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Sumner Redstone and His 'Beautiful Women' - Posted January 8, 2014
In Robert Evans' new book The Fat Lady Sang, there's a lot of good stuff about the actor-producer-survivor's lifelong friendship with mentor Sumner Redstone. Now, there's also a fascinating THR interview. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Sumner Redstone and His 'Beautiful Women' - Posted January 8, 2014
In Robert Evans' new book The Fat Lady Sang, there's a lot of good stuff about the actor-producer-survivor's lifelong friendship with mentor Sumner Redstone. Now, there's also a fascinating THR interview. ... [FishbowlNY]

Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes Send-Up Rolls into New York - Posted August 19, 2013
It was a smash in Chicago. Now, August 20-24 at the Players Theatre as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, TheTomKat Project is set to wow fans in the very city where Katie Holmes... [GalleyCat]

Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes Send-Up Rolls into New York - Posted August 19, 2013
It was a smash in Chicago. Now, August 20-24 at the Players Theatre as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, TheTomKat Project is set to wow fans in the very city where Katie ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes Send-Up Rolls into New York - Posted August 19, 2013
It was a smash in Chicago. Now, August 20-24 at the Players Theatre as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, TheTomKat Project is set to wow fans in the very city where Katie ... [FishbowlNY]

CBS Station Revenue Up 17% in Q4 - Posted February 15, 2013
CBS Television Stations reported a 17% increase in revenues during the fourth quarter of 2012. Local broadcasting revenues, which include both television and radio stations, were $787 million compared to $721 million for the same quarter last year, an increase of 9%. The company as a whole reported $3.7 billion in revenues... [TVSpy]

Mel Karmazin to Resign From SiriusXM - Posted October 23, 2012
After much speculation about the future of CEO Mel Karmazin at SiriusXM, a decision was made today. Karmazin told the Board of Directors that he'll be leaving the satellite radio company February 1, 2013, when his curr... [FishbowlLA]

The Morning Ticker: More Moonves, Walters/Lohan, Piers' Prez Pick - Posted October 16, 2012
CBS CEO Les Moonves has inked a contract extension that will keep him at the Eye network through mid 2017. "I look forward to all Leslie will continue to do as the genius that he is." said CBS chairman Sumner Redstone in a statement. ABC's ... [TVNewser]

WSJ: News Corp. Wants To Split Company In Two - Posted June 26, 2012
The Wall Street Journal (which, we should note is owned by News Corp.) reports that News Corp. is considering splitting itself in two. All of the company's publishing assets, including its new... [TVNewser]

Media Moguls Don't Want to Tweet with Rupert Murdoch - Posted January 9, 2012
When Rupert Murdoch joined Twitter, there was a lot of talk about what he was going to say. Then, when he started tweeting, we all found ... [Fishbowl NY]

Media Moguls Don't Want to Tweet with Rupert Murdoch - Posted January 9, 2012
When Rupert Murdoch joined Twitter, there was a lot of talk about what he was going to say. Then, when he started tweeting, we all found ... [FishbowlNY]

Authors Get to Know the Real Arnon Milchan - Posted August 11, 2011
Next week, a must-read for Hollywood aficionados arrives in bookstores: Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan... [FishbowlLA]

Slate Writer Gets a Taste of Her Own Medicine - Posted February 7, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, Slate's D.C.-based Emily Yoffe posted a slideshow of people she thought should throw in the towel. Among them: Sumne... [FishbowlDC]

Despite Hiring Freeze, LA 'Party Girl' Lands Job At Showtime PR...Thanks To Friends In High Places - Posted July 28, 2010
(Apologies for the whopper of the headline.) An apparently unqualified "veteran of the LA party scene," Rohini Singh, has landed a job as a PR assistant at Showtime, thanks to her personal relationship with billionaire Sumner Redstone, who happens to have majority control of Showtime. ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Did Viacom Chairman Give Plum PR Job To Unqualified Candidate? - Posted July 28, 2010
According to the Daily Beast's Peter Lauria, Viacom chairman ... [PRNewser]

CBS Chairman Redstone Does Not Like Leakers - Posted July 20, 2010
CBS and Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone is back in the news today, for all the wrong reasons. Redstone left a long voicemail message on the answering machine of The Daily Beast's Peter Lauria, asking for Lauria to give up... [TVNewser]

