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TVNewser's 2014 Guide To Graduation Speakers - Posted May 2, 2014
As is TVNewser tradition, here now is our seventh annual list of who's-speaking-where-and-when at the nation's colleges and universities (in alphabetical order): CNN's Brooke Baldwin: ... [TVNewser]

Cable News Coverage of Historic Canonization - Posted April 27, 2014
The U.S. cable news networks carried live coverage of the canonization ceremony early this morning for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. NBC's Lester Holt anchored an NBC News special report which wa... [Fishbowl NY]

Cable News Coverage of Historic Canonization - Posted April 27, 2014
The U.S. cable news networks carried live coverage of the canonization ceremony early this morning for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. NBC's Lester Holt anchored an NBC News special report which wa... [FishbowlNY]

Cable News Coverage of Historic Canonization - Posted April 27, 2014
The U.S. cable news networks carried live coverage of the canonization ceremony early this morning for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. NBC's Lester Holt anchored an NBC News special report which wa... [TVNewser]

NBC News Airs Special Report on Pres. Obama, Pope Francis Meeting - Posted March 27, 2014
NBC News was the only broadcast news network to provide a network special report of President Obama's first meeting with Pope Francis this morning. Matt Lauer broke in at 5:13amET as the president arrived at the Vatican, with correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Oscar Bloggers Get Biblical Treatment from New York Magazine - Posted February 25, 2014
The marquee sit-down took place at Musso and Frank, one of the very few remaining vestiges on Hollywood Blvd. of Tinseltown's Golden Age. However, despite writer Boris Kachka's description of Gold Derby's ... [GalleyCat]

Oscar Bloggers Get Biblical Treatment from New York Magazine - Posted February 25, 2014
The marquee sit-down took place at Musso and Frank, one of the very few remaining vestiges on Hollywood Blvd. of Tinseltown's Golden Age. However, despite writer Boris Kachka's description of Gold Derby's ... [Fishbowl NY]

Oscar Bloggers Get Biblical Treatment from New York Magazine - Posted February 25, 2014
The marquee sit-down took place at Musso and Frank, one of the very few remaining vestiges on Hollywood Blvd. of Tinseltown's Golden Age. However, despite writer Boris Kachka's description of Gold Derby's ... [FishbowlNY]

Indiewire Boycotts Russia - Posted August 27, 2013
It certainly wasn't your typical Indiewire article headline. Yesterday afternoon, LA-based editor-in-chief Dana Harris chimed in with "... [Fishbowl NY]

Indiewire Boycotts Russia - Posted August 27, 2013
It certainly wasn't your typical Indiewire article headline. Yesterday afternoon, LA-based editor-in-chief Dana Harris chimed in with "... [FishbowlNY]

Website Asks Wrong Nikki Finke Rhetorical Question - Posted June 3, 2013
Unless, that is, Contact Music knows something we don't. Namely, that Finke has already bolted from PMC for a new stealth enterprise and is quickly having second thoughts there. ... [FishbowlLA]

President Obama To Speak at 10 AM, As More Correspondents Descend On Oklahoma - Posted May 21, 2013
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Geoff Boucher's CapeTown Film Festival Adds Another Major Attraction - Posted March 28, 2013
It should be a heck of a weekend at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre. On Friday, May 3, as officially confirmed this morning by Geoff Boucher himself, Kurt Russell will appear at the inaugu... [FishbowlLA]

RIP: Movieline - Posted March 22, 2013
Actually, it's not quite RIP. But if one goes by the information at the bottom of a recent Anne Thompson Indiewire blog item, it does not exactly inspire bookmarking confidence: UPDATE: [Editor Frank] DiGiacomo writes in an email: "Movie... [GalleyCat]

RIP: Movieline - Posted March 22, 2013
Actually, it's not quite RIP. But if one goes by the information at the bottom of a recent Anne Thompson Indiewire blog item, it does not exactly inspire bookmarking confidence: UPDATE: [Editor Frank] DiGiacomo writes in an email: "Movie... [FishbowlLA]

