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."
Get ready to see more of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! Broadcast & Cable is reporting the two Sony-produced game shows have been renewed through the 2015-2016 season on ABC-owned TV stations.
The new contracts will bring Wheel and Jeopardy! to 33 and 32 years on the air respectively. Rebecca Campbell, president of the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, said in a released statement:
"Our ABC-owned stations have been the local destinations for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! for nearly 30 years. Both shows are strong perennial performers and we are thrilled to continue to offer them to our viewers and advertisers."
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
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
Drew Carey on Bob Barker's Price Is Right 40th Anniversary Snub: "It Just Didn't Occur to Anybody to Invite Him"By Luke Kerr on September 07, 2012
Bob Barker has made his displeasure at not being invited to the 40th Anniversary of The Price is Right well known. However, The Price is Right’s current host Drew Carey denies the alleged snub was intentional. Carey told TMZ,
"It wasn't because of animosity or anything like that ... nobody has anything against him ... it just didn't occur to anybody to invite him personally to be on the show because it was a salute to contestants." READ MORE