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'Furious 7' rules Friday box office; 'Paul Blart' surprisingly strong

"Furious 7," which recently passed $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales, looks poised to dominate the domestic box office for a third straight weekend, bringing in an estimated $8.3 million on Friday.

Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger may hinge on Internet service expansion

Comcast Corp.'s bid to win state approval to purchase Time Warner Cable could hinge on whether the company becomes a generous corporate citizen.

WikiLeaks publishes Sony hack documents, emails

Months after Sony Pictures Entertainment suffered from a crippling cyberattack, troves of the studio's leaked information has resurfaced on WikiLeaks.

Vidcon 2015 speakers, panelists announced

Executives from Twitter, Sony and Vessel are among the keynote speakers and panelists for the sixth annual VidCon.

Richard Engel reveals new details on his 2012 kidnapping in Syria

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel has uncovered new details about his 2012 kidnapping in Syria.

Imax premieres new laser system at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood

Imax Corp. offered a glimpse into cinematic future, showcasing a new laser projection system at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood that executives contend will transform the moviegoing experience.

China's LeTV launches smartphone, inks production deals

Chinese entertainment and tech company LeTV said Tuesday it would launch its new mobile phones and smart television service in the U.S. and establish an American headquarters in Redwood City, joining a raft of Chinese competitors expanding their operations to California.

Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger debated at California PUC

California Public Utilities Commission members are scheduled to receive public comment on Comcast Corp.'s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable at a hearing this afternoon in Los Angeles.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings received $11.1 million in 2014

The money streamed in for Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, with his pay up 44% to $11.1 million last year.

Media executives' pay packages are still in stratosphere

Among captains of industry, entertainment executives continue to reap some of the biggest rewards when it comes to compensation.

California PUC member moves to block Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

Just days before an important public hearing, a California Public Utilities Commission member has raised the stakes by proposing the regulatory panel block Comcast's bid to acquire Time Warner Cable.

CBS CEO Leslie Moonves received $57 million in 2014

CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves remains one of the most generously compensated executives in corporate America.

Participant Media CEO Jim Berk steps down

Jim Berk, chief executive of Beverly Hills entertainment company Participant Media, said on Friday that he is resigning after eight years. 

Michael De Luca enters three-year first-look deal with Universal

Movie producer Michael De Luca has officially entered a first-look deal with Universal Pictures, said studio chair Donna Langley on Friday. 

NBCUniversal's Steve Burke made $33.9 million in 2014, more than Comcast boss

NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke received a slightly more handsome compensation package in 2014 than his boss, Brian Roberts, who is the chairman and chief executive of Comcast Corp.

Dodgers' TV channel ratings off to bumpy start

The Los Angeles Dodgers kicked off the 2015 season with two stadium sellouts and an uneven performance in the TV ratings.

JW Marriott branches out into filmmaking to draw younger travelers

Dozens of martial artists, hip-hop dancers and veteran stuntmen filled the lobby of the tony JW Marriott hotel at L.A. Live as curious hotel guests looked on.

Lionsgate shares fall after chairman's stock sale announced

Shares of Lionsgate on Wednesday fell the most since last May after the company said its chairman will sell 20% of his stock in the company. 

Consumer Watchdog: Parents 'can't trust Google' with YouTube Kids app

Santa Monica advocacy group Consumer Watchdog voiced its concerns over the YouTube Kids app at a news conference Tuesday, calling on parents to "take Google with a large grain of salt."

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