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Criticism of ‘Unvarnished’ Brings a Strong Times Defense

A former Times journalist, now in the spa business, has complaints about a major series, and Times editors responded forcefully.

MTV Renews Drama Series

MTV made a number of programming announcements today during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, including announcing the pickup of the drama series “Scream” for a second season. In its announcement, MTV said: “More than 21...

Everyone’s Talking About the Horrible Cara Delevingne Interview; Here’s What Delevingne — and Others — Had to Say About It

A “trainwreck” of a TV interview with model-turned actress Cara Delevingne by news hosts at Sacramento station KMAX-TV, which we posted previously, has been all the talk after going viral this week. You can watch the interview, in which the...

Ellen Barkin Cast in TNT Drama Project

Emmy winner Ellen Barkin is set to star in a new drama project for TNT. Variety reports that Barkin, who won an Emmy in 1998 for “Before Women Had Wings,” will star along with Scott Speedman in the pilot “Animal...

Why an Oscar-Nominated Actor Has Been Banned From Ukraine

An actor who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 1991 has been banned from Ukraine. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gerard Depardieu, who was nominated for “Cyrano de Bergerac,” was banned from entering...

NBC Cancels Comedy Series

NBC is pulling the plug on a prime-time sitcom after the show failed to gain traction in the ratings. The AP reports that the network has canceled “Welcome to Sweden.” The news comes two weeks into the series’ second season,...

Legal Battle Could Change Hollywood Forever

A surprise twist in a tussle over what may be the most popular song ever could have broad repercussions for the entertainment industry. The legal battle is over the song “Happy Birthday to You,” which The Washington Post reports is....

Netflix Pulls Plug on Series

Netflix is pulling the plug on an original series. The streaming service confirmed that the comedic drama “Lilyhammer” won’t be back for a fourth season, Deadline.com reports. The Norwegian-U.S. gangster show debuted in January 2012 and ran for 24 episodes...

Cinemax Cancels Series

Cinemax has made official what a number of observers have felt would happen, confirming that the fourth season of “Banshee” will be the show’s last. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show’s final season will debut in January, running for...

A-List Stars Join High-Profile NBC Production

Two A-list stars have signed on for a musical production set to air live on NBC this holiday season. The network announced that Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige are on board for “The Wiz Live!” The live telecast is...

truTV Breaks Out Two New Shows, Rolls Out a Fall Lineup Leaning Toward Laughs

truTV is poised to ramp up the hilarity with its new fall lineup, with plans that include the rollouts of two new shows, a week of special programming and a season-four premiere. The channel has “Road Spill” set to debut...

Why unpublishing a story without explanation doesn’t work

Last week, a CJR colleague emailed a story to me about an intriguing legal issue. I skimmed it and saved the link so I could read the story carefully the next day. But when I clicked the link 18 hours later, I was redirected to the site’s homepage. Wondering if the link had rotted (somehow, in such a short time),...

A comprehensive timeline of Gawker's internal breakdown

Thursday, July 16, at 8:26pm — Gawker staff writer Jordan Sargent authors a post on a media executive who, the headline states, “Tried To Pay $2,500 for a Night With a Gay Porn Star.” The story outs the publishing bigwig, who is married to a woman and exchanged text messages with a male escort to arrange a meetup that eventually...

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