Tag: Television

Drug Prices on TV? They May Be Coming.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is moving ahead with its proposal to require drug companies to disclose the often sky-high prices of their products in television commercials, despite strenuous objections and the threat of legal challenges by drug makers and TV broadcasters. The White House is reviewing the text of a final rule to impose […]

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Disney Moves From Behemoth to Colossus With Closing of Fox Deal

LOS ANGELES — “Everything the light touches is our kingdom.” It’s a line from Disney’s “The Lion King,” spoken by Mufasa to young Simba as they sit atop Pride Rock. And on Wednesday morning, just after midnight on the East Coast, it seemed to describe the Walt Disney Company itself, as the conglomerate closed its […]

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Fox News Bumps Jeanine Pirro’s Show After Anti-Muslim Remarks

Jeanine Pirro is off Fox News prime time — for one night, at least. Fox News removed Ms. Pirro’s program, “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” from its usual 9 p.m. time slot on Saturday, one week after the network took the rare step of publicly rebuking the host for an on-air monologue that questioned a Muslim […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Return to TV After Misconduct Investigation

The astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to television after the broadcasters of his shows announced Friday that they had completed their investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him. “The investigation is complete, and we are moving forward with both ‘StarTalk’ and ‘Cosmos,’” Fox Broadcasting and National Geographic said of his two shows. “‘StarTalk’ will […]

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In Unusual Move, Fox News Condemns Jeanine Pirro’s Remarks on Muslim Legislator

In an unusual reproach, Fox News criticized one of its star personalities, Jeanine Pirro, after the host questioned if a Muslim lawmaker’s religious beliefs undermined her loyalty to the United States. Ms. Pirro, the prosecutor-turned-politician-turned-TV host who is close to President Trump, had attacked Representative Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat, […]

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Opinion: I need Wendy Williams on TV even if I sometimes pretend I didn’t hear her

I Love Wendy Williams Even If I Sometimes Pretend I Didn’t Hear Her – HelloGiggles Opinion: I need Wendy Williams on TV even if I sometimes pretend I didn’t hear her this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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Jan-Michael Vincent, Troubled Star of ‘Airwolf,’ Dies at 73

Jan-Michael Vincent, who became nationally recognizable on the 1980s television series “Airwolf,” but whose career later foundered, in part because of problems with drugs and alcohol, died on Feb. 10 at a hospital near his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 73. The cause was cardiac arrest, according to a […]

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Amazon Said to Team Up With Yankees in Bid for YES Network

Amazon is coming to New York — to grab a piece of the Yankees sports network. Jeff Bezos’ tech giant has teamed up with the storied baseball organization in an effort to buy the YES Network from its majority owner, 21st Century Fox, according to two people close to negotiations […]

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2 Women Living With R. Kelly Denounce Their Parents and Deny Being Brainwashed

Two women whose parents say they are being held in emotional and sexual captivity by the R&B singer R. Kelly vociferously defended the musician in an interview that aired on Thursday, claiming that their parents are blackmailing him and just out for money. Azriel Clary, 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23, […]

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An Appraisal: Luke Perry Was a ’90s Heartthrob With Charisma to Burn

Here is what I remember about Luke Perry: He played a bad boy who read poetry. A loner whom every girl wanted to make less lonely. A surfer who rarely seemed to get his hair wet. Probably free verse wasn’t really Perry’s thing, and who knows if he surfed on […]

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‘S.N.L.’ Brings Back Ben Stiller and Bill Hader to Skewer Michael Cohen Congressional Hearings

There are certain guarantees in life. Death, the rising sun and Ben Stiller returning to play Michael Cohen in this week’s cold open of “Saturday Night Live” are among them. The newest “S.N.L.” spoofed Wednesday’s widely watched congressional hearing in which President Trump’s former personal attorney testified under oath before […]

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Katherine Helmond, ‘Soap’ and ‘Who’s the Boss?’ Star, Dies at 89

Katherine Helmond, a versatile actress who was especially known for her roles on the long-running television series “Soap” and “Who’s the Boss?,” died on Feb. 23 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 89. The APA Agency, which represented her and announced her death on Friday, said the cause […]

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The Shows That Made HBO a Cultural Force

A New Jersey mafia boss under strain who finds himself in a psychiatrist’s office. A 30-something writer taking on the big city with her friends. A “Mother of Dragons” locked in an epic battle to sit on an iron throne. During Richard Plepler’s almost three decades as the chief executive […]

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Arbitrator Scolds Fox and Orders It to Pay $178 Million to ‘Bones’ Team

A private arbitrator ruled this month that Fox must pay the extraordinary sum of $178.7 million to former producers and stars of the procedural crime television series “Bones” in a dispute over profit participation. The award spotlights a longstanding gripe among even well-compensated Hollywood players over the value of their […]

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R. Kelly Released From Jail After Making Bail on Sexual Abuse Charges

The R&B singer R. Kelly was released from a Chicago jail Monday, three days after he surrendered to face 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Mr. Kelly’s bond had been set at $1 million. According to Cook County jail records, a woman who described herself as a friend from […]

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