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Daily Archives : Feb 13, 2018

Ryan Murphy to Leave Fox in Deal Said to Be Worth Up to $300 Million

The mega producer Ryan Murphy, whose popular and critically acclaimed hits range from “Glee” to “American Horror Story” to “American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson,”  is moving his production offices from Fox to Netflix, according to reports in…

James Franco Remains With HBO Series Despite Allegations

Plans are moving forward for James Franco, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women, to remain with the HBO series “The Deuce” as it readies to begin filming its second season in a few weeks, Variety reports….

CBS Renews Comedy Series

CBS will bring back a show that is the first original comedy series running on the network’s All Access digital subscription service. The network announced Tuesday that “No Activity” will return for season two. “‘No Activity’ flipped conventional storytelling on…

Family of Bill Paxton Files Wrongful Death Suit

The family of actor Bill Paxton, who died on Feb. 25, 2017, at age 61, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and a surgeon who operated on Paxton, The New York Post’s Page…

Packaged Good Giant Unilever Issues Warning to Facebook and Google

Giant marketer Unilever has issued a warning to Facebook and Google, making it clear that it wants the tech companies to police extremist and illegal content or it will pull its advertising from the sites. Keith Weed, Unilever’s chief marketing…

U.S. Luge Racer Crashes in Final Run at Olympics — She Says She’s OK; Video of the Crash Is Scary to Watch

U.S. Olympian Emily Sweeney crashed during her final singles run in the luge while competing in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, but appears to have escaped without serious injury. Sweeney walked away from the crash and was soon being interviewed…

Emmy-Nominated Series Renewed

Ahead of the rollout of its new season, an Emmy-nominated drama series just received the green light for a fifth season. The series is the Amazon Prime Original “Bosch,” which will unspool season four on April 13. Based on Michael…

This Headline in the New York Post Caught Our Attention: ‘The Bizarre Afterlife of TV Actor Shot Dead in On-Set Accident’

An article running in the New York Post under the headline above tells the strange story of Hollywood actor and model Jon-Erik Hexum, who died playing Russian roulette while filming a TV show on Oct. 18, 1984. The accident happened…

Media Company Sued for Alleged Discrimination

A lawsuit filed today alleges systemic pay discrimination against female staffers by the media company Vice. The Hill reports that the suit was filed against the digital media giant by a former employee. “The lawsuit from Elizabeth Rose, who worked…

Why Egypt Banned ‘Saturday Night Live Arabia’

Egyptian authorities have banned the Arabic version of “Saturday Night Live,” with an official explaining today that the action was taken because the show allegedly used “sexual expressions,” the AP reports. “An investigation of the show’s content by the Supreme…