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Christian Rapper Lecrae Notches First No. 1 Album in Soft Sales Week
Leading soft post-Labor Day sales that saw no six-figure debuts, Christian rapper Lecrae notched his first No. 1 album with “Anomaly.” The Reach Records title moved 88,000 copies, according to Nie...
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Katharine McPhee Teams Up with Hans Zimmer on Web Series
The actresses taped a segment for Zimmer's 'Pizza with an Icon' series discussing her work with the organization Malaria No Moreread more
‘Arrow’ Season 3 Poster Lines Up Its Heroes
Cool guys don't look at explosions on the first teaser poster for Season 3 of “Arrow.” Team Arrow — plus Laurel — is seen front and center strutting their way away from Sta...
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Yelp Settles Lawsuit for Collecting Minors' Email Addresses
Yelp is the latest company to come under fire from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allegedly gathering names and email addresses from children without parental consent. The San Francisco com...
Vote for Project of the Week: Will It Be 'Scooter,' 'Ironwood,' 'Rickshaw,' 'Wish You Were Here' or 'Married Man'?
The winning filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and will become a candidate for Project of the Month. That winner will be awarded with a creative consultation fro...
Gov. Jerry Brown Sets Ceremony to Sign Movie, TV Tax Credit Bill
Gov. Jerry Brown will sign the legislation to extend and expand California’s movie and TV tax credit, more than tripling its size to $330 million annually. Ceremonies have been set for Thursday morn...
‘Paranormal Activity 5' Gets New Title, Release Date
Paramount has announced a new title and release date for “Paranormal Activity 5” as well as a new release date for “Scouts vs. Zombies.” “Paranormal Activity 5” wil...
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Greg Garcia Sells a Pair of Comedies to CBS (Exclusive)
They're from writers Bobby Bowman and Chris Harrisread more
‘Star Wars’ Provides Disney with a ‘Huge Opportunity’
Walt Disney Studios admits it doesn’t have an awareness problem with “Star Wars” when it starts releasing new movies, beginning with next year’s “Episode VII.” The ...
Imperative Entertainment and Bastei Lubbe AG Create Joint Venture
Media corporation Bastei Lübbe AG and Imperative Entertainment, a multi-platform entertainment studio based in the USA, have announced the founding of a joint venture, Bastei LLC. The two firms’ st...
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'Doctor Who' Star Matt Smith Joins 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' (Exclusive)
The long-in-the-works adaptation will finally begin shooting Sept. 24read more
‘Maze Runner’ Should Outmuscle Liam Neeson's ‘Tombstones’ and ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ at Box Office
Youth will be served at the box office this weekend, when the sci-fi thriller “The Maze Runner” is expected to beat out two wide openers that target older moviegoers: Liam Neeson‘s ...
Survey: 81% of TV Directors Are White, Only 14% Are Female
Minorities and women haven’t much progress in directing series TV, according to a survey from the Directors Guild of America, with Caucasian directors accounting for 81% of all primetime episode...
'TV Commercials Dehumanize Us' and More Bits of Wisdom from Albert Maysles
At 87 years old, Albert Maysles shows no sign of slowing down. On Monday night, the Maysles Center in Harlem screened Maysles' signature 1969 film "Salesman." Following the screening, i...
Hollywood Fails to Make Progress in Hiring Women and Minority TV Directors
There haven't been many strides made in diversifying the directors’ pool in episodic television, according to the Directors Guild of America. A new study released by the guild Wednesday foun...
‘Red Band Society's’ Octavia Spencer Reveals How Samuel L. Jackson Taught Her to Cry On-Camera (Video)
The crying will come from more than just the audience on Wednesday's debut of “Red Band Society.” According to the show's star, Octavia Spencer, she's had to do her fair share ...
‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Episodes Land at Vimeo, Which Has Exclusive on Future Releases
A collection of 80 episodes of cult comedy series “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” featuring a man and his robot sidekicks riffing on especially terrible B-movies and assorted shorts, is no...
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Box-Office Preview: Boys Could Propel 'Maze Runner' to Strong $30 Million-Plus Debut
Shawn Levy's 'This Is Where I Leave You' and Liam Neeson's 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' will rely on adultsread more
CBS Shifts Ratings Focus to Live Plus 7, Adding Projections to Daily Reports
CBS aims to accelerate the industry’s shift to Live Plus 7 as the standard metric for evaluating the performance of primetime series. The Eye said Wednesday it will add projected Live Plus 7 num...
Melissa Rivers to Make First TV Appearance Since Mother Joan Rivers’ Death
Melissa Rivers is coming back to television to honor her late mother Joan Rivers for “Joan Day,” an E! marathon dedicated to the “Fashion Police” star. The Friday, Sept. 19 eve...

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