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Cowell's X Factor Debuts It's No Idol

The debut of Simon Cowell's The X Factor on Fox Wednesday night attracted an average of 12.14 million viewers. That was good enough to win the first hour at 8 00 p.m. and to rank...

Pirate Party A Surprise Winner In Berlin

The Motion Picture Association of America was no doubt left reeling by results of Sunday's elections in Berlin that saw Germany's Pirate Party win 8.9 percent of the vote to take 15 seats in the...

Dumbo Flies Again

Disney is releasing a restored Blu-ray version of its 1941 classic Dumbo today (Tuesday), and the New York Times is celebrating its releasing by republishing the late movie critic Bosley Crowther's original review of the...

Fox Censors Baldwin's Phone-hacking Joke

Alec Baldwin has revealed that he bailed out of his appearance on Sunday night's Emmy awards telecast after Fox TV, which televised the ceremony, refused to air a pretaped joke he made about the British...

Movie Reviews Straw Dogs

One gets the feeling from reading the reviews of Rod Lurie's Straw Dogs that it will appeal in the main to cinema lovers who embraced the original film by Sam Peckinpah. Certainly the remarks of...

Producer/studio Exec John Calley Dead At 81

John Calley, one of the most successful studio executives and producers in recent Hollywood history, has died at the age of 81. In its obituary today (Wednesday), the Wall Street Journal observed that at Warner...

Movie Reviews Warrior

Director Gavin O'Connor's Warrior is depending on word-of-mouth for ticket sales, and if reviews are any indication, the mixed-martial-arts movie will get it. They are overwhelmingly positive. Take Roger Ebert's in the Chicago Sun-Times ,...

Espn Renews Deal With Nfl -- For $15.2 Billion

Get set for another increase in cable subscription fees. ESPN has negotated an eight-year extension of its broadcast-rights deal with the NFL at $1.9 billion a year -- or $15.2 billion over the eight years....

Movie Reviews Apollo 18

Apollo 18 is sort of a Blair Witch Project on the moon. Critics didn't much care for Blair Witch Project , either, giving it barely a passing grade. That's mostly the case with the moon...

Movie Reviews Shark Night 3d

Movie critics finally had a chance to sink their teeth into Shark Night 3D on Friday night, lining up at the box office like everyone else after the studio decided not to show the film...

Movie Reviews The Debt

The season of the superhero has ended; it's time for ordinary, thinking folks to populate the screens of movie theaters across the country again. Such is the case with The Debt , starring Helen Mirren,...

Brighton Beach Residents Outraged At New Reality Show

The new Lifetime TV reality show Russian Dolls has begun to touch off the same sort of controversy that MTV's Jersey Shore did when it debuted. The series, which debuted on August 11, features six...

Ebersol Returns To Nbc Sports -- As A "Special Adviser"

Just three months after resigning as head of NBC Sports and Olympics, Dick Ebersol is returning to the network as a special adviser, the New York Times reported today (Wednesday), citing several senior NBC executives....

Movie Reviews Our Idiot Brother

With a title like Our Idiot Brother , you'd expect the critics would have had their knives out for it. If they had, they've put them away. And many are crediting star Paul Rudd and...

Editor In Hacking Scandal May Have Had Two Bosses

Britain's telephone hacking scandal took a new turn on Monday when the BBC reported that former News of the World editor Andy Coulson had received hundreds of thousands of dollars from News International, the News...

Disney Holds Its Own Comic-con, And It's A Hit

The Walt Disney Co.'s D23 Expo -- the title refers to 1923, the year Disney launched his studio -- proved to be a bigger hit than the company had hoped for. The New York Times...

Movie Reviews Spy Kids All The Time In The World In 4d

It is rare, if not unprecedented, for a studio not to hold press screenings for a movie aimed at children. But The Weinstein Company was no doubt expecting the worst when it decided not to...

Movie Reviews One Day

Critics appear to have a love-hate relationship with One Day. Some love it, others hate it. It's about an even split. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times admires the movie's "style, freshness, and witty, bantering...

Movie Reviews Fright Night

Fright Night is one of those rare horror flicks that actually attracts -- horrors! -- several decent reviews. In the case of A.O. Scott's in the New York Times , it's even a jarringly cerebral...

Movie Reviews Conan The Barbarian

The new Conan the Barbarian is getting the same sort of reviews that Arnold Schwarzenegger did when he ... left office as governor of California. Pretty awful. " Conan the Barbarian is a brutal, crude,...

Abercrombie & Fitch Strikes Pr Gold On Jersey Shore

In a PR gambit that paid off in spades, Abercrombie & Fitch on Wednesday offered Jersey Shore 's The Situation a "substantial payment" not to wear its clothing. On Jim Romanesko's blog on the Poynter...

Denise Richards' Book To Become A Movie?

Denise Richards' book 'The Real Girl Next Door' is being tipped to become a movie. Producers are thought to be interested in adapting the 'World is Not Enough' actress' memoir - which includes details of...

Cnbc's Ratings Soar On Turbulent Ratings For Nets

Like the Weather Channel during a storm, CNBC, the financial news channel, has seen a surge in viewers during the turbulent ups and downs of the market in recent weeks.The New York Times observed on...

Movie Reviews Glee The 3d Concert Movie

Fans of the TV series will come down hard on movie critics who have come down hard on Glee The 3D Cconcert Movie . Kyle Smith of the New York Post is prepared for the...

Movie Reviews 30 Minutes Or Less

You've got to figure that the filmmakers behind 30 Minutes or Less were just asking for it when they came up with that title. Critics have pounced on it with glee (that's another movie they've...

Movie Reviews The Help

For a film with such a charged subject matter -- how African-American maids living in Mississippi during the 1960s viewed their employers -- it seems odd that many critics focus their attention not on the...

Alec Baldwin Reveals Mayor Study Plan

Alec Baldwin is going to university to strengthen his bid to become New York mayor.The 53-year-old actor is in talks with two colleges about enrolling in a master's programme in politics and government in order...

Movie Reviews The Change-up

Just as you are likely to have to do a lot of digging to find a negative review for Rise of the Planet of the Apes , you're going to have to do the same...

Movie Reviews Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

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...

Movie Reviews The Smurfs

The Smurfs is receiving little of the admiration that critics bestowed on that other movie with characters who were blue and in 3D. But here and there it is picking up some mostly favorable reviews....

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