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  • Do TV And Advertising Still Belong Together?

    TV and advertising used to go together, to quote some famous commercial slogans, like baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. Or like food, folks and fun. Now, a new thought is rising that the two sides fit together less snugly. Cable ratings this...
  • Lionsgate Acquires Rights to 'The Smosh Movie,' Starring YouTube Comedy Duo

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Lionsgate has picked up global distribution rights to "The Smosh Movie," starring the YouTube comedy duo of Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, banking on their Internet celebrity to drive audiences to the feature-length film....
  • Super Bowl Ads: NBC Has Sold 70% To 80% Of Inventory In Big Game

    NBC has managed to sell approximately three-fourths of the high-priced advertising that will accompany its 2015 broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX. Now comes the hard part: selling the rest. NBC has sold between 70% and 80% of the approximately 60 30-second...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: 'Mockingjay' Massacres Competition, While 'Wick' Wins Trending

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...
  • Jo Dee Messina recruits fans to pick songs

    Jo Dee Messina recruits fans to pick songs
    It has been a while since singer Jo Dee Messina's last — and only — trip to Walt Disney World. She remembers seeing Cinderella, Space Mountain and "maybe a glimpse of the parade," she said. She was about 8 years old. She will see more as the...
  • Review: 'The Disunited States' by Vladimir Pozner

    Review: 'The Disunited States' by Vladimir Pozner
    French intellectuals love trying to figure out America. Essential to our victory in the Revolutionary War, our first international ally, and beloved by Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, France occupies an odd space in the...
  • Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson Among Brittania Awards Honorees

    Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench will be given Britannia Awards at BAFTA Los Angeles ceremonies Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton. The prize salutes "individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the...
  • Gunmen in Pakistan kill professor who faced blasphemy accusations

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen on Thursday shot dead a professor of Islamic studies in Pakistan who had faced accusations of blasphemy and threats from colleagues over his moderate views, police said.   Blasphemy is a crime carrying the...
  • McDonald's slump no easy fix; experts say focus on food, branding

    McDonald's slump no easy fix; experts say focus on food, branding
    McDonald's probably won't be sorry to see 2014 come to a close. The world's largest restaurant company has posted three consecutive months of declines in global sales at long-standing locations, its longest such slide since early 2003. McDonald's...
  • Finally, Dodgers telecasts for all of L.A. — but what about next year?

     Finally, Dodgers telecasts for all of L.A. — but what about next year?
    I'm nothing if not an optimist. If there were a Pollyanna Hall of Fame, I'd be a first-ballot inductee. In my induction speech, I'd thank all gods (actual and imagined), my parents and Miss America. It was a Miss America contestant who once warbled,...
  • Meet the Comicbook Heroes Battling for Control of Fall TV

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Every summer tells the same story: superheroes reign supreme at the global box office, with studios churning out sequel after reboot after prequel to capitalize on pop culture's hottest trend. This year's undisputed champion is...