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Daily Archives : May 20, 2011

What Does John Malone Know That the Rest of Us Don’t? His Liberty Media Makes Surprise $1 Billion Offer to Save Barnes & Noble

John Malone’s Liberty Media has offered Barnes & Noble $17 a share to buy out the troubled bookseller, according to a number of media reports. The offer, made on Thursday, May 19, 2011,  values Barnes & Noble at about $1…

Schwarzenegger Puts Hollywood Comeback on Hold; Producers Rethink ‘Governator’ Cartoon Show

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, embroiled in a scandal that has been gaining momentum since it was revealed he fathered a child outside of his marriage to Maria Shriver, is putting his Hollywood comeback on hold, The Washington Post reports….

Broadcast Nets Introduce More New Shows Than They Have in Years–and Now We Know Why

The Big 4 TV networks introduced more new shows than they have since 2004 when they made their upfront presentations to advertisers this week, and it may come as as surprise that one of the main reasons is Netflix, according…

Sarah Michelle Gellar Explains Her Long Absence From TV

Sarah Michelle Gellar, who became a cultural icon through her lead role in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” has opened up about her upcoming return to series TV in the CW’s “The Ringer,” and about why it took so long, Entertainment…

What Ebersol’s Exit Means to NBC’s Bid for Olympics

The departure of NBC Sports & Olympics President Dick Ebersol has raised questions about whether NBC will continue its push to get rights to the Olympic Games, and the initial answer comes from the International Olympic Committee, Deadline.com reports. According…

Dish Network Leverages Its New Blockbuster Asset in Push for Subscribers, Eyes More Acquisitions

Dish Network said its new customers will receive three months’ free service from Blockbuster By Mail, a subscription movie service that competes with Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The plan is one of the synergies Dish had planned when…

‘Harry Potter’ Director Signs Development Deal with CBS

A director of “Harry Potter” films has signed a deal to develop three projects for CBS through CBS Television Studios and his 1492 Pictures production company, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Chris Columbus, who directed “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s…

Hero Pilot Joins CBS News

An airline pilot who became a national hero when he helped avert an air disaster two years ago is now part of CBS News, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog. Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger was declared a hero…

Singer for Top Rock Band in Talks for ‘Idol’ Appearance

The singer for one of the most famous rock bands in the world is talking with executives at "American Idol" about performing during the show’s finale, reports the New York Post’s Page Six. U2 singer Bono wants to perform songs…

What Oprah REALLY Needs to Be Doing Next

Oprah Winfrey’s long-running, popular syndicated show ends next week. In this provocative entry by TVWeek Open Mic blogger Arthur Sando–communications specialist par excellance–he explains what Oprah needs most to pay attention to in the next several months at least. Please…