Will Wall Street Warm Up to AT&T-DirecTV Deal?

Now that the formal acquisition plan has been unveiled, AT&T and DirecTV execs undoubtedly will be eagerly awaiting Wall Streeters’ reaction to the deal. Top analysts have been unimpressed by the potential combo, based on reaction issued in resp.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 15th, 2017

Will Wall Street Warm Up to AT&T-DirecTV Deal?

Now that the formal acquisition plan has been unveiled, AT&T and DirecTV execs undoubtedly will be eagerly awaiting Wall Streeters’ reaction to the deal. Top analysts have been unimpressed by the potential combo, based on reaction issued in resp.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 15th, 2017

Charlize Theron’s ‘Dark Places’ Airing on DirecTV 2 Months Ahead of Theatrical Release

Charlize Theron’s crime drama “Dark Places” has launched on DirecTV — seven weeks ahead of its theatrical release. DirecTV announced Thursday that customers can watch “Dark Places” on DirecTV Cinema through Aug. 6. A24 will begin the theat.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 19th, 2015

CBS Corp. Sets Carriage Deal With DirecTV Now

CBS Corp. has come to terms with AT&T on a carriage deal that will bring CBS-owned TV stations, Showtime, the CW and Pop to the DirecTV Now streaming service. CBS was the last holdout among the parent companies of the Big Four broadcast networks. DirecTV Now launched last November as AT&T’s foray into the low-cost... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 7th, 2017

Don Cheadle & Andrew Rannells to Star in Showtime Comedy!

Don Cheadle and Andrew Rannells are set to star in the upcoming comedy pilot Ball Street, which was ordered by Showtime. Longtime collaborators Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are directing and executive producing the pilot. Ball Street “kicks off on Oct. 19, 1987 — aka Black Monday, the day of the worst stock market crash [...] Don Cheadle and Andrew Rannells are set to star in the upcoming comedy pilot Ball Street, which was ordered by Showtime. Longtime collaborators Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are directing and executive producing the pilot. Ball Street “kicks off on Oct. 19, 1987 — aka Black Monday, the day of the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. The potential series will explore who caused it as it revolves around a group of outsiders who take on Wall Street,” according to THR. This will mark a return to Showtime for Don, who starred in House of Lies for the network......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 7th, 2017

Raycom-DirecTV Standoff Ends With Deal; Service Restored For 43 Stations

Just in time for today's season-opening NFL games, Raycom Media and DirecTV settled their fee dispute with a new deal that puts 43 broadcast stations back on the satcaster's service. The two sides did not disclose terms of the deal. The deal was not enti.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineDec 13th, 2014

FCC Chairman Circulates Proposal To Approve AT&T-DirecTV Deal

Looks like AT&T’s purchase of DirecTV is coming in for a landing at the FCC. "An order recommending that the AT&T/DirecTV transaction be approved with conditions has circulated to the Commissioners,” Chairman Tom Wheeler says. The prop.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJul 22nd, 2015

Taylor Swift Might Be Appearing on "GMA" Later This Month!

It’s looking more and more likely that Taylor Swift might have new music coming out soon because a Good Morning America appearance seems to be in the works! DIRECTV, a cable service that Taylor is partnered with, has her listed as a guest for the August 31 episode of the ABC morning show. A fan [...] It’s looking more and more likely that Taylor Swift might have new music coming out soon because a Good Morning America appearance seems to be in the works! DIRECTV, a cable service that Taylor is partnered with, has her listed as a guest for the August 31 episode of the ABC morning show. A fan captured the listing and posted a screencap online, though it’s not currently listed anymore, so we can’t confirm the validity. Taylor removed nearly all of the posts from her social media accounts on Friday (August 18), leading fans to believe the start of her new music era is almost here. DIRECTV is showing that Taylor is appearing on Good Morning America on August 31st, which is 13 days away! #TS6IsComing pic.twitter.com/GrFAHRnyI2 — Taylor Swift Updates (@TSwiftLA) August 18, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 18th, 2017

Hi, I’m Rob Lowe and I’m out of work Rob Lowe from DirecTV

It is a sad day in the advertising because Comcast’s complaints reportedly got DirecTV to pull their Rob Lowe ad campaign. According to CNBC, the Council of Better Business Bureaus’ National Advertising Division ruled against DirecTV, saying t.....»»

Category: topSource: seriouslyomgApr 9th, 2015

AT&T eyes football in DirecTV buy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the hidden benefits of AT&T's $48.5 billion planned purchase of DirecTV is that it raises the possibility of making DirecTV's programming crown jewel, NFL Sunday Ticket, more broadly available on mobile devices......»»

