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Daily Archives : Aug 14, 2019

Market Meltdown Hits Media Stocks

Media stock prices tumbled Wednesday along with the rest of the market as the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its biggest one-day loss of the year, MarketWatch reports. The DJIA lost 800 points “after data showed world economic growth slowing…

Ernest Hemingway Book Being Developed Into a TV Series by His Granddaughter, Actress Mariel Hemingway

Actress Mariel Hemingway, whose grandfather was the iconic author Ernest Hemingway, is developing his memoir “A Moveable Feast” as a TV series, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. The project from Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, which is described as a…

Top Investor Hints at Lawsuit Over CBS-Viacom Merger

The largest independent holder of voting stock in CBS Corp. and Viacom apparently was less than enthusiastic about news this week that the two companies were merging. Mario Gabelli sent out a tweet Tuesday afternoon, which you can see below,…

NBC Expands Order for Series

One NBC series continues to see its episode orders grow with each successive season. The network upped its order for season three of the comedic drama series “Good Girls” by three episodes, extending the season order to 16 episodes, Variety…

Suspect Arrested After Allegedly Being Caught on Tape Punching Andy Dick

A man who is allegedly seen on a video clip violently punching comedian Andy Dick was arrested in New Orleans, The New York Post’s Page Six reports. David Hale, 46, was booked on charges of second-degree battery and simple battery,…

Discovery to Offer Localized OTT Ad Inventory

Discovery Inc. is partnering with a localized digital advertising solutions company to offer premium local-market OTT inventory ad sales in the U.S. MediaPost reports that Discovery has partnered with Gamut for the initiative. “Cox Media Group-owned Gamut will have access…

NBC Adapting 1985 Cult Classic for TV

In one of its first buys of the pitch season, NBC is developing an adaptation of the 1985 feature film “St. Elmo’s Fire,” Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline. “Written by ‘Drop Dead Diva’ creator Josh Berman, the updated ‘St. Elmo’s…

How Bad Is ‘Fredo’? Here’s What Italian Americans Say

After a bad moment for CNN’s Chris Cuomo in which he was caught on tape saying that being called “Fredo,” for an Italian, is equivalent to the N-word, The New York Post reports that other Italian Americans tend to disagree….

Sacha Baron Cohen Has a New TV Series

Sacha Baron Cohen, who stirred up controversy last year with his Showtime series “Who Is America?,” has a new TV series. Netflix announced plans today on Twitter for “The Spy,” a limited series written and directed by Emmy winner Gideon…

A Tearful Tribute to a Departing NBC Sitcom

The final session on the final day of the Television Critics Association summer press tour brought out the emotions as Ted Danson and others talked about the fourth and final season of NBC’s “The Good Place,” which premieres Sept. 26….