Fox Blasts Dish For Stalled Carriage Talks: We’re Offering A Mansion; They Want To Pay For A Double Lot
Fox says it did not try to force Dish to buy a car along with a house, as Dish suggested last last night when carriage talks failed to reach resolution before the midnight deadline. Fox News Channel and Fox Business Channel were pulled from the operator shortly before midnight.
"We're not asking Dish to do anything we haven't already asked...and gotten agreed to, in contracts with any of our other providers," Tim Carry, EVP Distribution at Fox News Channel told Deadline… Read
Sony Attorney Dings Obama For “Blame The Victim” Comment On North Korea’s Cyber Attack — Video
On today's Meet the Press, Chuck Todd discussed North Korea's hack attack against Sony with Sony Pictures Entertainment lawyer David Boies, actor (and former White House staffer) Kal Penn, former director of The National Counterterrorism Center Michael Leiter, former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, and former ambassador to South Korea Christopher Hill.
Partial transcript of Boies' comments:
DAVID BOIES: I think we ought to move beyond who was… Read
‘Saturday Night Live’ At Halfway Mark: Reconsidering A Hot Mess
UPDATE: Saturday Night Live, the show that Deadline commenters love to beat on like it owes them money, last night completed a first half season of shows that improved dramatically over the season opener. I have watched since SNL launched in 1975, and to me it has always been like hitching your wagon to a sports team. Some years, you enjoy winning seasons fueled by great talent rosters; some years you suffer through rebuilding seasons. I trashed the season opener, but… Read
‘Saturday Night Live’ Ratings On Par With Host Amy Adams
Saturday Night Live ended its fall run with a 4.0 household rating in the metered markets and a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 for last night's show hosted by Amy Adams and musical guest One Direction. That was up a tenth in households and even in 18-49 from last week's show hosted by Martin Freeman as SNL stabilized its ratings this fall after a decline the second half of last season when the show was reeling from the exit of a slew of long-time star… Read
‘Kim Jong-un’ Targets Christmas Shoppers On SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’
Bobby Moynihan came on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update segment as Kim Jong-un, the North Korean autocrat believed to have ordered the Sony cyber attack over The Interview. But let's just say Moynihan didn't stay in character for long. Have a… Read
Dr. Evil Disses Sony, Kim Jong-un, Many Others In Mike Myers’ Surprise ‘SNL’ Return
In this video clip, Saturday Night Live alum Mike Myers makes a surprise return to the show as Dr. Evil, from his Austin Powers films. In last night's opening, Myers makes fun of the the players in the Sony hacking attack, dishing out the smack talk to North Korean autocrat Kim Jong-un, the so-called Guardians of Peace, the Grand Old Party, James Franco and Sony alike, even reserving a snippet of snark for one dark corner of Myers' own filmography.
Take a look and tell us… Read
Fox News, Fox Business Channels Go Dark On Dish As Carriage Talks Stall
21st Century Fox and Dish pointed the finger at each other tonight as carriage talks between the two failed to produce a deal by midnight, resulting in Fox News Channel and Fox Business Channel no longer being available on Dish. Both sides blamed the other for the shutdowns.
“It is disappointing that, after nearly two decades without a blackout, Fox News Channel has been blocked by Dish Network,” Tim Carry, EVP Distribution at Fox News Channel said late tonight. “We care… Read
‘Orange Is The New Black’ Inmates Croon A Zany ‘Twelve Days Of Christmas’ – Watch
How do the ladies at the Litchfield Prison celebrate their holidays? Why by singing bawdy parodies of Christmas tunes, in this case “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) of Netflix's Orange Is The New Black leads a creaky chorus of “On my first day at Litchfield, my bunk mate gave to me….”. Ya gotta hit play to… Read
Emmy-Winning Daytime TV Director Larry Auerbach, Dead At 91
Larry Auerbach, considered by many to be a pioneer in daytime television, died today at 91 in La Jolla, Calif. Auerbach helmed CBS's soap Love of Life, from 1951 to 1980. Such faces as Warren Beatty, Jon Voight, Christopher Reeve and Roy Scheider would pass through the show during its lengthy time on the air. Given the never-ending cycle of soaps, it's estimated that Auerbach clocked a notable 3,000 hours as a TV director. Following Love of Life, he helmed a number of… Read
‘Amazing Race’ Ratings Fall In Finale, ‘Caught On Camera’ Debuts OK As NBC Wins Night
On the eve of the Holiday week , there was a mix bundle under the primetime tree. Something new, something ending and a lot of repeats and news magazine shows. The something new was Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon (0.9/4). Fronting yet another show, one of the busiest men on TV last night premiered the first of this two part pretty self explanatory special series. With second place among adults 18-49 in the time slot and less viewers (4.66 million) than ABC's Last Man St… Read
Sony Consults With ‘Scandal’-ous Crisis-Management Expert
In a near-case of life imitating art, Amy Pascal and other top Sony executives have had a few meetings with Judy Smith, the crisis-management wiz who inspired the Olivia Pope character on hit ABC drama Scandal, to discuss strategies for dealing with the massive hack attack that led to the controversial pulling of Sony's movie The Interview and made top Sony executives tabloid fodder when their private emails were made public. The Sony Motion Picture Group is… Read
Embeth Davidtz & Jack Noseworthy Join ‘Marilyn’ Miniseries; ‘Lumen’ Pilot Rounds Out Cast
Mad Men alumna Embeth Davidtz and Jack Noseworthy (Killing Kennedy) have been cast opposite Kelli Garner and Susan Sarandon in Marilyn, Lifetime's upcoming four-hour miniseries about tragic Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, to premiere in 2015. Based on best-selling book The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli, the mini will center on Marilyn (Garner), who walks red carpets in shimmering gowns while fighting a battle against demons she's inherited from her… Read