Top Chef Richard Blais cooks up a career in television. Plus, top cybersecurity lawyer on why and how Hollywood could be hacked.
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John Horn joins Kim Masters to banter about some of this week's top Hollywood news stories.
- Matt Lauer not to blame for NBC ouster of Ann Curry and declining ratings of the Today show
- Veronica Mars movie gets massive Kickstarter kick-start, but is it an anomaly?
- CBS strikes multi-platform syndication deal for The Good Wife -- a new model for life in syndication?
Top Chef's Richard Blais discusses how losing the first time he was on Top Chef gave him a winning television career. He talks with The Business producer Darby Maloney about leveraging the TV exposure he had on the various iterations of the Top Chef franchise to build a career in the entertainment business as a celebrity chef.
Stewart Baker is a lawyer whose expertise is cybersecurity. He is also former official at the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. Baker talks with host Kim Masters about why and how the Chinese government may hack Hollywood studios. He recently wrote an article, "Warning to Hollywood: Chinese Hackers Want Your Secrets," for the Hollywood Reporter on this very topic.
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