Pay close attention to the action on the red carpet at Disney’s RDMAs on April 26. Maddy Whitby, on-air talent from Radio Disney, will be strutting her stuff in a dress made entirely of, wait for it, Duck Tape. The couture is part of Duck Tape’s integrated sponsorship of the event. “We are right in their wheelhouse, and they wanted to see of one of the talent would wear a dress made entirely of their product,” Disney Media Sales EVP Rita Ferro tells CynKids. Project Runway season 11 winner Michelle Lesniak is at work on a few colorful options for Maddy to chose from. Disney is also holding a Ducked Out Sweepstakes. Through April 19 entrants can post a photo of their Duck Tape creation on Instagram using hashtag #RDMADuckedOut. A winner will receive a trip for five to the RDMAs and a meet and greet with Maddy.
Della Reese, the breakout jazz/gospel singer whose TV credits include talk show Della and Touched By an Angel, died last night at age 86. “I know heaven has a brand new angel this day,” said Reese’s Touched By an Angel co-star, Roma Downey.
Nashville’s 6th season will be its last. “After more than 120 episodes of unforgettable television, we believe that creatively it is time for the series to come to a triumphant close,” said Kevin Beggs, chairman of producer Lionsgate Television Group. Nashville, which moved from ABC for season 5, ranks as CMT’s highest-rated and most-watched show […]
George Clooney is headed back the small screen. The ER alum will star in and direct a 6-episode series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, based on the Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.
AT&T is nearing a deal to acquire a full stake Otter Media, its joint digital video venture with the Chernin Group, according to a new report from Digiday. Otter Media – whose properties include Fullscreen, Crunchyroll, Hello Sunshine, and Gunpowder & Sky – was first formed in 2014. Since its inception, it’s been a purely […]
Dana Walden, the co-chair and CEO of Fox Television Group, has joined Hulu’s board of directors. Two other Fox execs already were already serving on the board: Peter Rice, the President of 21st Century Fox, and Brian Sullivan, the President and COO of Fox Networks Group’s Digital Consumer Group. 21st Century Fox currently owns a […]