Showing posts with label PAGE SIX TV. Show all posts
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Monday, October 30, 2017

BILL COSBY'S 30 MILLION LOAN ON NYC TOWNHOUSE

Bill Cosby




NY POST -- Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby is looking to take a $30 million loan against his Upper East Side townhouse to pay for his mounting legal bills as he faces a retrial for sexual assault.



Cosby, 80, is trying to take the $30 million hard money loan on his 12,000 square foot mansion as he hires a new legal team to represent him, “Page Six TV” revealed Wednesday.



He bought the six-story townhouse in 1987 for $6.2 million and reportedly spent another $1.2 million renovating it. Neighbors include Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, Cantor Fitzgerald CEO and chairman Howard Lutnick, and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who spent 13 months in jail after pleading guilty to soliciting prostitution from an underage girl in 2008.



A source exclusively told Page Six, “Cosby is looking for a 30 million hard money loan against the house. Which means Cosby must be desperate because the banks won’t give him money. Hard money loans have high-interest rates and are usually repaid in a short time, such as a year.



“But the lenders aren’t keen to give Cosby the money because they don’t think he has enough equity. Also, the lenders believe if they foreclose on the house, that they may not sell it. Provenance and the history of a house is very important, and buyers would certainly be put off by the thought of what could have taken place in the house over the years, and that they’ll be sleeping in Cosby’s bedroom.”



The source speculated that Cosby may need money fast to pay his team of lawyers, after parting ways with at least four prominent lawyers – including Hollywood titan Marty Singer.



Now he has just hired famed Michael Jackson defense lawyer and frequent television legal expert, Tom Mesereau. Cosby’s new defense team that also includes ex-federal prosecutor Kathleen Bliss and Philadelphia’s Samuel W. Silver.



Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by more than 50 women. His first trial ended with a hung jury, and he now faces a retrial next spring.



Mesereau didn’t return calls and emails, Silver and Bliss didn’t immediately get back to us.




Friday, October 27, 2017

HARVEY WEINSTEIN WANTED TO BE A ROLLING STONE

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 DIRTY HARVEY !
 
New York Post “Page Six” Editor, Emily Smith, reveals Harvey Weinstein tried to buy Rolling Stone on yesterdays episode of “Page Six TV.”
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Harvey Weinstein



Before his sexual harassment scandal broke, Harvey Weinstein was trying to put together a deal to buy the legendary Rolling Stone magazine, Page Six has exclusively learned.



With Weinstein now out of the way in rehab, “Page Six TV” revealed that bidders for Jann Wenner’s venerable publication now include famed former Live Nation Entertainment executive chairman and Eagles manager Irving Azoff who’s putting together a $30 million plus offer backed by Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan.



Sources tell us there are around 30 bidders, including Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge, Variety owner Jay Penske and American Media, Inc. boss David Pecker. Though a source said, “The Wenners really don’t want to give Rolling Stone to AMI even though Pecker bought Us Weekly from them.”



While recent reports said disgraced Weinstein landed a $4 million crisis mortgage on his $15 million Manhattan townhouse to fund his brewing legal battles — sources tell us that the money was actually arranged months before his scandal hit as he was putting together funds and a consortium to buy Rolling Stone.



But the Weinstein Rolling Stone bid was dropped once accusations against him started piling up after the bombshell pieces in the New York Times and New Yorker. Azoff — also known as the uber-connected manager of Christina Aguilera — already has a joint venture with Dolan, Azoff MSG Entertainment, which they launched in 2013.



Wenner started Rolling Stone in 1967 and announced he was putting it up for sale last month after his son Gus Wenner, 27, succeeded him as president/COO. Wenner’s already sold a 49-percent stake in the mag to BandLab for a reported $40 million and sources say that bids for the controlling interest were due on Thursday for between $20 million and $40 million, but Wenner sources say the valuation is “significantly higher.”


Vanity Fair reported at the time the sale was announced that a Wenner Media financial document seen by the magazine “suggest Rolling Stone will sell for a fraction of what the magazine might have commanded in its heyday.”


Reps for Rolling Stone, Weinstein and Azoff didn’t comment.


