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How Will the FCC’s Tom Wheeler Get Past His Image Problem? His detractors think he’s conflict of interest incarnate

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has an image problem. The New Yorker’s article about him on the occasion of his confirmation last year was called “Obama’s Bad Pick.” In the piece,…

October 6, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT

What Do Millennials Really Want? From their favorite digital devices to Lena Dunham, here’s what we learned

What do you think of when you hear or read the word millennial? Perhaps a smartphone-addicted twentysomething who spends her free time posting selfies on Instagram, sharing BuzzFeed lists on Facebook and creating…

October 6, 2014, 8:04 AM EDT

Reading Rainbow Host LeVar Burton Binge-Watched Game of Thrones Before He Read the Books And he gets most of his news from Twitter

Specs Who LeVar Burton Age 57 Claim to fame Emmy-winning actor (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation); host and producer of Reading Rainbow; author of the children’s book The Rhino Who Swallowed a…

October 6, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT

NFL Tops Jeter's Last Game in Twitter TV Ratings Cowboys-Saints contest takes first place

NBC’s Sunday Night Football contest between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys came out on top of Nielsen’s TV Twitter ratings for sports programs this past week. The game was…

September 30, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

Shonda Rhimes Smashes It in TV Twitter Ratings Scandal’s Season 4 premiere dominates the competition

Shonda Rhimes is on a roll in Nielsen’s TV Twitter ratings. The producer and screenwriter’s steamy Scandal, set in Washington D.C., generated the most Twitter traffic last week. It inspired…

September 30, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

The 5 Artiest Simpsons Couch Gags Banksy, Don Hertzfeldt and more

All hail the dark lord of the twin moons! How quickly we forget what an art school nerd Matt Groening is. Every so often, producers of The Simpsons get one of…

September 29, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

Marriott Launches Global Creative and Content Marketing Studio Aims to be the go-to brand publisher for travel entertainment

Following the trend of marketers becoming publishers, Marriott International is launching a global creative and content marketing studio to handle internal work for its portfolio of 18 travel-related brands. "We view…

September 29, 2014, 10:33 AM EDT

As Genre Shows Go Mainstream, TV Execs Look to Novelists for the Next Hit Seeking another Game of Thrones

TV network options on books have exploded. Publishers Lunch, a trade that tracks book industry deals, lists an ever-increasing number of television options over the last few years, with 2013…

September 29, 2014, 12:44 AM EDT

GoPro and the NHL Have Signed a Deal That Will Give Hockey Fans a Player’s POV Footage will appear in promos, online and be woven into telecasts

Ever wonder what’s it like to be Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks streaking in on a breakaway? Or New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist blocking a 100 mph shot?…

September 29, 2014, 12:08 AM EDT

Why Does This Scandal Star Keep Tweeting in All Caps? Darby Stanchfield isn’t mad, she’s just 'Sassy Abby'

Specs Who Darby Stanchfield Age 43 Claim to fame Stars as Abby Whelan on ABC’s Scandal (Thursdays, 10/9c) Base Los Angeles Twitter @darbysofficial What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I usually look at Twitter…

September 29, 2014, 12:08 AM EDT

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