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Editor In Hacking Scandal May Have Had Two Bosses

23rd August 2011

Britain's telephone hacking scandal took a new turn on Monday when the BBC reported that former News of the World editor Andy Coulson had received hundreds of thousands of dollars from News International, the News...

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Disney Holds Its Own Comic-con, And It's A Hit

22nd August 2011

The Walt Disney Co.'s D23 Expo -- the title refers to 1923, the year Disney launched his studio -- proved to be a bigger hit than the company had hoped for. The New York Times...

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Movie Reviews Spy Kids All The Time In The World In 4d

22nd August 2011

It is rare, if not unprecedented, for a studio not to hold press screenings for a movie aimed at children. But The Weinstein Company was no doubt expecting the worst when it decided not to...

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Movie Reviews One Day

19th August 2011

Critics appear to have a love-hate relationship with One Day. Some love it, others hate it. It's about an even split. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times admires the movie's "style, freshness, and witty, bantering...

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Movie Reviews Fright Night

19th August 2011

Fright Night is one of those rare horror flicks that actually attracts -- horrors! -- several decent reviews. In the case of A.O. Scott's in the New York Times , it's even a jarringly cerebral...

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Movie Reviews Conan The Barbarian

19th August 2011

The new Conan the Barbarian is getting the same sort of reviews that Arnold Schwarzenegger did when he ... left office as governor of California. Pretty awful. " Conan the Barbarian is a brutal, crude,...

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Abercrombie & Fitch Strikes Pr Gold On Jersey Shore

18th August 2011

In a PR gambit that paid off in spades, Abercrombie & Fitch on Wednesday offered Jersey Shore 's The Situation a "substantial payment" not to wear its clothing. On Jim Romanesko's blog on the Poynter...

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Denise Richards' Book To Become A Movie?

17th August 2011

Denise Richards' book 'The Real Girl Next Door' is being tipped to become a movie. Producers are thought to be interested in adapting the 'World is Not Enough' actress' memoir - which includes details of...

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Cnbc's Ratings Soar On Turbulent Ratings For Nets

15th August 2011

Like the Weather Channel during a storm, CNBC, the financial news channel, has seen a surge in viewers during the turbulent ups and downs of the market in recent weeks.The New York Times observed on...

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Movie Reviews Glee The 3d Concert Movie

12th August 2011

Fans of the TV series will come down hard on movie critics who have come down hard on Glee The 3D Cconcert Movie . Kyle Smith of the New York Post is prepared for the...

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Movie Reviews 30 Minutes Or Less

12th August 2011

You've got to figure that the filmmakers behind 30 Minutes or Less were just asking for it when they came up with that title. Critics have pounced on it with glee (that's another movie they've...

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Movie Reviews The Help

10th August 2011

For a film with such a charged subject matter -- how African-American maids living in Mississippi during the 1960s viewed their employers -- it seems odd that many critics focus their attention not on the...

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Alec Baldwin Reveals Mayor Study Plan

10th August 2011

Alec Baldwin is going to university to strengthen his bid to become New York mayor.The 53-year-old actor is in talks with two colleges about enrolling in a master's programme in politics and government in order...

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Movie Reviews The Change-up

5th August 2011

Just as you are likely to have to do a lot of digging to find a negative review for Rise of the Planet of the Apes , you're going to have to do the same...

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Movie Reviews Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

5th August 2011

No critic has bestowed a four-star review on Rise of the Planet of the Apes . But they have been giving it a lot of three-star ones. In fact, there's not a negative review among...

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Movie Reviews The Smurfs

29th July 2011

The Smurfs is receiving little of the admiration that critics bestowed on that other movie with characters who were blue and in 3D. But here and there it is picking up some mostly favorable reviews....

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Movie Reviews Crazy, Stupid Love.

29th July 2011

With a title like Crazy, Stupid Love. , the producers would appear to be making it easy for critics to bash it. The remarkable thing is that many are turning that title inside out. A....

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Is Sharpton's Msnbc Show A Pay-back?

28th July 2011

Veteran investigative journalist Wayne Barrett, now with TheDailyBeast.com, has implied that the Rev. Al Sharpton is being rewarded with his own show on MSNBC for signing a "pivotal agreement" backing Comcast's takeover of NBC and...

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Delay Expected In Soaps' Transition To The Web

26th July 2011

Can the shows that brought joy and happiness to millions of daytime television viewers for generations find love and acceptance on the Internet? Tune in next January to find out. According to the New York...

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Olivia Wilde Is No 'Dunce'

22nd July 2011

Olivia Wilde is content to be known for her physical assets. The gorgeous 'Tron' star would love to be revered for her acting skills but she understands that being successful in Hollywood is often dependent...

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Movie Reviews Winnie The Pooh

15th July 2011

"Oh, bother," as Winnie the Pooh would say. Or, "Oh, fluff and stuff." Everybody loves Winnie the Pooh, but there are probably relatively few everybodies who will be taking their kids to see the latest...

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Murdoch News Corp Execs Handled Scandal "Extremely Well"

15th July 2011

Rupert Murdoch on Thursday vigorously defended the way the News of the World hacking scandal had been handled by News Corp executives, including his son James, the deputy COO of News Corp, who announced the...

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Murdoch Withdraws Bskyb Bid

13th July 2011

As the leaders of all three major political parties appeared to join forces in opposition to Rupert Murdoch's bid to acquire complete ownership of BSkyB, Britain's largest commercial broadcaster, Murdoch's News Corporation today (Wednesday) suddenly...

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Movie Reviews Horrible Bosses

8th July 2011

If television sitcoms were raunchier, they would be like Seth Gordon's Horrible Bosses , some critics suggest. "For all of this movie's aspirations to be out-there," writes Kyle Smith in the New York Post ,...

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Murdoch Shutters U.k. Tabloid As Scandal Mushrooms

7th July 2011

News of the World , the 168-year-old Sunday tabloid with the largest circulation of any newspaper in the U.K., will permanently cease publication following next weekend's edition. News International Chairman James Murdoch made the announcement...

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"He's Resting." "Look Matey, I Know A Dead Parrot When I See One."

5th July 2011

Although he's been dead for 22 years, Graham Chapman is reuniting with the other members of the British comedy Group Monty Python for an animated movie based on his 1980 autobiography, A Liar's Autobiography Volume...

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Movie Reviews Terri

1st July 2011

The Sundance 2011 Film Festival hit Terri turns out to be a hit with film critics as well, at least in New York and Los Angeles, where the film opens this weekend. In particular, the...

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Movie Reviews Monte Carlo

1st July 2011

You win some, you lose some, the saying goes, and Monte Carlo , starring Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy, does both so far as the critics are concerned. Mick LaSalle in the San...

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Movie Reviews Larry Crowne

1st July 2011

Who would have thought that a movie starring Hollywood nice persons Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts -- and produced and directed by Hanks -- would be dumped on by most critics? Well, that has turned...

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Curtain Falls On Glenn Beck's Drama At Fox News

1st July 2011

Glenn Beck said farewell to his Fox News audience on Thursday -- an event that was covered in a live blog by the New York Times 's Brian Stelter, who concluded, "Say what you will...

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