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CNN’s Jim Acosta writing book on Trump White House

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 3:01 p.m.

Jim Acosta has some follow-up comments on the Trump administration. The CNN Chief White House Correspondent, who has frequently clashed with President Donald Trump and members of his administration, has a book coming out June 11. He’s calling it “The Enemy of the People,” Trump’s inflammatory insult for the cable network and others whose reporting displeases him.
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Staying inbounds: the risk of innuendo in Super Bowl ads

Super Bowl ads have long used raunchiness and sex to stand out during advertising’s biggest stage. Think Cindy Crawford downing a Pepsi wearing skimpy shorts in 1992 or the 2013 GoDaddy ad that showed a squeamishly close-up shot of a kiss. But advertisers have largely toned it down in recent years, focusing instead on crowd-pleasing approaches using animals, humor or celebrities. Raunchy ads risk offending or polarizing a company’s intended target audience.

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The 10 most wonderfully weird ‘SNL’ sketches from 2018, ranked

“Saturday Night Live” gets attention for its political humor, but seasoned viewers know that the best sketches often veer toward the bizarre – humor so outrageous it makes even the most steadfast cast members (looking at you, Cecily Strong) break character. These are our favorite weird sketches from the past year, ranked from good to great.
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‘Roseanne,’ ‘Black Panther’ Aretha Franklin and the entertainment briefs of 2018

Entertainment in 2018 was a celebration of the old (reboots like “Charmed” and “Magnum P.I.” and celebrating 100 years of the L.A. Philharmonic), the new (blockbusters featuring people of color like “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians”), the real (documentaries like “RBG” and “Three Identical Strangers”), calling out awards inequality (Grammys, Oscars) and allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood (Harvey Weinstein).