After the coffee. Before running for sheriff of Los Angeles County.
The Skinny: I successfully renewed my driver's license, which required taking the written test again. I only got two wrong and one was about rules for smoking in a car and I
Daily Dose: Gordy Crawford, who spent more than four decades overseeing media investments for Capital Research Management before retiring in 2012 and was often seen as something of a consigliare to the leaders of the industry, may raise a few eyebrows with his latest move. Crawford has invested in Aereo, the start-up service that distributes broadcast television signals via the Internet. Big media companies including Fox and
Oscar preview? The Directors Guild of America released its nominations for best director in 2013 and the list may prove to be a good predictor for who will be getting Oscar love. Nominees include Alfonso Cuarón ("Gravity"),
And the BAFTA goes too. Admittedly that doesn't have the same ring as the Oscar goes to, but the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards are their version of the
Sounds like a page-turner. The much anticipated no-holds-barred biography of Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes by Gabriel Sherman will be released later this month, and judging from a sneak peek in the New York Times it won't disappoint. Besides poking fun at some of his own talent, the book also describes some ugly feuds Ailes has had over the years in the industry and his push to make Fox News a force in American politics. Fox News has been slamming the unauthorized book for months, charging it is full of lies.
Who needs cable, we've got a cloud!
Still eating duck. The controversial remarks about gays and blacks by
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