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‘Bates Motel’s’ Michael Vartan Heading for Thriller ‘Crawlspace’
Michael Vartan from “Bates Motel” has been cast as the lead in New Line’s horror thriller “Crawlspace.” Erin Moriarty landed the lead female role in “Crawlspace” a we...
‘This American Life’ Loses Public Radio Distributor
After 17 years, Public Radio International announced today that it will end distribution of one of its most popular shows, “This American Life.” The Ira Glass-hosted program, which has bee...
Netflix Chief Hastings: Comcast and Other Internet Providers Should Provide Free Access to Content Companies
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings agreed to pay Comcast for direct connections to the cable giant’s Internet networks. But he isn’t happy about it. The exec issued a call for a “strong”...
‘Wahlburgers’ Finale Scores 2 Million-Plus Viewers
A&E's “Wahlburgers” cooked up decent ratings with its season finale on Wednesday night, drawing 2.3 million total viewers. In the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demographic, the episod...
Comcast-TW Cable: Whirlwind of Talks, Shifting Alliances Led to Deal
A 300-plus page proxy filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission offers intriguing detail on the fast-moving negotiations that led to Comcast’s $45.2 billion merger pact with Time Warner Cab...
Tracey Ullman Joins CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Good Session’
Tracey Ullman is going into therapy for CBS. Ullman (“The Tracey Ullman Show,” “State of the Union”) has been cast in the network's comedy pilot “Good Session,”...
5 TV Characters Who Defy Their Own Stereotypes
With the golden age of television now on the rise, one can't help but appreciate the noticeable progression in both comedies and dramas as they begin to introduce new layers to their characters never ...
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DirecTV CEO Michael White's Compensation Falls 31 Percent to $12.5 Million
CFO Patrick Doyle earned $3.9 million in 2013, also down from a year earlier.read more
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A&E Pulls Another Show From Its Lineup: Breaking Boston
That needle scratch you hear is A&E pulling new reality show Breaking Boston off its prime-time lineup after just one airing—the show debuted to an anemic 313,000 total viewers (suggesting...
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'20/20' Host Elizabeth Vargas to Pen Alcoholism Memoir
The ABC newswoman will write about her long struggle with addiction in a book to be published in 2016.read more
‘Noah’ Has Strong Start in Korea With $1.1 Million
In its first opening market, the biblical-themed epic “Noah” opened on 730 screens in Korea and grossed $1.1 million—the highest opening day in 2014 for the territory. Paramount-New Reg...
'The Who' Documentary 'Lambert & Stamp' Acquired by Sony Pictures Classics
Anyone wondering just how 'The Who' came to creation should be delighted at the news that the documentary "Lambert & Stamp," which recently premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to rave revi...
5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: DIY Digital Distribution, PlayStation Original Series and More
1. DIY Digital Distribution: For new filmmakers, finding ways to get people to see their films is just as much of a struggle as making them in the first place. Even for those films that make it in...
Police Deny Kurt Cobain Death Investigation ‘Reopened’
Kurt Cobain made headlines Thursday after a news report claimed a Seattle cold-case detective had recently “reopened” the singer's death. Local television station KIRO 7 broke the stor...
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New Photos From Kurt Cobain Suicide Released by Seattle Police
A police detective re-examined the case files in connection with the Nirvana frontman's suicide.read more
Twitter Adds One-Click Video Playback — Which It Claims Delivers Huge Results
Twitter just became a more attractive home for premium, short-form video content. The social media company launched a new way for partners to present video in tweets: Now, video previews can appear in...
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'Scandal's' Shooting Victim Speaks Out: 'I Don't Think He Deserved to Die'
Spoiler alert: "It was a tough pill to swallow and took me a long time to wrap my head around," the actor tells THR. read more
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Viacom, Tumblr Team Up to Offer Co-Branded Campaigns
Viacom has been making good use of popular blogging platform Tumblr in the recent past and now it looks like the partnership is official: the two organizations will offer “co-branded campaigns...
Sony Pictures Classics Buys The Who Docu ‘Lambert & Stamp’
Sony Pictures Classics announced Thursday it has acquired North American and select overseas rights to James D. Cooper’s documentary “Lambert & Stamp,” which premiered at this ye...
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FTC Study Reveals How Alcohol Advertisers Use Digital Marketing
Keeping tabs on marketing alcohol to underage consumers, the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday released its fourth study of self-regulation in the alcohol industry.  While there are no head...

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