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Aaron Sorkin Takes Charge Of Steve Biopic

16th May 2012

Aaron Sorkin will write the script for the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic. The 'West Wing' creator - who won an Oscar for penning 'The Social Network' - will take charge of 'Jobs: Get Inspired', which...

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Robbie Savage: Queen Elizabeth Convinced Me To Dance Again

16th May 2012

Britain's Queen Elizabeth convinced Robbie Savage to dance again.The former footballer had vowed to give up his dancing shoes after taking part in BBC One's 'Strictly Come Dancing' but when he was asked to take...

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Bargain-priced Tv Sets Equal Huge Losses For Their Makers

14th May 2012

Those bargain prices for big-screen HDTV sets may be wonderful news for worldwide consumers, but they represent devastating losses for their Japanese and Korean manufacturers. Sony and Sharp have already reported record losses primarily attributable...

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Sony Loses Record $5.7 Billion -- But Film Studio Soars

10th May 2012

Sony's motion picture unit was the one bright spot on the parent company's dismal annual SEC filing today (Thursday), which reported a record loss of $5.7 billion, including a loss of $3.2 billion in the...

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Shakira Close To 60m Record Deal With Sony?

9th May 2012

Shakira is reportedly close to signing a new record deal worth up to $60 million. The 'Hips Don't Lie' hitmaker will continue to be one of the biggest earning stars in the music industry if...

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British Court Blocks Public Access To Record Sites

1st May 2012

Britain's High Court has ordered Internet service providers in the U.K. to block all access to the BitTorrent website The Pirate Bay (TPB). The court sided with a group of music labels, including EMI, Polydor,...

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Theater Owners Where Did All The People Go?

1st May 2012

There was a lot of room to spread out at many theaters over the weekend as the box office plunged by a third from the comparable weekend a year ago. According to box-office tracker Paul...

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Rooney Mara For Spike Jonze Movie

26th April 2012

Rooney Mara will replace Carey Mulligan in Spike Jonze's latest film. The 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' actress is set to take a role in the untitled drama, which Carey dropped out of citing ''scheduling...

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Amazing Spider-man Sequel Confirmed

25th April 2012

A sequel to 'The Amazing Spider-Man' is being written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Despite the film - starring British actor Andrew Garfield as the web-slinging hero and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy -...

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Survey Sez -- No. 1 Think Like A Man

23rd April 2012

Who wudda thunk Think wudda done it -- open in first place with $33 million, that is? Certainly not Think Like a Man 's studio, Sony, which thought it might wind up in the neighborhood...

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New Rolling Stones Biopic In Production

23rd April 2012

A new movie will focus on the tumultuous relationship between The Rolling Stones' Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.The film will follow the singer and the guitarist through the volatile period in which they made...

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Hunger Games Slays Rivals Again

17th April 2012

The Hunger Games killed off all competitors in its fourth week, retaining the crown as the No. 1 film at the box office with a total weekend take of $21.1 million, according to final figures...

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Consumers Likely To Line Up For Apple Tv Sets

17th April 2012

Widespread rumors that Apple will begin manufacturing a next-generation television set have hit home with U.S. consumers, with 25 percent telling a British research and marketing group that they would buy it when it becomes...

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Sony Chief Says Its Tv Future Is Crystal Clear

12th April 2012

Sony's new chief, Kazuo Hirai, has expressed confidence that the company's TV business can be turned around and made profitable again. Speaking to reporters in Tokyo today (Thursday), Hirai said that the company will streamline...

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Sabrina The Teenage Witch To Become A Film

12th April 2012

'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' is being turned into a live-action film.The TV series - which featured Melissa Joan Hart as a young witch learning about her magical powers - has been re-written by Andrew Barrer...

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Us One Direction Upset With Simon Cowell

12th April 2012

The US One Direction have vowed not to be ''pushed around,'' by the UK group's manger, Simon Cowell.The California based rock band are suing the British and Irish outfit of the same name, claiming they...

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Sony Warns Of Biggest Loss Ever

11th April 2012

Sony's financial situation appears more dire by the day. Following forecasts on Monday of deep losses in its consumer television business that would force it to downsize with the loss of 10,000 jobs, Sony today...

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One Direction Sued Over Their Name

11th April 2012

One Direction are being sued by a US group who claim they stole their name. The British and Irish boy band have been named in a claim by the Californian group, who say they have...

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Lionsgate Hungry No More

10th April 2012

The Hunger Games has proved to be a bigger feast for Lionsgate than anyone had expected. While many analysts had predicted that the film would turn out to be a solid hit for the so-called...

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Sony To Cut 10,000 Jobs -- Mostly In Tv Unit

9th April 2012

Sony, whose Trinitron TV sets have traditionally served as the benchmark for television quality, may be considering downsizing its TV business, particularly in small and midsize products, published reports said today (Monday). Sony has been...

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Labrinth Smashes Guitar During Album Launch

5th April 2012

Labrinth smashed a guitar as he launched his album 'Electronic Earth' last night (04.04.12).The 'Earthquake' hitmaker celebrated the release of his debut record - which came out on Monday (02.04.12) - by playing a special...

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March Madness Tops The Voice, Dwts

3rd April 2012

Monday night may now be regarded as the night when upwards of 25 million viewers tune in at 8 00 to either NBC's The Voice or ABC's Dancing with the Stars. and indeed, the latter...

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Roland Emmerich To Take White House Down?

3rd April 2012

Roland Emmerich is in negotiations to helm 'White House Down'.The filmmaker - who is best known for disaster movies including 'Independence Day', 'Godzilla' and 'The Day After Tomorrow' - is set to take on directorial...

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Meagan Good Is Engaged

2nd April 2012

'Californication' star Meagan Good has got engaged.The 30-year-old actress is to marry preacher DeVon Franklin after he proposed to her in Los Angeles in March.DeVon is an executive at Sony Pictures Entertainment but also leads...

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U.k. Soap Garners A 43-Percent Audience Share

21st March 2012

The British primetime soap opera Coronation Street , which debuted in 1960, attracted 44 percent of the entire British television audience Monday night for an episode in which it was revealed that a prominent character...

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U.k. Regulator Warns Stations About Obscene Language

20th March 2012

Several of the satellite-distributed digital channels that have sprung up in Britain in recent years have been airing libraries of older television shows, many of which originally were broadcast after 9 00 p.m. -- the...

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Venus Williams To Relaunch Fashion Line

19th March 2012

Venus Williams is set to relaunch her EleVen fashion range.The 31-year-old tennis player - who took six months off to seek treatment for autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome - will unveil her collection of sports and...

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21 Jump Street Sequel Commissioned

19th March 2012

A sequel to '21 Jump Street' has been commissioned.The comedy movie - starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum - has been a huge box office success in its opening weekend, and studio Sony are now...

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Wal-mart Let Us Put Your Discs On The Cloud

14th March 2012

Consumers with overstuffed home-video libraries will soon be able to take their DVDs and Blu-ray Discs to their local Wal-Mart store and, for $2.00 apiece, have them transferred to "the cloud," where they can be...

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2 Duds Don't Halt Box-office Recovery

13th March 2012

Two big-budget films bombed over the weekend but that didn't prevent the overall box office from rising nearly 3 percent above the comparable weekend a year ago. While Disney's $300-million epic John Carter may only...

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