A recent video from YouTube star Logan Paul ignited a torrent of criticism. The video, in which the 22-year-old vlogger encounters the body of a suicide victim, was posted on New Year’s Eve. It was shot at Japan’s Aokigahara forest, a well-known suicide destination. Paul ultimately deleted the video from his channel, but not before it garnered over a million views. The digital star has since issued two apologies (one in writing, one via video) claiming that he was merely trying to “raise awareness” for suicide prevention. Nonetheless, criticism of Paul – some of it from celebrities like Aaron Paul and Sophie Turner – has been fierce. YouTube, too, has been forced to contend with accusations that it’s done too little to punish bad actors and remove objectionable content. “YouTube prohibits violent and gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner,” the company clarified in a Tuesday statement.
Kathie Lee Gifford, who has co-hosted Today with Hoda Kotb since 2008, is leaving NBC’s morning show in April. “As we all know, Kathie Lee’s plate has been overflowing lately with film, music and book projects, and after giving us eleven extraordinary years, she’s decided to focus her attention full-time on those other creative endeavors,” […]
Carol Burnett will receive the first Golden Globe award for special achievement in television, which will be named after her going forward. Burnett, who will accept the trophy during NBC’s broadcast of the ceremony on Sunday, January 6, is a five-time Golden Globe winner and the most decorated of all time in the TV category.
ITV announced a new deal with Haymon Sports and Premier Boxing Champions to bring exclusive coverage of exciting PBC boxing events to ITV viewers and fight fans in the UK. This marks the first time that Haymon Sports and PBC has partnered with a UK broadcaster to stage boxing events regularly in the UK. The […]
NASCAR unveiled times, television and radio networks for its 2019 Monster Energy Cup Series schedule, with only a few tweaks this year, most notably for the playoff opener out of Las Vegas Motor Speedway that will now run in primetime on NBCSN. Other shifts include moving the spring race at Texas Motor Speedway will move […]
E.W. Scripps Company’s Katz Networks is relaunching Court TV in May, having acquired brand assets including the 100,000-hour Court TV library from Turner Broadcasting. The 24/7 channel has secured over-the-air distribution agreements with local TV station groups that will allow it to reach over 50% of U.S. television households. “Today, while consumer interest in the […]