Chris Cuomo, the former CNN news anchor fired nine months ago because of ethics concerns relating to investigations about his older brother Andrew Cuomo, the former New York governor, is returning to the cable news primetime gallery this fall.
But while his new job, on NewsNation, will enable him to return to his craft, it will be minus the lofty gleam of CNN, where he was a popular resource on “Cuomo Primetime,” where his viewership of about 2 million a night at his peak.
NewsNation’s Dan Abrams made the announcement earlier this week.
Though it’s a step much lower than CNN, Cuomo will now have a huge task in reinventing himself, as a reporter-anchor with rich skills. He likely won’t have his brother Andrew on the new venue, since the sexual harassment scandal led to Chris’ suspension, then dismissal, at CNN, where the fallen politico Andrew made frequent appearances in 2019 and 2020.
And with the robust number of Capitol Hill political issues still prevailing amid the ongoing pandemic, there’s enough newsy topics he could explore as he wiggles into the race with resilience…
Crossing Rain, crossing ocean
Fresh from winning the Favorite Entertainers of the Year award at the recent Na Hoku Hanohano Awards in Honolulu, Crossing Rain, Hawaii’s k-pop boy band, will give a concert Aug. 13 at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood.
The venue, dating back to the 1970s, has been a popular site for career-building, with such troupers as Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joe, Smokey Robinson and Temptations concerting there.
Band members are Monarch, Asher, Jorden, Haru, Devin and Shotaro, launching in 2021. And with school reopening soon, Crossing Rain – aka XR – will be juggling school work with song-and-dance rehearsals to prep up for their Los Angeles debut.
XR also will give a show at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Palace Theatre in Hilo. For the local gig, tickets are $65 for VIP seating, $45 for general admission, available at www.hilopalace.com . …
Broadway grosses, for week ending July 24
As expected, the hot trio of largest-grosses on Broadway, held on to their steady ranking for the week ending July 24.
The top three: No. 1, “The Music Man,” at $3.016 million; No. 2, “The Lion King,” at $2.434 million; and “Hamilton,” at $.250 mill The figures are courtesy of the Broadway League: