Magazine article Variety

News Briefs

Magazine article Variety

News Briefs

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Cannon, Elliott Out at Nets

Two unexpected departures rocked the TV world over the weekend. "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon announced via Facebook that he will leave the NBC reality hit, citing internal objections over a racially tinged joke he told in a recent Showtime standup special. And CBS News fired online anchor Josh Elliott after he announced a promotion on air that caught executives by surprise.

Late Celebs Get Docu Treatment

An authorized documentary about iconic rapper Notorious B.I.G. - tentatively titled "Notorious B.I.G.: One More Chance" - is in development. The project will be directed by Emmett Malloy and Brendan Malloy and made in collaboration with Notorious B.I.G.'s estate and his mother, Voletta Wallace. Bill Simmons will team with the WWE and HBO Sports to produce a documentary on wrestling legend Andre the Giant. …

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