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Wow! Pow! Zap! Next Superman Movie Will Include One of Superman’s Justice League Colleagues as the Movie’s Co-Star

"At the conclusion of the Warner Bros/Legendary panel at Comic-Con, ‘Man of Steel’ director Zack Snyder walked onstage," Entertainment Weekly reported late Saturday afternoon, July 20, 2013. "He thanked everyone for supporting ‘Man of Steel’ and announced, rather nonchalantly: ‘It’s official: We’re making…

Broadcast Ad Revenues Surge

The broadcast networks posted big gains in advertising sales in June to spur revenue growth for the second quarter of 2013, Jon Lafayette reports in B&C. The report cites figures just released by the research firm Standard Media Index. "Total…

Battle Over Health Care Will Be a Boon to the TV Advertising Market

It looks as though an infusion of advertising money is headed television’s way. Advertising Age reports that TV stations nationwide can expect to see about $500 million in advertising money as the political fight over the Affordable Care Act heats…

Los Angeles Bans Naked ‘Project Runway’ Billboard

Los Angeles has banned the racy new "Project Runway" billboard that features naked models at the feet of hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, reports TooFab. As previously reported, Lifetime just released the art for the upcoming 12th season of…

Mindshare Names New CEO for North America

Global media agency Mindshare, part of GroupM, is making a change in the leadership of its North American operation. The company named Colin Kinsella as CEO for North America, effective July 15. Making the announcement was Mindshare Global CEO Nick…

George Zimmer, the Ex-Chairman of Men’s Wearhouse and Its Public Face in Its Commercials Who Was Fired Recently, Fights Back in Open Letter to Men’s Wearhouse Employees

George Zimmer, the founder and former executive chairman of The Men’s Wearhouse — and the public face of the compiany in its commercials — who was fired by the company’s board recently, fought back this week with an open letter…

Crass Gesture? Amazon Pulls Hasty James Gandolfini Memorial Facebook Post — Which Also Happens to Promote a ‘Sopranos’ DVD Set

Amazon was apparently shamed into pulling a hastily posted ad for a “Sopranos” DVD set, which appeared on Facebook in the hours after news broke of the death Wednesday of “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini. The company quickly removed the entry…

Well-Known TV Spokesman Dumped by His Company — You’ve Heard His Catchphrase Countless Times

A TV pitchman who is a familiar face after decades of appearances in commercials has been dumped by his company. George A. Zimmer, who started Men’s Wearhouse in 1973 and was known for decades as the face of the company,…

Nickelodeon Defiant as Pressure Mounts Over Food Ads

Nickelodeon is under pressure to put in place strict nutritional standards for food advertisements, but the network doesn’t appear likely to give in to advocacy groups’ demands or pressure from lawmakers anytime soon, The New York Times reports. The Viacom-owned…

CBS Cuts Obama Speech from Upcoming Summer Series ‘Under the Dome’

"President Obama has been left on the cutting room floor of CBS’ new summer series ‘Under the Dome,’ reports our good friend Joe Flint at the Los Angeles Times blog Company Town. The article continues, "An audio clip of the president…