AT&T Bids For Yahoo As Verizon And Others Prepare For New Round: Report

AT&T has changed its mind about bidding for Yahoo, and is challenging Verizon — and others — in the effort to buy the struggling internet company, Bloomberg reports.
There’s no word on how much AT&T has offered for Yahoo’s core internet assets. A second round of bids are due the first week of June.
AT&T declined to comment.
The telco had been involved in the process through its YP Holdings, which runs the company’s Yellow Pages business — now mostly a digital operation…


Brand Exec Marissa Klaff Joins Brillstein Entertainment Partners As Manager

Brillstein Entertainment Partners has hired entertainment brand marketing specialist Marissa Klaff as a manager.
In her new role, former Platinum Rye executive Klaff will help Brillstein’s expansion in commercial endorsements and licensing. She will work closely with the company’s managers in L.A. and NY and the commercial agents and publicists who work with Brillstein clients and managers in the commercial area.
Klaff has spent the last eight years as Director of Talent…


McDonald’s Makes Green and Red Angry Birds Burgers, Just Makes People Angry

Time was, McDonald’s put toys in their Happy Meals to promote movies. Now they just dye their burgers, we guess. McDonald’s China is making chicken and pork sandwiches with special red and green buns in advance of the Angry Birds Movie, and they’re hardly a welcoming sight.

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Bryan Cranston Goes Deep Undercover in ‘The Infiltrator’ Trailer

“This is what I do — I’m an undercover narcotics agent,” Bryan Cranston declares at the beginning of Broad Green’s new trailer for “The Infiltrator.” Cranston portrays undercover U.S. customs agent Robert Mazur, who became a pivotal pawn for drug lords in the 1980s after cleaning their dirty cash by trading on mob connections. He… Read more »

Ratings: ‘The Voice’ Tops ‘Dancing With the Stars’ in Battle of Reality Show Finales

In a battle of reality show finales, NBC’s “The Voice” got the best of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” in key demos on Tuesday, with both shows down noticeably from last year and again paying the price of head-to-head combat. Impacting the ratings for last night’s reality show finales was another strong delivery for the… Read more »

Thomas Haden Church Signs With UTA

EXCLUSIVE: Thomas Haden Church, who co-stars in HBO’s upcoming comedy series Divorce toplined by Sarah Jessica Parker, has signed with UTA. On the film side, the Oscar-nominated actor is next up in Sony’s Crash Pad opposite Domhnall Gleeson and Christina Applegate.
Church’s recent credits include Paramount’s Daddy’s Home, Warner Bros’ Max, Sony’s Heaven Is For Real and Fox’s Cameron Crowe pic We Bought A Zoo. He was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor
Oscar in 2005…


‘NCIS’ Showrunner Gary Glasberg Inks New Overall Deal With CBS TV Studios

Gary Glasberg, executive producer/showruner of NCIS and creator/executive producer of NCIS: New Orleans, has signed a three-year overall deal extension with CBS Television Studios, the studio behind the NCIS franchise.
Under the pact, Glasberg will continue as showrunner on NCIS and executive producer on both the mothership series and offshoot NCIS: New Orleans. Additionally, he will develop new projects for broadcast, cable, and streaming services.
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‘The Voice’ & ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Finale Ratings Fall From 2015, NBA Playoffs Score With Warriors’ Loss

The season finales of The Voice (2.1/7) and Dancing With The Stars (1.6/5) saw winners, special guests and showstoppers galore last night while the end of the latest run of The Flash (1.2/5) hit the reset button and left a lot of potential crossover crumbs for down the DC Universe road.
We’ll get to those Big 4 and CW finales and more in a sec but on a competitive night another set of winners were TNT and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The latter beat the current champs the…


‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 3 Gets Premiere Date On Netflix

Netflix has announced (via a very cute promo) that the third season of its adult animated comedy Bojack Horseman will launch on Friday, July 22.
In the third go-round, BoJack is grappling with his legacy while trudging through an increasingly turbulent Oscar campaign for his star-making turn in the Secretariat biopic. BoJack struggles with how he’ll ultimately be remembered by his fans and what lasting impact he’s made on those closest to him. The voice cast includes Will…