Tuesday, September 17, 2019

ENERGY PRODUCERS TO BATTLE MOVIE

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The organization that represents the oil and gas industries has gone into motion to counter a movie that is not scheduled to be released until the end of the year. The film, Promised Land, a drama being distributed by Universal’s specialty-film unit Focus Features — it stars and is co-written by Matt Damon — focuses […]

OLBERMANN SUES CURRENT, CITING NUMEROUS “DISASTERS”

April 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It didn’t take Keith Olbermann long to file his threatened lawsuit again Current TV and its owners who fired him. Exactly one week after the channel severed its ties to Olbermann, with whom it had a 5-year, $50-million deal, Olbermann filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court charging that he had been forced to […]

OLBERMANN PREPARING LEGAL BATTLE AGAINST CURRENT

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann has vowed to sue Current TV owners Joel Hyatt and Al Gore, claiming that their accusations against him “are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions I will be filing against them presently.” Olbermann, who was fired last Friday, will presumably offer as evidence email messages sent by himself and […]

BULLY A HIT IN ITS FIRST WEEK

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite its being released unrated, The Weinstein Co.’s controversial documentary Bully rode the wave of its controversy to a $115,000 opening in five theaters over the weekend — or $23,000 per theater, a huge amount for any nonfiction flick. The studio said that it will add Toronto to the list next Friday and expand into […]

KEITH OLBERMANN FIRED BY CURRENT TV

March 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann is out of work again. This time he was fired by Current TV, the channel founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, who contended that Olbermann had broken his five-year, $50-million contract. Gore and Hyatt issued a statement announcing Olbermann’s departure but included no mention of any specific action by the liberal commentator […]

OLBERMANN COMPLAINS ABOUT CURRENT TV; CONSERVATIVES AGREE

January 5, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

For once, conservatives appear to be agreeing with the liberal commentator Keith Olbermann. Olbermann reportedly had been complaining about the lack of funding by Current TV for coverage of the Iowa caucus vote on Tuesday. On Wednesday he told the Hollywood Reporter that he had decided not to participate in Current’s coverage because “I was […]

LET THE TV PRIMARY COVERAGE BEGIN

January 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

To the relief of everyone connected with TV coverage of Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses, the polls turned out to be right on the mark. Political pollsters, who have sometimes proved to be embarrassingly off-target in recent elections, had predicted a very tight race between Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. No one had realized how […]

RATINGS FALL FOR OLBERMANN? NO WORRY, SAYS CURRENT EXEC

July 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Mark Rosenthal, the CEO of Al Gore’s Current cable network, maintains that he is not concerned about a recent ratings report showing that Keith Olbermann’s audience dropped nearly 30 percent in its second week. “Numbers are going to go up and they’re going to go down,” Rosenthal told Adweek magazine. “It’s a marathon for us. […]

OLBERMANN RETURNS — AS IF HE NEVER LEFT

June 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The oft-fired/oft-hired Keith Olbermann, lastly with MSNBC, returned to the cameras Monday night on Al Gore’s cable channel Current TV — and television critics agreed that it was as if he had never been gone. “He is the same fast-talking, hard-charging, unapologetically self-righteous defender of his version of liberal ideology that he always was. Only […]

WHY DID MURDOCH’S ITALIAN SATELLITE SERVICE AXE CURRENT TV?

May 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The co-founder of Current TV claims that just two weeks before News Corp’s Sky Italia canceled the channel, he met with the channel’s CEO, Tom Mockridge, and was told then that there would be no problem with renewing its distribution deal. In an interview with Britain’s Guardian newspaper, Joel Hyatt remarked, “One week Mockridge was […]

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