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Two Prestigious Publications — CNET and Consumer Reports — Say This New TV Is a ‘Game Changer.’ But Will Joe and Joanna Consumer Agree?

Two prestigious publications are using the words "game changer"  about a new TV set. But the big question is will consumers agree? The last big innovation in TV sets was 3D, and those sets have not been embraced in a…

Donald Trump Takes a Side in CBS-Time Warner Cable Dispute

Donald Trump is wading into the contract dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable, and he’s directing his anger at the cable operator for blocking access to golf programming, reports the Los Angeles Times. Trump took to Twitter to complain…

Why One Character on ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Resembles a Popular Radio Figure

If actor Robert Stanton resembles a popular real-life radio figure on Netflix’s "Orange Is the New Black," there’s a reason for that, according to creator Jenji Kohan, who spoke about it on NPR’s "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross. Kohan said…

Major Singing Star Says She Would ‘Rather Poke My Eyes Out With Sticks’ Than Join ‘X Factor’

A singer who is a major international star had more than a few unkind words for "The X Factor," not just turning down an offer to join the show, but doing so with a flourish. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed…

Worst Movie Ever Made? Embarrassingly Bad Jerry Lewis Footage Creates Buzz Online — See It Here

Clips from a lost movie that some media outlets are speculating might be the worst movie ever made are creating some excitement online — along with potential embarrassment for veteran comedian Jerry Lewis. The latest clip to surface is a…

MSNBC Building Prime-Time Talk Show Around a Familiar — and Controversial — TV Actor

MSNBC is creating a prime-time talk show for an actor who has been a fixture on television in recent years — and who has attracted his share of headlines and controversy surrounding his off-air escapades. Mediaite reports that the cable…

Piracy of CBS Show Spikes in Areas Where the Network Is Blacked Out

Piracy of a CBS series has seen a spike, with particularly large increases in cities where the network is blacked out amid a contract dispute with Time Warner Cable. Deadline.com cites data from TorrentFreak, which says the increase in illegal…

CBS and Time Warner Cable Are Talking

Time Warner Cable says it’s talking with CBS Corp. again, almost a week after talks broke down and the retransmission dispute between the two companies escalated to a blackout of CBS properties on TWC systems, Bloomberg reports. In an email…

NBCUniversal Makes Key Cable Appointments

NBCUniversal today announced key appointments in the executive lineup of its Cable Entertainment Group. Named as executive vice president, Research and Insights, was Charles Kennedy, while Liz Mahaffey was appointed as executive vice president, Brand Strategy. Making the announcements was…

Jeff Zucker’s Son Resigns From Cory Booker Startup Amid Questions About His Qualifications

CNN President Jeff Zucker’s 15-year-old son isn’t old enough to drive, but he has already been hired and quit a role on the advisory board of Cory Booker’s Internet startup Waywire, reports the New York Post. Andrew Zucker, 15, abruptly…