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Historic Tony Win Propels Broadway’s ‘Lady Day’ into Profit
Broadway play-with-music “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” powered by a lead performance that won Audra McDonald a historic sixth Tony win, has recouped its $2.6 million capi...
Brad Pitt Role in SyFy's '12 Monkeys’ Goes to… a Lady
“Cosmoplis” star Emily Hampshire has been cast in SyFy's “12 Monkeys” in a role previously played by Brad Pitt. “Hell on Wheels” actor Tom Noonan, meanwhile, wi...
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Twitter Stock Jumps 30 Percent on Solid Second Quarter Earnings
UPDATED: The San Francisco social network reported that revenue grew 124 percent to $312 million during the second quarter. read more
DreamWorks Animation Loses Money For the Second Quarter in a Row
DreamWorks Animation reported a loss of $15.4 million in the second fiscal quarter, the second consecutive quarterly loss for the company. It reported earnings per share of -$0.18, a result worse tha...
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SCOTUSblog Founder Joins Marvel Superhero Appeal for Jack Kirby Estate (Exclusive)
"Even if the legal rule at issue affected only the multibillion dollar franchises based on Kirby’s creations … that would justify review," says the latest Kirby brief to the Supreme Court. "But th...
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Box Office Preview: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Tracking for $65M-Plus Debut
The Marvel and Disney tentpole will play in more than 4,080 theaters, the widest August release in history; "It's much more of a space opera than a superhero movie," says director James Gunn.read more...
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DreamWorks Animation Falls Short of Earnings Expectations and Shares Sink
UPDATED: The company says it hasn't yet reaped the benefits of "How to Train Your Dragon 2." The company also said regulators are looking into a write-down for "Turbo."read more
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FCC Chairman Threatens to Intervene to Resolve Dodgers TV Dispute
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, in a strongly worded letter to Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus, said that the agency “will intervene as appropriate” to resolve the dispute that has kept the Dod...
FXX's ‘The League’ Gets Season 6 Premiere Date
Get ready, “The League” fans: your favorite fantasy-football league is returning in September. “The League” will return for its sixth season Sept. 3 at 10 p.m. on FXX, the netw...
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CNN Uses New John Walsh Series To Create Headlines In Regular Coverage
CNN’s new slate of primetime non-fiction programs are supposed to give its viewers a break from the news cycle the Time Warner outlet churns through each morning, afternoon and early evening. Now on...
Horror Movie ‘Inner Demons’ Acquired by IFC Midnight
IFC Midnight is acquiring U.S. rights to Schorr Pictures’ “Inner Demons,” which premiered last month at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the distributor announced Tuesday. Robin Schorr...
Exclusive: 'Hard Sun,' Drama Starring Robyn Buck, Acquired by Mance Media
Mance Media has acquired "Hard Sun," by writer/director Canyon Prince. The film, Prince's first feature, premiered at Dances With Films this year. Mance Media plans a 2014 VOD release that w...
Bryan Singer Tried to Settle Michael Egan Sex Abuse Lawsuit for $100,000
Bryan Singer, his lawyers and the lawyer of his accuser Michael Egan agreed to an out-of-court settlement for $100,000 in June, according to documents obtained by Buzzfeed. In the “memorandum of...
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Bryan Singer’s Accuser Dropped by Lawyer Amid $100K Settlement Report
Jeff Herman has withdrawn as the attorney for Michael Egan, the plaintiff who accused director Bryan Singer and Hollywood executives of sexual assault in the late 1990s, when he was a minor. In a stat...
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Haim Saban: Time Warner Was 'Trimmed' for Takeover Bid
"Time will tell whether this was the right strategy or not," the billionaire media mogul said in a TV interview.read more
CW to Honor Dogs With Glitzy Awards Show
CW is going to the dogs… for one night in January, that is. The network will be airing The World Dog Awards in January 2015. It promises to bring all the Hollywood glitz it can fetch for the two...
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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Announce Jazz Album Release Date
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have announced the release date for “Cheek to Cheek,” their long-awaited collaborative jazz album. The collaboration, consisting of covers of jazz standards, will be rel...
‘Southland’ Slapped With $5 Million Lawsuit Over Autopsy Photo in Opening Montage
The gritty police drama “Southland” isn't on the air anymore, but it's just found itself in the middle of a real-life legal battle. The canceled series has been named in a lawsuit ...
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Mountain Dew Gets 3,500 Phone Calls From Click-to-Call Tweet
Mountain Dew may not be one of the first names associated with direct response marketing, but that's not stopping the Pepsi-owned brand in testing a Twitter click-to-call feature that's akin ...
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Billy Bob Thornton, Joe Morton Share Emmy Excitement, Wardrobe Plans at Performers Peer Group Celebration
“It’s one of my favorite events of the year,” exclaimed TV Academy governor Bob Bergen of Monday’s Performers Peer Group party at Montage Beverly Hills. “We get to celebrate the Performers P...

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