Viacom CEO Tells Reporter To Give Up Source: 'You Will Be Well-Rewarded and Well-Protected' - Posted July 20, 2010
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Les Moonves Contract Extended to 2015 - Posted February 24, 2010
•CBS Corp. has announced that it's extended CEO Les Moonves' contract to 2015. Sumner Redstone, Executive Chairman and Founder of CBS Corp, said, "Leslie is a superb executive who has led CBS to a position of unparalleled leadership in the industry." Moonves' sala... [TVNewser]

Balloon Boy|HuffPo Passes WaPo In Unique Views|Redstone To Sell $1B In CBS, Viacom Shares|MPA Conference Snap Shot|Tina Brown - Posted October 15, 2009
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Balloon Boy|HuffPo Passes WaPo In Unique Views|Redstone To Sell $1B In CBS, Viacom Shares|MPA Conference Snap Shot|Tina Brown - Posted October 15, 2009
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Redstone, Thornburgh Depositions Allowed in Dan Rather Case Against CBS - Posted September 21, 2009
During a court hearing in Lower Manhattan this afternoon Judge Ira Gammerman allowed for the deposition of Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone and ... [TVNewser]

Two Years On, Dan Rather Case Back in Court Today - Posted September 21, 2009
Dan Rather's case against CBS Corp. is back in court this afternoon. We're told the 4pmET hearing is a status conference, so Judge Gammerman may not rule on anything. However, some of the issues still outstanding: the deposition from Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone and a motion to dismiss the case. The... [TVNewser]

CNet Helps CBS in Otherwise Dismal Quarter - Posted February 18, 2009
Revenue at CBS Interactive more than tripled to $186 million in the fourth quarter due in large part to the acquisition of CNet Networks. CBS Corp. acquired CNet last June for $1.8 billion. Overall, CBS Corp. revenue fell 6% to $3.53 billion. Fourth quarter profit fell 52% on weaker ad sales. Revenue from... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Redstone Out At Midway Games -- Dad Is Happy? - Posted November 10, 2008
While blood may be thicker than water in some cases, in the Redstone family, it's as slippery as oil. Midway Games chairman Shari Redstone sacrificed herself by resigning to help buck up an... [FishbowlLA]

Viacom Having Issues -- No Party, Fire Sale - Posted November 4, 2008
Viacom domo Sumner Redstone hates to admit it, but he's having some troubles with his flagship National Amusements Inc.... [FishbowlLA]

Redstone Stands Firm: I Ain't Selling CBS Or Viacom - Posted October 23, 2008
Viacom major domo Sumner Redstone, responding to all the gossip about how much he's struggling to keep his loans paid off, flat out told the Wall Street Journal: "Not a chance" that I'm sellin'. And he means his most lucrative properties: CBS network and Viacom Inc. Unclear whe... [FishbowlLA]

Sumner Redstone: From Bad to Worse - Posted October 22, 2008
Sumner Redstone is arguably having a worse month than John McCain. First he was forced to sell off $233 million worth of CBS and Viacom shares earlier this month durin... [Fishbowl NY]

Sumner Redstone: From Bad to Worse - Posted October 22, 2008
Sumner Redstone is arguably having a worse month than John McCain. First he was forced to sell off $233 million worth of CBS and Viacom shares earlier this month durin... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 10.21.08 - Posted October 21, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Mu... [FishbowlDC]

Heyward, Moonves To Be Deposed in Rather Suit - Posted July 17, 2008
The judge in Dan Rather's case against his former employer has ordered CBS to produce several witnesses for depositions including former CBS News president Andrew Heyward and CBS CEO ... [TVNewser]

Cooking Up Media Deals With Rachael Ray, and a Murdoch Scion Sighting - Posted July 9, 2008
Dan Cox, on special assignment for FishbowlLA, covering the 2008 Sun Valley Media Conference.Ken Lowe, President and CEO of the Scripps company (formerly Scripps Howard) was morose at th... [FishbowlLA]

Breaking: Dan Rather Ruling: Let the Spin Begin! - Posted April 10, 2008
A judge has issued a ruling on CBS's motion to dismiss Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit. In short, some aspects (and defendants) of the suit were thrown out, but the suit will proce... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 11.19.07 - Posted November 19, 2007
Good morning Washington. National Journal reports, "Average time spent consuming news on a typical workday," broken down by type of Washingtonian. The Pew Talk Show Index for November 4-9 ... [FishbowlDC]

