ABC Officially Picks Up The Conners, a Roseanne Barr-Free Spinoff of Roseanne

Three weeks after ABC abruptly canceled its top-rated series, Roseanne, the network has finally found a replacement show: a spinoff of the sitcom starring everyone but Roseanne Barr, whose racist tweet caused the show to be shelved in the first place. …

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Peter Fonda Apologizes for Suggesting Baron Trump Should Be Put ‘in a Cage With Pedophiles’

After near-universal condemnation, actor Peter Fonda has apologized for a tweet suggesting President Trump’s 12-year-old son Baron should be put “in a cage with pedophiles.” In all caps Tuesday, Fonda wrote, “WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’…

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Judge Rules for AT&T in Antitrust Trial, Approving Merger With Time Warner

Almost 20 months after AT&T first announced its deal to acquire Time Warner, the companies could be just six days away from joining forces after a federal judge ruled in AT&T’s favor late today, deciding that the Justice Department’s antitrust …

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How Fox Sports Is Marketing the World Cup to U.S. Viewers With No Home Team to Root for

Fox Sports evp of marketing Robert Gottlieb had the perfect marketing campaign for his company’s first broadcast of the men’s FIFA World Cup in 2018. At least, until the U.S. men’s team failed to qualify for the tournament last October–depriving Fox S…

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Here’s How Much It Costs to Advertise in This Year’s NBA Finals

If you’re a sports fan, you’re probably aware that Kevin Durant had an extraordinary performance Wednesday night in leading the Golden State Warriors to an impressive victory over the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers and a 3-0 lead in the 2018 NBA …

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Samantha Bee Apologizes for Her Ivanka Trump Expletive as Autotrader Pulls Out of Full Frontal

Amid an advertiser and conservative backlash, Samantha Bee has apologized for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt” on last night’s Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. The comment came during a Full Frontal segment in which Bee was discussing how the U.S….

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Samantha Bee Apologizes for Her Ivanka Trump Expletive as Autotrader Pulls Out of Full Frontal

Amid an advertiser and conservative backlash, Samantha Bee has apologized for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt” on last night’s Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. The comment came during a Full Frontal segment in which Bee was discussing how the U.S….

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Why a TV Show Sponsored a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Female entrepreneurship. Second-wave feminism. Women who broke the glass ceiling in industries far and wide. Odds are the Wikipedia entries for these topics were written and edited by men. In fact, only about 16 percent of contributors in the U.S. are …

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CBS Board Votes to Curb Redstones’ Control

As expected, the CBS Corp. board of directors has voted to declare a dividend that could effectively reduce how much control National Amusements Inc. (NAI) has over the media network. The board vote late today was unanimous and it came without the part…

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Judge Sides With Redstones In Round One of CBS Lawsuit

A Delaware judge has denied CBS Corp.’s bid for a temporary restraining order as part of a lawsuit the network filed against controlling owner National Amusements Inc. (NAI) and its owners, Sumner Redstone and his daughter Shari Redstone. “We are pleas…

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