Latest Leslie Moonves News

Correction: CBS-Parsons story

Oct. 22, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

In some versions of a headline on a story Oct. 22 and 23 about an interim CBS chairman resigning, The Associated Press erroneously reported the last name of the chairman. It's Parsons, not Parson. A corrected version of the story is below: Parsons resigning from CBS board for health reasons Richard Parsons...

#MeToo movement sends Hollywood figures into exile, not jail

Oct. 6, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it's increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges may remain the norm. Harvey Weinstein has been charged with sexual assault in...

Today in History

Oct. 6, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2018. There are 86 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 6, 1979, Pope John Paul II, on a week-long U.S. tour, became the first pontiff to visit the White House, where he was received by President Jimmy Carter. On this date: In...

CBS hires firm to advise on $20m for #MeToo groups

Oct. 5, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS has hired the consulting firm Rally to help disperse $20 million to groups dedicated to supporting #MeToo and promoting workplace safety and equality for women. The announcement comes less than a month after the company parted ways with longtime CEO Les Moonves after multiple...

A year after Weinstein, Hollywood is still soul-searching

Oct. 3, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After Rashida Jones exited Pixar's "Toy Story 4" in 2017 she noted that the studio, after 25 years in business, had not made a single feature film directed by a woman, calling it "a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice." So when Pixar co-founder and...

CBS subpoenaed by Manhattan district attorney on Moonves

Sep. 28, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS said Friday that a New York City prosecutor has subpoenaed the company for information related to sexual misconduct allegations that led to the ouster of longtime chief Les Moonves. The company said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it received...

Bill Murray defends Hoffman over harassment allegations

Sep. 27, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Appearing on the same stage where months earlier Dustin Hoffman faced repeated questions about alleged sexual harassment, Bill Murray praised the actor as a "really decent person." "Dustin Hoffman is a great man," Murray said Wednesday night at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y. "He's crazy, a...

CBS taps media industry veteran Parsons as interim chairman

Sep. 25, 2018 9:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says it has named media industry veteran Richard Parsons as interim chairman of the board as the company moves to reshape itself following the ouster of longtime chief Les Moonves. Parsons is the former chairman of Time Warner and Citicorp. He was added to the board of CBS earlier this...

CBS star Weatherly says Moonves situation is 'complicated'

Sep. 24, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Weatherly is a fixture at CBS. He played Anthony DiNozzo on "NCIS" from its premiere in 2003 until 2016, when he left to star in his own CBS series, "Bull." It's that history with the network that Weatherly says makes it difficult to comment on Les Moonves' resignation earlier this...

Review: Michael Moore takes on Trump _ via Flint, Michigan

Sep. 19, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

"I hope he never does one on me," Donald Trump once said of Michael Moore. It was in 1998, on Roseanne Barr's syndicated talk show. Trump complimented Moore's "Roger & Me," a takedown of General Motors and its then-CEO, Roger Smith. "It's terrific," he said, then added he hoped never to be a similar target....