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BREAKING: RNC PULLS OUT OF FEBRUARY 26 DEBATE ON NBC, MOVES TO DISNEY CHANNEL

disneyWASHINGTON, D.C.  (The Adobo Chronicles) The Republican National Committee (RNC) has pulled out of a planned Feb. 26 debate hosted by NBC News after widespread criticism of this week’s CNBC debate from both the party and campaigns.

In a stunning announcement made today, RNC chairman Reince Priebus said that the February 26 debate will be moved instead to the Disney Channel which is owned by the ABC Television Group.

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Coulter, left, and Borowitz

RNC has also named the debate moderators: conservative columnist Ann Coulter and Satirist Andy Borowitz of The New Yorker magazine.

Meanwhile, front runner Ben Carson has sent RNC his demands to change the debate format for the upcoming November 10 GOP presidential debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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NBC FALLOUT: MISS USA, MISS UNIVERSE TO AIR ON PAY-PER-VIEW INSTEAD

Trump and Miss U.S.A. hopefuls
Trump and Miss U.S.A. hopefuls

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (The Adobo Chronicles®) – What if they held a beauty pageant and nobody watched it?

Well, that’s exactly what was going to happen to the Miss U.S.A. and Miss Universe pageants after NBC Universal and Univision both severed their relationship with pageant owner Donald Trump. The two networks fired Trump after his disparaging comments about Mexicans when he recently announced his candidacy for president of the United States.  Trump called Mexicans “rapists, drug addicts and criminals.”

The Miss U.S.A. pageant is scheduled on July 12, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and neither NBC nor Univision will air it.

Being the shrewd businessman that he is, Trump found a  way out of this debacle. He has enlisted Pay-Per-View (PPV) to air the Miss U.S.A. and Miss Universe Pageants. Yes, the same PPV that airs sports events, including the recent Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather boxing fight.

The Adobo Chronicles® learned that  Pay-Per-View, will charge subscribers $100 to watch a live broadcast of the pageant in English and $150 to watch it in Spanish.

Informed sources said that PPV and Trump will share the proceeds of the live broadcast at 50% a piece.

Whoever wins the Miss USA contest will represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant later this year.

The chances of Miss USA winning the Miss Universe crown this year has just increased a hundred fold because all the Spanish-speaking countries have decided not to send a representative to the pageant — countries like Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Puerto Rico and many others.  Latin candidates have consistently fared well in the Miss Universe pageant.

The Philippines, who has also been consistently in the top 10 finalists for Miss Universe,  is still deciding whether or not to send Miss Philippines  Pia Wurtzbach to the pageant.

 

NBC TO REVIVE ‘THE GOLDEN GIRLS’ STARTING THIS FALL

Fonda, Streep, Hawn, Bates
Fonda, Streep, Hawn, Bates

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles®) – ‘The Golden Girls’ is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, the show centered on four older women sharing a home in Miami, Florida.

Betty White is the only surviving cast member of the extremely popular show.

Today, NBC announced that starting this fall, it will revive the television series with a power cast that includes, Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Kathy Bates and Jane Fonda. The announcement did not disclose which character each of the actresses would be portraying.

The series will be directed by no less than White.

Which of these actresses would you like to play Blanch, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia?