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Michael Eisner Getting Back Into The Game?

3rd May 2012

Former Walt Disney chairman and CEO Michael Eisner is planning a comeback and is currently looking to raise $800 million for a new production company, CNBC anchor/reporter David Faber said on the cable channel Wednesday,...

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Nbc Universal Makes $1 Billion Theme Park Deal

7th June 2011

Steve Burke, who as a young Disney exec once told CEO Michael Eisner, "My dream job would be to run a theme park" -- and then went on to run Euro Disney (now Disneyland Paris)...

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Steve Burke To Head Nbc Universal

27th September 2010

Comcast and GE made it official on Sunday Once their merger is completed, Comcast COO Steve Burke will take over as CEO of NBC Universal. It had been widely assumed that Burke, who is generally...

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Eisner Says He Has No Interested In Heading Tribune

15th September 2010

Michael Eisner has scoffed at reports that he is in line to take over the chairmanship of the Tribune Co. In an interview on KTRS in St. Louis on Tuesday, Eisner insisted that he hadn't...

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Eisner To Head Tribune?

26th August 2010

Michael Eisner, who was forced out as CEO of the Walt Disney Co. in 2005, may become the next chairman of the Tribune Co., the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), citing several people with...

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Devito: 'I Wasn't Drunk, I Was Joking'

12th December 2006

LATEST: DANNY DeVITO is speaking out about his recent boozing controversy, insisting he wasn't drunk when he appeared on US TV show THE VIEW. Speaking about the appearance publicly for the first time last night...

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Depp Nearly Fired From Pirate Movie

26th June 2006

JOHNNY DEPP was nearly sacked when studio heads first saw his performance as CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, because they hated his performance. Executives, led by former Disney Studios head MICHAEL EISNER,...

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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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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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Fascinating Fact 817

11th January 2006

Former Disney boss MICHAEL EISNER is to host his own TV talk show, CONVERSATIONS WITH MICHAEL EISNER, on US cable network CNBC....

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Fascinating Fact 652

11th December 2005

The stormy feud between DISNEY boss MICHAEL EISNER and Hollywood agent MICHAEL OVITZ is to be immortalised in movie form - JOHN LITHGOW and ALEC BALDWIN are in talks to play the tempestuous twosome in...

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Depp Laughed Off Disney's Sparrow Concerns

21st November 2005

Disney film producers were convinced Hollywood heart-throb JOHNNY DEPP would ruin smash hit movie PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN when they saw his interpretation of JACK SPARROW. Depp based the slurry-voiced character on ROLLING STONES...

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Creature From The Black Lagoon To Rise Again

20th October 2005

THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON is set to strike fear into the heart of film fans again - SAHARA director BRECK EISNER is keen to remake the 1954 horror classic. Eisner, the son...

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Hilton 'Concerned' By Doppelganger

8th August 2005

American socialite PARIS HILTON is "concerned" after hearing a svelte blonde woman is impersonating her around the world. The unnamed Hilton lookalike is in her 20s, carries a teacup Chihuahua like the reality TV...

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Weinsteins Form New Company

23rd May 2005

Movie mogul siblings BOB and HARVEY WEINSTEIN are preparing to leave WALT DISNEY's MIRAMAX FILMS and are teaming up with GOLDMAN SACHS and RAINBOW MEDIA for a new film venture. The brothers, who are...

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Weinstein Brothers Agree To Leave Miramax

30th March 2005

Movie mogul brothers HARVEY and BOB WEINSTEIN will cease to be co-chief executives at the DISNEY-owned film production company MIRAMAX in September (05). The pair, who founded the hugely successful firm 25 years ago,...

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Weinstein Picks Up Cbe - And Slams Eisner

24th November 2004

MIRAMAX boss HARVEY WEINSTEIN has been made an honorary Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in a ceremony at his New York apartment. Weinstein was presented with his cross by British Consul SIR PHILLP...

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Moore Tops 'Least Powerful' Poll

23rd November 2004

FAHRENHEIT 9/11 director MICHAEL MOORE tops this year's (04) Frigid 50 list - an annual collection of Hollywood's least-inspiring, least-intriguing celebrities. Despite causing controversy in the run-up to the American presidential election with...

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Dreamworks Trio Top Us Rich List

24th September 2004

DREAMWORKS founders STEVEN SPIELBERG, DAVID GEFFEN and JEFFREY KATZENBERG are celebrating a successful year - their names feature on a magazine's list of the 400 richest people in America. Media mogul Geffen, who has...

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Disney Chief Executive To Step Down In 2006

15th September 2004

MICHAEL EISNER will end his 20 year reign as WALT DISNEY's chief executive on his own terms, by stepping down in two years time (06). Eisner's decision, made public in a letter to shareholders...

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Disney Look To Gibson To Cut Costs

7th May 2004

Hollywood studio DISNEY have lined up MEL GIBSON to take over from current chief MICHAEL EISNER, because they're impressed with the massive profit his movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST made. Gibson's $25 million...

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Disney Accuse Moore Of Pr Stunt

6th May 2004

Movie giants DISNEY have accused controversial director MICHAEL MOORE of using the firm's ban on his controversial film FAHRENHEIT 9/11 to stir up publicity. The STUPID WHITE MEN author announced yesterday (05MAY04) on his...

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Miramax And Disney To Part Company?

8th March 2004

Film insiders predict movie heavyweights BOB and HARVEY WEINSTEIN are about to cut their ties with studio giant DISNEY. The MIRAMAX bosses are reportedly embroiled in a bitter two-year dispute with Disney's controversial Chief...

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Bid For Disney

13th February 2004

Legendary media company WALT DISNEY is reeling after cable company COMCAST launched a hostile $54 billion takeover bid yesterday (11FEB04). The bid comes after Comcast tried to enter negotiations with Disney's underfire chief executive...

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Disney Says Happy Birthday To Mickey Mouse

18th November 2003

Film giant DISNEY is celebrating the 75th birthday of their most famous animated creation MICKEY MOUSE today (18NOV03). The company will be hosting a huge bash at WALT DISNEY WORLD, which will be attended...

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Thornton Film Shocks Disney

18th November 2003

Actor BILLY BOB THORNTON's new Christmas movie has infuriated DISNEY bosses - because it portrays SANTA CLAUS as a sex-crazed, foul-mouthed alcoholic. Bosses at the studio - famous for making kids movies - were...

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Tom, Tom And Steve Make The Vanity Fair Big Business List

8th September 2003

TOM HANKS, TOM CRUISE and STEVEN SPIELBERG are hanging with the big boys of the information age, according to style magazine VANITY FAIR's 2003 list of powerful people. NEWS CORPORATION chief RUPERT MURDOCH has...

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