ESPN is laying off a large number of employees, but won't say how many. The sports site Deadspin reported the layoffs to be in the hundreds.
"We are implementing changes across the company to enhance our continued growth while smartly managing costs. While difficult, we are confident that it will make us more competitive, innovative and productive," ESPN said in a statement.
Representatives for the sports network did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Related Articles: 'Monday Night Football' to Remain on ESPN Through 2021 'Conflicted' Peter Gammons to Leave ESPN After 20 Years
When the '60s procedural "Ironside" is revived on NBC this fall, the setting will move from San Francisco to New York and the lead character will be African-American. But one thing hasn't changed: The actor playing Ironside can still walk from his wheelchair when the director yells cut.
The colorblind casting is ironic to some disabled actors -- who say having a walking actor play a paraplegic is as offensive as blackface.Related Articles: 20 Physically Disabled Characters Played by Able-Bodied Actors (Photos) NBC Previews 'Dracula,' 'Michael J. Fox Show,' 'Ironside,' More (Video) NBC Fall Lineup: James Spader Drama to Follow 'Voice,' Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes to Anchor Thursdays The New Shows of the 2013-2014 TV Season (Photos)
Disney has released yet another trailer for blockbuster hopeful, "The Lone Ranger," and it's the most action-packed yet.
Bing bang booms and Old West villains galore fill the latest look at Armie Hammer rising from the dead to ride alongside Johnny Depp as Tonto after a gang of outlaws that killed his brother.Related Articles: 60 Summer Movies Looking for Your Box Office Bucks: 'Iron Man,' 'Star Trek,' Pacific Rim (Photos) CinemaCon: 'Lone Ranger' Footage Wins Over Crowd With Action Mayhem 8 Burning Box Office Questions: Is Hollywood Ignoring Women? Will 'The Lone Ranger' Save Westerns?
Michael Douglas hits a career high with Steven Soderbergh's masterful "Behind the Candelabra," the love story about Liberace and Scott Thorson slated for an HBO debut on Sunday.
One of the best films to play in Cannes so far, it's really about the lengths gay men had to go in decades past to have a relationship that equaled marriage and the difficulty for an icon like Liberace to even admit he was gay at all..Related Articles: Good Morning, Cannes: The Festival Has Female Troubles, Again Cannes Review: Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Is a Breathtaking Ode to Failure Sleepless in Cannes: Moguls Haunt the Majestic Hotel Bar 'Behind the Candelabra': First Trailer for Soderbergh's Liberace Film (Video)
Neuropsychologists should consider studying "Fast & Furious 6" (and its equally thrilling predecessor, "Fast Five") for its unique ability to completely bypass the brain's logic center and go right to pushing our pleasure buttons over and over again.Related Articles: 'The Hangover Part III' Review: Thank God for Peculiar, Perverse - and Outrageously Funny - Galifianakis 'Behind the Candelabra' Review: Sex, Lies & the Closet at Cannes
CBS's recently canceled "Rules of Engagement" went out on a down note on Monday night, while the premiere of Fox's "The Goodwin Games" and a preview of ABC's "Motive" got both shows off to discouraging starts. Meanwhile, NBC took a win in the key demographic, despite "The Voice" hitting a series low for Monday night broadcasts, according to preliminary numbers.Related Articles: Network Upfronts 2013: The Scorecard So Far (Updated) 'Rules of Engagement,' 'Golden Boy,' 'CSI: NY' and 'Vegas' Canceled by CBS (Update)
MoviePass has temporarily removed its wait list and will allow customers to join its unlimited-movie-ticket plan without delay.
The Netflix-like service is still in its beta form, but has already generated buzz among cinephiles. Its waiting list numbers some 30,000 people, MoviePass CEO and co-founder Stacy Spikes told TheWrap.Related Articles: MoviePass Test Suspended After Theater Complaints MoviePass Goes Netflix -- Can It Avoid Theater Owners' Anger This Time? MovieTickets.Com Signs Pact With Carmike Cinemas (Updated)
President Barack Obama pledged the government's full support to help Oklahoma recover from the tornado that has flattened communities and left dozens of people injured or dead.
"Oklahoma needs to get everything that it needs right away," Obama said during a White House news conference Tuesday. "Their country will remain on the ground, there for them, beside them for as long as it takes."Related Articles: 'Dancing With the Stars' and 'The Voice' Pay Respects to Oklahoma City Tornado Victims Academy's Nicholl Fellowships Go to California, Oklahoma Writers
VH1 will air the new pop culture morning show "The Gossip Table" beginning Monday June 3, the network announced Tuesday.
The 9 a.m. show will group together five gossip columnists each weekday morning in June. It will fill in while "Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan" is on summer break.
