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A "major shakeup" is reportedly in the works at CNN, as part of a $43 billion merger with Discovery, according to reports.

A majority of CNN's anchors/staff will be let go as the channel returns to its former 24-hour news format.

But before we get into that, here's a brief history of CNN's humble beginnings.

Back in the day, over-the-air television was capable of broadcasting 12 channels in Miami (where I lived).

Those 12 channels consisted of the 3 major networks - ABC, CBS and NBC, plus local television stations.

In 1980, 24-hour commercial-free cable television arrived in our Miami neighborhood. More than 20 channels were available for a small monthly fee (about $7.99).

By 1981, nearly 16 million homes in the U.S. were wired for cable TV.

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CNN, the brainchild of Atlanta tycoon Ted Turner, launched on June 1, 1980 and was marketed as the first network in the U.S. to broadcast 24-hour news coverage.

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CNN's first news anchor was the great Bernard Shaw.

Over the years, CNN changed its format from an all-news channel to a reality TV format. The network hired anchors like Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo who routinely became part of the news cycle.

Now, Cuomo, 51, and Lemon, 55, have become liabilities to CNN.

Cuomo refused to report on his brother Andrew Cuomo's sex scandal. And Lemon is being sued for drunkenly groping another man's junk at a bar.

After CNN's ratings crashed into the basement in October, it was reported that a "major shakeup" was in the works.

According to Zerohedge, "CNN is going to revert to a 100% news channel," and most of CNN's on-air talent "will be fired as part of a major shakeup."

CNN's future boss, David Zaslav, vows to be "very hands on" in returning CNN to its former glory.

"For me, this deal is kind of a dream, surreal opportunity," Zaslav said. "These are brands that I have admired and loved, built by people I have admired and loved over the past 30 years."

Cuomo and Lemon are expected to be among the first to receive their pink slips.

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HBO Max dropped the trailer for its new reality TV series "FBoy Island," hosted by comedian and actress Nikki Glaser, 37.

The series follows three sexy women - Nakia Renee, CJ Franco and Sarah Emig - who are joined by 24 men on a secluded island.

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Among the 24 men are 12 "nice guys" and 12 self-professed f**k boys. According to Urbandictionary.com, a "f**k boy" is a player who is only interested in a relationship for sex.

The women's mission is to attempt to find love on the island, preferably with one of the nice guys. But nice guys usually finish last because American women are only attracted to thugs and f**k boys -- despite what women say about wanting a "good man."

According to the NY Post, "By the episode 10 finale, it will be revealed to the audience and the women which men are the nice guys and which were the FBoys all along."

"FBOY Island" premieres July 29 on HBO Max.

Watch the trailer below.
 

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Rashida Jones was named the next president of MSNBC news network. She becomes the first Black woman to run a major cable news network

Jones, who is currently senior vice president of MSNBC News, replaces longtime MSNBC president Phil Griffin, 64.

Jones, 39, will assume her new position in February 2021, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The other famous Rashida Jones, daughter of legendary music composer Quincy Jones, congratulated her namesake in a social media post.

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"Congrats to Rashida Jones!! The FIRST BLACK PERSON EVER to run a major cable news network!! I'm so proud to share a name with you and also take this #myelf challenge to the next level. Rashida Jones on Rashida Jones INFINITY. ZOOM IN."

Rashida Jones (Quincy's daughter) hosts a podcast with Bill Gates, who hopes to inoculate 300 million Americans with the Coronavirus mRNA vaccine.

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Byron Allen is furious over a U.S. Supreme Court decision in his discrimination lawsuit against cable TV giant Comcast.

The billionaire TV mogul criticized the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday that dismissed a lower court's ruling that had allowed him to move forward with his case.

Allen accused Comcast of discriminating against him because he is Black, saying Comcast discriminates against minority-owned programming.

Allen argued that Comcast refused to license his TV channels Cats.tv and Pets.tv because he is Black.

But the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Allen failed to prove Comcast would have licensed his channels if he was not Black.

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"This is a vey bad day for our country," Allen told Yahoo Finance in a statement on Monday.

"Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has rendered a ruling that is harmful to the civil rights of millions of Americans."

Allen added: "We will continue our fight by going to Congress and the presidential candidates to revise the statute to overcome this decision by the United States Supreme Court, which significantly diminishes our civil rights."

In a separate statement, Comcast said it was pleased with the Supreme Court's decision.

"We are proud of our record on diversity and will not rest on this record. We will continue to look for ways to add even more innovative and diverse programming that appeals to our diverse viewership and continue our diversity and inclusion efforts across the company."