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L.A. CLIPPERS ARE SOLD FOR $2 BILLION

May 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In a deal that, if approved, would seem to defy all business wisdom, former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, Shelly Sterling, wife of embattled team owner Donald Sterling, said on Thursday. Ballmer reportedly beat out a $1.6-billion bid from entertainment mogul David Geffen, Oprah Winfrey […]

AFTER HIS WORST SEASON, KEVIN REILLY QUITS FOX TV

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Just three weeks after he unveiled Fox TV’s fall schedule during the network’s upfront presentation to advertisers, Kevin Reilly has resigned as chairman of entertainment for the slumping network. In an interview with today’s (Thursday) Los Angeles Times, Reilly said his heart was no longer in the job. “I’ve been doing this for 11 years, […]

HILLARY CLINTON TO APPEAR ON FOX NEWS

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Hillary Clinton has agreed to take a trip into the lions’ den next month for an interview on Fox News with Greta Van Susteren and Bret Baier. According to a network announcement, the interview, scheduled to air on June 17, will begin with Baier’s Special Report and conclude on Van Susteren’s On the Record. It […]

MALEFICENT TO CAST SPELL ON BOX OFFICE

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The box office is likely to be bewitched by Angelina Jolie in the title role of Maleficent this weekend, box office pundits are predicting. The PG-rated film from Disney, they say, is likely to conjure up $50-70 million domestically and easily overtake last week’s leader, X-Men: Days of Future Past and the new Seth MacFarlane […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: MALEFICENT

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Two things that the critics all agree on about Disney’s Maleficent: 1. It is visually arresting. 2. Angelina Jolie is terrific in the title role. Actually, it’s only No. 2 that really matters. No one buys a movie ticket to see the scenery. Even some of the most negative reviewers are applauding Jolie’s performance. “Except […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST

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The overwhelming number of movie critics have surrounded A Million Ways to Die in the West, their guns blazing, not to mention their saddles. “This movie feels like it has a million jokes, and every single one arrives with a lethal thud,” writes Steven Rea in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Similarly, Michael O’Sullivan comments in the […]

RATINGS: NBC FIRST, CBS LAST

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The weekly Nielsen ratings list was turned on its ear last week as CBS, the usual first-place champ, dropped to last place among viewers 18-49 and third place among total viewers. NBC took over the lead among total households and among viewers 18-49. To be sure, CBS was mostly in summer rerun mode. Its only […]

APPLE PLACES $3-BILLION BET ON BEATS

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And the Beats go on — onto Apple, that is. The Cupertino, CA computer giant confirmed on Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire headphone maker Beats Electronics and its digital music unit Beats Music for $3 billion and that founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple in an unspecified senior capacity. Earlier […]

RATINGS: NBC FIRST, CBS LAST

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The weekly Nielsen ratings list was turned on its ear last week as CBS, the usual first-place champ, dropped to last place among viewers 18-49 and third place among total viewers. NBC took over the lead among total households and among viewers 18-49. To be sure, CBS was mostly in summer rerun mode. Its only […]

THE TOP TEN SHOWS: WEEK OF MAY 19-25

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The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research: 1. Dancing with the Stars (Monday), ABC, 10.1/16; 2. Dancing with the Stars (Tuesday), ABC, 9.7/16; 3. Dancing with the Stars: Road to the Finals, ABC, 7.6/13; 4. The Voice (Monday), NBC, 7.0/11; 5. The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 6.9/11; 6. Modern Family, ABC, 6.5/11; […]

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