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Jackson Confirms New Management Deal

18th April 2006

LATEST: MICHAEL JACKSON has confirmed his new manager is English music mogul GUY HOLMES. Jackson has signed a record deal with Two Seas Records, the label he has founded with Bahrain ruler SHEIK ABDULLA HAMAD...

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Judge Rules In Favor Of Da Vinci Code Writer

7th April 2006

Producers of the film version of The Da Vinci Code presumably heaved a long sigh of relief when a British judge today (Friday) ruled against two writers who claimed that author Dan Brown infringed on...

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It's Official: Vieira To Replace Couric On Today

6th April 2006

One day after Katie Couric's announcement that she will be leaving the Today show at the end of May to become anchor of the CBS Evening News, NBC confirmed this morning (Thursday) that she will...

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Today May Be Snider's Last With Universal

30th March 2006

Universal "is on the verge" of releasing studio chairman Stacey Snider from her contract, thereby allowing her to take over as CEO of Paramount's DreamWorks unit on April 10, the Los Angeles Times reported today...

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It's A Small, Small Audience For Eisner

30th March 2006

Michael Eisner's transition from an entertainment mogul to a talk-show host got off to a rocky start Tuesday as only 95,000 viewers tuned in to watch his first program on CNBC, which featured interviews (or...

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In-theater Ads: A Bane To Patrons, A Boon To Theaters

22nd March 2006

Although in-theater advertising is frequently cited as one of the reasons for the fall in movie attendance, such advertising is growing at the rate of 15 percent per year and will continue to do so...

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Video Distributor Says Hi-def Dvd Format Is "Price Prohibitive."

16th March 2006

Image Entertainment, which distributes classic movies on home video, is likely to hold off releasing such films on high-definition DVDs. Martin Greenwald, the company's president and CEO, told an investors conference in Las Vegas that...

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Stern Slams Moonves On Letterman

14th March 2006

American shock jock HOWARD STERN blasted former employer, CBS/Infinity chairman LES MOONVES, during an appearance on talk show host DAVID LETTERMAN's show, calling him a "jerk" and a "bully". Stern appeared on LATE SHOW WITH...

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Snider May Be Forced To Take Year-long Paid Vacation

1st March 2006

Stacey Snider may have been successfully wooed by Paramount to become co-chairman and CEO of DreamWorks, but her former colleagues at Universal are not about to let the marriage take place until Jan. 1, 2007,...

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Universal Studio Chairman Stacey Snider Quits -- Joins Dreamworks

27th February 2006

In the latest blow to the NBC Universal empire, Universal Studio Chairman Stacey Snider announced on Sunday that she has decided to leave the studio to become CEO and co-chairman (with David Geffen and Steven...

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Ted Turner Retires

27th February 2006

CNN founder and media mogul TED TURNER has decided to step down from his role on the board at Time Warner. The 67-year-old, who founded the Cable News Network in 1980 and merged his...

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Disney Regains Rights To Oswald The Lucky Rabbit

13th February 2006

Animation giant Disney has regained the rights to cartoon character OSWALD THE LUCKY RABBIT, the forerunner to MICKEY MOUSE. Late animator WALT DISNEY created the black-eared bunny in 1927, but after the rights were...

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Will Turner Join Icahn In Time Warner Battle?

9th February 2006

Carl Icahn and dissident Time Warner shareholders are hoping to enlist Ted Turner in their effort to overturn the current management of the company, Frank Biondi Jr, the former Viacom and Universal CEO said Wednesday....

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Biondi Reemerges -- To Join Icahn In Battle With Time Warner

1st February 2006

Former Viacom CEO Frank Biondi has agreed to join Carl Icahn in his battle against the current leadership of Time Warner. If Icahn is successful in wooing shareholders and gaining control of the Time Warner...

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Disney Acquires Pixar For $7.4 Billion

25th January 2006

Family entertainment giant Walt Disney Co has agreed a $7.4 billion (GBP4.1 billion) deal to buy Pixar Animation Studios. The purchase has made Pixar Chief Executive Officer (CEO) STEVE JOBS the biggest individual shareholder...

