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Vince McMahon steps down as WWE chairman and CEO amid a company investigation into hush money allegations. CNN’s Jason Carroll reports.

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Jimmy Kimmel pushed President Biden for answers on gun control and abortion rights during Biden’s first in-person appearance on late night TV since taking office.

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20th Century Studios and Hulu dropped the first full trailer for its “Predator” prequel, “Prey.” The movie will be the first ever dubbed and subtitled in Comanche language, with a cast almost fully comprised of Native and First Nation talent.

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Outdated WWE chief executive Vince McMahon paid bigger than $12 million to four females to quilt up “allegations of sexual misconduct and infidelity,” in step with a Wall Avenue Journal anecdote.

The females, all of whom had been involved with WWE, signed agreements with McMahon that “restrict them from discussing seemingly lawful claims towards or their relationships with the 76-yr-primitive executive.”

The anecdote of the hush money, which the Journal acknowledged used to be paid over 16 years, is basically the most unusual section of a corporate firestorm for McMahon.

Final month but every other anecdote from the Journal acknowledged the corporate’s board used to be investigating McMahon for agreeing to pay a secret $3 million settlement to a broken-down worker with whom he allegedly had an affair. That lady is one of many many four mentioned within the recent anecdote.

The longtime WWE boss agreed to step help from his position as chairman and CEO whereas the investigation is ongoing.

The WWE didn’t straight return CNN’s quiz for observation on this anecdote.

“I truly receive pledged my entire cooperation to the investigation by the particular committee, and I will perform every thing seemingly to reinforce the investigation,” McMahon acknowledged in a commentary final month. “I truly receive moreover pledged to settle for the findings and consequence of the investigation, whatever they are.”

McMahon’s daughter, Stephanie, is serving as duration in-between CEO and chairwoman.

But McMahon has no longer shied a long way from the highlight: He has retained no longer most productive his enter on WWE’s ingenious scream, nonetheless moreover his in-ring persona. The company acknowledged final month that McMahon would proceed to appear as his character at some stage in suits because the investigation continues.

The truth is, McMahon didn’t wait long to re-enter the ring. True days after the preliminary anecdote, McMahon appeared on the company’s wrestling telecast “Smackdown,” telling the target market he used to be there to remind them of the four words that form up the “WWE signature.”

“These four words are ‘then,’ ‘now,’ ‘with out a raze in sight,’ and the greatest discover is ‘collectively,’” he acknowledged. “Welcome to Smackdown!” McMahon then left the ring to the tune of his theme tune, “No Probability in Hell.”

— CNN Trade’ Jordan Valinsky contributed to this anecdote.