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MURDOCH’S NEWS CORP HAS NOW SPLIT IN TWO

June 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

This is the day (Friday) that News Corp officially splits in two — with its entertainment assets, including its 20th Century Fox studio and Fox Television Network, being grouped under the brand name 21st Century Fox and its newspaper and publishing assets, including the Times of London, the tabloid London Sun, and the New York […]

PAULA DEEN HELPS GIVE TODAY ITS FIRST WIN SINCE NOV. 2012<

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Paula Deen may have lost her own television show and most of her endorsement deals, but she was a big hit for NBC’s Today show, which finally topped ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday when she was interviewed by Matt Lauer. The show averaged 4.8 million viewers, slightly ahead of the 4.6 million who tuned […]

CHICK-FIL-A QUASHES CATHY’S LATEST TWEET ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE

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In an apparent effort to avoid the kind of controversy that erupted last year over remarks opposing gay marriage by Chick-fil-A President/COO Dan Cathy, the restaurant company quickly deleted Cathy’s tweet on Thursday about the Supreme Court’s decision overturning DOMA — but not before it was picked up by cable news channels, wire services and […]

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE RETURNS TO MORMON-OWNED TV STATION

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For the first time in 18 years, Salt Lake City TV station KSL, which is owned by Bonneville Broadcasting, a unit of the Mormon church, has decided to allow NBC’s Saturday Night Live to return to its airwaves next season. In a headline, the Salt Lake Tribune called the decision a “shocker” and reported, “Even […]

MONSTERS U LIKELY TO RETURN AT HEAD OF THE CLASS

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School may be out for summer vacation in most parts of the country, but kids will be heading back to university this weekend — Monsters University, that is. With a second-week gross of around $45-50 million, the Disney/Pixar animated feature is expected to easily hold off challenges from White House Down and The Heat. The […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE HEAT

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The reviews of The Heat focus mostly on the two stars, Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. The two play police officers — one uptight and conservative and the other, well, she’s played by McCarthy. “Bullock can do a double-takes better than any actress working today,” writes Lou Lumenick in the New York Post, “and boy, […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: WHITE HOUSE DOWN

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Roland Emmerich’s movies are the kind that are usually described as “critic proof,” the kind that pull in big audiences looking for action, explosions and more action to go along with their popcorn, rather than a canny and crafted plot. White House Down is no exception. It’s presented as a kind of action comedy, but […]

NEW YORK POST VS. SCOTT PELLEY

June 27, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

The New York Post‘s “Page Six” column has stepped up its feud with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley. Referring to him as “Poison Pelley,” the column, citing an unnamed source, claimed that the anchor is seeking to have exec producer Patricia Shevlin replaced by someone who can lift the newscast out of third place […]

PAULA DEEN FIGHTS BACK

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Celebrity Chef Paula Deen finally made her appearance on NBC’s Today show on Wednesday after becoming a no-show last week when the scandal surrounding her admitted use of the N-word first broke. She told host Matt Lauer that she did so because “I was just overwhelmed. I was in a state of shock.” She maintained […]

CANCELED SOAPS TO RECEIVE TEST-RUN ON OPRAH*S CHANNEL

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All My Children and One Life to Live will be given another life to live on television again following a deal between the two soap operas’ producers, Prospect Park, and the Oprah Winfrey channel OWN. They will continue to be available in streaming packages online, but, beginning on July 15, they will also be given […]

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