Don’t worry ’cause he’s coming: TV Land has renewed Cedric “The Entertainer” and Niecy Nash’s “The Soul Man” for a third season. “We’re so proud to have this show in our portfolio of sitcoms,” Larry W. Jones, president of TV Land, said in a statement. “Fans of ‘The Soul Man’ are the drivers behind the… Read more »
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AOL has turned to the television biz to recruit talent to drive up traffic, hiring HGTV programming exec Brian Balthazar to oversee content strategy for its homepage. Rival Yahoo has also tuned into the TV world — most recently, hyping up its splashy pact with Katie Couric to become “global anchor” for Yahoo News. By contrast,… Read more »
The faces look the same, their titles are now much different. WWE on Wednesday announced a significant change in its ranks, promoting three key executives who have helped grow the company over the last several years. Michelle Wilson, who had served as WWE’s chief marketing officer, now takes the role of chief revenue and marketing… Read more »
Brit boy band One Direction made its anticipated conquest of the U.S. album chart last week, collecting its third consecutive stateside No. 1 album in just two years. The week also witnessed huge bumps for old releases, thanks to the traditional Black Friday rush. One Direction’s “Midnight Memories” (Columbia) launched with 546,000 units sold, according… Read more »
With NBC’s “The Sound of Music” set to go live Thursday night, the cast held it’s first full dress rehearsal Tuesday night and Variety has the exclusive photos. Production stars Carrie Underwood as Maria and Stephen Moyer as Capt. Georg Von Trapp. Tony Award winners and stage veterans Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle… Read more »
Warner Bros. has filed for arbitration in a dispute with Miramax over claims by Bob and Harvey Weinstein that they are due part of the profits for ” The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” The move comes with the studio prepping for next week’s worldwide launch of Peter Jackson’s second “Hobbit” movie, co-financed by Warner’s… Read more »
Gal Gadot was unveiled as the new Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Batman vs. Superman” feature. Here’s a look back at Hollywood’s top female superheroes.
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Daytime host Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC in the wake of controversial comments he made about Sarah Palin, the former candidate for vice president and popular conservative pundit. The anchor’s departure marks the second recent imbroglio for the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news outlet, which recently parted ways with actor and Friday-night host Alec Baldwin over similar… Read more »
News Corp, the newspaper company that is part of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, has named Jim Kennedy as its chief communications officer, the company said Wednesday. Kennedy has overseen media relations for Sony Corporation of America at Sony’s New York headquarters since October 2011. He previously served as head of communications for Sony Pictures Entertainment… Read more »