After the coffee. Before the start of another TV Press Tour.
The Skinny: I've watched two episodes of HBO's "The Leftovers" and I still have no idea what's going on. Needless to say, this Sunday could determine whether I stick with it or not. And no, I didn't read the book. Tuesday's roundup includes a look at whether an Emmy win is actually good for more than the ego. Also, concern about another
Daily Dose: Now that the National Football League's settlement to compensate retired players for head injuries suffered while playing has been approved by a federal judge, look for the league and
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Too much knowledge? Will Comcast's latest deal give it too much of a competitive advantage? No, we're not talking about the cable giant's proposed purchase of
Summer bummer. Apparently I'm not the only one who has steered clear of the multiplex lately. Box office this summer is down 20% compared to a year ago. The summer doldrums likely mean that this year won't top last year's record box office for Hollywood. Variety on Hollywood's sad summer.
Not laughing. A sleeping fan caught on video at a Yankee game in April is suing
Not the retiring kind. Retired TV and movie professionals who reside at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home are staying active by making TV shows such as "Law & Disorder" for the in-house network there. The Wall Street Journal with this lovely story about old pros not ready to call it a day.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Glenn Whipp looks at the Emmy competition in advance of Thursday's nominations.