WGA Strike 07: What You Need to Know - Posted November 8, 2007
So, is the picket line where the cool kids hang? Nina Bargiel walked the walk and got a history lesson for her pains. Bryan Burrough writes about the school yard fight between Sumner Redstone and David Geffen in the ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 10.10.07 - Posted October 9, 2007
Good morning Washington. Overwhelmingly, Joe Biden is your Democratic candidate of choice. An ABC release announced, "For the week of October 1-5, 'World News with Charles Gibson' was the most-watched evening newscast among Total Viewers, Ho... [FishbowlDC]

CBS Has Eye For CNN - Posted June 4, 2007
There are only so many budding media mergers we can follow at this point, but it appears CBS chief Sumner Redstone is sweet on CNN, should Time Warner decide to sell. Viva Variety: CBS chairman ... [Fishbowl NY]

CBS Has Eye For CNN - Posted June 4, 2007
There are only so many budding media mergers we can follow at this point, but it appears CBS chief Sumner Redstone is sweet on CNN, should Time Warner decide to sell. Viva Variety: CBS chairman ... [FishbowlNY]

Jann Wenner Wishes He Sold Rolling Stone To MTV When He Had The Chance - Posted April 19, 2007
Wenner [left] at the National Magazine Awards in May 2006 As Rolling Stone preps its New Yorker-style DVD archive project and 40th anniversary issue, founder Jann Wenner has had some time to reflect on his professional regrets. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jann Wenner Wishes He Sold Rolling Stone To MTV When He Had The Chance - Posted April 19, 2007
Wenner [left] at the National Magazine Awards in May 2006 As Rolling Stone preps its New Yorker-style DVD archive project and 40th anniversary issue, founder Jann Wenner has had some time to reflect on his professional regrets. ... [FishbowlNY]

Daily Show Addresses Viacom-YouTube Suit - Posted March 23, 2007
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Daily Show Addresses Viacom-YouTube Suit - Posted March 23, 2007
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Air America | Sumner Redstone | Graydon Carter | TMZ | Today | Reader's Digest Raids Cond&eacute Nast | Bids Due For Dennis - Posted March 14, 2007
Why Graydon Carter: Wants a celebrity clubhouse on Waverly. [NYO] Inside Air America's: Money troubles. [Village Voice]... [Fishbowl NY]

Air America | Sumner Redstone | Graydon Carter | TMZ | Today | Reader's Digest Raids Cond&eacute Nast | Bids Due For Dennis - Posted March 14, 2007
Why Graydon Carter: Wants a celebrity clubhouse on Waverly. [NYO] Inside Air America's: Money troubles. [Village Voice]... [FishbowlNY]

Reviewing Good's Media Issue Like A Rock Record - Posted February 23, 2007
Good, the Los Angeles-based startup for "people who give a damn," has made it to its 3rd issue, and already has the gumption (nay, balls) to put out a "media issue." They seem to have a fan in Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter, who contributes a foreword-style essay on his favorite... [Fishbowl NY]

Reviewing Good's Media Issue Like A Rock Record - Posted February 23, 2007
Good, the Los Angeles-based startup for "people who give a damn," has made it to its 3rd issue, and already has the gumption (nay, balls) to put out a "media issue." They seem to have a fan in Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter, who contributes a foreword-style essay on his favorite... [FishbowlNY]

Murdoch's Millions | Gutfield's 'Red Eye' | Molly Ivins' 'Sexually Suggestive Phrase' | Sumner's Suit | Leitch's Deadspin - Posted February 5, 2007
New York Times' Keller: 'Platform-agnostic." [Marketwatch] Japanese Women: Obsessed with Nick's SpongeBob Squarepants. [... [Fishbowl NY]

Murdoch's Millions | Gutfield's 'Red Eye' | Molly Ivins' 'Sexually Suggestive Phrase' | Sumner's Suit | Leitch's Deadspin - Posted February 5, 2007
New York Times' Keller: 'Platform-agnostic." [Marketwatch] Japanese Women: Obsessed with Nick's SpongeBob Squarepants. [... [FishbowlNY]

Agreement Fizzles, Viacom Threatens Legal Action Against YouTube - Posted February 2, 2007
We all knew $1.65 billion would buy someone's ire Viacom is ... [Fishbowl NY]

Agreement Fizzles, Viacom Threatens Legal Action Against YouTube - Posted February 2, 2007
We all knew $1.65 billion would buy someone's ire Viacom is ... [FishbowlNY]

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