ABOUT PAGE SIX TV


“Page Six TV” is a daily television show modeled after Page Six, the iconic New York Post gossip column and web site. The program’s host is John Fugelsang, and contributors are Bevy Smith, Elizabeth Wagmeister and Carlos Greer. True to the Page Six signature style, the show’s contributors and insiders deliver in-the-know gossip and news from entertainment, culture, the media, finance, real estate and politics. The half-hour show will cover today’s biggest personalities including high-flying real estate moguls, the hottest sports stars, larger-than-life politicians as well as break celebrity gossip and entertainment news.



Be sure to follow “Page Six TV” on Twitter @PageSixTV and join the conversation using #PageSixTV.




Tuesday, October 10, 2017

FIXER UPPER STARS LEFT HGTV BECAUSE OF CONTRACTS

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 PAGE SIX TV

The real reason Chip and Joanna Gaines quit HGTV

Story By Emily Smith
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PAGE SIX TV



“Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines claim they are leaving their hit show because they “need to take a breath.”


But Page Six TV on Monday reveals it is actually because of HGTV’s “horrible contracts” and the couple is betting on landing a bigger deal with Discovery.


The Gaineses recently announced that the upcoming season five of “Fixer Upper,” which starts next month, will be their last on HGTV, even though it is the highest rating show in the network and its biggest ad revenue generator.


HGTV is owned by Scripps, which is currently in the process of being bought by Discovery Communications – and insiders say Chip and Joanna are betting that Discovery will make them a bigger deal once the sale is finalized.


An HGTV network insider told Page Six, “Many years ago, when Scripps, which also owns Food Network, signed Rachael Ray, they didn’t think about Rachael starting a magazine, launching product lines, getting endorsement deals and her books selling millions of copies.


“And so while Food Network turned Rachael Ray into a star, she made tens of millions and Scripps got none of it. After Rachael they made sure no talent deal would ever put them in that situation again. Since the Gaineses were relatively unknown when they started, they signed the general Scripps talent contract.”


The source added, “Scripps talent contracts are very restrictive. The talent can’t do anything without their approval — any appearance, any publicity, any endorsement, any product — you have to ask them for permission. It is awful. And on top of that, Scripps takes a big percentage of everything you make- books, appearances, endorsements, products. If you make money, they take most of the money. “

The Gaines’ announcement to quit was a bombshell to fans who have followed the couple on their journey from a small construction and decorating firm in Waco, Texas, to huge celebrities. Since the pilot aired in May 2013, “Fixer Upper” has become one of the highest-rated shows in HGTV’s history, attracting nearly 4.5 million viewers.


The source added, “As Chip and Joanna grew more famous and popular over the years, the HGTV conceded to a few changes to their contract — like not taking a percentage of their Target collection — but they still wanted the Gaines’ to shoot long days, promote the show and just work their butts off.


“So they are using this end of their contract as a total renegotiation to get the deal they really want: more money, less work, more control. The timing of Discovery buying Scripps worked well in their favor. With Discovery hopefully now about to own Scripps, they are rolling the dice thinking the new owners will come running after them and give them the deal they really want.”


Discovery’s deal to buy Scripps is still being vetted by the FTC, and Discovery execs can’t approach any Scripps talent until at least early next year. But a TV insider said, “Discovery will surely go after Chip and Joanna, once the deal is cleared, because of their huge popularity. Discovery deals are traditionally much more generous to the talent, and the network can turn them into international stars, like Discovery did with Cake Boss.”


A rep from HGTV said in a statement, “Of course, this inflammatory information is inaccurate. Chip and Joanna have already shared with their fans why they made their decision and we support them.”


The Gaines’ had said in a statement on their website of their reason to quit, “This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment. Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.”


Brock Murphy, director of public relations for the Gaines’ company Magnolia Market told Page Six in a statement, “Chip and Jo’s decision to leave Fixer Upper is truly just based on wanting to catch their breath for a minute; to rest, refresh, and spend even more time with their family and growing businesses. It is not based on anything else people might read. They were very open and honest about their reasoning behind this decision when they first shared the announcement.”

