After the coffee. Before figuring out my July 4th plans.
The Skinny: In light of Anderson Cooper's revelation Monday I just wanted to tell my readers that I have two cats. I hope we can put this whole issue of whether I'm a cat person or dog person behind us. Tuesday's headlines include a profile of Dalian Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin, a look at Tom Cruise's latest career crisis and how the networks are talking dirtier without actually talking dirty. Have a great July 4th. The Morning Fix will return on Thursday.
Daily Dose: No decision yet on whether a federal court in New York or California will host the fight between Dish Network and CBS, NBC and Fox over the satellite broadcaster's AutoHop commercial skipping feature. On Monday, both sides made their case in New York. Dish wants the case heard in the Big Apple while the networks prefer California. It may be days or even weeks before there is a ruling.
Wanda's world. Wang Jianlin, chairman of Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, likes to collect art, owns a big boat and is one of China's richest people. Now his company is poised to take over AMC Entertainment, America's second-largest movie theater chain. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Wang said he's eager to expand his company's entertainment presence. "We would like to invest in film production, and we'd like to partner with directors, actors and filmmakers from Hollywood," he said, adding, the industry should come to China "as early as possible."