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Journalist Dave Itzkoff Lands Deal For Robin Williams Biography - Posted August 27, 2014
New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff has landed a deal with Henry Holt and Company to pen a biography about the late Robin Williams... [GalleyCat]

EMMYS: 10.9M Interactions from 6.2M Facebook Users - Posted August 26, 2014
Roughly 6.2 million Facebook users weighed in on the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Monday ni... [AllFacebook]

From Crystal... to Billy Crystal - Posted August 26, 2014
On his 63rd birthday, Robin Williams shared the following photo via Instagram. It depicted him with Crystal, his co-star from the Night at the Museum film series. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

From Crystal... to Billy Crystal - Posted August 26, 2014
On his 63rd birthday, Robin Williams shared the following photo via Instagram. It depicted him with Crystal, his co-star from the Night at the Museum film series. ... [FishbowlNY]

VMAs Bests Emmys on Facebook with Triple the Engagement - Posted August 26, 2014
For the past week, the social conversation has centered on the VMAs and Emmys, which aired on back-to-back nights. Each had its share of buzzworthy moments, from Beyo... [Lost Remote]

Fired Up Bill O'Reilly Helps Put Fox on Top - Posted August 21, 2014
After CNN's back-to-back ratings wins Monday and Tuesday, Fox News Channel return... [TVNewser]

Nintendo Responds to Petition to Honor Robin Williams in 'Legend of Zelda' Game - Posted August 19, 2014
Nintendo has responded to a fan petition asking the company to immortalize the late Robin Williams in a future "Legend of Zelda" game. Williams had been an avid fan of the franchise since 1987, even naming his daughter after its heroine. The p... [PRNewser]

Mr. Congeniality Gene Simmons: 'If You're Depressed, Just Kill Yourself.' - Posted August 18, 2014
Last week, the entertainment world stood still as word of Robin Williams' death stunned everyone -- fans and colleagues alike. The only party that deviated even slightly from the narrative was Edelman, and they ... [PRNewser]

A Robin Williams Selfie Minted at SNL - Posted August 16, 2014
A year and a half before that great Norm Maccdonald-Robin Williams backstage encounter at Late Night with David Letterman, there was another similar crossing-of-the-paths at Saturday Night Live. Documented by a wonderful selfie that has been shared anew this week to celebrate the warm-hearted spirit of the late Williams. ... [GalleyCat]

A Robin Williams Selfie Minted at SNL - Posted August 16, 2014
A year and a half before that great Norm Maccdonald-Robin Williams backstage encounter at Late Night with David Letterman, there was another similar crossing-of-the-paths at Saturday Night Live. Documented by a wonderful selfie that has been shared anew this week to celebrate the warm-hearted spirit of the late Williams. ... [AllTwitter]

Dick Cavett, Keith Olbermann Stir NYDN 'Yellow Journalism' Debate - Posted August 15, 2014
During an interview today with HuffPost Live, Dick Cavett told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani that he holds, ultimately, New York Daily News readers accountable for the Robin Williams ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Dick Cavett, Keith Olbermann Stir NYDN 'Yellow Journalism' Debate - Posted August 15, 2014
During an interview today with HuffPost Live, Dick Cavett told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani that he holds, ultimately, New York Daily News readers accountable for the Robin Williams ... [FishbowlNY]

How Zelda Williams Will Change Twitter's Troll Policy - Posted August 14, 2014
A while back, we offered a '5 Things' post about "How to exterminate Internet trolls." Apparently, some of you didn't get the memo because something really (expletive) awful happened to the grieving Zelda Williams, daughter of Robin Williams. ... [PRNewser]

Mediabistro Morning Roundup - 8.14.15 - Posted August 14, 2014
From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro. TVNewser Dr. Drew on the Media's Coverage of Depr... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: AP Journalist Killed in Gaza | Williams 20/20 Special Draws 7.2 Million - Posted August 14, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: AP Journalist Killed in Gaza | Williams 20/20 Special Draws 7.2 Million - Posted August 14, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Wednesday Odds and Ends - Posted August 13, 2014
-Kentucky for Kentucky made this strange case study video for their strange "Gold Kentucky Fried Chicken Bone Necklaces" initiative (video above). link -A look at Robin Williams' legacy in advertising. ... [AgencySpy]

Dr. Drew on Media Coverage of Depression: 'Stop Thinking About It As a Sensitive Topic' - Posted August 13, 2014
Celebrity deaths -- especially the sudden kind -- often produce wall-to-wall coverage on TV news, but the root causes behind these tragedies don't always get the coverage many think is needed. As Robin Williams' ... [TVNewser]

Tracking Down That Norm Macdonald-Robin Williams Episode - Posted August 13, 2014
Across the Internet, fans and reporters continue to rave about the Robin Williams recollection shared on Twitter by comedian Norm Macdonald. Reddit user ArrestedDevelopments ... [GalleyCat]

