Matthew BelloniDecember 6, 2021
Peggy Siegal Has Returned to Oscar Events
Peggy Siegal
With the Ghislaine Maxwell trial in full swing, I was reminded of the many connections between Jeffrey Epstein and various Hollywood people. That, of course, got me thinking about Peggy Siegal, the NYC event planner and awards-season publicist whose entanglements with Epstein spilled into public when he was arrested and jailed in 2019. After Epstein’s […]
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Matthew BelloniDecember 3, 2021
Facebook and Hollywood: A Match Made in the Metaverse?
Mark Zuckerberg in the metaverse
Remember when Facebook cared about Hollywood for 10 minutes? What if Mark Zuckerberg were forced to actually get serious about professionally-produced content? Not possible, you might say. Zuckerberg learned his lesson. After committing in 2017 to spend “up to $1 billion” on TV-quality shows, many of them scripted, Facebook mostly floundered with its “premium” entertainment. […]
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William D. CohanDecember 5, 2021
BuzzFeed’s I.P.O., Dalio’s “Moral Lapse,” and the Humbling of Marcelo Claure
Jonah Peretti and Adam Rothstein
Each week, I receive feedback from readers and sources about Wall Street’s biggest characters and concerns. I’ll be engaging with some of those questions here—in addition to a few observations of my own. Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio got himself in trouble this week when he equated Washington and Beijing while excusing China’s human rights abuses […]
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Dylan ByersDecember 3, 2021
Can Jake Tapper Get 9 P.M.?
Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper on CNN
I’ve recently come across a piece of cable news chatter, a fanciful but illustrative piece of speculation that is bubbling up in influential circles. It’s ridiculous on the face of it, but it may illuminate best where the industry stands right now—in a soon-to-be post-Maddow, post-Brian Williams world. And, frankly, in a potentially post-Chris Cuomo […]
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