The former top Hearst Corp entertainment exec left that gig in March and now has been hired as Vice Chairman at El Rey Network, the English-language cable network geared toward young adult audiences from Robert Rodriguez and John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa’s FactoryMade Ventures. The Comcast channel will launch in December. Before his job as President of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, Scott Sassa was President, NBC West Coast, from 1999-2002, President of the Turner Entertainment Group, launching TNT, Cartoon Network and Turner Classic Movies during his tenure, and was was on the team that launched Fox Broadcasting Co. At Hearst, Sassa oversaw the companyís interests in ESPN, Lifetime and other networks including the History Channel. He brought Mark Burnett to the fold (Hearst owns 50% of Mark Burnett Prods) and was a producer on Burnettís blockbuster History miniseries The Bible. El Rey’s first hire, Antoinette Alfonso Zel, is now Chief Marketing Officer.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson will star as a cartoon detective, with a pigeon as a sidekick, in a new animated series, U.S. cable network Adult Swim said on Friday.
A few Fridays ago, Justin Bieber posted a photo on Instagram of himself and Selena Gomez cuddling, and obviously we were all over it. And now, on this beautiful Friday afternoon, Bieber posted another wow-worthy pic, this time of him and a friend drinking some brewskies. OK! News: Justin Bieber Becomes a Simpsons Character But before we all go scream at him for being a bad role model, we gotta mention that Bieber is currently in South Africa on tour, and the legal drinking age there is 18. He's 19, so he's technically not doing anything illegal. But, most of Justin's Beliebers are young tweens and teens, so yeah, we're not so sure this is sending the right message. Watch: Selena Gomez Opens Up About Her Split What do you think of the pic Justin posted? Is he just having fun with a friend or should he be more conscious of stuff he puts online? Tweet us @OKMagazine! poll by twiigs.com Photo credit: Instagram
One of eight new originals heading to the network, "Mike Tyson Mysteries" is also joined by nine pilots in convention.read more
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