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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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Dua Lipa granted new citizenship

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Dua Lipa has been awarded an Albanian citizenship for her engagement with the country and endeavours to raise awareness

Dua Lipa now has an Albanian citizenship after she was praised for her international efforts to raise support for the country.

The British singer has been awarded the new honour by President Bajram Begaj.

It was a monumental moment for Lipa, who plans to finish her ‘Future Nostalgia’ tour in the country’s capital on November 28.

Begaj granted the citizenship to the icon for her contribution and global engagement on ‘important social causes.’

Lipa has a strong connection to the country, co-founding the Sunny Hill Foundation with her father to raise money for struggling people.

The singer was also born in London to immigrant parents.

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Kardashian denounces Balenciaga ad

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After a week of silence, Kim Kardashian has denounced the controversial Balenciaga ad campaign that depicted children alongside bondage-style attire.

The ad images came under fire last week as people noticed the odd outfits sported by the child models’ stuffed animals.

Kardashian has strong ties to the luxury fashion house, and she was criticised for keeping tight-lipped about the ongoing controversy.

The 42-year-old mogul tweeted:

“I have been quiet for the past few days, not because I haven’t been disgusted and outraged by the recent Balenciaga campaigns, but because I wanted an opportunity to speak to their team to understand for myself how this could have happened.”

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Nude Britney Spears post sparks concern among fans

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A nude Britney Spears post has many fans concerned about her wellbeing

Pop sensation Britney Spears is no stranger to a controversial social media post, where she openly flaunts her body.

However, her latest post to Instagram has many of her beloved followers concerned.

The 40-year-old posted an explicit photo of herself in a near-empty bathtub, with a flower emoji the only thing between the world and her private parts.

It was paired with an unusual captions that read, “I like to suck!!! Never professional pics … sucking comes easy for me!!! Keep clapping bitch!!!”

The icon has 41 million followers on the social media app, many of whom were quick to share their concerns.

Some are suggesting Spears’ account is being controlled by someone else, attempting to make her look bad.

While others backed the pop stars post, supporting her desire to be open with her body image because she struggled during her younger years in the spotlight.

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