Papal Conclave Coverage: Broadcast and Cable Networks - Posted March 11, 2013
The conclave to elect the next Pope will begin Tuesday after morning mass. Here's what the broadcast and cable networks have planned for coverage. ABC's Diane Sawyer will broadcast "World News" from the Vatican beginning this evening... [TVNewser]

Publicist Bumble Ward Out at Twentieth Century Fox - Posted October 16, 2012
Bumble Ward's stint at Twentieth Century Fox as executive vice president of film publicity has turned out to be short-lived. But rather than crying over it, she ... [FishbowlLA]

HFPA Aims for 'Sunday Night Live' - Posted October 15, 2012
Late this afternoon, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association tweeted out a spectacular bit of news: Media reaction is pouring in and so far it's unanimously ecstatic. Anne Thompson ... [FishbowlLA]

Daniel Frankel Will Now Get Paid to Promote Other People's Content - Posted September 27, 2012
In her piece about journalist Daniel Frankel’s decision to jump over to the PR side, Anne Thompson suggests that exodus has been increasing lately. We're not so sure. ... [FishbowlLA]

Who Got an Actual Interview with Patrick Goldstein, Geoff Boucher? - Posted September 12, 2012
Two of the biggest LA Times Calendar brand names are now officially moving on. And really, the best place to get a sense of what happened with Patrick Goldstein and Geoff Boucher is to click through to outlets that managed to speak with these departing vets. ... [FishbowlLA]

For THR Awards Blogger, It's Telluride - Take Two - Posted August 31, 2012
A year ago at this time, Scott Feinberg (pictured) had just signed a contract with The Hollywood Reporter to join the publication as lead awards blogger and tumbled into his first-ever trip to ... [FishbowlLA]

TVNewser's 2012 Guide To Graduation Speakers - Posted May 4, 2012
'Tis commencement season, and so without further ado, we present TVNewser's fifth annual list of who's-speaking-where-and-when at America's colleges and universities (in alphabetical order): ABC/CNN's Christiane Amanpour: ... [TVNewser]

Jay A. Fernandez Officially Starts at Indiewire - Posted April 23, 2012
Several weeks after the hiring was first announced by Anne Thompson, former ... [FishbowlLA]

Brian Brooks Starts Blogging for Movieline - Posted April 18, 2012
From Indiewire to Deadline to Movieline. That's the 2012 progression (so far) for Brian Brooks. After jumping Nikki Finke ship earlier this month, he has officially this week begun posting blog items for the PMC sister site. ... [FishbowlLA]

Indiewire Staffer Gets Into the Short Film Business - Posted November 23, 2011
This qualifies as an extremely smart organic move. Sophia Savage, a staff writer for Anne Thompson's TOH! Indiewire blog, is readying her directorial debut with a little help from Kickstarter. Her dramatic short will be filmed th... [FishbowlLA]

Credits Roll on Venerable THR Critic Kirk Honeycutt - Posted November 7, 2011
When Kirk Honeycutt joined the Hollywood Reporter in 1992, his name was attached as screenwriter to the Roger Corman made-for-video thriller Final Judgement (sic). ... [FishbowlLA]

EXCLUSIVE: For Its 110th Year, Popular Mechanics Will Embrace YouTube - Posted November 1, 2011
When the announcement was made a few days ago that Hearst magazines is creating a pair of 2012 YouTube channels, FishbowlLA couldn't help but notice the name Popular Mechanics. Founded in 1902, the publication w... [FishbowlLA]

Media to Honor Kotb at Komen Gala - Posted October 27, 2011
This Friday at the Kennedy Center Susan G. Komen will host its annual "Honoring the Promise" gala. In addition to the swanky affair, the organization's Women in Media Committee will hold a special VIP reception to honor NBC Today co-host Hoda Kotb. Now in it... [PRNewser]

Media to Honor Kotb at Komen Gala - Posted October 27, 2011
This Friday at the Kennedy Center Susan G. Komen will host its annual "Honoring the Promise" gala. In addition to the swanky affair, the organization's Women in Media Committee will hold a special VIP reception to honor NBC Today co-host Hoda Kotb. Now in it... [FishbowlDC]

