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  • ACM and CMA square off in awards show showdown

    ACM and CMA square off in awards show showdown
    Broad of shoulder and booming of voice, Bob Romeo is a memorable guy with a seemingly memorable job title: chief executive of the Academy of Country Music. Based in Encino, it's one of that genre's two principal trade groups along with Nashville's...
  • The fight over Dodgers between Time Warner Cable, DirecTV is par for the course

    The fight over Dodgers between Time Warner Cable, DirecTV is par for the course
    Time Warner Cable and DirecTV are so far apart on a distribution deal for the new Dodger channel SportsNet LA that the two companies can't even agree on whether they are negotiating or not. On Thursday, Time Warner Cable Executive Vice President Melinda...
  • Time Warner Cable says talks with DirecTV for Dodgers channel are over

    Time Warner Cable says talks with DirecTV for Dodgers channel are over
    DirecTV subscribers may have to go without the Dodgers for this season and the foreseeable future. Time Warner Cable, handling distribution of the new Dodgers-owned channel SportsNet LA, said DirecTV has ended serious negotiations. "DirecTV has...
  • David Letterman retiring in 2015

    David Letterman retiring in 2015
    NEW YORK — The days are numbered for stupid human tricks and goofy Top 10 lists: David Letterman is preparing to retire from "Late Show" in 2015, in another generational upheaval that will roil the crowded late-night TV schedule. The host, who...
  • David Letterman to step down. 'Captain America' will fly high.

    David Letterman to step down. 'Captain America' will fly high.
    After the coffee. Before getting my late night audition tape to CBS. The Skinny: I hope CBS names a David Letterman successor in the next few months, I'm not sure I can take a year of speculation. As I say below, if this were 2004 instead of 2014 I'd...
  • Review: Mike Judge's funny code in 'Silicon Valley'

    Review: Mike Judge's funny code in 'Silicon Valley'
    Mike Judge is nothing if not consistent. His films "Office Space" and "Idiocracy" and his cartoon series "King of the Hill" all betray an affection for small lives distorted by moneyed interests; a disdain for institutional double-speak; a distrust of...
  • Study: Tobacco use declines on prime-time TV dramas

    Study: Tobacco use declines on prime-time TV dramas
    Prime-time television dramas are less smoke friendly than they were in the 1950s. According to a study published online in the journal Tobacco Control on Thursday, there has been a dramatic decline in visibility of tobacco products on prime-time U.S....
  • David Letterman to retire from 'Late Show' in 2015

    David Letterman to retire from 'Late Show' in 2015
    Get ready for another late-night shake-up. David Letterman is preparing to retire from "The Late Show" in 2015, the comedian announced Thursday.  The host, who turns 67 this month, plans to say goodnight to his hosting duties once his current contract...
  • Univision Radio cuts dozens of workers, centralizes programming

    Univision Radio cuts dozens of workers, centralizes programming
    Univision Communications is restructuring its radio division, eliminating dozens of workers at stations around the country as the company centralizes its programming functions. Univision confirmed Thursday that there had been layoffs, but it declined to...
  • DirecTV plays hardball with Dodgers and other sports channels

    DirecTV plays hardball with Dodgers and other sports channels
    Satellite broadcaster DirecTV has been running a clever marketing campaign about the bad things that can happen to people who subscribe to cable. If a cable company — say Time Warner Cable — decided to parody those DirecTV commercials, it...
  • TV ratings: CBS' 'Criminal Minds' beats Fox's 'American Idol'

    TV ratings: CBS' 'Criminal Minds' beats Fox's 'American Idol'
    FBI agents scored a victory over wannabe pop stars in Wednesday night's ratings, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  The CBS procedural drama "Criminal Minds" averaged 10.4-million viewers and a rating of 2.5 among the key 18-to-49-year-old...