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Conan Meets Harry Potter -- In His Audience

Conan O'Brien may be taking some of the advice from network executives that he spurned when he hosted NBC's Tonight show. In the recently published The War for Late Night , author Bill Carter, who...

Movie Reviews For Colored People

In her review in the New York Times Manohla Dargis describes the challenges Tyler Perry faced in bringing Ntozake Shange's acclaimed play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf , to...

Days Of Our Lives Renewed For 2 Years On Anniversary

Days of Our Lives , the last remaining soap opera on NBC, has received a two-year renewal, the New York Times reported today (Monday). In an interview with the newspaper, executive producer Ken Corday said...

Variety Editor Wolinsky Fired

Veteran journalist Leo Wolinsky has been fired as editor of Daily Variety less than a year after he took over the post. From the outset, Wolinsky, who had worked for the Los Angeles Times for...

Movie Reviews Hereafter

Moviegoers heading to the theaters this weekend to see Hereafter may likely have been wondering what, at the age of 80, was Clint Eastwood going to say about the hereafter? Well, quite a lot, say...

Michaels Finally Forced Out At Tribune

Randy Michaels has been ousted as chief executive of The Tribune Company after waging a last-ditch effort to hold on to his job in the face of strident criticism of his crude management style that...

Media Ignore Release Of Secret War Logs

While revelations about torture, civilian deaths, and out-of-control private contractors contained in the latest WikiLeaks documents -- nearly 400,000 of them -- made international headlines over the weekend, they were given short shrift by U.S....

Anti-indecency Group Under Fire

The Parents Television Council, which for years has spearheaded protests against allegedly indecent television programming, has found itself, in the words of the New York Times , "damaged, defanged by court challenges to the FCC's...

Cameron May Direct Jolie In Cleopatra Epic

Controversy over whether a white actress should once again play Cleopatra in the movies was ignited again after director James Cameron told the New York Times in Monday's editions that he has been in talks...

Report Michaels To Sign Off As Trib Ceo This Week

Randy Michaels, the embattled CEO of Tribune Co. emerged from a meeting of the company's board on Tuesday and figuratively thumbed his nose at reporters who were expecting him to be fired. "I work here...

James Cameron In Talks For 'Hot' Cleopatra

James Cameron is in discussions to work on a "hot" 3-D 'Cleopatra' movie with Angelina Jolie. The 'Avatar' filmmaker was named as a potential candidate to work on the project, and he now confirms he...

Report Tribune Set To Fire Its Ceo

The Tribune Company is expected to fire CEO Randy Michaels today (Tuesday), days after Michaels himself dismissed another top executive, Lee Abrams, as its chief innovation officer, published reports said today. Both men rose to...

Abrams Fired At Tribune; More Shakeups In Store?

Tribune Corp. CEO Randy Michaels has "accepted" Lee Abrams's resignation as the media company's chief innovation officer. The departure of Abrams, a former radio consultant, came after a New York Times article disclosed that executives...

Fox-cablevision Dispute Sends Fans To Sports Bars In N.y.

Most television viewers in the New York area were unable to watch the New York Giants defeat the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon, as the primary cable-TV distributor in the area, Cablevision Systems, and Fox TV,...

Movie Reviews Red

Want to know whether RED is worth seeing? Well, you're not going to get much help from the critics, most of whom are clearly ambivalent about it. For example, Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times...

Movie Reviews Jackass 3d

It's hard to tell whether Paramount decided to screen Jackass 3D in advance to a select group of New York critics and shun all others. (The previous two Jackass movies were not shown to critics.)...

Bart Goes Viral

Claiming copyright infringement, Fox TV on Monday yanked off YouTube a copy of the opening sequence of last Sunday's The Simpsons telecast, created by U.K. graffiti artist Banksy. It was quickly uploaded again by several...

Not So Funny Result For Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story had an unhappy ending at the box office this weekend. The Focus Features "dramedy," which opened in only 742 theaters, was not expected to be a big draw at...

Al Pacino To Play Phil Specter?

In one of the oddest casting decisions of this or any other year, HBO is planning to star Al Pacino in a biographical movie about record producer Phil Specter, who is currently serving a 19-years-to-life...

Cbs Heading For Its Best Season?

Every one of CBS's new series this season is beating the new series launched by its rival broadcast networks, the New York Times observed today (Monday). Moreover, it said, the network, written off by some...

Movie Reviews Secretariat

Roger Ebert is one of the critics cheering loudest in their reviews for Secretariat . In today's Chicago Sun-Times , he recalls that his onetime TV colleague, the late Gene Siskel, once told him that...

Msnbc.com May Change Name

MSNBC.com, one of the most trafficked news sites on the Internet, is weighing the possibility of changing its name, the New York Times reported today (Thursday). The site is currently owned equally by NBC Universal...

Disney Going All-out To Win Oscar For Toy Story 3

The mediocre box-office showing of The Social Network over the weekend may redound to the benefit of the Walt Disney Company, which is reportedly planning an extensive campaign to win the best picture Oscar for...

Movie Reviews The Social Network

Reviews don't come much friendlier than those for David Fincher's The Social Network , written by The West Wing 's Aaron Sorkin and starring Jesse Eisenberg has Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Roger Ebert in the...

Movie Legend Of The Guardians The Owls Of Ga'hoole

Legend of the Guardians The Owls of Ga'Hoole may seem like a strange name for an animated movie, but several critics suggest that the movie itself is mighty strange, something that one might expect from...

Movie Reviews Wall Street Money Never Sleeps

Money may never sleep, but that may not be the case when it comes to the audience watching Wall Street Money Never Sleeps , several critics suggest. "Greed is boring," writes Mick LaSalle in the...

Jeff Zucker Receives Walking Orders

Jeff Zucker, the controversial NBC Universal CEO, has sent an email message to company employees announcing that he will be leaving the company after the completion of the Comcast takeover, expected by the end of...

Casey Affleck Admits "I'm Still Here" Was A Hoax

Surprising hardly anyone, Casey Affleck (Ben's brother) has admitted that his I'm Still Here documentary about the alleged career tailspin of Joaquin Phoenix was a hoax. However, in an interview with the New York Times...

Movie Reviews The Town

A few critics aren't especially enthusiastic about Ben Affleck's The Town , which he directed, starred in, and co-wrote. To A.O. Scott of the New York Times , it's just a "solid minor entry in...

Movie Reviews Easy A

Judging from some of the critical raves, Easy A could turn out to be one of those low-budget films, tossed out between theatrical seasons with little expectation for success, which nevertheless becomes a sleeper hit....

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A$AP Rocky - At. Long. Last. A$AP. Album Review

His journey has not come without hard work and hustle, and 'At. Long. Last. A$AP.' is certainly his best work so far.

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Is Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Gearing Up To Star In 'Big Trouble In Little China' Remake?

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