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  • Fox wraps upfront deals, Gannett buying Belo.

    Fox wraps upfront deals, Gannett buying Belo.
    After the coffee. Before cleaning five days of mail off my desk. The Skinny: I've been listening to a lot of Jackson Browne lately. Might explain the somber mood. Anyway, back in Los Angeles after five days in D.C. I'll miss family but not the humidity....
  • WIGS channel aims for TV-quality scripted shows on YouTube

    WIGS channel aims for TV-quality scripted shows on YouTube
    The wails of an infant haunt much of the 13-minute YouTube clip. On the Internet's dominant video site, recordings of laughing babies, talking twin babies, roller-skating babies long have made for amusing, sure-fire click bait. This case of a crying...
  • Bill Murray, CM Punk take part in Kerry Wood's wiffle ball benefit

    Bill Murray, CM Punk take part in Kerry Wood's wiffle ball benefit
    Rather than use a plastic wiffle ball bat like everyone else who faced off against retired Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood Saturday during Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic at Wrigley Field, former WWE Champion CM Punk briefly opted for a folding chair, not unlike...
  • Jake Gyllenhaal refocuses his career

    Jake Gyllenhaal refocuses his career
    TORONTO--When director Denis Villeneuve first approached Jake Gyllenhaal to star as a detective in his new dramatic thriller, "Prisoners," the actor was skeptical. The movie contained plenty of genre elements — heinous crime, creepy suspect —...
  • Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah': Can't auteurs and studios just get along?

    Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah': Can't auteurs and studios just get along?
    Making a big studio movie when you're the strong-willed independent sort can run you into a lot of sand traps. Filmmakers in that position think studio execs are a bunch of philistines and marketing-minded meddlers, while the execs thinks a director is...
  • Two by two, including the arks used to film 'Noah'

    Two by two, including the arks used to film 'Noah'
    NEW YORK — The ark in "Noah" should be the ultimate petting zoo, but a warning sign on the film's massive set here tells visitors to keep their hands to themselves: "Animals are fragile. Please do not touch." There are fake mammals crowding one...
  • Composers help tell the story and set the scene

    When a movie has little dialogue and even fewer sound effects, what keeps the audience tethered emotionally to the story? And how can a film seamlessly blend the idea of death and a child's wide-eyed wonderment? Through its music, of course. Here are four...
  • 'Breaking Bad' finale: Famous fans say goodbye online

    'Breaking Bad' finale: Famous fans say goodbye online
    The preferred Twitter hashtag for "Breaking Bad" on Sunday night was "#goodbyebreakingbad." In case anyone hadn't already heard, the show -- which in six years progressed from cult favorite to beloved pillar of the pop cultural firmament -- was airing its...
  • Lawsuit challenges a Hollywood pillar: Unpaid internships

    Lawsuit challenges a Hollywood pillar: Unpaid internships
    Melvin Mar's entrée to Hollywood was far from glamorous. As an unpaid intern for "Platoon" producer Arnold Kopelson, Mar was responsible for fetching his boss' lunch of matzo ball soup every day. Mar calculated to the minute how long it would take to...
  • 'Captain America' soars! Yahoo to try video again. RIP Mickey Rooney.

    'Captain America' soars! Yahoo to try video again. RIP Mickey Rooney.
    After the coffee. Before the NCAA Championship game. The Skinny: I saw "Rob the Mob" on Sunday. While some of the cast was enjoyable -- particularly Griffin Dunne and Ray Romano -- overall I was a little disappointed in the movie about a young couple ...
  • Hollywood tries to win Christians' faith

    Hollywood tries to win Christians' faith
    Randall Wallace didn't expect a rock-star reception when he went on the road to promote his faith-based drama "Heaven Is for Real" ahead of its Easter-weekend release. Yet at the First Assembly of God Church in Phoenix, 9,000 congregants greeted the...