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Tribune Broadcasting Taps Katherine Green as Senior VP of News
Tribune Broadcasting has appointed Katherine Green senior VP of news. When her duties commence on May 5, Green will oversee all news production and news operations for the 42 stations owned or operate...
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BET Renews 'The Game,' 'Being Mary Jane,' 'Real Husbands'; Adds 'Book of Negroes' Mini
The Viacom-owned cable network presented its new lineup Thursday, which includes new series "Gone Gospel," "Got Game" and a slate of movies and specials as well as its first scripted miniseries.read m...
Ray Fisher to Play Cyborg In ‘Batman-Superman’ (EXCLUSIVE)
After testing actors over the past couple weeks, Warner Bros. and D.C. have tapped theater actor Ray Fisher for the role of Cyborg in the untitled Batman-Superman pic. Victor Stone or ‘Cyborg,&#...
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'Bachelorette' Creator Mike Fleiss Reacts to Contestant's Death: 'We're All Devastated'
Eric Hill, who appears in the upcoming season on the reality series, died after a paragliding accident last weekend; his death "transcends everything, certainly a television show," said creator/execut...
Discovery to Air Everest Avalanche Documentary on May 4
Discovery Channel will broadcast a 90-minute documentary May 4, on the Mount Everest avalanche that claimed 13 lives last Friday. The doc will be compiled from footage shot during the network's ab...
Karey Burke, Todd Holland Move to ABC Studios
Todd Holland and Karey Nixon Burke’s Dark Toy Entertainment has signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios, Variety has learned. The producing partners, who had previously been under an ove...
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Watch 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' N.Y. Premiere Live Stream (Video)
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jaime Foxx are hitting the red carpet to celebrate the sequel.read more
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Todd Holland, Karey Nixon Ink Overall Deal at ABC Studios
The producers behind "The Pro" pilot and Matthew Perry's "Go On" have signed a two-year agreement to develop comedy, genre and drama projects.read more
Avril Lavigne Speaks Out on ‘Hello Kitty’ Backlash: ‘RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!!’
Avril Lavigne has come under fire following the release of the music video for “Hello Kitty,” the latest single off her self-titled fifth studio album. In the video, Lavigne prances around Tokyo a...
Netflix to Launch on Three U.S. Cable Operators via TiVo
Netflix has grabbed its first foothold with cable operators in the United States, with plans to launch on three smaller companies next week through an app on TiVo DVRs. The deals are with RCN Communic...
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Ladies' Home Journal to Cease Monthly Publication [Updated]
  UPDATE: A Meredith spokesperson has confirmed that while Ladies’ Home Journal will be ending its run as a monthly magazine, the brand will live on as a quarterly, newsstand-only publ...
‘Locke’ Review: Tom Hardy Captivates in This One-Man Road Trip
One of the many highlights of Andy Kaufman's stand-up career was the time he got onstage and sang, “One hundred bottles of beer on the wall, one hundred bottles of beer. Take one down, pass ...
‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Janel Parrish Reveals Chapter 1 of ‘Journeys of John and Julia’ Book (Exclusive Audio & Video)
It's unclear if she's on the “A” team, but Janel Parrish earns the mark in literacy. The “Pretty Little Liars” star reads the audiobook version of “The Journeys o...
Ted Hope Blasts FCC Proposal to End Net Neutrality
Indie producer Ted Hope has joined the chorus of critics expressing concerns over a new proposal that would allow content providers to pay for faster Internet delivery. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler caused...
Natalie Portman’s ‘Jane Got a Gun’ Set for Feb. 20 U.S. Release
Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company have set Feb. 20 as the U.S. release date for Natalie Portman’s indie Western “Jane Got a Gun.” It’s the first title to land on the d...
BET To Launch First Miniseries, Holiday ‘Nutcracker’ Special
Viacom’s BET said it would launch its first miniseries, a new scripted series and a dating program as part of its coming programming slate. The network said it would air the six-part epic “...
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Box Office: 'Godzilla' Roars in Early Tracking
The Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. tentpole hopes to launch a studio franchise.read more
James Earl Jones Takes Back Broadway in ‘You Can’t Take It With You’
James Earl Jones will return to Broadway this fall in a revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s “You Can’t Take It With You.” Scott Ellis helms the comedy about an eccentr...
NBC's Comedy Playground Slammed With Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition Suit
NBCUniversal may not be the one laughing in the end if a judge decides the name for its new talent competition, NBC Comedy Playground, is infringing on the rights of another company. Los Angeles-based...
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Direct Marketing Association Names New Leadership
The Direct Marketing Association, one of the advertising and marketing industry groups at the center of the debate over big data, privacy, and the policies and regulations that should be adopted, has...

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