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Comcast Extends CEO Brian Roberts’ Contract to 2015
Brian Roberts is getting another year at Comcast. Again. The Pennsylvania-based cable giant announced in filings to the SEC that Roberts, the 55-year-old son of the company's founder, had his cont...
Zurich Film Festival to Honor Composer Hans Zimmer
MUNICH — The Zurich Film Festival is to honor composer Hans Zimmer with a special lifetime award. The award will be presented on Oct. 1 at the Tonhalle Zurich at a ceremony that will feature exc...
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Extends Contract By a Year
Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts has extended his contract at the cable giant by a year, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. His new contract will expire on June 30...
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World Cup: Ratings Peak for Germany's Late Win Over Algeria
Fully 85 percent of German viewers, more than 28 million, watched as their squad squeaked into the quarterfinals, while 21 million French fans cheered Les Bleus to a 2-0 win over Nigeria.read more ...
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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Extends Contract Through June 2015
The cable giant and its boss have announced one-year extensions ever since a 2005 employment pact was signed. read more
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Cinemas Are Teaming Up With Shazam for a Blockbuster Mobile Ad Experience
Despite incremental growth in second-screen viewing, marketers still haven’t cracked the code on how to effectively advertise to smartphone users who are also watching TV. But brands are hopin...
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Univision and Telemundo Are Battling It Out on a Digital Front
Alicia Menendez is a digital and mobile junkie. The 30-year-old host of Alicia Menendez Tonight, a weeknight talk program about sex, money and power on Univision and ABC’s joint-venture news n...
Chinese Box Office Sets First Half Record
‘Transformers 4’ dominates weekend chart, but has modest impact on annual data
First Look: Documentary Focuses on Champion Boxer Joe Calzaghe (EXCLUSIVE)
Former super middleweight and light-heavyweight boxing world champion Joe Calzaghe, who was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in New York recently, is the subject of a documentary feature by Vaugh...
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'Rising Star' Artist Deal Between Keshet DCP, Universal Music
Outside the U.S. and Israel, Universal Music Group will have the exclusive option to sign all contestants of the interactive singing show. read more
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Multicultural Marketing Requires a Whole-Market Approach
The much touted diversity in advertising—the notion that advertisers have finally awakened to the growth opportunities grounded in the multihued population explosion taking place in the U.S. to...
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Wimbledon Doubles BBC Two's U.K. Audience Share
The U.K. public broadcaster's network on Monday hit a share of 11 percent with extended coverage.read more
Eric Bana Couldn't Sleep After Watching Exorcism Videos for ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ (Video)
Eric Bana takes on the real-life role of retired NYPD officer Ralph Sarchie for his latest film, “Deliver Us From Evil.” In preparing for the role, he saw actual footage of Sarchie assisti...
Melissa McCarthy on Challenges of Making Susan Sarandon Dumpy for ‘Tammy’ (Video)
Susan Sarandon took on the role of Melissa McCarthy‘s grandmother, Pearl, in the film “Tammy.” The film was written by McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone, who also directed. McCart...
Pinewood Malaysia Studio Appoints Rezal Rahman as CEO
Studio pioneer, Mike Lake moves to content investment company.
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World Cup: Cameroon to Investigate Match Fixing Claims
The African country's team, known as the Indomitable Lions, was surrounded by controversy even before the tournament began.read more
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China Box Office: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Rules in Huge Week for Hollywood
Four of the top five movies in China last week were Hollywood films, but local romantic comedy "The Breakup Guru" made a strong showing with $24.18 million. read more
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Hollywood Onstage: Bradley Cooper, Glenn Close, Matthew Broderick Headline NYC's 2014-15 Season (Photos)
This season, Rupert Grint, Rose Byrne, Michael Cera and Jake Gyllenhaal make their Broadway debuts; Anna Gunn and Julia Stiles star in Off-Broadway shows, and James Franco directs his first play. ...
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‎Rolf Harris Stripped of Industry Honors in U.K., Australia
BAFTA and the Australian Recording Industry Association withdraw honors previously bestowed upon the entertainer, who on Monday was found guilty of indecent assault.read more
Film Review: ‘The 50 Year Argument’
The history of The New York Review of Books is incisively celebrated and distilled by co-directors Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi in “The 50 Year Argument.”

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