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EX-NEWS CORP LAWYER ARRESTED IN HACKING SCANDAL

August 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In a surprising development, Scotland Yard has arrested Tom Crone, the former legal adviser to News International, on suspicion of telephone hacking. In 2010, Crone and Colin Myler, the editor of the now defunct News of the World, testified that they had informed News International CEO James Murdoch that there was evidence that telephone hacking […]

ANOTHER MEANING FOR THE “RED PLANET?”

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One week after NASA announced that the area on Mars where the Curiosity rover set down will be “forever known as Bradbury Landing,” in honor of the late science-fiction author Ray Bradbury, it was revealed that the FBI had conducted numerous investigations of Bradbury in an unsuccessful effort to determine whether he was secretly a […]

YOU, TOO, CAN BE SEEN IN TITANIC

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Talk about putting the audience into the picture! Paramount Home Media on Wednesday launched a new promotion in connection with the September 10th release of the Blu-ray 2D and 3D versions of Titanic that will allow fans to upload via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TitanicMovie) an image of themselves that will be inserted into one of the three […]

DVD BUYERS’ HUNGER FOR THE HUNGER GAMES ISN’T SATED YET

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For the second week in a row, Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games dominated DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales. It also topped the list among rentals, suggesting that the 28-day-delay that several other studios adopt for home video releases may not be so effective as previously believed. Another Lionsgate release, Freelancers, which was supposed to have had […]

ISAAC DAMPENS GOP FESTIVITIES IN TAMPA

August 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As many Republicans no doubt feared, Isaac drew attention away from Mitt Romney on the day he was officially declared the party’s candidate for president in 2012. On cable news coverage during the day, in particular, it was the gathering hurricane that produced the drama, while the goings on in Tampa, mostly devoted to procedural […]

TV ANCHORS RELUCTANTLY STAR IN POLITICAL ADS

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Unlike previous years when political ads for presidential candidates focused on creating a positive image, generally presenting the candidates with family members, the majority of ads from both the Romney and Obama camp during the current campaign have been attack ads featuring footage from network news shows often including the images of familiar anchors, according […]

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS BACK AT NO. 1

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It was only a pre-season contest between the Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets, but it returned NBC’s Sunday Night Football to the top spot on the Nielsen ratings list for last week. NBC nabbed two other spots on the top ten, the Tuesday performance edition of America’s Got Talent, which came in at […]

KIMMEL ON LENO: “F*** HIM!”

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The late-night wars may become more heated in January when ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel goes head-to-head against NBC’s Jay Leno at 11:35 p.m. nightly. Interviewed by the New York Times‘s media writer Bill Carter at a public forum in New York Monday night, Kimmel said that the proudest moment of his career came when he appeared […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: LAWLESS

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It’s hard to remember a movie that received such divergent reviews as Australian director John Hillcoat’s Lawless, which opens today (Wednesday). That’s how it was at Cannes, when it was screened in competition last May, drawing boos and applause during the closing credits. The film, adapted by rock musician Nick Cave and starring Shia LaBeouf, […]

BATMAN AND SPIDEY SQUARE OFF IN CHINA

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Following a nearly two-month period in which only locally produced movies were allowed to be shown in China, Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man and Warner Bros’ The Dark Knight Rises made their debut in the country, going head to head. The results were unimpressive. The Amazing Spider-Man grossed $5.46 million while the Dark Knight Rises took […]

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