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Kurt Cobain’s Death Investigation Has Not Been Re-Opened
The Seattle Police Department has strongly denied reports claiming local law enforcement officials have re-opened the investigation into the death of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain. A representative ...
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Liberty Overtakes Disney as Most Profitable Media Conglomerate
SNL Kagan says Liberty's fortunes soared in 2013 due to a savvy investment in SiriusXM Radio.read more
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'Wheel of Fortune' Host Pat Sajak Stunned After Contestant Guesses Nearly Impossible Puzzle (Video)
Emil De Leon had only two letters out of a 12-letter phrase to go on, but he guessed it on his first try.read more
FMX Weighs Up Contribution of SFX, Sound in ‘Gravity’
LONDON — FMX, the Stuttgart, Germany-set conference on animation, special effects, vidgames and transmedia, will include four separate presentations on Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity,R...
Liberty Media Ranks as 2013′s Most Profitable Media/Entertainment Company
Liberty Media Corp. emerged as the most profitable media and entertainment company in 2013, according to SNL Kagan’s rankings for the year. Liberty Media’s net income of about $8.99 billion ca...
Tracey Ullman Joins CBS Pilot ‘Good Session’
Tracey Ullman will play an astute, straightforward, yet funny, therapist in the CBS pilot “Good Session,” Variety has learned. The half-hour, single-camera comedy follows a seemingly happy...
‘Brothers & Sisters’ Patricia Wettig Joins CW Pilot From ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Producers
The CW and CBS Television Studios pilot, “Identity,” has found a worthy actress to play the matriarch of its suspect central family. Patricia Wettig will play Liana Grant, the matriarch of...
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Tracey Ullman to Co-Star in CBS Comedy 'Good Session'
She'll play the therapist in the marriage pilot starring James Roday.read more
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Adam Lambert Reuniting With Max Martin for Third Album
The "American Idol" season 8 runner-up worked with the veteran pop producer on his debut album, "For Your Entertainment."read more
IFC Unveils a 2015 Programming Slate That Includes New Comedies From Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Rob Huebel
IFC's upfront is tonight, and ahead of the event, the network has unveiled its slate of new and returning programming. Among the new projects are a mockumentary series from Fred Armisen, Bill Hader an...
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Ralph Fiennes Returns to London Stage in 'Man and Superman'
The Shaw revival will be part of Nicholas Hytner's farewell season at the helm of Britain's National Theatre, alongside Cillian Murphy in Enda Walsh's "Ballyturk" and new plays from David Hare and Tom...
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Viral 'First Kiss' Musician Reveals Sad Story of 'We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow' (Video)
French musician SoKo's two-year-old track debuted atop the Billboard Streaming Songs chart after the short of strangers kissing collected over 69 million views.read more
CBS TV Distribution Taps Development Chief
Syndie and cable biz vet Elaine Bauer Brooks has joined CBS TV Distribution as exec VP of development. Brooks will oversee program development for the Eye’s syndication unit under the direction ...
DreamWorks Animation Announces $2.4 Billion Shanghai ‘DreamCenter’
Shrek is heading to Shanghai. DreamWorks Animation, the studio behind the gentle green ogre and the “Kung Fu Panda” movies, is partnering with the Chinese investment fund CMC Capital Partn...
Arnold Schwarzenegger on ‘Sabotage’: ‘It Gets Better Each Time’
For director David Ayer, shooting “Sabotage” in Atlanta was helped along by a good old dose of Southern hospitality. “We’d ask if it was OK that we were shooing Arnold Schwarze...
A New Indie Film Distributor Just Launched And They Want to See Your Film
Four Baltimore filmmakers have banded together to form Camden Arts & Motion, a new Baltimore-based independent film distributor, and they're looking for submissions. "Every person on the team is...
President Obama Defends Doing Funny or Die’s ‘Between Two Ferns’
President Obama, in the latest unconventional appearance to promote signups for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, defended his interview with Funny or Die’s “Between Two Fern...
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Kyle Bornheimer Cast in Jack Black's 'The D-Train' (Exclusive)
The "Family Tools" star will play a high school friend of Black and James Marsden's characters in the New Orleans-shot indie comedy.read more
‘Amazing Spider-Man 2' Star Emma Stone Cries Like a Tween in Front of Scary Spice (Video)
Celebrity sightings are rare, and sightings of celebrities being star struck by other celebrities are even rarer, but Emma Stone put her die-hard idolization of the Spice Girls on display this week wh...
New York Mayor’s Office Closes in on Film Czar Selection Amid Backchannel Lobbying
With no New York City film czar yet appointed some three months into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s  term, the local entertainment industry’s backchannel lobbying has grown increasingly heated &#...

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