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Murdoch Blames Himself For News Corp Scandal

Rupert Murdoch has conceded that a cover-up took place at News International over the voicemail hacking by reporters for News of the World and that it was engineered by "one or two very strong characters."...

Mixed Reception For Ghost On Broadway

Another Hollywood movie has been recreated on Broadway as a musical, producing widely disparate reviews from critics. Charles Isherwood of the New York Times calls the music that was added to the movie's plot "rudimentary"...

Network Ratings Rebound

On Sunday -- the same day that the New York Times reported that ratings for TV network shows had plummeted -- ratings for all of the network shows zoomed up, particularly among the 18-49 age...

Viewers Fleeing Network Tv

Every broadcast television network has lost a significant number of viewers this season -- particularly among the 18-49 age group that most advertisers target, the New York Times reported on Sunday, citing figures from Nielsen...

Movie Reviews Think Like A Man

Despite its provenance, Think Like a Man is receiving a fare share of positive reviews. It "will entertain women and amuse men," Carrie Rickey predicts in the Philadelphia Inquirer . Roger Moore in the Orlando...

Movie Reviews The Lucky One

"Sweet but not too syrupy" may not sound like much of a recommendation for The Lucky One , starring Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling. But that is Betsy Sharkey's description of the movie in the...

Movie Reviewsthe Cabin In The Woods

Horror films rarely find a receptive response from critics -- until the time they become classics. By and large, The Cabin in the Woods is no exception. But more than a few critics have something...

Movie Reviews Lockout

The French-made (produced and co-written by Luc Besson) English-language Lockout is arriving without a single positive review from a critic at a major-market newspaper. It is, writes Manohla Dargis in the New York Times ,...

Movie Reviews The Three Stooges

It's likely that moviegoers' reaction to The Three Stooges will depend a lot on how they regarded the original shorts that the Stooges turned out with assembly-line rapidity more than a half century ago, because,...

Fox News Finds Its Mole -- Sends Him Packing

Well, that didn't take long. After just two days of moonlighting as the Fox "mole," providing inside trivia about the operations of Fox News Network, Joe Muto, an eight-year veteran of the conservative-leaning channel and...

Dreamworks Relies On Reliance

India's Reliance has ridden to the rescue of Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios, agreeing to invest another $200 million in the struggling studio, the New York Times reported today (Wednesday), citing a person with knowledge of...

Media Asks For Open Hearing In Al-qaeda Case

Fox News Network is the only television news entity to join a request by several leading newspaper and magazine publishers and National Public Radio asking a judge in the Guantánamo war crimes trials to allow...

Raf Simons' Dior Inspiration

Raf Simons will be looking to the past for inspiration in his new role as Christian Dior's artistic director.The Belgian sartorialist was recently named as John Galliano's successor at the French fashion house and while...

60 Minutes Delays Wallace Tribute

Although it had a pre-packaged obituary ready to air in the event of Mike Wallace's death, CBS News and 60 Minutes decided to refresh it and air it next Sunday as a special edition of...

Report Gma Lost Viewers With Couric

The career path of Katie Couric is beginning to resemble that of another former Today show co-host, Jane Pauley, after Pauley left the NBC morning show. Brought on as a substitute co-host for Robin Roberts,...

Movie Reviews American Reunion

Most of the reviews of American Reunion trash the film as if it were a stale, leftover pie, which, in a sense it is. It's a ten-year follow-up to 1999's American Pie , 2001's American...

Cameron Admits He's A Tough Guy On Set

James Cameron has responded to complaints by some of the film stars he has worked with over the years that he is a tough and often cruel taskmaster, who has driven some of them to...

Coming All The President's Men, The Documentary

Robert Redford, along with former Washington Post investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who broke the Watergate scandal, and Ben Bradlee, their editor at the time, are collaborating on a documentary for the Discovery...

Movie Reviews Wrath Of The Titans

The reviews for Wrath of the Titans are about as wrathful as those for Clash of the Titans were two years ago. Those negative reviews did not hinder the movie from earning nearly a half-billion...

Movie Reviews Bully

The Weinstein Co.'s Bully is garnering some of the strongest reviews of the year, with several critics stepping out of their roles as appraisers and becoming advocates for it -- many of them condemning the...

Good Morning America Set To Overtake Today Next Week

It may turn out to be the irony of ironies. For the first time in seven years, ABC's Good Morning America seems likely to overtake NBC's the Today show in the ratings next week, the...

Movie Reviews Mirror Mirror

The verdict of most critics on Mirror Mirror fair. No poison apples but plenty of daggers. We take it back -- there are a few bad apples. Kyle Smith's review in the New York Post...

Cbs Blocks Plans To Film 45-Year-old Star Trek Episode

Plans to film an episode of Star Trek that was written for the original 1960s series never produced have been blocked by CBS, which claims that the production would violate its copyright. The episode, "He...

Jon Hamm Believes He'd Be A 'Terrible' Father

Jon Hamm believes he would be a ''terrible'' father.The 41-year-old 'Mad Men' actor and partner of 14-years Jennifer Westfeldt have never tried for children - and with good reason according to Jon.He said: ''I'd be...

Movie Reviews The Hunger Games

On the whole, critics' reviews of The Hunger Games are overwhelmingly positive -- but they're not without reservations, plenty of them. Kyle Smith in the New York Post, for example, comments that while it "may...

Two Influential Tv Execs To Quit

Two prominent TV executives announced today (Monday) that they plan to step down Brian Lamb of C-SPAN and Mark Thompson of the BBC. Lamb, who founded the nonprofit cable network in 1978, said that he...

Movie Reviews 21 Jump Street

It's funny. That's the two-word consensus of just about every newspaper film critic in the nation's largest markets. Each has his/her own variation of stating that, some more enthusiastically than others, but there's no denying...

Jeremy Irons To Join Cast Of Beautiful Creatures

Jeremy Irons is in final negotiations to join the cast of 'Beautiful Creatures'. The 63-year-old actor will join a star studded ensemble including Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum and Thomas Mann in the supernatural...

Larry King To Return On New Internet Network

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is launching a new international TV network over the Internet that will revive Larry King's interview show, the New York Times reported today (Monday). The newspaper said that the ad-supported network,...

Movie Reviews John Carter

Critics are suggesting that while Tarzan and John Carter were both created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the latest Disney movie is as far removed from the simple apeman tale as Earth is from Mars. Indeed,...

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