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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.

Whoa! Man Gets 422 MILLION American Express Membership Rewards Points With This Purchase. It’s Our Non-TV Story of the Day

So how does one get 422 million American Express Membership Rewards points? According to Bloomberg, “A Chinese collector who bought an ancient Chinese ceramic cup for a record … $36 million” at auction got the rewards points when he paid…

Price War Looming Between Traditional Cable and Forthcoming New OTT Services?

“U.S. consumers might get a break from the high costs of pay-TV subscriptions starting next year when several major providers plan to introduce streaming video on-demand services in what the broadband industry calls over-the-top (OTT) programming,” reports Paul Ausick of…

Have Fun Watching a Sexy, Romantic Movie That Was Made for the Silver Screen But Whose Real Magic Is Revealed on the Intimacy of Your TV Screen

“Anybody got a match?” In about a month it’ll be 70 years since Lauren Bacall said those, her first words on the silver screen. Hers was a movie debut for the ages. If many movies, from both a commerce and…

New York Times Reports Joan Rivers Was Indeed Examined by Specialist Who Was Not Authorized to Practice at Clinic

“An ear, nose and throat specialist was present in the clinic operating room where Joan Rivers underwent a procedure last month — and where she went into cardiac arrest — even though the doctor was not authorized to practice medicine…

George Clooney to Visit ‘Downton Abbey’ – Sort Of

“Not only is George Clooney about to marry a Brit, he’s also set to visit the ultimate British period drama – ‘Downton Abbey,’” reports People magazine. The story reports: “A spokesperson for ITV, which broadcasts the show in the United…

Manhattan Clinic Where Joan Rivers Was Treated Disputes Accusations. Source Who Made Accusations Refuses to Back Down

“The Manhattan clinic where Joan Rivers suffered cardiac arrest disputed a report that it happened during a biopsy of her vocal cords,” CNN reports. In response the source for the report refuses to back down, TVWeek has learned. The CNN…

Bombshell: Report Says Joan Rivers Was Having an Unplanned Throat Biopsy When Her Air Supply Was Cut Off

“The routine surgical procedure Joan Rivers was supposed to undergo turned deadly when a doctor who arrived at the clinic with the legendary comic’s entourage performed an unplanned biopsy on her vocal cords, a medical source who was briefed on…

More Controversy: One Law Enforcement Official Insists NFL Had the Ray Rice Elevator Video Months Ago. NFL Denies It. Former FBI Chief Robert Mueller Appointed to Investigate

“A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn’t see the violent images until this week,” reports Rob…

NBC Producer Arrested for Allegedly Posting Secret Sex Tapes to Porn Site

A secret Valentine’s Day sex tape was posted to a popular porn site by an NBC News online producer, law enforcement sources said, reports the New York Post in an exclusive story. The video was posted on Xtube, according to…

Keith Olbermann Takes No Prisoners in This Must-See ESPN Video Commentary About the Ray Rice Situation