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  • Turner Broadcasting to cut 10% of staff

    Turner Broadcasting to cut 10% of staff
    Turner Broadcasting System Inc., which runs TV networks including CNN, TBS and TNT, will reduce its workforce by 10%. The company said Monday that 1,475 positions will be eliminated at all levels among its roughly 14,000 full-time employees around the...
  • For your consideration, Oscar voters: Shailene Woodley

     For your consideration, Oscar voters: Shailene Woodley
    Studio execs from 20th Century Fox met with Oscar consultants a few days ago to mull this question: What happens when the year's most acclaimed acting turn to date comes in a movie that skews about two generations too young for most film academy members?...
  • Starz meets with 21st Century Fox about possible acquisition

     Starz meets with 21st Century Fox about possible acquisition
    Executives with Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and Starz met Tuesday to discuss a possible acquisition of the premium cable movie service, a deal that could expand Murdoch's reach into homes across the country. Starz Chief Executive Chris Albrecht...
  • News Corp. closes $416-million deal for romance publisher Harlequin

    News Corp. closes $416-million deal for romance publisher Harlequin
    Rupert Murdoch's publishing company, News Corp., has completed its $416-million purchase of Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corp. of Canada. Harlequin, the world-famous publisher of romance novels, will operate as a separate unit within HarperCollins...
  • UPDATE: Elisabeth Murdoch to Exit Shine Group After Endemol-Core Merger Complete

    There will be one less Murdoch in the 21st Century Fox fold after the company completes its joint venture with Apollo Global Management to combine Shine Group with Apollo's Endemol and Core Media Group. Sources confirm that Murdoch will step down after...
  • Murdoch's News Corp. to buy parent of Realtor.com for $950 million

    Murdoch's News Corp. to buy parent of Realtor.com for $950 million
    Rupert Murdoch is moving into the online real estate business. Murdoch's News Corp. announced a deal Tuesday to buy Move Inc., operator of Realtor.com, the nation's third-largest real estate listings website, for $950 million. The purchase, expected...
  • 'The Simpsons' celebrates its 26th season with -- what else? -- a death

     'The Simpsons' celebrates its 26th season with -- what else? -- a death
    Conservatives branded it an assault on family values. The nation's drug czar warned recovering addicts not to watch it. Schools barred clothing featuring its images. But when "The Simpsons" premieres its 26th season Sunday, TV's longest-running prime-...
  • 21st Century Fox Nominates Prudential PLC Chief Tidjane Thiam for Board

    Prudential plc Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam has been nominated to join 21st Century Fox's board of directors, the entertainment conglomerate said Monday. Investors will vote on his nomination at the company's annual stockholders meeting on November 12,...
  • Rupert Murdoch's total compensation rises to $29.2 million in 2014

    Rupert Murdoch's total compensation rises to $29.2 million in 2014
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch got a slight bump in overall pay for fiscal 2014. Murdoch's total compensation for his role as 21st Century Fox's chairman and chief executive rose to $29.2 million for the 12 months that ended June 30. That's up about 1%...
  • Why Japan's Softbank Needs to Buy DreamWorks Animation (Analysis)

    With its former focus on software wholesaling and its makeover as a technology investment holding company, Japan's Softbank has rarely been sexy enough to make the front pages of the entertainment press. Now the company's mooted bid for DreamWorks...
  • Will Elisabeth Murdoch Leave Fox After Shine-Endemol Combo is Complete?

    Elisabeth Murdoch's future within 21st Century Fox has come into question on the heels of the news that former BSkyB chief Sophie Turner Laing will lead the production powerhouse that Fox is assembling as a joint venture with Apollo Global Management....