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  • Hollywood scrambles to keep the show going as strike threat looms

    Hollywood scrambles to keep the show going as strike threat looms

    Hollywood is holding its breath. Members of the Writers Guild of America on Monday are expected to give their leaders authority to call a strike against the major film and TV companies after their contract expires May 1. If writers walk off the job, scores of productions would be halted at a time...

  • Bill O'Reilly to leave Fox News with $25 million

    Bill O'Reilly to leave Fox News with $25 million

    Former Fox News star Bill O’Reilly will leave the network with $25 million — the equivalent of one year’s salary, according to two people familiar with the terms of his departure. Parent company 21st Century Fox on Wednesday fired O’Reilly, 67, after investigators retained by the company began...

  • Writers Guild negotiations put on hold for one week as contract deadline looms

    Writers Guild negotiations put on hold for one week as contract deadline looms

    In a sign that contract negotiations have hit another roadblock, talks between the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood’s major studios and networks have been put on hold for one week. The groups issued a statement late Monday saying that they have agreed to resume negotiations April 25, just...

  • CAA launches Chinese joint venture with CMC Capital

    CAA launches Chinese joint venture with CMC Capital

    Hollywood talent firm Creative Artists Agency is expanding its presence in China through a deal with CMC Capital Partners, a China-based investment fund. The two companies will launch a joint venture called CAA China to capitalize on the growing Chinese entertainment market and increasing clout...

  • PBS SoCal KOCE raises $49 million in FCC spectrum auction

    PBS SoCal KOCE raises $49 million in FCC spectrum auction

    KOCE, the flagship PBS station for Southern California, will see a $49-million windfall from the auction of the public airwaves to companies with wireless networks. The Federal Communications Commission’s auction raised $19.8 billion from bidders that included T-Mobile, Dish and Comcast, the FCC...

  • Reality TV writers stage walkout as Writers Guild of America negotiations continue

    Reality TV writers stage walkout as Writers Guild of America negotiations continue

    Writers for several popular reality TV shows — including “Pawn Stars,” “Tiny House Nation” and “Forged in Fire” — walked off the job Wednesday in New York as part of an effort by the Writers Guild of America, East to unionize more unscripted shows. The one-day walkout, which drew an estimated 200...

  • CNN pundit Jeffrey Lord is slammed after calling Trump 'the Martin Luther King of healthcare'

    CNN pundit Jeffrey Lord is slammed after calling Trump 'the Martin Luther King of healthcare'

    CNN political commentator Jeffrey Lord is under fire on social media for describing President Trump at “the Martin Luther King of healthcare.” Lord made the remarks Thursday on CNN’s “New Day” during a discussion on a report that President Trump is threatening to cut subsidies to the poor under...

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