AT&T-Owned DC Comics & Superman “Stand Up For What’s Right” On World Refugee Day
The town hall on the Warner Bros lot with new head honcho John Stankey is going on right now but the home of a certain man from Krypton is also flying the flag for World Refugee Day too.
In a tweet put out this morning, WB-owned and now AT&T owned DC Comics made it very clear where they and Superman stood. Amidst the political turmoil of anger against migrants that is sweep across Europe and the heartless chaos of family separation on our southern border, the comic giant… Read
Bruce Springsteen On Broadway Denounces Border Policy: “Disgracefully Inhumane And Un-American”
Bruce Springsteen broke from his Springsteen on Broadway set list last night, adding both “The Ghost of Tom Joad” and an excoriation of the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border policy that has been separating children from their parents.
“I never believed that people come to my shows, or rock shows to be told anything,” the Boss, who recently won a Special Tony Award for his Broadway show. “But I do believe that they come to be reminded of things. To be reminded… Read
Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Ending His Baby-Snatching Border Policy – Update
UPDATED with Trump’s announcement, signing and text of executive order: President Donald Trump has signed an executive order ending his policy of snatching children from immigrant parents crossing the southern border; nuking his previous position that only Congress could fix his baby separation/detention. [Read the full text below.]
“You’re going to have a lot of happy people,” Trump said as he put his buzzsaw signature to the executive order.
Asked if he discovered he… Read
Disney’s Bob Iger On Need For Fox Deal: “The Consumer Is Voting — Loudly”
UPDATED with analysis
Disney CEO Bob Iger said changes in consumer habits are driving the company’s aggressive pursuit of 21st Century Fox studio and network assets.
Facing historic levels of competition from Netflix and other digital players, traditional media powers have no choice but to act, he said in a conference call this morning with Wall Street analysts.
"Direct-to-consumer distribution has actually become an even more compelling proposition in the six months… Read
NBC Easily Wins Tuesday Primetime In Ratings On Steady Night For ‘AGT’
Summer 2018 is officially here tomorrow but it is already hot for NBC once again with America's Got Talent (2.1/9) back to dominate primetime for the Comcast-owned network.
Yes, even with the early hours for most matches, the World Cup is scoring solidly for Fox but when you look at ratings like what NBC got on Tuesday, it was a Tuesday blowout.
Even with AGT dipping a tenth from its fast affiliates of June 12 (which went up a tenth in the final numbers), NBC's overall… Read
George & Amal Clooney Donate $100,000 To Help Migrant Children
George and Amal Clooney are adding their support to help immigrant children who have been taken away from their families and held at the U.S. southern border under the Trump zero-tolerance policy.
The couple and the Clooney Foundation for Justice have donated $100,000 to the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights “to help protect and promote the best interests of immigrant children in the United States who have been separated from their families,” the organization… Read
CBS Battle With Shari Redstone Moves Forward; Judge Combos Suits, Declines Stay
A group of shareholders will be fighting National Amusements on the same schedule as CBS after a Delaware judge denied NAI's motion to stay the class action lawsuit and ruled it could be tried with the television company's.
The decision from the Delaware Court of Chancery is the latest in the saga involving CBS' desire to issue a special dividend to shareholders that would greatly diminish National Amusements' voting interest. The shareholders, represented in a class… Read
DHS Chief Driven From Mexican Eatery After Hard Day Enforcing Donald Trump Baby-Snatch Border Policy
If you are among those who think Kirstjen Nielsen’s decision to dine Tuesday night at a Mexican restaurant was not so much “tone deaf,” as some media outlets have reported, as “deliberate Trump-base-revving stunt,” you are in good company.
Nielsen, apparently deciding she had a craving for Mexican food Tuesday night, headed to MXDC for dinner, when activists approached her table, shouting “Not in D.C.” etc. She and her body guards left and got into the vehicle parked… Read
Disney Ups Bid For Fox To $71.3 Billion, 10% Higher Than Comcast’s
The Walt Disney Company has boosted its bid for the studio and cable network assets of 21st Century Fox to $71.3 billion in cash and stock.
The offer is nearly $19 billion richer than the one Fox accepted last December, and it’s close to 10% ahead of the $65 billion one Comcast submitted last week. Most analysts and industry observers had expected Disney to match Comcast, but not go so much higher. The aggressive counter is a sign of the intensity of the M&A climate. AT&T… Read
PGA Tour Golf Comes To Facebook Watch
Facebook will offer exclusive live coverage from eight PGA tournaments leading up to into the FedExCup Playoffs, teeing off this weekend with the Travelers Championship.
The Facebook Watch will carry 60-plus hours of live streamed coverage this summer from the Quicken Loans National; A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier; John Deere Classic; RBC Canadian Open; World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational; Wyndham Championship; and The Northern Trust.
"No matter if… Read
Ava DuVernay Inspires Others To Share Childhood Pictures In Protest Of Family Separation
In an effort to bring attention to the Trump administration’s family separation policy that has been making headlines and causing much debate as of late, filmmaker Ava DuVernay tweeted a photo of herself as a child with commentary on the current events unfolding at the U.S.-Mexico border — and others started to follow her lead.
“I look at myself as a girl and imagine having to travel unsafely in a quest for safety,” the Wrinkle in Time director tweeted. “Be forcibly… Read
Hollywood Slams Corey Lewandowski After He Dismissed Girl With Down Syndrome Separated From Her Mother
Corey Lewandowski is facing the fire and the fury from social media after he mocked a 10-year-girl with down syndrome being separated from her mother at the U.S.-Mexico border during a Fox News panel Tuesday.
While Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas was discussing his views on the family separation policy that has been making headlines as of late, he brought up the aforementioned 10-year-old girl and Lewandowski interrupted with a “womp, womp” to which Petkanas responded… Read