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Warner Bros. Revamping Two And A Half Men

29th April 2011

Warner Bros. Television is working on a "reconstruction" of Two and a Half Men that would allow it to continue without Charlie Sheen next fall, the New York Times reported today (Friday), citing an unnamed...

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Comcast Now Offers Vod From All Networks

28th April 2011

Throw away the TV guide. If you're a Comcast subscriber, you'll be able to watch many network television shows any time you wish. Comcast said on Wednesday that it has become the first cable-TV provider...

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Atlas Shrugged Producer Sequel Not Likely

27th April 2011

Businessman John Aglialoro, who reportedly spent more than $20 million hoping to bring Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged to the screen as a trilogy, appears to have tossed in the towel after disappointing ticket sales for...

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Report Couric Split To Be Announced This Week

25th April 2011

Katie Couric plans to announce this week that she is leaving the CBS Evening News, the New York Times reported today (Tuesday), citing four unnamed people with knowledge of the exit plan. It said that...

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Movie Reviews African Cats

22nd April 2011

Disney nature films have had a spotted history. The brainchild of the late Roy E. Disney, the studio's True-Life Adventures series brought 16 cleverly edited -- and sometimes contrived -- documentaries about animals and birds...

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Movie Reviews Water For Elephants

22nd April 2011

Sara Gruen's novel Water for Elephants has managed to maintain a foothold on one New York Times best seller list or another for more than three years. Even now, the novel, set in a 1930s...

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Aftra Sues Jpmorgan Chase

12th April 2011

The board of trustees of AFTRA's retirement plan has accused JP Morgan Chase of engaging in a scheme that cost the broadcast performers' union $2-3 million while at the same time netting the bank itself...

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Movie Reviews Hanna

11th April 2011

(Updated) To paraphrase the common clichť You reads your critics and you takes your choice. Either Hanna is an intelligent top-of-the-line thriller, or its a pretentious over-the-top deceit -- the critics are divided almost equally....

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Couric Already Sidelined At 60 Minutes

11th April 2011

Well before her $15-million-per-year contract with CBS neared its end, Katie Couric was already being marginalized by the news division -- limited to an average of fewer than five appearances per year on 60 Minutes...

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Movie Reviews Your Highness

8th April 2011

The last time we saw Natalie Portman and James Franco together was the night of the Oscar awards. Given critical reaction to their performances in Your Highness , we may see them next year at...

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Movie Reviews Arthur

8th April 2011

Russell Brand is no Dudley Moore, just a dud. That's the general conclusion of critics reviewing Brand's performance in the remake of the 1981 film Arthur , which starred Moore. "Brand is unable to charm,"...

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Breaking In Breaks In

7th April 2011

Fox used a 90-minute edition of American Idol Wednesday night to usher in a new comedy series, Breaking In , starring Christian Slater and Bret Harrison . But while the new show placed second in...

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Book Reviews Bossypants By Tina Fey

5th April 2011

Tina Fey is garnering some of the most admiring reviews since her take-off on Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live during the 2008 election campaign. Only this time, they're coming from book reviewers, who are...

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Movie Reviews Source Code

1st April 2011

The sci-fi thriller Source Code , starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan, is garnering some enthusiastic reviews. Manohla Dargis in the New York Times begins her review by remarking, "It doesn't take long for "Source...

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Tv Reviews The Kennedys

1st April 2011

So what was all the fuss over The Kennedys all about? That's what the critics of the eight-part miniseries debuting Sunday on ReelzChannel appear to be asking. Certainly, they say, the series has its faults...

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Movie Reviews Hop

1st April 2011

Critics aren't exactly hopping mad about the live-action/animated Hop , but they are firing at it as if they were Elmer Fudd blasting another rabbit. The main character in the movie is called E.B.; he's...

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Movie Reviews Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules

25th March 2011

Critics aren't exactly beating up on Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules . But most aren't coming to its defense either. "About the most you can say for it is that it's inoffensive, which...

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Madonna Won't Be Building Malawi School

25th March 2011

Madonna's plans to build a school for girls in Malawi have been "discontinued". The 'Celebration' singer pledged to build an academy in the African country following her adoption of now five-year-old son David in 2006,...

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Bbc To Air The Kennedys Miniseries

24th March 2011

While it was dropped by the History Channel and found no takers on any other major channel until it was rescued last month by the relatively little-known ReelzChannel, the controversial miniseries The Kennedys has been...

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Report Beck May Launch His Own Cable Channel

23rd March 2011

If he fails to reach a contract-renewal agreement with Fox News by December, when his current contract expires, Glenn Beck plans either to start a new cable channel or expand his online subscription video service,...

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Disney To Launch Kids Magazines

21st March 2011

Hoping to replicate the success of the children's subscription magazine business in Europe, Disney Publishing plans to introduce several new kids-oriented magazines on Tuesday, the New York Times reported today (Monday). The newspaper quoted Aparna...

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Movie Reviews The Lincoln Lawyer

18th March 2011

With The Lincoln Lawyer, Matthew McConaughey is finally getting some recognition for his acting ability instead of his abs. Indeed Manohla Dargis of the New York Times is so astonished with his performance in the...

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Movie Reviews Paul

18th March 2011

British comics Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who received abundant praise -- and laughter -- for their previous films, Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead , are receiving much of the same for their...

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Jack White Explains White Stripes Split

18th March 2011

Jack White felt he no longer had any control over The White Stripes.The duo - who have not released any new material since 2007 - recently confirmed they had split, with astatement saying the band...

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Classic Jane Eyre Triumphs In Ny, La

14th March 2011

Filmmakers have been drawn to Charlotte BrontŽ's Jane Eyre almost from the time cameras started rolling. The first version of the 164-year-old tale hit the screen in 1914; the most famous version was produced in...

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Bradley Cooper Wants Great Gatsby Role

14th March 2011

Bradley Cooper "would love" a role in the film adaptation of 'The Great Gatsby'.The 'Limitless' star has admitted he is hoping to land the part of the protagonist's arch-rival Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming...

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Movie Reviews Battle Los Angeles

11th March 2011

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times lets loose a verbal barrage against Battle Los Angeles that is far more unsparing than any digital-effects weapon the U.S. Marines employ against the alien invaders in the actual...

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Pbs Was Also Target Of Conservative Sting, Says Nytimes

10th March 2011

NPR was not the only target of James O'Keefe, the conservative activist who secretly taped NPR fund-raising official Ron Schiller bashing the Tea Party as "racist, racist people." The New York Times reported today (Thursday)...

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Movies Save Skins

9th March 2011

Movie studios have been responsible for keeping MTV's drama Skins on the air, the New York Times suggested today (Wednesday), noting that, with the exception of a Red Bull ad, every commercial on Monday night's...

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Cbs Films May Finally Have Its First Non-loser

7th March 2011

The relatively low-budget Beastly , starring Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens, may finally make some money for CBS Films, which has had a string of flops for its initial releases. The film, a contemporary take...

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