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Vice Media names Nancy Dubuc CEO, co-founder Smith to be chairman

(Reuters) - Vice Media LLC on Tuesday named Nancy Dubuc as chief executive officer, succeeding co-founder Shane Smith, three months after the millennial-focused media firm apologized for allowing a "boy's club" atmosphere to flourish at the company......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 13th, 2018

A+E Networks Chief Nancy Dubuc in Talks to Run Vice Media - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterA+E Networks Chief Nancy Dubuc in Talks to Run Vice MediaHollywood ReporterChange is coming to Vice Media, where cable TV veteran Nancy Dubuc is in talks to assume the CEO role long held by co-founder Shane Smith. The news comes as the new-media company, which includes a linear cable channel partnership with Dubuc's A+E ...Nancy Dubuc Exits A+E Networks; Abbe Raven Named Interim ChairmanDeadlineNancy Dubuc, Head of A&E Networks, Is in Talks to Take Over Vice MediaNew York TimesNancy Dubuc exits A+E Networks and may be headed to Vice MediaLos Angeles TimesCNNMoney -Fast Company -Tubefilter -WWDall 24 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 13th, 2018

A+E Networks Chief Nancy Dubuc In Talks to Run Vice Media - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterA+E Networks Chief Nancy Dubuc In Talks to Run Vice MediaHollywood ReporterChange is coming to Vice Media, where cable TV veteran Nancy Dubuc is in talks to assume the CEO role long held by co-founder Shane Smith. The news comes as the new media company, which includes a linear cable channel partnership with Dubuc's A+E ...Nancy Dubuc Exits A+E Networks; Abbe Raven Named Interim ChairmanDeadlineNancy Dubuc, Head of A&E Networks, Is in Talks to Take Over Vice MediaNew York TimesNancy Dubuc exits A+E Networks and may be headed to Vice MediaLos Angeles TimesAdweek -CNNMoney -AdAge.com -Fast Companyall 25 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 12th, 2018

Nancy Dubuc, Head of A&E Networks, Is in Talks to Take Over Vice Media - New York Times

New York TimesNancy Dubuc, Head of A&E Networks, Is in Talks to Take Over Vice MediaNew York TimesShane Smith is preparing to cede his position as Vice Media's chief executive officer to Nancy Dubuc, who announced on Monday that she was stepping down as chief executive of A&E Networks, according to people briefed on the matter. Mr. Smith, 48, is ...A+E Networks Chief Nancy Dubuc In Talks to Run Vice MediaHollywood ReporterNancy Dubuc exits A+E Networks and may be headed to Vice MediaLos Angeles TimesNancy Dubuc Is Leaving A+E Networks and Talking With Vice Media to Replace Shane Smith as CEOAdweekDeadline -CNNMoney -AdAge.com -Fast Companyall 24 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 12th, 2018

Vice Media Confirms Nancy Dubuc as CEO, Shane Smith Moves to Executive Chairman

Former A+E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc has been named CEO of Vice Media, the company said Tuesday. Vice Media co-founder Shane Smith will shift to a new role as executive chairman. The news comes a day after Dubuc announced her exit after nearly 20 years from A+E Networks. “Why Nancy Dubuc? Simply put, because rarely […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 13th, 2018

Vice Media names Nancy Dubuc CEO, co-founder Smith to be chairman

(Reuters) - Vice Media LLC on Tuesday named Nancy Dubuc as chief executive officer, succeeding co-founder Shane Smith, three months after the millennial-focused media firm apologized for allowing a "boy's club" atmosphere to flourish at the company......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 13th, 2018

Vice Kicks Off Nancy Dubuc Era

Vice Media kicked off a new era Friday, with its soon-to-be global CEO, Nancy Dubuc, leading a “newfront” presentation to  advertisers. Executives spent only a few seconds spent nodding to company co-founder Shane Smith, who is often viewed as inextricably linked to the upstart media company. “I look forward to getting started,” Dubuc told the […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 4th, 2018

A+E Networks Chief Nancy Dubuc in Talks to Become CEO of Vice Media (EXCLUSIVE)

UPDATED: In a surprise move, A+E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc is in advanced talks to take over the chief executive role at Vice Media from the company’s co-founder, Shane Smith. Abbe Raven, the longtime A+E executive who retired in 2015, has been tapped to lead the cable company for an interim period until a successor […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 12th, 2018

A+E Networks Chief Nancy Dubuc Drops Out of Amazon Studios Executive Race

A+E Networks chief Nancy Dubuc has pulled herself out of contention for the top job at Amazon Studios. Sources said Amazon had been in negotiations with Dubuc but the executive became weary of the extended interviewing process and decided to withdraw from consideration. She is expected to remain at the helm of A+E Networks, the […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 8th, 2018

Nancy Dubuc Named Vice CEO, Shane Smith Transitions to Executive Chairman

News comes a day after Dubuc made official her plans to leave a longtime role at A+E Networks. read more.....»»

