Here's a switch: Your local cable company may soon be offering you a cable TV bundle from Sony -- which markets its PlayStation Vue service as a "cable alternative."
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was found dead on Thursday morning, police confirmed to Variety. He was 41. At about 9 a.m. on Thursday, police responded to a call of a dead body in a Palos Verdes Estates (a suburb south of Los Angeles) home, the location of Bennington's private residence, law enforcement said in a statement. He appeared to have died by suicide from hanging, TMZ reports. The case is under investigation by the L.A. County Coroner Office. Variety has reached out to his reps for more details.
"Walking Dead" stuntman John Bernecker reportedly died after missing a safety cushion while filming a stunt for the AMC series. Bernecker was shooting a stunt for the show's eighth season in which he was to fall off a balcony onto the cushion some 20 feet below, but missed and instead landed on the concrete, according to TMZ. Assistant director Matthew Goodwin told police that Bernecker missed "just by inches." AMC has not yet commented on Bernecker's death.
The head of sports marketing for PepsiCo cleared up a rumor that Britney Spears, who performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2001, might be returning to football's biggest stage in 2018.
Kid Rock is teasing that he will have a "major announcement in the near future," after calling a website devoted to a bid for Senate run the "real" deal. On Twitter, the singer said that a website -- kidrockforsenate.com -- is authentic. The site is already selling campaign T-shirts, yard signs, hats, and bumper stickers. "Are you scared?" reads one of its headlines, along with a number of other slogans from his lyrics. The speculation is that the singer, whose birth name is Robert Ritchie, would run for a seat in Michigan to unseat Debbie Stabenow, who is up for re-election in 2018.
Joe Scarborough, the MSNBC host and former Republican U.S. Congressman, has long served as a sort of morning bulwark against the progressive anchors who take up the network's primetime schedule. Now, he suggested he may play a more centrist role.
Operators had better be standing by to handle this one: The nation's two best known home-shopping TV operations, QVC and Home Shopping Network, are set to come together under an all-stock deal valued at approximately $2.1 billion put together by John Malone's Liberty Interactive Corp.
As President Donald Trump continues to battle with the press, leaked audio from a fundraiser earlier this week hears him call CNN staffers "horrible human beings," and threatens the prospect of suing the organization. The Intercept leaked the audio from Trump's first re-election fundraiser on Wednesday, which reportedly charged attendees $35,000 for a ticket. The event was closed the press, even though the media was told just hours before that they would be allowed to cover, according to CNN.
Greta Van Susteren is leaving MSNBC, less than seven months after she joined the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news outlet. The network intends to replace her at 6 p.m. with Ari Melber, according to a memo from Phil Griffin, MSNBC's president.
A dozen relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are urging NBC News to reconsider its plan to broadcast Megyn Kelly's interview with firebrand conservative commentator Alex Jones on Sunday.