Tracking Down That Norm Macdonald-Robin Williams Episode - Posted August 13, 2014
Across the Internet, fans and reporters continue to rave about the Robin Williams recollection shared on Twitter by comedian Norm Macdonald. Reddit user ArrestedDevelopments ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Tracking Down That Norm Macdonald-Robin Williams Episode - Posted August 13, 2014
Across the Internet, fans and reporters continue to rave about the Robin Williams recollection shared on Twitter by comedian Norm Macdonald. Reddit user ArrestedDevelopments ... [FishbowlNY]

Internet Trolls Cause Zelda Williams to Quit Instagram and Twitter - Posted August 13, 2014
After Robin Williams was discovered dead at his California home on Monday, his daughter Zelda posted a touching tribute to her father on Instagram: ... [SocialTimes.com]

Edelman Has Some Thoughts on Using Robin Williams' Death to Pitch - Posted August 13, 2014
Today in ridiculous PR pitches: "Robin Williams' tragic death leaves consumers at high risk of identity theft." -- Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) August 13, 2014 Fortunately, we have not received any such pitches. But because the unexpected death of Williams has dominated the news this week, it was perhaps inevitable that someone would... [PRNewser]

Bill O'Reilly 'Not Real Annoyed' Networks are 'Overdoing' Robin Williams' Death Coverage - Posted August 13, 2014
Last night, Bill O'Reilly and guest Bernie Goldberg discussed the media's coverage of the death of Robin Williams. "Thi... [TVNewser]

Time Publishes Robin Williams Commemorative Issue - Posted August 13, 2014
Time has published a special issue dedicated entirely to Robin Williams. The issue -- available Friday, August 15 -- features tributes penned by Bill Maher, Dick Cavett, Alan Alda, Joan Rivers, Patch Adams, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Time Publishes Robin Williams Commemorative Issue - Posted August 13, 2014
Time has published a special issue dedicated entirely to Robin Williams. The issue -- available Friday, August 15 -- features tributes penned by Bill Maher, Dick Cavett, Alan Alda, Joan Rivers, Patch Adams, ... [FishbowlNY]

Mediabistro Morning Roundup - 8.13.14 - Posted August 13, 2014
From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro. Lost Remote Social Media Mourns Robin Williams SocialTimes ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Chopper Crash Injures NYT Reporter | Tribune Media Profits Up - Posted August 13, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Chopper Crash Injures NYT Reporter | Tribune Media Profits Up - Posted August 13, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Video Ads | Tiger Selfies Ban - Posted August 13, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Robin Williams' Daughter Remembers Her Father With a Quote From 'The Little Prince' - Posted August 12, 2014
pic.twitter.com/UEtjQ1f2zS— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 12, 2014 Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late Robin Williams, shared a quote from Antoine de Saint-Exup ry's ... [GalleyCat]

Apple Adds Two New Verses - Posted August 12, 2014
Apple has added two new spots to its ongoing "Your Verse" campaign: "Jason's Verse" and "Yaoband's Verse." The "Your Verse" campaign, as you might remember, debuted in January with an anthem ad featuring the sadly recently deceased ... [AgencySpy]

Social Media Mourns Robin Williams - Posted August 12, 2014
He rose to fame on cult TV classic "Mork and Mindy" well before the social TV era began, but today's top actors and comedians are taking to social media to remember Robin Williams following his death yesterday. No words.— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal... [Lost Remote]

Shepard Smith Explains Use of the Word 'Coward' During Robin Williams Coverage - Posted August 12, 2014
The hours-long cable news coverage of the death of Robin Williams last night included some reporting, and much eulogizing. And as often happens during unscripted live TV news coverage, the words used are interpreted in different ways. Case in point: Shepard Smith. At the end of his hour-long special, the Fox News... [TVNewser]

Remembering Robin Williams - Posted August 12, 2014
Robin Williams, who died yesterday at the age of 63, brought a lot of joy into the hearts of his fans. Throughout his 40 year career, he was featured on countless magazine covers. We thought showcasing a few of them would be a nice way to remember the actor (and Muppet... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Remembering Robin Williams - Posted August 12, 2014
Robin Williams, who died yesterday at the age of 63, brought a lot of joy into the hearts of his fans. Throughout his 40 year career, he was featured on countless magazine covers. We thought showcasing a few of them would be a nice way to remember the actor (and Muppet... [FishbowlNY]

Robin Williams Dead at Age 63 - Posted August 11, 2014
The death of Robin Williams has taken over as the lead story on cable news. Williams took his own life this morning at his home near Tiburon, CA in Marin County. He was pronounced dead at 12:02pmPT. The official cause of ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Robin Williams Dead at Age 63 - Posted August 11, 2014
The death of Robin Williams has taken over as the lead story on cable news. Williams took his own life this morning at his home near Tiburon, CA in Marin County. He was pronounced dead at 12:02pmPT. The official cause of ... [FishbowlNY]

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' generates positive social buzz with cast appearance at TCA's - Posted August 20, 2013
The Television Critics Association (TCA) presentations began shortly after Comic-Con and is a major opportunity for networks to hype their upcoming programming. ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

The TCA's help CBS's 'The Crazy Ones' build positive buzz on social - Posted August 13, 2013
Shortly after Comic-Con, the summer Television Critics Association (TCA) presentations begin, another big opportunity for TV to show off their upc... [Inside 3D Printing News]