Friday, August 25, 2017

NEW YORK POST'S PAGE SIX TV HITS 200 MARKETS

PAGE SIX PREVIEW



Los Angeles, CA — Twentieth Television announced today that “Page Six TV,” the new daily TV show from Endemol Shine North America and the New York Post, is set to launch Monday September 18 in more than 200 local markets across the U.S.



The daily TV show, delivering in-the-know gossip and news from entertainment, culture, the media, finance, real estate and politics, is now sold in more than 98% of the country for its first season in national syndication. “Page Six TV” is set to launch on the Fox Television Stations (FTS) in 16 markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.



Kay O’Connell (“Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe”) and Michael Bachmann (“Dish Nation”) have been named executive producers of “Page Six TV” and Kathleen Rajsp (“The View”) has been named co-executive producer. They join previously announced executive producers Jesse Angelo, who is publisher of the New York Post, as well as Endemol Shine North America’s Michael Weinberg and Rob Smith.



“Page Six TV” is hosted by John Fugelsang (Sirius XM Radio/VH1) and the show’s insiders include Bevy Smith (Bravo’s “Fashion Queens”), Variety entertainment reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister and New York Post Page Six reporter Carlos Greer. Page Six Editor Emily Smith and Deputy Editor Ian Mohr provide updates and insight, as well as exclusive first-looks into the latest breaking stories from the newsroom.



Throughout the season, celebrities, comedians and newsmakers will join “Page Six TV” as Plus Ones. The special guests will join the show’s regular insiders and offer their own insights on the day’s top stories.



“Page Six,” the iconic New York Post gossip column, will soon unveil “Page Six Best of Summer,” a week-long editorial celebration of the biggest moments of the summer. Weighing in on summer’s most buzzed about moments, Page Six editors will select winners and losers ranging from celebrities and athletes, to politicians and socialites, with the wit and candor that Page Six is known for. The inaugural list with themed categories will be announced daily in print and online beginning August 28, 2017 and through September 1, 2017.



“We’ve assembled a great station lineup, a terrific production team and group of insiders and now we’re ready to bring ‘Page Six TV’ to a national audience for the first time,” said Endemol Shine North America CEO Cris Abrego.



“There is a lot of excitement and buzz surrounding the show and we are looking forward to extending our reach this fall,” said Jesse Angelo, CEO and Publisher of the New York Post and Executive Producer of ‘Page Six TV.’ “As an extension of the iconic column, the show will continue to deliver a real insiders perspective on the latest gossip and news to a much broader audience.”



“It's been great to see all the different divisions at our company come together on this. I see it as a great blueprint for future projects,” said Frank Cicha, Senior Vice President of Programming for FOX Television Stations.



“Page Six TV” Executive Producer Kay O’Connell was part of the team that produced the three-week preview last summer on seven FOX TV Stations. O’Connell most recently was an EP on Lifetime’s “Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe,” executive produced “Kathy” with Kathy Griffin on Bravo and was part of the original team that launched “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC.



Executive Producer Michael Bachmann helped create and executive produce daily TV series “Dish Nation” and produced several shows on Yahoo! TV including “Primetime in No Time,” “What’s So Funny” and OMG’s “411.” And Kathleen Rajsp, who will serve as co-executive producer on “Page Six TV,” most recently was a co-EP on “$100K Pyramid with Michael Strahan” and previously served as Senior Supervising Producer on “The View.”



“Page Six TV” is a daily television show modeled after Page Six, the iconic New York Post gossip column and web site. True to the Page Six signature style, the show’s contributors and insiders deliver in-the-know gossip and news from entertainment, culture, the media, finance, real estate and politics. The half-hour show will cover today’s biggest personalities including high-flying real estate moguls, the hottest sports stars, larger-than-life politicians as well as break celebrity gossip and entertainment news.



“Page Six TV” leverages the dynamic social media presence of Page Six and the New York Post to drive audience engagement. Viewers will have the opportunity to weigh in on topics with their own opinions across social media prior to broadcast.



And for the latest news on “Page Six TV” including where to watch in your local market, go to www.PageSixTV.com.