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Bill Cosby Admitted to Sexual Relations With Teens

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Bill Cosby admitted to having sexual relations with at least two teen girls in a newly-released deposition, as part of a now-settled civil case, released by the Associated Press on Monday night — the day before his preliminary hearing in Norristown, Pa., on his first criminal case. Cosby gave the depositions in 2005 and 2006 when Andrea Constand first filed… Read more »

Burt Kwouk, Who Played Cato in ‘Pink Panther’ Movies, Dies at 85

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LONDON — Burt Kwouk, who played Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato Fong in Blake Edwards’ “Pink Panther” movies, has died at the age of 85. Kwouk featured in seven “Pink Panther” pics, starting with 1964’s “A Shot in the Dark” through to “Curse of the Pink Panther” in 1983. He played Cato, which was initially spelled… Read more »

L.A.’s March Capital Closes $240 Million Inaugural Tech Venture-Capital Fund

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March Capital Partners announced the closing of its first fund, totaling $240 million, with a focus on technology and media startups in Southern California. The VC firm, based in Santa Monica, has invested more than $100 million in at least 15 companies globally, spanning both early- and late-stage companies across multiple tech sectors, centered on… Read more »

Ratings: AMC’s ‘Preacher’ Opens Modestly on Crowded Sunday Night

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AMC will be looking closely at the three-day ratings for new drama “Preacher,” which opened fairly modestly on Sunday against some high-profile live programming on competing networks. According to Nielsen, “Preacher” averaged a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall in “live plus same-day” estimates. While not big numbers, the demo score… Read more »

Twitter Changes Tweet Rules to Exempt Media, Replies From 140-Character Limit

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Twitter is officially getting ready to embrace more context for tweets: Users of the service will soon be able to tweet images, videos, polls and other types of media without having it count against the service’s 140-character limit, Twitter announced Tuesday morning. Twitter usernames will also be exempt from the limit when they’re part of a… Read more »

Red Bull Takes Equity in GoPro, Commits to Multi-Year Partnership

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Energy drink maker/lifestyle brand Red Bull is tying the knot with GoPro: GoPro’s cameras will exclusively be used to capture footage at more that 1,800 Red Bull events  in the next few years, both companies announced Tuesday. Both companies will also share content rights on the resulting footage, and distribute it both via GoPro’s and Red… Read more »

China Investors in $1 Billion Deal for Sports Rights Leader MP & Silva

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Chinese investors Everbright and Baofeng have taken a majority stake in Italy-based sports rights group MP & Silva and established a ‘strategic partnership’ with the company. Everbright, listed in Hong Kong, is a large and diversified financial conglomerate. Baofeng, listed in mainland China, is one of the fastest moving companies in Asia, specializing in digital… Read more »