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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.

Amber Heard Gets Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp, Claims Domestic Violence

“A judge has granted Amber Heard a temporary restraining order against Johnny Depp,” reports USA Today. The story continues, “Heard filed a domestic violence restraining order against Depp on Friday, arriving at court in Los Angeles with her lawyer, Samantha Spector, ‘with photos showing various bruises … she claims…

Report: With Viacom on the Verge of Disarray, Could Tom Freston Return as CEO?

“Amid growing evidence that Sumner Redstone is planning sweeping changes at Viacom, speculation in the industry has turned to who might be recruited as the successor to CEO Philippe Dauman,” reports our friend, Variety’s authoritative managing editor for television, Cynthia Littleton. The story…

‘Glee’ Actor Indicted On Child Porn Charges, Faces 20 Years In Prison

One of the actors who appeared regularly on “Glee” faces time in prison “after he was charged today in a federal indictment for receiving and possessing child pornography on his laptop computer and a flash memory drive,” reports Deadline.com. The…

Donald Trump Changes Mind, Now Says He Won’t Debate Bernie Sanders

Minutes after the Bernie Sanders campaign said it was about to accept offers from two broadcast networks to host a debate between Sanders and Donald Trump, Trump said he had changed his mind and would not debate Sanders. According to…

Broadcast Group to Sell 5 TV Stations

Five TV stations in four markets will be sold to comply with the Federal Communications Commission’s station ownership cap rules, reports TVNewsCheck. “Nexstar is selling WCWJ, the CW affiliate in Jacksonville, Fla. (DMA 47), and WSLS, the NBC affiliate in…

‘Wheel of Fortune’ Ends in a Tie for the First Time in a Decade — Puzzle-Off Ensues (Here’s the Video)

A rare event occurred this week on the syndicated game show “Wheel of Fortune” when the game ended in a tie for the first time in more than 10 years, ET Online reports. Contestant Danielle Gilseth came up with the…

Report: Two Companies That May Be Interested in Buying Gawker Are Univision and Penske Media, Which Owns Variety and Deadline.com

Two companies that may be interested in acquiring Gawker Media are Univision and Penske Media, reports our good friend Claire Atkinson in The New York Post. Writes Atkinson, “Several media owners have been contacted about their potential interest [in Gawker…

Khloe Kardashian Files for Divorce From Lamar Odom — Again

The on-again, off-again Khloe Kardashian-Lamar Odom divorce is on again, with a new filing citing “irreconcilable differences.” E! News reports that Kardashian, 31, submitted the filing Thursday. The report quotes a source saying: “Khloe is looking forward to moving on.”…

In This Wildest of All Political Years, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Consider Debating Each Other. Idea Brokered by … Jimmy Kimmel

“Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders on Thursday explored staging an unconventional U.S. presidential debate that would sideline Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and create a television spectacle that could attract huge ratings,” reports Reuters. Asked about a possible Trump-Sanders…

Potent Guest Lineup Announced for First Installment of NBC’s New Variety Show

The new NBC prime-time variety show “Maya & Marty,” which debuts next week, announced the guest lineup for the premiere episode. The show, which stars Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, will feature guests Miley Cyrus, Larry David, Jimmy Fallon and…