• Louis C.K. Pays Tribute to the Late Kevin Meaney

    Louis C.K. paid a heartfelt tribute to the late comedian Kevin Meaney, who died on Friday at the age of 60, with a remembrance sent to subscribers of his email list on Sunday. In the note, C.K. touted comedian Barry Crimmins’ new stand-up special on his website, and recalled coming up in the Boston comedy... Read more »

  • 3 Ways AT&T-Time Warner Will Shake Up the Media Business (Guest Column)

    If the Time Warner/AT&T merger passes regulatory scrutiny, a new level of scale will be required to compete in the media business. This will almost certainly force a new wave of consolidation. The combined entity will be a $300 billion-plus content and distribution giant. The next biggest, Disney, is one-half the size. Media giants that... Read more »

  • Senate Committee to Hold Hearing in November on AT&T-Time Warner Merger

    UPDATED: The Senate Judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee will hold a hearing sometime in November on the proposed merger of AT&T with Time Warner. No final date has been set for the hearing. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who chairs the subcommittee, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), its ranking member, issued a statement in which they said that they... Read more »

  • Time Warner Insiders Swoon Over Sale Price in AT&T Deal

    Time Warner employees have long expected that the company behind Warner Bros., HBO, and CNN would one day be sold. After all, Jeff Bewkes had spent much of his time as CEO shrinking Time Warner, spinning off Time Warner Cable, shedding AOL, and casting aside its Time Inc. publishing unit. All of those moves made... Read more »

  • Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay: A TV Dream Team Talks ‘Queen Sugar’

    The WGA Foundation screening of “Queen Sugar” attracted a packed house at Arclight Cinemas Hollywood as Oprah Winfrey moderated the panel given her close bond with executive producer/director Ava DuVernay. The biggest takeaway of the afternoon was the sincere and heartfelt support Winfrey, DuVernay and author Natalie Baszile have for each other as the show moves... Read more »

  • AT&T Q3 Revenue Miss Highlights Urgency Behind Time Warner Deal

    Never mind the supposed threat of Apple swooping in to nab Time Warner. AT&T’s third-quarter financial results illustrate the stasis in its wireless, broadband and TV businesses that impelled it toward the $85 billion deal for the media giant. After AT&T’s Saturday-night surprise announcement of the Time Warner takeover, it also released Q3 earnings. Originally, the telco was... Read more »

  • Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes to Exit After AT&T Deal Closes

    If all goes as planned with the AT&T merger, Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes will step down from his post a year or so shy of his 40th anniversary with the company. At the same time, Bewkes expects a big part of his legacy at the combined company to be the senior management team that... Read more »

  • Blac Chyna Looks Unrecognizable in Throwback Photo From Her 'Tomboy' Days

    The 28-year-old model wasn't always about glamour.

    Entertainment Tonight
  • AT&T Sets $85.4 Billion Time Warner Deal, CEOs Talk ‘Unique’ Potential of Combination

    AT&T has clinched an $85.4 billion agreement to acquire Time Warner in a stock and cash deal that values the media giant at $107.50 per share, capping a whirlwind few days of negotiations that promise to turn AT&T into one of the entertainment industry’s largest players. AT&T chairman Randall Stephenson and Time Warner CEO Jeffrey... Read more »

  • Maria Pallante Out as U.S. Register of Copyrights

    Maria Pallante is out at the U.S. Register of Copyrights and is moving to a new post, a Friday announcement that was met with surprise by trade associations and other groups in Washington. The change was made by Carla Hayden who was only recently confirmed as Librarian of Congress. Hayden announced that Karyn Temple Claggett would... Read more »

  • Adult Film Star Jessica Drake Accuses Donald Trump of Sexual Misconduct

    Another woman has come forward to accuse Donald Trump of inappropriate conduct, claiming that he offered her $10,000 and access to his jet to come to his penthouse hotel room at a golf event in 2006. Jessica Drake, an adult film performer for Wicked Pictures, appeared on Saturday with attorney Gloria Allred. She said that... Read more »

  • Kate Hudson, Connor Franta, and Jess Cagle Honored at Los Angeles GLSEN Respect Awards

