‘ET Live’ merges with show’s online division, some staffers lose jobs

Entertainment Tonight’s website and digital network “ET Live” have been merged, leading to layoffs.

  • Now, both the ET Online and ET Live teams work as a single content group.
  • CBS Television Distribution, which distributes the syndicated entertainment newsmagazine, acknowledges “some” positions were eliminated.
  • No one working directly on the “Entertainment Tonight” TV show was affected.
  • CBS would not provide details about how many were laid off, but sources told The Wrap it was a “small number.”
  • “ET Live” debuted a year ago that offers 24 hour access to celebrity and entertainment news and is available on variety of digital platforms.