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World Cup Broadcasters Offer Added Kick to Return on Pricey Rights Fees

Even if rights auctions proved underwhelming in many countries, the World Cup, which kicks off June 14 in Russia, remains the second-biggest global TV event outside of the Olympics and a brand booster for broadcasters in most parts of the world. But competition from less costly programming and shifting viewing habits pose challenges for those who splurged […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 14th, 2018

What's on TV Wednesday: The World Cup Semifinals and 'The Handmaid's Tale' - New York Times

New York TimesWhat's on TV Wednesday: The World Cup Semifinals and 'The Handmaid's Tale'New York TimesWatch the World Cup semifinals. And stream the season finale of “The Handmaid's Tale.” What's on TV. 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP 2 p.m. on Fox. To say that both England and Croatia are hungry to reach the World Cup finals would be a grave understatement.The Handmaid's Tale Season-Finale Recap: Beginnings and EndingsVulture'The Handmaid's Tale': Season 2, Episode 13 Recap: 19 Startling Moments in 'The Word'BillboardWhen Is 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 3? There Are Still 200 Years Of Gilead History To ExploreBustleHollywood Reporter -Variety -PEOPLE.com -Los Angeles Timesall 79 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 11th, 2018

Kylian Mbappe"s Rumored Girlfriend Alicia Aylies Supports Him at World Cup Game!

All eyes are on 19-year-old soccer player Kylian Mbappe after he helped France win over Argentina during the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup! The young star scored two goals in a five-minute span during the second half of the game and his rumored girlfriend Alicia Aylies was in the crowd to cheer him on. [...] All eyes are on 19-year-old soccer player Kylian Mbappe after he helped France win over Argentina during the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup! The young star scored two goals in a five-minute span during the second half of the game and his rumored girlfriend Alicia Aylies was in the crowd to cheer him on. Kylian is only the second teenager to ever score multiple goals in a World Cup knockout match. The last time it happened was in 1958. Alicia, 20, is a French model and she was crowned Miss France 2017. She represented the country during the Miss Universe pageant as well. On Saturday (June 30), Alicia took to her Instagram Stories to share a bunch of videos from the World Cup game in Russia. Kylian and Alicia‘s rumored romance has not yet been confirmed......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJun 30th, 2018

Adam Rippon Turns Down NBC"s Olympics Correspondent Offer - Find Out Why!

Adam Rippon is turning down NBC’s offer to become an Olympics correspondent! The 28-year-old ice skater and breakout star of the Olympics revealed his decision on Sunday night (February 18) on Twitter. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Adam Rippon “I am flattered that NBC wanted me to work as a correspondent for them [...] Adam Rippon is turning down NBC’s offer to become an Olympics correspondent! The 28-year-old ice skater and breakout star of the Olympics revealed his decision on Sunday night (February 18) on Twitter. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Adam Rippon “I am flattered that NBC wanted me to work as a correspondent for them here in PyeongChang. Doing this would require me to leave Team USA and move out of the Olympic Village. I don’t want to do that so I had to declined the opportunity,” he revealed. “I love being on Team USA and representing our country. My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them. I look forward to being with them, and I’m very excited for the rest of the competition. Go Team USA!!!” “I actually found everything out about the offer via twitter HAHA 😂😂 2018 is wild girl,” he added. See the tweets below! I am flattered that NBC wanted me to work as a correspondent for them here in PyeongChang. Doing this would require me to leave Team USA and move out of the Olympic Village. I don't want to do that so I had to declined the opportunity. — Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) February 19, 2018 I love being on Team USA and representing our country. My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them. I look forward to being with them, and I’m very excited for the rest of the competition. Go Team USA!!! — Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) February 19, 2018 I actually found everything out about the offer via twitter HAHA 😂😂 2018 is wild girl — Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) February 19, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 18th, 2018

Quincy Jones Awarded $9.4 Million From Michael Jackson Estate After Royalties Dispute

