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February 21, 2014 | By Richard Fausset, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
MEXICO CITY -- Seven CNN journalists had their credentials revoked or denied in Venezuela after President Nicolas Maduro called them "fascists" and criticized their coverage of antigovernment protests there, the network reported Friday. CNN posted a story about the expulsion order Friday afternoon on its website. The network said that the journalists, who worked for CNN International and CNN en Espanol, were told their media credentials were being revoked or denied. The move came hours after a Maduro speech Thursday in which he criticized the network, saying it was failing to focus on good news beyond the street protests that have engulfed the nation for days.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2014 | By Daniel Miller
PARK CITY, Utah -- "Dinosaur 13," a documentary about the discovery of the  Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton named Sue and the ensuing legal fight over control of the bones, has been acquired by Lionsgate and CNN Films. The deal, completed Friday morning, is the first documentary sale made since the Sundance Film Festival kicked off Thursday afternoon. According to sources with knowledge of the matter, "Dinosaur 13" sold for about $1 million, a robust price for a festival documentary.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before deciding if I should get a vanity plate. The Skinny: Just got my car registration renewal notice. Maybe I should get a vanity plate that says "MorningFix. " That way my groupies (I know you're out there) will have an easier time finding me. I'll be back in Pasadena today at the TV press tour to hear what CNN chief Jeff Zucker has to say but when I have any downtime I'm going to go back to reading about the Gov. Chris Christie scandal. I can't get enough it!
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January 9, 2014 | By Alexandra Zavis
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for an outburst on CNN during which he launched into an expletive-laden rant against a TV anchor and implied that an American being held by North Korea was at fault for his captivity. Rodman brought six fellow retired NBA players to the country for an exhibition basketball game Wednesday with North Koreans at which he sang “Happy Birthday” to leader Kim Jong Un, who turned 31. The trip has drawn criticism from human rights advocates and some members of Congress.
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January 7, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, better known now for bizarre behavior than anything he ever did on the court, launched into an unintelligible rant against a CNN anchor on Tuesday during an interview from North Korea, where he is on his fourth visit in less than a year. Rodman, 52, brought six fellow retired professional basketball players to the rogue country for a game against the North Korean national team Wednesday, the 31st birthday of dictator Kim Jong Un. The trip has drawn reproving statements from the National Basketball Assn.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Jay Leno, CNN might want to stick a press card in your hat. With his gig on NBC's "Tonight Show" wrapping up early next year, the 63-year-old comic is thinking about his next move. And published reports say that CNN boss Jeff Zucker has recently visited Leno, possibly to discuss coming over to the cable news network. It would be a reunion of sorts, since Zucker was Leno's boss when he ran NBC Universal. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times A CNN spokeswoman did not immediately return an email requesting comment.
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December 16, 2013 | By Joe Flint
CNN is making a further push into the documentary film business with the creation of an acquisition unit. The cable news channel, which last year launched CNN Films to make and finance documentaries, will now also buy older documentaries for the network through its newly created CNN Films Presents banner. "March of the Penguins," which won an Oscar for best documentary, and "The Imposter" are the first purchases of CNN Films Presents. " Both will air on CNN in January. "March of the Penguins" will debut Jan. 2; "The Imposter," a 2012 documentary about French conman Frédéric Bourdin, will air Jan.
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November 12, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before finding a better agent. The Skinny: Today is 11/12/13. Just throwing that out there for you to have something to chew on. And if you are reading this at 9:10 well consider your mind officially blown! Today's roundup includes a shakeup at Disney Interactive and a look at Revolt, the new music channel started by Sean Combs. Daily Dose: On Tuesday morning, CNN said it hired New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter, which confirmed my story from Monday night that it was near a deal to land him. Stelter will cover the industry for CNN and host its Sunday show "Reliable Sources.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Is there room for two media watchdog shows on at the exact same time? CNN hopes so and is hiring New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter to host its Sunday morning program "Reliable Sources" and cover the industry for its cable channel and digital platforms. Stelter will squre off against Howard Kurtz, the former host of "Reliable Sources" who jumped to rival Fox News earlier this year to host its Sunday morning show "Media Buzz," a similar show that analyzes what the media gets right and wrong.
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November 11, 2013 | By Joe Flint
CNN is in advanced negotiations with New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter, people close to the situation said. Stelter, who has covered the television news and entertainment industry for the New York Times since 2007, would do the same for the cable news channel and is also expected to host the Sunday morning media magazine show "Reliable Sources," a position that has been vacant since Howard Kurtz left for Fox News earlier this year....
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