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Apple Has Sold 20 Million Apple TV Set-Tops to Date: CEO

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Apple has now sold about 20 million $99 Apple TV devices — and CEO Tim Cook is confident that the project he once dubbed a “hobby” is a solid competitor to other offerings in the market, including Amazon’s Fire TV. With 20 million Apple TVs, “We’ve got a pretty large installed base there,” Cook said… Read more »

Watch: Dwyane Wade, Tom Brokaw Weigh in on Allen Iverson in New Docu Clip

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With its Tribeca Film Festival bow just days away, a new clip from first-time helmer Zatella Beatty’s docu “Iverson” highlights another side of controversial former NBA player Allen Iverson. In the minute-long snippet, Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade and former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw are among those who weigh in on the former… Read more »

Meg Ryan to Lend Voice to ‘How I Met Your Dad’

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CBS’ “How I Met Your Dad” pilot has found a … mother. “Sleepless in Seattle’s” Meg Ryan will narrate the story of the “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff, a la Bob Saget’s involvement in the original. Greta Gerwig has already been tapped to star in the project as Sally, a woman with Peter Pan syndrome… Read more »

Comedy Central Picks Up Digital Series ‘This Is Not Happening’ for Linear TV

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Comedy Central has greenlit digital series “This Is Not Happening” for an eight-episode season to air on the linear channel — the cabler’s first promotion of a series developed by its inhouse CC:Studios unit. “This Is Not Happening” features host Ari Shaffir jawing with his comedian buddies in front of a live audience at L.A…. Read more »

‘Frozen’ Beats ‘Lion King’s’ Record of Most Weeks at No. 1 on U.S. Album Chart

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It’s no fairy tale: Disney’s “Frozen” has broken the record for the most number of weeks atop the U.S. album chart by the soundtrack for an animated picture. The album logged its 11th non-consecutive week at No. 1 with sales of 259,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending April 20. A… Read more »

Johnny Depp’s Action Comedy ‘Mortdecai’ Set for Feb. 6 Release

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Lionsgate has dated Johnny Depp’s action comedy “Mortdecai” for a Feb. 6, 2015, U.S. release. It will open against Warner Bros.’ Liam Neeson actioner “Run All Night” and Universal’s long-stalled “Seventh Son,” starring Jeff Bridges as a medieval wizard. Depp portrays the title character in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain… Read more »

MTV to Host VMAs in Los Angeles on Emmy Weekend

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MTV’s Video Music Awards ceremony was probably one of the main catalysts in NBC’s decision to move this year’s Primetime Emmy awards to a Monday, as the cabler had long staked claim to Aug. 24 as this year’s date for its annual event. Perhaps as a way to guarantee that stars won’t have to choose… Read more »