NEW YORK (Reuters) – Viacom and CBS Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone, the media mogul who took his father’s movie theater chain and built it into an empire that included Paramount Pictures, CBS and MTV, has died at 97, ViacomCBS and National Amusements said on Wednesday.
So on September 24th the Mouse House will offer the long delayed “Mulan” on its DisneyPlus service for — wait– 30 bucks. On top of the subscription price. They didn’t even do this with “Hamilton.” So if you’re paying monthly or annually, that just gives you the opportunity to plunk down 30 clams to see “Mulan.”
“Mulan” will play in theaters where available for what I presume is a regular ticket price. But theaters won’t be open in New York, California, Texas, or Florida. And it’s unclear who will bring children to a cineplex in a state where theaters are open, especially if they don’t want them going to school.“Mulan” was ready last year, but it got postponed. And then re-dated many times because of the pandemic. It has a $200 million budget, so Disney has to make that money somehow. And even the regular $20 VOD charge I guess wouldn’t be enough.
A female former producer at Fox News and another woman who appeared frequently as an on-air commentator on the network have filed a civil lawsuit Monday accusing former longtime anchor Ed Henry of rape, sexual misconduct and harassment.
Prominent Fox News commentators Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Howard Kurtz are also named as defendants in the suit and are accused of sexual misconduct. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Fox News issued a statement on behalf of Hannity, Carlson and Kurtz, calling the claims in the suit “false, patently frivolous and utterly devoid of any merit.”
Fox News, which in recent years has been hit by numerous accusations of sexual misconduct that forced out founder Roger Ailes and top host Bill O’Reilly, announced on July 1 that it had fired Henry after investigating an accusation of sexual misconduct against him by a former employee.
Howard Stern said he was “all in on Joe Biden” as he backed the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, spurning his old friend Donald Trump. The radio legend criticised the president for