Claudia Eller returns to Variety after suspension over reporter spat

The return of Variety’s suspended editor-in-chief may require an enormous amount of bridge building in a new management structure that seems ripe for problems. Claudia Eller, who was suspended from her editor-in-chief job at Variety for five months over a spat with a reporter who called her out for saying she’s done enough to diversify… Go to Source

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HBO owner AT&T squeezed by losses in entertainment unit WarnerMedia

AT&T’s third quarter earnings were dragged down by the entertainment assets its recently acquired from Time Warner even as its new streaming service, HBO Max, continued to gain subscribers. The telecom giant behind Warner Bros. film studios and HBO said its profit for the three months ended in September fell to $2.8 billion, or 39… Go to Source

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Jeffrey Katzenberg’s video app Quibi is shutting down after six months

Quibi, the short-form video app founded by Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, is calling it quits after just six months. The high-profile startup — which raised a whopping $1.75 billion for an April launch that coincided with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic across the US — is shutting down amid slumping demand for its videos,… Go to Source

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Disney’s Bob Iger joins board of vegan dairy startup

Disney’s Bob Iger is joining his first outside board of directors since stepping down from the Apple board 13 months ago. The Mouse House executive chairman and former CEO will fill a founder-designated board seat on Perfect Day, a Berkeley, Calif.-based startup that uses fermentation to produce animal-free, flora-made dairy protein. “Innovation and leadership are… Go to Source

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Ex-Fox News anchor allegedly released explicit photos to shame rape accuser

A former Fox News anchor tried to “humiliate” and victim-shame an ex-staffer who is suing him for rape by releasing sexually explicit images and messages she allegedly sent him, her lawyers claim. Go to Source

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CNN’s Brian Stelter ripped over tweet about Jeffrey Toobin

Top CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter was ripped on Twitter on Tuesday for what critics called his sidestepping explanation of colleague Jeffrey Toobin’s online masturbation scandal. “Jeffrey Toobin has been sidelined at a pivotal moment in the run-up to the presidential election. The reason: He exposed himself during a Zoom call with New Yorker colleagues… Go to Source

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Jeffrey Toobin’s career in jeopardy after Zoom masturbation incident

The career of Jeffrey Toobin at the New Yorker and CNN is hanging in the balance after the famous journalist was reportedly seen masturbating on a Zoom call with colleagues, sources told Media Ink. The New Yorker — where Toobin has been a legal correspondent for decades, writing on everything from the O.J. Simpson trial… Go to Source

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