Category: tvSource: hollywoodreporterMar 13th, 2018

Vice Media reportedly settled 4 sexual harassment, defamation cases against employees - Mashable

MashableVice Media reportedly settled 4 sexual harassment, defamation cases against employeesMashableAndrew Creighton, President of VICE Media Group and Shane Smith, Founder of VICE speak during the Vice.com Launch Party at Skylight One Hanson on Sept. 15, 2011 in New York City. Image: Getty Images. 2016%2f10%2f18%2f6f%2f2016101865slbw.6b8ca.6b5d9 By ...Vice Told Woman To “Laugh Off” Sexual Harassment ClaimNewsweekThe New York Times Publishes Long-Awaited Report on Sexual Harassment at Vice MediaWWDInvestigation finds sexual misconduct settlements, toxic environment at Vice MediaThe Hill (blog)New York Times -Viceall 18 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsDec 23rd, 2017

Nancy Dubuc’s Exit at A+E Networks Reflects Turbulence in Pay TV

A hasty CEO exit has put the spotlight on A+E Networks as a symbol of the business trends that are troubling the pay-TV arena. Nancy Dubuc surprised the industry March 13 by decamping to Vice Media as CEO after five years at the top of A+E Networks, which is partnered with Vice in the struggling […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 21st, 2018

A+E Networks Chief Nancy Dubuc Condemns Harvey Weinstein and Industry’s ‘Epidemic’ Abuse of Power (EXCLUSIVE)

A+E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc has condemned Harvey Weinstein, calling the allegations of rape and sexual harassment against the film and TV producer “disgusting and horrifying.” A+E Networks has been in business with the Weinstein Co. on numerous projects, most notably on Lifetime’s long-running “Project Runway” reality show and its numerous spinoffs. Weinstein Co. was […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 10th, 2017

A+E Networks Chief Nancy Dubuc Condemns Harvey Weinstein and Industry’s ‘Epidemic’ Abuse of Power

A+E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc has condemned Harvey Weinstein, calling the allegations of rape and sexual harassment against the film and TV producer “disgusting and horrifying.” A+E Networks has been in business with the Weinstein Co. on numerous projects, most notably on Lifetime’s long-running “Project Runway” reality show and its numerous spinoffs. Weinstein Co. was […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 10th, 2017

26 Celebs" Middle Names Revealed & Some Are Very Unique!

If you thought you knew everything about some of these celebrities, you probably thought wrong as it’s likely you didn’t know their middle names! While some stars have some usual and standard names for their middle names, others have ones that are very unique. Some of the celebs even have two middle names, while there [...] If you thought you knew everything about some of these celebrities, you probably thought wrong as it’s likely you didn’t know their middle names! While some stars have some usual and standard names for their middle names, others have ones that are very unique. Some of the celebs even have two middle names, while there are likely plenty out there with no middle name. We have gathered the middle names of stars like Dakota Johnson, Ben Affleck, Beyonce, Charlie Hunnam, and many more. Click through the slideshow to find out some unique middle names….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredApr 2nd, 2018

Peter Jackson Responds to Harvey Weinstein"s Denial of "Lord of the Rings" Casting Story

