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Weekend Report July 28, 2014
Lucy: $44MM Luc Besson Lichter Grossman et al - Peter Nichols (attorney) Scarlett Johansson CAA - Bryan Lourd LBI Entertainment - Rick Yorn Morgan Freeman CAA - Fred Specktor ...
ICM Partners Snags Steve Alexander From Resolution
ICM Partners has hired talent agent Steve Alexander, who will brings clients David Duchovny, Joy Bryant and Tatiana Maslany with him to his new home. Alexander recently left Resolution, the agency for...
VH1 Renews ‘Hit the Floor’ for Season 3
Here's something to cheer about, “Hit the Floor” fans. VH1 has renewed the scripted series, which delves into the treacherous and tempting world of NBA cheerleading, for a third season...
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Dodgers TV Standoff: Time Warner Cable, DirecTV at Odds Over Arbitration
DirecTV isn’t saying whether it would agree to binding arbitration in an effort to resolve the impasse with Time Warner Cable over rights to the Dodgers TV channel. Instead, in a statement issue...
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NBC Googles Up ‘America’s Got Talent’ Voting
Google searches for “America’s Got Talent,” starting tonight, will return results pages with ballots to vote for the show’s contestants — the latest effort to drive live TV viewership...
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Poster Upsets Fans With 9/11 Imagery
A poster for the Australian release of the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot—showing the half-shell heroes leaping from an exploding skyscraper and advertising a Sept. 11...
Politico Editor Rachel Smolkin Jumps to CNN as Executive Editor, Politics
Politico managing editor Rachel Smolkin will be joining CNN Digital as the new executive editor of politics. At the end of August, Smolkin will take over CNNPolitics.com and assist CNN's Ed O'...
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Sky Deutschland’s Second Biggest Shareholder Rejects BSkyB’s Offer
LONDON — Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey, who is the former son-in-law of Rupert Murdoch, has turned down an offer from U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB to buy his shares in Germany’s Sky Deutsc...
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Jenny Craig Lists Beachfront Mansion in Del Mar
SELLER: Jenny Craig LOCATION: Del Mar, CA PRICE: $39,500,000 SIZE: 8,000 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Thanks to a kindly snitch we’ll call May B. Lean, it’s come to ...
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'The Maze Runner' Trailer: Meet 'The Grievers' (Video)
Wes Ball's adaptation of the James Dashner dystopian novel stars Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter and Patricia Clarkson.read more
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Tells ‘The View’ Hosts That He's ‘Done’ With Dancing on ‘DWTS’ (Video)
Don't expect to see Maksim Chmerkovskiy gliding across the “Dancing With the Stars” stage any time soon. One of the ABC reality show's breakout pros announced on “The View...
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TV Review: ‘The Honorable Woman’
Representing SundanceTV’s latest stab at a prestige miniseries, “The Honorable Woman” places Maggie Gyllenhaal at the center of what’s otherwise an old-fashioned British political thriller, ce...
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Women Prevailing Despite Sexism in Slowly-Changing Below-the-Line Industry
When Rita Lundin was working as a driver on “Men in Black 3,” the message from her Teamsters coordinator was blunt: We don’t like to work with women. “He told me he wouldn’t be able to sleep...
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‘Boyhood’s’ Sandra Adair Lets Her Edits Subtly Suggest 12-Year Passage of Time
When director Richard Linklater tapped Sandra Adair to collaborate on “Boyhood,” he asked his longtime editor what she planned to be doing for the next decade or so. That expansive query kicked of...
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VH1 Renews 'Hit the Floor' for Third Season
The drama ranks as the No. 1 scripted drama on basic cable among women 18-49.read more
How Inexperience Helped Iraq's Prime Minister Get the Job (Exclusive Video)
The New York Times’ John Burns has a blunt assessment of the U.S.'s handpicked prime minister of Iraq: ”If you were sitting on a local school board, you'd worry about appointing h...
Monsters Invade in New “Maze Runner” Trailer Starring Dylan O'Brien (Video)
Monsters enter the picture in a new trailer for 20th Century Fox's “The Maze Runner,” an adaptation of a science fiction young adult novel by James Dashner. Dylan O'Brien (“T...
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'The Blacklist' Adds 'House of Cards' Alum as New Series Regular (Exclusive)
Mozhan Marnò joins recent new addition Mary-Louise Parker on the sophomore season of the NBC drama.read more
Kino Lorber Acquires Heinrlich Himmler Doc Oscar-Hopeful 'The Decent One,' Sets Release Date
Directed by Tel Aviv-based documentarian Vanessa Lapa, "The Decent One" is a uniquely-told documentary on the life of Nazi military leader Heinrich Himmler, inspired by the recent discovery ...
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Relaxing With Video Games and TV Might Make You Feel Worse: Study
Researchers from Germany and the Netherlands found that watching your favorite show isn’t always the best way to unwind.read more

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