Cynthia Littleton

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Biden’s Antitrust Squeeze May Grease the Wheels for TV Deals (Column)

The Biden administration made a statement earlier this month when the Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit to block the $2.1 billion sale of Simon & Schuster. Merrick Garland’s body block of...

Christine Baranski Hails Stephen Sondheim as a Giant of Musical Theater: ‘We All Feel Like Orphans’

For Christine Baranski and a generation of musical theater stars, Stephen Sondheim, the legendary Broadway composer who died on Friday at 91, was nothing less than a father figure, a musical giant...

NBC’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Telecast Tops 25 Million Viewers, But Dips From 2020

NBC grabbed more than 25 million viewers on Thursday with its telecast of the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The three-hour special that aired 9 a.m.-noon in all time zones and the...

Korea’s CJ ENM Makes $1 Billion Bet on Endeavor Content to Become a Global Entertainment Player

South Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ ENM is making a nearly $1 billion bet to grow into a bigger player in the global content business by buying an an 80% stake in Endeavor...

Rich Frank’s Frank Family Vineyards Sold for $315 Million to Treasury Americas

Napa Valley’s Frank Family Vineyards has been acquired by Treasury Americas for $315 million. The winery has been owned and operated for 30 years by Rich Frank, former top executive at Disney...

How ‘Adele: One Night Only’ Special Avoided Rain, Found Its Marriage Proposal Couple and Captured L.A. From the Air

It only rains about one day in October in Los Angeles. That’s what Ben Winston discovered in his research earlier this year as the producer began to scope out the best possible...

Variety and Voices Magnified’s ‘Salute to Service’ Highlights Veterans Who Give Back

Military veterans who have transitioned to new forms of service in their civilian life were the focus of the second annual Variety and Voices Magnified “Salute to Service” special that aired Thursday...

Netflix Comedy ‘Uncoupled’ Drops Latina Housekeeper Character as Veteran Actor Speaks Out: ‘I’m Fed Up’

Ada Maris has been a working actor in TV and film since the mid-1980s. Over her long career, which includes co-starring in the NBC drama “Nurses,” 1986’s “About Last Night” and most...

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