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CNN fires Chris Cuomo over help he gave to governor brother

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Christopher Cuomo, an American television journalist, veteran anchor and correspondent.

CNN fired veteran anchor and correspondent Chris Cuomo, the cable news channel said Saturday, during an investigation into his involvement with helping defend his brother, former New York governor Andrew Cuomo, against sexual misconduct allegations.

Chris Cuomo had been suspended from CNN over the matter just days before his termination.

“We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately,” a statement posted to CNN’s official communications Twitter account said.

“While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light.”

The termination comes after documents surfaced showing that Cuomo, who anchored the 9:00 p.m. news slot, offered advice to his politician brother that was deemed too close for comfort by his employer.

“The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions,” a CNN spokesperson said Tuesday, adding they “point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew.”

“He’s my brother. And if I can help my brother, I do. If he wants me to hear something, I will. If he wants me to weigh in on something, I’ll try,” Chris Cuomo, 51, told investigators in July when asked about the counsel he had offered.

“He’s my brother, and I love him to death no matter what.”

Democrat Andrew Cuomo was elected governor three times before resigning in August after New York’s attorney general said an investigation concluded he had sexually harassed at least 11 women.

In October, the former governor — whose father Mario Cuomo had also been governor of New York — was charged with a misdemeanor sex crime for forcible touching.

At the start of the pandemic, the Cuomo brothers soared to new heights of popularity: Andrew, 63, earned praise for his frank daily briefings as the coronavirus ravaged New York, and his live exchanges with Chris on CNN were peppered with banter.

The investigation into Chris Cuomo’s conduct remains ongoing, CNN said.

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Adele apology: Full statement as singer postpones Las Vegas shows at last minute

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Adele, English singer and songwriter.

British pop superstar Adele has posted a tearful message on social media reluctantly announcing the postponement of her upcoming Las Vegas residency.

“Weekends with Adele”, a series of Friday and Saturday night concerts at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace Hotel was due to begin on Friday 21 January and run until Saturday 16 April, but the singer explained to fans that her show was simply not ready in time, having been hit by “delivery delays and Covid”. Her announcement was made just hours before the first show was due to begin.

Adele posted a video on social media and talked about the cancellations.

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“Hiya, listen I’m so sorry but my show ain’t ready.

“We’ve tried absolutely everything that we can to pull it together in time and for it to be good enough for you but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and Covid.

“Half my crew, half my team are down with Covid, they still are, and it’s been impossible to finish the show… and I can’t give you what I have right now and I’m gutted, I’m gutted, and I’m sorry it’s the last minute.

“We’ve been awake for over 30 hours now trying to figure it out… We’ve run out of time and I’m so upset and I’m really embarrassed and I’m so sorry to everyone that’s travelled again. I’m really, really sorry, I’m really sorry.

“We’re on it. We’re going to reschedule all of the dates. We’re on it right now and I’m going to finish my show and I’m going get it to where it’s supposed to be.

“I’m so, so sorry. It’s been impossible. We’ve been up against so much and it just ain’t ready. I’m really sorry… sorry.”

Adele promised to reschedule the performances, which would have seen her join such greats as Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion and Britney Spears in playing the Nevada gambling Mecca, but the last-minute nature of the decision has angered fans, some of whom were already en route to catch her opening night.

“It’s my birthday and I am on an airplane right now using the last of my vacation time for a whole year to see you along with some non-refundable deposits and a week of babysitting… I’m sad you couldn’t decide this until the last minute,” one ticket-holder wrote on Twitter.

Adele was tipped to make £500,000 per night from the concerts, with tickets officially on sale from £60 to £500 but going for as much as £22,000 on resale websites.

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Pamela Anderson files for divorce from bodyguard Dan Hayhurst

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Pamela Anderson has reportedly filed for divorce from bodyguard Dan Hayhurst.

A source close to the couple shared the news with Rolling Stone and described their short-lived romance as a “pandemic whirlwind”.

“Pamela loves as authentically as she lives,” the source added.

The two began dating in September 2020 and three months later tied the knot at the Baywatch star’s Vancouver Island home on Christmas Eve.

Anderson, 54, reportedly filed for divorce in Canada, where they had been living, but is currently spending time with her sons at her home in Malibu, California.

Hayhurst is the actress’ fifth husband. Anderson married her first husband, Tommy Lee, in 1995 and they share two sons – Brandon, 25, and Dylan, 24. Their relationship is the basis for the upcoming Hulu series Pam & Tommy, starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan.

After Lee, she was married to musician Kid Rock for four months in 2006, poker player Rick Salomon from 2007 to 2008 and again from 2014 to 2015, and producer Jon Peters for 12 days in January 2020.

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Steve Harvey about photo of daughter Lori with Michael B Jordan: ‘I’m very uncomfortable’

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Steve Harvey was left “very uncomfortable” after being shown a picture of his daughter Lori and Michael B Jordan getting close.

Model Lori has been dating the Creed star since November 2020, with Jordan spending his second Christmas at the Harvey household last month.

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday (18 January), Family Feud host Steve was presented with a picture of his daughter sat in her boyfriend’s house over the festive period.

“Look at that,” DeGeneres said to Steve. “That’s happening in front of you?”

Fidgeting, the TV presenter responded: “I’ve never seen that picture before.

“I’m very uncomfortable with that picture right there,” he added, while laughing. “I’m not really feeling that picture.”

Discussing spending Christmas with Jordan, Steve admitted that he was a fan of the actor.

“That boy come through,” he said. “He [is] trying to impress the family. I’m a father, so he bought me this big 100 cigar box of the most hard-to-get cigars. 100 of them in this big box and he gave that to me.”

Steve continued: “He gave my wife some skis. Who do that? Only way you give your potential mother-in-law some skis is because you want her to be your mother-in-law.”

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