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ROSIE SEES RED AFTER WHOOPI CUTS HER OFF

September 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite persistent reports that Rosie O’Donnell was unhappy over not being offered the moderator’s post when she returned to ABC’s The View this month, she put on a show of harmony when producers decided to keep Whoopi Goldberg in that seat. But relations between O’Donnell and Goldberg may be deteriorating rapidly. The London Daily Mail […]

NOW: PRODUCT PLACEMENTS IN TV SHOWS AFTER THEY’RE FINISHED

September 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

With TV viewers increasingly hitting the fast-forward button on their DVR remotes when commercials appear, the U.K. based MirriAd, has come up with a technology that allows product placement to be digitally introduced into TV shows after they have already been completed. What’s more the same product placement scene featuring a brand in one country […]

DENZEL REMAINS A RELIABLE HITMAKER

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Sony’s early decision back in February to sign Denzel Washington to star in a sequel to The Equalizer appeared farsighted on Monday when final figures indicated that the movie grossed $34.1 million. Washington is one of the few consistent hitmakers who has never previously starred in a sequel. The Equalizer, which drew only so-so reviews […]

FINAL FIGURES: THE TOP TEN FILMS WEEKEND OF 9/26-9/28

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The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. The Equalizer, Sony, $34,137,828, (New); 2 The Maze Runner, 20th Century Fox, $17,437,020, 2 Wks., ($57,955,347); 3. The Boxtrolls, Focus Features, $17,275,239, (New); 4. This Is Where I Leave You, […]

FILM TO BE RELEASED SAME TIME ON VIDEO AND IMAX

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In a deal likely to spark anger among theater owners, the Weinstein Company has agreed to release its upcoming sequel to Ang Lee’s martial arts classic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, on Netflix and in a number of IMAX theaters simultaneously. It will mark the first time that a new movie will be released on Netflix […]

BILLY ELLIOT — LIVE TOPS U.K. THEATRICAL CHARTS

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The No. 1 film in British movie theaters on Sunday was not The Equalizer (although the movie did finish No 1 in the U.K. on Friday and Saturday). It wasn’t even a movie. It was instead Universal’s live telecast from the Victoria Palace Theater in London’s West End of Billy Elliot the Musical – Live, […]

NO SOFTBANK/DREAMWORKS ANIMATION DEAL?

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That deal in which Japan’s media giant SoftBank was to take over DreamWorks Animation at a reported cost of $3.4 billion has apparently fallen apart. Reports late Monday said that SoftBank had decided to switch its attention to Thomas Tull’s Legendary Pictures. However, the reports indicated that once the deal is completed SoftBank would not […]

NFL TELECASTS DOMINATE SUNDAY — AGAIN

September 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings for Sunday Night Football climbed this week. Overnight figures put the NBC telecast well out in front of everything else on TV as it scored with just under 20 million viewers (19.85 million) for the New Orleans Saints/Dallas Cowboys matchup. Earlier in the evening the final quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles/San Francisco 49ers gamer […]

COLLEGE FOOTBALL TELECASTS SINK

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Despite two college football games on the primetime broadcast schedule Saturday night, overall ratings of the night looked pretty much the same as they did before the football season began. ABC averaged 3.86 million viewers for the game between Notre Dame and Syracuse, while Fox pulled in an average of just 1.59 million for its […]

COMCAST CABLE VOWS TO REFORM

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With the voices of Comcast Cable subscribers rising in near revolt over the company’s notoriously slow installation and repair services and intimidating phone representatives, the company said on Friday that it is making changes in its executive ranks, including giving a veteran Comcast exec, Charlie Herrin, the title of senior vice president for customer experience. […]

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