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Ex-Fox News Analyst Tamara Holder Blasts Rupert Murdoch As “Liar Or Delusional”, Says “Lives Destroyed”

Tamara Holder, the former Fox News contributor who received a financial settlement with the company after disclosing sexual misconduct, broke her silence today and said that Rupert Murdoch is “a liar or he's delusional and old and needs to get out.” Holder’s comments, made during a blistering appearance on CNN’s Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter, came in response to statements made by Murdoch earlier this week. The executive chairman of 21st Century Fox dismissed sexual… Read

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Sheila Nevins Leaving Job As HBO Documentary President; Network Says She’s “Not Retiring”

Sheila Nevins, who as president of HBO documentary films became a powerful figure in the world of non-fiction programming, is leaving HBO. News of her departure came in a lengthy New York Times profile posted today. HBO confirmed to Deadline that she is leaving, but noted that she is not retiring. Further announcements and details are expected from HBO nearly this upcoming week. The 78-year-old Nevins told the Times‘ Maureen Dowd, “There’s something exciting about leaving… Read

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Mike Francesa Signs Off From WFAN After 30 Years Of Sports Talk

Sports radio talkshow host Mike Francesa signed off New York’s WFAN radio station today after 30 years, ending a run as one of the top sportscasters in the metropolitan area. Francesa, 63, whose contract expires in December, helped build sports talk radio into the monster format it is today. He began at WFAN as a weekend host, then a fill-in for absent, bigger-name colleagues, until finally teaming with partner Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on the long-running “Mike and the Mad… Read

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Facebook To Test Pre-Roll Ads On Videos Starting Next Month

In a break from past practice, Facebook has announced that it will test pre-roll, six-second ads on the videos in its Watch hub and other video-centric areas starting in January. While the pre-rolls will not show up in News Feed for now, they will live in what the company described as “places where people intentionally go to watch videos.” The company has eschewed pre-rolls for years, using mid-roll ads as breaks. A company blog post addressed to the media from product… Read

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New York Times Publisher Sulzberger Turns Over Reins To His Son

Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, the 37-year-old son of New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., will take over his father’s position on January 1, the paper announced this morning. The younger Sulzberger, known as A.G., has been deputy publisher for a year and is credited with pushing the Times deeper into the digital era that has seen a boost in online subscriptions, ancillary products and services. The New York Times Company directors approved the move at a meeting… Read

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Disney Set To Acquire Most Of Fox, A Game-Changing Deal That Will Redraw Hollywood Landscape

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Disney announced its acquisition of a major portion of 21st Century Fox this morning in a deal that dramatically remakes the entertainment landscape and positions the media giant for the future. The deal, officially valued at $66.1 billion including assumption of debt, will create an entertainment colossus that expands Disney’s footprint in every area. The agreement encompasses Fox’s prolific film and television studios, its FX and National Geographic cable networks… Read

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C.J. Kettler Named President Of King Features Syndicate, Will Focus On New Platforms

Popeye, Betty Boop, Prince Valiant and Mandrake have a new leader as King Features Syndicate has named C.J. Kettler as its president. The Hearst Entertainment & Syndication group is home to the iconic cartoon characters, part of King Features Syndicates’ worldwide distribution universe of comics, columns, puzzles and games to print and digital outlets. It is one of the largest licensors of brands and comics characters for entertainment programs and consumer products. … Read

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Three Trump Sex Accusers Tell Megyn Kelly “It Hurt” As Nikki Haley Says “They Should Be Heard”

Samantha Holvey, a Miss America contender in 2006; Jessica Leeds, who says Donald Trump groped her on a plane in the 1970s; and Rachel Crooks, a Trump Tower receptionist who said he kissed her on the mouth in 2005 restated their claims this morning during a group interview with NBC News’ Megyn Kelly during her Today show segment. The women have come forward again as the subject of sexual harassment and assault have moved into the spotlight in the long wake of the Harvey… Read

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TV One Suspends Production On Morning Show ‘NewsOne Now’

TV One is suspending production of the Roland Martin-fronted NewsOne Now as a daily morning news show, the network announced today. The final live show of what’s billed as the only African-American daily newscast on television is scheduled for 7 AM Thursday, December 21. TV One tried to save the program by making adjustments to the format, but the network says NewsOne Now did not gain traction with advertisers or viewers. TV One will attempt to restructure NewsOne Now in… Read

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DuPont-Columbia Awards: CBS News, PBS Top Winners Roster – Complete List

CBS’ 60 Minutes and Evening News, PBSFrontline and HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel are among the winners of the 2018 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for broadcast and digital journalism, the Columbia Journalism School announced today. Sixteen winners were named, with CBS News and PBS each taking two awards. The trophies will be handed out at a ceremony at Columbia University on January 16, hosted by PBS’ Gayle King and CNN’s Jake Tapper. The winners… Read

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Two New York Public Radio Stars Suspended Over Sex Allegations

Two of New York public radio’s best-known and most senior on-air stars, Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz, were suspended today in the wake of assertions by staff members and guests at WNYC that they had been sexually harassed. The suspensions follow a report that the recent, unexplained departure of a third on-air personality, John Hockenberry, also has emerged as harassment-related. Laura Walker, president and CEO of New York Public Radio, said the station “takes… Read

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National Enquirer Editor Worked With Harvey Weinstein To Undermine Accusers: Report

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A top editor for The National Enquirer and other supermarket tabloids has been accused of sexually charged conduct — including discussing his sex life in the newsroom, forcing women to watch or listen to pornographic material, and referring to himself by the nickname “Dildo.” The Associated Press detailed the allegations against Dylan Howard, chief content officer of American Media Inc.’s Celebrity Group, based on interviews with a dozen former employees. The employees… Read