Tuesday, October 15, 2019

AN L.A. MAYOR FOR HOLLYWOOD?

May 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Eric Garcetti, a Los Angeles city councilman who represents the Hollywood area and has been an ardent advocate of studio interests during his 12 years on the council, has been elected mayor, defeating city controller Wendy Greuel, herself a onetime DreamWorks executive. Each candidate had received millions of dollars in political contributions from members of […]

HANNITY, O’REILLY SEE RATINGS PLUMMET

January 1, 2013 by · 223 Comments 

Politico.com media columnist Dylan Byers has taken issue with New York Daily News TV writer Don Kaplan, who on Sunday headlined his column “Political commentator Sean Hannity was one of the big losers in the 2012 election.” Kaplan had written that Hannity’s ratings had “cratered” following the election as he lost around half his audience, […]

MOVIE STUDIOS CUTTING AD BUDGETS

December 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie studios spent 12 percent less on advertising during the third quarter of this year than they did during the same period a year ago, according to Nielsen Research. Nielsen doesn’t break out the amount paid by advertisers in individual media categories, but many studios have conspicuously dropped ads from newspapers in many cities without […]

ABC TO AIR INTERVIEW WITH GINGRICH’S EX-WIFE

January 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again raising the question of how far a news organization should go in revealing the personal foibles of a presidential candidate, ABC is planning to broadcast an interview with one of the ex-wives of Newt Gingrich tonight (Thursday), just two days before the South Carolina primary. Various reports had indicated that ABC executives had […]

FOX NEWS A BIG WINNER IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

January 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Mitt Romney was the easy winner of the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary on Tuesday, but so, too, was Fox News. The news channel, whose viewers are largely conservative and/or Republican, averaged 2.25 million during primetime Tuesday night, peaking in the 9:00 hour, as Romney claimed victory, with 2.73 million. Somewhat surprisingly, however, those represented […]

VIDEO OF JUDGE WHO BEAT DAUGHTER FOR ONLINE PIRACY GOES VIRAL

November 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A video of a Texas judge who meted out punishment to his daughter by beating her with a belt when he discovered that she had been illegally downloading copyrighted material from the web has gone viral on YouTube. The video, taken in 2006, was uploaded by Hillary Adams, whose father, Aransas County Judge William Adams, […]