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  • Mayor Eric Garcetti, Hollywood Reacts to Tom Sherak's Death

    Tom Sherak, who died Tuesday of prostate cancer, was beloved in Hollywood for his long leadership of the Academy of Motion Pictures and his extensive charitable work as chairman of the MS Dinner of Champions and on the board of the Motion Picture and...
  • Comcast halts subscriber losses; NBCUniversal profit soars

    Cable giant Comcast Corp. proved why it is the envy of the cable industry Tuesday, announcing that profit soared 26% in the fiscal fourth quarter and that it had put the brakes on a troublesome trend of customer losses. For the three months ended Dec....
  • TV ratings: Grammys draw 28.5 million viewers

    TV ratings: Grammys draw 28.5 million viewers
    With big performances, a mass wedding and Pharrell Williams' giant hat getting much of the attention, the Grammy Awards drew their second-biggest audience in 21 years Sunday night. The 56th Grammy Awards took in an average of 28.5 million viewers to CBS...
  • Fox to acquire majority control of N.Y. Yankees' YES Network

    Fox to acquire majority control of N.Y. Yankees' YES Network
    Regional sports networks continue to be the hottest ticket in media. 21st Century Fox said Friday that it was taking a majority stake in the New York Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network, known as the YES Network, a little more than a year after Fox...
  • Viacom pays Sumner Redstone $36 million, Philippe Dauman $37 million

    Viacom pays Sumner Redstone $36 million, Philippe Dauman $37 million
    Although he rarely makes it into the office these days, Sumner Redstone continues to collect a handsome executive compensation package. The 90-year-old controlling shareholder of Viacom Inc. received a package valued at $36.2 million in 2013 in his role...
  • Harvard Law School Celebrates Sumner Redstone's $10 Million Donation

    On Jan. 9, Harvard Law School celebrated Sumner Redstone's $10 million donations to his alma mater -- the largest public service grant the school has ever received. Dean Martha Minow, Viacom's Philippe Dauman and Par's Brad Grey were in attendance at...
  • Vince McMahon and WWE go OTT. Sumner Redstone life lessons.

    Vince McMahon and WWE go OTT. Sumner Redstone life lessons.
    After the coffee. Before the first of many trips to Pasadena. The Skinny: The winter version of the Television Critics Assn. press tour kicks off today in Pasadena. Are you as excited as I am? Actually, it's not so bad (good schmoozing and free food)...
  • MPTF Employees Ratify 3-Year Deal

    Union employees at the Motion Picture and Television Fund have ratified a three-year deal, covering about 500 staff members. The deal includes 1% annual pay increases and bonuses, according to SEIU-UHW spokesman Sean Wherley said. MPTF CEO Bob Beitcher...
  • Media Stocks See 'Wolf of Wall Street'-Like Rise in 2013

    Media stocks enjoyed a heady run in the bull market of 2013. Shares of most major congloms closed out the last full week of the year at or near 52-week highs. Netflix regained its platinum-plated status, thanks to solid subscriber growth and a...
  • George Clooney Sends Video Message in Support of Demonstrators in Ukraine

    LONDON -- George Clooney has delivered a message of support to the pro-Western demonstrators in Ukraine in a video message sent to heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, who has become one of the leaders of the opposition movement in Ukraine. In...
  • Can 'Gravity,' 'All Is Lost' Earn SAG Ensemble Noms?

    While a win for SAG ensemble doesn't always line up with an Oscar win for best picture, it can be seen as a good bellwether. Last year, "Argo" took both awards, but in years past, such ensemble winners as "The Help," "Inglourious Basterds" and "Little...