‘Saturday Night Live’ Scores Another Bingo With Trump Versus Clinton

After that massive comedy fail a few days ago by the real-life Donald and Hillary, Saturday Night Lives serial political smackdown with Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon could have recycled an old Laurel & Hardy script tonight and still won the week. The show isn’t resting, though, and the bit’s victories rolled on.
With host Tom Hanks playing Fox News’ Chris Wallace, SNL‘s opening sketch targeted, of course, the third and final presidential debate – “It’s like the third Lor…

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Solange To Play SNL Next Month Alongside Host Benedict Cumberbatch

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 07:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Solange Knowles attends "A Seat At The Table", a listening event for Solange's new album at Saint Heron House on October 7, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images)Solange scored her first #1 album this month with A Seat At The Table, and here’s another first for her: She’ll be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live’s 11/5 episode alongside host Benedict Cumberbatch. It’ll be the last episode before Election Day, so it should be interesting even beyond the promise of … More »

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes to Exit After AT&T Deal Closes

If all goes as planned with the AT&T merger, Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes will step down from his post a year or so shy of his 40th anniversary with the company. At the same time, Bewkes expects a big part of his legacy at the combined company to be the senior management team that… Read more »

Celebs & Shows Celebrate As Chicago Cubs Move To World Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ World Series hopes were dashed tonight when they were defeated by the Chicago Cubs in game six of the Major League Baseball National League championship series. But if it’s a bummer for die hard Dodgers fans, even Angelenos are happy tonight with the win, which sees the cubs headed to the World Series for the first time since 1945. That’s a long enough time, but should the Cubs win this year’s baseball finale, it’ll be the teams’ first…

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AT&T, Time Warner Pitch Merger as Way to Spark Media Industry in Search of Digital Crowds

In a famous advertising slogan, AT&T once urged customers to “reach out and touch someone.” Now the company once known as Ma Bell is facing a time when connecting with people has become increasingly more difficult. So it’s betting that a tie-up with Time Warner Inc. will put it in a better place to reach as… Read more »

Matthew McConaughey To Be Honored At Napa Valley Film Festival

Matthew McConaughey will receive the Caldwell Vineyards Maverick Actor Tribute at the 6th annual Napa Valley Film Festival, the festival organization has announced. The award honors outstanding contributions to the art of acting and cinematic story-telling.
Along with the tribute, McConaughey’s upcoming film Gold, directed by Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana), is set for a private VIP screening Thursday, November 10 at 9:00 AM at the Cameo Cinema in St. Helena. The…

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Watch Taylor Swift Play “This Is What You Came For” For The First Time At Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix Concert

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 22:  Singer/songwiter Taylor Swift perfoms onstage during the Formula 1 USGP on October 22, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Kern/LP5/Getty Images for TAS)Taylor Swift performed her first and only concert of the year at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas after Formula One’s US Grand Prix qualifying race tonight. In addition to hits from 1989 and Red (which came out four years ago today incidentally), she played “This Is What You Came For” live for … More »

The Music Business Week in Review (Oct. 17 to 21)

Last week, Amazon was on top. This week, however, a fight between longtime musician David Lowery and musician Ari Herstand flared up at DMN. Researchers also found freelance musicians more likely to be on medication. Bob Dylan refused once again any acknowledgement of the Nobel Prize. Here’s the music business week in review. Monday kicked […]

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