| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Tucked into a gated, celebrity-approved enclave in a lush canyon above Beverly Hills, a stone and stucco French-style cottage with 5,500 square feet and a long showbusiness pedigree has come up for sale with a $7.895 million asking price. The current...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:27 AM
After the coffee. Before going into Aereo withdrawal.
The Skinny: I watched the first episode of HBO's "The Leftovers." I'm intrigued but need to see one or two more episodes to determine whether I'll get hooked. Thursday's roundup includes all the...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Word that Time Warner nixed 21st Century Fox's $80 billion takeover offer spurred many Wall Street analysts and pundits to speculate that the media and entertainment biz is on the cusp of a crazy wave of consolidation.
Conventional wisdom is that there's...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Is the world ready for a comedy about Kabul? Will audiences empathize with a broke Bill Murray bar-hopping amid the wartime chaos of Afghanistan?
Certainly "Rock the Kasbah," being shopped at Cannes this week (it starts shooting June 2), contrasts...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before getting back into work mode.
The Skinny: I know its sacrilege to ever have a bad thought about "Mad Men" so I'll only say I'm glad "The Sopranos" never did a song-and-dance number with Tony. Today's roundup includes the Memorial...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Could archenemies Fox News and CNN one day be brothers?
Sounds crazy but a new report by media analyst Tony Wible of Janney Capital Markets suggests that a merger between media giants 21st Century Fox and Time Warner makes a lot of sense.
| May 1, 2014
| 6:13 AM
Media company Viacom Inc. has significantly expanded its international footprint by buying television outlet Channel 5 Broadcasting in Britain.
Viacom, which owns cable channels MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, on Thursday said it has agreed to...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Cable television giant Viacom Inc. is spending nearly $760 million to buy Britain's popular Channel 5 Broadcasting service.
The acquisition, announced Thursday, catapults the New York media company into a rare league. It would become owner of a public...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
CBS has "The Big Bang Theory" and its boss has an astronomical paycheck.
Leslie Moonves, the network's chief executive, was awarded a $66.9-million compensation package last year, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday. That was...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:47 PM
CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves remains the king of media compensation.
The 64-year-old television executive and Beverly Hills resident was awarded a $66.9-million compensation package last year, according to a Securities and Exchange...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In his new memoir, "The Fat Lady Sang," legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans recalls taking an overnight flight from Los Angeles to New York in the late 1950s when he was an up-and-coming film actor.
The plane had six sleeping berths in the tail...