Stories tagged: HBO
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
HBO cuts ties with Russell Simmons amid second allegation
HBO distanced itself from Russell Simmons and scrubbed his name from a stand-up comedy series he helped produce on the eve of its debut following a second sexual misconduct allegation.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
Iran-based hacker charged with trying to extort HBO over stolen episodes, scripts
An Iran-based hacker plotted to extort HBO out of $6 million by threatening to release stolen episodes and scripts of hit shows, such as “Game of Thrones,” at one point …
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
‘Game of Thrones’ cast gets no scripts, star says
According to Coster-Waldau, security for this final “Game of Thrones” season is the tightest yet. Actors in each scene are equipped with earpieces and are fed their dialogue to deliver, …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:27 p.m.
Hanford becomes comical punching bag for HBO’s John Oliver
Just days after Energy Secretary Rick Perry made his first trip to the Hanford nuclear reservation, HBO’s John Oliver used the polluted nuclear site as a satirical punching bag for …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackers
Hackers released an email from HBO in which the company expressed willingness to pay them $250,000 as part of a negotiation over electronic data swiped from HBO’s servers.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data
A group of hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded a multimillion-dollar ransom from the network to prevent the release of entire television series …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 5:31 p.m.
Hacker posts ‘Game of Thrones’ files, other stolen HBO docs
An individual using the name “Mr. Smith” posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files, including some apparently related to the show “Game of Thrones,” online Monday, part of what …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
Hacker posts ‘Game of Thrones’ files, other stolen HBO docs
The dump includes scripts from five “Game of Thrones” episodes, including one upcoming episode, and a month’s worth of email from the account of an HBO programming executive.
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Latest ‘Game of Thrones’ episode leaked online
Media company Star India acknowledged Friday that it was the source of the leaked episode and said it is investigating how it happened.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
This season’s ‘Game of Thrones’ is soaring with viewers
The success of “Game of Thrones” has helped bolster HBO’s bottom line; in the last three months, Time Warner noted a $106 million increase in subscriptions to HBO, a jump …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Jon Stewart returning to HBO with standup special
HBO president of programming Casey Bloys said Stewart’s two upcoming appearances are “part of a larger deal” the network has with the entertainer, but he did not elaborate.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
Creators of new HBO series address fears it glorifies racism
The series, “Confederate,” will take place in an alternate timeline where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union and formed a nation in which legalized slavery has evolved …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
Al Pacino to star as Penn State’s Joe Paterno in HBO biopic
HBO says the film will focus on Paterno dealing with the fallout from the child sex abuse scandal involving his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Bill Maher apologizes for using racial slur during HBO show
Bill Maher apologized Saturday for using of a racial slur to describe himself as a house slave during a live segment for his HBO talk show.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Oprah Winfrey helps ‘Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ come alive on HBO
One day, circa 2000, Rebecca Skloot was riding in a car with Deborah Lacks, whose late mother, Henrietta, had posthumously and unwittingly contributed to some of the most important medical …
Fri., March 10, 2017, 7 p.m.
‘Cries From Syria’ is an unsparing, must-see documentary
Director Evgeny Afineevsky hopes his new documentary, “Cries From Syria,” which premieres at 10 p.m. Monday on HBO, can revive our collective sympathy.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
Sparks fly over Bill Maher’s booking of Breitbart provocateur Yiannopoulos
Bill Maher’s decision to book conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on his HBO show drew quick condemnation from another guest.
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017
Cord-cutters dropping cable force networks to make hard choices
At the end of 2016, a big question hangs over the TV industry: What if Jeff Bewkes is right? One of the best-positioned media giants, Bewkes’ Time Warner sold to …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
HBO film about Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher set for Jan. 7
The filmmakers have described the project as Carrie Fisher’s initial idea. Her mother was about to give her final live performances in Las Vegas two years ago, and Fisher wanted …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
LeBron James producing Muhammad Ali documentary for HBO
King James is set to tell the story of The Greatest.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Amazon Prime to offer HBO
Amazon is continuing its push into online streaming video by letting its Prime customers purchase monthly subscriptions to HBO and Cinemax right from their Amazon accounts.
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016
HBO said to push for revamped cable deals to fuel most of growth
Last year, HBO added nearly 3 million U.S. subscribers, capping its biggest two-year gain in three decades. There was just one problem: It didn’t get paid for many of them.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
HBO star John Oliver buys, forgives $15 million of people’s delinquent medical bills
Some 9,000 people stuck with delinquent medical bills had their debts forgiven courtesy of HBO host John Oliver.
Thu., April 21, 2016, noon
HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ never finds a groove
Much like the music of the maligned “dead weight artists” Richie Finestra and his gang at American Century Records must cut to make ends meet, the HBO series “Vinyl” is …
Thu., March 17, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
YouTube now on T-Mobile’s ‘Binge On’ after earlier spat
T-Mobile and YouTube have come to terms after a public spat over the phone company’s “Binge On” video streaming service. That means most T-Mobile customers can, starting Thursday, watch YouTube …
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, 11:36 p.m.
Pair of aces leaves Gonzaga Bulldogs feeling flush
Kyle Wiltjer lobbied to do post-practice interviews Tuesday with Gonzaga frontcourt sidekick Domantas Sabonis as a package deal. Wiltjer even buried a 30-foot shot in hopes of changing the minds …
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, 12:03 p.m.
HBO series: Zags, behind the scenes
The Gonzaga men’s basketball program will be featured in an upcoming HBO series. HBO crews have been filming the team for a behind-the-scenes look at the Zags.
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014, 8:52 a.m.
HBO to offer stand-alone streaming service
NEW YORK (AP) — Premium cable channel HBO plans to offer a stand-alone version of its popular video-streaming service in 2015.
Fri., Nov. 8, 2013
Think you really know Mike Tyson? Think again
Mike Tyson’s life story is the gift that keeps giving. And giving. And giving.
Wed., Jan. 26, 2011
Subject of documentary hopes film clears clouded perception of his role in Mayor West scandal
You’d think the enormous balloon dragon would have been the biggest attention-getter at Ryan Oelrich’s First Night display. But, to his dismay, he heard a passer-by pipe up when he …