Thursday, June 13, 2024

End of Eras: Gawker.com, The McLaughlin Group, and Inside Amy Schumer

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How will the culture survive?

Already this morning we learned that the fifth season of “Inside Amy Schumer” will not be coming any time soon.

Now, it’s announced that Gawker.com will cease operations next week. Univision bought all the Gawker sites this week for $135 million. But they’re shuttering the main site because, well, obviously, they didn’t want a snark a thon and the lawsuits and complaints that come with it.

Finally, with the sad death of John McLaughlin, his TV show comes to an end. No more “McLaughlin Report.” It was all about him, wasn’t it? In the last few years the show wasn’t so good, but when it first started, the “McLaughlin Report” was pretty riveting. Thirty four years is a long run, and pretty cool considering McLaughlin was 55 when he started it.

All things must pass, as George Harrison said.

Here’s the other John McLaughlin, still very much alive at 74

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Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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