National Enquirer Executives Said to Be Subpoenaed in Cohen Investigation – The New York Times

The publisher American Media has been thrust into a federal inquiry involving Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s onetime top lieutenant.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/business/national-enquirer-executives-subpoena.html

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Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So – The New York Times

A branch of A.I. called deep learning has transformed computer performance in tasks like vision and speech. But meaning, reasoning and common sense remain elusive.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/technology/deep-learning-artificial-intelligence.html

‘We should not apologize for sex’: Can Hugh Hefner’s 26-year-old son save an ailing Playboy empire? | National Post

Since Hugh’s death at 91, Cooper Hefner has stepped up as the creative mind of the sprawling 65-year-old brand
— Read on nationalpost.com/news/world/we-should-not-apologize-for-sex-can-hugh-hefners-26-year-old-son-save-an-ailing-playboy-empire

‘Facebook is taking everything’: rising rents drive out Silicon Valley families | Technology | The Guardian

Property companies advertising their proximity to Facebook’s campus are giving low-income residents a choice: pay a huge rent increase or move out
— Read on www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/20/facebook-silicon-valley-housing-crisis-families-pushed-out

Peter Fonda Apologizes for ‘Vulgar’ Trump Tweet – Variety

WASHINGTON — Peter Fonda has apologized for what he says was a “vulgar” tweet that attacked the administration over the family separation policy. First Lady Melania Trump’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed that the Secret Service had been contacted about Fonda’s tweet.
— Read on variety.com/2018/politics/news/peter-fonda-trump-1202852965/

Disney offers $71.3 billion for a swath of Fox, topping Comcast’s bid

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Disney offers $71.3 billion for a swath of Fox, topping Comcast’s bid

Fox’s board accepted Disney’s new offer, although the acceptance is subject to shareholder approval and does not rule out evaluating a competing bid. Comcast must decide how much higher it can go without upsetting more of its shareholders.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-disney-fox-counterbid-20180620-story.html

Lisa Marie Presley claims ex-money manager lost her $100m fortune | Daily Mail Online

Lisa Marie Presley blasts ex-money manager Barry Siegel in new court documents filed at Los Angeles Superior Court in her lawsuit against him and Provident Financial Management.
— Read on www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5856577/Lisa-Marie-Presley-claims-ex-money-manager-lost-100-million-fortune.html

Top media analyst predicts Comcast will win battle for Fox

BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield looks at who will win the media wars. With CNBC’s Leslie Picker, Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Pete Najarian, Karen Finerman, Dan Nathan and Guy Adami.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/video/2018/06/20/top-media-analyst-predicts-comcast-will-win-battle-for-fox.html

Pac-12 Networks wants to ‘exploit reach’ of digital giants – L.A. Biz

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Pac-12 Networks wants to ‘exploit reach’ of digital giants – L.A. Biz

Pac-12 president Mark Shuken wants to make sure that deep-pocketed companies sample enough Pac-12 content by 2023, when its current rights fee deals expire, to come to the negotiating table and vie for its live sports rights.

https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2018/06/20/pac-12-networks-wants-to-exploit-reach-of-digital.html?ana=e_ae_set1&s=article_du&ed=2018-06-20&u=9GtVJ1LQ5LV7vLiydh10Gw0062e760&t=1529536925&j=82257621

AMC hits back at MoviePass with $20/month subscription – L.A. Biz

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AMC hits back at MoviePass with $20/month subscription – L.A. Biz

At $19.95 per month, AMC Theatres’ new subscription might not seem as good a deal as MoviePass’ $10 plan, but the exhibitor has sweetened its deal with a number of additional benefits.

https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/news/2018/06/20/amc-hits-back-at-moviepass.html?ana=e_ae_set1&s=article_du&ed=2018-06-20&u=9GtVJ1LQ5LV7vLiydh10Gw0062e760&t=1529536797&j=82257621

Blake Leibel Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder | Hollywood Reporter

On Wednesday morning, a jury of eight men and 12 women convicted director and graphic novelist Blake Leibel of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Iana Kasian, in May 2016.
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/blake-leibel-found-guilty-first-degree-murder-1121734

Tyler Perry OTT Service Eyed By Viacom – Cannes Lions | Deadline

In summer 2017, Tyler Perry signed a mega-deal with Viacom that covers film, TV and short-form video. As his exclusive arrangement with OWN nears its conclusion next year, Perry talked about the Viacom play today at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and revealed discussions for a…
— Read on deadline.com/2018/06/tyler-perry-ott-service-viacom-cannes-lions-1202414200/