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Michael Douglas fights harassment claims

Just days after his father, Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas, was honored at the Golden Globes, actor Michael Douglas was in the headlines, as yet another big star in Tinseltown being accused of sexual harassment. According to various media reports, Douglas has been accused of harassing a woman 32 years ago. The actor vehemently denies the […]

10 Great Political World Communicators

10 Great Political World Communicators

Here are ten great world commentators in no particular order: Donald Trump Like him or not – despise him even, if you will. But Donald Trump proved he’s a master of communications during the Presidential campaign and has not changed his style in the least. He’s long embraced direct communication with others via Twitter, video, […]

Carlson to head Miss America

  Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson was once one of the harshest critics of the Miss America organization leadership. Now Carlson is one of those leaders, having been named chairman of the Miss America board of directors. The shakeup that precipitated this surprising change included the firing of former CEO Sam Haskell and Chairman […]

Vice suspends executives over allegations

  Yet more people in the media have fallen to allegations of sexual harassment. This time it was Vice Media announcing that two top executives were out for the duration of a sexual harassment investigation. CNN reports that company president Andrew Creighton and chief digital officer Mike Germano have been “put on leave” after the […]

Maverick Apparel Demands Logan Paul Stop Using Maverick Name

Maverick Apparel, a New York City based leading manufacturer and clothing company that prides itself in “building wholesome apparel brands for juniors and children” demanded today Logan Paul stop using their brand name. As the letter notes, “Maverick by Logan Paul and Maverick Apparel (“Maverick”) trademarks are confusingly similar but moreover because you have embedded […]

ESPN president resigns, admits “substance” problem

  In an abrupt move that shocked sports media, ESPN president John Skipper resigned from his executive spot helming one of the most important brands in the industry. As an explanation for this surprise exit, Skipper noted that he’d been battling a substance abuse problem for several years. ESPN Struggles Moving Forward As ESPN hosts […]

As ESPN struggles Disney still bets big on sports

  Maybe it’s thanks to the NFL public relations trouble, but ESPN is struggling to get viewers this year. The sports network is letting go of hundreds of staff as viewers, and subscribers leave in droves. But parent company Disney still believes in sports as entertainment and a revenue base. The evidence for this is […]

Sunday Night Football still struggling for ratings

With only a few weeks left in the regular season, it’s official, 2017 has been a down year for Sunday Night Football, one of the NFL’s most prominent national TV audience productions. Part of that downturn has been some of the games. National NFL viewers just don’t get as “up” for, as an example, Ravens […]