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  • 'Blackfish' buyer Amy Entelis wants CNN to work even when news isn't breaking

    'Blackfish' buyer Amy Entelis wants CNN to work even when news isn't breaking
    As TV viewers find ever more ways to consume information, CNN has discovered it's tough for a cable news network to survive on news alone. So in 2012 CNN President Jeff Zucker enlisted Amy Entelis, a news executive who developed some of the top talent in the TV news business, to get the channel into original series and documentary programming. Her first purchase, "Blackfish," became a sensation and opened a national discussion about the conditions at a SeaWorld aquatic theme park. She's replaced some of the talking heads in prime time with the cinematic storytelling of peripatetic chef Anthony Bourdain and whirlwind rides through "The Sixties" and "The Seventies," courtesy of Tom Hanks' Playtone Productions.
  • Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 5-11

    July 5: Actress Katherine Helmond is 86. Actress Shirley Knight is 79. Singer-musician Robbie Robertson is 72. Julie Nixon Eisenhower is 67. Rock star Huey Lewis is 65. Baseball Hall-of-Fame pitcher Rich "Goose" Gossage is 64. Country musician Charles...

    Emma Watson logs on to 'The Circle' as Alicia Vikander gets 'Bourne'

    Emma Watson logs on to 'The Circle' as Alicia Vikander gets 'Bourne'
    Another round of Hollywood musical chairs has played out with Emma Watson joining Tom Hanks in the cyber-thriller "The Circle," filling the void left when Alicia Vikander recently departed the project. Vikander, meanwhile, has signed to costar with Matt...

    Years before court ruling, pop culture shaped same-sex marriage debate

    Years before court ruling, pop culture shaped same-sex marriage debate
    For decades, gays and lesbians were almost invisible in film and television. Homosexuality in the larger culture was draped in code words, and onscreen depictions either disguised gays and lesbians or treated them as objects of ridicule or scorn. Then...

    Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun dies at age 62

    Actor and comedian Rick Ducommun, known for his role in the 1989 film "The 'Burbs," has died at age 62, his family said Thursday. Peter Ducommun said his brother died on June 12 at a Vancouver, British Columbia, hospital after suffering from...