AT&T And Time Warner Campaign For Their Merger And Fill In Details
Updated with information from conference call: AT&T and Time Warner execs are out lobbying for their $85.4 billion merger today, with public appearances and SEC filings that reveal additional details about the complicated agreement.
Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes told CNBC that the companies will find ways to lead advertisers to devote additional dollars to consumer entertainment. “This is good for competition, so it’s good for consumers,” he says.
AT&T’s Randall Stephenson… Read
‘The Talking Dead’: ‘Walking Dead’ Cast Talk Shocking Character Deaths In Rainy Live Event
NOTE: Spoilers about tonight’s The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere below.
“We are such a close family… we do suffer for this show and it means a lot to us, and to feel that from [the audience] is kind of awesome,” said a visibly emotional Norman Reedus tonight on The Walking Dead aftershow The Talking Dead. He was talking about the family dynamic of the cast and crew and the symbiotic relationship with the show’s audience. But he could easily have been referring to the… Read
‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 Premiere: Negan’s Victim Revealed In Bloody Opener
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details of tonight’s Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead.
They said someone important would die and tonight we found out just who – eventually, anyway. Moving around in time, TWD tonight actually started with focus on a conflict between villain Negan and Rick Grimes occurring after the villain had killed one of the survivors. Prolonging the controversial cliffhanger that ended last season, viewers had to wait until after the second… Read
Benedict Cumberbatch To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ November 5
Saturday Night Live is getting a superpowered guest for its final show before the 2016 election, with Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch hosting the Novemeber 5 episode with musical guest Solange Knowles. NBC announced the news during last night’s Tom Hanks-hosted episode of SNL.
The show is off for Halloween weekend, following a stretch of four episodes since the season premiere last… Read
‘Jack Reacher’ Cuffs $31M But ‘Mechanic’ Puts Wrench Into China Perf; ‘Girl’, ‘Inferno’, ‘Peregrine’ Advance – Intl Box Office
UPDATE, SUNDAY PM: Tom Cruise-starrer Jack Reacher: Never Go Back led the international box office this weekend with a $31M debut in 42 markets, including a soft start in China. Accompanying the ex-military policeman at the top of the charts are Tom Hanks holdover Inferno with $28.9M ($94.8M intl cume) and Jason Statham sequel Mechanic: Resurrection with about $24M in the Middle Kingdom ($50M intl cume). Across the Top 10 titles there was a 3% jump from last week when Infe… Read
‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 Preview: Who Does Negan Kill? Is It [Spoiler]?
SPOILER ALERT: Contains details of tonight’s Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe — you’ve been warned.
Edgar Allen Poe, America's original master of the macabre, once wrote, "As no thought can perish, so no act is without infinite result." With the guessing game reaching fever pitch, that certainly seems to be true Sunday’s Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead and the revelation of who dies from villain Negan's barbed-wired-covered bat.
Rachel Weisz Leads A Chilly ‘Plenty’ Revival At The Public Theater – Review
Susan Traherne, the heroine of David Hare’s 1978 drama Plenty, is hard to love. She has a tendency to pop off on matters of social and political delicacy, an inconvenient trait for the wife of a British diplomat in the years following World War II. She exudes disappointment in a proscribed life with a weak man, neither of which can ever live up to the excitement and promise she felt as a courier in the Resistance during the war.
That disappointment has driven her to… Read
Bernie Sanders: Obama Administration “Should Kill” The AT&T-Time Warner Deal: “Higher Prices & Fewer Choices”
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has joined the political opposition to AT&T’s proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. “The deal would mean higher prices and fewer choices for the American people,” Sanders said today (see his tweet below).
Earlier today on NBC’s Meet the Press, Democratic vice presidential nominee and Virginia senator Tim Kaine said he had “concerns and questions” about the deal announced yesterday. “Less concentration, I think, is generally… Read
Jimmy Perry Dies: British TV Writer-Creator Was 93
English actor and television screenwriter Jimmy Perry, best known for co-creating the BBC sitcom Dad’s Army and for his long partnership with producer-writer David Croft, died today after a short illness. He was 93.
Born in London in 1923, Perry served in the Home Guard during World War II and would later mine those experiences for his most well-known television show. In partnership with Croft, Perry created the sitcom Dad’s Army, about members of the Home Guard, in 1968… Read
Cubs’ Game 6 NLCS Win Over Dodgers A Home Run For Fox Sports
More than 12 million viewers tuned in Saturday to watch the Chicago Cubs advance to their first World Series in 71 years. The Cubs’ 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field delivered an average audience of 9,706,000 viewers and a 6.3 overnight rating, making it the most-watched and highest-rated telecast in FS1 history, according to fast national figures released by Nielsen.
The LCS telecast was the most watched of any network since 2010 (San Francisco… Read
Dan Rather Probes ‘Trump Nation’ Week Before Election On Mark Cuban’s AXS-TV
Dan Rather will examine the polarized electorate in America Divided: The Rise Of Trump Nation, a one-hour documentary set to air a week before Election Day on AXS-TV, the network launched by Trump nemesis Mark Cuban.
Citing the record number of viewers who tuned in for this election cycle’s three presidential debates, Cuban said the prospect of a choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has gotten an unprecedented number of people talking about “the future of this… Read
‘Ouija: Origin Of Evil’: The Newton Brothers Talk Their Horror Film Score
With Ouija: Origin Of Evil now in theaters, a new video has dropped examining the score for the Blumhouse Productions horror film. In it, composers The Newton Brothers (Andy Grush & Taylor Stewart) talk about the impact of classic horror films and horror film scores on their own work, particularly Poltergeist. Get a look at that, and at the process that went into creating the eerie and complex music for Ouija: Origin Of Evil in the video above.
Directed by Mike Flanagan… Read