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'Straight Outta Compton' wins top spot again; 'War Room' exceeds expectations

"Straight Outta Compton" continued its streak on top of the box office, and the faith-based drama "War Room" exceeded expectations with a No. 2 debut.

Hollywood's new high-stakes negotiating tool: Twitter

Twitter has long been part of the Hollywood swirl. Celebrities routinely use the messaging service as a marketing device. Then there are the VIPs who sometimes make news by tweeting out a random thought that proves offensive - Ashton Kutcher, we're looking at you.

'Straight Outta Compton' expected to top box office for 3rd straight weekend

It looks like an otherwise strong summer at the domestic box office is is ending on a low note.

Amazon Prime Instant Video to launch in Japan next month

Netflix isn't the only streaming service that has its sights set on Japan. Rival Amazon will launch Prime Instant Video in the country next month.

Al Sharpton loses weeknight show, moves to Sunday mornings on MSNBC

The Rev. Al Sharpton is losing his weeknight pulpit on MSNBC and will move to Sunday mornings.

Michael Francis steps down at DreamWorks Animation

In the latest executive shakeup at DreamWorks Animation, the Glendale-based studio said Michael Francis is stepping down from his role as the company's chief branding officer.

Judge clears path for sale of troubled film studio Relativity Media

A New York bankruptcy judge has cleared the path for the sale of troubled film studio Relativity Media, which declared Chapter 11 last month.

Megyn Kelly's ratings soar despite Donald Trump's tweets

Donald Trump's trolling of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on Twitter isn't hurting her standing with viewers.

Streaming services aren't kidding around as they compete for young viewers

Children's programming might have just become the new front line in the subscription battle between Netflix, Amazon.com and other major streaming services to boost subscriber numbers.

Warner Bros. in talks to produce local language movies in China through joint venture

In a bid to expand its presence in the world's second largest film market, Warner Bros. is in talks to produce local language movies in China through a joint venture with a state-backed investment fund.

Howard narrowly defeats Richardson for president of SAG-AFTRA

Ken Howard, the veteran actor who starred in the 1970s TV series "The White Shadow," defeated "Home Improvement" actress Patricia Richardson to remain president of Hollywood's largest entertainment union.

UTA buys the Agency Group

In a move to significantly bolster its music business, United Talent Agency announced Thursday that it acquired the Agency Group, the world's largest independent music agency.

20th Century Props reopens amid production rebound in L.A.

In a propitious sign for Los Angeles' production sector, one of Hollywood's largest prop houses is reopening six years after it shut down.

NBCUniversal makes $200-million investment in Buzzfeed

Entertainment conglomerate NBCUniversal has agreed to make a $200-million equity investment in BuzzFeed, both companies confirmed Tuesday.

'Go Away Mr. Tumor' dethrones 'Monster Hunt' at China box office

After four weeks atop the mainland box office charts, "Monster Hunt" fell to second place in the seven days ending Sunday. But the live action/animation film still has a chance to surpass "Furious 7" as the top-grossing movie ever in China.

KCBS-KCAL taps Bill Dallman as TV news director

Veteran news director Bill Dallman has been tapped as vice president and news director of KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9.

Where did 'Straight Outta Compton' make the most money? Not where you'd think

It's no surprise that the people who turned out in the largest numbers to see "Straight Outta Compton" mostly were Angelenos, but the list of top 10 theaters for ticket sales nationally has a surprise at No. 1.

Two hot-ticket movies show Indian film industry is moving beyond Bollywood

Harish Kumar considered himself lucky to nab a ticket on a recent night at Cinemark's sprawling theater complex at the Howard Hughes Center in Westchester.

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