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THE WALKING DEAD SEASON FINALE: THE REVIEWS (Updated with Ratings)

March 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATE: The fourth season finale of The Walking Dead Sunday night drew 15.7 million viewers. While some analysts had expected the show to set a ratings record for a scripted cable show, the audience actually fell short of the 16.1 million who tuned in for Season Four’s premiere in October. EARLIER: Ratings for the fourth […]

UNABLE TO AGREE ON A NEW DEAL, JOSH ELLIOTT OF GMA JUMPS TO NBC

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Josh Elliott of ABC’s Good Morning America is jumping ship and heading for NBC, where he will be joining the network’s sports division. ABC News President Ben Sherwood announced Elliott’s departure in a memo to staff on Sunday, saying, “As many of you know, we have been negotiating with Josh these past several months, … […]

GAY WEDDING PERFORMED AS A MUSICAL FOR BRITAIN’S CHANNEL 4

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Marking the day that gay marriage became legal in England and Wales, Britain’s Channel 4 on Saturday taped Our Gay Wedding: The Musical, an actual gay wedding produced as a musical written and performed by the two grooms, Benjamin Till and Nathan Taylor. Till has written musicals that have been performed in London’s West End […]

CAPTAIN AMERICA SEQUEL VICTORIOUS ABROAD

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Overseas, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, starring Chris Evans, stormed the box office with an amazing $75.2 million, catching Noah in its wake. Noah’s international haul was $33.6 million. As auspicious a start as that may seem, it was nevertheless $5 million behind last year’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which debuted with more than $80 million. […]

ORSON WELLES’S DAUGHTER WON’T DONATE MEMORABILIA TO MUSEUM

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Nearly 30 years after Orson Welles’s death, his youngest daughter is keeping his reputation as a maverick alive by selling off at auction more than 70 items of his personal possessions, including a personal movie camera, scripts and photos from the set of Citizen Kane. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Beatrice Welles said […]

NOAH SETS SAIL WITH $44 MILLION

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That ark had some launch over the weekend — Noah‘s, that is. Exceeding all expectations, the Darren Aronofsky epic opened with a gusty $44 million, a testament to strong story-telling, performances and marketing. It defied a backlash by conservative Christians who angrily damned the film for presenting a revisionist version of the biblical tale that […]

REPORT: AMAZON TO LAUNCH NEW TV NETWORK — ON THE WEB

March 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Amazon is considering launching what in effect would be a new television network via the Internet — an advertising-supported array of original and licensed programs that would be available via streaming technology. The Wall Street Journal reports that the proposed service could launch in the coming months, although its sources cautioned that Amazon could delay […]

FACEBOOK’S ZUCKERBERG WANTS TO COVER THE WORLD WITH FREE WIFI

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to his own Facebook page on Thursday to describe plans in the works for Facebook’s Connectivity Lab, which, he said, will be building “drones, satellites and lasers to deliver the Internet to everyone.” Although previous efforts to deliver the Internet via satellite have proved frustrating — it simply takes too […]

RATINGS PLUNGE FOR DUCK DYNASTY

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The brouhaha over Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson’s comments about gay men did not encourage viewers to tune in to the A&E show to see what all the fuss was about. In fact, according to Nielsen, it did just the opposite. The season finale on Wednesday night drew six million viewers, down from 8.4 million […]

CABLE’S CHARTER WANTS TO BREAK UP COMCAST–TWC MERGER

March 28, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Charter Communications, which once tried to buy Time Warner Cable itself, is now urging TWC shareholders to reject the proposed merger with Comcast. In an FTC filing, Charter also appears likely to urge regulators not to approve the Comcast deal. (Even if it is approved, Comcast has indicated that it will sell off systems in […]

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