What to Know
- The nuclear summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un collapsed after the two sides failed to reach a deal due to a standoff over sanctions
- In a damning depiction of Donald Trump, the president's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, cast him as a racist and a con man
- 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' is living well on its new network, so well, in fact, that NBC has renewed it for a seventh season
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Trump, Kim Summit Collapses Amid Failure to Reach Deal
The nuclear summit between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un collapsed after the two sides failed to reach a deal due to a standoff over U.S. sanctions on the reclusive nation, a dispiriting end to high-stakes meetings meant to disarm a global threat. Trump, in a news conference after the summit abruptly shut down early, blamed the breakdown on North Korea's insistence all punishing sanctions the U.S. has imposed on Pyongyang be lifted without the country committing to eliminate its nuclear arsenal. "Sometimes you have to walk," Trump explained, adding that he had a proposed agreement that was "ready to be signed." "I'd much rather do it right than do it fast," the president said. "We're in position to do something very special." Mere hours after both nations seemed hopeful of a deal, Trump's and Kim's motorcades roared away from the downtown Hanoi summit site within minutes of each other, the leaders' lunch canceled and a signing ceremony scuttled. The president's closing news conference was hurriedly moved up and he departed for Washington more than two hours ahead of schedule.
Michael Cohen's Damning Testimony About Trump Alleges Lie After Lie
In a damning depiction of Donald Trump, the president's former lawyer cast him as a racist and a con man who used his inner circle to cover up politically damaging allegations about sex and who lied throughout the 2016 election campaign about his business interests in Russia. A day after publicly testifying before the House's oversight committee, Michael Cohen is expected to continue testifying about his work with Trump and knowledge of the Trump business empire when he appears before the House intelligence committee, albeit behind closed doors. Cohen, who previously pleaded guilty to lying to Congress, told lawmakers Trump had advance knowledge and embraced the news that emails damaging to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton would be released during the campaign. But he also said he had no "direct evidence" Trump or his aides colluded with Russia to get him elected, the primary question of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Cohen, shaking off incessant criticism from Republicans anxious to paint him as a felon and a liar, became the first Trump insider to pull back the curtain on a version of the inner workings of Trump's political and business operations.
Kim Wasn't to Blame, Trump Says on Otto Warmbier's Death
Kim Jong Un was not responsible for horrific injuries sustained by American student Otto Warmbier, who died shortly after being released from 17 months of detention in North Korea, President Trump said at a press conference after the nuclear summit in Hanoi collapsed. "Some really bad things happened to Otto — some really really bad things. But he tells me that he didn't know about it and I will take him at his word," Trump said, referring to the North Korean dictator. Warmbier, 22, was arrested for taking a propaganda banner from a hotel while on a visit to Pyongyang in January 2016. The University of Virginia student from Ohio was later sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Renewed For Season 7 on NBC
The Nine-Nine lives again. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is living well on its new network. So well, in fact, that NBC has renewed it for a seventh season, midway through the sixth. NBC saved the series after it was canceled on Fox last May, announcing the pickup just 24 hours after the initial cancellation news. It was a dramatic 24 hours for fans of the show, but at least it had an exhilarating end. This season has seen the departure of Chelsea Peretti, whose character Gina Linetti left to pursue her own interests. We've also gotten a backstory for two of the squad's most mysterious members, Hitchcock and Scully. This week's episode finds Amy dealing with a case related to #MeToo, and it was directed by Stephanie Beatriz, who plays Rosa. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.
90210 Revival Series Coming Summer 2019
Fox is returning to Beverly Hills with 90210, the Beverly Hills, 90210 "revival" of sorts. The six-episode 90210 event series will air summer of 2019. Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling are all part of the reunion. The original Beverly Hills, 90120 aired for 10 seasons between 1990-2000 on Fox. A sequel series, 90210, was ran for five seasons on The CW between 2009-2013. According to Fox, the new 90210 comes with "a big twist": The cast will play "heightened versions of themselves in a brand-new serialized drama--with a healthy dose of irreverence--that is inspired by their real lives and relationships." In a press release, Fox said the new series finds the actors reunited after "one of them suggests it's time to get a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot up and running. But getting it going may make for an even more delicious soap than the reboot itself. What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends and frenemies come back together, as this iconic cast--whom the whole world watched grow up together--attempts to continue from where they left off?"