Oscar Blogger Calls Out Publicists for Use of 'Sure Fire' - Posted October 6, 2011
Ha ha. In a blog post yesterday, indieWIRE's Hollywood movie maven Anne Thompson... [FishbowlLA]

Tim Russert the inspiration for this week's 'Today' show Vatican Reports - Posted June 1, 2011
[caption id="attachment_68940" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Russert family in the Vatican Library in June 2008. (Courtesy: Russert family/NBC News)"][/caption] This morning, about an hour before the "Today" show went on the air, co-anchor ... [TVNewser]

Network Plans for Pope John Paul II Beatification - Posted April 22, 2011
While the U.S. networks have big plans for next Friday's royal wedding (or hadn't you heard), a mere 48 hours and 1,100 miles away in Vatican City another big event will unfold: the beatification of Pope John Paul II. Beatification is the first step to Sainthood. FNC will carry the Beatification Mass... [TVNewser]

Anne Thompson Adds Another to indieWIRE Blog Network - Posted February 23, 2011
Since being named indieWIRE editor-at-large last fall, veteran LA based journalist and blogger Anne Thompson has made it her quiet m... [FishbowlLA]

Which Correspondents and Stories Got the Most Airtime on the Network Evening Newscasts in 2010? - Posted January 6, 2011
TV news analyst Andrew Tyndall released his 2010 year in review report. The report examines which news stories got the most coverage last year, as well as which reporters g... [TVNewser]

IndieWire Snags Variety's Dana Harris As New Editor-In-Chief - Posted December 10, 2010
Variety loses yet another longtime staffer. IndieWire has grabbed up 11 year Variety vet ... [FishbowlLA]

The Social Network Wins Big at The National Board of Review Awards - Posted December 2, 2010
The Social Network is cleaning up in the early awards season. The film just won Best Film, Best Director for David Fincher, Best Screenplay for ... [FishbowlLA]

Revisiting Some Murdoch Media Nepotism - Posted November 29, 2010
For someone married to the 117th richest person in the world, Wendi Murdoch... [FishbowlLA]

Big Changes at IndieWire: Anne Thompson Named Editor-at-Large - Posted October 7, 2010
Lots of news from IndieWire today. Earlier this morning news broke that film reviewer Todd McCarth... [FishbowlLA]

Brian Williams Heads Home to Jersey - Posted September 23, 2010
NBC's Brian Williams, a Middletown, New Jersey native, will head to his home state tonight to lead a journalists' roundtable and to accept an award. Monmouth University is ... [TVNewser]

NBC News' Capus Visits Gulf Crew - Posted June 29, 2010
NBC News president Steve Capus traveled down to the Gulf Coast earlier this week to visit the NBC talent and crew that have been reporting on the BP oil spill. We hear Capus was with the "Nightly" news team on Sunday afternoon in Venice, LA and then stopped by NBC affiliate... [TVNewser]

Special Climate Change as Copenhagen Conference Begins - Posted December 7, 2009
As scientists and world leaders head to Copenhagen this week for the Climate Conference, you can expect some special coverage from the networks. Tonight, Campbell Brown anchors special coverage in her CNN program at 8pmET titled, "Global... [TVNewser]

Kennedy Coverage on TV Tonight and Tomorrow - Posted August 28, 2009
Tonight a "Celebration of Life Memorial Service" will be held for Senator Ted Kennedy at the JFK Library in Boston. Saturday, the Senator's funeral services will be held in Boston and in Arlington National Cemetery. Here's how it will be covered (via TVNewser): CNN: Beginning at 7pmET, Campbell Brown and Wolf Blitzer... [FishbowlDC]

Kennedy Funeral : Broadcast Network Plans - Posted August 28, 2009
And here are some the early details of how Sen. Kennedy's funeral mass in Boston and burial service in Arlington National Cemetery will be covered by the broadcast networks tomorrow: Saturday morning, Kate Snow will anchor "GMA" from the JFK Library in Boston. A... [TVNewser]

