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Winona Ryder Lands Frankenweenie

Winona Ryder has been cast in Tim Burton's upcoming movie 'Frankenweenie'.The 'Star Trek' actress is set to provide the voice for the role of Elsa in the feature-length version of Burton's 1984 short film. She...

Zhang Ziyi Wins Mulan Role

Zhang Ziyi has signed up to star in 'Mulan'.The Chinese actress - who has appeared in 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon', '2046' and 'Hero' - will play the lead in English speaking big-screen adaptation of the...

Eisner To Head Tribune?

Michael Eisner, who was forced out as CEO of the Walt Disney Co. in 2005, may become the next chairman of the Tribune Co., the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), citing several people with...

Abc Lands In Britain

Walt Disney Co.'s TV production unit, ABC Studios, plans to launch a video-on-demand service in the U.K. via British Telecom's BT Vision, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported today (Thursday). The service will be available to subscribers...

Apple To Lift Apple Tv From Its "Hobby" Stage

Apple is close to signing a deal with Fox TV that would allow it to rent TV shows for 48 hours for 99 cents via its iTunes online store, published reports said on Tuesday. The...

Muslim Employee Files Complaint Against Disneyland

Walt Disney's theme park division, no stranger to controversy despite its "Happiest Place on Earth" motto, is embroiled in a new one as a Muslim woman, Imane Boudial, has accused Disneyland management of sending her...

Disney's Profits Soar 40 Percent

The combination of Toy Story 3, Iron Man 2 and Alice in Wonderland 3D lifted Walt Disney Co.'s third-quarter profits 40 percent, according to the company's quarterly earnings report, beating analysts' forecasts by a wide...

Disney Finally Sells Miramax

It's finally a done deal -- Walt Disney's sale of Miramax to an investors group led by construction magnate Ron Tutor, that is. The group, which includes real-estate firm Colony Capital, gave itself a new...

Miramax Bidder Must Put Up $40 Million By Wednesday

With questions still up in the air over whether a group headed by construction magnate Ron Tutor will actually be able to come up with the $675-700 million that it reportedly has offered the Walt...

Disney Sending Producers To Pixar For Brainstorming

With Walt Disney Co.'s live-action movies performing modestly and, in some recent cases, failing at the box office while its Pixar releases soar, the company is now dispatching its Burbank producers to Pixar's Emeryville headquarters...

Tutor Says Bergstein Is Out Of Miramax Deal

Construction magnate Ron Tutor, who is heading a group that has agreed to purchase Miramax Films from the Walt Disney Co. for more than $650 million, has told the Hollywood Reporter that David Bergstein, who...

Is Miramax -- At Last -- Sold?

The Walt Disney Co. has reached a tentative deal to sell Miramax Films to an investment group led by Ron Tutor (formerly referred to as an investment group led by David Bergstein), published reports said...

Feds Raid Alleged Pirate Websites

In what appeared to be a massive, unprecedented raid on websites showing pirated movies, federal authorities including more than 100 agents on Wednesday shut down several sites offering downloads of recent films, saying that they...

Nicolas Cage's School Reunion

Nicolas Cage found a director for his new film at a school play.The actor - who plays a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan in his new movie 'Sorcerer's Apprentice' - wanted former schoolmate Jon Turtletaub...

Report Final Network Holdout Cbs To Join Hulu

CBS, which is the only major broadcast network that does not provide programs on Hulu.com, may begin doing so at the beginning of the fall season, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing people with direct...

Pirates 4 Script Found In Cafe

The 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' script has been found in a London cafe.A copy of the top-secret storyline was found in the British eatery by a fan, after film bosses stopped for...

Disney Selling Tickets Via Facebook

The Walt Disney Co. has introduced a new Facebook application that allows users to buy movie tickets on the social networking site and alert friends to join them, the New York Times reported today (Wednesday)....

Alice In Wonderland's Billion Breakthrough

'Alice in Wonderland' has taken more than $1 billion at the international box office. The Tim Burton-directed fantasy - which stars Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen -is...

Another Take On Collapse Of Weinstein-disney Talks

Ron Burkle, the billionaire investor who was leading the negotiations to buy Miramax from the Walt Disney Co. and put it back in the hands of Bob and Harvey Weinstein to manage, reportedly cut his...

Senator Kohl Puts Conditions On Comcast Takeover Of Nbc

If Comcast takes over control of NBC Universal, it should divest NBC's interest in Hulu, the second largest video website behind YouTube that the network owns with the Walt Disney Co. and News Corp, Wisconsin...

Soapnet To Go Down The Drain In 2012

Like many of the shows that have appeared on it over the past decade, the cable channel SOAPnet is all washed up -- or will be in 2012. That's when the Walt Disney Co. intends...

Report "Complicated" Relationship Killed Miramax Deal

The collapse of negotiations between the Walt Disney Co. and the Weinstein Brothers for the sale of Miramax is being attributed to the complicated financial relationship between the Weinsteins and their principal backer, billionaire Ron...

Disney Ends Talks With Weinsteins Over Miramax

Just when it appeared that a deal for Harvey and Bob Weinstein to buy back Miramax, the company that they founded, from the Walt Disney Co. was just lacking i's to dot and t's to...

Britney Spears' Frozen Afterlife

Britney Spears wants to be frozen after she dies. The 'Break the Ice' superstar is reportedly obsessed with cryogenic freezing technology, and wants her body preserved in liquid nitrogen after her death.A friend of Britney's...

Saban Buys Back Power Rangers For $100 Million

Power Rangers are morphing into Haim Saban characters again. The media mogul, who once cornered the market on kids shows aimed at young boys -- many of them American versions of popular Japanese productions --...

Alice A Wonder For Disney

Demonstrating how a single blockbuster film can turn a movie studio around, the Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that its operating income increased during the second quarter to $223 million from just $13 million for...

Abc Sees No Sign Of Economic Recovery

While numerous trade reports have indicated that advertisers are returning to the broadcast networks and that an economic turnaround for the television industry appears to be in progress, no such signs were evident in the...

Have The Weinsteins Bought Back Miramax?

Conflicting reports about the sale of the Walt Disney Co.'s defunct Miramax unit popped up on numerous entertainment-related websites on Thursday, initiated by a Hollywood Reporter "exclusive" maintaining that Bob and Harvey Weinstein had won...

Weinsteins Take The Lead In Miramax Bidding

Harvey and Bob Weinstein now appear to be the frontrunners in the bidding to acquire Miramax, the company that they founded, from the Walt Disney Co. after sweetening their offer to about $600 million in...

Investor Agrees To Pay Top Dollar For Miramax

Pangea Media Group, headed by investor David Bergstein, reportedly is prepared to meet the Walt Disney Co.'s asking price of $700 million for Miramax, particularly if the studio will include an unreleased animated film Gnomeo...

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