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Open Tabs: Katie Couric Is Not a Nice Person, and John Oliver Attacks Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 16, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 16, 2014 |

Open Tabs is a round-up designed to allow me to close all the goddamn tabs to interesting trade-news stories that I don’t have anything to say about.

  • According to Sheila Weller’s upcoming book The News Sorority, Katie Couric did not endear herself to her CBS staffers by immediately comparing herself to Hillary Clinton, by taking a huge salary while others were forced to take pay cuts, and by being abrasive with her co-workers. It sounds like her and Matt Lauer really were a good match. (NYDailyNews)

  • A Father and the Bride 3 is reportedly in the works, and it would center on the youngest son of the character played by Steve Martin. The son would be getting gay married. (NF)

  • Netflix, which will probably be losing PBS Kids programming on July 1st, continues to push “original” childrens’ programming, knowing that kids rely on Netflix as much or more as their parents. They’re rolling out in 2015 a series based on the Mattel doll franchise Ever After High. A movie is expected to precede the series. (THR)

  • Speaking of kids’ shows, the Cartoon Network will produce new episodes of The Powerpuff Girls starting in 2016. (Variety)

    “Everyday is Mother’s Day. Let’s give dad this one Sunday in June, and, you know, be good spirited about it.” — Something an actual Fox News personality said. Aloud. On TV. (RawStory)

    President Obama’s eldest daughter, Malia Obama, has been working as a production assistant on Extant, the Spielberg produced CBS sci-fi series starring Halle Berry. (The Wrap)

  • In Britain, profanities are allowed on television after 9 p.m. Unfortunately, an episode of Honey Boo Boo containing 5 f-bombs and 11 instances when someone said “sh*t” aired at 8 p.m. there. TLC has apologized for the language, but unfortunately, not for the show. (THR)

    There is a model who looks just like Elsa in Frozen. Weird. (Uproxx)


    Here’s the season two trailer for Ray Donovan. I’m sorry.

    Finally, we’ve heard all the arguments against Dan Snyder continuing to use the team name Redskins already, but leave it to John Oliver to breathe fresh new, hilarious life into the debate. F*CKING CHANGE THE NAME ALREADY, SNYDER.

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