| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Rupert Murdoch's newly streamlined 21st Century Fox media company missed Wall Street's profit expectations for the fiscal first quarter, despite raking in higher revenue from television programming fees and advertising sales.
The quarter ended Sept....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's publishing company News Corp. swung to a profit in its fiscal first quarter -- its first financial reporting period as a stand-alone company -- but revenue slipped nearly 3%.
News Corp. separated from the more profitable...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Louis J. Briskman plans to retire next month from his role as general counsel of CBS Corp.
A mainstay of the broadcasting company, Briskman first joined CBS in 1975 when it was Westinghouse Electric Corp. He has served as the top lawyer for four public...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:05 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out this whole life thing.
The Skinny: Thursday I worked from 5:30 a.m. until about 8:10 p.m. and unfortunately I won't be able to mail it in today. But to paraphrase Hyman Roth, this is the life I have chosen. Friday'...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The online video site Hulu once had ambitions of ushering in the future of television by shaking up the status quo.
But under its new management, the site will throw off its old mantle of TV disrupter as it seeks to work in partnership with cable and...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, are close to finalizing their divorce, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
The estranged couple has negotiated a settlement that will bring their 14-year marriage to an end....