Happy Sunday night from What I’m Hearing, and welcome to 2023 for those who took real vacations. If you avoided news over the holidays, Kevin McCarthy lost more Speaker votes than Diane Warren has lost Oscars, WWE’s Vince McMahon engineered a takeover of a company he already controls, and Avatar 2 is “surprising” people by performing very similarly to the first Avatar. Also, Samuel L. Jackson liked a bunch of hardcore porn videos on Twitter until his fans informed him that his likes are public.
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|Inside NBCUniversal, there’s a quiet understanding that Tuesday’s Golden Globe Awards telecast will almost certainly be NBC’s last. The network isn’t exactly pretending the Globes don’t exist; after the one-year banishment, it has been heavily promoting the return of Hollywood’s so-called “biggest party,” during football, on Today, and via its digital outlets. And I’m told a big contingent of NBCU executives, including...