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Rachel Nichols Heading Back To ESPN

Nichols is returning to the Disney-owned sports network as an anchor and reporter, including participation in SportsCenter, starting early next year. Jim Miller, author of best-selling oral history, Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside...Show More Summary

Nat Geo Adapting Martha Raddatz’s ‘The Long Road Home’; E! Renews ‘#Richkids’

National Geographic Channel is teaming with Mike Medavoy and Jason Clark to develop a scripted mini-series based on Martha Raddatz’s bestseller The Long Road Home. It will chronicle the events of April 4, 2004, a day that became known...Show More Summary

Some Cast And Crew Of Indie Comedy ‘Frat Pack’ Still Waiting To Be Paid

UPDATED, 10:55 AM: Producers of the indie road-trip comedy Frat Pack say they now have paid their cast and crew, many of whom hadn't been paid because completion funds had been tied up pending the settlement of a lawsuit in Ontario,Show More Summary

‘The Fosters’ Renewed For Season 4 By ABC Family

ABC Family has ordered a fourth season of The Fosters ahead of the blended family drama series’ Season 3 winter premiere on January 25 when ABCF will be known as Freeform. "We have so many more stories to tell about The Fosters family...Show More Summary

Charlie Sheen: Winning For ‘Today’ Show

Charlie Sheen’s exclusive announcement he is HIV positive catapulted Today to its longest winning streak in more than three years; the morning infotainment show has topped ABC’s Good Morning America for 12 consecutive weeks now in the news demo. Today was No. Show More Summary

Nigel Lythgoe To Return For ‘American Idol’ Finale As ‘SYTYCD’ Fate In Limbo

The parade of returning American Idol alums for the reality series’ upcoming 15th and final season will include original executive producer Nigel Lythgoe who is set to reprise his duties for the series finale. The news comes as Fox is going down to the wire deciding the fate of Lythgoe’s series So You Think You Can Dance. Show More Summary

‘Star Wars Rebels’ Renewed For Season 3 At Disney XD

Disney XD has renewed Star Wars Rebels as expected for Season 3, with production already underway and a plan to air new episodes of the Lucasfilm-produced animated series in 2016. The series, which follows a ragtag group of heroes that...Show More Summary

Peter Jackson Directing An Episode Of ‘Doctor Who’?

Peter Jackson has dropped an intriguing video on his Facebook page. Seems the much-buzzed-about topic of Jackson directing an episode of Doctor Who is becoming a reality — or is it? In the video, we see Jackson polishing his four Oscars...Show More Summary

Christopher McQuarrie Accepts ‘Mission: Impossible 6’

The writer-director of the summer hit Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation made it official today: He’ll be back for Tom Cruise’s next mission. Christopher McQuarrie tweeted that he is set for the sixth installment in Paramount and Skydance’s...Show More Summary

The Revenue From A Single Taylor Swift Concert

For those curious about how much an A-list superstar like Taylor Swift makes off a single concert, a recent performance at a publicly owned stadium offers a unique look at such an event's revenue breakdown. ______________________________ Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 If you ever wondered where the...

The Weinstein Co. Puts ‘The Alchemist’ In Turnaround

EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Co. has put its long-gestating adaptation of Paolo Coelho’s global bestseller The Alchemist into a 12-month turnaround. The decision marks the end, for now at least, of a near-decade long attempt to get the New Age page-turner to the big screen. Show More Summary

Jimmy Fallon Logs Biggest Demo Margin To Date Over Stephen Colbert

NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon delivered its biggest demo margin to date compared to CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, making it five weeks in a row Fallon has established a new biggest-yet margin versus a week of Colbert originals. Show More Summary

RealD Says Potential Bidders Backed Off Over Concerns About 3D’s Prospects

What scared away all but one of the potential bidders in RealD? That’s still unclear, although a new SEC filing from the 3D technology company cites others’ concerns about “perceived risks around consumer appetite for 3D films,” as well...Show More Summary

‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Score With Patriots’ Defeat, ‘Quantico’ Down

All good things must come to an end, and for the New England Patriots, last night saw the demise of their undefeated season. With a 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos and QB Brock Osweiler, the current Super Bowl champs finally...Show More Summary

Fullscreen Taps Ex-Hulu Boss Andy Forssell As COO

Andy Forssell, the longtime Hulu executive who in 2013 served a stint as interim CEO, has joined online video company Fullscreen as Chief Operating Officer. He will oversee day-to-day operations of the company's three divisions — serving...Show More Summary

Why Music Streaming Isn't Really About The Music

It may seem strange for companies like YouTube and Amazon to be suddenly entering the streaming industry, particularly given how notoriously unprofitable it is, but by offering it bundled with other services, music streaming's profitability becomes less important than does long-term customer loyalty. Show More Summary

Russian Producers Ask Government For Protection Against Hollywood Releases

They are concerned that several local releases will have to compete with Hollywood fare over lucrative New Year's season. read more

Russian Director Eldar Ryazanov Dies at 88

He directed the Soviet era's most popular comedy "The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!" read more

New On Our Jobs Board: Ass't Music Publicist At CyberPR

Digital music marketing firm CyberPr is hiring a NYC based assistant publicist. Founder Ariel Hyatt says she's looking for "a strong writer who is also a detail-oriented multi-tasker to assist with blogger PR campaigns for independent musicians." More on this gig and others on Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board. HIRING?...

Donald Trump Blames TV For Lack Of Video Showing NJ Muslims Celebrating World Trade Center Collapse

Donald Trump this morning blamed television for not yet producing proof of his claim he saw a TV broadcast in which thousands of Muslims in New Jersey celebrated when the World Trade Center was downed by terrorists. "Don't forget…15Show More Summary

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