CBS Corp.'s designation of longtime board member David T. McLaughlin as "non-executive chairman" Wednesday struck most observers as redundant.
Italian comedy "This Is Life" triumphed in Italy during its first weekend, grossing $2.85 million from 164 theaters for distrib Medusa.
Pamela Cole, a talent agent with Don Buchwald & Associates, will move over to United Talent Agency with a cast of clients in tow, including "The Thin Red Line" star Jim Caviezel and "Eyes Wide Shut"…
Cost-conscious Mexican media conglom Televisa is scaling back its exports subsidiary but has nixed the sale of its publishing division, company sources say.
A rejuvenated city that has long grown tired of being a butt of America's jokes is finally getting the chance to tell a few of its own (even without the help of favorite son Drew Carey).
Fifteen PBS TV stations got an early delivery from Santa this year as radio host Gary Null broke PBS' fundraising record by single-handedly soliciting $3.5 million during his on-air pleas for viewer…
Celine Dion nabbed honors as the top-selling artist of 1998, according to the Recording Industry Assn. of America.
Just call it perky vs. persnickety: "Friends" overtook "Seinfeld" as the most-watched syndie off-net sitcom strip for the first time in the week ended Dec. 13.
Two out of every three new pay TV subscribers are picking DBS over cable, even though local channels are still not available from satcasters, according to an FCC report on competition in the…
Competition this Christmas is fiercer than ever -- a dozen or so films, counting limited bows, will have opened by Friday -- and anxious industry execs are sitting by their phones (or logging on to…
Film vet Uma Thurman has joined the cast of the Classic Stage Co.'s upcoming production of Moliere's "The Misanthrope," which begins previews Jan. 28 for a Feb. 14 opening under the direction of CSC…