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Daily Archives : Dec 11, 2018

New CBS Board Is Ratified, Turns to Sticky Issues Like That $120 Million Exit Package for Moonves

The newly elected CBS board was ratified Tuesday by company shareholders, with the 11 board members — including six new ones — now set to focus on issues including deciding whether ousted CEO Leslie Moonves should receive his $120 million…

Google’s CEO Tells Congress Why Photos of Donald Trump Appear in a Search for the Word ‘Idiot’ — Here’s How He Explained It

Google CEO Sundar Pichai did his best to explain to members of the House Judiciary Committee why images of Donald Trump come up on a Google search for the word “idiot.” Testifying before the panel on Tuesday, Pichai was asked…

Time Magazine Names Its 2018 ‘Person of the Year’

Time magazine took the wraps off its choice for 2018 “Person of the Year.” In a piece published Tuesday under the headline “The Guardians and the War on Truth,” the publication singled out “The Guardians” — journalists who have been…

Amazon Picks Up Drama Series for Third Season, Adds All-Star Cast

A Golden Globe-winning drama series has been picked up for a third season on Amazon Prime Video. The streaming service announced today that it is moving forward with season three of “Goliath.” Billy Bob Thornton won a Golden Globe for…

New Award Honoring the Highest Level of Achievement in Television to Be Named After One of the Medium’s Living Legends

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said its new television special achievement award will go to Carol Burnett — and the award will be named the “Carol Burnett Award.” The group said the award, which is being given for the first…

Classic Rock Song Is Now the Most-Streamed Song of the 20th Century

A song that’s a fixture of classic rock — there’s a good chance you’ve not only heard it, but probably even attempted to sing parts of it (our guess would be you got stuck somewhere around either the “Scaramouche-fandango” part,…

Capping Off a Banner Year With an Unforgettable Gala

2018 has been a banner year for Asian Americans on and off screen, and the mood was celebratory as the 17th Annual Asian American Awards were handed out Saturday night, Dec. 8, at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton….

Netflix Closes In on a Serial Killer

Netflix announced plans for a new docuseries that will tell the story of serial killer Ted Bundy. The streamer put out a tweet Tuesday about the project, which you can see below. The four-episode series, “Conversations With a Killer: The Ted…

Longtime Host Exits NBC’s ‘Today’

The turnover continues at NBC’s “Today” show with the news that one of the program’s on-air fixtures is headed out the door. Kathie Lee Gifford, who has been on the show for almost 11 years and co-hosts the fourth hour…

World’s Largest Ad Agency Group Cutting Jobs, Shutting Down Offices

The world’s largest advertising group just announced a restructuring that will include the loss of as many as 3,500 jobs, with about 1,000 new hires to be made to shore up senior leadership. Reuters and Fortune report that the moves…