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The Parents Television Council Is Already Upset About What Nicki Minaj Will Do on Sunday Watchdogs foresee VMA lewdness

Really, you wonder if the Parents Television Council is secretly letting MTV write its press releases. Nicki Minaj's butt-heavy video for her new single Anaconda (why, yes, it does sample…

August 20, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT

What Did TV CEOs Tell Investors About the Weak Ad Market? Telcos, cars and CPG underspent on television

Now that second-quarter earnings are over for the media sector, we can finally take a good look at what senior media company executives actually said on calls to investors when…

August 20, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

Islamic State Militants Exploit Digital Services to Disseminate Video of Apparent Murder Journos promote photos of victim in happier times to counter

The group calling itself Islamic State (ISIS) did something truly abominable by any humane standard today: They posted onto several Internet video services footage of a masked, black-robed man appearing…

August 19, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT

Sharlto Copley and Michelle Forbes Will Star in PlayStation's Powers Susan Heyward plays a key role, too

Sharlto Copley will star as the lead in Powers, Sony PlayStation Network’s first foray into original programming. Copley, of District 9 and recent box office grand slam Maleficent, joins the…

August 18, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

Craig Ferguson May Get a New Talk Show In final talks with Tribune about syndicated series

Not only is Craig Ferguson not going away, but he's also showing up everywhere now. As predicted, Ferguson may return to the talk show circuit soon after he steps down…

August 18, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

House of Cards' Kevin Spacey Prank Calls Hillary Clinton But we're still not buying the Southern accent

Kevin Spacey, more or less in character as House of Cards' South Carolina politician Frank Underwood, stars in this ad for the Clinton Foundation, keyed to Bill Clinton's 68th birthday.…

August 18, 2014, 12:22 PM EDT

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Twitter Fail: Being a Perfectionist She ends up never tweeting anything

Specs Who Maggie Gyllenhaal Age 36 Accomplishments Stars in the BBC/SundanceTV miniseries The Honourable Woman (Thursdays 10/9c on SundanceTV); appears in the movie Frank (in theaters Aug. 15) Base New York  What’s the first information…

August 15, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

Is Product Placement the Savior or the Scourge of Entertainment? Hundreds shared their opinions at this week's #AdweekChat

As movies, TV and video become increasingly flexible, on-demand forms of entertainment, most types of advertising have struggled to keep pace. The big exception? Product placement. When your branding appears right…

August 15, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT

WGN America Continues String of Original Programs Two new scripted dramas join expanding series slate

WGN America is building on the successful release of two new original dramas earlier this year, Salem and Manhattan, with the announcement today of its next straight-to-series scripted drama, Titans.…

August 14, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT

ESPN Host Suspended Over Billboard Mocking LeBron Le Batard took aim at NBA star for leaving Miami Heat and rejoining Cleveland Cavaliers

ESPN Radio host Dan Le Batard was suspended for two days following a public jab at Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James.  The sportswriter and radio host drew ire from his superiors after buying…

August 12, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

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