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Eisner Honored At Disney Headquarters

24th January 2006

Michael Eisner, who left the Walt Disney Co. as CEO last fall under a cloud of controversy, was honored Monday, as the company's Burbank headquarters building was renamed "Team Disney -- The Michael D Eisner...

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Publisher Dowling Quits Hollywood Reporter

24th January 2006

Robert Dowling resigned Tuesday as editor-in-chief and publisher of the Hollywood Reporter. Today's (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times attributed his departure, which will become effective on Dec. 31, to upheavals at the trade paper's parent company,...

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Dad Pitt's New Bag

20th January 2006

New dad BRAD PITT is getting serious about his fatherly duties after taking charge of a Baby Sherpa Diaper Backpack. Bosses at the Winnipeg Diaper Bag firm in Canada decided to give the actor...

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Walt Disney To Buy Pixar?

19th January 2006

Family entertainment giant Walt Disney Co is reportedly in talks to buy its former partner Pixar Animation Studios. America's Wall Street Journal newspaper reported today (19JAN06) Disney executives were considering paying a small premium...

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Hilton And Richie To Live The Simple Life Again

29th November 2005

Feuding friends PARIS HILTON and NICOLE RICHIE's reality TV show THE SIMPLE LIFE has been saved, after US network E! Entertainment Television bought the program. Socialites Hilton and Richie leapt to fame in late...

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Lox To Stop Recording Albums After Record Label Feud

11th November 2005

Rappers LOX are threatening to never record an album again after falling out with their label Interscope - and band members JADAKISS and STYLES P are also refusing to make any more solo albums....

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Oprah Ends Feud With Hermes

20th September 2005

LATEST: OPRAH WINFREY has resolved her public spat with international clothing store Hermes by inviting the president and CEO onto her talk show to discuss her concerns. Oprah hit the headlines in June (05)...

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Bands Rally For War Child Cause

10th August 2005

RADIOHEAD, RAZORLIGHT and THE CORAL are among a galaxy of stars planning to record the fastest album ever made in an effort to raise money for War Child - a charity which aids children whose...

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Pitt And Aniston's Company Moves To Paramount

23rd June 2005

Estranged Hollywood couple BRAD PITT and JENNIFER ANISTON are moving their production company PLAN B from WARNER BROS to PARAMOUNT PICTURES after their business partner BRAD GREY became Paramount's CEO. The couple and producer...

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Vaughn Glad His Dad Said No To Dyslexia Drugs

14th June 2005

Dyslexic SWINGERS star VINCE VAUGHN is grateful his father snubbed offers to pump him full of prescription drugs when he was a kid because he would have become a "zoned-out zombie". The actor plays...

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Madonna's Film Company Accused Of Sexual Harassment

12th March 2005

Superstar MADONNA is facing a legal battle with a former employee of her MAVERICK FILMS company, who claims she was sexually harassed and wrongfully terminated. YAEL OESTREICH filed suit Wednesday (09MAR05) in Los Angeles...

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Jay-z Welcomes Foxy Back To Def Jam

12th January 2005

Rapper JAY-Z has made his first big signing as record label DEF JAM's new boss - he's bringing FOXY BROWN back to the company. Jay-Z was named President and CEO of Def Jam last...

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Half Life 2 Release Date Announced

20th October 2004

Los Angeles (October 18, 2004) – Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced that HALF LIFE 2, the sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed PC titles in gaming history, will ship to retail...

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Cindy Crawford Turns Her Back On Peta

19th August 2004

Supermodel CINDY CRAWFORD has dealt a blow to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) movement by becoming spokeswoman for fur giant BLACKGLAMA. Ten years ago, the former wife of RICHARD GERE...

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Mase Slams Diddy

16th August 2004

Hip-hop star MASE has slammed BAD BOY RECORDS boss SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS, accusing him of stealing the spotlight from artists on his own label when he should have been promoting them. Mase, who...

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