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CNN suspends Chris Cuomo indefinitely

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International news broadcaster CNN has stood down prime time host Chris Cuomo

CNN confirmed on Tuesday that prime time anchor Chris Cuomo has been indefinitely suspended from the network. Cuomo was stood down after new documents released this week revealed he was more ‘intimately involved than previously known’ in assisting his brother – former New York governor Andrew Cuomo, craft a defence amid a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations.

In a statement a CNN spokesperson stated that “The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defence.”

“The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions.”

“When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly,”

“But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second.

“However, these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew,” – “As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”

Former NY gov. Andrew Cuomo pictured left with his CNN anchor brother Chris pictured right. / Image: CNBC

Anderson Cooper will anchor the 9PM bulletin on Tuesday, the CNN spokesperson said

The suspension came after significant criticism from people who noted that Chris Cuomo had violated widely accepted journalistic norms.

Inside at the broadcaster, CNN staffers expressed dismay at the anchor’s conduct.

The documents released by New York Attorney General Letitia James included text messages and transcripts of interviews with investigators who led the probe into allegations against the former New York governor.

CNN stands down prime time anchor. / Image: File

Documents revealed:

The cache of documents included text messages between Chris Cuomo and Melissa DeRosa, a then-top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, that suggested he was instrumental in working to craft a defense against a flood of sexual misconduct allegations.

According to CNN – Chris Cuomo acknowledged to investigators that he did attempt to learn more about a story by journalist Ronan Farrow.

The anchor defended the practice as conventional.

Following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo as governor of New York in August, Chris Cuomo fronted viewers on CNN, stating that he was “not an advisor,” but “a brother” to the former governor.

He acknowledged that he talked with his brother’s aides and gave his “take” up until his employer directed him to stop doing so in May.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Actress Denise Dowse passes away

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Actress and Director Denise Dowse has passed away at the age of 64.

Dowse was most known for her roles in “Beverly Hills 90210”, “Insecure” and ‘Ray”, as well as appearances in shows such as ‘Charmed”, “The West Wing” and “Law and Order”.

Dowse’s sister, Tracy, made the announcement about her sister’s death on the actress’ Instagram account.

The actress was also a strong advocate for African American theatre, and dedicated to sharing her profession with children.

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Tom Holland firms as favourite for James Bond role

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Actor Tom Holland has had his chances of playing the prized role of James Bond strengthened over other contenders.

According to reports, the producers want to cast a younger-looking actor who happens to also be under 5’10”.

The 26-year-old fits both categories, but this also rules out several other people, including Idris Elba and Tom Hardy.

Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson won’t be revealing too many more details, as the identity of the actor playing the role won’t be known until next year.

There are reports that the next actor will play 007 in an origin story in the future.

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Why women are flocking to South Korea for love

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The “Netflix effect” is enticing western women to look for love in South Korea

New research has revealed western women are heading to South Korea in the hopes of finding true love, all thanks to to hit Korean Netflix shows.

Researcher Min Joo Lee began investigating why an unusually large amount of western women are in the country.

She conducted hundreds of interviews with females predominately in their 20’s. In conclusion, she found one common thread- Korean men.

The women spoke of the “Netflix effect” after watching popular shows that depict the men in the country as “romantic, patient and in touch with their emotions.”

In particular, Netflix’s ‘Crash Landing On You’ series has women going crazy for the men portrayed in the drama. 

Netflix’s ‘Crash Landing On You’

It follows Korean television series experiencing a major uptick from global audiences over the last two years.

The country is also home to many successful K-Pop sensations, with an impressive global female fan base.

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