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21st Century Fox Names Christopher Wilson VP of Government Relations

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Christopher Wilson has been named vice president of government relations at 21st Century Fox. As VP he is responsible for policy matters relating to Internet governance. He will report to Michael Regan, the executive vice president of government relations. “Chris’ valuable experience in Internet governance issues brings to 21st Century Fox additional expertise in a… Read more »

YouTube’s GloZell Green Signs with Collective Digital Studio

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Digital entertainment company Collective Digital Studio has signed GloZell Green, a popular YouTube comedian with about 3.5 million subscribers, to be part of its multichannel network. GloZell (her actual given name) was one of three YouTube stars invited to the White House to interview President Obama following his State of the Union address this year…. Read more »

Showtime Renews ‘House of Lies’ for Season 5

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“House of Lies” is coming back for Season 5, Showtime announced Tuesday. The dramedy, starring Golden Globe-winning Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, will return for a 10-episode fifth season in 2016. “When you have a gifted acting ensemble led by Don Cheadle and smart, acerbic writing led by showrunner Matthew Carnahan you expect something special, and… Read more »

YouTube to Live-Stream Coachella Music Fest for Free for 5th Year Running

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Google announced that YouTube, for the fifth year in a row, has a deal to live-stream — for free — the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival from April 10-12. Headliners for the 2015 Coachella fest are AC/DC, Jack White and Drake. Other artists scheduled to perform include Ride, Steely Dan, Tame Impala, Azealia Banks, Flying Lotus, Raekwon… Read more »

Hugh Jackman to Star in Biblical Drama ‘Apostle Paul’

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Hugh Jackman will star in and produce faith-based drama “Apostle Paul” for Warner Bros. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will also produce through their Warner-based Pearl Street banner along with Jennifer Todd and Chris Clarke. Courtenay Valenti and Nik Mavinkurve will oversee “Apostle Paul” for the studio. Matt Cook is writing the screenplay about Paul,… Read more »

ABC’s David Muir Continues to Trump NBC’s Lester Holt In Winning Advertisers’ Crowd

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NBC’s Lester Holt may be the most-watched evening-news anchor in the United States, but for advertisers, ABC’s David Muir is emerging as a favorite. Muir’s “World News Tonight” broadcast on ABC has won more of the viewers advertisers covet for three consecutive weeks, a situation that threatens to undermine “NBC Nightly News” while that program… Read more »

Comedy Central Responds to Trevor Noah Twitter Backlash

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Soon after Comedy Central confirmed that Trevor Noah would replace Jon Stewart as the host of “The Daily Show,” the network encountered a social media backlash when old tweets from the 31-year-old comedian were brought to light that made him seem racist, antisemitic and sexist. Comedy Central has since asked that fans of the liberal… Read more »

‘Cougar Town’ Series Finale: Josh Hopkins Toasts to Six Seasons on the Cul-de-Sac

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After 102 episodes, six seasons, two networks, one very infamous name, and lots — and lots — of wine, “Cougar Town’s” cul-de-sac crew is toasting for the very last time. Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel’s TBS ensemble comedy, which is toplined by “Friends” star Courteney Cox, says goodbye Tuesday night. Series regular Josh Hopkins, who plays Grayson, warns fans… Read more »