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‘Tonight Show’ cuts a bunch of staffers

HollywoodNews.com: Something is going on with ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ as it has reportedly cut about 20 staffers. It is reported that Comcast, which owns NBC, decided to cut the staffers along with Leno taking a pay cut, states TMZ. It is reported that this is going on while[...]

Donald Trump explains his presidential decision

HollywoodNews.com: Donald Trump has sort of made the decision to not run for president, but now he is revealing the exact reason for this and it isn’t because he thought he’d lose. Trump admitted that the success of ‘The Apprentice’ kept him out of the presidential competition, states Hollyscoop. “I have[...]

Charlie Sheen adds major venues to expanding tour

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Charlie Sheen is a bona-fide rock star, a road dog with a taste for the live crowd. His impromptu tour, currently dubbed the “Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option” extravaganza, is adding new cities at a rapid clip. THR reports that Sheen’s show “has sold out[...]

WRITERS GUILD STATEMENT ON COMCAST-NBC UNIVERSAL MERGER

Hollywoodnews.com: The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) today issued the following statement on the Comcast-NBC Universal merger: “After a thorough review of yesterday’s announcements by the FCC and DOJ, the WGAW disagrees with their decisions approving the Comcast-NBCU merger. Even with the conditions placed on the merger by the FCC[...]

Horror hub FEARnet launching as a cable channel

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We’re not trying to terrify our audiences this morning. Honestly. But in the wake of the “Exorcist” announcement (it’s coming to Blu-ray in October), more great news for horror buffs hit the wires. The Web site FEARnet, a must-visit, multi-platform portal for thrill geeks, is about to[...]

Variety turns to Greek politician for headline story

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Variety, ever hoping to stay current, has revived an ancient Greek politician in their headlines today. The lead story in the Hollywood trade mag may confuse young readers. “Solons Hammer Comcast on Diversity” is the ‘top story’ on Variety.com which is pushed out to subscribers. Now, it’s not “salons”[...]

Soccer World Cup: Comcast Launches Three Spanish Channels in HD

hollywoodnews.com – Sports News: Just in time for the kickoff of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Comcast announced the launch of the high-definition (HD) versions of the three most popular Spanish-language broadcast networks throughout its Chicago service area. Beginning today, Comcast customers in the Chicago market with HD television service[...]

NBCUNI renews Zucker

The Hollywood Reporter reports that NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker has signed a new three-year contract to secure him at the company through 2013. Zucker will be heading the new company comprised of Comcast and GE, but probably won’t start until another year due to the delay in waiting for[...]

Comcast buys NBCU

Deadline.com has reported that Comcast has agreed on a $13.75 billion price tag for a share of NBC Universal to create the nation’s largest cable and entertainment company. The breakdown of the allotment of the money will be $6.5 billion in cash going to GE and a promise to contribute[...]