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  1. politics
    Mickey Mouse Is Starting to Get Revenge on Ron DeSantisDisney hit its nemesis in the wallet on Thursday, pulling out of a $1 billion deal in Florida.
  2. exhibit a
    Disney Should Thank DeSantis for His Big Dumb MouthThe biggest asset in its lawsuit claiming to be a victim of political retaliation are his own words.
  3. mouse trap
    Disney Sues DeSantis for ‘Government Retaliation’Disney claims the Florida governor is taking part in a “targeted campaign of government retaliation” against the company.
  4. florida
    Ron DeSantis Got Played by DisneyThe board in charge of the Florida park sabotaged his hostile takeover.
  5. don’t say gay
    Florida Could Be Cleaning Up DeSantis’s Disney Mess for Years to ComeThe law ending Disney’s special tax district looks like it will spike taxes in nearby counties to pay off a billion-dollar bond.
  6. don’t say gay
    Florida Republicans Are One Step Closer to Punishing DisneyThe state legislature has passed a law to strip the company of major tax advantages for opposing the GOP’s Don’t Say Gay bill.
  7. politics
    DeSantis Won’t Let Disney Sit Out the Culture WarThe Florida governor’s move to punish Disney for its alleged “wokeness” marks a major shift in GOP tactics.
  8. just asking questions
    Kara Swisher: Disney’s CEO ‘Doesn’t Have Any Mistakes Left’After a lukewarm response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, the House of Mouse is being attacked from all sides.
  9. the top line
    Disneyland Is Likely to Stay Closed for MonthsCalifornia might be right that theme parks ought to be shut until the epidemic abates. But there is a huge effect on employment.
  10. the top line
    Why Disney’s Plan to Release Mulan Online for $30 Pleases Wall StreetCOVID-19 may be ravaging the movie industry, but it’s also presenting opportunities to think outside the box office.
  11. covid-19
    Disney World Is Reopening. Some Workers Are Worried.The Disney’s flagship theme park reopens this weekend. But has the company done enough to protect workers from the coronavirus?
  12. the top line
    Walt Disney World Is Preparing to Reopen. It’s Gonna Be Weird.The company is aiming for mid-July. But the experience won’t be what you are used to.
  13. pivot
    The Brilliance of Disney Hosting Professional SportsKara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss why the company is so well-positioned to get the NBA and others moving again.
  14. buyer’s market
    Disney Is a Fascinating Case Study for the Coronavirus’s Economic EffectsAcross the company’s many businesses, the impact from the pandemic ranges from dire to positive.
  15. buyer’s market
    Disney Says It’s Hiking Park Ticket Prices for Your Own GoodI just paid $194 for a one-day pass. But here’s what I got for it.
  16. buyer’s market
    Disney+: Don’t Call It Unbundling. Call It Rebundling.Think of Disney’s growing family of streaming apps like you did your old cable package, with the option for various add-ons.
  17. buyer’s market
    Disney’s New Star Wars Attraction Is an Early Bust. Here’s Why That Will Change.Despite expectations of ridiculous crowds, park attendance at Disneyland this summer has been low. But Disney knows how to turn that around.
  18. Ascension of Conservative Murdoch Son Ensures New Fox Will Be a Lot Like Old FoxLachlan Murdoch, reported to be politically aligned with his father, has been named CEO of the “new Fox.”
  19. select all
    The Millennial Walt Disney Wants to Turn Empty Stores Into Instagram PlaygroundsMaryellis Bunn, the 25-year-old co-founder of the Museum of Ice Cream, says retail is dead and experiences are the future.
  20. select all
    Jake Paul Wants to Make a Movie to Show People ‘Racism Is Terrible’The star was recently let go from his role on the Disney Channel after news broke that he’s terrorizing his L.A. neighborhood.
  21. select all
    Disney Drops YouTuber Jake Paul Amid Neighborhood-Terrorizing ControversyPaul’s neighbors in Los Angeles are considering filing a lawsuit against the young star for stunts like lighting a giant fire in his swimming pool.
  22. Disney CEO Bob Iger Reportedly Flirting With 2020 Presidential RunFriends are encouraging him and Iger doesn’t think it’s a goofy idea.
  23. select all
    Why Disney and PewDiePie Were Doomed From the StartChan culture and corporations don’t mix.
  24. select all
    Disney Won’t Buy Twitter, But Twitter Sure Likes the AttentionIt’s tough to see a case in which Twitter is useful to Disney.
  25. Disney Figured Out How to Make Paper High-Tech and Do Things Like Turn On LampsIt uses the same technology as your credit cards.
  26. Will Georgia’s Governor Sign Anti-Gay Bill?Nathan Deal must decide on the pending “religious liberty” law by May 3.
  27. darth disney
    Are Disney and George Lucas Hiding Something?The timing of the acquisition announcement is suspect.
