After the coffee. Before learning if the Supreme Court ruled on Aereo.
The Skinny: Congratulations to the Kings and Spurs. Now I either have to get excited about the World Cup or take a vacation from sports until the pennant races heat up. Today's roundup includes the weekend box office report and an obituary on legendary radio personality Casey Kasem. Also, the sequels to
Daily Dose: The Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether Aereo, the service that takes broadcast signals and streams them over the Internet via a remote antenna service, is legal. There has been speculation that if Aereo should win, broadcasters would take their fight to Congress and try to tweak copyright laws to block the company's service. But one industry insider tells me that a more likely scenario is that TV operators would try to make the case to the
Jumping the competition. "22 Jump Street" took in $60 million in its opening weekend and dominated the competition. Also doing well was "How to Train Your Dragon 2," which made about $50 million. Tumbling in Week 2 was "The Fault in Our Stars," which took in $15.7 million, a 65% drop from its premiere weekend. Box-office recaps from the Los Angeles Times and Hollywood Reporter.
Getting bigger? Now that distributors such as
Don't rush the author! It's been almost five years since
She made what? Some of you will no doubt want to punch a wall when you read what Chelsea Clinton made for the handful of reports she did for NBC News. Politico reports that Clinton had a $600,000 annual contract at one point before switching to a month-to-month deal. Next time NBC talks about having to close bureaus and make tough decisions about what they can cover, throw this one back in their face.