Hollywood News Banter

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The Hollywood Reporter's Matt Belloni joins Kim Masters for a look at the top entertainment news stories of the week.

  • For months, tensions have been mounting at Viacom. Now it's war. Sumner Redstone recently removed long-time confidante Philippe Dauman from the trust and board that controls Viacom. Dauman alleges that it's really Redstone's daughter Shari pulling the strings, and is trying to get back on the board. What ultimately happens will determine the fate of both Viacom and CBS.
  • There's been a changing of the guard at HBO. After months of struggles in the drama department, Michael Lombardo is stepping down, and Casey Bloys has been promoted to take his place as programming chief.




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