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NFL, Hot Reality Shows Keep NBC On Top of Weekly Ratings
The return of football combined with two nights of “America’s Got Talent” and a season high for “American Ninja Warrior” to put NBC atop the demo rankings last week as th...
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Stars Face Hollywood Backlash in War of Words Over Israel
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz face backlash over explosive comments as Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh goes public with his disgust and Haim Saban rallies mostly silent moguls.read more
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Female Ghostbusters? Why Studios Want More Women-Led Blockbusters
It's no coincidence that films about lady superheroes and "Expendabelles" are among the projects in the works.read more
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'Big Bang Theory's' Big Bucks: Why the Cast Will Earn $1 Million Per Episode
Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco closed "Friends"-like packages that could earn them $100 million each over three years.read more
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Tracy Morgan More Excited About LL Cool J's 'Get Well Soon' Than Obama's (Video)
Tuesday's late-night TV shows also saw "Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev challenge Jimmy Fallon to a game of giant beer pong.read more
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So Long, 'Skinemax'? 'The Knick' Takes HBO's Sister Net in a New Direction
Cinemax goes from prurient to prestige with a Steven Soderbergh drama designed to broaden its reach and move the pay cabler into a new era.read more
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Why Garth Ancier's Suit Against Sex Abuse Accuser Will Be Hard to Win
The TV executive is targeting Michael Egan and his attorney in a malicious prosecution lawsuit.read more
Time Warner Earnings, Revenues Rise in Strong Second Quarter
A day after Rupert Murdoch withdrew his $80 billion offer to buy Time Warner, Jeff Bewkes’ company reported strong second quarter earnings, including a 3 percent raise in revenue to $6.8 billion...
Viacom Q3 Profit Falls 5% Due to Film Revenue Declines
Viacom said third-quarter net income fell just over 5% due to revenue shortfalls at its filmed-entertainment business and a gain of just 1% in revenue at its cable-network portfolio. The owner of the ...
Time Warner Unveils $5 Billion Stock Buyback, Earnings Rise Thanks to HBO
Time Warner reported results for its second financial quarter after outmaneuvering Rupert Murdoch’s takeover play and shedding its publishing business. Despite the corporate drama, it was a stro...
Viacom Third Quarter Revenues Slides Thanks to Fewer Film Releases
Led by a 43 percent dip in theatrical revenue, Viacom reported a seven percent dip in overall revenue in the fiscal third quarter, down to $3.4 billion. Income remained stable at $1.086 billion, nearl...
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Screen Australia Slate Includes Funds for Geoffrey Rush Family Drama
A political thriller from Matchbox Pictures, and the animated feature "Blinky Bill" are also among the 12 projects to receive financial support from Australia's film agency. read more
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Viacom Quarterly Profit Drops, Film Unit Profit Rises
UPDATED: The conglomerate, led by CEO Philippe Dauman, missed Wall Street estimates, but posted higher earnings per share amid continued stock buybacks. read more
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Oscars: Turkey Nominates 'Winter Sleep' in Foreign Language Category
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s three-hour-plus epic won the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or and is the director's third nomination in the foreign language category. read more
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Time Warner Second-Quarter Earnings Rise, Exceed Expectations
UPDATED: HBO drives growth as Warner Bros. and Turner also record higher profits and the company launches a new $5 billion stock buyback program after Fox late Tuesday withdrew its takeover bid.read m...
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Dish Loses Fewer Subs, Boosts Financials in Second Quarter
The satellite TV giant, led by chairman Charlie Ergen, swung to a second-quarter profitread more
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BBC Investigated 'Top Gear' Amid Racism Concerns, Complaints (Report)
The globally successful car show has been dogged by controversy, with host Jeremy Clarkson forced to apologize and a media regulator recently calling one of his on-air comments offensive.read more ...
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British Dramedy 'Pride' to Open Hamburg Film Festival‎
The real-life story of gay activists who teamed up with striking miners against Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1980s Britain premiered at the Cannes film fest. read more
Eva Green Talks ‘Sin City’ Nudity, Controversy and Her Family's Reaction (Video)
“I don't really get it. I don't understand all the fuss,” actress Eva Green said of the uproar her performance in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” has already caused duri...
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BBC Responds to Reports it Pulled Mideast Editor From Gaza for Upsetting Israel
The U.K. public broadcaster says Jeremy Bowen, who wrote an article that said he saw no evidence of Palestinians being used as human shields, has not been on TV because he is "on holiday."read more ...

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