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PIERS MORGAN GOES ON THE ATTACK

July 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Piers Morgan took to Twitter on Wednesday to denounce those who have accused him of authorizing telephone hacking and using other illegal methods to obtain stories while he was editor of London’s News of the World and the Daily Mail. Calling his critics “liars, druggie ex-bankrupts, and con-men,” Morgan maintained in a statement, “I have […]

PARENTS GROUP GOES BUGS OVER BUNNIES

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The Parents Television Council, which has spearheaded the battle against what it regards as indecent content on broadcast television, is stepping up its attack on the upcoming NBC drama, The Playboy Club. While the series presumably contains no nudity, it does contain plenty of cleavage, promos indicate, as well as double entendres and shots of […]

WILL CORD-CUTTING HELP ISP’S?

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It may very well turn out that cord cutting — the decision by some cable-TV customers to drop their subscriptions and access the Internet for their favorite programs instead — may turn out to benefit cable companies rather than harm them, as has been feared. At least that’s an inference that can be drawn from […]

IS SHARPTON’S MSNBC SHOW A PAY-BACK?

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Veteran investigative journalist Wayne Barrett, now with TheDailyBeast.com, has implied that the Rev. Al Sharpton is being rewarded with his own show on MSNBC for signing a “pivotal agreement” backing Comcast’s takeover of NBC and its affiliated properties. Barrett observed that while Sharpton frequently contributes soundbites principally to Fox News, his three prior talks shows […]

CLOONEY FILM TO OPEN VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

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George Clooney’s political thriller The Ides of March has been selected to open the Venice Film Festival on Aug. 31, organizers said today (Thursday). Clooney directed the film and stars in it with Ryan Gosling. Some 22 films will be presented in competition, including Roman Polanski’s Carnage, starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and […]

SUNDANCE FILMMAKERS TO GET HELP FROM INSTITUTE

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Hoping to provide a wider release for the films that are screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance Institute on Wednesday unveiled a new program that will help filmmakers sell and/or rent their movies via the major video websites, including iTunes, YouTube, Hulu, Amazon.com and its own SundanceNow. Sundance will act as the agent […]

IMAX’S NOT-SO-BIG QUARTER

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For weeks, IMAX has been touting its record-breaking results from summer releases of such films as Disney’s Cars 2, Paramount’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. It now turns out that it will need those results, which will mostly show up in the third quarter, to offset […]

MPA WINS BIG VICTORY OVER U.K. PIRATES

July 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In a landmark decision, a British judge has ruled that BT, the U.K.’s largest Internet service provider, must block a file-sharing website that offers pirated movies. The ruling had been sought by the MPA, the international arm of the Motion Picture Association of America. In it, Justice Richard Arnold said that BT has been aware […]

HULU INTRODUCES NEW RESTRICTIONS

July 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Viewers who have cut the cord to traditional cable and satellite services hoping to watch most of their favorite shows on the video website Hulu the next day will be out of luck starting August 15, at least where Fox TV shows are concerned. That’s when the network says it will begin limiting next-day streaming […]

FOX FIRST AMONG YOUNG VIEWERS, LAST AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS

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Fox’s highest-rated show among total adults last week was the Wednesday edition of So You Think You Can Dance, which came in at No. 23 in the overall weekly ratings. Nevertheless, among the key demographic group of adults 18-49, Fox was the top-rated network for the week, followed by CBS, which attracted far more overall […]

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