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‘MasterChef,’ ‘Ninja Warrior’ Finale Solid Opposite Return of ‘Monday Night Football’
ESPN was expected to dominate Monday’s ratings race with its season premiere doubleheader NFL action on “Monday Night Football,” but the finale of NBC’s “American Ninja W...
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Grey N.Y. Wins Lean Cuisine
Grey New York has won Stouffer’s Lean Cuisine’s creative business after a review that also included 360i, Santo and incumbent JWT New York, sources said. Lean Cuisine's media spendi...
Lionsgate Shareholder Meeting Takeaway: Don’t Fear Change
‘Don’t fear the future’ is the headline from Lionsgate’s annual shareholders meeting in Toronto on Tuesday. Yes, the box office is down and consumers are inundated with an arra...
Helen Hunt-Directed Dramedy ‘Ride’ Acquired by Screen Media
Screen Media announced on Tuesday that it was going for a “Ride” with Oscar-winning actress and filmmaker Helen Hunt. The independent distributor has acquired her second movie as a directo...
Ratings: Fox's ‘MasterChef’ Tops NBC Finales, Everyone Else
Fox topped Monday with steady summer demo performer “MasterChef,” which bested all comers — including two NBC finales. While ABC finished first in viewers with a strong season-ender ...
Digital Audience Ratings: ‘The Mysteries of Laura’s’ Trending is Revealed, Levine’s Voice Takes ‘Fallon’ to the Top
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to TV shows (see the film version here). Pr...
American Theatre Wing to Co-Present the Obie Awards
Add Off Broadway to the awards-season reach of the American Theatre Wing, the long-standing nonprofit that founded and co-produces Broadway’s Tony Awards: As of this season, the Wing will partner wi...
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Los Cabos Film Fest: Denys Arcand, Atom Egoyan to Get Tributes
Academy Award-nominated writer-director Guillermo Ariaga will also be honoredread more
Maria Bello Discovers Murder Is a Two-Way Street on Poster for Stephen King's ‘Big Driver’ (Exclusive Photo)
Maria Bello wields a weapon and a thirst for vengeance on the first poster released from Lifetime's upcoming Stephen King adaptation, “Big Driver.” Based on King's novella of the s...
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'Meredith Vieira Show' Ratings Fall Shy of Latifah and Couric Launches
The former 'Today' host still improves her time slots by 41 percentread more
David Muir's ‘World News Tonight’ Tops Demo Ratings for Debut Week
ABC's “World News Tonight With David Muir” bested its competition in the key 25-54 news demo for the new anchor's debut week, pulling in just over two million viewers. The victory ...
Jennifer Lopez Steps Up to Bang Ryan Guzman in Erotic ‘The Boy Next Door’ Trailer (Video)
Jennifer Lopez is a cougar on the prowl, and then on the run, in the first trailer for Universal thriller “The Boy Next Door.” The Jan. 23 release tells the erotic story of a bored housewi...
‘Meredith’ Earns Big Improvements in Time Slot
Meredith Viera's new talk show improved on the shows it replaced in its time slots by 41 percent, according to early Nielsen numbers. The show premiered Monday to a 1.7 rating/4 share metered mark...
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Oscars: Chile Nominates 'To Kill a Man' for Foreign Language Category
Alejandro Fernandez Almendras' third film will also be submitted for the Goya Awards. read more
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U2 Announces New Album 'Songs of Innocence' Available Free On iTunes
From Bono and Tim Cook to youread more
Adam DeVine on Shooting Season 2 of Comedy Central's ‘House Party': ‘I Was Definitely Drunk a Lot’
Incredibly, Adam DeVine found 20 minutes in his ridiculously busy schedule to chat with TheWrap about Season 2 of his Comedy Central show, “Adam DeVine‘s House Party,” which debuts o...
Is Reese Witherspoon The Only Best Actress Contender We Have So Far?
The generous audience response in Toronto last night confirmed it: Reese Witherspoon is almost guaranteed an Oscar nomination for Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild." It's easily her best perfo...
TIFF Interview: Keira Knightley Loosens Up for 'Laggies' and Fakes It In 'The Imitation Game'
Keira Knightley has come a long way since the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise. While her costars from those films have either faded from memory (Orlando Bloom), or disappointed in their...
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How Nissan Beat Everyone With a Royal Baby Tweet in Just Seven Minutes
It was about as real-time as marketing gets. A mere seven minutes after the royal family's announcement Monday that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting again, Nissan U.K. posted the ...
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Ray Rice's Wife Defends Husband, Bashes Media For Coverage
"To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific"read more

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