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■ Fox

News said it has sus­pended Eric Bolling, co-host of its late-af­ter­noon news pro­gram The Fox News Spe­cial­ists, while it investigates al­le­ga­tions he sent a lewd photo to co-work­ers. Word of the sus­pen­sion came Satur­day, a day after a Huf­fPost re­port re­ly­ing on anony­mous sources stated that Bolling had sent a lewd photo to at least three fe­male col­leagues at Fox News and Fox Busi­ness Net­work. “Eric Bolling has been sus­pended pend­ing the re­sults of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion, which is cur­rently un­der­way,” Fox News said in a state­ment. An at­tor­ney for Bolling, Michael Bowe, de­nied the al­le­ga­tions. “The anony­mous, un­cor­rob­o­rated claims are un­true and ter­ri­bly un­fair,” Bowe wrote in an email Satur­day. “We in­tend to fully co­op­er­ate with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion so that it can be con­cluded and Eric can re­turn to work as quickly as pos­si­ble.” Bolling is the best-known per­son­al­ity on The Fox News Spe­cial­ists, a pro­gram that airs on week­days. A vo­cal sup­porter of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, Bolling wrote a March oped ac­cus­ing House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and es­tab­lish­ment Repub­li­cans of be­tray­ing the pres­i­dent with their ver­sion of a plan to over­haul the na­tion’s health care sys­tem. The sus­pen­sion is the lat­est in a string of sex­ual ha­rass­ment com­plaints against per­son­al­i­ties who ap­pear on Fox News and Fox Busi­ness. In July, Fox Busi­ness host Charles Payne was sus­pended after the Los An­ge­les Times re­ported, based on anony­mous sources, that he had harassed a fe­male po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst. Payne re­mains sus­pended while an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the al­le­ga­tions con­tin­ues.

■ Rolling Stones gui­tarist Ron­nie Wood re­vealed that he feared the worst after be­ing di­ag­nosed with lung can­cer in May. The 70-year-old gui­tarist said he thought it might be “time to say good­bye” after a doc­tor per­form­ing rou­tine tests of­fered the news that he “had this su­per­nova burn­ing away on my left lung.” The mu­si­cian said he just told the doc­tor to get it out of him. Wood told The Mail on Sun­day news­pa­per that he had de­cided not to have chemo­ther­apy if the can­cer had spread. He said he de­cided that “I wasn’t go­ing to lose my hair. This hair wasn’t go­ing any­where.” Wood thanked doc­tors in May after they treated a small le­sion in his lung. He will now un­dergo checks ev­ery three months.

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