RE the confused merger anon: Imagine you are going to buy shares of a network that produces a show that's an international blockbuster. But then you hear that the leads now hate each other and the Q score is going south. Would you still put money in that firm?
Here you go Don’t Get Anon. Imagine Anon decided to answer as well :)
Imagine Anon, at NO time have I seen, read or heard anything that leads me to believe that Sam & Cait hate each other. The need for an engagement announcement, no matter how poorly handled, speaks more to your second point.
If the heads of LG and the head of Starz have a NO FRAT contract in place, OR it’s a KNOWN that they frown upon it, and your “flagship” production has two leads who most in the business, and in the gossip rags, AND on SM believe ARE together, even if extraneous voices say they aren’t. What would YOU do hmmmm?