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DID MSNBC DOCTOR NEWS CLIP?

January 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Conservative commentators on Wednesday were taking MSNBC to task for “selective editing” of a news clip in which the father of a Sandyhook shooting victim appeared to be heckled by a member of the audience. In the video, Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son Jesse was killed in the shooting, says, “I ask if there’s anybody […]

RATINGS FOR AMERICAN IDOL HOLD STEADY

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Ratings for Wednesday night’s edition of American Idol remained virtually flat with last week, with an average of some 15.6 million viewers tuning in. Once again, CBS and ABC aired mostly repeats, although the CBS special, Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials was the second-highest-rated show of the night, with 9.9 million viewers tuning in at 8:00 […]

ARAB-AMERICAN GROUPS PROTEST COKE’S SUPER BOWL AD

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Arab-Americans are not likely to be giving Coca-Cola their votes for best Super Bowl commercial during Sunday’s game. Virtually every significant Arab-American group has criticized the spot, which was released in advance on the Internet. It shows an Arab walking alongside his camel in the desert and being passed by a group of cowboys, Las […]

49ERS PLAYER: “NO GAY PEOPLE ON THE TEAM”

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San Francisco may be something of a mecca for openly gay men and woman, who have flocked to a city where they have found acceptance and opportunity. But if the comments of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is any indication, they are not likely to find such perspective on their NFC championship team. Interviewed […]

VIACOM’S EARNINGS PLUNGE

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In a way, Viacom’s fourth-quarter results, filed today (Thursday), resembled the box-office results last weekend for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, produced by the company’s Paramount Studios. The movie opened in first place with nearly $20 million — but analysts were quick to point out that the film cost $50 million to produce and that […]

CENSORED CLOUD ATLAS LIKELY TO DEBUT AT NO. 1 IN CHINA

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Despite the fact that 39 minutes of it have been deleted by Chinese censors and that the filmmakers have been criticized for casting Caucasian actors in Asian roles, Cloud Atlas is expected to replace Skyfall at the top of the Chinese box office this weekend, according to the state-run website China.org.cn, which cited online polls. […]

BAN ON INDIAN FILM MAY BE LIFTED

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Following protests by a host of Bollywood filmmakers, an Indian court is expected to lift a ban on Kamal Hassan’s Vishwaroopam, The state government of Tamil Nadu had imposed the ban after threats of violence by some Muslim groups who found the film offensive. The Times of India today (Thursday) quoted Tamil Nadu chief minister […]

NETFLIX: STREAMING TO OVERTAKE MAIL SERVICE THIS YEAR

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While continuing to trumpet its subscription video-on-demand streaming service — and invest billions in content deals for it — Netflix indicated on Tuesday that its movies-by-mail service has continued to account for its principal source of profit. At least, until now. As reported by Home Media magazine, in an SEC filing on Tuesday, the mail […]

STREISAND TO SING AT OSCARS AGAIN

January 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

“In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music, how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand?” That remark from this year’s Oscars producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron was included in a news release today (Wednesday) announcing that Streisand will perform at the Academy Awards ceremony for the first time since […]

AMERICAN IDOL: DOWN, BUT STILL AT THE TOP

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American Idol returned to the top of the Nielsen ratings list last week, but with lower ratings than at any time since 2002. While some TV columnists had speculated that the fireworks between judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey would boost the show’s flagging ratings, the opposite appears to be the case, with hundreds — […]

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