‘This next year… will feel like childbirth’: HBO’s new corporate overlord warns employees that this year will be tough

Warner Media CEO John Stankey told HBO employees to anticipate a tough year to come at the company. “You will work very hard, and this next year will — my wife hates it when I say this — feel like childbirth,” he said to 150 HBO employees at a recent town hall. Stankey said that HBO needs to increase its subscriber base and get bigger and broader to compete. Employees at HBO should prepare themselves for a busy, and potentially painful, year ahead. That was the message that Warner Media CEO John Stankey gave to 150 HBO employees at a recent company town hall, according to a recording that the… Read More

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Fox News host Howard Kurtz criticizes his network for ‘barely’ covering Scott Pruitt’s resignation

Fox News host Howard Kurtz pushed back on his own panelists who blamed media bias for former Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s resignation last week. Kurtz suggested that his own network, in fact, displayed bias by “barely” covering Pruitt’s ouster amid more than a dozen investigations into his conduct at the EPA. Fox News host Howard Kurtz pushed back on his own show’s panelists who blamed media bias for former Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s resignation last week. Instead of siding with his conservative-leaning guests, Kurtz said his network had failed to adequately cover the administrator’s resignation last Thursday amid more than a dozen federal investigations into his… Read More

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6 things to know about Hailey Baldwin — who’s reportedly engaged to Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are reportedly engaged, according to TMZ — and fans probably didn’t see it coming. For some people, Baldwin might be a vaguely recognizable name. But for others, the model with more than 12 million Instagram followers needs no introduction. In case you’re not too familiar with the 21-year-old, here are six things to know about her. 1. She was a ballet dancer before becoming a model. Baldwin has been on magazine covers and ads for brands like Ralph Lauren, but she’s a dancer at heart. When she was younger, she danced for the Miami City Ballet and attended the American Ballet Theatre school during the… Read More

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Ariana Grande Defends Her Speedy Engagement — And Justin Bieber’s, Too

Over the weekend, Justin Bieber proposed to Hailey Baldwin after the two had only been going out again for a matter of weeks. The parallels to Ariana Grande’s engagement to Pete Davidson were obvious, since they also dated for mere weeks before Pete proposed. When fans tried to connect the two as a pair of publicity stunts, however, Ariana was gentle but firm in quashing the rumor. Someone tweeted the conspiracy theory, perhaps in jest, that Ariana and Justin’s mutual manager was the culprit behind the warp-speed engagements. “First ariana get engaged to pete Davidson now Justin bieber to hailey Bladwin,” a fan tweeted. “The devil works hard but Scooter… Read More

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