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DID NBC REJECT CRITICAL STORY ABOUT ITS CO-OWNER?

March 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC News is being taken to task for failing to mention on its nightly newscast the disclosure that General Electric, which earned $14.2 billion in worldwide profits last year ($5.1 million in the U.S.), paid nothing in federal taxes. Late-night talk-show host Jon Stewart was all over the omission earlier this week, and the Washington […]

REELZCHANNEL REFUSES TO RUN ONLINE DATING AD DURING THE KENNEDYS

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An online dating service whose slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair” attempted to purchase ads on the premiere episode of The Kennedys next week but was turned away by the channel carrying it, the New York Post reported today (Thursday). In an interview with the newspaper’s “Page Six” column, ReelzChannel CEO Stan Hubbard […]

AHNULD WILL BE BAHCK AS THE GOVERNATOR

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Former Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will return to the screen in an animated TV series he is developing with Stan Lee, who co-created such classic Marvel comic-book characters as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and the Incredible Hulk. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Schwarzenegger said he and Lee are developing an animated TV […]

MURDOCH’S U.K. NEWS CHIEF ASKED TO REVEAL PAYMENTS TO POLICE BY REPORTERS

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The head of News International, the British news division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, has been officially asked to disclose details of alleged payments made by the company’s newspapers to British police officers. The request, by Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Committee, came after John Yates, acting deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan […]

KATZENBERG: COMPUTERS ABOUT TO TRANSFORM ANIMATION

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DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg said Wednesday that new advances in computer technology will vastly speed up the intricate and tedious process of animation, making it possible for “our artists to see their work in real time.” Appearing at a convention of the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) in Las Vegas, Katzenberg said that […]

CAMERON TO ADAPT SHOWSCAN PROCESS FOR AVATAR SEQUELS

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James Cameron appeared to be forecasting Wednesday that Douglas Trumbull’s widescreen Showscan Process will at last be accepted by Hollywood — in digital form. While he made no mention of Trumbull in an appearance before the National Association of Theater Owners convention in Las Vegas, Cameron indicated that he plans to film his upcoming Avatar […]

NY COURT TOSSES OUT ICAHN’S LAWSUIT AGAINS LIONS GATE

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Agreeing with a decision by a British Columbia court, the New York State Supreme Court has tossed out a lawsuit brought against Lions Gate Entertainment by dissident investor Carl Icahn. Icahn had sought to overturn a debt-for-equity swap by the company that had reduced his holdings in Lions Gate to 32.8 percent from 38 percent.In […]

YOGI BEAR DEBUTS ON DVD AT NO. 1

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Warner Bros.’ Yogi Bear was the top-selling DVD last week, edging out Sony Pictures’ The Tourist, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. Although the sales chart does not disclosed actual dollar sales, it did indicate that The Tourist moved 94 percent as many units as Yogi Bear. It also […]

BIEBER TO MAKE MOVIE DEBUT AS AN ACTOR — WITH ASHTON KUTCHER

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Justin Bieber is being paired with Ashton Kutcher to star in a “buddy comedy” from Sony Films about “a relationship between a 17-year-old and his thirtysomething self, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), citing a person who was briefed on the project. Surprisingly for a movie featuring the squeaky-clean Bieber in his first acting […]

CBS AND FOX EACH CLAIM #1 FINISHES

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CBS and Fox split ratings honors last week, with CBS leading among total adults and Fox among viewers 18-49. But ABC also claimed boasting rights as its Monday-night edition of Dancing with the Stars turned out to be the the highest-rated show of the week. In a ratings anomaly, however, it was not the most-watched […]

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