Anne Thompson Leaving Variety - Posted July 31, 2009
Anne Thompson writes on her Variety Blog: This is my last post at Variety.com. I loved my stint here, but I'm moving on, taking Thompson on Hollywood to its new home. I'm going independent in more ways than one. Sunda... [FishbowlLA]

More Layoffs At Variety - Posted April 21, 2009
Advertising is down at Variety, still, and that can only mean one thing, more layoffs. Two months after their first round of layoffs&#151that took 30 employees including notables such as Mike Jones, ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Clint For Best Actor: Do You Feel Lucky? Well, Do Ya, Punk? - Posted December 30, 2008
As the Oscar ballots were just sent out to hungry voters for those pesky gold statuettes, the pressing question hovers around Dirty Harry and whether he'll get the acting nod, the L.A. Times predicts. The critics, well faux critics or columnists or whatever you want to call them, are ... [FishbowlLA]

Variety: Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz Take Over for Epert and Roeper - Posted July 22, 2008
Variety has a story that blows our little minds (and not just because Ben Lyons lives around the block from us: During negotiat... [FishbowlLA]

Sundown on Sunset: Overlooked - Posted January 18, 2008
Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds have a "spiritual marriage" only --she must have taken a gander at his child support payments. Paramount spent a lot of money to make Cloverfield ... [FishbowlLA]

Elle's Honorees Fleshed Out - Posted October 11, 2007
Elle's Women In Hollywood honorees list needs a little fleshing out, we think. The press release prose is a little purple. Kate Bosworth: In a town that worships lanky young blonds, Kate Bosworth could have had it eas... [FishbowlLA]

THR Loses Another Staffer to Variety: Tatiana Siegel - Posted August 14, 2007
The Hollywood Reporter recently recruited Elizabeth Guider from Daily Variety to be the trade paper's new editor-in-chief, but this week Variety struck back and snagged yet another of THR's staffers. This time, it's film reporter Tatiana Siegel who is making the move down Wilshire Boulev... [FishbowlLA]

Hollywood Reporter Snags Guider From Variety: This Means War - Posted July 30, 2007
Variety Executive Editor Elizabeth Guider has been named Editor of The Hollywood Reporter. Staff members at THR were informed of the appointment just after 11 a.m. Monday morning, sources confirmed. Guider replaces Cynthia Littleton in the post, who departed THR in March along with deputy film e... [FishbowlLA]

Variety: Celebs Make the Best Bloggers - Posted July 16, 2007
Anne Thompson writes that celebs are increasingly lurking on message boards and ego-key-stroking themselves at all hours. According to Ain't It Cool News, in fact, Bruce Willis recently called a ... [FishbowlLA]

Kevin Spacey NOT Finished With Acting, At Least for Now - Posted July 11, 2007
Kevin Spacey tells Anne Thompson that he's not retiring from films, no way, never said that, and that with 8 years on his 10 year Old Vic contract left to run, he's still going to reprise his ro... [FishbowlLA]

LAFF: Not Over Yet - Posted June 28, 2007
If you couldn't get to everything at the Los Angeles Film Festival, reading Luke Thompson is the next best thing. Craig Kennedy also weighs in. Eugene Hernandez watched ... [FishbowlLA]

Who Let The Blogs Out?--LA Bloggers Scrap at W Hotel Tonight - Posted June 26, 2007
Join Fishbowl LA's Kate Coe at a Poolside Chat--Who Let the Blogs Out?--tonight at 7 pm at the W Hotel in Westwood. Part of the ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Film Festival: Anne Thompson Recommends - Posted June 21, 2007
Anne Thompson, now at Variety, picks the must-see films at the LA Film Festival. (The website uses annoying po... [FishbowlLA]

In the Trades: Reality, Antiquity, Infamy - Posted February 2, 2007
ABC has a new reality project in the works called The Golden Cage, from EP John de Mol, creator of Fear Factor and Big Brother. Ten contestants live in a high end mansion with all the trappings of the filthy rich--... [FishbowlLA]

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