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BAD GRANDPA SHOOTS DOWN GRAVITY

October 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

After three weeks at the No. 1 spot at the box office, Gravity began its descent this weekend, brought down by Johnny Knoxville’s Bad Grandpa. Knoxville’s Jackass-with-a-storyline production kicked off with an estimated $32 million, while Gravity slipped to the runner-up position with $20.3 million, bringing its gross after four weekends to just under $200 […]

EX-NEWS CORP EXEC: SCANDAL COULD COST $1.6 BILLION

October 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If the British newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp had not had the resources of their parent corporation behind them, they would have been forced to shut down because of the legal costs associated with the telephone hacking and bribery scandal in which they have been embroiled, the former head of News International said […]

SINCLAIR BLASTS CLAIM IT IS TAKING OVER STATIONS WITHOUT A LICENSE

October 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Sinclair Broadcasting has slammed a report by the media watchdog Free Press claiming that the FCC ignores what it suggests is de facto media consolidation in which companies like Sinclair control stations that are not licensed to them. S. Derek Turner, author of the 44-page report, said that in some instances, “Stations in the same […]

SEAN HAYES SAYS NBC, NOT HIS SHOW, IS TO BE BLAME FOR LOW RATINGS

October 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Can Sean Saves the World be saved? Not according to most TV pundits who agree that the NBC show is currently on the verge of cancellation and almost certainly will not be back for a second season. But series star Sean Hayes maintains that the problems that it faces have nothing to do with the […]

WORLD SERIES GAME TWO: RATINGS UP FROM LAST YEAR

October 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for Game 2 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox nudged up a bit from last year’s record low of 12.3 million viewers to average 12.7 million. But the game, televised by Fox, was trounced in the first half hour by CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, which […]

BOX OFFICE PUNDITS: GRAVITY WILL FALL

October 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Johnny Knoxville’s prank-filled Bad Grandpa is likely to wrest Gravity out of its orbit as the No. 1 film in the movie universe this weekend. Tracking studies indicate that the low-budget film will likely wind up with around $25-30 million, although Paramount is predicting a debut of around $20 million. Pundits indicate that in its […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA

October 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, 42-year-old Johnny Knoxville plays an 86-year-old grandfather traveling across the country with his 8-year-old grandson played by Jackson Nicoll. So it’s not exactly another “Jackass” movie, since it does have something of a plot. But the Candid Camera-like set-ups (albeit usually far more gross than anything Alan Funt ever contrived) […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE COUNSELOR

October 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The movie may be directed by three-time Oscar nominee Ridley Scott, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy, and star Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, and Brad Pitt, but all that star power simply doesn’t gel in The Counselor, according to most reviewers, who genuinely seem surprised that it doesn’t. For example, […]

RATINGS RISE FOR START OF 2013 WORLD SERIES

October 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for Game One of the 2013 World Series were up sharply from last year, averaging 13.73 million viewers versus last year’s 12.7 million, despite a blowout victory by the Boston Red Sox. Unsurprisingly, the game peaked in the middle innings, with an average of 14.96 million watching between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. However, […]

CNN’S NEW DAY HAS ITS WORST DAY

October 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In what can only be viewed — charitably at that — as an embarrassment for Jeff Zucker, who made a name for himself as the producer of NBC’s Today show, his first major revamp as CNN chief, the morning show New Day recorded an average of only 37,000 viewers in the key 25-54 age group […]

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