Joe Jackson Suffers Stroke in Brazil
Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family, is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in Brazil, the Associated Press reports. Jackson is in the intensive care unit and also suffering from an irr...
Bobbi Kristina Brown: Death of Whitney and Bobby’s Child Is A Terrible, Stupid, Unnecessary Loss
This afternoon I put my twenty-something daughter on a plane, and sent her back to her life in San Francisco. This afternoon Bobbi Kristina Brown, age 22 and cursed with wealth, celebrity and the all-...
Alan Parker Receives BFI Tribute, Donates Working Archive
LONDON — The British Film Institute is to pay tribute to director Alan Parker, who was Oscar nominated for “Midnight Express” and “Mississippi Burning,” with a special ev...
Comcast, Discovery Renew Long-Term Carriage Agreement
Comcast and Discovery Communications announced Monday that they have signed a long-term, comprehensive renewal of their distribution agreement. The agreement will deliver Discovery’s 12 U.S. ne...
Ad of the Day: M&M's Heads Into the Bedroom for a Little 'Tainted Love'
Occasionally, M&M's ventures into PG-13 territory, often with amusing results. One of the candy brand's best ads, from 2008, showed Blue licking himself—much to the horror of the w...
Comcast, Discovery Renew Carriage Agreement
Discovery Communications and Comcast have renewed a carriage agreement, finalizing a contract that had been watched closely by executives in the media industry. The new deal comes after Discovery̵...
Bill Cosby Is ‘America’s Rapist’ on New York Daily News Cover (Photo)
The New York Daily News savaged Bill Cosby Monday, dubbing the comedy icon “America’s rapist” on its cover about New York Magazine’s new issue that features 35 Cosby accusers o...
Clever NFL Ads Imagine What Friends Would Talk About Without Fantasy Football
If you don't play fantasy football, you surely know someone who does. Either way, it's clear most fantasy football players have at least one thing in common: They don't shut up about the...
All Brands Can Now Buy Hour-Long Sponsored Listening on Pandora
Pandora listeners are about to get a lot more free music—if they agree to watch ads. Last fall, the music-streaming service rolled out a new ad format for select brands called Sponsored Liste...
Joe Jackson Hospitalized in Brazil After Suffering Stroke
Joe Jackson, the father of the late pop icon Michael Jackson, had a stoke on Sunday while celebrating his 87th birthday in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He’s currently in intensive care. TMZ reported tha...
24 Hours in Advertising: Monday, July 27, 2015
Honey Maid rolled out another spot showing a wholesome American family, this time focusing in on a disabled aunt and her niece. Plus, YouTube matched brands with some of its creative partners for te...
China’s Sohu to Net $18 Million Profit From ‘Pancake Man’ Hit
Chinese portal, games and video group Sohu expects to earn profits of $18 million from “Pancake Man,” the mega hit comedy spoof film that is currently on release.
Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, BBC Execs Behind ‘Doctor Who,’ Launch Bad Wolf (EXCLUSIVE)
LONDON — Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner — the former BBC executives responsible for “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Da Vinci’s Demons” — have launched U.K./U.S. producti...
Weekend Report July 27, 2015
Ant-Man: $25MM Peyton Reed WME - Brandt Joel Paul Rudd UTA - Shani Rosenzweig Brillstein Entertainment Partners - Aleen Keshishian Michael Douglas UTA - Brian Swardstrom &nbs...
Al Roker Offers Forecast of TV’s Future With Trio of Meerkat Programs
Al Roker is reaching from the solid ground of NBC’s “Today” to the shakier terrain of TV’s future. While many TV viewers know Roker from his years spent forecasting weather for “Today” and...
Why Is Every Car on the Road Black, White or Gray?
Next time you're stuck in traffic, look around: Does it seem like nearly all the cars around you are white, black or some version of silver? If so, don't blame your tired commuter eyes: For ...
Venice Fest Recruits Elizabeth Banks, Diane Kruger, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Among Others On Prominent Jury Roster
ROME – The Venice Film Festival has announced the full roster of its main jury that will comprise Elizabeth Banks and Diane Kruger alongside Turkish auteur and 2014 Palme d’Or winner Nuri ...
Tyrese Gibson Makes Abu Dhabi Pit Stop To Tubthump ‘Furious 7′ Global Home Entertainment Release
Tyrese Gibson made a stopover in Abu Dhabi last week to promote Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s global release of “Furious 7.” Universal chose Abu Dhabi for a four-day intern...
China Stock Markets Crash Again, Some Media Firms Spared
UPDATED: Some media stocks were spared as Chinese share markets crashed by more than 8% on Monday, their biggest one day fall since 2007.
Film Review: ‘Big Significant Things’
Essentially an 84-minute shoulder shrug captured onscreen, “Big Significant Things” is the latest American independent feature to suggest there are few things more intriguing than a young white g...

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