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Daily Archives : Jun 15, 2018

Turner CEO to Exit; Time Warner to Get a New Name

Turner’s CEO will be leaving the company, and Time Warner Inc. will become known as WarnerMedia, Deadline reports, citing a staff memo from AT&T Entertainment chief John Stankey about changes that will be taking place in connection with AT&T’s acquisition…

Will Giuliana Rancic’s Return Settle Things Down at ‘E! News’?

Giuliana Rancic is returning as a co-host at “E! News” following a bit of churn at the nightly news program, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. “While technically a replacement for Maria Menounos, news of Rancic’s return comes six months…

Canceled Drama Series Comes Back to Life

A drama series that was the focus of a “save the show” campaign by its fans following its cancellation by Fox in May will be coming back to life — on Netflix this time. The streamer announced via social media…

Netflix Under Fire From Danny Masterson’s Rape Accusers

Two women who have accused actor Danny Masterson of rape ripped into Netflix over its handling of “The Ranch,” on which Masterson has been a co-star and producer. The streamer released a batch of new episodes today. “The episodes will…

Oprah Signs Multiyear Deal With Tech Giant

Oprah Winfrey just agreed on a multiyear content deal that aligns the TV icon with one of the major tech firms. Apple announced today that Winfrey will create original programming for the company’s streaming service. “Apple said Friday the programs…

Jimmy Fallon and Christina Aguilera Put on Disguises to Busk in the New York Subway — and Nobody Is Fooled

“Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and superstar singer Christina Aguilera made an attempt to do some incognito busking in the New York subway, but once Aguilera started belting out Aretha Franklin’s “Think,” it became apparent to most of the swelling…

CBS Gets Boost From Pharmaceuticals

CBS is reportedly seeing “moderate gains” in the volume of its upfront sales, with an “influx of spending by pharmaceutical advertisers” helping to push the increase, Variety reports. The report cites a media-buying executive and another source familiar with the…

Fox Rides ‘Thursday Night Football’ to Upfront Gains

“Fox used a new spate of Thursday-night football games to capture Madison Avenue’s interest in its fall schedule,” Variety reports. “The 21st Century Fox-owned broadcast network is expected to eke out modest gains in the volume of advance commitments secured…

Netflix Loses Key Programming Exec

The director of original programming for Netflix has exited the company after four years, according to a report on Deadline. The company confirmed the departure of Tara Duncan, who joined the streaming service after working at AMC, HBO and BET….

Is Billy Bob Thornton Really ‘Goliath’s’ Billy McBride? The Actor Takes Us Inside the Character

When audiences last saw Billy Bob Thornton’s character Billy McBride at the conclusion of the first season of Amazon’s “Goliath,” the lawyer was sitting pretty as a result of a large settlement he won in a hard-fought court battle. But…