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Barbra Streisand Blasted For Michael Jackson Defense On ‘Leaving Neverland’ Allegations

UPDATE: Barbra Streisand has issued a statement clarifying her remarks on Michael Jackson’s alleged molestration of two children, which was recently profiled in the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland. Streisand caused an uproar with remarks to the Times of London in which she defended Jackson by saying his accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, were “thrilled to be there” and that the alleged abuse “didn’t kill them” because they eventually married and had… Read

‘Dynasty’ Bids Farewell To Nicollette Sheridan’s Alexis Carrington In A Blaze Of Glory

Nicollette Sheridan’s manipulative Alexis Carrington is departing from Dynasty, with Friday’s show marking her farewell from The CW’s drama. But the goodbye was anything but quiet, as one might expect from the deliciously wicked Alexis. After reuniting with her long-lost son, Adam, there was a complication in their new relationship and an unexpected twist. *** SPOILER ALERT: Do not read further if you have not seen the Friday night episode ***  The joy of the reunion with… Read

Friday Ratings: NCAA Basketball And Zion Williamson Win The Night And Game

Fox’s Last Man Standing usually wins the Friday night primetime demo ratings. This week, another type of last man standing, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, took over the top slot. The annual hoops tournament, which matches the best 68 teams in men’s college basketball in single-elimination games leading up to the April 8th championship in Minneapolis, is the one chance for smaller schools like Wofford and Murray State to grab national attention. Not to mention that… Read

Pinterest Files For An Initial Public Offering Of Stock On NYSE

Digital scrapbook Pinterest has filed for an initial public offering of stock, joining what should be a busy IPO season for tech stocks. Pinterest is a big site for so-called influencers, who use it to tout fashion, interior design, and travel tips, among other topics. Pinterest said Friday it will list on the New York Stock Exchange using the ticker symbol "PINS." The filing has not said how much the company seeks tor raise or the number of shares available. Based in… Read

Oscar-Winning Southern Poverty Law Center Losing Another Top Executive

The embattled Southern Poverty Law Center, which has won two Academy Awards for its documentaries and has advised numerous TV shows on hate crimes, has lost another top executive. Richard Cohen, who headed the SPLC since 2003, said Friday that a search for his successor is underway. His announcement comes a week after the nonprofit organization fired founder Morris Dees for unspecified misconduct.  Cohen said his departure was "in order to give the organization the best… Read

Viacom, AT&T Pass Carriage Deadline With Talks To Avoid Blackout Continuing

Viacom and AT&T remain in carriage negotiations but have failed to reach an agreement before the expiration of their current carriage deal at midnight on the East Coast. The signals of 23 Viacom networks have not gone dark yet across DirecTV and U-Verse, an outsized chunk of the pay-TV universe at 24.5 million households, but they will unless a new deal can be put in place. The high-stakes dispute follows the consequential step last week by AT&T to eliminate some Viacom… Read

‘Supernatural’ Fans And Industry Salute Its Record Run In Online Tributes

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Fans and Hollywood industryites took to the online world today to mourn the end of Supernatural, wrapping its run after its upcoming 15th season, which will consist of 20 episodes. Stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins made the announcement in a video posted on Instagram Friday. Watch it below. The show is the longest-running sci-fi/genre series in the history of American broadcast television. It is also the last remaining series from the CW’s… Read

Roseanne Barr To Washington Post: “I Was Suicidal” After Shunned Tweet

Roseanne Barr is continuing to stir the pot during her ongoing semi-apology, semi-defiant interviews. In the latest edition, Barr spoke to the Washington Post and revealed that she was suicidal and spent time after being fired from her namesake show "holed up in her mom's basement in Utah, chain-smoking and in tears." Her rescue from that depression came in the form of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, an author, TV host and public speaker and longtime Barr advisor, who scored the… Read

‘Sin City’ Sequel Producers Sue The Weinstein Co. Over Alleged Distribution, Marketing Shorts

The producers of the film Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (aka Sin City 2) are suing The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and David Glasser, alleging the distributors pushed a similar movie during the time they should have promoted the Sin City sequel. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges TWC was promoting the sci-fi movie The Giver during the same period as Sin City’s release. TWC allegedly had a financial interest in The Gi… Read

Mark Hamill Makes Kid’s Light Year With Tweet About Boy’s BB-8 Bionic Arm

Not long ago (today) in a galaxy really, really close (ours), Luke Skywalker celebrated another hero. Mark Hamill took to Twitter to congratulate a boy on his new bionic hand — one inspired by neo-Star Wars character BB-8. Eleven-year-old Cameron Miller of Edinburgh is a self-described Star Wars nut who happened to be born without a right hand. But rather than let that get him down, it reminds the boy of his intergalactic hero who famously lost his right hand to Darth… Read

Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s Pay Triples To $129.4M After Scripps Deal

Discovery CEO David Zaslav saw his overall compensation more than triple to $129.4 million in 2018, the year the company closed its $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive. Most of the total came in the form of equity options. The package, according to a proxy statement released by the company Friday afternoon, includes $102.1 million in options. That compares with $15.6 million in options in 2017, a larger share of that year’s $42.2 million total. It’s… Read

STX Chief Brand Officer Patricia Rockenwagner Exiting The Company

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Patricia Röckenwagner, who was promoted a year ago to Chief Brand Officer of STX Entertainment, is leaving the company. Last March, the company upped Röckenwagner from Chief Communications Officer to a larger brand role overseeing communications and marketing, as well as strategic positioning and the company’s culture. Röckenwagner joined STX in December 2016 after a stint at Advance Vixeid Partners, the independent investment arm of Advance Publications and Condé Nast… Read