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Fox News Brings Bob Beckel Back To ‘The Five’ Fold

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More than a year and a half after he was abruptly dumped by Fox News Channel, the prodigal political consultant has returned, with the cable newser saying today that Bob Beckel will return to The Five tonight. "Bob was missed by many fans of The Five, and we're happy to welcome him back to the show,” 21st Century Fox and Fox News executive chairman Rupert Murdoch in a low-key statement Monday. Added Beckel, the former Walter Mondale campaign manager: "I'm thrilled for the… Read

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New York Times Apps Pulled From Apple’s China Store At Government’s Request

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Apple has removed the New York Times apps from its China store, following a request from Chinese authorities to take them down. Both the English-language and Chinese-language NYT apps were removed from Apple's China store on December 23, 2016, the paper said on Wednesday. "For some time now the New York Times app has not been permitted to display content to most users in China and we have been informed that the app is in violation of local regulations," said Apple… Read

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Brexit & Beyond: What’s On Deck For Industry In 2017’s Shape-Shifting Europe?

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If 2016 is remembered for anything from an international entertainment perspective, it will be noted as the year of the paradox: when waves of right-wing anti-establishment and anti-globalization camps did, in fact, accelerate the pace of globalization. It is possible that in 2017, for example, more British companies will come under foreign ownership, while French corporate raider Vincent Bolloré increasingly targets Italy’s Mediaset. All of this is happening as Europe… Read

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Big Media Count On Donald Trump To Jolt The Economy & Encourage Dealmaking

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Ladd?Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. Trump will be the first U.S. president to have ever owned a casino, and the gambling industry is wondering how he will handle three major issues: internet gambling, sports betting and daily fantasy sports. The industry has sent its wish list to the president-elect
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It's easy to predict what will happen to the TV and movie businesses in 2017. Just figure out what Donald Trump will do as president and how that will affect the economy and regulation. OK, so it's not so easy. The media execs who helped to make Trump a national celebrity are as unsure as everyone else about what he’ll do as president. Yet, strangely, they and their investors – most of whom opposed him in their non-corporate lives — are optimistic. The Dow Jones U.S… Read

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PMC Promotes Deadline Publisher Stacey Farish To Chief Revenue Officer & GM

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Deadline’s parent company Penske Media Corp said today it has promoted Deadline publisher Stacey Farish to chief revenue officer and GM of Deadline as well as its sister sites TVLine and Gold Derby. In the expanded role, Farish will be responsible for revenue and business operations at the three brands. That includes driving revenue across all platforms; overseeing marketing and creative efforts; collaborating on the PR, social and traffic strategies; and taking on P&L… Read

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Bill O’Reilly On Media Meltdown 2016, Obama’s Legacy & Fox News Changes

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With another year at the helm of cable news’ top show and his contract with Fox News Channel up next year, Bill O'Reilly hasn't decided if he's going to stay in the arena or not. But the often-blunt host knows exactly what he thinks of the media’s coverage of the Presidential race. "I thought the coverage of the election was disgraceful, and it was dishonest. It was ideologically driven and I think that the news agencies that did that will never return to a level of… Read

Business

Mediaset Fears Hostile Takeover Attempt As Vivendi Eyes 20% Stake

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UPDATE: A mere day after declaring its intention to buy up to a 20% stake in Mediaset, Vincent Bolloré's French media giant Vivendi has taken 12% of the Italian broadcaster's shares. The swift move comes shortly after Vivendi announced it had taken 3% of the company with the intention of acquiring a fifth of Silvio Berlusconi's company. Mediaset shares saw a 36% hike on Tuesday, their biggest one-day gain on record. According to Reuters, Fininvest, Berlusconi's holding… Read

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Media: Notes On Fidel Castro’s Legacy To Journalists

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“Before we returned to the pink house with the parched yard, I asked him if he dreams of going back to Cuba,” I wrote after my first face-to-face meeting with Cuban journalist Normando Hernandez Gonzalez, upon his arrival in Miami. “He answered in Spanish, but his reply was as American as Tom Joad's monologue at the end of The Grapes Of Wrath. " ‘I haven't left Cuba!’ Hernandez Gonzalez said, his eyes glinting in the Florida sun with tears of passion. ” ‘I'm physically… Read

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Trumped: The President-Elect Keeps Media Heads (And Their Stories) Spinning

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Ten weeks before Donald Trump takes the oath of office, the President-elect has sent one consistent message, which is that he won’t be bound by consistency post-election any more than he was before November 8. Depending on your preferred news source, this is either a terrifying prospect or overdue comeuppance for the Fourth Estate. Indeed, even within the mainstream media, the outlook for the next four years is deeply confusing as pundits, reporters and editors… Read

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Donald Trump Reignites Feud With NY Times Over Sit-Down; Now Back On

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Last night it was the “crooked media” that Donald Trump was attacking online, and this morning it’s his old nemesis the “failing” New York Times over a meeting the President-elect was supposed to have with the Grey Lady that he abruptly cancelled via a series of early-morning tweets. This morning, after Trump went off the leash on the NYT, the sit-down is back on — for now. And unlike yesterday’s summit with news executives and on-air talent from CNN, Fox News Channel… Read

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Donald Trump Meeting With Media Brass “Excellent,” Says Kellyanne Conway – Update

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UPDATE WITH DETAILS OF MEETING: The campaign manager of Donald Trump's winning Presidential run says that the off-the-record meeting today between the President-elect and top brass from ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, CNN and Fox News was "excellent." Calling the now over gathering "unprecedented," Kellyanne Conway also said in the lobby of Trump Tower on Monday that the bigwig talk was "very candid and honest." Noting that, even after a campaign where the media was often… Read

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Ruffled Trump Tells ‘Hamilton’ To “Apologize!”; Hollywood, Pundits & Politicos Respond To Pence Boos

Brandon Victor Dixon addressing Vice President-Elect Mike Pence after Friday night's performance of 'Hamilton.'

Update Everyone from Axl Rose to Newt Gingrich weighed in today on Mike Pence’s evening at the theater. E Street guitarist Steven Van Zandt called it bullying, Daveed Diggs and Phillipa Soo, both original cast members of Hamilton, support the production, Zach Braff wants tickets, and Trevor Noah is among those who think it’s all a big diversion. Take a look below for reactions. Previous President-elect Donald J. Trump wasn’t in the room where it happened but he… Read