Quincy Jones was awarded $9.4 million on Wednesday (July 26) following a dispute with the late Michael Jackson‘s estate regarding unpaid music royalties. The 84-year-old record producer says he was underpaid for music used in Michael’s documentary This Is It, as well as two Cirque du Soleil shows, Variety reports. The royalties and production fees [...] Quincy Jones was awarded $9.4 million on Wednesday (July 26) following a dispute with the late Michael Jackson‘s estate regarding unpaid music royalties. The 84-year-old record producer says he was underpaid for music used in Michael’s documentary This Is It, as well as two Cirque du Soleil shows, Variety reports. The royalties and production fees arise from some of Michael’s biggest hits like “Thriller” and “Billie Jean.” In the lawsuit filed around four years ago, Quincy sought $30 million, according to the Associated Press. Meanwhile, Michael’s estate claimed the number was around $392,000. “As an artist, maintaining the vision and integrity of one’s creation is of paramount importance,” Quincy said in a statement. “I, along with the team I assembled with Michael, took great care and purpose in creating these albums, and it has always given me a great sense of pride and comfort that three decades after they were originally recorded, these songs are still being played in every corner of the world.” “This lawsuit was never about Michael, it was about protecting the integrity of the work we all did in the recording studio and the legacy of what we created,” he added. “Although this judgment is not the full amount that I was seeking, I am very grateful that the jury decided in our favor in this matter. I view it not only as a victory for myself personally, but for artists’ rights overall.” Michael and Quincy worked together on Michael‘s albums Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 26th, 2017

Jamie Dornan Attends the Ryder Cup Dinner in Paris

Jamie Dornan gives a sweet smile while attending the Ryder Cup Dinner on Monday (September 24) at Fouquet’s Barriere in Paris, France. The 36-year-old actor is in town for the Ryder Cup golf tournament. He is a huge fan of golfing and is often spotted on the golf course as well. PHOTOS: Check out the [...] Jamie Dornan gives a sweet smile while attending the Ryder Cup Dinner on Monday (September 24) at Fouquet’s Barriere in Paris, France. The 36-year-old actor is in town for the Ryder Cup golf tournament. He is a huge fan of golfing and is often spotted on the golf course as well. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jamie Dornan The celebrity match for the Ryder Cup will be taking place on Tuesday and we hope to see Jamie playing! Jamie recently shaved off the bushy beard he’s been sporting all summer long......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 24th, 2018

Khloe Kardashian Clarifies Reports That She Called Her Relationship with Tristan Thompson "Complicated"

Khloe Kardashian is firing back after fans thought she was sending a message that she’s in a “complicated” relationship with Tristan Thompson. If you don’t know, at Kylie Jenner‘s 21st birthday party last week, there was a sign up near the bar that showed different color cups that corresponded with your relationship status. Holding a [...] Khloe Kardashian is firing back after fans thought she was sending a message that she’s in a “complicated” relationship with Tristan Thompson. If you don’t know, at Kylie Jenner‘s 21st birthday party last week, there was a sign up near the bar that showed different color cups that corresponded with your relationship status. Holding a yellow cup indicated you were “single AF,” holding a red cup indicated you’re “taken,” and holding a green cup indicated you’re in a “it’s complicated” relationship. At one point, a Kylie fan account posted a photo of Khloe holding a green cup. Khloe responded to the fan account in the comments, writing, “People are reaching. I ordered a drink, it came in a cup, I drank it. End of story. Not that deep lol. I’m sure I drank out of every colored cup that night.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 14th, 2018

Global Broadcasters Score Big With Live World Cup Final Ratings

The days of regular TV ratings bonanzas may be over because of an increasingly fragmented viewing environment, but the World Cup, which wrapped July 15, underscored the enduring power of linear TV when it comes to broadcasting live events. While the Olympics are the biggest TV event globally, the World Cup final remains the single […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 18th, 2018

Maggie Q Speaks Out About the #MeToo Movement

Maggie Q graces the cover of Health‘s April issue, which hits newsstands on March 9. Here’s what the 38-year-old actress, model and animal rights activist had to say… On the #MeToo Movement: “My [fiancé’s mom, Eve Ensler] is a human rights and women’s rights activist. She wrote a play called The Vagina Monologues and has [...] Maggie Q graces the cover of Health‘s April issue, which hits newsstands on March 9. Here’s what the 38-year-old actress, model and animal rights activist had to say… On the #MeToo Movement: “My [fiancé’s mom, Eve Ensler] is a human rights and women’s rights activist. She wrote a play called The Vagina Monologues and has been fighting for the rights of women for many years—way before Hollywood started speaking out. Women have been suffering these abuses for so long, for as long as the world has existed. What’s incredible about right now is that when it happens to Hollywood, people listen. I’m happy that it’s out.” On getting started in acting: “Jackie Chan had a management company at the time, and he was looking for young stars to train for a new generation of action movies. He chose a number of guys, and I was the girl…for every film that they wanted me in, I’d have to go through months of extensive training. Jackie has a team of martial arts experts who trained me.“ On her passion for animal rescue: “The nice thing when you grow up without money is that there’s no option to buy an expensive Labrador. My parents were like, ‘You want an animal? Go to a shelter or find it on the street.’ I have a special connection to dogs. We breed animals and overprice them and then millions are dying in shelters every year. Even if you don’t care about animals, that just makes no sense.” For more from Maggie, head to Health.com......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 6th, 2018