    With less than three weeks to go until the general election, the rhetoric of the 2016 presidential campaign was the topic on everyone’s minds at the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards in Los Angeles on Friday. This year’s awards honored Kate Hudson with the Inspiration Award, YouTube star Connor Franta with the #Gamechanger Award, and People... Read more »

  • People Editor-in-Chief Says Writer’s Account of Trump Assault is True, ‘Good for the Public’ to Read

    Numerous women have come forward in recent weeks accusing Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, but Natasha Stoynoff’s account is one of the most damning. Stoynoff, a reporter for People magazine, wrote a first-person essay on Oct. 12 about her experience of allegedly being physically attacked by the Republican presidential nominee while on assignment in 2005. Stoynoff’s account was unlike... Read more »

  • AT&T Reaches Deal to Buy Time Warner for $86 Billion (Report)

    UPDATED: AT&T has reached an agreement to buy Time Warner in a deal valued at $86 billion, according to a report Saturday by the Wall Street Journal. Leaders of the two companies have been in marathon negotiating sessions for most of this week. Reps for Time Warner and AT&T have not responded to requests for comment.... Read more »

  • Donald Trump: Deals Like AT&T-Time Warner Merger ‘Destroy Democracy’

    Donald Trump came out strongly against the pending AT&T-Time Warner merger at a campaign stop Saturday in Gettysburg, Penn. The Republican presidential candidate characterized the potential combination as “a deal we will not approve in my administration because it’s too much concentration of power in the hands of too few.” Trump also came out swinging... Read more »

  • Khloe Kardashian Considers Breast Implants to Look More Like Kim

    "People get their boobs done like they fill up a car with gas," says the 32-year-old reality star.

    Entertainment Tonight
  • SAG-AFTRA Plans First Videogame Strike Picket for Monday

    In a sign that no negotiations will take place soon, SAG-AFTRA will hold its first strike picket Monday morning in Playa del Rey in Los Angeles at videogame producer Electronic Arts. Union president Gabrielle Carteris is leading the action. SAG-AFTRA went on strike on Friday against videogame companies, barring members from working as voice actors for Electronic... Read more »

  • AT&T Closing In on $85 Billion Deal for Time Warner, Could Be Announced as Early as Sunday (Reports)

    AT&T is nearing the finish line on a deal to acquire media giant Time Warner for $110 per share, Bloomberg and Reuters reported — making the transaction worth about $85 billion. The deal could be approved by the companies on Sunday and announced as early as Monday, per the Bloomberg story, citing anonymous sources. AT&T will fund... Read more »

  • Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof Flip Renovated Brentwood Estate (EXCLUSIVE)

    SELLERS: Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $8,795,000 SIZE: 5,864, 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: After less than a year of ownership and an extensive and probably quite pricey cosmetic renovation, married movie and television stars Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof flipped their double-gated mini-estate in the casually fancy... Read more »

  • AT&T-Time Warner Merger Would Face Extensive D.C. Scrutiny

    The news that AT&T and Time Warner are in advanced talks for a massive merger immediately triggers the question: Just how tough or easy would it be for such a deal to get the government’s greenlight? While past major acquisitions provide some clues for how the federal government would scrutinize the transaction, a big uncertainty... Read more »

  • Platinum Dunes Partners Talk ‘Ouija,’ The Surprise Success of ‘The Purge’ and What’s Next for Jack Ryan

    This week marks the 13th anniversary of the remake of “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, the first production of the Platinum Dunes banner run by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. Since that release, the trio has gone from remaking classic slasher pics like “Friday the 13th” and “Nightmare on Elm Street,” to rebooting popular characters... Read more »

  • Widespread Internet Attack Continues to Affect Twitter, Netflix, Spotify and Dozens of Other Sites

    Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, PayPal, SoundCloud, HBO Now and dozens of other sites and services continued to struggle with availability issues throughout Friday as the result of a massive internet attack that spread throughout the day. The Department of Homeland Security is investigating the attack. The outages began in the early morning hours Friday, and initially... Read more »

  • Daydream Available for Pre-Order: What We Know About Google’s Virtual Reality Headset

    Google has opened up pre-orders for its Daydream View virtual reality headset on its web store this week. This comes as the company has started to sell its Pixel phone, which is the first phone to support Daydream. Google officially unveiled Daydream View at a press event earlier this month, but the company has been slow to... Read more »



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