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Groupon's Super Bowl Spot Scored By Critics

Advertising execs generally agreed that the Super Bowl ad for Groupon, which cost it $3 million, did the company more harm than good. It featured Timothy Hutton discussing the plight of Tibetans, then shifting to...

Ex-nbc Chief Wanted Huffington

Former NBC chief Jeff Zucker said Monday that he had tried to acquire the liberal-leaning Huffington Post and position it as an adjunct to cable network MSNBC. Speaking at Harvard's Shorenstein Center, he noted that...

Violence Against Media Pyramids In Egypt

In what today's (Thursday) New York Times described as "an apparently coordinated campaign that is intended to stifle the flow of news that could further undermine the government," reporters -- particularly TV reporters and their...

U.s. Cable Companies Have No Plans To Add Al-jazeera

The New York Times has polled the leading cable TV providers in the U.S. about their intent to carry al-Jazeera English in light of its much-praised coverage of the Egyptian protests. Most indicated that they...

Al-jazeera Wins Plaudits For Egypt Coverage

Al-Jazeera continued non-stop broadcasting out of Egypt on Monday even as Egyptian authorities made what appeared to be clumsy moves to shut it down. The government has blocked entrance to the Arab news network's offices...

Michelle Obama's Wardrobe Advisor To Be Honoured

Michelle Obama's wardrobe adviser, Ikram Goldman, will be honoured with School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Legend of Fashion Award.The designer and retailer will be presented with the prize at the school's annual...

Movie Reviews Biutiful

Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu, the celebrated Mexican director and co-writer of such films as Babel, 21 Grams, and Amores Perros, may be the creative force behind the Spanish-language Biutiful , which is being rolled out in...

Movie Reviews The Rite

What we have with The Rite is another horror movie of the exorcist variety -- with a difference. That difference is Anthony Hopkins, who plays the exorcist. "Mr. Hopkins gives the production what he was...

Movie Reviews The Way Back

For the most part, critics are giving Peter Weir's The Way Back , his first feature in seven years, positive reviews -- not glowing ones, which are the kind the Australian director customarily evokes for...

Movie Reviews No Strings Attached

It is being used as either a scornful epithet or a positive compliment, but the adjective "cute" pops up a lot in reviews for the Ashton Kutcher-Natalie Portman romantic comedy No Strings Attached, from veteran...

Group Charges Mtv's Skins Amounts To "Kiddie Porn"

Claiming that the new MTV series Skins amounts to "kiddie porn," the head of the Media Research Center, which operates the watchdog group Parents Television Council has called upon the Justice Department to determine whether...

Did Scotland Yard Sidestep Hackergate Scandal?

Charges that London's Metropolitan Police -- Scotland Yard -- refrained from launching a thorough investigation into complaints that reporters of the Sunday tabloid News of the World were listening to the voicemail of celebrities and...

No Fireworks In Piers Morgan Debut

At the end of his interview with Oprah Winfrey on the premiere of CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight , the host asked Winfrey, "How have I done?" Her reply "You have been surprising." "Surprisingly bad?" asked...

Howard Stern Flails Leno In Interview With Morgan

Positioning himself to become the anti-Larry King, Piers Morgan triggered any number of provocative responses from Howard Stern, who has taped Morgan's second show for CNN due to air Tuesday night. (It's set to launch...

Court Says Documentary Maker Can't Claim Press Shield

Documentary filmmakers must establish that they have retained editorial independence throughout the making of their films if they wish to be protected by press shield laws, a federal court ruled on Thursday as it ordered...

Wikileaks Founder Says He's Holding Murdoch Files As "Insurance"

Wikileaks head leaker Julian Assange said Wednesday that he has withheld release of a stack of presumably damaging files about Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation as "insurance ... if something happens to me or to...

Green Day Singer To Work On New Musical?

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong wants to write a new musical. The singer and guitarist with the 'Boulevard Of Broken Dreams' group worked with his bandmates - Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool - extensively on...

Pepsi Outbids Coke To Become X Factor Sponsor

Ending a bidding war between America's two largest soft-drink companies that, according to some uncorroborated accounts, reached nearly $100 million, Pepsi-Cola has won the right to become the official soft-drank sponsor of Simon Cowell's upcoming...

Daphne Guinness Hates 'Eccentric' Label

Daphne Guinness hates being called "eccentric".The style icon is known for her daring outfits and quirky fashion sense but despises the label she has been given because it doesn't represent her.She said: "I truly hate...

Oprah's Own Network Nabs Solid Reviews

The reviews have been mostly positive for Oprah Winfrey's OWN cable network, which launched on Saturday, New Year's Day. The New York Times 's Alessandra Stanley remarked that the network is "a place where cynicism...

Movie Reviews Another Year

Ordinariness is at the heart of Mike Leigh's extraordinary Another Year , the critics all suggest. (The film is opening in limited release this weekend in order to qualify for Oscar nominations.) As Claudia puig...

Movie Reviews Blue Valentine

Fresh off their victory in persuading the MPAA ratings board to reduce the rating of Blue Valentine from NC-17 to R, the Weinstein Brothers are receiving much critical praise for the film as it opens...

Movie Reviews Somewhere

Sofia Coppola's Somewhere got off to a so-so start, earning $196,200 between Wednesday and Sunday at seven theaters. Early reviews are diametrically at odds, with some reviewers designating it great art while others finding it...

Movie Reviews Gulliver's Travels

Many critics are delivering a Swift kick to the behind of Gulliver's Travels , which opens wide on Saturday. The 300-year-old tale has been modernized with digital technology, simplified for the younger set, and enhanced...

Movie Reviews Little Fockers

The problem with the latest Fockers sequel is that it just isn't as funny as its two predecessors, Meet the Fockers and Meet the Parents , most critics agree. Claudia Puig in USA Today remarks,...

Google Tv Admits It's Not Ready For Primetime

On virtually the eve of its introduction of Web TV software, Google has told television manufacturers who had planned to integrate it into their new TV sets that the software is not ready and has...

Movie Reviews The Fighter

The Fighter is a terrific movie about a boxer in the tradition of other terrific movies about boxers, critics suggest. That they all seem to follow a similar plotline is almost beside the point, they...

Movie Reviews Tron

Few moviegoers will be heading to the theaters to see Disney's Tron Legacy for the plot. But while the effects may be all that matters to the public, many critics have different standards by which...

King How To Play Soft Ball

In advance of his swan song on CNN Thursday night, Larry King has responded to the frequent criticism of his interviewing technique that has obviously rankled him over the years -- that he rarely challenges...

Netflix Replaces New York Times Co. On S&p 500

In a sign of the times, Netflix will replace the New York Times Co. and Cablevision Systems Corp will replace King Pharmaceuticals Inc. on the Standard & Poor's 500 index (S&P 500), following the close...

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