MORNING ROUNDUP: Dead Woman at SoHo House Identified as Swimwear Designer
Plus: Cablevision and Netflix will be added to the S&P 500, new Miramax CEO in talks with Weinstein Co. about partnership for jointly-owned digital assets, finally some good news for Love Bites.
- The woman found dead in the bathtub of the New York City outpost of SoHo House has been identified as swimwear designer Sylvie Cachay. The New York Post cites police saying she had wounds on her neck that suggested she may have been strangled, and a bite mark on her hand. Ex boyfriend Nick Brooks, the son of an Oscar-winning composer, remained in police custody for questioning. Cachay was found just before 3 a.m. after guests staying the floor below her complained of water leaking through their ceiling. UPDATE: Police seek a warrant for Nick Brooks.
- High-flying Netflix shares got a further boost Thursday and could benefit more from being added to the S&P 500 stock index on Dec. 17. Stocks being added to the broad index tend to rally, because certain investment funds mirror the index and must therefore buy the stocks in them as the Associated Press pointed out. Cable operator Cablevision Systems will also join the S&P 500. Netflix shares were up 5.6 percent in extended trading Thursday, while Cablevision’s stock jumped 5 percent, the AP highlighted.
- NBC may have just cut its order on Becki Newton's new show Love Bites, but at least she has something to celebrate: the birth of her son with husband Chris Diamantopoulos in early November, it was announced Thursday.
- Jazz performer James Moody, who wrote "In the Mood for Love," died Thursday from pancreatic cancer. He was 85. Moody often played the saxophone and flute alongside Miles Davis and Dizzie Gillespie. He is survived by a wife and four children.
- Feeling that It's a Wonderful Life's fictional setting Bedford Falls was based off it, upstate New York town Seneca Falls will open the "The Seneca Falls It's a Wonderful Life Museum." Set to cut the ribbon is Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey's daughter Zuzu in the 1946 holiday classic.