After the coffee. Before deciding on a Chinese restaurant for Christmas.
The Skinny: Another disappointing Sunday spent watching the Redskins blow a game. Fortunately, I've been reading the Johnny Carson biography by his former lawyer Henry Bushkin, which is proving a wonderful distraction to my team's woes. It's a great read. Monday's headlines include a recap of the weekend box office, critiques of
Daily Dose: With Christmas around the corner, what better place to be than Jerusalem? That's what production company Endemol may be thinking. It's acquired a 33% stake in Reshet, a large Israeli broadcaster. The two will work on shows for Reshet that Endemol will then sell around the globe.
'Smaug' beats Burgundy. "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" beat back a challenge from "Anchorman 2" to stay in first place at the box office over the weekend. "Smaug" took in $31.5 million while "Anchorman 2" made $26.8 million. To be fair, it's not like "Anchorman 2" had a big publicity campaign behind it. A lot of people may not have been unaware that a sequel had been made. "American Hustle" also opened wide and took in almost $20 million. Weekend Box office coverage from the Los Angeles Times and Movie City News.
Time to reset the clock? "60 Minutes" has been taking a beating lately. First the venerable CBS news magazine had to apologize for a story about the Benghazi attack that proved false. Then it was blasted for story about Amazon that seemed more like a wet kiss than journalism. Now the show is taking heat for a piece it did on the
Good to go. The Federal Communications Commission approved some big TV deals last Friday. Given the green light were a merger between Gannett and Belo and
Merry Christmas, here's your pink slip. Cuts may be coming to NBC News. According to the New York Post, new NBC News chief Deborah Turness is looking to trim costs, which could include reducing the staff in Washington. There is even gossip about the future of
A cautionary tweet tale. On Friday, Justine Sacco was a relatively obscure public relations executive for media mogul