The Price Is Right
Brandi Cochran, come on down, and get your checks totaling $8.5 million! The former The Price is Right model sued TPIR Productions and FremantleMedia North America, when she reportedly lost her job, following a maternity leave in 2010.
On Wednesday, Cochran was awarded $7.7 million in punitive damages. This amount is on top of the $777,000 in actual damages she was awarded earlier in the week. Said Cochran to ABC News:
"I'm humbled. I'm shocked," Cochran said after the jury announced its verdict. "I'm happy that justice was served today not only for women in the entertainment industry, but women in the workplace."
What a difference a competent executive makes! Daytime soap opera, game and talk show fans likely noticed a familiar name among The Hollywood Reporter's recent Next Gen 2012 list. Angelica McDaniel, CBS Entertainment's senior vice-president for Daytime, was touted for her success overseeing The Price is Right, Let's Make a Deal, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and most notably The Talk, which is the fastest growing show on network television.
What is McDaniel's biggest piece of advice?
To listen. People will always teach you something if you’re paying attention.
This explains why McDaniel is brave enough to sign up for Twitter. You can find the 35-year-old dynamo promoting her lineup, as well as engaging with soap actors, talk show hosts and fans @AngelicaMcD.
I've been hella impressed with the way The Price is Right, Lets Make a Deal and The Talk have been cross-promoting Y&R and B&B since McDaniel took over. CBS Daytime feels much sturdier and less trigger happy than rival networks as a result. For a complete chart highlighting CBS Daytime's recent success in the Nielsens, keep reading!
Bob Barker, The Young and the Restless’ Kate Linder and Days of Our Lives’ James Reynolds were among the celebrities who gathered at a private home in the Hollywood Hills for the Animal Defenders International Gala “Lion Ark Night” on October 13. Barker and CSI’s Jorja Fox were honored at the event, which featured a preview of scenes from the upcoming film Lion Ark. See more photos from the gala after the jump! READ MORE
For some time now, The Price is Right has been featuring a little beef cake, courtesy of The Young and the Restless stud Daniel Goddard. Now the classic, CBS Daytime game show has added permanent eye candy of the male variation. Boston native Rob Wilson has been named the winner of TPIR's first-ever male model search. Congrats to Wilson! Follow the pectacular model @MrRobertScott.
During the first week of October, CBS Daytime will devote special programming to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In a released statement, CBS Senior VP of Daytime Entertainment Angelica McDaniel said:
I can’t think of anything more important than reminding women to get a mammogram or do a self-examination during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I’m proud that our daytime shows have stepped forward to support this cause.
Below is a list of Breast Cancer Awareness Month-themed content slated to appear on CBS Daytime: READ MORE
What a difference a few years makes. Gone are the days when arrogant, now unemployed executives like Brian Frons and Barbara Bloom pop off in the presss about the dire state of the soaps they helped tank. Currently the genre boasts leaders who actually seem to care about keeping the remaining daytime sudsers on the air — so long as they stay modern and profitable. In an interview with Variety, Angelica McDaniel, senior vice-president for CBS Daytime, discussed the importance of The Young and the Restless to her daypart.
" 'Y&R' is a flagship program in our daytime lineup," says McDaniel, who joined the net in 2010. "It's an iconic brand that has told compelling stories with dynamic characters for years."