Raft of International Broadcasters Buy New Thomas the Tank Engine Series (EXCLUSIVE)

“Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!” is being added to the timetables of a host of broadcasters around the world, including the ABC in Australia, Super RTL in Germany, Televisa in Mexico, and Treehouse in Canada. Mattel owns the “Thomas & Friends” property and gave the TV series a major overhaul in “Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 13th, 2018

World Cup 2018: Fox apologises after Robbie Williams gives finger - BBC News

BBC NewsWorld Cup 2018: Fox apologises after Robbie Williams gives fingerBBC NewsUS broadcaster Fox has apologised to viewers for the offensive gesture Robbie Williams gave during his World Cup opening ceremony performance. "As it was broadcast live, we did not know what would happen during [the] performance and we apologise," ...Fox Apologizes For World Cup Middle Finger From UK Pop Star Robbie Williams – UpdateDeadlineWorld Cup Performer Robbie Williams Made Quite an Eyebrow-Raising StatementTIMEall 824 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJun 15th, 2018

Taylor Swift Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin with Moment of Silence at "reputation Tour" Show in Detroit

Taylor Swift held a moment of silence for Aretha Franklin during a reputation Tour stop in the late singer’s hometown of Detroit on Tuesday (August 28). Just days ahead of Aretha‘s funeral in Detroit, Taylor paid tribute to her and honored Aretha for the work she did for both women’s rights and civil rights. “Last [...] Taylor Swift held a moment of silence for Aretha Franklin during a reputation Tour stop in the late singer’s hometown of Detroit on Tuesday (August 28). Just days ahead of Aretha‘s funeral in Detroit, Taylor paid tribute to her and honored Aretha for the work she did for both women’s rights and civil rights. “Last week we lost an irreplaceable force. Aretha Franklin did so much for music, she did so much for women’s rights, she did so much for civil rights,” Taylor said during the show. “She was one of those people where no matter what you said, no matter what glowing positive thing you said about her, it would be an understatement. Words could never, ever describe how many things she did in her lifetime that made our world a better place. And this is her home,” Taylor continued. “I would like it if we could have a moment of silence so that every single one of us could reflect on our love and respect for her and everything that she did in her life. So if we could please cut the lights, we’ll have a moment of silence for Aretha.” When the lights came back up, she added, “We love you Aretha.” A few years ago, Aretha sang “Happy Birthday” to Taylor while attending the same event. Taylor Swift held a moment of silence for Aretha Franklin during her Detroit show at Ford Field. @taylorswift13 pic.twitter.com/uX49e9zhDD — Brad Galli (@BradGalli) August 29, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 29th, 2018

Stars mourn death of civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory - EW.com

EW.comStars mourn death of civil rights activist and comedian Dick GregoryEW.comFamed civil rights advocate and comedian Dick Gregory died Saturday at age 84, his family confirmed via social media. “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick ...Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, diesFox NewsDick Gregory, 84, Dies; Found Humor in the Civil Rights StruggleNew York TimesDick Gregory, Comedian and Civil Rights Activist, Dead at 84RollingStone.comLos Angeles Times -NPR -Hollywood Reporter -Washington Postall 151 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 20th, 2017

Prince Harry reportedly buys Prince Louis a fancy christening gift

Prince Harry is really angling for a World’s Best Uncle mug in a few years, getting Prince Louis one pricey christening present according to the Sun.         Prince Harry is really angling for a World’s Best Uncle mug in a few years, getting Prince Louis one pricey christening present according to the Sun.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJul 9th, 2018

Lance Bass Says His Offer Was Accepted To Purchase The Brady Bunch House!

