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Judd Apatow Puts Garry Shandling Under the Microscope

Mr. Shandling, the influential comedian who died in 2016, gets his due in a sprawling new HBO documentary.

‘Bobby Tarantino II’ Gives Logic His Second No. 1 in Less Than a Year

The latest mixtape by Logic, the Maryland-born rapper, opened with 123 million streams and 32,000 copies sold. He hit No. 1 with “Everybody” last May.

Robert Grossman, Illustrator With a Brash Touch, Dies at 78

On hundreds of magazine covers and in newspaper pages, Mr. Grossman caricatured all manner of politicians and made puns on their names.

Michael Ferro Steps Down as Tronc’s Chairman; Accused of Unwanted Advances

Hours after Mr. Ferro’s move was announced, Fortune published an article in which two women separately accused him of inappropriate conduct.

YouTube May Add to the Burdens of Humble Wikipedia

In a surprise announcement, Google says it will hand off a knotty problem — fact-checking its videos — to the online encyclopedia’s volunteer army.

‘Tomb Raider’ Can’t Topple ‘Black Panther’ at Box Office

“Black Panther” was No. 1 for the fifth straight week, with “Tomb Raider” second. The Christian rock movie “I Can Only Imagine” was a surprise hit.

Michael Getler, Journalist Turned Watchdog of the Press, Dies at 82

Mr. Getler was a former reporter and high-ranking editor who became the first internal monitor of an American TV network when he joined PBS in 2005.

Facebook Blocks Britain First, a Far-Right Anti-Muslim Group Promoted by Trump

The move comes a week after two leaders were convicted of hate crimes and months after the president elevated their inflammatory views on Twitter.

CNN Moves Chris Cuomo to Prime Time

Mr. Cuomo, a scion of the New York political dynasty, is set to replace Anderson Cooper at 9 p.m., as CNN tries to revive its prime-time viewership.

The Loneliness of the American Paralympics Reporter

Best I can tell, I’m the only one here from a major American news outlet other than NBC, which broadcasts the Games.

Claire Foy, Queen on ‘The Crown,’ Was Paid Less Than Her Onscreen Husband

Producers acknowledged that Ms. Foy, who earned a Golden Globe and Emmy for her role as Queen Elizabeth II, was paid less than Matt Smith, who played Prince Philip.

Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman Benefit From the Streaming Wars

With two new deals, the two Oscar-winners are taking advantage of Hollywood’s hunger for binge-worthy limited series featuring strong women.

Advertising: Air France Reminds Travelers What Their Flight Could Be Like

In a new ad campaign aimed at distinguishing itself from low-cost competitors, the airline is emphasizing the in-flight perks included with a standard ticket.

The Future of Time Warner, Coming Soon to a Court Near You

The talk in media circles is focused on what happens if the AT&T deal is stopped by the government and Time Warner is forced to go it alone.

First Person: These Days I Miss John Updike, a Remote and Noble Male Mentor

After I rejected a married male supervisor, my dream job disappeared, but Updike, chronicler of adultery, remained a beacon of propriety and hope.

Trump, the Television President, Expands His Cast

The choice of Larry Kudlow as chief economic adviser, a position with real influence over Americans, crosses a threshold in an administration that has already blurred the line between it and the media.

Assaults Increased When Cities Hosted Trump Rallies, Study Finds

Researchers found an average of 2.3 more reported assaults on the day a rally came to town. The findings appear to confirm news reports about violence at the events.

Stormy Daniels Interview to Air on ‘60 Minutes’ This Month

Last week, Anderson Cooper interviewed Stephanie Clifford, who said she had an affair with Donald J. Trump.

IHeartMedia, U.S.’s Largest Radio Broadcaster, Files for Bankruptcy

With roughly 850 stations, iHeartRadio still wields considerable power in the industry. But it has been weighed down by a $20 billion debt load for years.

Harper Lee’s Estate Sues Over Broadway Version of ‘Mockingbird’

The federal suit says that Aaron Sorkin’s script for the play, set this fall for Broadway, deviates too much from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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