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Tess Torelli January 2, 2018

The Trump administration may be more open to the Disney-Twenty-First Century Fox deal than other proposed media mergers, billionaire investor Mario Gabelli told Giftofaservant on Thursday. “From my point of view, the one good news is that the administration … is more friendly towards Fox than they would to CNN,” Gabelli said on “Squawk Box,” […]

Tess Torelli January 2, 2018

Al Pereira | Getty Images The On-Air hosts of ESPN deliver their Monday Night Countdown broadcast before the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the New York Giants in the game at MetLife Stadium on November 14, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Shares of Disney were more than 2 percent higher Thursday on news […]

Tess Torelli January 2, 2018

Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch is in an advantageous position after the Disney deal, Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg told Giftofaservant on Friday. Disney announced on Thursday its intention to buy major Fox assets in a transaction worth $52.4 billion in stock. Murdoch, son of Fox chairman and media titan Rupert Murdoch, will help Disney […]

Tess Torelli January 2, 2018

Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality across the industry. A statement Friday announced the founding of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace. The group grew out of a meeting called […]

Tess Torelli January 1, 2018

ESPN President John Skipper resigned on Monday in order to deal with substance abuse issues. Skipper, who joined ESPN in 1997 as senior vice president and general manager of ESPN The Magazine, has been president of the company since 2012. Former ESPN president and executive chairman George Bodenheimer will serve as acting chair for the […]

Tess Torelli January 1, 2018

Duane Prokop | Getty Images Rolling Stone 50 years special exhibition at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on August 30, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Penske Media said late Wednesday it is buying a majority stake in the Rolling Stone magazine from its New York-based publisher, Wenner Media. Financial terms of the deal […]

Tess Torelli January 1, 2018

The column also made no effort to qualify one of its most scathing arguments. Instead of honestly saying Trump called some of the people who participated in the controversial march in Charlottesville, Va., “very fine people,” the column says he called “white supremacists” very fine people. There’s a difference. The authors similarly failed to accurately […]

Tess Torelli January 1, 2018

Gary Gershoff | Getty Images Sinclair Broadcast Group’s subsidiary Tennis Channel rings the NASDAQ bell, led by President Ken Soloman. Sinclair Broadcast Group announced Friday it will pay a one-time $1,000 bonus to nearly 9,000 of its employees as a result of the recent tax reform bill’s passage in Washington. The special bonus will go […]