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Microsoft to Acquire ‘Minecraft’ Maker for $2.5 Billion
Microsoft said it reached an agreement to acquire Mojang AB, the Swedish game developer behind the blockbuster “Minecraft” franchise, in a deal worth $2.5 billion. Microsoft said its inves...
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'Django Unchained' Actress Says Police Officer Who Detained Her Was "Condescending"
Appearing on CNN with her boyfriend, Daniele Watts continued to defend her actions as reports surface that the couple were actually having sex at the timeread more
Traveling Docu Film Fest Ambulante California Launches with ‘Bronx Obama’
Ambulante California, the first-offshoot of free travelling docu film fest Ambulante Mexico, kicks off Sept 21 with an outdoor screening of “Bronx Obama,” Ryan Murdock’s funny and insightful por...
‘Boardwalk Empire’ Revisits Variety’s 1931 Interview with Al Capone
Variety had a guest shot in Sunday’s episode of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” in a storyline involving our famous 1931 interview with Al Capone. The June 30, 1931, edition of Variety featured the b...
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Beyonce and Jay Z Release "On The Run" Short Film Trilogy: Watch Part One
Hotel hideaways, stolen kisses, swerving cars and one powerful cigarread more
The Films of Oliver Stone, Ranked Worst to Best
Oliver Stone's reputation has risen and fallen many times over the past few decades. He's gone from being one of the most acclaimed directors in the world to being a divisive self-conscious provocateu...
Sesame Street Adorably Parodies ‘Star Wars’ With ‘Star S'Mores’
Eat your heart out, J.J. Abrams. With over a year to go before the massively anticipated new sequel, the great minds at “Sesame Street” have given us a much-needed taste of “Star War...
Apple: iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Topped Record 4 Million in First 24 Hours
Unprecedented demand for Apple’s larger-screen iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus drove more than 4 million orders for the new smartphones in the first 24 hours — a record that depleted its inventor...
Netflix Inks First IPTV Deal in France On Its Launch Day
PARIS– Netlfix is launching today in France and has managed to sign its first IPTV deal with Bouygues Telecom. Netflix will now roll out on Bouygues’ Bbox Sensation box in November. It will la...
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6 Rare Illnesses That Hollywood Has Put in the Spotlight — and 1 It Hasn't (Yet)
What happens when your disease is an "orphan"?read more
‘Today’ Show Names Sheinelle Jones New Weekend News Anchor
Emmy-winning journalist Sheinelle Jones has joined NBC as the news anchor for the weekend edition of the “Today” Show, the network announced on Monday. Jones most recently served as co-hos...
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Robin Thicke Admits Drug Abuse, Lying to Media in Wild "Blurred Lines" Deposition (Exclusive)
Interrogated for allegedly ripping off Marvin Gaye, the singer attempts a rock 'n' roll defense: "I didn't do a single interview last year without being high" read more
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Will Social Media Swag Boost belVita Breakfast Biscuits?
Mondelez and creative shop Droga5 are launching a Twitter campaign today for belVita breakfast biscuits called “Morning Win Swag Shop.” The goal is to gain a foothold in the quick-b...
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Why Dustin Lance Black Wrote a Show About LGBTI Life in Russia
The one-night-only event on Monday in NYC stars Sting, Patti LuPone and "Hedwig" star Lena Hallread more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Helps Promote Soundtrack for Indian Film
The 'I' soundtrack is composed by A R Rahman, the Oscar winner whose credits include 'Slumdog Millionaire'read more
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'Big Hero 6' to Close Abu Dhabi Film Festival
The event's eighth edition will open for the first time with a world premiere by a local Emirati directorread more
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Chinese Director Wang Quan'an Detained on Paid Sex Charges
The Golden Bear winner was found with a prostitute in a Beijing apartment, police sayread more
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Keshet Celebrity Cooking Show Launches With Strong Ratings in Israel
'Help! I Can't Cook' is the Israeli TV powerhouse's focus project for MIPCOMread more
Media and Entertainment Sector Profitability Forecast to Rise Again in 2014
Big media and entertainment companies worldwide are expected to average 28% profit margins this year, up from 26% last year, according to a forecast from consulting firm EY. That’s better tha...
Gene Simmons Launching Reality Music Competition at Mipcom
KISS rocker-turner-reality-star Gene Simmons will be launching a new reality music competition next month at Mipcom. Simmons has teamed up with Sierra/Engine Television on the talent competition ̶...

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