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British Rapper Bossman Birdie Co-Opts a Newsstand’s Worth of Magazine Covers

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:45:04 +0000

This is a lot of fun. For his latest music video "Walk the Walk," Tottenham's Bossman Birdie starts out as if he is doing a cover shoot for a magazine. Only, that magazine turns out to be a whole bunch of different magazines, with playfully re-imagined titles and some winks as well to famous cover...

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Jon Stewart and HBO Scrap His Eagerly Awaited, Long-Delayed Animated Series

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:03:16 +0000

Jon Stewart's eagerly anticipated post-Daily Show television project--an animated series that was supposed to debut in time for last fall's presidential election--isn't going to see the light of day after all. The premium cable network announced late Tuesday that it and Stewart are scrapping the deal, according to The New York Times. "HBO and Jon...

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This Is Us Helps NBC Reclaim the Season Ratings Victory in the 18-49 Demo

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:31:29 +0000

As the 2016-17 TV season heads to the finish line, NBC has declared itself the victor in the 18-49 demo race, reclaiming the crown for the third time in four years and marking the first time in five years a network finished on top in the demo without the help of either the Super Bowl...

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From Roger Moore Movie Nights to a ‘Gender and James Bond’ University Course

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:10:05 +0000

Among so many notes of fond respect being tweeted today about the passing of Sir Roger Moore at age 89 from cancer, there are several from Lisa Funnell. The spy who I loved. RIP Sir Roger Moore. #JamesBond -- Lisa Funnell (@CinemaOnFire) May 23, 2017 As a child growing up in Hamilton, Ontario, Funnell...

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After Dominating YouTube, James Corden Is Setting His Sights on Snapchat, With a New Original Series

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:45:29 +0000

James Corden has spent the past two years dominating YouTube with his Carpool Karaoke segments. Now the late-night host is ready to tackle another digital platform: Snapchat. The Late Late Show host is partnering with Snap Inc. to create a new digital series for Snapchat's Discover platform, which will debut this fall. The new series,...

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Peabody Awards Balance Somber Subjects With Hard-Hitting Humor

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:58 +0000

While the 2017 Peabody Awards celebrated the best in broadcast at local, national and international levels, the defense of journalism was front and center on Saturday night, with celebrity presenters and recipients lavishing praise on an industry that's come under immense scrutiny and hostility since President Trump took office in January. In her opening remarks...

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Clint Eastwood Frames Anthony Sadler’s College Graduation Day

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:00:47 +0000

While 86-year-old Clint Eastwood was busy this weekend at the Cannes Film Festival, attending a swanky Saturday night Vanity Fair party and taking part in a Master Class discussion on Sunday, 24-year-old Anthony Sadler, whose heroic actions in France in 2015 will be brought to screen by Eastwood, was garnering some extra media attention as...

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The 5 Defining Trends of This Year’s Broadcast Upfronts

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:36:26 +0000

During the annual broadcast upfronts last week, most of the networks picked up right where they left off last year: reasserting their dominance by repeatedly pummeling digital advertising, especially in light of advertisers' renewed concerns about online placement in offensive environments on platforms like YouTube. "Promising brand safety is a really low bar, and some...

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Why This Is Us Is on Broadcast TV, and 5 More Things You Didn’t Know About the Hit Show

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:23:36 +0000

One of the most-buzzed about moves during the broadcast upfronts this week was NBC's decision to move This Is Us to Thursdays at 9 p.m., where it will help bring Must-See TV back to the network. But in reality, buyers and audiences haven't stopped talking about the show since last year's presentation, when its upfront...

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The 10 Most Memorable Moments From This Year’s Upfront Week

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:00:01 +0000

Another upfront week is in the books, and while the week's usual highlight was MIA this year--Jimmy Kimmel skipped his annual upfront roast at ABC's event to stay in L.A. with his newborn son, who continues to recover from open-heart surgery--the other networks filled the void with plenty of laughs and cringeworthy moments. As each...

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