TV Networks Are Cancelling Programs Right Left And Center! Here Is How Things Are Looking So Far

The number of multicamera comedies doubles (thanks, ‘Roseanne’) while an increased number of overall series met TV’s Grim Reaper this season. Following a frenzy of renewals, cancellations and new series orders, the five broadcast networks pedaled their 2018-19 lineup this week to Madison Avenue ad buyers, hoping that one of the family comedies, This Is Us-like soaps or reboots can become…

‘Sons of Anarchy’ star’s son commits suicide after battle with depression

“Sons of Anarchy” actor David Labrava on Wednesday said he was “broken” after announcing that his 16-year-old son committed suicide after years of “quietly suffering” from depression. Tycho Spelis Chiusano took his own life on Saturday, the announcement read. “Never in a million tears would I think I would be posting this,” Labrava wrote on Instagram. “This is my boy Tycho.…

VIP Packages For Glitzy Clinton Foundation Gala Cost $100,000

While the Clinton Foundation was believed to be on the down low after the 2016 election, it’s back, with a bang. The philanthropic organisation is throwing a glitzy gala featuring Shaggy (whose hits include “It Wasn’t Me”) and Sting (frontman for The Police). Fox News reported last year that the Clinton Global Initiative — a branch of the foundation which had hosted an annual conference…

Stormy Daniels Plays Herself in Star-Studded ‘SNL’ Cold Open

Scarlett Johansson, Ben Stiller, Martin Short and Jimmy Fallon also appeared in the busy opener. Saturday Night Live packed its cold open on May 5, bringing in several characters from the White House as played by current cast members and a slew of celebrity guests, including Stormy Daniels. Ben Stiller anchored the sketch with a reprisal of his impression of Trump…

Sony’s Music Operations Had a $7 Billion In Revenue Year

Sony’s recorded music division alone generated just over $4 billion, with streaming jumping 40 percent and physical seeing 3 percent growth. Sony’s music operations played a strong role in contributing to what the Wall Street Journal has called the best operating results in the history of the Sony Corporation. For the year ended March 31, Sony’s music operations — Sony Music Entertainment,…

Elle King Signs With Red Light Management

Elle King has signed with Red Light Management’s Mary Hilliard Harrington for representation, MM has confirmed. The “Ex’s & Oh’s” singer was formerly represented by Roc Nation’s Chris Knight (who also worked with her at Career Artist Management with Jordan Feldstein). Harrington and King have a nice history through Harrington’s  affiliation with Dierks Bentley, for whom she previously handled PR before assuming…

This Is How R Kelly Has Managed To Stay Put At Sony Despite Growing Claims Of Sexual Misconduct

The online #MuteRKelly campaign got a major boost this week when it joined forces with the Women of Color within the Time’s Up movement. Among the demands by the entities are further investigation into R&B superstar R. Kelly’s alleged sexual abuse of women and that Kelly’s longtime label home, Sony Music Entertainment’s RCA Records, drop his recording contract. Throughout the controversy, Sony…

Roc Nation Launches Television Division

It will be led by Patrick Reardon, formerly co-head of television for the Weinstein Company Roc Nation announced the launch of its new television division on Wednesday (May 2). It will be led by EVP, scripted and unscripted television, Patrick Reardon, who has been tasked to build and lead the division with a focus on developing and producing scripted and unscripted…

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