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‘Sex and the City’ Star Back at HBO With New Comedy Series

“Sex and the City’s” Sarah Jessica Parker will return to HBO as the star and executive producer of a new single-camera comedy series, “Divorce.” Media reports confirmed that the pay-cable channel gave a series order to the project Thursday. HBO...

Do the stuff that scares you and other lessons from Thunderdome

Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome didn’t last long. But the journalists there learned a few things both while working and while leaving. Here are four of them: 1. Get used to this. “If you’re in journalism, you know it’s an industry that gets shaken up a lot, and it’s tough to deal with,” said P. Show More Summary

1 year after Project Thunderdome closed, most former staff have pretty great jobs. Here’s why.

April 17, 2014 was the last day for most of the journalists at Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome. And it was a sad one, obviously, said Jim Brady, who was DFM’s editor-in-chief at the time. But what he saw that day and in the days leading up to it was something he’d never seen before in journalism. Show More Summary

A Boston Marathon bombing victim family’s plea on Boston Globe’s front page

For the second time in as many weeks, a major newspaper has placed a powerful and dominating editorial on its front page. Boston Globe readers awoke to a front page plea from Bill and Denise Richard, the parents of an eight year old son who was killed and a seven year old daughter who was seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombing attack. Show More Summary

'My 600-Lb Life' Renewed for Season 4 by TLC

TLC announced today the renewal of MY 600-lb LIFE, which follows the transformational journeys of individuals each weighing over 600 pounds and attempting to regain control of their lives.

IRS Says MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Owes $70,000 in Delinquent Taxes

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and her husband James were hit with an IRS tax lien earlier this month over about $70,000 in delinquent taxes, reports the Winston-Salem Journal. According to the Journal: In an email Wednesday, Harris-Perry said she was unaware of the tax lien but knew about the debt. Show More Summary

CNBC Thanks Gary Schreier, Announces New Gigs For Two EPs

It was announced this morning that Closing Bell ep Gary Schreier is returning to Fox Business Network. Now it appears CNBC will fill the void by reassigning both Lisa Villalobos and Maxwell Meyers. TVNewser has obtained a memo sent from...Show More Summary

ISIS’s Push forces 2,000 Families to Flee Ramadi

ISIS captured three villages on the outskirts of the provincial capital of the Anbar province, Ramadi. This comes on the heels of a recently proclaimed victory by Iraqi and Iranian forces in Tikrit.

Library of Congress to Host Exhibit On Printing

The Library of Congress will host the “First Among Many: The Bay Psalm Book and Early Moments in American Printing” exhibition. With this project, the curators will explore the early history of printing during American colonial times. Show More Summary

Linda Gregerson: ‘The internet chips away at the barriers between solitary writing and solitary reading.’

Happy National Poetry Month! All throughout April, we will interview poets about working in this digital age. Recently, we spoke with award-winning writer Linda Gregerson. (Photo Credit: Nina Subin) Q: How did you publish your first book? A: I was actually very lucky. Show More Summary

‘Real Housewives’ Personality Arrested — Did She Fall Off the Wagon?

One of the stars of the “Real Housewives” franchise was charged with battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, trespass and drunk in public, reports. The website reports that Kim Richards, known for her role of “Real Housewives of...

Breaking Up the Bundle: Verizon Takes a Leap Toward True a la Carte TV

Verizon has taken what may be the single biggest step toward true a la carte television, even as a growing number of competitors line up to challenge the traditional TV bundle. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company’s new....

Country Star Stirs Up a Hornet’s Nest Over Sandy Hook Concert

One of the biggest stars of country music has fired up advocates on both sides of the gun control issue. Tim McGraw is being accused by gun rights advocates of turning his back on the Constitution, while he also appears...

GM Peter Maroney Retiring from KDVR-KWGN

Peter Maroney, general manager at Denver’s Fox affiliate KDVR and CW affiliate KWGN, has announced his decision to “semi-retire” this summer. Maroney told the Denver Post that he has \"decided to do some other things in my life.” But...Show More Summary

Ticketmaster Wants to Become Your Destination for Live Event Access

Ticketmaster wants to be more than a destination for tickets to a concert, sporting event or theater production. Echoing a move many other brands have made, the retailer is moving into the publishing realm, giving fans behind-the-scenes access to their favorite venues, events and artists. Show More Summary

Helicopter Shared by LA Stations Involved in Runway Accident

No one was injured when a small plane and a helicopter, shared by CBS owned stations KCBS-KCAL and FOX owned KTTV, got tangled up on the runway at Van Nuys Airport yesterday afternoon. KTLA reports, no one was hurt when the plane taxied...Show More Summary

Bloomberg Terminals Suffer Outages

Bloomberg Terminals, which many bankers and traders depend on for market data, suffered a massive outage in Europe and Asia. The New York Times reports that the failures started Friday morning in Europe, roughly one hour before the markets...Show More Summary

Reporter Kristyn Caddell Out at WFTV

Kristyn Caddell, a reporter at Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV, has left the station, the Orlando Sentinel reports. “Kristyn does not work here any longer,” WFTV news director Matt Parcell told the Sentinel’s Hal Boedeker yesterday. “That’s all I’m going to say.” Caddell joined WFTV in December 2013. Show More Summary

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