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  • 'Billy Elliot's' Jamie Bell danced his way to stardom, fatherhood

    PASADENA, Calif. Child actors often grow up conflicted by the experience. But that's not so with British actor Jamie Bell. Bell was at the peak of adolescent angst when, at 14, he was a smash hit in the film, "Billy Elliot," about a little boy who becomes...
  • Scripted TV Competition Builds With Packed Summer Schedule

    Looks like the DVR won't be getting that much-needed summer vacation. Not every network has released their summer skeds just yet, but it's clear that there will be an unprecedented number of scripted skeins on the broadcast networks from June through...
  • Film Review: 'Geography Club'

    An LGBT movie for the "Glee" crowd (minus the musical numbers), "Geography Club" sports a clever concept but also a built-in marketing problem: A group of high schoolers choose the nerdiest name possible for their new club, hoping their homophobic...
  • Role of renaissance man fits new Disney/ABC TV chief Ben Sherwood

    Ben Sherwood has the kind of resume that could make even a high achiever jealous. A Harvard graduate and a Rhodes scholar, Sherwood has been a reporter, producer, author and executive. On Monday, Sherwood added the title chairman to his curriculum vitae...
  • Disney taps ABC News head Ben Sherwood for top television post

    Disney taps ABC News head Ben Sherwood for top television post
    Walt Disney Co. has tapped ABC News President Ben Sherwood to succeed Anne Sweeney next year as co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president of the Disney/ABC Television Group. In his new role, Sherwood will have oversight over not only the ABC...
  • 'Divergent' delivers. Comcast and Apple talk streaming.

    'Divergent' delivers. Comcast and Apple talk streaming.
    After the coffee. Before discussing last night's "The Good Wife" shocker.  The Skinny: I'm so glad I stayed off Twitter and other social media last night until after 10 p.m. I would have been totally bummed if the end of "The Good Wife" was ruined...
  • ABC Family Pulls Plug on 'Alice in Arabia' After Muslim Org Backlash

    Just days after the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) expressed concerns over potential stereotyping in the pilot for ABC Family's "Alice in Arabia" and requested a meeting with execs, the network has decided not to pursue the show that...
  • 'Divergent': 5 things to know about the Shailene Woodley movie

    As the latest film franchise based on a bestselling young-adult book series, "Divergent" arrives in theaters Friday to the delight of die-hard fans. But for those unfamiliar with the dystopian thriller's background and mythology, all this talk of...
  • Turkish President And Thousands in Turkey Are Bypassing Twitter Ban

    Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Friday tweeted his disagreement with Turkey's Twitter ban, enacted Thursday by the country's Internet watchdog after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pictured) vowed to close down the social media platform which was a...
  • Twitter Adds One-Click Video Playback -- Which It Claims Delivers Huge Results

    Twitter just became a more attractive home for premium, short-form video content. The social media company launched a new way for partners to present video in tweets: Now, video previews can appear in the timelines of users, who can initiate playback...
  • Oscars soar on Twitter with Ellen DeGeneres

    Oscars soar on Twitter with Ellen DeGeneres
    Ellen DeGeneres' mass A-lister selfie and pizza party helped the Oscars rule Twitter.  The event, televised on ABC, drew nearly 11.2 million tweets from 2.8 million people, according to Nielsen SocialGuide. The 86th Academy Awards generated 25 times...