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Facebook Website, Apps Suffer Brief Outage
Facebook’s website and mobile apps on Wednesday were briefly knocked offline at about 3:45 p.m. Eastern, with the services resuming about 20 minutes later. The site previously has had more ext...
Meet John Mulaney, ‘a Slice of Whitebread Moving Through New York City’ (Video)
Fox would like you to meet John Mulaney, star of the new series “Mulaney” — and is offering up a 22-minute video to help things along. The real John Mulaney, is, like all people, kin...
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Publicis Groupe Buys Canada's Nurun
Paris-based Publicis Groupe has acquired digital agency Nurun from Quebecor Media in a $115 million deal. Since its inception in 2000, Nurun has swiftly grown into one of the world's leading di...
Telluride Review: 'Merchants of Doubt' Takes Lobbyists to Task and Falls Short
Part of the problem with "Merchants of Doubt" is also part of its own argument: You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into, and a dispiriting number of peo...
Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy to Open ‘Skylight’ on Broadway
London hit “Skylight” will get a Broadway transfer this spring, with stars Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy reprising their roles in Stephen Daldry’s staging of the 1995 play by David ...
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Daimler Gets Into Ride-Sharing Apps
Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, has acquired rival companies RideScout and MyTaxi to reach a new market of consumers who favor ride-sharing apps over owning a car. The Wall Street Journal and Tech...
‘Marry Me’ Stars Hitched to NBC’s Fall TV Kickoff Special
NBC has announced an interesting proposal: In an effort to generate buzz for its freshman programs and high-profile returning comedy dramas, the Peacock has recruited Casey Wilson and Ken Marino of it...
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New Rovio CEO Faces a Host of Challenges
Is it possible to build a viable company (let alone an entertainment empire) on the back of a mobile video game app that may have seen its day? Good question, and Finnish tech firm Rovio is hoping a...
Transgender Rocker Laura Jane Grace to Star in New AOL Series (Video)
Rock star and transgender activist Laura Jane Grace stars in her own series on AOL titled “True Trans With Laura Jane Grace.” Produced by AOL Studios, the 10-episode series premieres on...
‘Prison Break’ Stars Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller to Reunite on ‘The Flash’
“Prison Break” stars Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller are guest starring as villains in a Season 1 episode of the CW's “The Flash,” an individual with knowledge of th...
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Visa Rolls Out Online Payments Campaign for NFL Opening Day
Fall is around the corner, which to many Americans is synonomous with football season. Accordingly, Visa is reminding fans that its Checkout online payment system speeds purchases so they can get ba...
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Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig in Early Talks for Ridley Scott's 'Martian'
They would star opposite Matt Damon, as a man on Marsread more
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'Super Hero September' Only Latest Salvo in Marvel vs. DC War
The battle for the hearts and minds of fans continues with a monthlong promo read more
Venice Film Review: ‘Dearest’
As if the subject of child abduction weren’t enough to get anyone’s blood boiling, throw in China’s one-child policy (no replacements allowed without a death certificate) and you have the making...
Screen Media Acquires Chris Messina's Directorial Debut 'Alex of Venice'
Screen Media Films has announced the acquisition of worldwide rights to "Alex of Venice," actor Chris Messina's ("The Mindy Project") directorial debut which premiered at the Tribe...
CSX: ‘Midnight Rider’ Filmmakers Denied Access Twice Before Crash
Railroad operator CSX Transportation has filed a cross claim against the filmmakers behind “Midnight Rider,” contending that the company twice denied them permission to film on train track...
Annie Awards Open for 2014 Submissions
The submission period for entries for the 42nd annual Annie Awards has opened, and the ASIFA-Hollywood-backed kudos for animation has added a new category. Hopefuls can now submit entries for characte...
Ariana Grande Nabs Second Consecutive No. 1 Album With ‘My Everything’
TV and pop starlet Ariana Grande has gone two for two, as her second collection “My Everything” has become her second consecutive No. 1 album. The Nickelodeon star’s Universal Republic effort ca...
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Frito-Lay Uses Thursday Night NFL Games to Add Facebook Fans
Frito-Lay is counting on NFL fans to drive its Facebook effort for the potato chip brand Stax with a promotion that ties into Thursday Night Football games this fall. Starting Sept. 7, and during e...
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MTV to Air 'Tonight Show' in Africa
Jimmy Fallon's show has so far not had a TV deal on the continentread more

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