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  • Leslie Moonves won't get a $120 million payout

    12/17/2018 4:45:26 PM PST · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    EW ^ | December 17, 2018
    No generous severance package for former CBS Corp. chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves. The CBS board of directors announced Monday that it has completed its investigation into the myriad allegations of sexual misconduct against its former chief and has decided there are grounds to “terminate for cause.” The most recent hit against the embattled executive came last month in the New York Times, which quoted a former actress named Bobbie Phillips who alleged that Moonves forced himself on her in 1995, when he ran Warner Bros. Television. The story came almost three months after a bombshell report in The New...
  • Jane Fonda says Les Moonves ouster is ‘only the beginning’

    09/14/2018 8:55:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies ^ | 09/14/2018 | Dave McNary
    ane Fonda believes the downfall of Leslie Moonves won’t be the last we’ll see among powerful entertainment industry executives. “It’s a shame he didn’t behave, [but now] it’s come back to get him,” Fonda said at Thursday night’s Los Angeles premiere of the HBO documentary “Jane Fonda in Five Acts” at the Armand Hammer Museum. Moonves departed on Sunday amid a cascade of sexual assault and misconduct allegations. “This has been happening for a long time and it’s been an epidemic of behavior like this on the part of people who have power,” Fonda said. “I think the #MeToo movement...
  • Julie Chen Supports Les Moonves in 'Big Brother' Return: "I'm Julie Chen Moonves"

    09/13/2018 7:28:10 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 13, 2018 | Brian Porreca
    After taking a hiatus from her post on The Talk Julie Chen returned to CBS to host Big Brother, but chose not to address the latest allegations of sexual misconduct against husband Leslie Moonves for most of the show. That was all until the very end of the episode where she seemed to show support for her husband, by signing off on the show with: "I'm Julie Chen Moonves. Goodnight." It was off script from her usual sign off and the first time she has used the last name Moonves on the show. The morning after her husband Leslie Moonves...
  • Julie Chen Absent from ‘The Talk’ Season 9 Premiere Amid Moonves Ouster

    09/10/2018 1:10:05 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    msn ^ | September 10, 2018
    Julie Chen did not appear on Monday’s Season 9 premiere of “The Talk” on CBS the day after her husband, Leslie Moonves, was ousted as CEO-chairman of CBS Corp. “I am taking a few days off from ‘The Talk’ to be with my family. I will be back soon and will see you Thursday night on ‘Big Brother’,” Chen said in a statement. Host Sharon Osbourne kicked off the show saying, “It’s a very bittersweet day for a Season 9. We’re about to talk about something that affects everyone’s lives at CBS. I’ve never been nervous in my life, and...
  • CEO Leslie Moonves will leave CBS without severance package; separate deal will reshape ...

    09/09/2018 3:12:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    LAtimes ^ | September 9, 2018
    Bowing to pressure brought on by a sexual harassment scandal, CBS Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Leslie Moonves is expected to resign late Sunday, according to two people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to comment publicly. His resignation would mark a stunning fall from grace for one of Hollywood’s most revered entertainment executives. Negotiations over the terms of his departure accelerated following a new report Sunday in the New Yorker magazine, which detailed six women’s allegations of sexual misconduct involving Moonves in the 1980s and 1990s. Now a total of 12 women have alleged that Moonves made...
  • Leslie Moonves Accused of Sexual Misconduct in Ronan Farrow Exposé

    07/27/2018 9:41:08 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 24 replies
    The CBS CEO, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, is accused of unwanted kissing and touching in a New Yorker article set to be published Friday. The New Yorker is poised to publish an article by Ronan Farrow that includes allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of embattled CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. A spokesperson for The New Yorker says, “We don't comment on pieces we haven't published." Sources with knowledge of the article say it delves into the broader culture at CBS and will publish later today on the magazine’s...
  • Anita Hill to Lead Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment

    12/15/2017 8:28:20 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2017 | Cara Buckley
    A commission headed by Anita Hill and composed of and funded by some of the most powerful names in Hollywood has been created to tackle widespread sexual abuse and harassment in the media and entertainment industries. Called the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, the initiative was spearheaded by Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm; Maria Eitel, the co-chair of the Nike Foundation; the powerhouse attorney Nina Shaw; and Freada Kapor Klein, the venture capitalist who helped pioneer surveys on sexual harassment decades ago. The commission’s mission, according to a news release, is to “tackle the...
  • Leah Remini: Tom Cruise Urged Me to Get Leslie Moonves to Kill '60 Minutes' Scientology Story

    11/29/2016 12:45:43 PM PST · by BBell · 46 replies ^ | 11/29/16 | Seth Abramovitch
    As the first episode of her "ballsy" A&E series premieres, the actress/author-turned-investigative reporter reveals what everyone from pal Jennifer Lopez to co-star Kevin James felt about her former religion — and shares the memory of an awkward phone conversation she once had with the CBS chief at the 'Mission: Impossible' star's behest.A&E's legal department is no doubt burning the midnight oil to usher its latest series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, on-air. The network has already received multiple threatening letters from the Church of Scientology, in which the show's host, Leah Remini, is described as a "has-been actress" and...
  • CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves' 2011 Compensation Jumps 21 Percent to $69.9 Million

