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Jon Stewart Leads Donald Trump Sing-Along

Many people have weighed in at great length on Donald Trump and his Mexican Rapists Candidacy Announcement, since the real-estate mogul delivered the headline-making speech in the gold-plated halls of Trump Towers a couple weeks ago....Show More Summary

Donald Trump Set to Take "Action Against NBC," His Lawyer Tells CNN

"The reality is, he's exercising his First Amendment right to free speech," Alan Garten said about Trump on Sunday's 'Reliable Sources.' read more

‘Amy’ Sparkles With $37K PTA, ‘Cartel Land’ Solid: Specialty Box Office

The late Amy Winehouse drew big crowds to cinemas over the holiday weekend with one of the biggest debuts of any specialty release this year and certainly in the top tier for any documentary. In just six theaters, A24’s simply titled...Show More Summary

Bart & Fleming: Judd Apatow’s Promo Push; Harper Lee’s ‘Watchman;’ Hot Dog Eating And ‘Magic Mike XXL’

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business. BART: No comedy director has ever worked harder...Show More Summary

Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Ratings Cool, Fox’s Baseball Hits Home Run

With this year's Independence Day falling on a Saturday, it was inevitable that the annual Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular (0.9/6) wasn't going to be as explosive as previous celebrations. And with an 18% drop among adults 18-49 from 2014 that fizzle was exactly what happened on a much more competitive nigh than last year. Show More Summary

‘Terminator: Genisys’ Taps $74M; ‘Minions’ Makes $54.3M; ‘Jurassic’ Moves Up On WW Chart – Intl Box Office

Refresh for latest… International weekend estimates are rolling in with Terminator: Genisys taking the top spot at $74M for the frame. The offshore expansion of Paramount’s latest in the franchise brought the sci-fi actioner to 60% of its ultimate international footprint and gives it an overseas cume of $85.5M. Show More Summary

Disney Races Past $3B Global Box Office; Sets Studio Speed Record

In what is becoming a year of record speed to box office milemarkers for many of the majors, Disney has crossed $3B worldwide. The studio actually hit $3B earlier this week on June 30, significantly outpacing last year’s record which was set on August 5. Show More Summary

BBC Faces Billion Dollar Bill After Govt Asks It To Pick Up Welfare Costs; Move Marks Latest Setback

The BBC keeps taking hits rather than making them. The same week that the iconic broadcaster announced it was cutting more than 1000 jobs to make up for a shortfall in its license fee revenues, a report in the Sunday Times today claims the BBC will also face a bill in excess of $1 billion for new welfare charges. Show More Summary

Basic Legal Advice For Record Producers

[UPDATED] The music business, particularly the pop and urban markets, is more producer driven than ever before. Producers not only help capture the sound in the studio and use the available technology to mold it to be commercially acceptable, but more and more producers are finding and discovering new talent...

‘I Touched All Your Stuff’ Trailer: Stranger Than Fiction, Or Just Fiction

“It all started with the hippos.” That’s the kind of sentence that usually suggests a whimsical journey of self discovery, but in this instance it’s the introduction to what happens when adjectives like “picaresque” are combined with “completely full of it”. Show More Summary

‘Queen Of The Desert’ Trailer: Nicole Kidman, Damian Lewis, Robert Pattinson

“Who the bloody hell is this Gertrude Bell?” one of the men determining how to conquer and divide the Middle East. “She’s the maker of kings.” And the subject of writer-director Werner Herzog’s latest movie, which concerns a significant female power player in the history of that troubled part of the world. Show More Summary

Diana Douglas Dies: Actress, 92, Was Kirk Douglas’ First Wife And Mother of Michael And Joel Douglas

Actress Diana Douglas, mother of Michael Douglas and Joel Douglas, died today at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, CA. The first wife of actor Kirk Douglas, she was 92 and died of cancer, her husband of 15 years Donald A. Show More Summary

Panama Drops Out of Donald Trump's Miss Universe Pageant

Contest organizers and broadcasters in Costa Rica and Mexico also have pulled out of the event. read more

Last Week's Most Read Posts: Apple Music Reviews • Kudos For CD Baby • Networking • More

Apple Music dominated this week's news. There were good reviews and bad, but all of it is worth knowing about given Apple's game changing potential. Our friends at CD Baby got an amazing hat tip from Apple; and there was more news... Apple Directs Indie Artists To CD Baby Google...

Music Think Tank Weekly Recap: Branding, Polishing and Reviewing Your Progress • More

This week we are talking about how to brand yourself in today's digital age and going back to our roots by finding new reasons to perfect our piano skills on Cherie Nelson | The Musician Online: Branding Yourself Sam Friedman | How To Perfect Your Band's Social Media...

‘Inside Out’ May Win Day, But Not Weekend; ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Grosses Stripped Down – Friday B.O. Matinees

UPDATED, 1:32 PM: Wham Bam, Thank You Sir … that’s what the box office performance so far of Magic Mike XXL looks like right now as it came out strong in previews with $9.3M but is now petering out and looks lucky at this point to pull in a $20M three-day. Show More Summary

‘Creed’-Inspired Change.Org Petition Successfully Trolls, Wins Internet

If you were wowed this week by the excellent first trailer for Creed, the upcoming Rocky spinoff starring Michael B. Jordan, you’re not alone. The story of how the son of Rocky’s rival/best friend/trainer Apollo (who died in 1985’s Rocky IV) becomes a boxer in his own right looks fantastic. Show More Summary

‘Big Brother’ Ratings Top Night Of Holiday Declines, ‘Hannibal’ & ‘Rookie Blue’ Even

With most of America getting ready for the long Fourth of July weekend, primetime television took a bit of a backseat last night. Almost everyone was down and so was overall usage among adults 18-49, which took an 8% decline from last week. Show More Summary

‘Terminator: Genisys’ Pulls In $27.9M And Is Running Ahead Of ‘Ghost Protocol’ – International Box Office

With a number of big titles in the international marketplace — holdovers Jurassic World, Minions, and Inside Out and Ted 2, Terminator: Genisys expanded from its last weekend bow in 10 small markets and is now in a total of 38 territories. Show More Summary

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