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Msnbc Suspends Ed Schultz

MSNBC has suspended another one of its hosts. The Comcast-owned cable news channel on Tuesday put Ed Schultz on a one-week hiatus without pay for calling conservative commentator Laura Ingraham a "right-wing slut" on his...

Report Tribune Has Paid Attorneys $157.65 Million In Fees

Hundreds of talented writers and broadcasters have been laid off by Tribune Corporation as it attempts to sort out its massive financial problems through bankruptcy reorganization. But lawyers and advisers working on the Tribune case...

Where Will Oprah's Viewers Go?

The departure of Oprah Winfrey from daytime network television will likely see the networks scrambling to attract her more than 6.5 million viewers, the Wall Street Journal observed today (Monday), noting that the networks are...

Half A Deal For Kutcher's Two And A Half Men?

Ashton Kutcher's deal to replace Charlie Sheen on CBS's Two and a Half Men is limited to just one year, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Monday), citing people familiar with the situation. It was...

Movie Reviews Midnight In Paris

If critics have not fallen in love with Woody Allen again with his latest movie Midnight in Paris -- which opens this weekend in New York and Los Angeles -- they have at least proposed...

Movie Reviews Pirates Of The Caribbean On Stranger Tides

Critics who had their swords out for the last Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, At World's End, have managed to thrust them in to the hilt with the latest one, On Stranger Tides. The film...

Hulu Won't Lose Any Of Its Owners But Will Undergo Change

The three media conglomerates that own Hulu -- News Corp, Disney, and Comcast's NBCUniversal -- are going to stick with the online video site, but they might allow fewer shows on Hulu's free service, restricting...

Shia Labeouf Says Bar Fight Was 'Awkward Incident'

Shia LaBeouf has dismissed his recent bar fight as just an "awkward situation".The 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' actor was handcuffed after the altercation outside the Mad Bull's Tavern in Sherman Oaks, California in February...

Movie Reviews Bridesmaids

Critics are going out of their way to assure their male readers that, despite the title, Bridesmaids is not just a chick flick. Writes Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal "If this is only...

Brian Williams Set To Debut In Primetime

NBC, which leads in news programming while nearly all of its entertainment shows continue to languish, is planning to launch a new primetime magazine program hosted by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, the Wall...

Catherine Zeta Jones Concealed Depression From Michael

Catherine Zeta Jones hid her struggle with depression from Michael Douglas.The 41-year-old beauty recently underwent treatment for Bipolar II disorder - which was triggered by her 66-year-old husband's battle with throat cancer - but the...

Movie Reviews Thor

Critics are almost equally divided over Thor , the latest from superhero factory Marvel Entertainment. Joe Morgenstern's review in the Wall Street Journal is typical of those that scorn it. "Like Thor's hammer," he writes,...

Comcast Now Offers Vod From All Networks

Throw away the TV guide. If you're a Comcast subscriber, you'll be able to watch many network television shows any time you wish. Comcast said on Wednesday that it has become the first cable-TV provider...

Netflix -- First, The Good News

Netflix said Monday that while it mailed out fewer DVDs during the first quarter versus the same quarter last year, its profits rose a whopping 86 percent. Online streaming accounted for the growth, the company...

Movie Reviews Water For Elephants

Sara Gruen's novel Water for Elephants has managed to maintain a foothold on one New York Times best seller list or another for more than three years. Even now, the novel, set in a 1930s...

Movie Reviews Rio

Twentieth Century Fox's Rio is the latest animated family film contrived to appeal to "children of all ages" and pack 'em in at the box office. Reviews are mostly positive but restrained. Joe Neumaier in...

Catherine Zeta Jones Cared For By Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas has become a "carer" for Catherine Zeta-Jones, just months after being cleared of throat cancer. The 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' star has been "treating" his Welsh wife - who recently stayed in...

Michael Douglas Untroubled By Lawsuit

Michael Douglas is unconcerned that his ex-former wife has re-opened her lawsuit against him. Although a New York judge ruled last year that Diandra Luker - who divorced the 66-year-old actor in 2000, receiving a...

Douglas' Attorneys Criticise Ex-wife Over Wall Street 2 Cash Bid

Michael Douglas' lawyers blasted the "audacity" of the star's ex-wife in a New York court on Tuesday (12Apr11) as Diandra Douglas continued her quest to land 50 per cent of the actor's salary from the...

Couric Already Sidelined At 60 Minutes

Well before her $15-million-per-year contract with CBS neared its end, Katie Couric was already being marginalized by the news division -- limited to an average of fewer than five appearances per year on 60 Minutes...

Tiny Camera Going To The Movies?

A tiny camera that can take full high-definition video of a surfer when mounted to his surfboard or of a motorcyclist when mounted to his helmet is looking to Hollywood to make it a star....

Fox Broadening Its Latino Appeal

News Corp's Fox Networks Group plans to launch a new Spanish-language cable network, Nat Geo Mundo, in July and combine it with its two existing Spanish-language channels to form Fox Hispanic Media, a new division,...

Brooke Mueller Defends Her Parenting

Brooke Mueller insists she's a good mother.The former real estate agent - who is currently involved in a bitter custody battle with estranged husband Charlie Sheen over the welfare of their two-year-old twin sons Bob...

Damon Happy With Douglas' Gay Kiss

Matt Damon has no qualms about his gay kissing scenes with Michael Douglas for the upcoming Liberace biopic - he'll pretend he's smooching with the Wall Street star's wife Catherine Zeta-jones instead.Douglas has bounced back...

Time Warner Defends Its Ipad App

Time Warner Cable has rejected claims by some cable networks that it has no right to beam their programs to iPads located in subscribers' homes. In an interview with today's (Friday) Wall Street Journal ,...

Time Warner's Ipad App Too Successful

Response to Time Warner Cable's new iPad app, which allows TWC's subscribers access to 32 channels on their tablet devices, was so overwhelming when it debuted on Tuesday that the demand crashed the cable company's...

Movie Reviews Rango

The New York Times critic A.O. Scott makes the convincing point that -- the output of Pixar excepted -- animated features have become "overscaled, noisy genre pastiches crammed with yammering movie-star voice work, eye-straining action...

Michael Douglas Clashes With Photographer

Michael Douglas pushed a paparazzi photographer into the street after his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones was allegedly "punched" by the snapper.The actor leapt to the defence of his spouse on Thursday night (24.02.11) as they returned...

Wsj Search For New Mpaa Chief "Complicated"

The search for a new head of the Motion Picture Association of America has been complicated by the fact that the major studios are now controlled by conglomerates whose executives must also approve the selection,...

Martin Sheen Says Charlie's Addiction Is Like 'Cancer'

Martin Sheen says his son Charlie's battle with substance abuse is like having "cancer".The 'West Wing' star admits it has been painful to watch the 45-year-old actor - who is currently receiving home rehab treatment...

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