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Chelsea Handler evacuates, blames Trump for California wildfires

4:24 pm Dec. 6, 2017

Comic television personality Chelsea Handler, among the thousands forced to evacuate due to the raging California wildfires, sees President Donald Trump’s hand at work. “It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively,” she tweeted.

The infernos have caused filming to halt temporarily and threaten the famed Getty Museum.

Handler’s antipathy for Trump often fuels her busy Twitter feed.

“We have got to get rid of Trump,” she

California wildfires halt film production, threaten famed museum

11:36 am Dec. 6, 2017

The California wildfires that have forced massive residential evacuations have forced a temporary halt to some filming activity and loom ominously close to one of the state’s most famed cultural institutions as well.

“All filming activity scheduled to take place in Mountain Fire Zone Areas has been suspended,” industry group Film LA said, citing notification from the Los Angeles Fire Department. That’s scheduled to last through Dec. 10.

Time announces Person of the Year finalists

8:22 am Dec. 4, 2017

President Donald Trump might be Time’s Person of the Year.

Or it might be Kim Jong Un.

Or Colin Kaepernick.

Or the #MeToo Movement.

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Despite Trump’s recent tweet suggesting he’d passed on the honor, the magazine hasn’t declared who makes the cut but is releasing its short list.

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See Time’s full list here.

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Watch Michael Flynn chant “Lock her up!” at the Republican National Convention

10:42 am Dec. 1, 2017

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As previously reported by the Cox Media Group National Content Desk: Flynn’s arrest marks the fourth in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and a former business associate, Rick Gates, turned themselves in to authorities in October. The pair face 12 charges, including conspiring

Matt Lauer’s statement a day after his firing

7:10 am Nov. 30, 2017

Longtime NBC host Matt Lauer issued a statement of contrite apology a day after he was fired.

His “Today” cohosts learned and then reported the news just as Wednesday’s broadcast began. Today’s show began with his former colleague Savannah Guthrie reading Lauer’s statement:

“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am

President Trump gloats after Matt Lauer fired

7:54 am Nov. 29, 2017

It was a somber day on “The Today Show” for Matt Lauer’s shocked co-hosts after he was abruptly terminated after more than 20 years, over allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct – but President Donald Trump took to Twitter with glee.

Variety, citing unnamed sources, reports that multiple women have accused Lauer of conduct such as exposing himself, making lewd comments, even giving a colleague an explicit sex toy.

Official reports have