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One Direction Could Double Worth Next Year

One Direction's worth is expected to double in value by next year.'The X Factor' 2010 rejects have been raking in funds recently helped by an album that went to number one in 16 countries and...

One Direction To Voice Cartoon

One Direction are to voice a cartoon series.The British boy band - comprising Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan - were delighted with animated show 'The Adventurous Adventures Of One...

No More Chinese Villains -- Not One -- In Movies

There are no longer any Chinese villains in movies, and film producers are going to great lengths to include positive portrayals of Chinese characters in their films, the Los Angeles Times observed today (Wednesday). The...

Spider-man Videos Posted On Youtube

In advance of Sony's release of The Amazing Spider-Man on July 3, the studio has posted on YouTube not only a trailer but also more than 20 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, much of which features...

New Michael Jackson Song Is Released

A previously unheard Michael Jackson song has been released.'Don't Be Messin' Around' was not deemed good enough by Michael to feature on his 1987 album 'Bad', but is being made available as part of the...

Thanks To China, Fox Crosses $1-Billion Mark Overseas

Reflecting Hollywood's increasing dependence on the expanding Chinese market, 20th Century Fox has become the third studio to cross the $1-billion mark in gross international earnings, following the lead of Disney and Warner Bros. Daily...

Snow White And The Huntsman A Sleeper Hit

Snow White and the Huntsman could turn out to be the sleeper hit of the year. No one had expected that the Universal movie wound wind up with anything close to the $56.21 million that...

Men In Black 3 A Huge Overseas Hit

The overseas audience's love affair with Will Smith appeared undiminished as Men in Black 3 took in more abroad in its second week than it did domestically in its first. The Sony film added $79.1...

Men In Black Whips The Avengers

After three weeks at the top of the box office, Marvel/Disney's The Avengers slipped to second place over the Memorial Day holiday, brought down by Sony's Men in Black 3 . Over the four days,...

Men In Black 3 Debut -- Good, Not Great

It may not have been the smash opening that Sony executives were likely hoping for, but when a film debuts with $70 million in ticket sales, it's hard for anyone to complain. That was the...

Men In Black 3 Set To Dethrone Avengers

The Memorial Day weekend will likely see The Avengers getting knocked out of first place at the box office, tracking studies indicate. The new champ come Monday, they indicate, will be the 3D sequel Men...

Sony And Samsung In Bid To Prop Up Prices Of Tv Sets

Sony Corp. and Samsung Electronics, who have each reported near-disastrous results as a result of cutthroat competition among TV retailers that has driven down the prices of their television sets, has urged the retailers to...

The Avengers Is Now Disney's Top Film Ever

The Avengers set yet another record over the weekend. With $55.6 million in domestic ticket sales, it lifted its total to $457.7 million, while its worldwide earnings rose to nearly $1.2 billion -- making it...

Aaron Sorkin Takes Charge Of Steve Biopic

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...

Robbie Savage: Queen Elizabeth Convinced Me To Dance Again

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...

Bargain-priced Tv Sets Equal Huge Losses For Their Makers

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...

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

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...

Shakira Close To 60m Record Deal With Sony?

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...

British Court Blocks Public Access To Record Sites

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,...

Theater Owners Where Did All The People Go?

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...

Rooney Mara For Spike Jonze Movie

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...

Amazing Spider-man Sequel Confirmed

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 -...

Survey Sez -- No. 1 Think Like A Man

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...

New Rolling Stones Biopic In Production

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...

Hunger Games Slays Rivals Again

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...

Consumers Likely To Line Up For Apple Tv Sets

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...

Sony Chief Says Its Tv Future Is Crystal Clear

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...

Sabrina The Teenage Witch To Become A Film

'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...

Us One Direction Upset With Simon Cowell

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...

Sony Warns Of Biggest Loss Ever

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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