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Report Early Video-on-demand Coming By June

At least three studios plan to participate in a test with satellite operator DirecTV of so-called early video-on-demand before the end of June, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), citing people familiar with the...

Jessica Simpson For Us X Factor?

Jessica Simpson is being lined up for the US version of 'The X Factor'. The singer, actress and reality TV star is reportedly at the top of Simon Cowell's list to take on one of...

Jonah Hill To Make Directing Debut

Jonah Hill is set to make his directing debut.The comedy actor is in talks with Sony Pictures to helm 'The Kitchen Sink', which tells the story of a teenage vampire, a zombie, and a human...

Simon Cowell Wants Tommy Mottola For X Factor

Simon Cowell is lining up Tommy Mottola as a judge on the US version of 'The X Factor'.The music mogul met with the record executive - ex-husband of Mariah Carey and former boss of Sony...

Did Families Stay Home To See The Oscars Sunday?

Not as many parents took their kids to see Gnomeo and Juliet on Sunday as Disney had originally estimated. Final weekend box-office figures for the movie turned out to be $13.4 million -- well below...

Photo Finish At Box Office

In one of the tightest box office races in history, Warner Bros.' Unknown finished just $37,298 ahead of Gnomeo and Juliet to take first place. (According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, only twice before have there been tighter...

Disney Raises Prices It Charges Redbox, Netflix

Apparently bowing to pressure from investors, Disney, with the release of Secretariat last month, began raising the wholesale price of DVDs that it sells to Redbox and Netflix, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday)....

Bieber Film Update May Come This Month

The new Justin Bieber film has only been in theaters a few days, but already the studio is thinking of releasing a different "director's cut" that could replace the current version while it's still in...

Second 3d Net To Debut On Sunday

There are only a relative handful of 3D television sets in American homes, but that fact is not discouraging Discovery Communications, Sony Corp. and IMAX from launching the second 3D television network to debut within...

Ryan Murphy To Direct Willow Smith In Annie Remake?

'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy has been approached to direct Willow Smith in a remake of 'Annie'. The 45-year-old filmmaker - whose most recent cinema outing was with Julia Roberts in romantic comedy 'Eat Pray Love'...

Sony To Help Heal Mgm

MGM may be ready to roar again following its reemergence from bankruptcy with new leadership, but, according to a report in today's (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times , it will be supported staunchly by Sony Pictures,...

Spider-man Broadway's Costliest Flop?

Apparently concluding that Broadway producers of the Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark planned to keep pushing back the official premiere of the musical ad infinitum, New York theater critics decided to break protocol Tuesday and...

Weekend Super For Football, No So For Movies

Record numbers of Super Bowl viewers translated to few viewers in movie theaters. Attendance was even scantier than the low estimates issued by the studios on Sunday. The No. 1 film for the weekend, The...

Cowell Offers $5-Million Contract To X Factor Winner

The winner of the upcoming U.S. version of Simon Cowell's The X Factor will receive a recording contract from Sony Music that will be worth $5 million, Cowell said today (Monday). It will be the...

Box Office Down For 12th Week

Once again, final box office results for the weekend were below even the studios' conservative estimates, with no film managing to earn even $15 million. Topping the list was Warner Bros.' exorcist flick The Rite...

Willow Smith In Annie Remake?

Willow Smith could be starring in a remake of classic musical movie 'Annie'. Her father Will Smith is said to be exploring the idea of making a new version of the film - about a...

Lily Allen's Record Company Now Backed By Sony

Lily Allen's record label has won backing from Sony.The 25-year-old 'Not Fair' singer's 'In The Name Of' company has been signed up by the music giant, who will reportedly pay her a £100,000 salary and...

Box Office Stung -- Except For The Green Hornet

The No. 1 film at the box office may have seen a fair amount of green over the weekend, but the rest of the pack did not. Overall revenue was down nearly 28 percent from...

Ben Affleck To Direct Fbi Drama?

Ben Affleck is set to direct 'American Bulls**t'.The actor - who won huge critical acclaim with his directing skills for 'The Town' - is favourite to helm the project, which is based on an Eric...

Green Hornet Sees More Green Than Expected

After a significant improvement in ticket sales on Saturday, Sony estimated that The Green Hornet would wind up with $34 million for the three-day weekend and $40.5 million for the four-day Martin Luther King holiday....

Gwyneth Paltrow Sweated Over Styling

Gwyneth Paltrow got "B.O." from trying on so many dresses with her stylist.The 'Country Strong' actress recently travelled to Nashville, Tennessee, to perform at the Country Music Awards (CMT) and revealed preparing for the trip...

Paul Greengrass To Direct Angelina Jolie In Cleopatra?

Paul Greengrass is in line to direct Angelina Jolie in 'Cleopatra'. The 'Green Zone' filmmaker is reported to be "pretty close" to signing a deal with Sony Pictures 3D, producer Scott Rudin has told Deadline.com....

Holiday Box Office Even Worse Than Estimated

Box office revenue for the holiday weekend plunged deeper than originally estimated, led by Little Fockers , which, although landing in first place, took in $30.8 million, down from Sunday's estimate of $34 million. The...

Tron Soars At Imax Venues

Clearly moviegoers were primarily attracted by the whiz-bang special effects of Disney's Tron -- not what critics described as its muddled plot. Veteran box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian pointed out Monday that of the $44 million...

Sales Of 3d Tv Sets Remain Slow

The jury is still out on whether 3D television is little more than a fleeting novelty (Best Buy said on Tuesday that sales of 3D and Internet-connected television sets have been disappointing over the holiday...

Final Box Office Results Worse Than Feared

Final figures for the weekend box office turned out to be even weaker than Sunday's estimates -- which themselves were well below analysts' forecasts. The two top films, Fox's The Chronicles of Narnia The Voyage...

Ticket Sales Plummet Post Thanksgiving

The weekend after Thanksgiving ordinarily amounts to the famine following the feast for the nation's theater owners, but this year the takings were particularly lean. According to box-office trackers fewer tickets were sold last weekend...

Harry Wins By A Hair Over Tangled

The weekend box office proved to be tighter than any analyst had expected. Final figures showed that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 earned $49.09 million. But Disney's Tangled was close behind with...

Stephen Dorff Plans Jack Nicholson Comedy

Stephen Dorff is lining up a comedy with Jack Nicholson. The 'Somewhere' actor is working with Adam Sandler on the as-yet-untitled movie which is set in the South of France. He said: "I have a...

Meet Robert Pattinson -- For $32,500

As of this morning (Thursday), the charity auction site CharityBuzz.com, which brings celebrities and fans together for a price -- the money goes to selected charities -- was offering a "meet and greet" with Robert...

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