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Meet My Dog, Barnaby, Aspiring Instagram ‘Pup-fluencer’
Since our Pet City columnist’s basset-beagle mix is elderly, cranky and willfully incontinent, the theme would be uncompromising realism.
Feature: The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood
Peak TV has brought in a flood of global acting talent. It’s the job of dialect coaches like Samara Bay to help them all sound right.
Facebook, Seeking to Satisfy Publishers, May Let Them Charge for Articles
The social giant is working with media companies on a new tool that would push Facebook users to buy subscriptions to news outlets.
A Gamer Channel’s Mission: Send the Trolls Packing
Misscliks, a channel on the video game streaming platform Twitch, aims to be a safe space for underrepresented gamers, with no tolerance for sexism or bullying.
Media Consolidation Is in the Air, and John Malone Is Fanning It
The billionaire mogul is said to be interested in investing in Univision. And Discovery has held merger talks with Scripps.
BBC Publishes Pay of Top Stars, Revealing Gender Gap
Women made up only one-third of the on-air talent paid at least £150,000 by the broadcaster in the past year.
Critic's Notebook: Watching ‘Fox & Friends,’ Trump Sees a Two-Way Mirror
Sometimes the president’s tweets program his go-to cable morning show. And sometimes the show programs him.
Britain Cracking Down on Gender Stereotypes in Ads
Too many ads objectify women’s bodies or reinforce traditional roles, a report by the British advertising regulator has found.
‘Game of Thrones’ Returns to Record Ratings
Sunday’s Season 7 premiere of “Game of Thrones” was the most-watched premiere ever for both the series and HBO.
Commitment Issues and Fraught Hometown Visits as ‘Bachelorette’ Nears End
A reminder that Happily Ever After is only one endgame. The real winner may be the man who gets dumped but is picked to be the series’ next Bachelor.
Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Gets a Wide Release, and an Easy Trip to No. 1
One week after the rapper’s album debuted on Tidal, it became available for streaming and download on other services, and rocketed to top the chart.
Delta Air Lines Fires Back at Ann Coulter on Twitter, but Refunds Her $30
After a seat mix-up, the conservative commentator posted a barrage of criticism about Delta on Twitter. Delta responded that her actions were “unnecessary and unacceptable.”
Liu Xiaobo’s Death Pushes China’s Censors Into Overdrive
After Mr. Liu’s death, the number of keyword combinations that were blocked greatly increased, and images were automatically filtered in private chats, researchers said.
On Advertising: Welcome to Manhood, Gillette Told the 50-Year-Old Woman
A marketing effort to get free razors in the hands of young men for their 18th birthdays has sometimes reached the wrong target.
‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Arrives to Ho-Hum Ticket Sales
The third film in the ‘Apes’ franchise took in $56.5 million at the North American box office in its first weekend, a sluggish start.
Comey’s Writing a Book, and Publishers Are Eager to Pay Big Money for It
Mr. Comey’s book, which will address his run-ins with President Trump and other moments in his career, is expected to go to auction this coming week.
Sports of The Times: Mike Tirico Would Like to Talk About Anything but Mike Tirico
Mike Tirico replaces Bob Costas for NBC’s Olympics coverage, but he insists “I’m not famous” and is uncomfortable with questions about his background.
Disney Vows to Give Epcot a Magical, Long-Overdue Makeover
The company has promised major changes for its third-oldest theme park, along with more than $1 billion worth of upgrades elsewhere.
Songkick Sells Concert-Recommending Service to Warner
The sale includes the music start-up’s name and event listings platform but not its ticketing business, which is involved in a lawsuit against Ticketmaster.
To Beyoncé or Not to Beyoncé: The Challenges of Confirming the Birth of Her Twins
Reports that Beyoncé had given birth started in mid-June. Without any named sources or official word from the star, we opted for caution over clicks.
While Some Cry ‘Fake,’ Spotify Sees No Need to Apologize
Spotify’s playlists are dotted with hundreds of songs done by composers under pseudonyms, but the company says it is just soliciting music to meet demand.
Viacom Signs Tyler Perry, a Blow to Oprah Winfrey’s Network
Mr. Perry has agreed to produce TV series for BET and other Viacom networks; Paramount Pictures will have “first-look” rights on feature film ideas.
Oops! A Gallery Selfie Gone Wrong Causes $200,000 in Damage.
A woman knocked over 11 crowned pedestals while taking a selfie at a Simon Birch show in Los Angeles — leading to a cascading domino effect.
Prince Estate’s $31 Million Distribution Deal Is Rescinded
A Minnesota judge’s decision means the Universal Music Group’s money must be refunded and a new buyer found for rights to much of the star’s catalog.
The Chicago Sun-Times Is Wrenched Away From a Rival Publisher
The Sun-Times was acquired by an investment group that includes organized labor, preventing it from being bought by the owner of The Chicago Tribune.
As ‘Game of Thrones’ Returns, Is Sharing Your HBO Password O.K.?
Are you using your friend’s ex-boyfriend’s parents’ password to watch the latest television shows? You’re not alone.
Pet City: This Instagram Dog Wants to Sell You a Lint Roller
A peek into the surreal and inevitable world of the spokespet-for-hire.