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Disney extends CEO Bob Chapek’s contract by three years

Bob Chapek, DisneyJeff Gritchen | MediaNews Group | Orange County Register via Getty ImagesDisney has extended CEO Bob Chapek's contract for three years, the company announced Tuesday.Chapek's contract was set to expire in February next year, three years after he unexpectedly took the reins from Bob Iger. The board, which met Tuesday in Florida, voted unanimously to extend Chapek's tenure to July 2025."Disney was dealt a tough hand by the pandemic, yet with Bob at the helm, our businesses — from parks to streaming — not…

Review: A genius, of course, but a happy one? In concert, a generous Bob Dylan makes the case

Tuesday's performance felt like a gift: a thoroughly engrossing outpouring of roots music and folk-soul balladry, with Dylan in richly expressive voice. Tuesday's performance felt like a gift: a thoroughly engrossing outpouring of roots music and folk-soul balladry, with Dylan in richly expressive voice. FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Techno Blender is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is…

Disney CEO Bob Chapek Supported Peter Rice. Until He Didn’t.

The decision by Walt Disney Co. DIS -0.86% Chief Executive Bob Chapek to fire top lieutenant Peter Rice from his position as head of the company’s General Entertainment Content unit last week had been under consideration for months, say people familiar with the matter.Yet it came less than a year after Mr. Chapek had endorsed Mr. Rice’s leadership with a large bonus and a new multiyear deal that ran through…

The Islander by Chris Blackwell review – maverick who brought Bob Marley to the masses | Music books

Nineteen sixty-two was a big year for Jamaica and Chis Blackwell alike. The country gained its independence and hosted the first James Bond movie, Dr No, on which Blackwell worked as a fixer, recommending locations and recruiting his musician friends as grips, extras, even as musicians. So impressed was co-producer Harry Saltzman that he offered Blackwell a job as his PA. The 25-year-old wavered; he was already knee-deep in Jamaica’s frantic music industry and about to leave the island to establish his own label, Island,…

Best Budget Laptops for Minecraft

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2Photo: Phillip Tracy/GizmodoBuying a laptop for a kid isn’t easy. Review sites (even this one) tend to focus on flagship devices and those with unique features rather than basic budget products. That’s partly due to reader interest, but also because vendors don’t like sending us cheapo, low-margin devices they don’t put much effort into. I’ve found that to be especially true in the laptop segment,where budget devices aren’t that good. Fortunately, a few worthy options have entered the market

Disney fires TV content chief Peter Rice as board backs CEO Bob Chapek

LOS ANGELES — Disney has abruptly fired Peter Rice, its most senior television content executive, multiple sources told CNBC on Thursday, while the company's board expressed support for CEO Bob Chapek.Rice, who came to Disney in 2019, after the company finalized its deal to buy 21st Century Fox, didn't know the firing was coming, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. He will be succeeded by Dana Walden, Rice's top lieutenant, effective immediately.Chapek told Rice he wasn't a cultural fit at Disney in a…

See Jim Carrey, Chris Rock Celebrate Bob Saget for Netflix Tribute

Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, John Mayer, and John Stamos lead an all-star tribute to the late Bob Saget in a new Netflix comedy special out tomorrow, June 10. Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute also includes friends, co-stars and fellow comics like Jackson Browne, Dave Chappelle, Michael Keaton, Jeff Ross, Jon Lovitz and Full House’s Dave Coulier and Candace Cameron Bure. In the new trailer for the special, the comedians involved tap into Saget’s trademark dark humor, welcoming attendees to “the Bob superspreader.” “We’re…

Tell Us About Your Pop Culture Month: May 2022 Edition

Image: Del Rey Publishing/LucasfilmIt’s the start of a new month, and you know what that means!Read: I’ve been trying to make an effort to read more this year, and one of the books I’ve managed to complete has been Star Wars: Brotherhood by Mike Chen. The book is set during the early days of the Clone Wars post-Attack of the Clones, centering on Anakin shortly after being promoted to Jedi Knight, and Obi-Wan getting his detective on in Cato Nemoidia after a terrorist attack. Fittingly, it feels very much like it could’ve

Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

Screenshot: Paramount+/YouTubeIt appears that Beavis and Butt-Head, stars of the much-loved ‘90s MTV animated series, have finally extracted themselves from their couch—but their horny snark is still very much intact. Witness this for yourself in the first trailer for Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe, the long-awaited to follow-up to the duo’s 1996 feature Beavis and Butt-Head Do America.The film picks up in 1998, just as our chuckling heroes are sent to space camp—which kicks off a series of events (spurred by their