UPDATED : Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said today that the county is still seeing declines in all of its major Covid metrics, including slowing case numbers and stabilizing hospitalizations and deaths. She says given the improvements, “we may be positioned to pause the implementation of universal masking,” which is due on Friday. The determination will not be made until Thursday. Ferrer told the L.A. County Board of Supervisors that if the hospital admission rate of new COVID patients falls by Thursday near the rate of 10 per 100,000 residents, it would “trigger a reassessment on the need to re-implement an indoor masking mandate.” As of last Thursday, the rate was 11.7 new admissions per 100,000 residents. Also last Thursday Ferrer said, “should we start seeing steep declines in our [case] numbers next week, because we know hospitalizations are this lagging indicator, we are likely to want to take a pause on moving too quickly on indoor … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Inches Closer To Avoiding Mask Mandate On Friday – Update
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The hundreds of layoffs at CNN this week were, as CNN boss Chris Licht predicted, a “gut punch,” but the question for staffers — and viewers — is what will happen next. For viewers, the changes may be apparent in a number of ways, particularly at HLN, where the Robin Meade-anchored Morning Express is ending and Meade, whose first day on air at HLN was Sept. 11, 2001, is departing along with staffers. Instead, CNN will replace the morning show with a simulcast of CNN This Morning , the relaunched version of New Day . HLN, which was formerly the newscast-dominated Headline News, had shifted for the rest of the day to largely a format of true-crime shows, something that resembles Warner Bros Discovery sibling network ID. So it wasn’t a complete surprise that ID would take on responsibilities for the true-crime block. Licht has indicated that, as the network undergoes cuts, he wants to minimize the impact on newsgathering. Nevertheless, a number of reporters and … [Read more...] about CNN “Gut Punch” Of Layoffs And Cost Cuts: What Happens Next?
EXCLUSIVE: George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth have launched BedBy8 , a production company focused on scripted television projects, limited series and documentaries. Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco serves as President of the company. BedBy8 already has two projects in development at 20th Television. The first is Let’s Not Do This Again , based on Grant Ginder’s book, with Jenni Konner attached to write and executive produce, which has has been set up at Hulu. The second is Intelligence , a dark comedy based on the book by Susan Hasler, with JJ Philbin & David Feeney writing and executive producing. Husband-and-wife duo Stephanopoulos and Wentworth as well as Mastromonaco executive produce both projects for BedBy8. The new company expands Stephanopoulos’ Disney footprint to the scripted side of the company while also doubling up on his nonfiction/documentary efforts. He anchors ABC News’ Good Morning America and This Week … [Read more...] about George Stephanopulos & Ali Wentworth Launch BedBy8 Production Company, Set ‘Let’s Not Do This Again’ & ‘Intelligence’ As First Projects
Jeff Blackburn , a 25-year Amazon veteran, who was the prime architect of the company’s expansion into streaming, will be retiring in January. Amazon CEO Andrew Jassy and Blackburn made the announcement in emails to staff this morning, copies of which were obtained by Deadline. Blackburn most recently served as SVP of Global Media & Entertainment, overseeing all entertainment business, including Prime Video and Amazon Studios, Music, Podcasts/Wondery, Audible, Games and Twitch, for the past 18 months, since he returned from a sabbatical. Following Blackburn’s retirement, Mike Hopkins, who will continue to lead Prime Video, Amazon Studios, and MGM, and Steve Boom, who will add oversight of Audible, Twitch and Games to his current duties leading the Music and Podcasting teams, will report directly to Jassy. Blackburn, to whom the two previously reported, will help with the transition, which will happen Jan. 1. Hopkins recently negotiated Amazon’s deals for MGM and Thursday … [Read more...] about Jeff Blackburn To Retire From Amazon After 25 Years
Getty Survivors of the Ulvade school shooting claim the school district, law enforcement and first responders didn't act fast enough during the massacre, and now they're suing for $27 billion. The class-action lawsuit was filed, Tuesday -- in federal court in Austin, TX -- by parents, teachers and students who say they were present the day of the shooting and are seeking damages for "the indelible and forever-lasting trauma" endured from the horrific shooting ... this according to multiple reports. Gallery Launch Gallery In the documents, the survivors say, "Law enforcement took seventy-seven minutes to accomplish what they were duty bound to expeditiously perform." KVUE According to the lawsuit, the survivors claim that "[i]nstead of swiftly implementing an organized and concerted response to an active school shooter who had breached the otherwise 'secured' school buildings at Robb Elementary school, the conduct of the three hundred and … [Read more...] about Uvalde Shooting Survivors File $27 Billion Lawsuit Against Cops, School District
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans The man who fell off a Carnival ocean liner and treaded water for 20 hours before being rescued literally swam with sharks and miraculously survived, but there's one big mystery -- how many drinks did this dude consume before going overboard?!? EXCLUSIVE: James Michael Grimes said he treaded water for nearly 20 hours after falling overboard overboard on a Carnival cruise ship on Thanksgiving Eve -- battling jelly fish, rip currents and shark-infested waters before being airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard. @evapilgrim pic.twitter.com/DE4n6vdLhA — Good Morning America (@GMA) December 2, 2022 @GMA James Michael Grimes had an amazingly entertaining chitchat Friday on 'GMA,' where he described the harrowing experience last week in the Gulf of Mexico. He concedes he had been drinking the day of the fall, although he can't remember how much he had. He remembers downing a few, and winning one in an air guitar contest. … [Read more...] about Cruise Ship Passenger Who Fell Off Ship Swam with Sharks for 20 Hours
Roll up, roll up, Insiders. The Deadline International team have once again been travelling the world to bring you the latest news and analysis from the global film and TV biz, with Mel and Zac both in the Middle East. Max and I actually found the TV world descending on London for once, so we didn’t have to go so far for access. Read on. London Calling Tighten those belts : Straight over to Max Goldbart with this report — As news emerged repeatedly of mass layoffs at a wealth of legacy U.S. media companies this week, some of the most senior execs in the business were facing tricky questions about the economic headwinds at the Content London event in the UK’s capital. “Belt tightening is coming,” according to Showtime Entertainment President Jana Winograde, who teased her Paramount-owned network’s approach to the global macroeconomic crisis: keeping up the tentpoles but “finding creative ways” to fund lower budget shows. Warner Bros. TV Studios boss Channing Dungey … [Read more...] about International Insider: London Calling; Harry & Meghan’s Doc; Red Sea Festival; Screen Scotland’s EFF To Rise?; Shanghai Disney