Category: topSource: yahooJul 13th, 2017

DirecTV Profit Rises in Q2, as World Cup Gives Latin America a Kick

DirecTV topped Wall Street earnings estimates for the second quarter of 2014, with coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in particular helping to boost results for its Latin America business. Overall revenue of $8.1 billion for the period was up 5%, slightl.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 15th, 2017

Margot Robbie Trusted Martin Scorsese Not To ‘Exploit Her Nudity’ In Wolf Of Wall Street

Margot Robbie has revealed that she was worried about stripping naked for her role in Martin Scorsese’s new movie The Wolf Of Wall Street, in which she stars opposite Leonardo Dicaprio and Jonah Hill. The Australian beauty has an enviable body, but she’s not always keen to show it off unless it is warranted. According […] The post Margot Robbie Trusted Martin Scorsese Not To ‘Exploit Her Nudity’ In Wolf Of Wall Street appeared first on Entertainmentwise......»»

Category: topSource: dailystabAug 18th, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci"s Wife Reportedly Files for Divorce Amid His Controversial Rant

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has only been in his position for a week, but his personal life seems to be taking a toll already. The 53-year-old former Wall Street financier has reportedly split from his wife Deidre Ball, who has filed for divorce, according to Page Six. “Deidre has left him and has [...] White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has only been in his position for a week, but his personal life seems to be taking a toll already. The 53-year-old former Wall Street financier has reportedly split from his wife Deidre Ball, who has filed for divorce, according to Page Six. “Deidre has left him and has filed for divorce,” a source told the outlet. “She liked the nice Wall Street life and their home on Long Island, not the insane world of D.C. She is tired of his naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits’ end. She has left him even though they have two children together.” Deidre and Anthony started dating in 2011 and it’s believed that they tied the knot back in 2014. “Deidre is not a fan of Trump, and she hasn’t exactly been on board and supportive of Anthony and his push to get back into the White House,” another source said. “I don’t know who Deidre thought she was marrying but anyone who knows Anthony knows he’s an ambitious man.” The news comes just a day after Anthony made headlines for a NSFW rant in an interview with The New Yorker, in which he spoke negatively about Trump‘s chief of staff Reince Priebus and White House adviser Steve Bannon......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 28th, 2017

Fox Business Network Picks Up ‘Wall Street Week’

“Wall Street Week,” the venerable business-news program that aired for more than three decades on PBS, is back – on Fox Business Network. The 21st Century Fox-owned outlet said that it would launch “Wall Street Week” on Frid.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 15th, 2016

Jon Snow"s Wight-Hunting Party Ends With The Biggest Game Of Thrones Death Yet! Get The Beyond The Wall Recap!

