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Tension Builds at CBS and Viacom as Shari Redstone Stokes Merger Talks Again

“Chatter about Shari Redstone revving up an effort to recombine Viacom and CBS Corp. is sowing tension within both companies,” reports Variety’s managing editor for TV, Cynthia Littleton. Littleton, one of the smartest observers of the TV biz, adds, “CBS insiders were...

Rupert Murdoch Recovering After Injury, Hospitalization

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is recovering after suffering what has been described as a serious back injury in a yachting accident. Vanity Fair cites three sources saying Murdoch suffered the injury earlier this month while vacationing in the Caribbean on...

Sponsorship Spending Expected to Rise in 2018

“Brands are likely to amp up their sponsorship spends this year in the U.S. after a tighter-than-expected market in 2017, according to ESP Properties,” MediaPost reports. The agency, owned by WPP, is forecasting a rebound in North America along with...

Police Investigating New Allegation Against Kevin Spacey

Authorities confirmed today that they have launched an investigation into a new allegation of sexual assault by Kevin Spacey. Variety reports that Scotland Yard revealed a third inquiry into the actor by police in London. “The new investigation centers on...

CBS Moves Premiere of New Drama Series

CBS today rescheduled the premiere of a new drama series. The network announced that it will roll out “Instinct” on Sunday March 18. The series had been scheduled to bow one week earlier. The show stars Alan Cumming and Bojana...

NBC Brings Back Katie Couric

NBC, where Katie Couric spent the largest single chunk of her TV career, is bringing Couric back for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Couric, who worked for NBC News from 1989 to 2006 — following a stop at CNN early in...

Sony Pictures Boss Tony Vinciquerra: ‘If we don’t grow, we will be somebody’s purchase’

Sony Pictures chief Tony Vinciquerra addressed rumors that a merger is in the works with CBS Corp. during an appearance at NATPE. Deadline reports that during his keynote conversation with Soledad O’Brien, “Vinciquerra said that while he talks regularly with...

ABC Stations Renew Two Shows

Two syndicated series have been picked up for 2018-2019 on the ABC Owned Television Stations. Disney-ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution announced the pickup today for “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and “RightThisMinute.” “Hosted by Chris Harrison and currently...

Why Betty White Is Trending Today — Don’t Worry, It’s a Good Thing

TV icon Betty White is trending on social media today, according to news reports, and it’s all because today is her 96th birthday. TMZ reports: “Betty’s been one of Hollywood’s hardest working leading ladies for years, but today she’s taking...

Trump White House Tell-All to Become TV Series

A controversial best-selling book that has been described as “the publishing sensation of 2018” — Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” — is being made into a television series, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. “Endeavor...

Shakeup at NBC’s ‘Today’ Show: Executive Producer Out, Network Names Successor

Amid surging ratings, and on the heels of the high-profile ouster of “Today” fixture Matt Lauer, Don Nash, the show’s executive producer since 2012, is stepping down, NBC said today. Nash, who has been describes as an intimate ally of...

Ann Curry Says Harassment Was Pervasive at NBC

Former “Today” show co-anchor Ann Curry, whose exit from the show in 2012 was a PR disaster for NBC, discussed her time at the network during an appearance today on “CBS This Morning,” which you can watch below. Curry spent...

‘Saturday Night Live’ Hits a Season High

The latest installment of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” which featured host Sam Rockwell and musical guest Halsey, hit a season high in viewers, the network announced. “An average of 7.23 million people tuned in, many of them probably interested to...

CBS’s Grammy Awards Broadcast Pumps Up the Musical Lineup, Adds Legendary Rock Band

CBS and the Recording Academy expanded the lineup for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, adding the legendary rock band U2 along with Kendrick Lamar and Sam Smith. U2 has claimed a whopping 22 Grammys. Lamar is a seven-time Grammy winner,...

Broadcast Drama Series Renewed

A hit drama series airing on broadcast just received the go-ahead for a new season. Announcing the pickup of its new series “9-1-1” for a second season, Fox today said the show’s premiere episode has grown to more than 15...

Matt Damon Admits He Messed Up With His Comments on Sexual Harassment, Reveals What He Wishes He Would Have Done Differently

Matt Damon admitted that he made mistakes with his recent comments on the subject of sexual harassment, saying during an appearance on NBC’s “Today” show, “I really wish I’d listened a lot more before I weighed in.” Damon apologized for...

McDonald’s Launches Environmental Initiative

The McDonald’s restaurant chain announced two ambitious environmental goals today that the company says it wants to achieve by 2025. USA Today reports that the fast food giant aims to have 100% of its consumer packaging come from renewable, recycled...

Remembering Hall of Fame Broadcaster Keith Jackson

Tributes have been pouring in for longtime ABC sportscaster Keith Jackson, a Hall of Fame broadcaster who called college football games for more than four decades. Jackson died Friday at age 89. Jackson is most closely associated with college football,...

Singer Denies Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Amid Criminal Investigation

A well-known singer who is under criminal investigation for alleged sexual battery is vehemently denying the allegations. Billboard reports that Seal is denying allegations against him by actress Tracey Birdsall. The report notes that Seal is under investigation in connection...

Why More Than 20 States Are Suing the FCC

“Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia filed the first major lawsuit Tuesday to block the repeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules,” The Washington Post reports. “Those rules had prohibited Internet providers from slowing down or blocking...

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