Viacom Shares Rise Amid Rumors of Board Blowout

Viacom shares were up more than 3% in trading Friday amid rumors that controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone is poised to replace the company’s board of directors. Viacom shares have been climbing all week as an extraordinary public battle has unfolded between Redstone and Viacom chairman-CEO Philippe Dauman. Shares spiked on Friday morning after CNBC’s David… Read more »

‘Red Nose Day’ Ratings Dim From 2015, NBA Playoffs Score Big, ‘500 Questions’ Returns Down

On a night that saw the Golden State Warriors comes back in the NBA Western Conference Finals to beat the series-leading Oklahoma City Thunder 120-111 in Game 5 on TNT, and ESPN had the eminently watchable 88th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, the Big 4 took a breath after wrapping the 2015-2016 season and heading into the long Memorial Day weekend
With that, last night’s 2-hour Red Nose Day (0.6/2) special on NBC raised over $31.5 million for charities that help…

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Y&R’s Ad for the Special Olympics Offers a Truly Remarkable Take on Fatherhood

Ahead of Father’s Day, Young & Rubicam Mexico launches a spot for the Special Olympics that follows an expectant dad in a frenzy of anticipation over an upcoming blessed event—the birth of his son. 

“When I found out you were coming, it was the happiest day of my life,” the voiceover begins. “A boy. A boy that would love football as much as I did. I waited nine long months, and then you were born. And you gave me the most unexpected surprise.”

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Jamie Dornan-Cillian Murphy WWII Drama ‘Anthropoid’ Gets Release Date

Bleecker Street has set World War II drama “Anthropoid,” starring Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy, for an Aug. 12 release in the U.S. The distributor made the announcement on Friday, the 74th anniversary of the mission “Operation Anthropoid” on May 27, 1942. Bleecker Street acquired U.S. rights to the drama two weeks ago from LD Entertainment… Read more »

‘Groundhog Day’ Actress Angela Paton Dies at 86

Angela Paton, best known for her role in “Groundhog Day,” died on Thursday in Oakland, Calif. She was 86. The actress was in hospice care after a recent heart attack, the Associated Press reports. Paton played Mrs. Lancaster, the small-town bed-and-breakfast owner where Bill Murray’s Phil Connors awakens in a panic every morning in the 1993 classic comedy…. Read more »

Joey Bada$$ – “Devastated”

Joey Badass - DevastatedThus far this year, the young Brooklyn rap sensation Joey Bada$$ has released new tracks like “Ready” and “Brooklyn’s Own.” Today, he’s shared another one called “Devastated,” and it shows a real progression for him. Whereas Bada$$’s earliest tracks were pure mid-’90s throwback, this one has a hooky and melodic delivery that places … More »