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Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: Sept. 18

‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 12 Closes Out With Impressive Ratings Growth
“America’s Got Talent” season 12 aired its finale on Wednesday night, closing out the show’s highest-rated season ever in delayed viewing.

Netflix Pulls Episode of Children’s Cartoon With Penis Drawing
Netflix has pulled an episode of a children’s show “Maya the Bee” after what appeared to be a penis was spotted etched on a tree trunk in the background of a scene.

TV Ratings: Emmys Hit New Demo Low, Stay Even in Total Viewers
The 2017 Emmys were approximately even with last year’s all-time low in total viewers. Sunday’s awards ceremony averaged 11.4 million viewers, compared to 2016’s 11.3 million. The telecast also averaged a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49, dropping below last year’s low point of a 2.8.

‘Game of Thrones’: Fifth Prequel Series in Development at HBO
A fifth “Game of Thrones” prequel series is officially in the works at HBO, Variety has confirmed.

Charles Payne Accused of Rape in New Lawsuit Against Fox News
Charles Payne, the Fox Business Network host who was recently reinstated after facing allegations of sexual harassment, now faces even stronger accusations, as the woman who made the claims filed suit against him as well as Fox News now alleges she was raped and subsequently defamed.

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The Week in Entertainment 2008

Legendary actor Paul Newman died on Sept. 26, 2008, following a battle with lung cancer. He’s best known for his roles in such films as 1967’s “Cool Hand Luke,” 1969’s “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” 1973’s “The Sting,” and 1982’s “The Verdict.” He won an Oscar for the 1986 film “The Color of Money,” with Newman reprising his role from the 1961 film “The Hustler.” It was his only Oscar win out of 10 nominations as a leading or supporting actor. He was also known for his love of race cars, and he even voiced a classic race car in Pixar’s 2006 animated film “Cars.” Newman was also known for his philanthropy, founding a group of summer camps for children with serious illnesses. He was married to actress Joanne Woodward, who co-starred with him in the film “The Long, Hot Summer” in 1957.

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