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Chuck Ross

Chuck Ross is the managing director of TVWeek.com. He's been involved in the TV business ever since he sold cable TV subscriptions in Santa Monica, Calif., door-to-door in the mid-to-late 1970s. He's had regular gigs reporting and/or editing about TV and advertising for Cablevision magazine,The Hollywood Reporter, the San Francisco Chronicle, Inside Media and Advertising Age. He first joined the predecessor to TVWeek, Electronic Media, in 2000.

Complete Transcript of CNN Interview with Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton on Dec. 19, 2014. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Conducts the Interview

FAREED ZAKARIA, HOST:   Joining me now is Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Entertainment, as well as the chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. In other words, he is the boss at the companies behind “The Interview,” the…

Sony Entertainment CEO Fires Back at President Obama in CNN Interview: ‘I would disagree with the notion that it was a mistake’ to Pull ‘The Interview.’ We Have the Entire CNN Transcript

“Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, denying that the studio had ‘caved’ by scrapping next week’s opening of ‘The Interview,’ fired back Friday after President Obama said the studio had ‘made a mistake,’ ” reports CNN Money. In an interview with…

She’s People Magazine’s ‘Sexiest Woman of the Year’ — It’s the First Time the Magazine Has Awarded the Title; It’s Not Beyonce, Rihanna, Sofia Vergara or J-Lo. It’s …

A month after People magazine named Chris Hemsworth its “Sexiest Man Alive,” the magazine has named its first-ever “Sexiest Woman of the Year” — model and actress Kate Upton. Upton was honored at the People Magazine Awards, broadcast live Thursday…

Today’s Must-Read, to Relieve End-of-Year Stress: ‘The Best Jokes From the World’s Top Comedians in 2014′

We found it down-under on a website called news.co.au. Here’s an excerpt from an article the Australian website audaciously titled “The best jokes from the world’s top comedians in 2014.” Be prepared to laugh — or groan — or do…

Hollywood Personalities Tweet Their Disapproval of Sony Pulling ‘The Interview.’ And the L.A. Times Editorializes About What Sony Should Do Next

Here are some tweeted reactions to Sony’s pulling the plug on “The Interview” by various Hollywood personalities, plus an interesting idea tweeted by Mitt Romney. We found most of these on Deadline.com: Rob Lowe: Wow. Everyone caved. The hackers won….

Sony Pulls Plug on ‘The Interview’ — Will Shelve It. Why the Movie Used the Name of a Country’s Real Leader

“As major movie chains moved to pull ‘The Interview’ from their holiday lineups after threats from the Sony Corp. hackers, Sony has decided to shelve the film,” ABC News reports. The action-comedy movie concerns two guys on a mission to…

President of National Association of Black Journalists Rebuffs Bill Cosby’s Comment That Only the Black Media Will Be Fair to Him

Bob Butler, the president of the National Association of Black Journalists, told The Huffington Post about the Bill Cosby coverage in the press: “I believe reporters have to be neutral and have an open mind when covering a story like…

What Do John Oliver, Amy Entelis, David Rhodes and Shane Smith Have in Common? They Are All Part of Our Group of 12 to Watch in This Month’s NewsPro

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Bill Cosby’s Wife Camille Issues Statement Defending Husband, Attempts to Deflect Sexual Assault Allegations By Blaming Media. Claims the Real Victim is Bill Cosby

Camille Cosby, who has been married to Bill Cosby for 50 years, issued the following statement on Monday afternoon, Dec. 15, 2014, according to the Associated Press: I met my husband, Bill Cosby, in 1963, and we were married in…

Ratings for ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Are a Record-Breaker for FX

In its final season “Sons of Anarchy” proved to be a huge ratings winner for FX. Some of the impressive stats, as released by FX on Monday, Dec. 15, 2015: “The epic final season of FX’s most-popular series, ‘Sons of…