Silicon Valley is Using Google to Publish Fake News Stories in Search Results

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Silicon Valley is using Google to publish fake news stories in search results

A search of the HBO comedy on Google this week nets fake stories connected to the Season 3 premiere. Silicon Valley is planting the fake stories via Google Posts, which allows brands and publishers to post directly to Google.


Webby Awards go to Making a Murderer, Jimmy Fallon, Game of Thrones, Michelle Obama, Jimmy Kimmel and John Oliver

The first lady was honored for her special appearance on Billy on the Street. Jerry Seinfeld also won a webby for Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.


Bill Simmons’ HBO talk show gets a premiere date and title: Any Given Wednesday

The “sports media” talk show, which has a 20-episode initial order, debuts June 22, a Wednesday.


Skip Bayless leaving ESPN after 12 years, is expected to join Fox Sports

According to Deadspin, the First Take co-host is reuniting with his former First Take boss Jamie Horowitz, who after being fired as executive producer of the Today show now runs Fox Sports.


Grey’s Anatomy stars: Expect a “bigger climax” and “potential disaster” with this year’s season finale

“This finale is outrageous,” says Jesse Williams. Adds Kelly McCreary: “There’s definitely a potential disaster."


Kerry Washington signs deal to develop shows for ABC Studios

ABC Studios' deal is with the Scandal star’s production company, which was behind HBO’s Confirmation movie.


Why did Kelly Ripa bring Anderson Cooper’s book to today’s Live taping?

Was Ripa trying to provide a hint for her future co-host spot?


NBC Sports’ Dan Patrick says he expects Mike Tirico to eventually replace Al Michaels

The Football Night in America host says he and Al Michaels’ contracts both end after the 2018 Super Bowl in Minnesota, but he has no idea about any succession plan involving the departing Monday Night Football play-by-play announcer. PLUS: Why Tirico dumped ESPN for NBC.


New Girl creator recalls every detail of working with Prince

"I didn’t know Prince personally,” writes Liz Meriwether of the 2014 post-Super Bowl episode, which Fox is re-airing tonight. "Ultimately, I only worked with him for a couple of weeks in December three years ago. But I will remember that time for the rest of my life, not because of his celebrity — I mean, a little bit because of that, sure — but because I got to observe the way he worked. I got to observe the rigor and the care that he put into every detail, every word, every moment.”


Michael K. Williams boards ABC’s When We Rise

The Wire/Boardwalk Empire alum, who’s currently starring on Hap and Leonard, is joining Dustin Lance Black’s gay-rights movement miniseries, playing African American community organizer Ken Jones. PLUS: Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, Denis O'Hare and David Hyde Pierce will guest on the first episode.


David Spade guests on Netflix's Love

Spade posted on Instagram: "Doing some major acting on the set of Love this week with @paulrust and @juddapatow. Emmy nom alert.”


Reelz orders National Enquirer Investigates

The National Enquirer’s docuseries will delve into celebrity scandals, from Charlie Sheen to O.J. Simpson.


Game of Thrones gets a 2nd “Honest Trailer”

Volume 2 covers Seasons 4 and 5.