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News Corp Got Some Good News, Too

11th August 2011

Shares in News Corp jumped more than 17 percent by midday today (Thursday) after the company posted quarterly results that beat Wall Street estimates. The news was trumpeted by Fox Business Network, which itself contributed...

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Sony Says Despite Losses It Won't Abandon Tv Manufacturing

9th August 2011

Despite losing money in its television manufacturing business for the past seven years, Sony has dismissed speculation that it is considering abandoning the business. In an interview with today's (Tuesday) Wall Street Journal , Executive...

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Falling Porn Sales Hurting Cable, Satellite

9th August 2011

Noting that pornographic movies represent "one of TV providers' most profitable segments," the Wall Street Journal today (Tuesday) attributed the downturn in video-on-demand and pay-per-view revenue by such providers as DirecTV and Time Warner Cable...

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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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Britain Expands Hacker Probe

1st August 2011

Suggesting that it may now have evidence that reporters and/or their accomplices working for the now shuttered U.K. tabloid News of the World may have hacked into computers or engaged in other forms of illegal...

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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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Internal Committee Scores Wall St. Journal 'S Murdoch Interview

26th July 2011

A committee set up by the Wall Street Journal charged with ensuring its editorial integrity following the acquisition of the newspaper by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has criticized the Journal 's reporters and editors for...

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During Scandal, The Son Rises

20th July 2011

The assured and astute performance of James Murdoch in fielding questions from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons on Tuesday may have lifted his chances of running the media conglomerate...

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Wall Street Journal Defends Parent In Scandal

18th July 2011

In an extraordinary defense of the Murdoch media empire, the News Corp-owned Wall Street Journal editorialized today (Monday) "Phone-hacking is illegal, and it is up to British authorities to enforce their laws. If Scotland Yard...

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Warner Bros. Planning For Life After Deathly

15th July 2011

Contrary to what Warner Bros. says in its current ads for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 , it all doesn't end with the release of the movie. The studio is busily engaged...

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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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Congressmen Call For News Corp Probe

14th July 2011

Repercussions of the News International telephone hacking scandal in Britain are now being felt in the U.S., with several congressmen calling for an investigation to determine whether the alleged criminal activities conducted in the U.K....

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Anger Over Netflix Price Hike

13th July 2011

A day after it was reported that Netflix plans to introduce a $7.99-a-month plan that will allow subscribers to rent an unlimited number of DVDs -- but not access streaming videos -- the company said...

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Netflix Not Interested In Buying Hulu

11th July 2011

Although top executives of Hulu have confirmed that they're looking for a buyer and that several media companies have expressed interest, Netflix, the media company that would appear to be a logical bidder, has expressed...

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Murdoch's Empire Warily Looks To London

8th July 2011

It was not clear how Thursday's explosive events concerning Rupert Murdoch's London tabloid News of the World would affect other properties owned by Murdoch's News Corp. They include not only a slew of newspapers in...

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Is The Dream For Dreamworks Animation Over?

7th July 2011

Jeffrey Katzenberg may soon begin looking for a new home for his DreamWorks Animation Co. Published trade and newspaper reports indicate that Paramount plans to develop its own animation studio and cap production costs at...

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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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Shia Labeouf Admits Hooking Up With Megan Fox

28th June 2011

Shia LaBeouf has admitted hooking up with Megan Fox on the 'Transformers' set.The 25-year-old actor - who has dated Carey Mulligan and Hilary Duff - is unaware whether the 25-year-old brunette beauty was with her...

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Is Hulu A Takeover Target?

22nd June 2011

Hulu, the video site owned by the corporate parents of ABC, NBC, and Fox-TV as well as Providence Equity, may be the target of a possible takeover attempt by Yahoo!, published reports, led by the...

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Advertisers Now Spending As Much On Cable As On Broadcast

20th June 2011

Although advertisers have increased their upfront spending for broadcast television by about 10 percent, they have increased them even more -- by about 15 percent -- for cable networks, the Wall Street Journal reported today...

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Michael Douglas' Ex-wife Loses Bid For Cut Of Actor's Salary

16th June 2011

Michael Douglas' ex-wife Diandra lost her bid to land 50 per cent of the actor's earnings from the Wall Street sequel.Diandra, who divorced Douglas in 2000, had been seeking a share of the star's pay...

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Philip Treacy Gives Hat Advice

14th June 2011

Philip Treacy believes hats do not have to be "eccentric". The renowned milliner - who has designed headwear for Victoria Beckham and Duchess Catherine - insists people do not necessarily have to choose a hat...

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The Things They Say 21954

13th June 2011

"She's doing great and doing a great job." Wall Street star Michael Douglas insists his wife Catherine Zeta-jones is well, following her stay in a clinic for depression in April (11).

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Movie Reviews Super 8

10th June 2011

In general, the reviews for the Steven Spielberg-produced, J.J. Abrams-directed Super 8 are glowingly positive. If there's a complaint at all, it's that, given the film's pedigree, it wasn't even better. In short, they say,...

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No More Transformers For Shia Labeouf

9th June 2011

Shia LaBeouf will not participate in any more 'Transformers' movies. The 24-year-old actor - who has played Sam Witwicky in all three instalments of the sci-fi action franchise - knows he will not take part...

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Couric Lands At Abc

6th June 2011

ABC, which is losing Oprah Winfrey, is gaining Katie Couric. The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal both reported today (Monday) that a deal between the network and Couric is expected to be...

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Movie Reviews X-men First Class

3rd June 2011

Critics have rarely had anything positive to say about installments of the X-Men franchise, but they're fairly approving of the latest one. X-Men First Class , writes Ann Hornaday in the Washington Post , "happily...

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Jane Lynch Slams Sarah Palin In Conference Speech

2nd June 2011

Jane Lynch has slammed Sarah Palin as "bats**t crazy" during a conference speech.The 'Glee' actress - who plays Sue Sylvester in the FOX musical drama - joked that she had convinced the controversial politician to...

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Michael Douglas Feels Good

31st May 2011

Michael Douglas is starting to feel like his "old self". The 66-year-old actor - who completed chemotherapy for throat cancer in November 2010 - is feeling "good" after the troubles of recent years, but is...

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