    04/13/2012 4:22:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/13/2012 | Georg Szalai
    UPDATED: Executive chairman Sumner Redstone made an unchanged $20.3 million last year, while his CEO overtook Viacom's Philippe Dauman to become the highest-paid Hollywood CEO so far this reporting season. CBS Corp. said late Friday that president and CEO Leslie Moonves received higher compensation worth $69.9 million last year, driven by option awards. The total pay package, details of which were disclosed in a regulatory filing, was up 21 percent from the $57.7 million the media mogul had made in 2010 and makes him the highest-paid Hollywood CEO so far this reporting season. In 2010, the highest-paid CEO in the...
  • CBS chief says regrets unceremonious Rather exit

    06/21/2006 3:46:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies · 1,104+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jun 21, 2006 | Reuters
    CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said on Wednesday he was sorry about the bitter departure of newsman Dan Rather, who left the broadcaster after protracted talks to renew his contract fell apart. watchers said Rather appeared to have been slowly pushed off the air... "I'm sorry it ended the way it did," Moonves told executives at a PricewaterhouseCoopers media event. "There was no bigger role for him to play anymore," ...
  • Bill Burkett Fights Back: A key player in the Dan Rather Memogate saga sends.........

    02/22/2005 3:36:35 PM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 25 replies · 1,568+ views
    Salon ^ | 2-22-2005 | Eric Boehlert
    <p>If CBS CEO Leslie Moonves had hoped the investigation by an independent panel into the network's botched "60 Minutes Wednesday" feature regarding President Bush's National Guard duty would be enough to put the controversy behind the media giant, recent days have brought him unsettling developments. Five weeks after the panel issued its 224-page report; those it singled out for wrongdoing are fighting back -- taking issue with the investigation as well as the Viacom-owned network. The new rumblings suggest that the sour taste of CBS's National Guard story may linger for months to come. And it will almost certainly remain beyond the network's planned farewell next month for longtime anchor Dan Rather, who was the on-camera reporter for the story.</p>
  • Trump Towering Over Moonves (Reagan basher gets bashed)

    01/30/2004 6:55:26 AM PST · by mgist · 2 replies · 162+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/16/04 | Sara Hall
    Trump Towering Over Moonves Fri Jan 16, 1:20 AM ET   By Sarah HallThe Donald is taking on the Les. Moonves, that is.   E! Online Photo     Flush from the success of his reality hit, The Apprentice, Trump has been using his renewed celebrity status to make jabs at the CBS boss. Trump referred to Moonves as "the most highly overrated person in television" at a recent promotional appearance. "If Les Moonves was a contestant on [Apprentice], he would have been fired by the third episode," Trump told a group of television critics, who reportedly responded with...
  • {KY-Based} Rural Group Builds on TV Show Fight

    12/30/2003 5:38:06 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 159+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 12-30-03 | Maimon, Alan
    <p>WHITESBURG, Ky.— From his modest office in the Whitesburg City Hall, Dee Davis has a global vision for improving the image and conditions of rural America.</p> <p>When CBS announced plans last year for a reality television show based on "The Beverly Hillbillies," Davis spearheaded a nationwide protest of the proposed series in which an Appalachian family would be uprooted to Hollywood and showered with money and luxury as the cameras rolled.</p>

    11/25/2003 12:45:51 AM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 214+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/25/03 | ADAM BUCKMAN
    <p>November 25, 2003 -- THE president of Show time had some strong words yesterday for the chairman of CBS about the ill-fated miniseries about Ronald and Nancy Reagan that was cancelled by CBS, then dumped on Showtime by their parent company, Viacom. "If [CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves] didn't know what movie he was getting, that's not the fault of the producers, the director or anyone associated with the film," said Robert Greenblatt, president of entertainment for Showtime Networks, in a telephone news conference yesterday with TV critics.</p>
  • CBS Viacom Key Personnel

    11/03/2003 9:11:51 PM PST · by jamx · 2 replies · 497+ views
    Would you like to contact the management of CBS and/or Viacom? Express your opinion of the upcoming Reagan Miniseries? Ask them for a list of their advertisers so you can contact these companies directly?
  • Howard Stern Blasting Lesle Moonves NOW!!!

    11/03/2003 7:31:09 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 75 replies · 767+ views
    Self | November 3, 2003 | PJ-Comix
    Anybody listening to Howard Stern now? If you live on the Left Coast, PLEASE tape the show starting a little after 10 AM to get an accurate transcript to post here. Anyway, Howard is NOW blasting Moonves BIGTIME. He is goofing on Moonves and his girlfriend, Julie Chen by imitating Moonves saying, "Julie, come over here and service me NOW!" Howard is also playing clips of Moonves as he is goofing on him. One of the things Moonves says on the clip is how proud he is of the Hallmark production of their TV movies (thus giving lie to Hallmark's...
  • Planned Mini-Series on Hitler's Early Life Brings Criticism

    08/20/2002 11:05:41 AM PDT · by GeneD · 24 replies · 970+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 8/20/02 | Bernard Weinraub
    HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 18 — Can a four-hour CBS mini-series based on the early life of Hitler accurately depict his monstrousness? To CBS executives and the producers, Alliance Atlantis, a respected Canadian film and television company, the film is to be an accurate study of Hitler as a youth until his ascension to power in 1933. To the project's critics — most of whom have not read the script — the very idea of a drama about Hitler's youth is appalling and bound unwittingly to create a sense of sympathy for one of history's great villains. "Why the need or the...