The question of 92-year-old Sumner Redstone's ability to run his company was called into question recently when his ex and longtime friend Manuela Herzer filed papers in court declaring him mentally incompetent and requesting to be put in charge of his healthcare. There are those who claim Redstone cannot move on his own and can barely speak, while others say Herzer's move was financially motivated and a way to get herself re-instated in the Redstone household. She says she was "inexplicallby thrown out" of Redstone's house in October. Redstone is the executive chairman of both CBS and Viacom, and between his ailing health and the differing desires of stakeholders, the issue of the fate of those media companies remains up in the air.
FROM THIS EPISODE
More From Hollywood Breakdown
Best popular film category proves not so popular The Academy has put its plan to introduce a new category for best "popular" film on indefinite hold. It will go forward with presenting 6-8 awards during commercial breaks in order to streamline and shorten the TV broadcast of the ceremony.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
How parents across LA are talking about weed with their kids With the start of recreational cannabis sales earlier this year, Los Angeles became arguably the biggest legal marijuana market in the world. The state prohibits anyone under the age… Read More
LA teachers and students work to curb cannabis use On a sunny Saturday afternoon in September, about a dozen high school health teachers gathered around a semi-circle of tables at the Los Angeles Unified School District’s downtown headquarters. The… Read More