The gossips are Rob Shuter from "The Today Show" and NaughtyButNiceRob.com, Marianne Garvey from the New York Daily News, Noah Levy from In Touch, Chloe Melas from HollywoodLife.com, and Delaina Dixon from DivaGalsDaily.com.Related Articles: Chad Johnson's VH1 Reality Show Yanked After Arrest
Carmike Cinemas will allow MovieTickets.com to sell tickets to its more than 2,000 screens, the theater chain said Tuesday.
The move is a boon to MovieTickets.com, which has struggled to keep pace as Fandango has locked up major exhibitors like AMC Theatres and Regal Theatres in recent years to emerge as the top dog in the world of online ticketing.Related Articles: How Fandango Won the Online Movie Ticketing War Movietickets.com Sues AMC Entertainment for Breach of Contract
ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and NBC's "The Voice" both honored the victims of the Oklahoma City tornado last night on their Monday night broadcasts.
On DWTS, co-host Tom Bergeron requested that the audience not applaud coming back from a commercial break during season 16's final performance show.Related Articles: NBC's 'The Voice' Confirms Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton Returning Tornado Survivor Reunited With Lost Dog During Live Interview (Video) Obama on Oklahoma Tornado: Country Will Be 'There for Them'
Nobody sleeps in Cannes. At 1 a.m. in the bar at the Majestic Hotel, just across from the Palais de Festival, it's not that hard to distinguish the Russian teenaged models from the actresses and toned wives of producers by the height of their heels. Where are the film financing billionaires? Out on their yachts across from the hotel.Related Articles: The Scene at Cannes: 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' 'Jimmy P' (Updated Photos) Cannes Review: Coen Brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Is a Breathtaking Ode to Failure Weinstein Unveils Slate in Cannes: 'Osage' Shouts Oscars, 'Salinger' Intrigues
Here's one small, happy moment amid the devastation in Oklahoma: A woman who lost her dog when her home was leveled found him in the middle of an interview with CBS News.
Barbara Garcia explained how she was able to survive the tornado near Oklahoma City that has killed at least 51 people, but pointed to the rubble of her home.
"I hollered for my little dog and he didn't answer, or didn't come, so I know he's in here somewhere," she said.
A few moments later, the reporter interrupted her: "The dog! The dog!"Related Articles: Obama on Oklahoma Tornado: Country Will Be 'There for Them'
Scott Summers isn't going to like this: The latest trailer for "The Wolverine" finds our hero in bed with his X-Men teammate -- and Summers' lover -- Jean Gray.
Actually, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) doesn't seem very happy about it either. He pledges to Jean (Famke Janssen) not to hurt her or anyone ever again.
"It's too late," she whispers, sounding a little like she does in Dark Phoenix mode.Related Articles: 'The Wolverine' CinemaCon Trailer Hits the Web (Video) ABC's 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' 30-Second Teaser Released (Video)
It wouldn't seem like a real Cannes Film Festival without the question coming up: Where are all the women directors?
One film directed by a woman, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi's "A Castle in Italy" ("Un Chateau en Italie"), is screening in the main competition. That's one more than was chosen in 2010 or in 2012.Related Articles: Cannes Review: Without the Blood Lust, Takashi Miike's 'Shield of Straw' Draws Boos Good Morning, Cannes: The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow
Years from now, doctoral candidates are likely to write entire extended theses on Alan Garner, the character so memorably and brilliantly played by Zach Galifianakis in the "Hangover" series.
This bearded baby-man -- he's a walking Chia Pet -- is pure id, one of the most transgressive characters to ever pop up in a mainstream movie. He's annoying, peculiar, perverse, prideful, cuddly and outrageously funny, all rolled into a single squat, hirsute package.Related Articles: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Review: Thrilling Sequel Balances Fun with a Post-9/11 Sensibility
If you haven't seen a SyFy Original Film, you aren't living. They're some of the best/worst pieces of entertainment you will ever see, having become infamous thanks to loyal fans.Related Articles: NBC Previews 'Dracula,' 'Michael J. Fox Show,' 'Ironside,' More (Video) NBC Fall Lineup: James Spader Drama to Follow 'Voice,' Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes to Anchor Thursdays
Meet Cowell's Belles.
It's girl power on the third season of Fox's "The X Factor" as Simon Cowell finds himself as the lone male judge.
As TheWrap previously reported, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio will join returning judges Demi Lovato and Cowell.Related Articles: Demi Lovato Returning as 'X Factor' Judge 'American Idol' Creator Simon Fuller Settles Lawsuit With Fox Over 'X Factor'
Mia Maestro is moving on from the vampires of "Breaking Dawn" to sink her teeth into a new role with another bunch of suckers.
Maestro, who played Denali coven member Carmen Denali in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" films, has been cast as one of the female leads in "The Strain," Guillermo del Toro's pilot for FX.Related Articles: FX Casts 'House of Cards' Star Corey Stoll in Guillermo Del Toro's 'The Strain' Video: Guillermo Del Toro Talks 'The Strain'