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  • How John Oliver and HBO Shattered TV's Comedy-News Format

    Brevity, so it has been said, is the soul of wit. John Oliver seems to believe the opposite is equally true. The comedian has been letting loose on his new HBO program "Last Week Tonight," unveiling segments that can last anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes...
  • Europe starting to see the flaws in the 'right to be forgotten' ruling

    Europe starting to see the flaws in the 'right to be forgotten' ruling
    One week after Google started implementing a high court's order providing a "right to be forgotten," Europeans are starting to discover what mischief the court has invited. The Guardian reported Wednesday on several of its stories that had gone...
  • Rona Fairhead Confirmed as Head of BBC Governing Body

    LONDON -- The U.K. government has selected Rona Fairhead to be chairman of the BBC Trust, the public broadcaster's governing body, the Department for Culture, Media & Sport confirmed Sunday. She will be the first woman ever to be in charge of overseeing...
  • British couple arrested in Spain after taking ill son from hospital

    The parents of a cancer-stricken boy were behind bars in Spain and facing extradition to Britain on Monday after taking their son from an English hospital without doctors’ consent to seek advanced medical treatment abroad. Ashya King, 5, was...
  • Weinsteins Board Dustin Hoffman Starrer 'Roald Dahl's Esio Trot'

    LONDON -- The Weinstein Company has taken all non-theatrical rights in the U.S. to Red Arrow Intl.'s "Roald Dahl's Esio Trot," which stars Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench. Dearbhla Walsh ("Little Dorrit") directed the 90-minute film, which was commissioned...
  • Israel, Germany, France Join Ridley Scott's 'Life in a Day' Format (EXCLUSIVE)

    VENICE - Israel, Germany, and France are joining Ridley Scott's user-generated feature format "Life in a Day," the collective filmmaking project in which people in an individual country upload footage of their lives on a specified day and the material...
  • Screenwriter Walter Bernstein at 95: Still Front and Center

    Ask Walter Bernstein what makes for a good screenplay, and he'll answer you with a (possibly apocryphal) story about Henry David Thoreau. "He was living out at Walden Pond and a friend came to tell him that Samuel Morse had just made the first...
  • VMA Awards, Rising 'Big Brother' Top Week's Ratings

    CBS' "Big Brother" had its best week of the summer and claimed the top three series spots in the weekly demo rankings, but it was no match for MTV's "Video Music Awards." Though it was down from last year, the Sunday awards show remains a popular draw...
  • The reviews are in for Kate Bush's first concert in 35 years

    Until Tuesday night, the English singer Kate Bush hadn't performed a concert in 35 years. To say that the Brits, and the world of Bush fans, were excited is an understatement. To read the pre-concert coverage, it's as though Bush had not merely decided to...
  • Discovery's Andrew Jackson Joins Plimsoll Productions

    Plimsoll Productions has added veteran unscripted TV producer Andrew Jackson as executive vice president of international production and has signed with William Morris Endeavor for representation, the UK-based production company announced Wednesday....
  • Venice Film Festival Shows Solidarity With Jailed Directors

    VENICE - The Venice Film Festival on Wednesday expressed its solidarity with two film directors who have been recently imprisoned for political reasons, Mahnaz Mohammadi of Iran and Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, by leaving two empty chairs during...