump's proposed tax cuts. He showed a clip of Trump saying that a bill is "moving along in Congress, and I believe it's doing very well." But there is no tax bill moving along in Congress. 

    "So much of what Trump says has happened hasn't happened at all," Noah said. "I don't know about you, but I think it's time we take action and crack down on these phony claims."

    Noah then took out a tiny desk, similar to Trump's, and an oversized pencil. He signed what looked like an executive order and said, "Done. Done! It's done, no more lies." 

    You can watch the segment below: 


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    "13 Reasons Why" has been under fire for its graphic portrayals of teen life and suicide. Selena Gomez, one of the executive producers on the Netflix drama series, says that it's just reflecting back what's happening in reality.

    “This is happening every day,” Gomez said when asked about the controversy Monday on the national radio show,"Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.""Whether or not you wanted to see it, that’s what’s happening."

    "13 Reasons Why" follows a group of high school students who find out that they're all involved in a female classmate's decision to commit suicide from recordings she made before taking her life. The series not only depicts alcohol and drug abuse, extreme bullying, and sexual assaults by the teens, it also graphically shows the teen girl's suicide. Critics and mental-health experts have argued that the show "glamorizes suicide" in a way that could be harmful to teen viewers or viewers who are contemplating or have contemplated suicide.

    Since the show's debut back in March, it has been mired in such complaints. In response, Netflix added new warnings on episodes.

    While Gomez, who acquired the TV rights to Jay Asher's bestselling novel of the same name seven years ago, understands why people are outraged, she didn't apologize for the graphic nature of "13 Reasons Why."

    “The content is complicated," she said of the show, which has been renewed for a second season. "It’s dark and it has moments that are honestly very hard to swallow. And I understood that we were doing something that is difficult. But these kids today are so exposed to things that I would never even comprehend when I was eight. My cousin teaches third grade and they’re doing things and saying things that I couldn’t even fathom."

    Watch Gomez address the "13 Reasons Why" controversy below:

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    The summer TV season is upon us.

    Previously summer was the season when networks ran reruns and shows that couldn't survive the typical ratings competition in the fall and spring.

    But summer has become a destination of its own, with a lot more new, competitive, and Emmy-worthy programming.

    To find out which summer shows have most captured fans' attention, Business Insider partnered with Amobee Brand Intelligencea company that provides marketing insight and measures real-time content consumption across the internet. Amobee analyzed the digital engagement around the summer 2017 shows in order to find out which ones have been attracting the most chatter.

    From Amobee's findings, it's clear that Netflix is the king of summer, with four shows on the list. NBC came in second after the streaming network with two of its shows breaking through. That leaves just five spots on our list for other networks' summer fare.

    Here are the 10 most talked-about summer shows right now:

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    10. "GLOW" (Netflix), premieres Friday, June 23

    This take on the popular '80s women's wrestling phenomenon has some heavy-hitting producers behind it whose credits include "Nurse Jackie" and "Orange Is the New Black." Plus, it stars "Community's" Alison Brie!

    9. "Disjointed" (Netflix), premieres Friday, August 25

    Academy Award winner Kathy Bates stars in this comedy as the owner of a marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. "The Big Bang Theory" creator Chuck Lorre and former "Daily Show" head writer David Javerbaum cocreated "Disjointed."

    8. "The Bold Type" (Freeform), premieres Tuesday, July 11, at 9 p.m.

    This new drama goes behind the scenes of a global women's magazine, Scarlet, and follows the lives of the young women who help create it and will one day lead it.

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    It's already been half a decade since Netflix graced televisions and laptops across the world with Jenji Kohan's depiction of Piper Kerman's book"Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison."

    The show became an instant hit when season one was released in 2013, and June 9 the legendary cast is coming back for season five.

    But before bingeing the entire season, let's take a stroll down memory lane to see how all of our beloved inmates have changed since the show began. 

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    Piper Chapman, played by Taylor Schilling, arrived at Litchfield Penitentiary in the first episode after getting ratted out by her ex-girlfriend Alex Vause for carrying drug money.

    Chapman begins her sentence timid and afraid. Back home she is engaged to her boyfriend Larry, living in a Brooklyn townhouse, and living a relatively normal life. Adjusting to prison life, i.e. eating cafeteria slop and using the overcrowded restrooms, is hard for her at first.

    By the end of the first season, she's fixed things with Vause and made friends with a few other inmates. Unfortunately, she also made a few enemies along the way.

    By season four she was briefly the prison's Queen Bee, but has decided to return to her calmer, more innocent ways by the end of it.

    Through the seasons, Piper survives temporary placement in a terrible prison in Chicago, fights off enemy after enemy, dates both Vause and Stella Carlin, and even starts a thriving, illegal panty-selling business. She has become viciously unafraid of anyone, and a master manipulator.

    At the end of season four, however, she is branded with a Swastika by an enemy group of inmates (she had been spending time with a white supremacist), which gives her the reality check she needs to return to her original self. She becomes nicer, calmer, and stops trying to "win prison."


    Right off the bat, viewers can sense that Laura Prepon's character, Alex Vause, is one of the smarter inmates in the prison.

    In the first few episodes, Vause is presented as being extremely street smart, despite staying mostly to herself. 

    Vause is all about getting through her sentence without any trouble, so she keeps her head down, though she also often does what's best for her and only her — which is probably why she ratted out Chapman in the first place.

    In season two, during their trial in Chicago, Vause rats out someone else: the drug lord that she and Chapman had worked for. She is immediately released for helping officials, but the drug lord isn't immediately arrested. 

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    Stephen Colbert is very excited about former FBI Director James Comey's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday.

    "It's the most magical night of they year, because it's Comey testimony eve," the host said on Wednesday's episode of CBS's "Late Show."

    Leading up to what Colbert also referred to as "Washington's Super Bowl," he commented on Comey's prepared statement released on Wednesday.

    "There’s a lot of weird stuff in these documents," he said.

    For example, Comey details a private dinner he had with Trump in January amid reports that the president's campaign was compromised by contacts with Russian officials and that the president had cavorted with Russian prostitutes.

    According to Comey, Trump told him "he had nothing to do with Russia. Had not been involved with hookers in Russia."

    To which Colbert joked, "Comey replied, ‘I understand, Mr. President, but I just asked what you had for breakfast?'"

    In another meeting, Comey said that the president told him, "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty." Comey remarked, "I didn’t move, speak, or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed."

    “Basically, Comey treated Trump like the T-rex in 'Jurassic Park,'" Colbert said. “It makes sense, they both have the same sized hands."

    Also, Colbert found it funny that Comey said Trump kept referring to the controversy over potential connections between his campaign and Russian officials as the "cloud."

    "Mr. President, that’s not a cloud," Colbert said. "Meteorologists call that a s--tstorm."

    Watch the video below:

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