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What It Takes -- 2016: Excerpt II From 'BRIGHT, INFINITE, FUTURE'

Richard Ben Cramer's book about the 1988 presidential campaign -- What It Takes -- was a classic about the psychology and talents required to climb the greasy pole. Time to update it in this political year. By Mark Green You must know...Show More Summary

Parent Company of 19 Entertainment, Which Produced ‘American Idol,’ Filing Chapter 11

Just weeks after the final episode of “American Idol” aired on Fox, the company behind the long-running show is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Variety reports that Core Media Group, home of 19 Entertainment, was expected to file today...

Will Ferrell, Who Famously Portrayed George W. Bush on ‘SNL,’ to Play a Former President in Upcoming Movie — But It Won’t Be Bush

Will Ferrell’s impression of George W. Bush was a regular feature on “Saturday Night Live” a few years back, but now Ferrell has his sights set on another U.S. President: Ronald Reagan. Variety reports that Ferrell is attached to star...

Fundraiser — er, Make That FORMER Fundraiser — for John McCain Busted for Running Meth Lab. It’s Our Breaking Bad Story of the Day

U.S. Sen. John McCain’s re-election campaign has dropped a political fundraiser after news broke that she was arrested for allegedly running a meth lab, the AP reports. “Emily Pitha and her live-in boyfriend were taken into custody Tuesday after deputies...

Donald Trump on Track to Receive More Primary Votes Than Any Candidate in Modern GOP History

After a big night in which he won all five Republican primaries Tuesday, Donald Trump is expected to end up with more primary votes than any presidential candidate in modern GOP history, the New York Post reports. Trump has piled...

Beyoncé Incorporates Warsan Shire’s Poetry Into Lemonade

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Beyoncé quoted several of Shire’s poems throughout the the Lemonade HBO program.

Dan Santat Designs New Cover Art For Adam Gidwitz’s Grimm Books

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The publisher will make all three books with Dan Santat's covers available for sale in September 2016.

WESH Has a New GM

He was the general sales manager at WKCF from 2001 until 2011.

With DreamWorks Acquisition, Comcast Takes on Disney for Big Media Superiority

When NBCUniversal announced this morning that it will acquire DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion, the deal was mostly hailed as a film play for NBCU's parent company, Comcast, as it seeks to challenge Disney's big media dominance. Disney,...Show More Summary

Why the Smartest Video Strategy Focuses on Mobile, Millennials and New Formats

For today's content-obsessed consumers, it's a video driven world. That will be abundantly clear during the two-week NewFronts that begin Monday. Kathy Kayse, Yahoo vp But let's be honest, it can be tough for brands to get their attention. Show More Summary

Viacom Strikes Advertising Deal with Roku as Its TV Ad Revenue Falls

As second-quarter TV ad revenue fell 5 percent, Viacom is hoping that a new targeted advertising deal with Roku will help resuscitate its advertising business. Viacom and Roku announced a new partnership today which will give ViacomShow More Summary

TCM Convenes a Special Screening of All The President’s Men

The 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival opens tonight with a gala screening of the beloved Alan J. Pakula drama.

David Shuster Returns to MSNBC

"I love you, David Shuster," says Joe Scarborough.

Chaos Reigns as Brazil Prepares for the Olympics, 100 Days Away

A potential impeachment vote of Brazil’s president, water cleanliness and safety issues at the water event venues, the Zika virus… why are the Olympics being held there? Photo by marcelo_valente

Florida Governor’s Radio Ads in California Criticize New Minimum Wage

Rick Scott is trying to lure California-based businesses to relocate to Florida, where there is no $15-an-hour minimum wage law. Photo by Fibonacci Blue

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