Posts Tagged ‘voices’

‘Scandal’ Season Finale Buckles Under Dizzying Absurdities

April 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Scandal” often brings to mind Stephen J. Cannell’s story about pitching “The A-Team” to Brandon Tartikoff. The legendary producer fondly recalled that the wilder the pitch became (until they were essentially just winging it with whatever crazy thing they could think of), the more the NBC executive liked it. Viewers have largely responded the same... Read more

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‘Game of Thrones’ Puts Its Own Spin on Happily Ever After (SPOILERS)

April 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Game of Thrones” has certainly put its own spin on weddings, one unlikely to leave anyone grumbling about the food or wondering where the happy couple’s registered. And by all means, if anyone invites a child serve as ring bearer or flower girl, it would be best to respectfully decline. Still, the second episode of... Read more

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With Stephen Colbert, CBS Makes the Perfect Choice

April 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Skeptics will wonder how long CBS had Stephen Colbert in its back pocket, given how smoothly the baton pass worked out. But whatever the back story, the network has found the perfect choice to replace David Letterman, in a coup that could potentially reset the latenight race to a scenario much like the one that... Read more

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MTV’s ‘Are You the One?’ Parlays Junk Science Into Second Season

March 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MTV’s “Are You the One?” has parlayed its fun-in-the-sun dating competition into a second-season renewal, with plans for a reunion show April 1. And while one can see why the concept worked well enough to hook a survivable percentage of the target demo, as the March 25 finale made clear, what the show says about... Read more

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Ryan Reynold’s Supernatural Comedy ‘The Voices’ Picked Up by Lionsgate

March 5, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lionsgate has acquired U.S. distribution rights to supernatural comedy “The Voices,” starring Ryan Reynolds. The deal was announced six weeks after the film’s premiere at Sundance. Directed by Marjane Satrapi and written by Michael R. Perry, “The Voices” also stars Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver. Producers are Matthew Rhodes, Adi Shankar, Roy Lee... Read more

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Jimmy Kimmel Takes Latenight Crack at Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s Expense

March 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jimmy Kimmel has always been a good company man (in the way, say, David Letterman isn’t), appearing at ABC upfront presentations and seldom missing an opportunity to help promote his latenight program — including his awkward pre-show appearance at the Oscars on Sunday. Still, after getting sand kicked in his face ratings-wise during Jimmy Fallon’s... Read more

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‘Walking Dead’ Ambles Back, Picking Up the Scattered Pieces

February 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Walking Dead” has become such a ratings-devouring force AMC rather brazenly scheduled its mid-season return opposite the Olympics — as in, “Olympics? We’re not afraid of no stinking Olympics.” Sunday’s episode, moreover, found the series still in disarray after the tumultuous, character-shedding events of its most recent finale, which allowed the producers — in... Read more

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Super Bowl: Six Stories Media Should Have the Balls to Cover

January 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

In the inevitable frenzy to piggyback on Super Bowl XLVIII, there are stories from every conceivable angle about the ins and outs of the game. But most of the serious topics – the ones that don’t fall under the headline of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell-sanctioned fluff on behalf of the world’s most powerful sports league... Read more

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Roger Ailes Book Creates Dilemma for Dueling CNN, Fox News Media Shows

January 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Cable’s dueling media programs, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” and Fox News Channel’s “MediaBuzz,” faced one of those damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t situations with “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” Gabriel Sherman’s warts-and-all biography of Roger Ailes, who happens to run Fox News. So CNN’s Brian Stelter covered the book, devoting half his show to an interview with Sherman,... Read more

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HP Affirms Higher-End Layoffs Figure

December 31, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. confirmed it has increased by 5,000 the number of layoffs it plans to implement under the restructuring plan it adopted in May 2012, bringing the expected number of job cuts to 34,000. When the company first announced the plan, it targeted the number of job eliminations at 27,000 by October 2014 and later raised the figure to 29,000. But HP had suggested at its analyst meeting in October and again during its quarterly earnings call in late November that the cuts would affect 33,000 to 34,000 people. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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