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Disney is merging its interactive and consumer products units

Walt Disney Co. is merging its interactive and consumer products divisions in response to "changing consumer preferences in a marketplace increasingly influenced by technology," the Burbank company said Monday.

'Ted 2' falls short of expectations as 'Jurassic World' continues winning streak

Seth MacFarlane's comedy "Ted 2" fell short of tracking expectations with a $32.9 million launch as "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" continued a tight race for No. 1 at the box office.

Hollywood social media give same-sex marriage ruling a big thumbs up

Veteran actor Ian McKellen celebrated with a Vine video. Singer Miley Cyrus rejoiced with some screaming and a few emojis. And talk show host Ellen DeGeneres summed up her joy in two words and a hashtag.

Warner Bros. expands backlot tour to get bigger share of tourism business

Warner Bros. is about to premiere a major expansion of its backlot tour in a bid to grab a larger share of Los Angeles' lucrative tourism business.

Hollywood rejoices as Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage legal across U.S.

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. And the majority of Hollywood was rapturous.

Disney crosses $1 billion at domestic box office in record time

Walt Disney Studios announced Thursday it has crossed the $1-billion mark at the domestic box office after 174 days, beating its previous record of 188 days in 2012.

June could end up being the biggest month ever at the box office

There's a three-way race this weekend as "Ted 2," "Inside Out" and "Jurassic World" rack up ticket sales that could put June within range of being the biggest month ever at the box office.

'Ted 2,' 'Inside Out,' 'Jurassic World' to fight for No. 1 at the box office

It's looking like another robust weekend at the summer box office as "Ted 2," "Inside Out" and "Jurassic World" enter a three-way race for No. 1.

Watch out, Hollywood: Chinese entertainment, tech execs grow more confident

Three U.S. films - "Furious 7," "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Jurassic World" - have sold almost $750 million in tickets in Chinese theaters since April.

'Go-to' L.A. lawyer says Hollywood studios are shortchanging his clients

He's one of the most feared litigators in Hollywood. Over a four-decade career, Neville Johnson has wrangled more than $350 million for actors, writers and other clients he contends were shortchanged their fair share of royalties and profits.

IATSE launches safety hotline

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has launched its safety hotline program for members to report hazards on the job.

Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dead at 95

Ralph Roberts, who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment companies, has died. He was 95.

Pixar's 'Inside Out' opens to $3.7 million Thursday night

Pixar's emotional new film "Inside Out" should be feeling pretty happy based on early box-office numbers.

Rupert Murdoch's sons, taking charge of Fox media empire, will face new digital realities

The entertainment empire Rupert Murdoch is turning over to his sons James and Lachlan will face far different challenges from the ones he encountered during the last 60 years.

Box office: 'Spy' tops weekend with $30-million opening

Female moviegoers flexed their box-office might again this weekend, helping Melissa McCarthy's comedy "Spy" take the No. 1 spot with an estimated $30 million in the U.S. and Canada.

Wall Street to Rupert Murdoch: You sure about those boys?

Shares of 21st Century Fox were little changed Thursday as the succession plan for Rupert Murdoch became clearer.

Charter to carry Dodgers channel, SportsNet LA, beginning Tuesday

Charter Communications said it will offer the Los Angeles Dodgers-owned cable channel to its customers in Southern California beginning Tuesday, ending a 14-month TV blackout that's left thousands of baseball fans fuming.

Spotify raises $526 million as Apple charges into music streaming

Fast-growing music streaming company Spotify is armed with half a billion dollars in new funding as it faces its most formidable challenger yet - Apple.

Brian Williams unlikely to return to 'NBC Nightly News,' sources say

Beleaguered anchor Brian Williams is still awaiting word about his future, but network insiders believe that it's unlikely he'll return to his desk at the "NBC Nightly News."

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