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MOVIE REVIEWS: “LOVE RANCH”

June 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Love Ranch is based on the real-life story of the folks who in 1967 opened the Mustang Ranch in Nevada, that state’s first legal brothel. It stars Helen Mirren as the ranch’s madam — and she gets far better critical notices than the movie itself. Stephen Holden in the New York Times remarks that Mirren […]

“AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” WINS ANOTHER ROUND

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NBC’s America’s Got Talent once again nabbed the top two positions on Nielsen’s ratings list for last week, but overall, CBS remained in the lead, placing seven shows in the top ten, all of them scripted (except for 60 Minutes) and all of them repeats. It didn’t make the top ten, but CBS’s coverage of […]

THE (LIVE) KING IS DEAD; LONG LIVE THE (TAPED) KING

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After weeks of rumors that he was about to end his CNN show because of plunging ratings and internal strife at the cable news network, Larry King posted this message on his Twitter account late today (Tuesday): “Announcing tonight: I’m ending my nightly show this fall but continuing at CNN.” He then broke the news […]

HULU CONFIRMS PLANS TO LAUNCH PAY-TV ONLINE SERVICE

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As expected, Hulu, the very-distant No. 2 video website behind YouTube, announced on Tuesday that it plans to launch a $10-per-month subscription service that will stream hundreds of TV episodes and movies to its customers. Hulu was launched three years ago by a group of media companies as a hedge against the Internet’s growing challenge […]

AL-JAZEERA ENGLISH TO DOUBLE ITS U.K. AUDIENCE

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Al-Jazeera English, the Qatar-based satellite news channel that has struggled to find cable outlets in the West willing to carry it, scored a coup on Tuesday when the U.K. cable service Freeview agreed to add it to its lineup beginning on Thursday, July 1. The deal adds ten million homes to the Arab news channel’s […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE”

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is not so much of a pain in the neck to most critics as the first two installments of the theatrical series were, but, for the most part, their reviews nevertheless display a hopeless disconnect between them and the movies’ fans. A.O. Scott in the New York Times, while allowing that […]

STUDIOS EXPECTING FABULOUS FOURTH

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The Fourth of July weekend is likely to produce — by far — the biggest box-office grosses of the year. Summit Entertainment launched the third installment of its Twilight franchise at midnight last night (Tuesday/Wednesday), amid expectations that it will sell $150-million worth of tickets by Monday. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse collected $30 million, the […]

LARRY KING CONFIRMS HE’LL END HIS CNN SHOW

June 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After weeks of rumors that he was about to end his CNN show because of plunging ratings and internal strife at the cable news network, Larry King posted this message on his Twitter account late today (Tuesday): “Announcing tonight: I’m ending my nightly show this fall but continuing at CNN.” A short time later, at […]

HULU — INSTEAD OF CABLE?

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Hulu, the second-most-popular video website, is preparing to offer itself up as a cheap ($10.00 per month) alternative to cable TV as early as this week, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Tuesday), citing people with knowledge of the matter. The service, called Hulu Plus, is expected to broaden the content that Internet users can […]

“BIG BROTHER” WATCHING EVERYWHERE

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CBS said on Monday that it will launch its summer hit series Big Brother across four platforms — broadcast TV, online, mobile, and cable — beginning Thursday, July 8. In addition to the CBS Television network, content will be made available online via the CBS Audience Network, which will allow “distribution partners” to incorporate clips […]

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