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LEVESON REPORT ON BRITISH MEDIA ETHICS RELEASED

November 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Judge Brian Leveson, who headed a parliamentary committee that held nine months of hearings into British journalistic ethics in the wake of the News of the World telephone-hacking scandal, recommended today (Thursday) that the British press appoint a committee to regulate its members. Leveson said that government should not threaten a free press but that […]

BLACK FRIDAY LIFTS HOME VIDEO SALES — BIG TIME

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The Thanksgiving holiday not only produced record ticket sales at the box office, but it also produced home video sales that may have exceeded that record. While studios do not disclose the amount of revenue that DVDs and Blu-ray Discs bring in, one unidentified studio told Home Media magazine that it sold 6 million catalog […]

STUDY: CHINA TO BE A BIGGER MOVIE MARKET THAN U.S. IN SEVEN YEARS

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Within seven years, China will eclipse the United States in box office revenue, according to a study by the accounting firm Ernst & Young reported in today’s (Thursday) Los Angeles Times. Already the world’s No. 2 market for motion pictures, China’s domestic media and entertainment industry is expected to grow at an average 17 percent […]

U.K. STUDENT CHARGED WITH PIRACY WINS FIGHT AGAINST EXTRADITION

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Although it’s still an open question of whether a non-U.S. citizen, who has never visited America, can nevertheless be extradited to the U.S. to face trial for an alleged crime committed over the Internet, a British university student has won his fight against extradition. From his dorm room at Sheffield Hallam University, Richard O’Dwyer had […]

HUGH GRANT ARRIVES FOR REPORT ON PHONE HACKING, PRESS ETHICS

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Hugh Grant, one of the telephone-hacking victims of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid newspapers in the U.K., was among the first to arrive at a London conference center where the report by the Leveson committee on media ethics and responsibility is due to be issued momentarily. Also in attendance: British satirist Tiernan Douieb, who tweeted: “Hugh Grant […]

WHAT’S IN THE WATER AT TWO AND A HALF MEN?

November 28, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

How is it that two stars of the same hit television show each wound up attempting to commit career suicide? On Tuesday one of the men, Charlie Sheen, offered this assessment of the video showing Angus T. Jones (the other man, or “half” a man) calling Two and a Half Men ungodly “filth” and urging […]

FOOTBALL DRIVES WEEK’S RATINGS

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The top five of Nielsen’s list of the top ten television shows for last week among the 18-49 age group all belonged to football — either the games themselves or pregame commentaries and discussions. Heading the list, as usual, was NBC’s Sunday Night Football. It was also the No. 1 show among total adult viewers […]

NCIS OUTDRAWS SEASON FINALE OF DANCING WITH THE STARS

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It may have been up against the season finale of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, but CBS’s NCIS was easily the top-rated show of the night on Tuesday, capturing a whopping 19.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen Research The ABC dance contest came in second with an average of 16.6 million viewers over two hours, […]

REPORT: ZUCKER CHOSEN TO LEAD CNN

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Rumors that former NBC chief Jeff Zucker will become the new leader of CNN Worldwide reached a crescendo on Tuesday after the New York Times quoted several news executives close to Zucker as saying that his appointment by the cable news network is already a done deal and that an official announcement will be coming […]

THE HOBBIT‘S EXPECTED JOURNEY TO ITS PREMIERE ENDS

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For one night, Wellington, New Zealand doffed its disguise as Middle Earth and adopted a new one as Hollywood, as it hosted the red-carpet premiere of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Thousands of fans — some of whom had camped out during the night — turned out in summery weather to applaud the […]

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