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Comcast and Disney Remain Focused on Possible 21st Century Fox Acquisition — Even as Government Fights AT&T-Time Warner Deal

“Comcast and Disney are staying focused on the prospect of bidding for key 21st Century Fox assets despite the concern about the climate for media mergers raised by the Justice Department’s decision to fight the $85 billion union of AT&T...

Why Ratings for ‘The Walking Dead’ Just Hit a Six-Year Low

AMC’s blockbuster drama series “The Walking Dead” has consistently been one of television’s highest-rated shows, but Deadline reports that the Nov. 19 episode fell to a six-year ratings low for the series. “With a 3.4 rating among adults 18-49, TWD...

Harvey Weinstein Scandal Inspires TV Drama

In one of those “ripped from the headlines” storylines, the Harvey Weinstein scandal will be getting the “Law & Order: SVU” treatment. Entertainment Weekly reports that the Weinstein case will be the inspiration for an episode of the NBC drama...

Court Throws Out Suit Over Erotic Fiction Based on NFL Star

“A federal appeals court has spiked an Ohio couple’s case against companies that distributed an erotic fiction book about a woman’s desire for New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski,” the AP reports. “The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling...

HBO Executive Sues TV Academy

An executive with HBO filed a lawsuit against the Television Academy and others stemming from an incident at the Emmy Awards. The Hollywood Reporter’s THR, Esq. reports that Nancy Lesser, the executive vice president of media and talent at HBO,...

Doctor for the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault Charges

“The team doctor accused of molesting scores of young athletes while working with the United States Gymnastics Team and Michigan State University pleaded guilty to seven counts of sexual assault on Wednesday in Ingham County (Mich.) Circuit Court,” The New...

Netflix Pulls Plug on Weinstein Golden Globes Party

Netflix has pulled out of a partnership with The Weinstein Co. that has seen the two companies co-hosting a Golden Globes party for the past three years. Variety notes that the party has been the most public partnership between the....

ABC Announces Special Installment of ‘Dancing with the Stars’

ABC unveiled plans for a special edition of “Dancing with the Stars,” featuring a lineup of 10 athletes from “all corners of the sports world.” The all-athletes lineup will debut in spring 2018. In keeping with the show’s usual format,...

Three More Women — This Time With CBS News — Say Charlie Rose Sexually Harassed Them

Following a story in The Washington Post in which eight women accused now-fired CBS News and PBS personality Charlie Rose of sexual impropriety, other women are coming forward with allegations against Rose. In the original story, Rose was accused of...

‘CBS This Morning’ Co-Host Gayle King Reacts to the Firing of Charlie Rose

Just hours after Charlie Rose was fired by CBS amid allegations of sexual misbehavior, his former colleague at “CBS This Morning,” co-host Gayle King, appeared Tuesday night on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to talk about Rose, sexual...

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