Entertainment

Tess Torelli January 4, 2018

Disney CEO Bob Iger was considering running for president in 2020, but that’s all over if Disney buys Twenty-First Century Fox’s assets in a more than $60 billion mega-merger, Giftofaservant’s David Faber reports. Giftofaservant reported Wednesday that Iger will likely remain at Disney to oversee any potential merging of the two companies. Disney would extend […]

Tess Torelli January 4, 2018

Pinterest is beefing up its management ranks ahead of an expected IPO filing that could come as early as next year. The company is hiring Facebook’s director of corporate development, Gary Johnson, to join PInterest as its head of corporate and business development. Johnson will “focus on leading strategy for key global business initiatives and […]

Tess Torelli January 4, 2018

President Donald Trump has demanded and received an apology from a Washington Post reporter over a photo of Trump’s Florida rally on Friday. Trump tweeted Saturday that “.@DaveWeigel @WashingtonPost put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in.” The […]

Tess Torelli January 3, 2018

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told Giftofaservant on Monday that Colin Kaepernick — who sparked the protests during the national anthem — is always welcome to have discussions with the league. But Goodell stopped short of saying whether the free agent quarterback should be able play. Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL in October, accusing […]

Tess Torelli January 3, 2018

Advertising mogul Martin Sorrell said Wednesday that if Disney completes its deal for Twenty-First Century Fox assets, it would represent a clear top media investment for his company. A Disney-Twenty-First Century Fox deal, which could be announced as early as Thursday, would have an enterprise value of $60 billion, sources told Giftofaservant. Disney became the […]

Tess Torelli January 3, 2018

Walt Disney’s deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox will value the latter at over $40 per share, or $75 billion, a person familiar with the matter said. The deal, which is set to be announced on Thursday, will end more than half a century of expansion by […]

Tess Torelli January 3, 2018

Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch, will help Disney with the transition of the Fox assets that Disney agreed to buy, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said Thursday. Iger spoke “Good Morning America,” on Disney-owned ABC, shortly after the media giant announced it would acquire many parts of Fox in […]

Tess Torelli January 3, 2018

Astrid Stawiarz | Getty Images Andrew Creighton, President of VICE Media Group and Shane Smith, Founder of VICE pose for photos during the Vice.com Launch Party at Skylight One Hanson on September 15, 2011 in Brooklyn, New York. Vice has suspended two top executives after a New York Times report on sexual misconduct at the […]

Tess Torelli January 2, 2018

A wave of media mergers this year is reflective of the increased dominance of online steaming giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime, the CEO of IMAX said Tuesday. Richard Gelfond described the current situation as a “high level tug-of-war happening between Silicon Valley and Hollywood.” “Companies want to become bigger to position themselves to influence […]