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StarWars.com Relaunches as Disney Grows ‘Star Wars’ Franchise
Disney has relaunched StarWars.com as the company anticipates interest in all things “Star Wars” since greenlighting new movies and TV shows and pursuing new merchandising and licensing op...
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Geekie Awards 2014 Sets Date, Partnership With Stan Lee (Exclusive)
The second-annual awards ceremony has been set for an August date to honor filmmakers, artists and game developers.read more
Music Publisher Spirit Moves Into Nashville’s Music Row
Fortifying its mini-major status in the music publishing world, Spirit Music Group acquired Cal IV Entertainment, the Nashville-based independent music publisher, production and artist management comp...
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World Cup 2014: Germany Blows Out Brazil, Twitter Explodes With Reactions
The host nation's record-breaking loss when Germany beat them 7-1 sparked such a constant play-by-play on social media that fans didn't even have to watch the match to follow the devastation.read more...
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'Divergent' Threequel 'Allegiant' Taps 'Maze Runner' Writer (Exclusive)
Noah Oppenheim will adapt the third book in Veronica Roth's popular YA series.read more
Laverne Cox to Guest Star on Bravo’s ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’
“Orange Is the New Black’s” Laverne Cox will guest star on Bravo’s upcoming series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” the network announced Tuesday. Cox will play Adele Nor...
Chris Hemsworth Looks Haggard in First Look From “In the Heart of the Sea” (Photo)
Chris Hemsworth looks tired and disheveled in the first photo Ron Howard posted from his latest film, “In the Heart of the Sea.” The director took to Twitter to share a shot from his edit ...
Al Jazeera America Chief: ‘We Will Get There in This Country’
Nearly a year after the launch, Al Jazeera America president Kate O’Brian is still dealing with the same question: How are you going to get over the inherent distrust among many Americans when they ...
5 Funny Tweets at Brazil's Expense During World Cup Embarrassment
There's no crying in World Cup soccer, unless you want to end up a meme. Brazil fans lamented an epically bad first half—down 5-0 midway in the match—in its semifinal 7-1 loss to Ger...
Al Jazeera America Prez on Brand Challenges: We're Overcoming Them Quicker Than We Thought
Al Jazeera America is coming into its own, recently winning two Peabody Awards for its self-proclaimed “no-spin journalism.” But it still has a ways to go to overcome a problem it created ...
Nat Geo Channel to Air ‘Mapology’ With Kal Penn, 9/11 Special '9/10: The Final Hours’
National Geographic Channel unveiled new show “Mapology” with Kal Penn and a 9/11 documentary special at Tuesday's Television Critics Association panel. “Mapology” just beg...
TCAs 2014 Wishlist: From 'True Detective' Season 2 to 'Better Call Saul'
The TCAs are underway, technically beginning Monday night with a reception hosted by National Geographic. Panels began this morning, and will continue for the next two weeks. The cable networks -- inc...
ABC Family's Chief Creative Officer Kate Jeurgens to Exit
Chief creative officer Kate Jeurgens has decided to leave ABC Family at the end of pilot season. In an additional unrelated re-organization, acquisitions and scheduling senior vice president Lynn Step...
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Al Jazeera America President Confident Ratings Will Come
"There will be an inflection point when people realize what [we do]," says Kate O'Brien. "They won't want the right-leaning, the left-leaning or the infotainment."read more
Brian Chirls Appointed American Documentary Inc.'s POV Digital Technology Fellow
American Documentary Inc. announced today the selection of Brian Chirls as its POV Digital Technology Fellow. In a yearlong fellowship, Chirls will work to develop digital tools for documentary filmma...
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Longtime ABC Family Exec Kate Juergens Exits
Lynn Stepanian will also depart the Disney-owned cable network as part of a corporate restructure.read more
Sean Hayes Joins CBS’ ‘The Millers’ as Series Regular
Sean Hayes has signed onto CBS’ “The Millers” as a series regular for the comedy’s upcoming second season. Hayes will play Kip Withers, Carol Miller’s (Margo Martindale) ...
Sean Hayes Joins CBS’ ‘The Millers’ as Series Regular
The CBS comedy “The Millers” has a new addition to its family. “Will & Grace” alum Sean Hayes has joined the series, which stars Will Arnett, Margo Martindale and Beau Brid...
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Sean Hayes Boards CBS' 'The Millers' as Series Regular
The "Will and Grace" alum will play a best friend to Margo Martindale on the sophomore season of the Greg Garcia comedy.read more
Digital Studio Formed by Discovery, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard Pacts with 14 YouTube Creators
New Form Digital, the online studio joint venture of Discovery Communications, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and others, has cut its first production deals with 14 YouTube creators for short films. The...

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