Peter Jackson has released a lengthy statement in response to Harvey Weinstein‘s denial of blacklisting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino during the Lord of the Rings casting process. The Weinstein brothers were involved with the fantasy franchise when their studio Miramax was helping develop the films. The studio didn’t end up green-lighting the movie and [...] Peter Jackson has released a lengthy statement in response to Harvey Weinstein‘s denial of blacklisting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino during the Lord of the Rings casting process. The Weinstein brothers were involved with the fantasy franchise when their studio Miramax was helping develop the films. The studio didn’t end up green-lighting the movie and the franchise moved to New Line, where the final decisions were made. Harvey‘s rep claims that he had no input on casting as “all casting was done by New Line.” Peter says that during his initial conversations with Weinstein, he brought up Ashley and Mira as possibly casting choices and he was told to “steer clear” of them “because they claimed to have had ‘bad experiences’ with these particular actresses in the past.” “This type of comment is not unusual – it can happen with any studio on any film, when different actor’s names come up in conversation – but once you hear negative feedback about somebody, you don’t forget it,” Peter said in his statement to Deadline. He added, “The movies changed hands from Miramax to New Line before casting actually got underway – but because we had been warned off Ashley and Mira by Miramax, and we were naive enough to assume we’d been told the truth, Fran [Walsh] and I did not raise their names in New Line casting conversations.” Click inside to read the full statement… Read the full statement from Peter Jackson below: Aspects of Harvey’s denial are insincere. He is basically saying that “this blacklisting couldn’t be true because New Line cast the movie”. That’s a deflection from the truth. In the 18 months we developed the Lord of the Rings at Miramax, we had many casting conversations with Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and their executives. During this period, no offers were made to actors because that occurs after a film is greenlit, and Miramax never greenlit these films. However, many conversations occurred internally regarding potential casting. Fran Walsh and I recall that Morgan Freeman, Paul Scofield, David Bowie, Liam Neeson, Natascha McElhone, Claire Forlani, Francesca Annis, Max von Sydow, and Daniel Day Lewis were some of the names discussed with Miramax for possible roles in The Lord of the Rings movies. Amongst the many names raised, Fran and I expressed our enthusiasm for Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino. In fact we met with Ashley and discussed two possible roles with her. After this meeting we were told by Miramax to steer clear of both Ashley and Mira, because they claimed to have had “bad experiences” with these particular actresses in the past. Fran Walsh was in the same meeting, and remembers these negative comments about Ashley and Mira as clearly as I do. We have no reason to make it up. This type of comment is not unusual – it can happen with any studio on any film, when different actor’s names come up in conversation – but once you hear negative feedback about somebody, you don’t forget it. We were not in a position to offer Ashley or Mira a role in the movies, but we attempted to have their names added to a list, for when casting began. Each role can have many actors names listed for future auditions and meetings. In these film maker/studio relationships, there has to be consensus in casting choices – either side can generally veto suggested names for various reasons, and in pre-Lord of the Rings days, we didn’t have the power to override the studio on casting choices. The movies changed hands from Miramax to New Line before casting actually got underway – but because we had been warned off Ashley and Mira by Miramax, and we were naive enough to assume we’d been told the truth, Fran and I did not raise their names in New Line casting conversations. Nearly 20 years later, we read about the sexual misconduct allegations being made against Harvey Weinstein and we saw comments by both Mira and Ashley, who felt they had been blacklisted by Miramax after rejecting Harvey’s sexual advances. Fran and I immediately remembered Miramax’s negative reaction when we put their names forward, and we wondered if we had unwittingly been part of the alleged damage to their careers, at the hands of Miramax. We have no direct evidence linking Ashley and Mira’s allegations to our Lord of the Rings casting conversations of 20 years ago – but we stand by what we were told by Miramax when we raised both of their names, and we are recounting it accurately. If we were unwitting accomplices in harming their careers, Fran and I unreservedly apologise to both Ashley and Mira......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 15th, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence Calls Claims He"s Running For President In 2020 "Laughable & Absurd"!

Mike Pence will NOT be running for president in 2020. The Vice President made this fact abundantly clear after the New York Times suggested he was considering a run for the office. Not only did the Veep drag the report as being "categorically false," but he also hit back by calling the allegations "laughable and absurd." Related: [...] Mike Pence will NOT be running for president in 2020. The Vice President made this fact abundantly clear after the New York Times suggested he was considering a run for the office. Not only did the Veep drag the report as being "categorically false," but he also hit back by calling the allegations "laughable and absurd." Related: Stephen Colbert Blames His Weight Gain On Trump! Doth protest too much, sir?? Nonetheless, Vice President Pence noted on Twitter: My statement regarding the absurd @NYtimes article. pic.twitter.com/htvYSbS2dy — Vice President Pence (@VP) August 6, 2017 Well, there you have it! Although, to be fair, the NYT didn't say out right that Pence was planning to challenge Donald in 2020. Rather they said the VP was "acting more like a second-term vice president hoping to clear the field than a No. 2 sworn in a little over six months ago." Still, we have a feeling this report left those working in the Oval Office shaken up. We mean, the Trump administration made sure Kellyanne Conway took shots at the article during her recent appearance on This Week With George Stephanopoulos. After calling the claim "complete fiction," the White House adviser added: "It is absolutely true that the vice president is getting ready for 2020 — for reelection as vice president." Phew. As much as we hate Donald Trump, we're terrified at the idea of Pence becoming Commander-In-Chief. [Image via Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 7th, 2017

Casino Titan Steve Wynn Resigns From Company Amid Sexual Misconduct Scandal — Blames The "Avalanche Of Negative Publicity"