  28. early and awkward
    Reagan Library Lures Visitors With Unrelated Disney ExhibitIt’s now the People Who Were Alive in 1955 Presidential Library.
  29. kim jong-un
    Kim Jong-un’s Disney-Themed Revue He seems to have inherited his father’s love for cinema. 
  30. health
    Disney to Stop Peddling Junk Food With Michelle Obama’s BlessingR.I.P. Tony the Tiger.
  31. cable news news
    Disney and Univision May Launch Cable News ChannelIt could go live by November.
  32. beards
    An Important Victory for Facial HairThe Walt Disney Co. is onboard with beards.
  33. never forget
    Disney’s 9/11 VideoSent to all employees.
  34. sonny without a chance
    Demi Lovato Is Out of RehabAnd already getting back to work.
  35. economic indicators
    Tourist Stampede, Chris Christie Head to Disney Theme ParksDisneyland has been shut down.
  36. terrible things
    Somebody Got Murdered in the Happiest Town on EarthDisney’s Celebration, Florida, has its first violent crime.
  37. the most important people in the world
    Demi Lovato Is Apparently Serious in Her Bid to Be the Next Lindsay LohanIf Lindsay’s really on the mend, someone’s got to do it.
  38. the most important people in the world
    Demi Lovato, 18, Drops Out of Jonas Brothers Tour to Go to Treatment CenterYes, adults. This means you now have to learn what a Demi Lovato is.
  39. ballsy crime
    Bumbling Disney Employees Imagineer Insider-Trading Scheme“What would you suggest I do. If I could wave my magic wand and give you what you want, I would.”
  40. gays
    Finally, an Excuse to Post This Video of Fire Island Gays Lip-synching to Miley CyrusThe ‘Times’ wrote about it!
  41. media deathwatch
    The Media Takes a Much-Needed BreakThe weekend couldn’t come soon enough for some media people.
  42. early and often
    Sarah Palin Gets the Disney TreatmentMatt Damon likened her possible presidency to a bad Disney movie — and of course, that bad Disney movie has now been cobbled together. Internet, you never let us down!
  43. company town
    Bloomberg’s Baby Problems: They Just Keep Popping OutFINANCE • Another woman joined the federal discrimination lawsuit against Bloomberg LP. After her first child in 2005, her pay fell and her colleagues turned into sharks. One supervisor even asked, “What is this, your third baby?” [NYT] • More of the same on the Street: Bank of America wrote down $3 billion, Bear Stearns $1.2 billion, and British bank HSBC took the cake with $3.4 billion, largely due to U.S. mortgage weaknesses. Meanwhile, Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein laughed in everyone’s face, predicting no more write-downs (not that they lost much in the first place) at the Teflon bank. [NYP, NYT, NYT, DealBreaker] • Is the credit crunch just like Enron all over again? So says Bethany McLean, the reporter who first broke Ken Lay’s fraud wide open. [Fortune]
  44. gossipmonger
    Is Marc Jacobs Engaged?Marc Jacobs may have given a Cartier engagement ring to his on-again, off-again boyfriend, Jason Preston. Tyra Banks dropped her manager, either because he was a prima donna or because her investment-banker boyfriend told her to. Britney Spears backed out of recording a Timbaland-produced duet with Justin Timberlake. It’s unclear why. No cameras or cars are allowed at the fund-raiser Oprah is throwing for Barack Obama at her California ranch, which is expected to draw George Clooney, Halle Berry, and Jamie Foxx. Harvey Weinstein is offering $100,000 to anyone who can identify the Upper East Side mom who inspired The Nanny Diaries. (Some speculate it’s Preppy Handbook author Lisa Birnbach.) Marc Ecko’s CEO threw $500 in cash around during a company-sponsored booze cruise. Norman Reedus, Helena Christensen’s baby daddy, is making a movie in which Richard Nixon sleeps with a hooker and then kills her. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon dined at Le Cirque with two tables’ worth of security guards.
  45. in other news
    Disneyfied Subway Station Objectionable, AdorableSo there’s this cockamamy idea that the MTA could raise money by selling Disney the rights the advertise however the company sees fit in the Times Square station. “I would rather try to sell 42nd Street’s subway system underground to Disney for $60 million a year and have them paint it any way that they want to paint it,” board member Norman Seabrook suggested. We noticed this in the morning, and because we’re sort of opposed to the proliferation of advertising into every corner of life, and because we think there’s something untoward about selling public facilities to corporate sponsors, and just because we’re crotchety and don’t like change, we were against it. But then we saw the cute little logo Gothamist came up with for the combination — it’s a Mouseketeers hat! On the MTA logo! Ha! — and we should say we’re now sort of smitten. Mickey Mouse for MTA? [Gothamist]
  46. the morning line
    Bruno’s Turn • With the Spitzer camp circling the wagons, it’s Joe Bruno’s hour, and he’s taking full advantage of it: The State Senate leader called for multiple investigations into the administration, vowing, “This is not going to go away.” [NYP]