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  • 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...
  • Resignation follows report of child sex abuse in English town

    The numbers are shocking: at least 1,400 children sexually abused over a 16-year period in an English town of less than 300,000 people. Children “raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked … abducted, beaten and intimidated. There were...
  • WATCH: 'Game of Thrones' Cast Past and Present Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Several "Game of Thrones" cast members -- past and present -- have accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge over the past few weeks as the campaign has gained Internet momentum. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) was one of the initial cast members to accept the...
  • Venice: Bureau Sales to Rep 'The Goob' International Sales Rights (EXCLUSIVE)

    Moving into the international distribution of firstrun films, the Bureau Sales, the overseas licensing arm of London- and Paris-based production houses the Bureau/Le Bureau, is repping international sales rights to "The Goob," scribe-helmer Guy Myhill's...
  • TV Picks: 'Houdini,' 'Breathless,' 'Doctor Who'

    TV Picks: 'Houdini,' 'Breathless,' 'Doctor Who'
    Oscar-winner Adrien Brody is the obvious draw for History's four-hour, two-part bio-pic "Houdini," which attempts to show the man behind the great-escape legend. That it winds up spending most of its time showcasing all the escapes, relying almost...
  • First trailer for Jon Stewart's Iranian political drama 'Rosewater'

    First trailer for Jon Stewart's Iranian political drama 'Rosewater'
    It takes four walls to imprison a person's body, but the spirit is another matter. Such is the drama at the heart of "Rosewater," Jon Stewart's fact-based political movie about journalist Maziar Bahari's 118-day ordeal in an Iranian jail. A newly...
  • Iowa's little piece of Wimbledon

    Iowa's little piece of Wimbledon
    CHARLES CITY, Iowa — He built it, so they come. Anyone driving down the gravel road through the cornfields of northern Iowa can't be blamed for stepping on the brakes and doing a double take. Just off the road, between a house and farm buildings,...
  • Richard Griffiths' World War I Drama 'Private Peaceful' Gets U.S. Distribution

    BBC Worldwide North America has acquired all rights in the U.S. and Canada to "Private Peaceful," featuring the final performance by the late Richard Griffiths. The World War I drama, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, is directed by Pat O'Connor ("...