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CNN Names New Moscow Bureau Chief

Nathan Hodge had been Wall Street Journal Moscow bureau chief since 2015, and will be joined by CNN senior correspondents Fred Pleitgen and Matthew Chance.

Three Takes on Sexual Misconduct, the #MeToo Backlash and Aziz Ansari

Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari remains at the center of the debate over sexual impropriety, with much of the conversation this week on sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement including taking sides on what happened on Ansari’s date with a...

Amazon Cancels Three TV Series

Amazon pulled the plug on three of its original series as the streamer moves aggressively to distance itself from the original-programming strategy favored by ousted Amazon Studios President Roy Price, Variety reports. The company canceled “I Love Dick,” “One Mississippi”...

HGTV Launched a Design Assistant Facebook Messenger Bot

Scripps Networks Interactive launched an HGTV Facebook Messenger bot, designed to help users discover design inspirations that they can implement in their own homes. The bot, named Hazel, allows users to access decorating tips related to specific rooms, browse trends based on style type and project and save galleries for easier access later on. Users...

Mars Puts $745 Million Global Media Business in Review, Looks to Consolidate With One Agency

Mars, the confectionery, pet care and food conglomerate behind brands like M&M's, Snickers, Orbit and Pedigree, is placing its global media business in review as it looks to consolidate all planning and buying duties, currently handled by three agencies, with one entity. Since 2014, WPP's MediaCom has handled global media planning for Mars, with the...

Huge President and CMO Jumps to Mattress Company Casper

Jeff Brooks, formerly president and chief marketing officer of digital agency Huge, has gone client-side, joining mattress company, and Huge client, Casper as CMO. Casper named Huge as its creative agency of record late last year. "I've appreciated the product as a customer, admired the brand as a consumer, and can't wait to take the...

Aziz Ansari Writer Turns Down Interview in Brutal Fashion

On Tuesday, the Babe.net writer behind this week's allegations of sexual misconduct against Aziz Ansari was invited to appear on Ashleigh Banfield's show on HLN. She politely declined. Oh wait, she did the opposite. "I would NEVER go on your network. I would never even watch your network. No...

Who Do Americans Believe Is the Most Objective News Source?

Americans still have a more negative (43 percent) than positive (33 percent) perception of the media.

NBC News’s Washington Bureau Promotes 3 Staffers In Engineering & Tech Ops Teams

The moves come one month after NBC News's senior director of engineering and operations was fired after an investigation into his workplace behavior.

Taco Bell Made the Perfect Trailer for a Fake Movie About Why They’ve Never Sold Fries

Ever wonder why Taco Bell doesn't sell fries? That question sets off Josh Duhamel on a epic quest in the brand's new faux movie trailer for a thriller called Web of Fries, which looks like the perfect plane movie. The 90-second spot, from Deutsch, hits every thriller trope with aplomb, and making the big bad...

KFC Made Some Very Weird Relaxation Videos to Help You Deal With Life in America Today

Remember when Don Draper's had his epiphany at the meditation retreat? It inspired him to dream up a famous commercial, but it could easily have led to something like KFC's "Comfort Zone," a hallucinogenic new campaign by Wieden + Kennedy that suggests--by playing around with the tropes of meditation--that KFC's Pot Pie is just the...

Former Obama Adviser Knocks Sen. Jeff Flake’s Comparison of Trump to Stalin

Former Obama adviser David Axelrod knocked Sen. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.) for his comparison President Donald Trump to murderous Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in a tweet sent earlier today. One of the dangers of @realDonaldTrump is that he prods his critics to become as hyperbolic as he is. — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) January 16, 2018 Axelrod is […]

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