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Focus Of U.k. Hackergate Probe Won't Be Charged

British prosecutors said Friday that they have insufficient evidence to bring charges against Andy Coulson, the former editor of Rupert Murdoch's Sunday tabloid the News of the World and now Prime Minister David Cameron's director...

Movie Reviews Chronicles Of Narnia Voyage Of The Dawn Treader

Like its predecessors, the latest Narnia movie, T he Voyage of the Dawn Treader , is being greeted with mixed reviews by critics. "20th Century Fox has taken up the franchise [from Disney] with largely...

Yoko Ono Leads Tributes To John Lennon

Yoko Ono led tributes to John Lennon on the 30th anniversary of his death yesterday (08.12.10).The widow of the iconic 'Imagine' songwriter and peace activist wrote a heartfelt eulogy on her blog to mark 30...

Keith Richards' 'Tedious' Autobiography

Mick Jagger has called Keith Richards' autobiography "tedious". The Rolling Stones frontman has blasted his bandmate's memoir, 'Life' and said he won't be writing a similar book himself, as he doesn't think there is any...

Movie Reviews The Black Swan

Opening in limited release, Darren Aronofsky's ballet-themed The Black Swan , is receiving a standing ovation from critics. Indeed Lou Lumenick of the New York Post applauds three times -- that's how many times he...

Is Hope Fading For Spidey On Broadway?

Although the $65-million Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark will have to run for years before it is able to generate a profit, the general manager of the Foxwoods Theater, where it is playing,...

Spidey On Broadway Good News Turns To Disaster

The Broadway production of Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark , which is due to open officially on January 11, appeared to get off to an auspicious start with a featured segment on Sunday's 60 Minutes...

Movie Reviews Love & Other Drugs

Critics invariably complain that the latest romantic comedy to hit the megaplex is formulaic and clich-ridden. That's not the case with their reviews of Love & Other Drugs . Quite the opposite. As Christopher Kelly...

Movie Reviews Tangled

It may have the look of an old-fashioned Disney hand-drawn feature, but critics say that it is obvious that the talented folks at Pixar animation are firmly in control of Tangled , Disney's 50th animated...

Blogger Finally Gets Recognition From Leno

In what the New York Times described on its website today (Wednesday) as "almost a blink-and-you-missed-it moment," the Tonight Show with Jay Leno ran a credit at the end of last night's show acknowledging that...

Conan Meets Harry Potter -- In His Audience

Conan O'Brien may be taking some of the advice from network executives that he spurned when he hosted NBC's Tonight show. In the recently published The War for Late Night , author Bill Carter, who...

Movie Reviews For Colored People

In her review in the New York Times Manohla Dargis describes the challenges Tyler Perry faced in bringing Ntozake Shange's acclaimed play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf , to...

Days Of Our Lives Renewed For 2 Years On Anniversary

Days of Our Lives , the last remaining soap opera on NBC, has received a two-year renewal, the New York Times reported today (Monday). In an interview with the newspaper, executive producer Ken Corday said...

Variety Editor Wolinsky Fired

Veteran journalist Leo Wolinsky has been fired as editor of Daily Variety less than a year after he took over the post. From the outset, Wolinsky, who had worked for the Los Angeles Times for...

Movie Reviews Hereafter

Moviegoers heading to the theaters this weekend to see Hereafter may likely have been wondering what, at the age of 80, was Clint Eastwood going to say about the hereafter? Well, quite a lot, say...

Michaels Finally Forced Out At Tribune

Randy Michaels has been ousted as chief executive of The Tribune Company after waging a last-ditch effort to hold on to his job in the face of strident criticism of his crude management style that...

Media Ignore Release Of Secret War Logs

While revelations about torture, civilian deaths, and out-of-control private contractors contained in the latest WikiLeaks documents -- nearly 400,000 of them -- made international headlines over the weekend, they were given short shrift by U.S....

Anti-indecency Group Under Fire

The Parents Television Council, which for years has spearheaded protests against allegedly indecent television programming, has found itself, in the words of the New York Times , "damaged, defanged by court challenges to the FCC's...

Cameron May Direct Jolie In Cleopatra Epic

Controversy over whether a white actress should once again play Cleopatra in the movies was ignited again after director James Cameron told the New York Times in Monday's editions that he has been in talks...

Report Michaels To Sign Off As Trib Ceo This Week

Randy Michaels, the embattled CEO of Tribune Co. emerged from a meeting of the company's board on Tuesday and figuratively thumbed his nose at reporters who were expecting him to be fired. "I work here...

James Cameron In Talks For 'Hot' Cleopatra

James Cameron is in discussions to work on a "hot" 3-D 'Cleopatra' movie with Angelina Jolie. The 'Avatar' filmmaker was named as a potential candidate to work on the project, and he now confirms he...

Report Tribune Set To Fire Its Ceo

The Tribune Company is expected to fire CEO Randy Michaels today (Tuesday), days after Michaels himself dismissed another top executive, Lee Abrams, as its chief innovation officer, published reports said today. Both men rose to...

Abrams Fired At Tribune; More Shakeups In Store?

Tribune Corp. CEO Randy Michaels has "accepted" Lee Abrams's resignation as the media company's chief innovation officer. The departure of Abrams, a former radio consultant, came after a New York Times article disclosed that executives...

Fox-cablevision Dispute Sends Fans To Sports Bars In N.y.

Most television viewers in the New York area were unable to watch the New York Giants defeat the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon, as the primary cable-TV distributor in the area, Cablevision Systems, and Fox TV,...

Movie Reviews Red

Want to know whether RED is worth seeing? Well, you're not going to get much help from the critics, most of whom are clearly ambivalent about it. For example, Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times...

Movie Reviews Jackass 3d

It's hard to tell whether Paramount decided to screen Jackass 3D in advance to a select group of New York critics and shun all others. (The previous two Jackass movies were not shown to critics.)...

Bart Goes Viral

Claiming copyright infringement, Fox TV on Monday yanked off YouTube a copy of the opening sequence of last Sunday's The Simpsons telecast, created by U.K. graffiti artist Banksy. It was quickly uploaded again by several...

Not So Funny Result For Funny Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story had an unhappy ending at the box office this weekend. The Focus Features "dramedy," which opened in only 742 theaters, was not expected to be a big draw at...

Al Pacino To Play Phil Specter?

In one of the oddest casting decisions of this or any other year, HBO is planning to star Al Pacino in a biographical movie about record producer Phil Specter, who is currently serving a 19-years-to-life...

Cbs Heading For Its Best Season?

Every one of CBS's new series this season is beating the new series launched by its rival broadcast networks, the New York Times observed today (Monday). Moreover, it said, the network, written off by some...

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