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  • Comedian Byron Allen buys the Weather Channel for $300M

    03/23/2018 2:09:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/22/2018 | Alexandra Steigrad
    The Weather Channel TV network was sold Thursday — to comedian-turned-media mogul Byron Allen. Allen’s Entertainment Studios Inc. bought the 36-year-old TV staple from the Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and Comcast. Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but sources pegged the price at about $300 million. The network and its digital property — — were purchased by the trio 10 years ago for $3.5 billion. The web properties were sold to IBM in 2015 for $2 billion. “The Weather Channel is one of the most trusted and extremely important cable networks, with information vitally important to the safety...
  • Robin Williams’ co-star never took offense at his groping

    03/21/2018 10:54:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 125 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/21/18 | B Hood
    Robin Williams’ “Mork & Mindy” co-star, Pam Dawber, claims she was repeatedly sexually harassed by the late comedian, but she didn’t mind.... Dawber, 66, said Williams was able to get away with behavior — which also included walking on set naked and breaking wind on her — that some might consider reprehensible because he was being playful.
  • Jimmy Fallon pledges to march in student-led protest for gun control

    03/12/2018 4:01:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Mashable ^ | 2/27/18 | SHANNON CONNELLAN
    Jimmy Fallon will join March for Our Lives, a student-led protest for school safety and gun control, on March 24 in Washington, D.C. The Tonight Show host addressed the shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Monday night, in the first episode of the show since the tragic event.
  • Minnesota Legislator Authors Bill To Ban … “Bachelor” Contestant?

    03/09/2018 8:08:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 8, 2018 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate, I’m not even going to scold him for making a mockery of the legislative process. We elected a game-show host president, for fark’s sake. Besides, as a matter of self-promotion, this stunt isn’t half bad. Drew Christensen is all of 24 years old and has been a state representative since he was 22(!). He’s not just a backbencher, he’s a freakishly young backbencher. His influence in the statehouse is about as small as it can possibly be. What do you do with your time when the odds of one of your bills becoming law is essentially...
  • NBC star Megyn Kelly’s Sunday show will return, but only ‘periodically’

    03/06/2018 10:13:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 6, 2018 | Brian Flood
    Megyn Kelly’s Sunday night newsmagazine on NBC was originally billed as a weekly program but has been demoted to a program that will air “periodically,” according to a press release sent Tuesday by the network. "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly" had an eight-episode run in the summer of 2017 to kick off Kelly’s tour at the Peacock Network before her 9 a.m. ET daily show premiered in the fall. The Sunday show was always scheduled to take a break for NBC’s coverage of “Sunday Night Football” and the Winter Olympics but was expected to return. NBC News sent a press...
  • Orange County Chopper owner declares bankruptcy.

    03/02/2018 8:37:38 AM PST · by Kozy · 74 replies ^ | 03/01/2018 | Mark Gary
  • Finally watched The Death of Stalin

    03/01/2018 9:43:35 AM PST · by Krosan · 28 replies
    I finally watched it today. It is not a hilarious comedy as the trailer suggests. It is a very very black comedy as everything in this movie really happened and the atmosphere it hints at without going too dark is very real. Perhaps this is a good way to teach this part of the history so far often neglected. The kids and adults will see this movie and think it was over the top and then will seek more information only to learn that this is how insane that horror really was and the movie was basically the exact retelling.
  • A Seinfeld Revival Is "Possible," Jerry Seinfeld Says

    02/14/2018 6:46:23 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    E! ^ | February 13, 2018 | Chris Harnick
    The saying goes, "Never say never," and despite saying never in the past, it seems Jerry Seinfeld may be changing his tune about a Seinfeld reboot/revival. When Seinfeld stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss Comedians in Cards Getting Coffee, which will feature Ellen DeGeneres, the talk show host asked Seinfeld about the recent uptake in sitcom revivals. "All these sitcoms are having a resurgence," DeGeneres says. "Roseanne is doing it, I heard Murphy Brown—is that really true, Murphy Brown is doing it?" "Murphy Brown? And Candice Bergen is coming back?" Seinfeld asks. "I think I know where you're...
  • MAKING HISTORY [Illinois TV Station Hires Hijab Wearing "Journalist"]

    02/14/2018 9:59:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies ^ | 2/12/18 | Scott Jones
    .....She's in the small market of Rock Island, Illinois in the Quad Cities. She works at WHBF and she is trying to make it in this business. She has been rejected for on air jobs time and time again. She wasn't rejected because of her talent, she was rejected for what she was wearing. Tahera Rahman wears a hijab and as you clearly know, seeing a Reporter wearing a hijab...
  • A Chicago Station Mixes Up Pyeongchang with P.F. Chang

    02/14/2018 9:36:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Ad Week/TV Spy ^ | 2/14/18 | Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel
    he county in South Korea that’s hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang and the Chinese restaurant chain, P.F. Changs sort of look alike. Sort of. And over the weekend, WLS-TV the ABC affiliate in Boston ran a graphic that accidentally had P.F. Cheng 2018 instead of the name of the town
  • Media bias on NBC’s The Black List: Repeating false claims about inexpensive guns

