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Broadway Review: ‘Disney Aladdin’
This super-costly extravaganza doesn't do justice to the movie, or to the spirit of the late Howard Ashman.
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'Mad Men,' 'Game of Thrones': The No-Spoiler Guide to Spoilers
No spoilers were hurt in the writing of this column.read more
Participant, Pantelion, Canana Tubthump Cesar Chavez National Day of Service
GUADALAJARA – Not all films made by an international company swing by the White House before their world premiere in the U.S. Lead-produced by Mexico’s Canana Films, “Cesar Chavez” is one exce...
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Aladdin: Theater Review
Disney's latest animated movie musical to get a Broadway makeover is the 1992 fairy tale set in a fictional Middle Eastern kingdom, featuring songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.read more
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Sinclair Restructures Allbritton Deal in Wake of FCC Crackdown on Sidecar Deals
Seeing the writing on the wall at the Federal Communications Commission, Sinclair Broadcast Group said late Thursday it would restructure its deal to buy Allbritton's TV group. As part of the re...
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Netflix's Hastings Slams Comcast in Blog Calling for Stronger Net Neutrality
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took to his company's blog Thursday to call for Washington and the Federal Communications Commission to pass stronger net neutrality rules so that Netflix doesn't h...
Turkey Blocks Twitter, Prime Minister Plans to ‘Eradicate’ it
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a move that attracted international attention on Thursday — much of it on the web. At a rally in Bursa, Erdogan pledged to do away with Twitter c...
Obama to Raise Funds for Midterm Candidates at Home of Disney’s Alan Horn
President Obama is returning to Los Angeles on May 7 to raise money for congressional candidates at an event at the home of Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn and his wife, Cindy, according to sou...
Gun Control Groups Urge Cancellation of Hollywood Fundraiser for Mark Begich and Mark Pryor
Almost a year ago, in the aftermath of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., a number of entertainment industry activists decried a vote that prevented the Senate from moving forward background check legis...
SXSW Film Review: ‘Open Windows’
The camera stays glued to one guy's computer screen in this gimmicky but audacious exercise in neo-Hitchcockian suspense.
Samsung, Fox Team Up to Bring Content to Ultra HD TVs
Samsung and 20th Century Fox are teaming up to bring more ultra high definition films to the technology giants’ line of 4K televisions. The agreement is part of what the companies are dubbing &...
Kathy Ireland Signs With WME
Supermodel and entrepreneur Kathy Ireland has inked with WME. Ireland is the CEO and chief designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, a design and marketing firm, cited by Forbes in its cover story on her a...
Ben Walker to Star in ‘The Moon and the Sun’
“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” Benjamin Walker is set to star in the indie “The Moon and the Sun.” He is joined by Pierce Brosnan, Kaya Scodelario and Fan Bingbing. The pic ...
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Andy Serkis to Direct 'Jungle Book' for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)
Serkis is stepping into shoes initially filled by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Babel"), who fell off the project due to scheduling conflicts.read more
Netflix Slams Comcast for Not Supporting Net Neutrality
Netflix has fired another salvo in the war over net neutrality. The company slammed internet service providers Thursday for trying to turn the web into a tiered system, where richer companies get fast...
‘Greek’ Star Jake McDorman, Real Navy SEALs Join Bradley Cooper's ‘American Sniper’ (Exclusive)
Jake McDorman, who starred on “Greek” and can currently be seen on “Shameless,” is in talks to join Bradley Cooper and Cory Hardrict on the battlefield in Clint Eastwood's ...
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TV Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Drops to 16-Month Low Ahead of Finale
The flagging reality hit drops to a new season low, averaging 4.7 million viewers and ranking below this week's episode of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" in the key demo.read more
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Malaysia Airlines Flight: Local News Station Apologizes for 'Lost' Poster Tweet
KETV in Omaha, Neb., was lambasted online for altering the well-known "Lost" poster to promote its coverage.read more
Cable Pioneer John Hendricks to Retire From Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications founder and chairman John Hendricks will retire in May after 32 years at the helm of one of cable’s pioneering programming companies. Hendricks will formally step down o...
‘Phantom of the Opera’ Welcomes First Black Lead on Broadway
Norm Lewis will be the next Phantom in the multibillion-dollar grossing musical, “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway — making him the first African-American to play the role. Producers said T...

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