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  • Tilda Swinton to play legendary gossip scribe Hedda Hopper

    "HEDDA, I think it's time you just shut the f--k up!" That was Elizabeth Taylor at the premiere of "The Sandpiper," back in 1965. Hedda was sitting a few seats behind Elizabeth and Richard Burton. Hopper, a rabid "red-baiter" and supporter of Sen. Joe...
  • Aereo's Supreme Loss Doesn't Handcuff Anyone Except Aereo

    There's plenty of hand-wringing in the wake of Aereo's defeat before the U.S. Supreme Court about the ruling's allegedly devastating implications for technology "innovation." But the only people stifled by the narrowly tailored decision are those that...
  • Reality TV Banners Launch Nonfiction Producers Assn. Run by Rick Feldman

    A clutch of New York-based unscripted production companies have formed the Nonfiction Producers Assn. trade group designed to promote and foster the growth of the reality and documentary TV biz. TV industry vet Rick Feldman (pictured), who previously...
  • Should Aereo win, next move for broadcasters could be at FCC

    Should Aereo win, next move for broadcasters could be at FCC
    The Supreme Court is expected to rule later this week or next week on whether Aereo -- the start-up service that streams local TV signals on the Internet via remote antennas -- is legal or violates copyright law. Launched in 2012 with backing from media...
  • Aereo, broadcasters await Supreme Court ruling

    Aereo, broadcasters await Supreme Court ruling
    Chet Kanojia is waiting for the Supreme Court to tell him whether he has a business or needs to have a going-out-of-business sale. Kanojia is the founder and chief executive of Aereo, a start-up company that records and streams the signals of local...
  • Toronto: Paramount Pictures Acquires 'Top Five' for Worldwide Distribution

    Paramount Pictures announced on Wednesday that it had acquired worldwide distribution of the Chris Rock comedy "Top Five," which premiered at Toronto to rave reviews over the weekend. The deal, according to sources, was said to close at a whopping $12.5...
  • Startup NimbleTV Expands 'Virtual Cable' Service, Drawing Legal Scrutiny

    It's not exactly Aereo, but startup NimbleTV -- which offers existing pay-TV subscribers access to their channels and DVR recordings over the Internet -- has attracted the attention of industry lawyers who are examining whether the service is legally in...
  • Tina Brown Lists Beachfront Manse in Hamptons

    Last fall Tina Brown resigned her stormy post as editor-in-chief at still-not-profitable the Daily Beast, which she co-founded in 2008 with Barry Diller, in order to launch an eponymous media company, write a memoir and -- as it turns out -- shake up...
  • Paramount Sets 'Top Five' for Dec. 5 Release; Chris Rock Pushes Rosario Dawson Nom

    Paramount has given Chris Rock's comedy "Top Five" a release date of Dec. 5 in the U.S. followed by a wide release on Dec. 12. The studio acquired worldwide distribution of "Top Five" a week ago following its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival to...
  • 'Simpsons' invade the Hollywood Bowl

    'Simpsons' invade the Hollywood Bowl
    Few corners of the Earth have been safe from the cultural reach of “The Simpsons.” From Pakistan to Sweden to China, the American family that perhaps put the most fun into dysfunctional has delighted audiences - and confounded network and...
  • NBCU's Bonnie Hammer Joins Board of Barry Diller's IAC

    IAC, the Internet-media conglomerate controlled by Barry Diller, appointed NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer to its board. Hammer's appointment to the IAC board was effective Sept. 12. Hammer oversees NBCU's entire cable...