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ESPN COMPARED WITH PATERNO FOLLOWING RELEASE OF INCRIMINATING TAPE

November 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ESPN said Monday that it sat on a 2002 taped telephone conversation between the wife of Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine and Bobby Davis, the young man who has accused Fine of molesting him, because it could not corroborate the charges. Fine was fired on Sunday after ESPN finally played the tape after […]

THANKSGIVING BOX OFFICE DOWN

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Moviegoers apparently didn’t get the message that they were supposed to lift the box office to a new Thanksgiving Day record over the weekend. To be sure, they turned out in force, but not in the numbers that pundits had forecast. As everyone had expected, the second week of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — […]

DISNEY: NO 99-CENT MOVIES ON YOUTUBE

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The Walt Disney Co. on Monday shot down speculation that it planned to offer new releases on YouTube for 99 cents, as some reports had indicated. Disney spokesperson Bridget Osterhaus emailed Home Media magazine a message saying that no films from Disney will be available for 99 cents, and YouTube spokesperson Chris Dale later confirmed […]

AUTHORITIES SHUT DOWN 150 COUNTERFEIT WEBSITES

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In their widest crackdown on online piracy to date, federal authorities on Monday shut down some 150 websites offering counterfeit goods, including DVDs. Among the sites that were closed were www.dvdshopdvd.com and www.dvdsetonline. Those two sites and the others now sport a notice headed by the seals of the Department of Justice, the National Intellectual […]

NY FILM CRITICS CIRCLE NAMES THE ARTIST BEST PICTURE

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The New York Film Critics Circle, the first major film group to announce its selections for best picture and performances each year, has given its top honor to The Artist, a black-and-white silent film. Its director, Michel Hazanavicius, was named best director. Meryl Streep received the best actress award for The Iron Lady, in which […]

MACY’S PARADE RISES AGAIN IN RATINGS

November 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The 85th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC drew the kind of ratings that primetime producers dream about. It was watched by 21.4 million viewers, off just 3 percent from the 22.1 million who tuned in a year ago. In fact, the parade drew nearly as many viewers as all of the networks combined […]

WHO HIRED PRIVATE EYE TO HACK INTO CELEBRITIES’ VOICEMAILS?

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Glenn Mulcaire, the private detective who is accused of hacking into the voicemails of hundreds, if not thousands, of celebrities, politicians, and others, has filed an appeal against a court ruling that he cannot rely on his self-incrimination privilege when he testifies in a civil lawsuit brought by two alleged victims. The plaintiffs, British comedian […]

A GOOD YEAR FOR HOOPS AFTER ALL?

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Some analysts are speculating that the deal to end the NBA lockout, if approved by owners and players, will likely see a surge of interest in the sport and rub off on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in the spring. AdWeek reported today (Monday) that CBS and Turner Sports, which jointly carry the March Madness […]

LACHLAN MURDOCH ACCUSED OF WITNESSING BRIBERY ATTEMPT

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In yet another scandal involving Rupert Murdoch and his sons, a former Australian senator has claimed that Lachlan Murdoch was present when an executive of News Ltd., News Corp’s Australian arm, offered an Australian legislator favorable coverage if the senator would vote against a digital television system that the company opposed. The allegations by the […]

ANIMATORS FOLLOW FLIGHT OF PENGUINS

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Presumably concluding that there will be no Happy Feet Three after HF2 apparently flopped at the box office, Australian animation house Dr. D. Studios has reportedly informed 600 of its 700 employees that they will be laid off early next month. But the Australian film industry website Inside Film (http://www. if.com.au) has indicated that other […]

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