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World Cup: Record Viewership for First Round Matches
UPDATED ESPN's coverage of USA vs. Germany drew a peak 9.5 rating on Thursday, while more than 27 million viewers in Germany tuned in.read more
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South Korea's Spackman Entertainment Group Plans Singapore IPO
The production group behind "Snowpiercer" seeks to expand its international scope by becoming the first of its kind in Korea to get a listing on the Singapore Exchange.read more
Film Review: ‘Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger’
If access is a documentary filmmaker’s best friend, Joe Berlinger must have felt awfully lonely during the making of “Whitey."
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Food Brands Capitalize on Fourth of July to Build Long-Term Digital Chops
Cracker Jack, Peanut Butter & Co. and StarKist are celebrating the Fourth of July this year with efforts that turn one-off campaigns into more strategic digital plans. All three brands’ e...
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'Into the Storm' Trailer: Beware the Tornadoes of Fire (Video)
The found-footage disaster thriller starring Richard Armitage and Jeremy Sumpter floods theaters Aug. 8.read more
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World Cup: Betting Firm Ends Luis Suarez Sponsorship Deal Over Biting Incident
German sportswear giant Adidas is also reviewing its relationship with the Uruguay star striker after FIFA banned him for months ‎following the incident during a game against Italy.read more
‘Big Brother's’ Controversial ‘Metrosexual Cowboy’ Caleb Reynolds Enters House
(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Thursday night's episode of “Big Brother 16”) After stirring up controversy with alleged racist and homophobic comments from two...
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Five Films Before 'The Interview' Condemned by North Korea
The reclusive nation has officially declared the Seth Rogen and James Franco film "an act of war," but it's not the first time it's had an extreme response to a Hollywood movie. read more
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German Media Giant Bertelsmann Backs Indian Start-Up Fund
The multimillion dollar investment in the Digital Nirvana Fund is part of Bertelsmann's expansion into the fast-growing Asian media markets. read more
Saturn Awards: A Genre Reunion and More Gold for ‘Gravity’
“It’s like Comic-Con meets a Bar-Mitzvah” said host Jeff Ross as the Saturn Awards began Thursday night. He might be onto something. Surely there were plenty of genre faves at the Ca...
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China Film Bureau Boss Urges Local Industry to 'Prepare for War With Hollywood'
The powerful government regulator urged theater owners to lessen the screen time for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" when it comes out next month, to benefit local productions. read more
Film Review: ‘Alleluia’
As if people need another reason to think twice about online dating, the pitch-black romantic comedy “Alleluia” updates the classic “lonelyhearts” case of Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck to ...
YouTube Shopping Binge: Media Companies Target Smaller Networks for Post-Maker Deals
The next wave of YouTube deals is upon us, but they are getting smaller. After a flurry of mergers, investments and rumors to begin the year — none bigger than Disney's $500 million acquisit...
Film Review: ‘Uncertain Terms’
Increasingly prolific indie filmmaker Nathan Silver delivers another compact slice of life in "Uncertain Terms."
Film Review: ‘Drones’
“Drones” is a middling real-time thriller that chronicles a fictive crisis for two Air Force personnel.
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'The Boy and the World' ('O Menino e o mundo'): Provincetown Review
Ale Abreu's vibrant animated vision of a dehumanizing world seen through the eyes of a child has been acquired for U.S. distribution by GKids.read more
Mary Rodgers, Author of ‘Freaky Friday,’ Dead at 83
Mary Rodgers Guettel may be best known as the author of “Freaky Friday,” which spawned two theatrical film adaptations, but she also found success as a composer. Guettel passed away Thursd...
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'Freaky Friday' Author Mary Rodgers Dies at 83
The writer also penned the Broadway hit "Once Upon a Mattress," which made Carol Burnett a star.read more
Seth MacFarlane Will Match Next $1 Million Pledged to ‘Reading Rainbow’ Kickstarter
“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane has stepped up in a big way to support LeVar Burton‘s already-successful “Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter campaign. For the next five da...
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Courteney Cox Announces Engagement to Johnny McDaid
The "Cougar Town" star shared the news on Thursday by tweeting: "I'm engaged to him!"read more

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