It's a wight-hunting party and we'll cry if we want to! And with the major (yes, MAJOR) casualty Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) last-ditch plan resulted in, we certainly teared up during this week's Game of Thrones. Video: Kit Does His Best Impression Of A Dragon! There were quite a few moments in Beyond The Wall that struck a [...] It's a wight-hunting party and we'll cry if we want to! And with the major (yes, MAJOR) casualty Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) last-ditch plan resulted in, we certainly teared up during this week's Game of Thrones. Video: Kit Does His Best Impression Of A Dragon! There were quite a few moments in Beyond The Wall that struck a chord: sisters plotting against sisters, mothers losing children, and aunts having naughty thoughts about their nephews. How are fans supposed to feel about all this? Read the recap of the latest hour (below) to find out! Blistering Bonding The episode kicked off with the Fellowship of The White (that's Jon Snow, Jorah Mormont, Thoros of Myr, Beric Dondarrion, Tormund, The Hound, Gendry, and a few disposable extras) trudging their way North of the wall on their impossibly dangerous mission to capture a wight to prove to Cersei the Army of the Dead is real. The party gets a lot of fun bonding screen time as they trek through the tundra. Gendry complains about how cold AF the North is. Tormund suggests that Jon get over his pride and bend the knee to Dany. Gendry complains some more about Thoros and Beric selling him off to Melisandre. The Hound tells Gendry to stop his whinging. Jon and Jorah discuss their daddy issues and swords and honor but don't bring up how they're both in love with Dany. Still With This Letter? Back at Winterfell, Littlefinger's plan to drive a wedge between the Stark sisters is going smoothly. Too smoothly, in fact, because Arya (Maisie Williams) is kind of being a Faceless drag about that raven-letter Sansa was forced to write when she was in the Lannister's hold back in season 2. Arya concludes that Sansa (Sophie Turner) is worried she'll show the letter to the lords of the North and destroy her image as Lady of the North. Sansa's all, "you wouldn't dare," and Arya's like "bitch, I just might." We cut through the subtext to save you from another long winded chat overlooking the courtyard. (Get to the point, Arya, there's only one episode left this season!) Meanwhile at Dragonstone, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Dany (Emilia Clarke) discuss their upcoming meeting with Cersei. After the Hand tells the Dragon Queen she kind of overreacted when she impulsively decided to fry both Tarlys last week, Tyrion reminds Dany that she wanted to "break the wheel" of merciless rulers. Tyrion then pushes his luck by bringing up the subject of Dany's successor, reminding her that she can't have children (read the room, Tyrion.) Dany will only discuss this matter after she sits on the Iron Throne. Beary Close Call Up North, the men continue to bond (it's a long trip!) -- Tormund tells The Hound how he plans to have giant warrior babies with Brienne of Tarth. The Hound makes a subtle comment about Brienne almost(?) killing him for fans to giggle over. Beric and Jon discuss the meaning of life and why they were brought back from death. Beric tells Jon the Lord of the Light chose them to stay alive to protect and save lives -- an answer that seems to satisfy the always-brooding King in the North. The bonding gets put on pause when the party gets attacked by an undead polar bear. One of the extras is killed, and the bear begins to maul Thoros sort of like that scene in The Revenant. Except this time, there are flaming swords that kill the bear before Thoros becomes totally useless for the mission. He's really a good sport about it. After this encounter, the band of brothers finally sets sight on a white walker and his clan of backup wights. A brief battle filled with zombie gurgle SFX ends up with Jon taking out the lead walker -- which effectively incinerates all of the wights except one. This special wight they capture, but not before he summons the rest of the army with a zombie screech. Run, Gendry, Run! Knowing trouble is on the way, Jon orders Gendry to run back to Eastwatch and send a raven to Daenerys -- because he's the fastest, and because we all want to see the Hound use Gendry's hammer. Gendry reluctantly dashes off as the wights appear -- prompting Jon's party to run across a frozen lake to a small island. The wights close in on the humans until the ice breaks and a good chunk of them fall into the water. Our heroes are now trapped in a frozen wasteland surrounded by the army of the dead. Night passes, and the band of brothers realizes they will soon freeze to death. Oh wait, Thoros already froze to death. Awkward. Pour one out for the homie. Jorah and Jon deduce that killing a white walker will also kill all the wights they've created. Beric concludes that killing the Night King, who is stoically watching them from a snowy bank, will kill them all. Good to know! Gendry makes it back to Eastwatch and collapses before the gate. The guards come out and he gasps about sending ravens to Dany. You done good, kid. More Bad Ideas After receiving an invitation to King's Landing, Sansa sends a reluctant Brienne on her behalf. Brienne is worried about leaving the Lady with Littlefinger -- who, earlier in the episode, reminded her that Brienne would be the only one to stand in the way if either Stark sister conspired to harm the other. Clearly, Sansa's more worried about Arya. Oh, just you wait, Lady... At Dragonstone, Dany climbs aboard Drogon against Tyrion's advice. Putting her own life at risk, she takes off for the North on a rescue mission with Rhaegal and Viserion in tow. Frost Bite Jon and his iced comrades are in trouble. After the Hound starts throwing rocks at the wights, they learn the water around them has finally frozen solid again. This causes the wights to advance, and an epic fight ensues. Wights close in on every corner, and it's a dire situation for our heros. Tormund almost gets ripped apart, but is saved by the Hound at the (very) last second. Nice! The last extra in their party isn't so lucky, and falls into a pack of snow-zombies who do what zombies do best. All while their captured wight lies on the ground making zombie hisses. It's looking grim for the comrades, until Dany comes flying in to save them with her dragons! The place is then LIT THE FUCK UP with fire. Skeleton warriors are set ablaze! Drogon swoops down and everyone climbs aboard! Except motherfucking Jon Snow, who is still fighting. Meanwhile, the Night King reaches for his mystical ice-spear and launches it javelin style. No, not at Jon -- at Viserion flying in the sky! Yeah, this fucker has impressive upper body strength -- because that ice-spear travels hundreds of feet in the air and fatally hits Viserion right in his dragon heart. Close up of heartbroken Dany as one of her children (albeit, the one named after her evil brother) sinks into the icy waters. Sad! The Night King readies another ice-spear as Jon is overtaken by some wights and falls below the ice. Too slow, Jon Snow. Dany takes off, and the second ice-spear BARELY misses a fleeing Drogon. Seconds later, Jon surfaces. The wights notice and savagely dash towards him, but he's saved at the last second by -- who else? -- Uncle Benjen! The sort-of-undead Stark slaps Jon on a horse and sends him back to the Wall before proceeding to take down the oncoming horde with that fiery skull thing he likes to whip around. Thankfully, Jon makes it back to Eastwatch. He's loaded onto a Targaryen ship, where Dany marvels over his heroic stabwounds/even more heroic abs. Consider her fire lit. Snoopy Starks At Winterfell, Sansa sneaks into Arya's room and finds her genuinely unsettling bag of faces. Then things get even creepier when Arya basically manifests in a puff of smoke and slowly creeps toward her sister with her hands behind her back. Arya reveals the deadly skills she picked up at the House of Black and White and threatens to chop of Sansa's face so she can finally feel what it's like to wear those pretty dresses. Um... or you can just, like, borrow one, Arya? Sansa is left feeling unsafe and creeped out. Fire and Ice On the ship, Jon wakes up to find Dany at his bedside. He apologizes on behalf of her reptilian loss, and she swears to help him defeat the Night King. Jon then one ups her and agrees to bend the knee, calling her "my queen." Heavy hand holding and sexy eyes follows. Dany leaves all flustered. This is happening, people! Back up north, the wights work together to carry Viserion's giant corpse out of the lake with chains. The Night king comes over and delivers a game changing blow with the touch of his mystically cursed, undead hands: the dragon opens his now-blue eye, officially resurrected as a white walker flyer! Yup, we finally got our long-rumored ice dragon! Now for that season finale.... [Image via HBO.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 21st, 2017

