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One Direction Sued Over Their Name

One Direction are being sued by a US group who claim they stole their name. The British and Irish boy band have been named in a claim by the Californian group, who say they have...

Lionsgate Hungry No More

The Hunger Games has proved to be a bigger feast for Lionsgate than anyone had expected. While many analysts had predicted that the film would turn out to be a solid hit for the so-called...

Sony To Cut 10,000 Jobs -- Mostly In Tv Unit

Sony, whose Trinitron TV sets have traditionally served as the benchmark for television quality, may be considering downsizing its TV business, particularly in small and midsize products, published reports said today (Monday). Sony has been...

Labrinth Smashes Guitar During Album Launch

Labrinth smashed a guitar as he launched his album 'Electronic Earth' last night (04.04.12).The 'Earthquake' hitmaker celebrated the release of his debut record - which came out on Monday (02.04.12) - by playing a special...

March Madness Tops The Voice, Dwts

Monday night may now be regarded as the night when upwards of 25 million viewers tune in at 8 00 to either NBC's The Voice or ABC's Dancing with the Stars. and indeed, the latter...

Roland Emmerich To Take White House Down?

Roland Emmerich is in negotiations to helm 'White House Down'.The filmmaker - who is best known for disaster movies including 'Independence Day', 'Godzilla' and 'The Day After Tomorrow' - is set to take on directorial...

Meagan Good Is Engaged

'Californication' star Meagan Good has got engaged.The 30-year-old actress is to marry preacher DeVon Franklin after he proposed to her in Los Angeles in March.DeVon is an executive at Sony Pictures Entertainment but also leads...

U.k. Soap Garners A 43-Percent Audience Share

The British primetime soap opera Coronation Street , which debuted in 1960, attracted 44 percent of the entire British television audience Monday night for an episode in which it was revealed that a prominent character...

U.k. Regulator Warns Stations About Obscene Language

Several of the satellite-distributed digital channels that have sprung up in Britain in recent years have been airing libraries of older television shows, many of which originally were broadcast after 9 00 p.m. -- the...

Venus Williams To Relaunch Fashion Line

Venus Williams is set to relaunch her EleVen fashion range.The 31-year-old tennis player - who took six months off to seek treatment for autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome - will unveil her collection of sports and...

21 Jump Street Sequel Commissioned

A sequel to '21 Jump Street' has been commissioned.The comedy movie - starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum - has been a huge box office success in its opening weekend, and studio Sony are now...

Wal-mart Let Us Put Your Discs On The Cloud

Consumers with overstuffed home-video libraries will soon be able to take their DVDs and Blu-ray Discs to their local Wal-Mart store and, for $2.00 apiece, have them transferred to "the cloud," where they can be...

2 Duds Don't Halt Box-office Recovery

Two big-budget films bombed over the weekend but that didn't prevent the overall box office from rising nearly 3 percent above the comparable weekend a year ago. While Disney's $300-million epic John Carter may only...

Appletv Getting An Upgrade

In addition to unveiling its new, higher-resolution iPad on Wednesday, Apple also disclosed that it is upgrading its AppleTV settop box so that it can produce true 1080p HDTV. More significantly perhaps, it said that...

The Lorax Is Green In More Ways Than One

Final box-office figures on Monday confirmed that Universal's Dr. Seuss' The Lorax did indeed sell more tickets than any other movie this year. Although its actual take was about a half-million dollars less than estimates,...

Unreleased Michael Jackson Songs Stolen By Hackers

Unreleased Michael Jackson songs have been stolen by hackers.Record company Sony music say over 50,000 tracks - including never before heard material the late singer had recorded with will.i.am and Freddie Mercury - were stolen...

Reese Witherspoon And Friends Join One Hit Wonders

Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow are all set to star in 'One Hit Wonders'. The Hollywood blondes will be directed by 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy for the musical comedy film, which tells the...

Michael Jackson's Daughter Claims He Didn't Sing Tracks

Paris Jackson reportedly told friends Michael Jackson did not feature on his final album.The 13-year-old actress insists her late father's vocals were impersonated on the tracks for 'Michael' - which was released in December 2010,...

Seals Win Weekend Warfare

Led by a movie that set out as a training film for Navy SEALs (and which featured actual SEALs in the principal roles) and may wind up as the most effective recruitment film of all...

Skyfall To Screen In Imax

James Bond movie 'Skyfall' will be the first in the franchise to be released in IMAX.The Sam Mendes-directed film - which sees Daniel Craig return as the British spy - is set to be released...

Netflix Facing New Challenge From Comcast

As if Netflix didn't have enough problems on its hands, it learned on Tuesday that Comcast, the nation's largest cable service, plans to launch its own streaming service, offering, like Netflix, mostly TV reruns and...

Full Houses For Safe House

The Presidents Day weekend saw five films racking up more than $20 million in ticket sales. Estimates for the four days were so close that the order of finish could be scrambled by the time...

Safe House Safe At Second

In its second week, Universal's Safe House continued to surprise -- earning an estimated $24 million over the first three days of the Presidents Day weekend. Universal figures it should earn $28.5 million through Monday....

Gael Garcia Bernal To Play Zorro

Gael Garcia Bernal is to play Zorro in a new re-imagining of the franchise.The 'Motorcycle Diaries' actor will play the Spanish swordsman as a masked vigilante on the hunt for revenge in 'Zorro Reborn', which...

Phantom Menace Rises In Record Books

Few people had high expectations for the 3D re-release of Star Wars Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace . Even when it was originally released, the first of the Star Wars prequels took a drubbing...

Michael Mann To Direct Big Stone Grid

Michael Mann is set to direct 'The Big Stone Grid'.The director is in talks to helm the police drama, which is about two decorated detectives who uncover a terrifying extortion ring that operates within the...

Kanye West Wanted To Be Big As Jackson

Kanye West once declared he would be "the next Michael Jackson."The 'POWER' hitmaker is renowned for his outspoken nature and even in his early days as a young rapper he was given to making outlandish...

Sony's Profits Drown In Thai Floods

Last fall's devastating floods in Thailand played havoc with Sony's ability to fulfill orders and were largely responsible for the company's $2.04-billion net loss in its last quarter, CFO Masaru Kato said in a conference...

Sony Names New Chief

Hoping that he can achieve for the rest of the company what he has already achieved for its games division, Sony has named Kazuo Hirai as the company's next president and CEO. He will succeed...

Netflix Shares Zoom On Earnings Report

Netflix shares soared 22 percent on the Nasdaq by midday today (Thursday) to $115.46 after the company reported stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings of $41 million on a whopping 43-percent increase in revenue of $876 million. The...

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