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Daily Archives : Nov 13, 2018

Ad Firms Cleared in Justice Probe

The U.S. Justice Department has cleared five ad holding companies in its two-year probe into commercial production practices and possible bid rigging, MediaPost reports. “Interpublic Group, Omnicom, Publicis Groupe, WPP and MDC Partners all confirmed the DOJ has notified them…

Fortune Magazine Sold to Thai Business Tycoon For $150 Million

Meredith reached an agreement to sell Fortune magazine for $150 million to Thai business tycoon Chatchaval Jiaravanon, The New York Post reports. Jiaravanon has appointed veteran editorial director Alan Murray to be the president and CEO, according to Meredith. “Jiaravanon…

CNN Sues White House Over the Banning of Jim Acosta. Read the Details

“CNN Tuesday sued the Trump administration to reinstate Jim Acosta’s press credentials to the White House,” reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) “CNN in the lawsuit said this… ‘severe and unprecedented punishment is the culmination of years of hostility by President…

Where Will the Next Country Superstars Come From? Tune In Tonight

Country music fans in the Los Angeles area know Graham Bunn from his DJ slot on KKGO-FM (Go Country 105), but starting Tuesday night, the Raleigh, N.C., native has a new nationally televised platform. He’ll host “Real Country” on USA…

USA Network to Reboot Classic Reality Series ‘Temptation Island’ for January 2019 Premiere

Press release from USA Network, Nov. 13, 2018: Today, USA Network announced that it will reboot one of the buzziest reality shows in television history: TEMPTATION ISLAND. The 10-episode series, produced by Banijay Studios North America, will premiere on Tuesday,…

The Legendary Stan Lee, Co-Creator of Many Marvel Characters, Dies at 95

“Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday,” reports the Associated Press, noting…

ABC Developing Series With Co-Screenwriter of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

A drama from “‘Crazy Rich Asians’ writer Peter Chiarelli, designer Zac Posen (‘Project Runway’), ABC Studios and studio-based Mandeville Television” is in development, reports Deadline. The story adds that “the drama is set in the world of fashion,” and is…