Penguin Young Readers tomorrow (March 5) will launch The Very Big Wiggle tour, a month-long national car and costume tour to celebrate Eric Carle’s classic picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The tour starts at The Reading Bug in San Carlos, CA, and will travel across the country in a custom Volkswagen Bug on a route shaped like Carle’s iconic character. The car will make more than twenty stops at libraries, independent bookstores, and Barnes & Noble locations before arriving in Western Massachusetts the weekend of March 20th, aka The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day. Fans can join in the online and social media countdown to The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day using #VHCday; tour stops are listed at the Penguin Young Readers on Tour site (http://penguinontour.tumblr.com). Joester Loria Group, the licensing agency that represents Carle, will sponsor a photo contest to accompany the tour.
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 […]