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  • Jon Stewart, a force in comedy and news, will leave 'The Daily Show'

    Jon Stewart, a force in comedy and news, will leave 'The Daily Show'
    Jon Stewart plans to step aside as host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" later this year, ending a 16-year run that changed the way Americans view the news. Stewart, 52, made the announcement at the end of his show Tuesday in New York. Under his...
  • Sumner Redstone isn't heard from during Viacom earnings call

    Sumner Redstone isn't heard from during Viacom earnings call
    Billionaire Sumner Redstone, in declining health, did not participate in Viacom Inc.'s earnings call with Wall Street analysts on Thursday. Viacom's quarterly conference calls for years have typically opened with Redstone giving a brief but upbeat...
  • Viacom restructuring results in layoffs at TV Land

    Viacom restructuring results in layoffs at TV Land
    Media company Viacom Inc. has begun restructuring its operations, resulting in layoffs in the company's advertising sales division and its TV Land cable channel. At least 20 people on Thursday were let go at TV Land, according to three people familiar...
  • Justin Bieber roast to feature Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart, Shaq, Ludacris

    Justin Bieber roast to feature Snoop Dogg, Martha Stewart, Shaq, Ludacris
    Justin Bieber, meet your firing squad: Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Shaquille O'Neal make up the celebrity portion of the cadre set to roast the purportedly penitent pop star come mid-March. Comedy Central announced the lineup on Wednesday,...
  • 'Daily Show's' Samantha Bee gets her own comedy show on TBS

    Longtime “Daily Show” correspondent Samantha Bee will host a new show on TBS that sounds like a potential competitor to Comedy Central’s flagship late-night show. The new series is still in an early development stage, but TBS said in a...
  • Viacom Chief Philippe Dauman paid $44 million in 2014

    Viacom Chief Philippe Dauman paid $44 million in 2014
    Media company Viacom's stock slipped last year -- but the company's chief executive, Philippe Dauman, saw his compensation soar 19% to $44 million. Dauman, 60, received a $20-million bonus in fiscal 2014, even though the company's stock declined 9%...
  • Larry Wilmore relishes the challenge of replacing Stephen Colbert

    Larry Wilmore relishes the challenge of replacing Stephen Colbert
    For an entertainer about to settle into one of the hottest seats in late night, Larry Wilmore is feeling pretty chill. "There's snow on the ground — this is getting real!" said Wilmore by phone from his New York offices of "The Nightly Show With...
  • 'Broad City' takes the Troubadour

    'Broad City' takes the Troubadour
    Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the stars and perpetrators of the Comedy Central series "Broad City," brought their road show to the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Saturday night. ("Doug Weston's Troubadour," they knew to say.) The pair have been out...
  • Twitter Stock Surges on Q2 Results

    Twitter shares jumped as much as 35% in after-hours trading after the social-media company posted better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter of 2014. The company reported revenue for the period of $312 million, up 124% year-over-year, and a net...
  • Jim Gaffigan Comedy Nabs Series Order from TV Land

    Jim Gaffigan's domestic comedy "The Gaffigan Show" has landed a series order at TV Land. The show, which has a 10-episode order for a 2015 premiere, revolves around Gaffigan's life as a standup comic and father who struggles with an insatiable appetite....
  • 'Hercules' Rules the Week in TV Advertising Spend

    In this week's edition of the Variety/iSpot.tv Movie Commercial Tracker, MGM's "Hercules" leads in spending with an estimated outlay of $8.4 million for spots that have aired 1,903 times across 37 networks through July 27. (That's a relatively modest...