Tess Torelli January 8, 2018

“I work like every journalist works so I have recordings, I have notes,” he told the “TODAY” show. “I am certainly and absolutely in every way comfortable with everything I’ve reported in this book.” Wolff says in the introduction that many of the accounts “are in conflict with one another” and may be “badly untrue,” […]

Tess Torelli January 6, 2018

Disney’s ESPN is laying off 150 more people, President John Skipper announced Wednesday. “The majority of the jobs eliminated are in studio production, digital content, and technology,” Skipper said. Giftofaservant reported earlier this month that ESPN was planning to layoff more than 100 staffers after the Thanksgiving holidays. In April, the sports broadcaster cut 100 […]

Tess Torelli January 5, 2018

Garrison Keillor, former host of America’s beloved “Prairie Home Companion,” has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio for alleged “inappropriate behavior.” Keillor, 75, had retired from his radio show but still produced “The Writer’s Almanac” for syndication. Keillor initially broke the news, telling The Associated Press he was fired over “a story that I think […]

Tess Torelli January 5, 2018

“Our Neighbors,” North Korea’s version of a prime-time sitcom that was released in 2013, depicts a highly fictionalized version of family life — a bold departure from films during the Kim Jong Il era that emphasized putting the state before family, Lee explained. Notably, the two-part series depicts weapons testing — the catalyst behind sanctions […]

Tess Torelli January 5, 2018

The Weinstein Company is nearing a deal to sell the company for less than $500 million, sources have told Dow Jones. The company’s board of directors have come up with a list of six potential buyers, including a group led by businesswoman Maria Contreras-Sweet; production company Killer Content and Abigail Disney; Lions Gate Entertainment; and […]

Tess Torelli January 4, 2018

Media giant Time Inc.’s acquisition by Meredith is key to boosting its digital business, offering it a fighting chance against “giant tech monsters” like Facebook and Google, the company’s chief content officer, Alan Murray, said Thursday. The $2.8 billion deal, backed by an affiliate of billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, was announced in November. […]