After the coffee. Before trying out a new dentist.
The Skinny: Another intense episode of "The Americans" on Wednesday night. It almost made me forget the 20 minutes of "Mixology" I forced myself to endure. Almost. Thursday's roundup includes former
Daily Dose: The
Who needs ethics? A spat has broken out between unions representing actors and talent managers over ethics. Earlier this week, the actor union
Jeffrey's new friends. Former Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group President Jeff Robinov is looking to start a production company with backing from Chinese firm Huayi Brothers Media Corp. Should the deal come together,
Expensive mission. If Jack Bauer is going to come back to save the world one more time it is going to cost Madison Avenue some big bucks. "24," the action-packed anti-terrorism drama, returns to Fox this May and the network is asking advertisers to pony up $500,000 for commercials in the first new episode, reports Variety. Ads in subsequent shows could run north of $300,000. No word on whether Fox will use Bauer's enhanced interrogation techniques to try to squeeze advertisers if they resist.
All the news that's fit to slant? Russia's state-owned channels are being criticized in some quarters for their coverage of the Ukraine conflict. Even some journalists working for Russian media are accusing their bosses of one-sided coverage. One anchor -- Liz Wahl of Russia Today -- resigned on the air. The New York Times on concerns that much of Russian media is merely a mouthpiece for
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