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8:30 AM ET, November 22, 2017

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Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Memo: Pixar chief John Lasseter is taking a six-month sabbatical, apologizes to staff for any unwanted hugs “or any other gesture they felt crossed the line”  —  Pixar is set to release their next feature ‘Coco’ on Thanksgiving day.  —  Disney Animation head John Lasseter …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC unveils its plan to repeal net neutrality rules, a move that would give ISPs broad powers to determine which websites and online services customers use  —  The Federal Communications Commission took aim at a signature Obama-era regulation Tuesday, unveiling a plan that would give Internet …
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Memo: CBS President David Rhodes says the network has terminated Charlie Rose's employment, effective immediately  —  CBS News has terminated its relationship Charlie Rose on Tuesday, one day after the Washington Post reported multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against the longtime news show host.
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Zack Sharf / IndieWire:
The Royal Tenenbaums, a 2001 film by Wes Anderson with a character believed to be based on Charlie Rose, may have alluded to the star's behavior  —  One scene in Wes Anderson's 2001 comedy-drama is going viral following sexual harassment allegations made against journalist Charlie Rose.
Discussion: The Wrap and Business Insider
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
PBS cancels distribution of Charlie Rose's long-running interview program after sexual harassment claims  —  PBS said it would cease to air the long-running and award-winning interview program “Charlie Rose” in the wake of claims of sexual harassment levied at the program's venerable host.
Washington Post:
Eight women who worked for or aspired to work with Charlie Rose on his eponymous show say he sexually harassed them with nudity, groping, and lewd calls
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
On CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose's co-hosts Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell denounced his alleged behavior and discussed the allegations against him
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
CEO of popular app HQ Trivia, Rus Yusupov, repeatedly told reporter that the app's star host, a contractor, could be fired for talking to press, then denied it  —  Every day, hundreds of thousands of people all over the world fire up their smartphones and log onto HQ, a live trivia app …
ProPublica:
Ads for housing that exclude demographics are still being approved by Facebook, a year after a study highlighted the illegal discriminatory practice on Facebook  —  After ProPublica revealed last year that Facebook advertisers could target housing ads to whites only, the company announced …
Jennifer Maas / The Wrap:
36 female SNL staffers who worked with Senator Al Franken, who was a writer for the show, released a statement of public support for him  —  Senator Al Franken may not be getting support from a lot of the female population right now, but at least 36 women have got his back.
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Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Village Media, relying on local advertisers, seems to have found a scalable (and profitable) local news model  —  “We have to find new and creative ways to not replace a client's Google and Facebook spend but find our own portion of it.”  —  Village Media is doing that weird thing …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
BuzzFeed's Ben Smith says news outlets cannot ignore newsworthy info no matter the source, explaining why BuzzFeed used congressional docs from Cernovich  —  Journalism can make for strange bedfellows.  Case in point: BuzzFeed and Mike Cernovich.  —  Cernovich — a controversial far-right figure …
Ashley Feinberg / HuffPost:
Sources: Vice employees were enraged after CEO Smith failed to address sexual harassment in recent company presentation, amid fears of an upcoming NYT exposé  —  After a disastrous state of the union and amid rumors of another sexual harassment story, the media group is already doing damage control.
 
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Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
Bob Weinstein personally paid around £250K to settle a case between his brother and two Miramax employees who'd accused Harvey of sexual harassment and assault
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
21st Century Fox reaches $90M settlement with shareholders, arising out of sexual harassment scandal at Fox News; Roger Ailes estate will pay a portion of it
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