    02/10/2018 9:52:19 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 25 replies
    The Black List showed real bias against guns in the segment titled “The Invisible Hand,” Season 5, episode 13. The show starts off with a group of people accusing a maker of inexpensive guns of being a purveyor of death
  • Media Bias on guns: On “Designated Survivor,” Kiefer Sutherland pushes for background checks

    02/10/2018 9:47:31 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 32 replies
    In a series of scenes that could have been written by Michael Bloomberg, Designated Survivor keeps making the case for expanded background checks. No intellectual argument or even an emotional argument is provided against the gun control claims, and those opposing the regulations are treated as dishonest.
  • Use of Martin Luther King Jr. to sell trucks infuriates admirers during Super Bowl

    02/05/2018 4:56:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    NBC FAKE NEWS ^ | 2/5/18 | James Rainey
    ... pregame protesters rallied against racism and a television ad infuriated many viewers by invoking the voice of Martin Luther King Jr. to sell pickup trucks.... ....The biggest blowback, however, was reserved for Dodge. To many commentators, the advertisement seemed to co-opt the martyred civil rights icon in the service of crass commercialism and unblinking patriotism. King loudly opposed the Vietnam War and argued for military expenditures to be redirected to domestic spending — particularly to serve....
  • Vanity: No TV for Deployed Troops

    01/20/2018 8:40:32 AM PST · by Vermont Lt · 41 replies
    Me | 1/20/18 | Me
    I received a text from my Son In Law who is deployed in Africa. He sent me a text photo of the TV in the O-Club. All it showed was the logo of AFN...and a statement that said due to the government shut down, AFN will remain off air until the issue is resolved. Now, I know TV is not "essential." But I sure as hell would not want a few thousand troops to miss the Conference Finals later. Talk about a morale suck.
  • Legends of Tomorrow Eyeing Episode About Young Barack Obama

    01/19/2018 2:01:55 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    TV Line ^ | January 18, 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    Legends of Tomorrow is rewinding the clock to the very early Obama years. TVLine has learned exclusively that the time-tripping CW drama is revolving an upcoming Season 3 episode around a teenage version of President Barack Obama. Set in the late ’70s when the future No. 44 was a student at Occidental College, the hour is being penned by Keto Shimizu and James Eagan. Casting is currently underway for an actor to play Young Obama. The episode starts shooting in early February and is slated to air in April. This isn’t Legends‘ first time putting the spotlight on a U.S....
  • ‘Party Of Five’ Reboot With (Illegal) Immigration Twist Set At Freeform As Put Pilot

    01/18/2018 11:02:15 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    Freeform has given a put pilot commitment to Party of Five, an immigration-themed reboot of the popular 1990s family drama revolving around Mexican-American siblings. It hails from the original series’ creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman and studio Sony Pictures TV. The original revolved around on the five Salinger siblings who become orphans after their parents are killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. The reboot will follow the five Buendias children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.
  • Check out the twitter feed of LOCAL "news" stations/reporters [Bias Alert!]

    01/16/2018 3:32:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies | sff
    just for fun, I decided to look at the LOCAL media twitter feeds. I look at the stuff down here in South Florida; newspaper, radio, tv. Talk about the bias they exhibit. one reporter retweeted someone's F bomb tweet. And they attack Trump for saying less. Can't post any pics now, but will try to do so later. I make this thread so you all can share your thoughts. See how biased even the local media is. Not good.
  • What's your favorite old T.V. show theme song?

    01/13/2018 5:35:52 PM PST · by mdittmar · 344 replies
    Various ^ | 1/13/2018 | me
    What's your favorite old T.V. show theme song?Use to be some great shows on T.V. back in the day.
  • Keanu Reeves to produce and appear in John Wick spin-off series on Starz

    01/12/2018 7:38:23 PM PST · by Teflonic · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/12/18 | Cassie Carpenter
    John Wick: Chapter 3 doesn't hit theaters until 2019, but fans can catch Keanu Reeves' ex-hitman in Starz's small-screen spin-off of the successful franchise called The Continental. 'You can expect to see him at some point of the series,' Starz programming head Carmi Zlotnik said Friday at the TCA winter press tour - according to Deadline. The evergreen 53-year-old will also executive produce the show centered around the Continental Hotel, the JW unverse's refuge for Los Angeles' criminal underworld. Producer-writer Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, The Wire, The Man in the High Castle) pens The Continental and serves as showrunner....
  • When did you stop watching TV?

    01/07/2018 6:03:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 147 replies
    Vanity | 7 January, 2018 | mark twain
    When did you stop watching TV? When I did so, it was a watershed moment. Without the constant drumbeat of Progressive narratives being poured into my brain, my life immediately became better. I started thinking more clearly. I found I had much more time for productive work. I accomplished much more. I recall that I considered Claire Wolfe's advise in "101 THINGS TO DO 'TIL THE REVOLUTION". Claire suggested to "Kill your TV". I did not do that, but I stopped watching. Eventually, I gave it away. My signed copy of Claire's book is dated April 19th, 1997. It is...