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REPORT: AMID TURMOIL E! ENTERTAINMENT TV PRESIDENT TO DEPART

July 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

After numerous failed new series and complaints from employees about her management style, E! Entertainment Television President Suzanne Kolb is being kicked out, industry blogger Nikki Finke reported on Monday. Finke, who called Kolb "an unmitigated disaster atop the pop culture channel," noted that the channel’s ratings are down 20 percent from 2013 (when they […]

DVR VIEWERS BOOST RATINGS FOR CBS’S NEW SUMMER SERIES

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After seeing ratings for its summer series Extant sink by a third for its second episode — to 6.5 million viewers from 9.6 million viewers in its debut — CBS is moving the sci-fi drama to a later timeslot in hopes of boosting its audience. The network said that it will air the drama at […]

TWO FILMS OPEN BIG, BUT BOX OFFICE SLIDE CONTINUES

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Despite the fact that the two newest films, Lucy and Hercules, opened well above analysts’ forecasts, the overall box office was down more than 13 percent from the same weekend a year ago, when 20th Century Fox’s The Wolverine opened with $53.1 million. The summer box office remains down 20 percent from a year ago […]

FINAL FIGURES FOR THE TOP TEN FILMS FOR WEEKEND OF JULY 25-27

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The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Rentrak (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Lucy, Universal, $43,899,340, (New); 2. Hercules, MGM/Paramount, $29,800,263, (New); 3. Dawn of The Planet of the Apes, 20th Century Fox, $16,767,260, 3 Wks. ($172,455,888); 4. The Purge: Anarchy, Universal, $10,482,760, 2 Wks. […]

CHINESE CELEBRITY BLOGGER HAS HIT MOVIE

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Han Han, who has been named one of the most influential figures in China because of his personal blog that often attracts as many as 300 million hits, can chalk up another success — as the writer-director of The Continent (Hou Hui Wu Qi), which brought in $47 million at the Chinese box office over […]

THE VIEW BEGINS SEARCH FOR REPLACEMENTS

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ABC’s syndicated morning show The View will begin doing on-air auditions today (Monday) to find replacements for Jenny McCarthy, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. The show’s producers have already added Rosie O’Donnell. But, reports indicate, now comes the hard part: finding someone who can work effectively with O’Donnell. Today’s New York Daily News, citing unnamed […]

STUDY REVEALS HOW MUCH REVENUE MOVIES PRODUCE FOR TV ABROAD

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Shedding some light onto the value of movies to overseas broadcasters, a study by data research company Attentional for the British Film Institute has revealed that that 59,542 broadcasts of movies in the U.K. in 2013 brought in an estimated $2.7 billion. The study, reported in today’s (Monday) edition of the British trade publication Screen […]

BRITISH TV HOST CENSURED AGAIN FOR RACIAL REMARK

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British TV personality Jeremy Clarkson, host of the automobile-centric Top Gear series, has been taken to task, along with the BBC, for "deliberately" using a racist term during a special on Burma (also known as Myanmar) in March. As part of the program, Clarkson and co-hosts Richard Hammon and James May were challenged to build […]

ONE DIRECTION MEMBER TWEETS SUPPORT FOR PALESTINE

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Zayn Malik, a member of the British boy band One Direction, has set off a firestorm by sharing the #FreePalestine hashtag to his 13 million followers, the London Daily Mail reported today (Monday). On the one hand, the newspaper said, Malik, a Muslim, has been deluged with outraged complaints, including death threats, from his Israeli […]

DAWN KICKS UP $54.4 MILLION ABROAD

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes remained at the top of the overseas box office this weekend with a whopping $54.4 million in its third weekend, raising its international total to $183 million, with several key markets yet to be accounted for. (It opens next weekend in France and Italy, among other markets.) Its […]

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