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Big Brands React to Luis Suarez’s World Cup Biting Incident
In the moments after Uruguay soccer player Luis Suarez apparently bit Italia's Giorgio Chiellini at the end of an exciting World Cup game today, Twitter exploded with often comedic buzz—an...
‘Gangster Squad’ Director Signs Overall with Universal Television
“Zombieland” and “Gangster Squad” director Ruben Fleischer has signed a two-year overall deal at Universal Television that will allow him to create and develop new drama and co...
‘Kandi's Wedding’ Pre-Nup Drama Delivers Season's Most-Watched Episode (Video)
Pre-nup mania drove season-high viewership to Sunday's episode of Bravo's “Kandi's Wedding.” The episode attracted 2.6 million total viewers, which makes it the most-watched ep...
Manhattan Theater Club Adds New Richard Greenberg Play to its 2014-15 Season
Manhattan Theater Club has tapped “The Swing of the Sea,” the new play by Richard Greenberg, for its 2014-15 season at the Gotham nonprofit’s Off Broadway venue. “Swing of the...
Starz Hires David Weil as EVP and General Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs
Starz has hired David Weil as executive vice president and general counsel, business and legal affairs. Weil will be responsible for developing the strategic direction of business and legal affairs fo...
Fox Acquires San Francisco TV Stations in Swap with Cox
Fox is acquiring two San Francisco TV stations in a station-swap agreement with Cox Media Group. Deal calls for Cox to take over Fox O&Os in Boston and Memphis in exchange for Cox’s KTVU-TV ...
Time Warner Invests in Epoxy, Video-Distribution and Social Tools Startup
Epoxy, a startup whose platform is designed to help content creators distribute and track video across social sites, has raised $6.5 million in funding led by Time Warner and Upfront Ventures, whic...
‘Tyrant’ Review: A Middle Eastern Soap With Nothing Radical to Say
I don't know if “Tyrant,” the new series from “Homeland” executive producer Howard Gordon, is lucky or unlucky to arrive in a new period of Middle Eastern unrest. The troub...
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Michelle Wie's U.S. Open Win: Bigger, Better Endorsements Could Follow
The golfer’s first major title could immediately boost sponsorship deals as the focus now turns to whether she can keep winning, sports marketing experts say.read more
Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar's Secret Start-Up: Vessel, Hulu Meets YouTube
Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar is building a subscription service for video — pretend YouTube and Hulu had a baby — according to several individuals with knowledge of the product. Kilar unvei...
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Anti-Defamation League Slams Gary Oldman for 'Anti-Semitic Tropes'
The anti-Semitism watchdog group has criticized Oldman for saying that Hollywood is "run by Jews."read more
New York Passes L.A. as Top Shooting Site for TV Drama Pilots
New York has become the primary site for filming TV drama pilots, supplanting Los Angeles, which saw overall pilot production hit an all-time low according to a survey released Tuesday by FilmLA. The ...
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That's a $6 Billion Upfront Wrap for All of NBCUniversal
NBC broadcast has wrapped its upfront sales effort, securing $2.52 billion in ad dollars across prime time, sports and late night, say sources familiar with the conversation: it's a significant ...
Keith Feldman Named President of Worldwide Distribution at Fox Home Entertainment
Fox Home Entertainment exec Keith Feldman has been elevated to president of worldwide distribution, the studio said Tuesday. Feldman, previously president of international distribution, will expand hi...
Gary Oldman Controversy: ADL Slams Actor’s ‘Irresponsible’ and ‘Anti-Semitic’ Remarks
Following published remarks by actor Gary Oldman, in which he defends Mel Gibson’s past anti-Semitic comments, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has said that Oldman, “should know better th...
Jason Kilar, Former Hulu CEO, Announces Investors in New Video-Focused Venture
Jason Kilar, the former CEO of Hulu, has announced his next venture: Vessel, a startup building a multimedia service with a strong focus on video, whose investors include Amazon.com founder and CEO...
2014 Lower East Side Festival Winners Announced
The 2014 Lower East Side Film Festival concluded their 11-day run this past weekend and have just announced the winners. The judges included Ilana Glazer (Comedy Central's "Broad City&q...
Rose Byrne to Make Broadway Debut in ‘You Can't Take It With You’
After starring in the upcoming big screen adaptation of “Annie,” it looks like Rose Byrne may have caught the theater bug. The actress is set to make her Broadway debut next spring in a ne...
How ‘Tyrant’ Cast a White Guy as the Son of a Middle Eastern Despot
“Tyrant,” the new FX drama debuting Tuesday, features white actor Adam Rayner in the lead role of Barry Al-Fayeed, the son of a Middle Eastern despot who returns to his home country. After...
Jandy Nelson’s ‘I’ll Give You the Sun’ Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. has acquired the movie rights to Jandy Nelson’s upcoming coming of age novel “I’ll Give You the Sun.” The studio has set the project with Warner-based Denise Di No...

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