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‘American Idol’ Up But ‘Modern Family’ Remains Top Wednesday Demo Draw

Variety - 2 hours 7 min ago
On the final Wednesday before the start of the May sweep, a night on which none of the Big Four dramas aired an original episode, ABC’s “Modern Family” was once again the top-rated program in demos. CBS’ “Survivor” again won out over Fox’s “American Idol,” though the latter was on the rise as the net... Read more »
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China’s ‘Iron Man 3′ Producer DMG in $970 Million Listing

Variety - 2 hours 15 min ago
HONG KONG – DMG, the Chinese company that co-produced “Iron Man 3,” “Looper” and the recent “Transcendence” is in the process of going public. The move is being effected through a reverse takeover involving Shenzhen Stock Exchange-listed Sichuan Gaojin Foods, a pork and meat processor. The deal, which involves Gaojin issuing shares to buy up... Read more »
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Final ‘Hobbit’ Movie Gets New Name

Variety - 2 hours 42 min ago
Peter Jackson, director of the “Hobbit” movie franchise, announced on his Facebook page Thursday morning that the third and final “Hobbit” movie has a new name. Originally titled “There and Back Again,” Jackson wrote that the new name will be “Battle of the Five Armies.” Read the full Facebook post below, in which Jackson explains the... Read more »
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Third 'Hobbit' Movie Gets New Title

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The final installment will be "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

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'Amazing Spider-Man 2': Sally Field Hasn't Seen Movies, Not Sure if She'll Be in 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel (Video)

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Appearing on "The Late Show With David Letterman," the actress also seemed surprised by the success of both Marvel films she's appeared in.

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George Stephanopoulos Finalizes New Long-Term Deal With ABC News

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The new pact keeps the "Good Morning America" anchor at the No. 1-rated morning show and Sunday program "This Week" for the foreseeable future.

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TV Review: ‘All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State’

Variety - 4 hours 1 min ago
Ann Richards is best remembered for her skewering of George H.W. Bush at the 1988 Democratic National Convention (“Poor George. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth”), and later — somewhat poetically — for losing the Texas governorship to Bush’s son. “All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State” putties... Read more »
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Stephen Colbert Tells Jon Stewart Why He's Leaving 'Colbert Report': 'I've Won Television' (Video)

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On the heels of his being named David Letterman's "Late Show" successor, the TV host surprised the "Daily Show" audience at Wednesday's taping.

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Sundance Theater Lab to Develop New Plays by Pulitzer Winners Annie Baker, Doug Wright

Variety - 4 hours 11 min ago
New plays by Pulitzer winners Annie Baker and Doug Wright are among the nine in-development stage projects tapped for the Sundance Institute’s 2014 Theater Lab. Baker, who just picked up the Pulitzer for her play “The Flick,” both writes and directs “The Last of the Little Hours,” about the quotidian life of Benedictine monks. Wright,... Read more »
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Keith Olbermann Compares Watching MSNBC to Drunk-Driving Car Crash

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The former network host's tweet comes on the heels of his revelation that he hasn't watched the network since 2009, even while he was working there.

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Kim Jong Un-Endorsed Pop Group Staging Comeback in North Korea

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The Moranbong Band, said to have been hand-picked by the leader himself, had come to be the softer face of the new Kim regime.

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Discovery Exec Julian Bellamy to Head ITV’s U.K. Production Unit

Variety - 5 hours 4 min ago
LONDON — Discovery exec Julian Bellamy has been tapped to lead the U.K. unit of ITV Studios, the production arm of British commercial broadcaster ITV. ITV Studios U.K. is Britain’s largest commercial production company. Bellamy, creative director and head of commissioning at Discovery Networks Intl., takes up his role as managing director of ITV Studios... Read more »
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Fandango Buys Movieclips, Launches Twitter Ticketing

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UPDATED: The movie-guide website, owned by NBCUniversal, is adding to its video content and launching a new way for people to buy tickets for titles like "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "Godzilla."

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'Vampire Diaries' EP, Ian Somerhalder on Romantic 'Purgatory' and 'Giant' Finale

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Executive producer Caroline Dries revealed that season six opens with the core characters "picking up the pieces."

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NBC, USA Developing English-Language Versions of Telemundo Telenovelas (Exclusive)

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NBC is developing "El Señor de los Cielos," Telemundo's highest-rated novela last season, while USA is adapting the upcoming "Mujer de Acero."

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CANNES: M-Appeal Picks Up ‘Summer,’ Sends ‘Boys’ to Taiwan (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety - 6 hours 13 min ago
LONDON — Berlin-based M-Appeal World Sales has picked up Dutch coming-of-age drama “Summer,” and closed a further sale on Mischa Kamp’s “Boys.” “Summer,” directed by Colette Bothof, centers on 16-year-old Anne (Sigrid ten Napel), who feels like an outsider until she meets Lena (Jade Olieberg), a new girl in town who rides a motorbike, wears... Read more »
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NBCU’s Fandango Adds Twitter Ticketing, Buys Movieclips from YouTube Developer Zefr

Variety - 6 hours 17 min ago
Fandango, the movie-ticketing and info site owned by NBCUniversal, launched a new program to sell movie tickets via Twitter in movie-related tweets, and also announced the acquisition of the Movieclips network on YouTube from Zefr. Fandango’s Twitter Card feature lets users access details on current and upcoming films — including the film’s stars, rating, opening... Read more »
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Egypt Film Censorship Spat Sparks National Controversy

Variety - 6 hours 21 min ago
Controversy is mounting over film censorship in Egypt where the military-backed government has pulled steamy pic “Halawet Rooh,” Arabic for “Sweetness of Spirit,” from movie theatres, overruling the head of the country’s censorship board who resigned in protest sparking outrage. Ironically the spat comes just after Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” got the green light to be... Read more »
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ITV Studios Names Discovery Executive Julian Bellamy Head of U.K. Operation

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Discovery Networks International will look to fill the new role of chief creative officer as chief content officer Luis Silberwasser is also leaving for a new opportunity.

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Sitges Festival Opens With ‘[REC] 4 Apocalypse’

Variety - 6 hours 40 min ago
MADRID – Jaume Balaguero’s much-awaited “[REC] 4 Apocalypse,” the final part of one of the most profitable European genre franchises in history, will open 2014’s Sitges Festival on Oct. 3. Screen Gems owns U.S. rights to the movie as part of a deal on the whole franchise. “[REC] 4” has been pre-sold worldwide by Filmax... Read more »
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