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‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Squashes ‘Tammy’ in Unexplosive 4th of July
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” is far from extinct in its second weekend, bringing some heat to a less-than-explosive Fourth of July box office. The sequel grossed $10.6 million Stateside on Fr...
4th of July Box Office a Major Dud as Newcomers Fail to Ignite
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” topped Friday's fizzled July 4 box office, as potential moviegoers found their fireworks elsewhere. The holiday is running nearly 40 percent behind la...
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Box Office: 'Transformers 4' Tops Long Holiday With $53.8M; 'Tammy' No. 2 With $32.9M
UPDATED: Melissa McCarthy's latest comedy opened lower than her recent movies; new films "Earth to Echo" and "Deliver Us From Evil" also struggle, while Dinesh D'Souza's "America" soared more than 60 ...
'Life Itself' Director Steve James Explains Why Roger Ebert Deserved a Documentary
In "Life Itself," veteran documentary filmmaker Steve James captures film critic Roger Ebert during the final months of his life while also surveying his career on television and his relatio...
World Cup: Univision Harnesses Soccer Platform to Showcase Sports, News Talent
Univision’s World Cup coverage has set ratings records this summer, propelled by a production team of about 200 people on the ground in Brazil. The quadrennial soccer tourney is a prime chance for U...
Variety Critics’ Choice Rok Bicek Readies First Feature Docu
Slovenian helmer Rok Bicek (“Class Enemy,” pictured), in Karlovy Vary for the Variety Critic’s choice program, is about to enter post-production on his first feature docu, “The Family” and i...
Karlovy Vary Film Festival Kicks Off with Award for Mel Gibson
KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic — The 49th edition of the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival kicked off Friday with a ceremony at which Mel Gibson was awarded the Crystal Globe for outstanding artist...
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South Korean Filmmakers Protest Early Release of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
Local filmmakers argue that the Hollywood blockbuster's new release date would push out smaller movies from theaters. read more
The 6 Best Subplots Currently On TV, and the Main Plot Lines They Overshadow
Showtime's goofy -- and, at times, grandly -- Gothic series "Penny Dreadful" wrapped up its freshman season on Sunday night, with a little bit of closure and a whole lot of set-up for Year 2...
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Headbanging Caused Brain Bleed in Motorhead Fan
German doctors treated a 50-year-old man who complained of constant, worsening headaches and had no history of head injuries or substance abuse.read more
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Brazil's Neymar To Miss Rest of World Cup
UPDATED: The striker suffered a broken vertebra during the team's win over Colombia.read more
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New SAG-AFTRA Deal Builds on DGA Template, Looks to Future (Analysis)
The "hard-fought" agreement continues the process of merging SAG and AFTRA.read more
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Broadway Casting Director Barry Moss Dies at 74
A veteran of film and television as well as theater, Moss worked on almost 90 Broadway shows, among them "Nine," "Torch Song Trilogy," "The Who's Tommy" and "Sophisticated Ladies," and helped give Ada...
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Fourth of July: A Breakdown of America's Favorite Patriotic Songs by State
Spotify's The Echo Nest took a look at what songs the residents of each state played the most on Independence Day 2013.read more
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Hi-Five Singer Russell Neal in Custody After Wife Found Dead
The group is known for such '90s hits as "I Can't Wait Another Minute" and "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)."read more
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Fourth of July: 'Pitch Perfect 2' Stars Perform 'America the Beautiful' (Video)
Director Elizabeth Banks uploaded a video to YouTube in which Skylar Astin and Ben Platt sing an a cappella version of the patriotic tune.read more
Telefonica Buys Mediaset Espana’s 22% in DTS-Canal Plus Spain
Making good on prexy Cesar Alierta’s promise to drive energetically into the content business, Spain’s giant telco Telefonica has bought up Mediaset Espana’s 22% stake in Distribuidora de Televi...
SAG-AFTRA's New Deal Unifies TV Coverage, Broadens Basic Cable Agreement
SAG-AFTRA's leadership revealed details of their just-sealed deal with Hollywood producers on Friday, citing a number of “significant gains” in their new three-year primetime and featu...
SiriusXM Fires ‘Opie and Anthony’ Host Over Racist Comments
SiriusXM has fired Anthony Cumia, one-half of the longtime radio program “Opie and Anthony,” over racially-charged comments he made earlier in the week. Cumia, who was also fired from a B...
SAG-AFTRA Leaders Tout ‘Significant’ Gains in New Contract with Companies
SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard and national exec director David White (pictured above) have touted “significant gains” in the union’s new tentative deal with production companies ...

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