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Viacom warns customers its channels may stop airing on DirecTV

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FILE PHOTO: The Viacom office is seen in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo (Reuters) – Viacom Inc said on Tuesday it had begun warning DirecTV’s 24 million subscribers its channels could stop being shown on the AT&T Inc-owned satellite TV service if it fails to reach a new contract by Read More

CEO steps down as Warner Bros probes his role in helping actress

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(Reuters) – Kevin Tsujihara has resigned as the head of Warner Bros as one of Hollywood’s most powerful studios investigates a report that he improperly helped an actress obtain roles at the studio. FILE PHOTO: Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment Kevin Tsujihara arrives at the premiere of “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” Read More

Role of a Lifetime: Life Lessons with Peter Krause

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – If you are looking for steady work, it is probably best not to go into show business. Unless you are Peter Krause, that is. FILE PHOTO: Actor Peter Krause announces the nominations for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California December 11, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok The 53-year-old Minnesota Read More

TPG Rise founder leaves firm in wake of U.S. college admissions scandal

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – TPG Capital said on Thursday it had fired senior executive Bill McGlashan after he was charged in connection with a U.S. college fraud scheme that has ensnared Hollywood celebrities and corporate elite. A plaque is pictured at University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Read More

Rakuten TV to expand movie streaming to 42 European countries

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten plans to expand its video-on-demand streaming service to 42 European countries, partnering with leading smart TV makers to offer movies in high-definition at the push of a remote-control button. The move positions Rakuten TV as a niche player offering ‘cinema at home’ to viewers who typically pay 4.99 Read More

Violation of what? Users puzzled by Facebook’s ban on sharing Zero Hedge links

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Users complained that Facebook blocked their attempts to share stories published by popular anti-establishment blog Zero Hedge, citing the violation of community standards, ‘abusive’ content, and ‘errors’ among the reasons. “Over the weekend, we were surprised to learn that some readers were prevented by Facebook when attempting to share Zero Hedge articles,” the publication wrote Read More

Wonder Woman v Bibi? Gal Gadot comes to rescue of TV host berated by Israeli PM

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Israeli Hollywood star Gal Gadot, best known for her role as Wonder Woman, has swooped in to defend a TV host who came under fire from Benjamin Netanyahu for suggesting Israel is not for Jews alone. The movie star spoke out after the prime minister criticized Israeli television presenter Rotem Sela for expressing solidarity with Read More

Netflix chief marketing officer to leave

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The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – Netflix Inc said on Thursday Chief Marketing Officer Kelly Bennett will step down after seven years in the role, during which the online video-streaming giant’s paid subscribers jumped five-fold to 139 million. Bennett, who Read More