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Report Beck May Launch His Own Cable Channel

If he fails to reach a contract-renewal agreement with Fox News by December, when his current contract expires, Glenn Beck plans either to start a new cable channel or expand his online subscription video service,...

Disney To Launch Kids Magazines

Hoping to replicate the success of the children's subscription magazine business in Europe, Disney Publishing plans to introduce several new kids-oriented magazines on Tuesday, the New York Times reported today (Monday). The newspaper quoted Aparna...

Movie Reviews The Lincoln Lawyer

With The Lincoln Lawyer, Matthew McConaughey is finally getting some recognition for his acting ability instead of his abs. Indeed Manohla Dargis of the New York Times is so astonished with his performance in the...

Movie Reviews Paul

British comics Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who received abundant praise -- and laughter -- for their previous films, Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead , are receiving much of the same for their...

Jack White Explains White Stripes Split

Jack White felt he no longer had any control over The White Stripes.The duo - who have not released any new material since 2007 - recently confirmed they had split, with astatement saying the band...

Classic Jane Eyre Triumphs In Ny, La

Filmmakers have been drawn to Charlotte Bront's Jane Eyre almost from the time cameras started rolling. The first version of the 164-year-old tale hit the screen in 1914; the most famous version was produced in...

Bradley Cooper Wants Great Gatsby Role

Bradley Cooper "would love" a role in the film adaptation of 'The Great Gatsby'.The 'Limitless' star has admitted he is hoping to land the part of the protagonist's arch-rival Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming...

Movie Reviews Battle Los Angeles

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times lets loose a verbal barrage against Battle Los Angeles that is far more unsparing than any digital-effects weapon the U.S. Marines employ against the alien invaders in the actual...

Pbs Was Also Target Of Conservative Sting, Says Nytimes

NPR was not the only target of James O'Keefe, the conservative activist who secretly taped NPR fund-raising official Ron Schiller bashing the Tea Party as "racist, racist people." The New York Times reported today (Thursday)...

Movies Save Skins

Movie studios have been responsible for keeping MTV's drama Skins on the air, the New York Times suggested today (Wednesday), noting that, with the exception of a Red Bull ad, every commercial on Monday night's...

Cbs Films May Finally Have Its First Non-loser

The relatively low-budget Beastly , starring Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens, may finally make some money for CBS Films, which has had a string of flops for its initial releases. The film, a contemporary take...

Movie Reviews The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau , critics are quick to explain in their reviews, has nothing to do with insurance. Based on a Philip K. Dick short story, it's about a group of shady characters (angels?) who...

Movie Reviews Rango

The New York Times critic A.O. Scott makes the convincing point that -- the output of Pixar excepted -- animated features have become "overscaled, noisy genre pastiches crammed with yammering movie-star voice work, eye-straining action...

Frank Rich Jumps From New York Times To New York Magazine

Frank Rich, the former TV, film, and theater critic who in 1994 began writing an Op-Ed column for the New York Times about what it called "the intersection of culture and news," has jumped to...

John Galliano Checks Into Rehab

John Galliano has checked into rehab.The designer - who was sacked from fashion house Christian Dior earlier this week after making anti-Semitic remarks in a drunken rant in Paris - has reportedly flown out of...

Movie Reviews Drive Angry 3d

In his review of Drive Angry 3D , Tom Maurstad in the Dallas Morning News wrote that it is "so wantonly ridiculous, so aggressively stupid, it demands you make fun of it." That's just what...

Parker Ousted From Parker Spitzer

CNN has ousted Kathleen Parker from the program she has hosted with Eliot Spitzer for the past four months, the New York Times reported today (Friday). The cable news network said that the program will...

Critics On 83rd Oscars Same Old, Same Old

One would be hardpressed to assign blame to Deadline.com's Nikki Finke's early release of the full run-down of Sunday night's Oscar telecast for the fact that not a single surprise materialized during the entire show....

Movie Reviews Hall Pass

The R-rated Hall Pass, Bobby and Peter Farrely's first film since 2007, has received passing grades from only two major-market critics, Wesley Morris of the Boston Globe and Carrie Rickey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. In...

Online Voting Coming To American Idol

The Fox Network will come together with the social network when online voting begins for American Idol on March 1. Fox said Thursday that anyone with a Facebook account will be able to sign on...

Report Ailes Asked Publisher To Lie

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes asked then-HarperCollins publisher Judith Regan to lie to federal investigators who were vetting Bernard Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner for the job of secretary of Homeland Security...

Movie Reviews Big Mommas Like Father, Like Son

Like Martin Lawrence's two previous Big Momma capers, Big Mommas Like Father, Like Son was not screened in advance for critics. Those who dutifully caught the movie were therefore forced to stand in line and...

Movie Reviews Unknown

There was a time -- before the word "spoiler" was used to describe crucial information about a movie -- when critics were not reluctant to discuss the coherence of the plots of movies they were...

Tim Gunn To Release Second Fashion Book

Tim Gunn will release his second book on fashion in 2012. The 'Project Runway' co-host's first style guide 'Gunn's Golden Rules' made the New York Times bestseller list when it was released in 2010 and...

Movie Reviews Never Say Never

It's curious that in all of the reviews of Never Say Never , which chronicles the meteoric rise of 16-year-old Justin Bieber from his obscure roots in Stratford, Ontario, Canada to his sold-out performance in...

Movie Reviews The Eagle

The Eagle , say most critics, is one of those Roman-era swords, sandals, and muscles epics that test the determination of the audience to remain awake during the action, or inaction, as the case may...

Grammys "The Non-awards Awards Telecast"

In recent years, producers of the Grammy Awards show have made it more about the performances during the show itself than about the recordings that receive award recognition. Virtually throughout its existence, there have been...

Al-jazeera Takes A Victory Lap

TV critics are continuing to praise al-Jazeera's coverage of the Egyptian uprising, with several suggesting that its young, erudite reporters in the streets and its seasoned studio anchors displayed a more authoratative grasp of the...

Movie Reviews Just Go With It

Just Go With It is getting the usual mixture of praise and damnation that Adam Sandler movies generally attract, often in the same review. Take A.O. Scott's in the New York Times, for example. Scott...

Weekend Super For Football, No So For Movies

Record numbers of Super Bowl viewers translated to few viewers in movie theaters. Attendance was even scantier than the low estimates issued by the studios on Sunday. The No. 1 film for the weekend, The...

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