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‘SNL’ Host Chris Pratt Is He-Man, Parodies ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Success in Marvel Trailer (Video)
It was a bumpy ride for Chris Pratt when he hosted the season premiere of NBC's “Saturday Night Live,” but he shined most when making fun of the success of his superhero turn in Marvel...
Former BSkyB Topper to Lead Merged Endemol-Shine-Core Group
LONDON — Sophie Turner Laing, former managing director of content at U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB, is to head the world’s largest independent TV production group, formed by the three-way merger ...
Watch: Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Call Out Reporter Who Hasn’t Seen ‘Skeleton Twins’
Denver reporter Chris Parente is probably wishing he had seen “The Skeleton Twins” before interviewing Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. The reporter interviewed the two stars of the Sundance f...
Brazilian TV Regs Kickstart TV Boom
RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s TV indie production sector is booming and its shows are increasingly gaining space on local pay-TV channels, as a result of regulations establishing quotas in pay-TV chan...
‘Maze Runner’ Rules Overseas Box Office With $27 Million in 2nd Week
“The Maze Runner” tightened its grip on the overseas box office, opening at No. 1 in four markets and holding the top spot in 10 others on its way to a $27.5 million second weekend. This i...
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Ex-BSkyB Exec Named CEO of Combined Endemol-Shine-Core Media
21st Century Fox and Apollo Global have been working on finalizing the three-way combinationread more
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Watch 'SNL' Newbie Pete Davidson Deliver the Premiere's Most Talked-About Bit
The show's breakout new castmember gave a very unusual economics lessonread more
Watch: Michael Che Debuts on ‘Saturday Night Live’ Weekend Update
Michael Che made his first appearance as co-anchor for Weekend Update on “Saturday Night Live” Saturday night, flubbing a few lines, but ultimately drawing laughs with some help from co-st...
CNN's Brian Stelter Defends Colleague Fareed Zakaria Against Plagiarism Accusations: ‘I Still Trust Him’ (Video)
CNN host Brian Stelter took on the plagiarism scandal surrounding colleague Fareed Zakaria on Sunday morning's “Reliable Sources.” During the final segment of his morning news program,...
Specialty Box Office: Audiences Have 'Pride' In First Weekend; Shane Dawson's 'Not Cool' Very Hot In Second Frame
Seven new films entered in the specialty marketplace this weekend, and while one in particular was off to an excellent start, they all ended up losing out to an internet sensation. Our report: The go...
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Analysts: What SoftBank's Takeover Would Mean for DreamWorks Animation
The $3.4 billion price tag would only be a small fraction of the approximately $30 billion spent by the Japanese conglomerate on acquisitions last yearread more
Why Denzel Washington May Be the Last Pure Movie Star
Denzel Washington may exert the purest form of star power in movies today. His name above the title guarantees a film will open to solid numbers, something few actors in Hollywood can credibly claim t...
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Jennifer Lopez: "Some Drunk Fool" Crashed Into My Car in Malibu
Lopez had some choice words for the other driverread more
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TV Ratings: 'Saturday Night Live' Turns 40, Falls From 2013 Opener
The Chris Pratt-hosted episode matches the most recent finale read more
5 Reasons Why Denzel Washington's ‘Equalizer’ Exploded at Box Office
Denzel Washington delivered in a big way at the box office this weekend with “The Equalizer.” He's one of Hollywood's most bankable male stars and nearly always delivers, but the $...
TV Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ Races Into Fifth Season
After the (rather too) long and winding road to Terminus, “The Walking Dead” opens its fifth season in spectacular fashion, a dazzling adrenaline rush filled with suspense, righteous violence and,...
Why Japan’s Softbank Needs to Buy DreamWorks Animation (Analysis)
Leveraging more out of toons, is not a stretch for a group that has VoD, e-commerce and games experience and the platforms to deliver
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Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters: Concert Review
The veteran rocker plays Led Zeppelin classics and new songs from his latest release "lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar"read more
Rome Film Fest To Fete Russian Auteur Aleksei Fedorchenko
The Rome Film Festival has announced it will fete Russian auteur Aleksei Fedorchenko (“Silent Souls”) with its Marco Aurelio of the Future Award and also host the world preem of his new pi...
Box Office: ‘The Equalizer’ Debuts to Smashing $35 Million
Denzel Washington and “The Equalizer” were number one with a bullet this weekend, as the revenge thriller picked up an impressive $35 million across 3,234 locations. That figure gave it a...

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