| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:53 PM
"The X Factor" has seen some pretty terrible ratings this season. But Simon Cowell says have no fear, his singing contest will return.
"The show will be back next season," Cowell said during a conference call with reporters Monday to promote Wednesday's...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor along with private equity firm Silver Lake Partners are finalizing a deal to acquire IMG Worldwide Inc., the sports and media entity that represents the likes of NFL star Peyton Manning and pop singer Taylor...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:43 PM
Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor and one of its key investors are nearing a deal to acquire sports and media agency IMG Worldwide Inc. for more than $2 billion, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.
The deal, expected to...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The next battleground for Hollywood's hotshot agents is the stadium, not the back lot.
Studios are making fewer films, and paydays for A-list actors and directors aren't as big as they used to be. And though there has been explosive growth in new...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Weeks before its release, "The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News — and Divided a Country" set the media universe popping and fizzing. And no wonder.
The unauthorized biography of the media titan...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Rupert Murdoch's publishing company News Corp. has acquired Storyful, a start-up that finds, verifies and distributes news and videos from social media sites, to boost its online and video efforts.
The New York-based News Corp., which owns publications...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:42 PM
Nearly a decade after Rupert Murdoch moved his company's corporate headquarters to New York from his native Australia, his television and film company is moving to withdraw almost completely from Australia.
21st Century Fox announced late Wednesday that...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:59 PM
FXX may be the home of the comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," but Exxon isn't laughing about the new cable network's logo.
The oil giant has filed suit in Houston claiming that the "FXX" logo rips off the trademarked Exxon brand. Both logos...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:02 PM
A year ago, word went out that Rupert Murdoch was looking to buy this newspaper. Reaction was swift, strong and all over the map.
Some envisioned the father of Fox News turning The Times into another partisan mouthpiece. Others fretted over Murdoch's...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:05 AM
After the coffee. Before unloading the leftover candy.
The Skinny: After having to get up at 5 a.m. for earnings calls the last two days (thank you, Comcast and Time Warner Cable), I got to sleep until 5:35 a.m. this morning. Boy do I feel rested! Hope...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Rupert Murdoch easily swatted away another attempt to loosen his control over 21st Century Fox.
Fox shareholders on Friday overwhelmingly supported the 82-year-old mogul's bid to retain his seat on the Fox board. Murdoch had the fifth-highest vote...