The TCA's help CBS's 'The Crazy Ones' build positive buzz on social - Posted August 13, 2013
Shortly after Comic-Con, the summer Television Critics Association (TCA) presentations begin, another big opportunity for TV to show off their upc... [Lost Remote]

Snickers Drops Down the Celebrity Hierarchy with Kenny G - Posted July 1, 2013
Betty White, Joe Pesci, Robin Williams, and... Kenny G. Aside ... [AgencySpy]

Monday Odds and Ends - Posted January 28, 2013
-Robin Williams and Bobcat Goldthwait take Joe Pesci's place in BBDO New York's latest spot for Snickers. ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Matt Damon Finally Turns the Tables on Jimmy Kimmel - Posted January 25, 2013
For several years, it's been the greatest running gag on late night talk TV: Jimmy Kimmel ending a show with the disclaimer, "Apologies to Matt Damon; we ran out of time." Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the double-punchline to that bit was finally delivered by Damon. In spades. With a duct-taped... [FishbowlLA]

KCRW to Air Marc Maron's WTF - Posted July 7, 2011
No idea how they're going to pull this off, but KCRW has decided to air 10 episodes of Marc Maron's wonderful podcast WTF--which, if for some reason you can't figure it out, stands for "What the Fuck." And therein, seemingly,... [FishbowlLA]

How Is a HuffPo Striker Like an L.A. Comedian? - Posted April 4, 2011
Some contributors to the Huffington Post have decided it's time to stop giving away their work for free. That might sound snort-worthy -- yeah, right. Good luck with that. By this point, "content" is so widely devalued in many corners of the Internet that the writers may have little chance of... [MediaJobsDaily]

ABC Slates Barbara Walters Heart Surgery Special - Posted January 21, 2011
ABC has scheduled a new primetime Barbara Walters special focusing on people that have undergone heart surgery."A Barbara Walters Special: A Matte... [TVNewser]

WTF Host Marc Maron Gets the Attention of the New York Times - Posted January 7, 2011
Comedian Marc Maron--a former Air America host who these days is best known for his podcast WTF, which he tapes out of his garage... [FishbowlLA]

Cartoonist John Callahan Has Died - Posted August 2, 2010
Cartoonist John Callahan passed away on July 24th. He was 59-years-old. Readers either loved his cartoons or thought they were written with bad taste. Callahan explained in an interview with the Miami Herald back in 1989: "I'm happiest when I'm offensive. I have a desire to tear people... [GalleyCat]

Fred Thompson is Doing Maher and Colbert Jokes on His Twitter Account - Posted June 17, 2010
Fred Thompson, the William Hung of the 2008 election season, is an actor who was a senator. He already has the looks of ... [FishbowlLA]

CBS Pays Tribute To Walter Cronkite - Posted July 19, 2009
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'That's the Way it Was: Remembering Walter Cronkite' to Air Sunday on CBS - Posted July 17, 2009
CBS will preempt 60 Minutes this Sunday for a special on the life of Walter Cronkite, who died earlier this evening in New York. Some of the biggest names in politics, news and entertainment - including Pres. Barack Obama, CBS News colleagues Mike Wallace... [TVNewser]

Breaking: Honesty in Craigslist Writing Gigs Ad - Posted April 22, 2009
We were half tempted to email him and find out who it is. Half. This guy is right and being totally upfront - he does need writers: STANDUP JOKE WRITER WANTED (L.A.) Reply to: gigs-fhssg-1134352021@craigslist.org Date: 2009-04-22, 6:07AM PDT Nationally known standup comedian (from The Howard Stern Show & more) seeks joke ... [FishbowlLA]

Lunch: Liz Smith, Frank Langella & A Bevy of Social Swans - Posted March 11, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The streets may be eerily empty these days (at least you can always get a cab), but you can pretty much count on a full house on Wednesdays at Michael's. Today the dining room was buzzing as media mavens and a fair share of fashionistas made the scene. Before... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Lunch: Liz Smith, Frank Langella & A Bevy of Social Swans - Posted March 11, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE The streets may be eerily empty these days (at least you can always get a cab), but you can pretty much count on a full house on Wednesdays at Michael's. Today the dining room was buzzing as media mavens and a fair share of fashionistas made the scene. Before... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 01.03.08 - Posted January 3, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Caucus Day! Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | ... [FishbowlDC]

FBLA 20 Questions: Pedro and The Watcher - Posted August 27, 2007
We don't normally offer double-features in this here space, but the Orange County Register has worked hard to market columnists Peter Larsen (aka Pedro) and Michael Hewitt (The Watcher) as a single, uber-hip brand, so we're going to aid and abet and hit them with our patented stupid questions: ... [FishbowlLA]

Will CAA Drop Every Client Over 35? Industry Nexus Has the Scoop - Posted August 22, 2007
Industry Nexus has a real treasure in Mali Perl. Pearl has somehow found out what other aging clients are getting the axe, ala Ed Limato and his stable of geriatrics. The juice: From: Bryan Lourd and Ri... [FishbowlLA]

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