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8 minutes ago, Khan said:

From Linda Bloodworth-Thomason's article:

 

Soon, I would hear how he had invited a famous actress to lunch in the CBS dining room. Coming off the cancellation of her iconic detective show, the star began pitching a new one. He informed her that she was too old to be on his network. She began to cry and stood up to go. He stood up too, taking her by the shoulders and telling her, “I can’t let you leave like this.” She reacted, suddenly touched. Then he shoved his tongue down her throat. I know this happened because the star is the person who told me.

 

Please tell me that was not Angela Lansbury.

 

5 minutes ago, John said:

Sure sounds like it

I hope she kicked him in the balls

Quite a few people are making that connection.

 

 

 

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47 minutes ago, Vee said:

Wow.

 

IKR?  Reading the article just made me love (and miss) "Designing Women" and Julia Sugarbaker all the more.  At first, I wasn't up for rebooting that particular show.  However, now that I've read her piece, I've almost changed my mind.  LBT deserved better treatment, as did everyone affected by Moonves; and we deserve to have her unique voice back on the air.

35 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

Bette Midler also would have been better off with someone who had a much different approach than her sitcom ended up having. 

 

Agree.  Jeffrey Lane was SO not the person to develop or produce a show for the likes of Bette.  Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (or even Diane English) would have been a far better match.

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Technically Angela Landsbury's character was not a detective.  She was a writer who also happened to solve mysteries.

I still think it was Stepfanie Kramer.  She was a police detective who wore plainclothes for most of the series.

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"Did Les Moonves assault Angela Lansbury?"

 

Angela Lansbury is a treasure on BOTH sides of the Atlantic.  If he did, indeed, assault her, then he just might be the sickest bastard alive.  He deserves nothing less than to be left broke and on the side of the road.

 

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I thought it might have been Sharon Gless. If that's the same article it says she didn't work on the network again (or something like that) - Lansbury did a few more MSW TV-movies. 

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5 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

I thought it might have been Sharon Gless.

 

Maybe, but C&L went off the air in '88.

 

Remember when the media would tout all the women Les Moonves promoted within the network?  Now I wonder what those poor ladies had to do to GET promoted.

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2 minutes ago, Khan said:

 

Maybe, but C&L went off the air in '88.

 

Remember when the media would tout all the women Les Moonves promoted within the network?  Now I wonder what those poor ladies had to do to GET promoted.

 

True. I think she had a show on CBS until about 1992 or 1993 so I wasn't sure if she still had ties to the network by the time he came in. 

 

I keep thinking about all the women at the company who tweeted support for him. And of course Lynda Carter. I haven't had the heart to check and see if she's said anything else. 

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Good. He sounded like a real horror and it sounds like it had been going on for years and years with no end in sight. I just hope his replacement won't be a stooge, as seems to have happened with Moonves's replacement.

 

(is it s' or s's?)

Hmm...

 

 

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I said this the other day, but all this just makes me that much more curious how Diane English and Murphy Brown - which tapes only a few weeks ahead specifically so that it may take on current events, and which has intended to tackle #MeToo - will handle all this. They can't fail to.

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By 1992 DW was Horrid and ES was in S3 and only laste one more year

 

LM came in 1995 and MSW ended 1996 so I believe it was Angela Langsbury

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Fager's comment gives me such Trump vibes. The entitlement is off the charts. The idea of him berating his employees to cover a story that he was a key part of. I have a feeling someone at CBS must have wanted him out as otherwise they would have turned a blind eye. 

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9 minutes ago, John said:

By 1992 DW was Horrid and ES was in S3 and only laste one more year

 

LM came in 1995 and MSW ended 1996 so I believe it was Angela Langsbury

 

But Murder She Wrote also had at least three subsequent T.V. movies that ran into the early '00s.  

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