The Morning Fix: Emmy noms out! News Corp. on defensive. NBC gets new president.
After the coffee. Before figuring out what the biggest Emmy snubs were.
The Skinny: Because of the Emmy nominations and necessary reaction coverage in the works, this is a rushed Morning Fix. Still, we hit the highlights: a quick look at the Emmys, the latest on the News Corp. mess and backlash against Netflix for its new pricing plan.
Get your tux ready. The Emmy Award nominations were issued early Thursday morning and there were a few surprises in the mix, including Louis C.K.'s nomination for best actor in a comedy. Good luck finding a clip to show during the broadcast that won't draw a fine from the Federal Communications Commission. HBO's "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire" cleaned up, as did AMC's "Mad Men." Among the broadcast networks, CBS's "The Good Wife" and NBC's "Friday Night Lights" can smile. Early Emmy coverage from the Los Angeles Times, Variety and New York Times.
Firestorm derails BSkyB deal. News Corp.'s dreams of owning all of powerful British Satellite Broadcaster BSkyB have come crashing down in the wake of the phone hacking scandal at the media giant's now-shuttered British tabloid News of the World. On Wednesday, News Corp. announced it would drop its pursuit of the 60% of BSkyB it doesn't already own. That move was made after it became clear that there was no way the government would sign off on it after revelations of tremendous abuses of power at the tabloid. In the meantime, the outcry in the U.S. over the debacle is growing. The latest from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and, if you're joining our story late, a thorough recap of all the action from Business Week. Also, an amusing story from ProPublica, a nonprofit headed by former Wall Street Journal staffers about how some members of the Bancroft family, which used to own the Wall Street Journal, now regret selling to News Corp. Well, then donate the money you made off it to charity.
Meet the new boss. NBC has finally filled its long-vacant Entertainment President position with Jennifer Nicholson-Salke, a top executive at 20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind "Glee" and "Modern Family." The move had been expected, as Deadline Hollywood noted last month. More on the hire from the Los Angeles Times.
Netflix backlash. The move by Netflix to raise the prices on its subscribers is causing quite the backlash. The move is seen as the movie rental company's way to get out of the DVD rental business to focus on its streaming service, but it is also causing a split in the company's customer base. More from the Wall Street Journal.
Class dismissed. Some of the biggest stars of "Glee" will be graduating high school after Season Three. "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy sat down with the Hollywood Reporter and spilled the beans.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Kenneth Turan on the final "Harry Potter" movie.
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