Rihanna has accused CBS of ''penalising'' her for being a victim of domestic violence after the US TV network decided to cut her song 'Run This Town' from the intro of an NFL telecast because the show featured coverage of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice's assault on his now-wife.
Rihanna has accused CBS of ''penalising'' her for being a victim of domestic violence.
The 'Right Now' hitmaker, whose ex-boyfriend Chris Brown was placed on probation for five years after he assaulted her in 2009, lashed out at the US TV network on Twitter today (16.09.14) after her track with Jay Z and Kanye West, 'Run This Town,' was cut from the intro of last Thursday's (11.09.14) NFL pre-show because it featured coverage of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice's assault on his now-wife earlier this year.
Venting her frustration, the 26-year-old singer tweeted: ''CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO, F**k you! Y'all are sad for penalising me for this (sic).''
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Sean Mcmanus; Josh Welsh 2013 Independent Spirit Brunch held at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood - Arrivals Featuring: Sean McManus, Josh Welsh Where: Beverly Hills, California, United States When: 12 Jan 2013
Anna Kendrick, Sean Mcmanus, Josh Welsh, Common and Zoe Saldana - Anna Kendrick, Sean McManus, Josh Welsh, Common and Zoe Saldana Tuesday 27th November 2012 2013 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Ceremony held at W Hollywood Hotel
In what today's (Thursday) New York Times described as "an apparently coordinated campaign that is intended to stifle the flow of news that could further undermine the government," reporters -- particularly TV reporters and their crews -- covering the demonstrations in Egypt came under increasing physical attack by Egyptian security forces and supporters of embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The attacks effectively prevented coverage of 100,000-strong anti-government demonstrations in Tahrir Square. Numerous television reporters told how they had been detained and how their equipment and recordings had been confiscated. U.S. broadcast networks and cable-TV news channels were forced to rely on grainy video taken with cell phones and Flip cameras. Fox News Channel reporter Greg Palkot and his producer Olaf Wiig were reportedly hospitalized after being badly beaten by protesters after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at their car and they were forced to flee. CBS correspondent Lara Logan described how she and her crew were not allowed to leave their hotel with camera equipment. "We can feel what dictatorship really means," she said in her report. CNN's Anderson Cooper was set upon -- twice -- by Mubarak supporters who threw punches at him and his crew. While Fox Business Channel's Ashley Webster and a cameraman were covering the protests from a balcony, security forces burst into the room behind them and ordered them to shut off the camera. Cairo offices of the Dubai-based al-Arabiya TV network and Qatar's al-Jazeera were stormed by the Mubarak mobs, who, wielding clubs and knives, attacked employees, forcing them to flee, smashed equipment and set fire to the offices. Mohamed Abdel Dayem of the Committee to Protect Journalists told The New York Times that the level of physical violence against journalists has been unprecedented -- exceeding anything that occurred under the regimes of Saddam Hussein in Iraq and Muammar Qaddafi in Libya. The CPJ released a list of more than two dozen incidents of attacks on journalists in Egypt. While Egyptian authorities called accusations that they had mobilized the attackers a "fiction" ABC's Christiane Amanpour, who herself came under attack on Thursday, said that the state news agencies have called the protests "a foreign conspiracy, led by international journalists" -- resulting in the violence against the media. In one instance, a woman, her face obscured, appeared on state television, confessed that she had been trained as an anti-government provocateur by "Americans and Israelis" in Qatar, the headquarters of al-Jazeera. (At least one reporter for the state-run Nile TV, Shaheera Amin, quit on Thursday, saying that she was "not allowed to report what was happening in Tahrir Square." While stopping short of accusing Mubarak and his cohorts of organizing the attacks, State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley said "There is a concerted campaign to intimidate international journalists in Cairo and interfere with their reporting. We condemn such actions." Meanwhile, news executives at each of the U.S. broadcast networks maintained Thursday that drastic cutbacks to their budgets in recent years have had no effect on their ability to cover the events in Egypt. "When we have a big story, we ramp up to cover the story the way it needs to be covered. And then we go back to the level that makes sense for every day coverage," ABC News senior vice president Kate O'Brian told Broadcasting & Cable magazine. CBS News and Sports chief Sean Mcmanus also insisted that the cutbacks had not affected the network's coverage. "When it becomes the story that it is, I think [all of the networks] have stepped up and done a remarkably good job."
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With its current combatants trapped in the trenches of the networks' early-morning wars, CBS News's The Early Show is about to receive fresh replacements. The network announced Tuesday that co-hosts Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez are leaving the sow and will be replaced by Chris Wragge and Erica Hill, who currently co-anchor the Saturday edition of Early Show . Hill has also been the news reader on the weekday edition. Jeff Glor, who anchors the Saturday edition of the CBS Evening News , will become the news anchor on Early Show . The Changes come about as ratings for the morning show, which competes with NBC's Today and ABC's Good Morning America, have Fallen To their lowest point in 10 years. In an interview with today's (Wednesday) New York Times , CBS News chief Sean Mcmanus said that he did not expect the show's current audience to be alienated by the wholesale changes. "When you're the third-place morning show, it makes sense to do something more dramatic than if you're in second place or first place." He added, "This group we have assembled I think has a chance to be competitive with the [NBC's] Today show."
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CBS chief Les Moonves indicated on Wednesday that if the network renews Katie Couric's contract next year, it won't be on the original terms. Couric's contract, which expires next year, calls for her to receive $15 million per years over three years. But according to TVNewser.com, Moonves told an audience at the University of Texas Monday, "The Katie Couric deal will be the last big deal of that kind ever done. ... Those days are over, because the news no longer generates the kind of revenue or success that's worth doing [those contracts]." In February, CBS News President Sean Mcmanus told Politico.com, "I have not had any thought to change Katie's role, Katie's salary, anything to do with it."
Veteran 60 MINUTES reporter Mike Wallace will stop being a regular correspondent on the legendary TV news show after 38 years on the job. The 87-year-old was careful not to say he's fully retiring and will still appear occasionally on the show. CBS News President Sean Mcmanus referred to him as a "correspondent emeritus" saying, "It is clear an era is coming to a close at television's leading newsmagazine." The reporter has said for years that he would like to cut back on the amount of stories he was working on, but his competitive nature made it difficult for him to stop working. Wallace says, "I've often replied, when asked, 'I'll retire when my toes turn up.' Well, they're just beginning to curl a trifle, which meant that, as I approach my 88th birthday, it's become apparent to me that my eyes and ears, among other appurtenances, aren't what they used to be."
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