Afternoon Update: WarnerMedia Ousts Two Top Programming Chiefs

Also charges filed in Tyler Skaggs overdose and more news you may have missed today
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» After just 90 days on the job, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar announced a major shakeup: two of the company’s top programing chiefs, Bob Greenblatt and Kevin Reilly, are departing. Greenblatt’s mandate upon being hired in 2019 was to help with the launch of HBO Max, which has reportedly gotten off to a rocky start. [Variety]

» Celebrity “news” program E! News is going off the air after 29 years, along with two other programs that rely on paparazzi photos and red carpet happenings, which have been nearly nonexistent during the pandemic. [CNN]

» Opening a food hall in Thai town seemed like a good enough idea, but for Chancee Martorell, it’s turned into a nightmare. “It’s just the most complicated and torturous and painfully excruciating process and I would not want anyone to have to go through that,” she says. [The LAnd]

» A former spokesman for the Anaheim Angels is being charged in connection with pitcher Tyler Skaggs’s fentanyl overdose in 2019. [CNN]

» A Hasbro doll themed to the movie Trolls World Tour is being recalled for featuring a crotch button some parents worry will groom their children to be molested by pedophiles. In a breathless petition, one parent wondered, “What will this toy make our innocent, impressionable children think? That it’s fun when someone touches your private area? That pedophilia and child molestation are ok? It’s not ok!” [Refinery 29]


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