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Another Media Company Eyes Disney Assets, but Would the Relationship Work?

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Since CEO Bob Iger’s comments this summer, several major players have been put into the ring as possible contenders for acquiring The Walt Disney Company or its assets. Pursuing strategic opportunities is a relentless endeavor. Amid the discussions surrounding a potential complete purchase of the entire company by Apple, another prominent media company may be interested in the television networks ...

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Disney/ABC Hiring “Scab” Writers For Long-Running Television Show

General Hospital

On May 2, more than 10,000 Hollywood writers, encompassing hundreds of movies and television shows, went on strike. The Writers Guild of America — which represents the writers — had been unable to come to a contract agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The strike is the first major one in Hollywood since the last ...

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After Threatening To Sell, Iger Tries to Calm Nervous Employees, But Only Adds Fuel to the Fire

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Apparently, threatening to sell a large portion of your empire isn’t necessarily good for morale. Disney CEO Bob Iger found that out the hard way. After commenting last week that he was open to selling parts of the Disney Company’s media division, including ABC, employees were experiencing “high anxiety” about their futures. Related: ‘The Challenges Are Greater Than I Anticipated.’ ...

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Bob Iger Reconsiders Disney’s Future in Television, ABC and ESPN in Jeopardy

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Disney CEO Bob Iger isn’t wasting any time after confirming that he will stay in his role until the end of 2026. With the Walt Disney Company in a period of uncertain decline, the iconic leader has already made some major shakeups within its business dealings. Amid massive company-wide layoffs, Iger is next considering axing entire subsidiaries he no longer ...

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Groundbreaking ABC Star Dies, Aged 48

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Jeffrey Carlson, the actor who broke television ground portraying the first transgender character on ABC’s “All My Children,” has died aged 48. Drama Critics’ Circle president Adam Feldman broke the news of the “powerful and painful loss” on Twitter Sunday, July 9. No cause of death was reported. The California native was born in 1975, and his mother reportedly named ...

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“I Don’t Have to Hate You” Disney Actress Drops Relationship Truth Bombs on ‘Bachelor’ Star

Danielle Fishel Karp Viall Files Podcast

Throughout the 90s, almost every teen and tween made appointments to watch one of ABC’s most iconic sitcoms. Millions were transported into Mr. Feeny’s classroom at Quincy Adams Middle School while they grew up alongside Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) and his BFF Shawn Hunter (Rider Strong). Aside from the relatable theories Cory tested while navigating adolescent woes resonating with fans ...

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ABC News Threatens Ban on Major Polling Company for Ties to Right-Leaning Media Outlets

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Disney-owned ABC News has reportedly launched an offensive on the American polling company Rasmussen Reports via a stern email questioning their ties to certain rightwing organizations. The dispute could essentially see Rasmussen Reports excluded from ABC’s coverage. Let’s take a look at the alleged email provided by the polling company and what exactly ABC wants to make clear through it. ...

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“Nobody Died in the Holocaust,” Jewish ABC Star Makes Shocking Statements

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Roseanne Barr has been a controversial person for much of her time in Hollywood. The former ABC sitcom star has often faced backlash for her questionable statements. Her comments even caused The Walt Disney Company to cancel the revival of her hit show after only a season, killing off her character in the process. However, her latest scandal involving words ...

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Was Late Night Show Host Jimmy Kimmel Fired from ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’?

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Over the years, we at Disney Fanatic have worked to address various rumors that have circulated among the Disney community. When the story that Cinderella Castle was going to be removed from Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World began, we fact-checked that; same with the rumors about Space Mountain becoming a lights-on attraction, the possibility of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme ...

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“This One’s for You, Dad”: ‘American Idol’ Winner Makes Emotional Tribute to Late Father

Iam Tongi

An audition that drew in 16 million views on YouTube wasn’t even the start of the American Idol winner’s pursuit of the title. On Sunday night, American Idol’s crowned its Season 21 champion, and no one was more surprised by the win than Iam Tongi himself. Idol named Megan Danielle—a 20-year-old from Georgia—as Idol’s runner-up, and Tongi stepped into the winner’s ...

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