With One Choice On ‘The Wall,’ Contestants’ Cash Can Rise Or Fall

While part of winning money on NBC's The Wall is based on skill, the other part is a lot more random -- it literally depends on which way the ball bounces. This makes it difficult for some contestants to know whether to take the winnings they've already accumulated, or risk losing it all to try [...] While part of winning money on NBC’s The Wall is based on skill, the other part is a lot more random — it literally depends on which way the ball bounces. This makes it difficult for some contestants to know whether to take the winnings they’ve already accumulated, or risk losing it all to try for a bigger cash haul. Host Chris Hardwick told us the gut-wrenching choices faced by the contestants along the way help make The Wall one of the most intriguing game shows on television. (Click on the media bar below to hear Chris Hardwick) The Wall airs Thursday nights at 9/8c, after Hollywood Game Night, on NBC. Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: AC.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakJul 17th, 2017

Consumers Group, Public Interest Org Respond To AT&T-DirecTV Deal

Following Sunday’s unanimous board approval of AT&T‘s $48.5 billion deal to buy satcaster DirecTV, DC-based public interest group Public Knowledge and Consumers Union, the public policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, called for.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineJul 15th, 2017

NBA"s John Wall -- Gets $20k Portrait From Famed Street Artist

John Wall had a pretty great birthday party last night -- with celebs, and cake and a $20,000 portrait from a famous street artist, TMZ Sports has learned.  Wall -- who turns 25 on Sunday -- hit up Koi in West Hollywood for a bday bash thrown….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzSep 4th, 2015

This Sesame Street-Parody Of Despacito Is The Cutest Thing You"ll See Today! WATCH!

Eat your heart out, Justin Bieber! On Monday, Sesame Street released its version of the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee summer anthem Despacito where Ernie — joined by Rosita and Bert — pays homage to El Patito, which is Spanish for his rubber duckie! Related: Sesame Street Parodies Real Housewives Although Bert complains, "Oh no, not this song [...] Eat your heart out, Justin Bieber! On Monday, Sesame Street released its version of the Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee summer anthem Despacito where Ernie -- joined by Rosita and Bert -- pays homage to El Patito, which is Spanish for his rubber duckie! Related: Sesame Street Parodies Real Housewives Although Bert complains, "Oh no, not this song again," he eventually sings along after realizing how darn catchy the tune is! This just prove that puppets -- and people -- love the reggaeton-pop song! See all the fun (below)! [Image via Sesame Street/YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 23rd, 2017

Listen To This: A Little Bit Of Rest On The Seventh Day!

We couldn't think of a more appropriate song for today! It boggles us why Hayley Orrantia is not a big superstar in country music! She's so talented! She writes so well! She sings so well! She's warm, sweet, relatable and very pretty! She's the whole package and we've got a big ol' crush on her AND this song! Give [...] We couldn't think of a more appropriate song for today! It boggles us why Hayley Orrantia is not a big superstar in country music! She's so talented! She writes so well! She sings so well! She's warm, sweet, relatable and very pretty! She's the whole package and we've got a big ol' crush on her AND this song! Give Me Back Sunday is pure country! Beautiful storytelling! Whistful! Romantic! It feels like home! Wrap yourselves up with this warm blanket above! Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Hayley Orrantia!.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 10th, 2017

AT&T-DirecTV deal set to close after approval from FCC

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV is set to close after winning approval Friday from the Federal Communications Commission......»»

Category: topSource: yahooJul 26th, 2015