Philippe Dauman Named Executive Chairman of Viacom, As Sumner Redstone Steps Down
Just 48 hours ago, Sumner Redstone was the executive chairman of both CBS Corp. and Viacom. But now, he has been replaced at both companies. Today, Viacom announced that its president and CEO Phili...
Snapchat Runs Its First App-Install Ad, and It’s for Mobile Game Cookie Jam
Snapchat is getting closer to forking over the data that advertisers want, and the stats will be coming in the form of mobile app-install ads. Today, a short video ad promoting SGN's mobile gam...
SoFi Removes Cheeky Final Line From Its Super Bowl Commercial
First time Super Bowl advertiser SoFi has made a last minute adjustment to its game day spot. After discussing the original ad internally and with current clients, and receiving a bit of negative fe...
Arnold Schwarzenegger Stars in Explosive Super Bowl Teaser for Mobile Strike Game
Machine Zone's war-themed mobile game Mobile Strike will get a commercial on Super Bowl 50, the ad's star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, confirmed Wednesday. Schwarzenegger, who is making his thir...
Michael Wolff on Digital Media's Favorite Analyst: Often Quoted ... and Often Wrong
BTIG's Richard Greenfield loves — loves! — being quoted on his favorite subject, the death of TV and the rise of disrupters. Just one problem: He's been incorrect on everything from Facebook stock...
Why a Small Company Like WeatherTech Keeps Coming Back to the Super Bowl
Everyone's favorite big-spending automotive floor-mat manufacturer, WeatherTech, is back for its third straight Super Bowl—and will run the 30-second spot below in the first half of the ga...
Martin Sheen Helps Shop New TV Project on O.J. Simpson's Innocence
A Dallas-based private investigator says he has spent 21 years gathering "hard evidence" he believes exonerates the football Hall of Famer.read more
Matt LeBlanc Named Co-Host of BBC's 'Top Gear'
The 'Friends' star has been added to the lineup of the BBC's new-look motoring show.read more
Rick Santorum Endorses Marco Rubio After Dropping Out
Rick Santorum is suspending his campaign effective immediately and endorsing his former rival, Marco Rubio. “We are suspending our campaign as of this moment,” Santorum told Fox News’...
Watch the Best Super Bowl 50 Commercials — So Far
From an Amy Schumer-Seth Rogen parody to a buzzed-about trailer for 'Deadpool' and the voices of the late David Bowie and Alan Rickman, these are the most-talked about ads set to air on Sunday.read mo...
‘Pirates 5’ Star Brenton Thwaites to Lead Zombie Movie ‘Office Uprising’
After landing the young lead in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” rising star Brenton Thwaites is set to star in Steven C. Miller’s zombie movie “Office Upris...
Bryan Singer Stays at Fox for ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’
Bryan Singer‘s “20,000 Leagues of the Sea” has found its home at Twentieth Century Fox, TheWrap has learned. Singer has a long relationship with the studio, which will next release h...
Watch: Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin Find Love in ‘Me Before You’ Trailer
The first trailer for “Me Before You,” based on the novel by Jojo Moyes, debuted Wednesday, giving fans of the novel a sneak peak at the feature film directed by Thea Sharrock. “Game...
Berlin: Brenton Thwaites to Star in Zombie Movie ‘Office Uprising’ (EXCLUSIVE)
In a pre-Berlin move, Australian actor Brenton Thwaites has signed on to star in the zombie action movie “Office Uprising,” Variety has learned. The Exchange is launching sales at the Berl...
‘Madoff’ Review: Ponzi Schemer’s Story Is Surprisingly Humane
Criminal pasts seem to be all the rage on television this week. Between Tuesday night’s anticipated “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” and ABC’s four-hour minis...
Miley Cyrus Joins NBC’s ‘The Voice’
Miley Cyrus has been named a key adviser for the upcoming tenth season of NBC’s “The Voice,” TheWrap has learned. Cyrus also shared the news on Twitter, along with a picture of hers...
Jessica Chastain to Star in Sitting Bull Movie ‘Woman Walks Ahead’
Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to star as an adviser to Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull in 19th Century drama “Woman Walks Ahead.” IM Global will begin selling international rights at th...
Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case Can Proceed, Judge Rules
A judge in Pennsylvania said that prosecutors can pursue criminal sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby, rejecting efforts by Cosby’s attorneys to dismiss the case at this point, the Associa...
Activist Viacom Investor: Whatever You Do, Don’t Name Philippe Dauman Chairman
Hedge fund SpringOwl Asset Management, a small investor in Viacom, has asked the company not to name current CEO Philippe Dauman chairman. The fund released a statement condemning Dauman Wednesday aft...

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