Boy, bye. On Tuesday evening, Casino mogul Steve Wynn officially resigned as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts amid troubling sexual misconduct allegations. Well, well! Related: Corey Feldman Cleared Of Sexual Battery Charge Per the Las Vegas- based company, Wynn's resignation was effective immediately. We can't say we're necessarily surprised to learn that the 76-year-old businessman stepped down [...] Boy, bye. On Tuesday evening, Casino mogul Steve Wynn officially resigned as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts amid troubling sexual misconduct allegations. Well, well! Related: Corey Feldman Cleared Of Sexual Battery Charge Per the Las Vegas- based company, Wynn's resignation was effective immediately. We can't say we're necessarily surprised to learn that the 76-year-old businessman stepped down from his post, as his resignation came less than two weeks after a Wall Street Journal report exposed his alleged misconduct. Specifically, the publication accused Wynn of harassing a number of his female employees for decades AND alleged that he used to coerce them into having sex. Apparently, one unsavory incident led to a $7.5 million settlement. In a statement about his resignation, Wynn noted: "In the last couple of weeks, I have found myself the focus of an avalanche of negative publicity. As I have reflected upon the environment this has created — one in which a rush to judgment takes precedence over everything else, including the facts — I have reached the conclusion I cannot continue to be effective in my current roles." The billionaire is adamant about his innocence and has previously suggested his fall from grace is his ex wife, Elaine Wynn's doing. The former Mrs. Wynn has denied this allegation via her attorney. As for Wynn Resorts, Matt Maddox -- the company's president since 2013 -- was tapped as the replacement for CEO. Boone Wayson, who has been named the company's non-executive chairman of the board, commented: "It is with a collective heavy heart, that the board of directors of Wynn Resorts today accepted the resignation of our founder, CEO and friend Steve Wynn." Just because Steve has stepped down from his position, doesn't mean he's done with the scandal. It's said the magnate still faces investigations by gambling regulators in Nevada and Massachusetts. After the damning accusations first dropped, the company announced they would assemble a committee of independent directors to look into the alleged misconduct. Wynn Resorts' China sect, Wynn Macau Ltd., was also told to hold off from trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange on Wednesday. Intense stuff. Back in January, due to the scandal, Wynn chose to resign from his position as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee. Looks like the Sin City tycoon's ousting is in full swing. Stay tuned for any updates regarding this scandal! [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonFeb 7th, 2018

Dominique Delport Named President of International and Chief Revenue Officer at Vice

Dominique Delport, the former global managing director at Havas Group and head of Vivendi Content, has been appointed Vice Media’s president of international and chief revenue officer. Variety first reported that Delport was in line to become Vice’s president of international earlier this month. Delport will report directly to Nancy Dubuc, who has been tapped […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 27th, 2018

Paul McCartney & Wife Nancy Shevell Enjoy Holiday Break in St. Barts!

Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell keep close as they go for a romantic stroll together on Wednesday (December 27) in St. Barts. The 75-year-old musician and Nancy, 58, did some shopping on St Barthelemy Island before they visited the Christopher Hotel, where they used to stay, to see the damage caused by Hurricane [...] Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell keep close as they go for a romantic stroll together on Wednesday (December 27) in St. Barts. The 75-year-old musician and Nancy, 58, did some shopping on St Barthelemy Island before they visited the Christopher Hotel, where they used to stay, to see the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Paul McCartney That same evening, Paul and Nancy were spotted joining his daughter Stella McCartney on-board of a yacht to check out a Jimmy Buffet concert. Paul and his family are in town to ring out the New Years as part of their annual tradition......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 28th, 2017

Matt Lauer"s Ex-Wife Speaks Out in His Defense After "Today Show" Firing

Matt Lauer‘s ex-wife Nancy Alspaugh is speaking out to defend him after he was fired from The Today Show amid sexual misconduct allegations. Nancy was married to Matt from 1981 to 1988 and she is surprised by the news. “I was shocked because he’s been such a stalwart at that network and in that job,” [...] Matt Lauer‘s ex-wife Nancy Alspaugh is speaking out to defend him after he was fired from The Today Show amid sexual misconduct allegations. Nancy was married to Matt from 1981 to 1988 and she is surprised by the news. “I was shocked because he’s been such a stalwart at that network and in that job,” Alspaugh told Entertainment Tonight. “He’s been the best person that’s ever held that job and I couldn’t imagine that anything that he would have done — that would have been so out of character for him — that would have caused that reaction.” “I never saw him as a power monger or somebody who would abuse his position in any way,” Nancy added, saying that Matt is an “incredibly nice, incredibly charming person.” Nancy questions if some of the accusations facing Matt are true or not. “He’s just a very giving person and charming and I think a lot of this stuff is obviously going to come to light, whether it’s true or not, and some of the things that are being stated may not be true,” she said. “We have to find that out, you know? As time goes on here, people should be aware there’s a family involved here. There are three children and that’s — I think it’s important to be aware that this can destroy a family. Reporting on accusations before they know whether they’re real or not.” Matt spoke out on Thursday morning to apologize for his behavior and also say that some of the claims are untrue......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 30th, 2017