This is too cool — good for Lance Bass! The former *NSYNC singer announced on Twitter last night that he was the one who was lucky enough to have his offer accepted by sellers to become… the new owner of the house from the Brady Bunch!! As you'll probably remember, the Brady Bunch home in Studio City, [...] This is too cool -- good for Lance Bass! The former *NSYNC singer announced on Twitter last night that he was the one who was lucky enough to have his offer accepted by sellers to become... the new owner of the house from the Brady Bunch!! As you'll probably remember, the Brady Bunch home in Studio City, California was making the rounds the last couple weeks as it went up for sale on the open market. Related: Lance Bass & Michael Turchin Are Preparing For Fatherhood Well, a couple people tried hard to land it, but to no avail -- as Bass revealed it was his offer the sellers accepted (below): Super excited to announce they accepted my offer on the #BradyBunch house last night!!! This is going to be a fun project! — Lance Bass (@LanceBass) August 3, 2018 So fun!!! Per reports, he apparently went well over the asking price of $1.88 million to seal the deal on this iconic house. Video: Justin Timberlake Performs Suit & Tie On The Man Of The Woods Tour And, Bass got a little support from some people who know a thing or two about the home, like former Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick (below): Congratulations! ❤️❤️❤️ May all your problems from here on out always be solved in a half hour! 😉 — Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) August 4, 2018 Ha!! LOVES it!! And HGTV star Jonathan Silver Scott, as well, who wasn't too happy that he lost out on the home (below): I’m a little bummed that you out bid me (seriously) as I really wanted that house, but I’m very excited you’re taking on this project. Let me know if you want any help :) @hgtv #bradybunchhome #IconicDreamHome — Jonathan Silver Scott (@MrSilverScott) August 4, 2018 Too funny!! Well, congrats to Lance Bass for purchasing such an iconic house! Can't wait to see how it'll change and evolve to meet today's style while still no doubt retaining some of that classic, nostalgic feel! [Image via FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 4th, 2018

Sky Withdraws Recommendation of Fox Takeover After Comcast Offer

The committee formed to evaluate 21st Century Fox’s bid for European pay-TV operator Sky has withdrawn its recommendation of that offer after Comcast tabled a richer offer on Wednesday. Comcast has made its $31 billion offer formal, offering a 16% premium to the Fox offer on the table. “As a result of the announcement of […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 25th, 2018

Comcast Makes Formal $31 Billion Offer for Sky

Comcast has made its offer for Sky official, tabling a $31 billion offer for the European pay-TV giant. Its offer represents a 16% premium to Sky shareholders over the existing bid from 21st Century Fox. Brian L. Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, said: “We are delighted to be formalizing our offer for Sky […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 25th, 2018

Comcast Makes Formal $31 billion Offer for Sky

Comcast has made its offer for Sky official, tabling a $31 billion offer for the European pay-TV giant. Its offer represents a 16% premium to Sky shareholders over the existing bid from 21st Century Fox. Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, said: “We are delighted to be formalizing our offer for Sky […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyApr 25th, 2018

Chloe Moretz Looks Chic Heading Out for Dinner in Beverly Hills

Chloe Moretz is looking gorgeous! The 21-year-old Kick-Ass actress was spotted heading to dinner at Matsuhisa on Monday night (June 11) in Beverly Hills, Calif. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chloe Moretz Chloe was seen meeting friends for a meal. It was recently announced that Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass, the characters played by Chloe [...] Chloe Moretz is looking gorgeous! The 21-year-old Kick-Ass actress was spotted heading to dinner at Matsuhisa on Monday night (June 11) in Beverly Hills, Calif. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chloe Moretz Chloe was seen meeting friends for a meal. It was recently announced that Hit-Girl and Kick-Ass, the characters played by Chloe and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the first two Kick-Ass films, will be receiving the reboot treatment. A solo Hit-Girl film is also in discussion, THR reports. Chloe will also be lending her voice to the the Addams Family animated movie......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJun 12th, 2018

Netflix Could Hike Fees in U.S., Analysts Say, Even as It Tests Cheaper Plans Overseas

Netflix is gearing up to kick the tires on cheaper pricing plans in emerging markets outside the U.S. But at the same time, some on Wall Street think it has a growing amount of pricing power that could let it hike fees for American users. In a research note Monday, Piper Jaffray analysts said Netflix […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 12th, 2018

BBC Offers First Look at Doctor Who's New "Companions" in World Cup Halftime Teaser - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterBBC Offers First Look at Doctor Who's New "Companions" in World Cup Halftime TeaserHollywood ReporterDoctor Who fans across the world on Sunday got their first glimpse of the Time Lord's new companions in a specially filmed preview of the new series, due to air this fall on BBC America. The 50-second teaser debuted during halftime of the World Cup ...The 'Doctor Who' Season 11 Teaser Revealed The New Companions & Twitter Is Already Obsessed — VIDEOBustle'Doctor Who' World Cup Promo Introduces The New Time Lord & Her CompanionsDeadline'Doctor Who' Teaser: Jodie Whittaker Makes Her Grand Entrance — WatchIndieWireComicbook.com -Vulture -International Business Times -UPROXXall 135 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 15th, 2018