Wash Post: Jennifer Hudson To Perform At Obama’s First White House State Dinner

By | Monday November 23, 2009 @ 6:16pm PST

UPDATES: Obama Sends Hollywood Invites To 1st White House State Dinner

Story is here about the entertainment Tuesday night. A Chicago native, Jennifer Hudson belted out the national anthem for the Obamas at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in … Read More »

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FX Buys ‘Twilight Saga’ Broadcast Rights

By | Monday November 23, 2009 @ 5:30pm PST

fx_logo_150FX has acquired the television broadcast premiere rights to THE TWILIGHT SAGA series from Summit Entertainment. Twilight will air in late 2011, New Moon in late 2012, and Eclipse in early 2013, with Breaking Dawn to be determined by its theatrical … Read More »

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‘New Moon’ International Take: $132.1M

By | Monday November 23, 2009 @ 3:19pm PST

NEW MOON grossed an estimated $132.1M overseas from 6,672 prints in 24 markets. A number of markets are still to report. Actuals tomorrow.

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VIDEO: Behind-The-Scenes Of ‘Avatar’

By | Monday November 23, 2009 @ 2:15pm PST

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‘New Moon’ Weekend Actual: $142.8M

By | Monday November 23, 2009 @ 12:59pm PST

The actual weekend gross for NEW MOON in North America is $142.8 million playing at 4,024 theaters for a per theater average of $35,497.

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Marc Shaiman To Be Oscars’ Music Director

By | Monday November 23, 2009 @ 9:18am PST

Beverly Hills, CA — Oscar®-nominated composer Marc Shaiman will serve as music director for the 82nd Academy Awards, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today.

“With Marc on board, we are sure to have some great musical and, hopefully, hysterical moments,” said Mechanic.

“Marc was my inspiration and musical

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Producers Guild To Honor Joss Whedon

By | Monday November 23, 2009 @ 9:05am PST

joss whedonLOS ANGELES (November 23, 2009) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA), a national non-profit trade group committed to protecting the rights and credits of producers in film, television and new media, announced today that award-winning science-fiction and

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Obama Thanks Hollywood With Coveted Invites To First White House State Dinner

By | Monday November 23, 2009 @ 8:28am PST

TUESDAY 5:45 PM: Hollywood VIP David Geffen was seated at President Obama’s table.

TUESDAY UPDATE: The White House announced today that also invited from showbiz were GE chairman Jeff Immelt whose corporation runs NBC Universal, Oprah Winfrey galpal Gayle King, director M. Night Shyamalan, and actors Alfre Woodard and Blair E … Read More »

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FT: News Corp Talking With Microsoft To “De-Index” News Websites From Google

By | Monday November 23, 2009 @ 7:35am PST

newscorpThe Financial Times is reporting this morning that Rubert Murdoch’s company initiated the discussions still only in the early stages. However, the paper has learned that Microsoft has also approached other big online publishers to persuade them to remove their sites from Google’s search … Read More »

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PHOTOS: ‘New Moon’ Twi-Hard Fan Frenzy

By | Sunday November 22, 2009 @ 3:50pm PST


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‘New Moon’ Breaks International Records

By | Sunday November 22, 2009 @ 2:55pm PST

newmoon_international_posterNEW MOON grossed $118.1 million from 6,681 prints in 25 markets in its first 5 days of release. That brought its worldwide gross to $258.8 million so far. A number of markets are still to report:

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Argentina launched at No. 1 with … Read More »

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‘NEW MOON’ SHREDS MOVIE RECORDS! $258.8M Worldwide 5-Day Total! $140.7M Domestic Weekend Is All-Time 3rd Biggest; ‘Blind Side’ Big, Too

By | Saturday November 21, 2009 @ 6:45am PST

Photos Of ‘New Moon’ Twi-Hard Fan Frenzy
‘New Moon’ Broke International Records

new-moon-poster-teaserBREAKING NEWS! SUNDAY AM UPDATE: Twilight Saga moviemaker Summit Entertainment Read More »

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“Richard, This Is Bryan. I TOLD You Not To Buy A Jet From Nic Cage.”

By | Friday November 20, 2009 @ 5:10pm PST


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Actually, this Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation passenger plane yesterday missed the runway in eastern Congo. But it’s Friday afternoon. And this is what the CAA jet would probably look like. I’m no comedian. What’s your best caption?

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10 Animated Shorts Advance For Oscars

By | Friday November 20, 2009 @ 3:37pm PST

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 82nd Academy Awards®. Thirty-seven pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with

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Anna Kendrick Exits APA For CAA

By | Friday November 20, 2009 @ 11:51am PST

Yes, she’s in the Twilight movies. But right now she’s best known within the Industry as the actress who steals the probable Oscar nominated Up In The Air. This is the time of year when the major agencies hunt for awards-touted talent.

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Oprah Tells Studio Audience Today “Much Prayer And Months Of Careful Thought” Led Her To Stop Syndicated Show In 2011

By | Friday November 20, 2009 @ 9:06am PST

UPDATES: Oprah Promises Cable Show “Smaller & Different”; Wants Biz In LA Not Chicago; “Why Would Anybody Stay? It’s Freezing Here, And I Have A Mansion In Montecito That I Haven’t Been Able To Enjoy”

Hollywood is convinced her decision was all about the … Read More »

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Oprah Promises Cable Show “Smaller & Different”; Wants Biz In LA Not Chicago; “Why Would Anybody Stay? It’s Freezing Here, And I Have A Mansion In Montecito That I Haven’t Been Able To Enjoy”

By | Friday November 20, 2009 @ 4:13am PST

NEW: Oprah Says “Much Prayer And Months Of Careful Thought” Led To Her Decision

UPDATES TOLDJA! Oprah Exits Syndication In 2011
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TWI-HARDS TURN OUT: “Team Edward” vs “Team Jacob” T-Shirts, Long Lines, Huge Crowds, At ‘New Moon’ Midnight Shows

By | Friday November 20, 2009 @ 4:00am PST

“PHENOMENAL! BREAKING RECORDS!” ‘New Moon’ Doing ‘Dark Knight’ Midnights

Here are New Moon anecdotal reports from theaters around North America (photos coming):

MIAMI – AMC SUNSET: The lines were impressive because the venue had a TWILIGHT Event. They showed TWILIGHT first at 9PM and then NEW MOON at midnight. … Read More »

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TOLDJA! Oprah Exits Syndication In 2011; Announcement Live On Her Friday Show

By | Thursday November 19, 2009 @ 3:56pm PST

oprah_wideweb__470x3120UPDATE (includes Harpo letter): Both Broadcasting & Cable & Variety, followed by The New York Times and The Washington Post, and every other media outlet just came out today with news headlines reporting what I did first on November 5th: That Oprah Winfrey will … Read More »

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