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CNN fires anchor Chris Cuomo over role in brother ex******
CNN fired news anchor Chris Cuomo, the network announced on Saturday, after "additional information" came to light during an investigation into his efforts to help his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, deal with allegations of sexual misconduct.。
Cuomo, who hosted CNN's most-watched prime-time news show, had been suspended on Tuesday. He had admitted in May that he had broken some of the cable news network's rules in advising his brother how to handle the allegations from a public relations perspective.。
Andrew Cuomo, 63, was forced to step down in August after several allegations of sexual misconduct. He denies any wrongdoing.。
"Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother's defense," CNN said.。
"We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately," it added. The network did not provide details on the new information.。
In a statement on Twitter, Cuomo, 51, said he was disappointed.。
"This is not how I want my time at CNN to end but I have already told you why and how I helped my brother," he said.。
Cuomo was initially suspended after New York Attorney General Letitia James showed text and other messages in which he sought to use his own media sources to find out information on the case and the women involved.。
A criminal complaint charging Andrew Cuomo with a misdemeanor sex offense was filed on October 29 in a New York court.。
Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, gained national fame last year during the COVID-19 outbreak for his briefings about how New York was dealing with the outbreak, and often appeared on his brother's show. The brothers' father, the late Mario Cuomo, also served as governor of New York.。
TV adaptation of award******
BEIJING, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- The highly anticipated Chinese TV adaptation of Liu Cixin's Hugo Award-winning sci-fi novel "The Three-Body Problem" is coming soon, according to the first trailer released on Wednesday.
The news, broken by the production's official social media account, soon made headlines, with a hashtag on China's Twitter-like Weibo generating 210 million reads in less than six hours.
Known as "Three-Body," the upcoming series is on the list of dramas to be released or pursued in 2022, major Chinese online streaming platform Tencent Video announced on Wednesday, without providing a specific release date.
The series stars Zhang Luyi and Yu Hewei, and is directed by Yang Lei.
"The Three-Body Problem" is the first book in a sci-fi trilogy that revolves around physicist Ye Wenjie's contact with the Trisolaran civilization living in a three-sun system, and follows the centuries-long clashes between earthlings and the aliens.
Movie and series adaptations of the critically acclaimed trilogy have been greatly anticipated by Chinese sci-fi fans, and any relevant news is highly popular within China's online community.
"The Wandering Earth," another sci-fi novel by Liu Cixin, became a blockbuster film in 2019 and raked in a Chinese box office total of 4.68 billion yuan (around 730 million U.S. dollars). Enditem
文/图 本报记者 白圩珑
华商报记者 张成龙 赵彬