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Michael King Dead: TV Exec Who Helped Launch ‘Oprah’ Show Was 66

Michael King, who with his brother Roger was behind the syndication of the mega-successful Oprah, Dr. Phil and Rachael Ray shows, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 66. King had been in intensive care at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center...Show More Summary

The Three Biggest Reasons Why You Might Still Want To Sign With A Record Label

Depending on who you talk to, the internet has either helped or hindered the music business. Some people think it's done both. Sure, sales are down and the economic paradigm continues to shift, but access to music has never been greater, vinyl sales continue to grow, and with such a...

Joe Wright In Talks To Board ‘The Lifeboat’ With Anne Hathaway, Working Title and Focus Features

EXCLUSIVE– Joe Wright is in talks to direct The Lifeboat with Anne Hathaway attached to star in the adaptation of Charlotte Rogan’s book. Hathaway is also producing alongside Working Title and Focus Features, who jointly acquired the...Show More Summary

Shazam Adds Visual Recognition - QR Codes Just Got Cool Again

Audio recognition app Shazam has found a place on every music lover's smartphone. Increasingly labels and publishers are using data from the app to spot trends, find new artists and measure fan engagement. Today, Shazam added visual recognition to its bag of tricks. ______________________________________ The QR code and stalled efforts...

Glenne Headly Will Go ‘Fish’ With Jason Alexander In Larry David’s Broadway Smash

Fish In The Dark, Larry David’s runaway Broadway hit, has extended its limited run and will make a go of it with two new stars: The previously announced Jason Alexander, replacing David as Norman Drexel, and now Glenne Headly, replacing Rita Wilson as Norman’s wife Brenda. Show More Summary

Stub Hub Names Summer's Hottest Concerts

Heritage acts dominate the summer's top concerts, according to StubHub. The ticket reseller draws its top 10 from sales and demand drawn from its more than 16 million visitors. Taylor Swift overwhelmingly took the #1 spot, nearly tripling the demand of One Direction at #2. As determined by total sales...

AM NEWS BRIEF: Turtles SiriusXM Lawsuit Gains Class Actions Status • IFPI Joins .music Domain Fight • Gaana Hacked • More

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Gear4music instrument retailer plans to open Soho store after IPO

Online seller of Fender Stratocasters and Gibson guitars to float on alternative investment market and open flagship store near London’s iconic Denmark Street The online musical instrument retailer Gear4music, which sells Fender Stratocasters...Show More Summary

Imax Shares Leap As It Announces Hong Kong IPO Plan

Imax shares are up more than 7% in pre-market trading — potentially headed for a new all-time high — following the long-expected formal announcement of an IPO for its Chinese venues that could boost the parent company’s valuation. The...Show More Summary

Ni Hao, Netflix! How Entering China Is Harder Than Scaling the Great Wall

The streamer's stock soared past $600 a share on news of talks with a mainland media group owned by Jack Ma as Reed Hastings contends with rampant local piracy and byzantine regulation. read more

Hollywood Bracing for ACLU Gender Probe, Possible Subpoenas

Will you be subpoenaed? Several options are on the table as Hollywood's hiring practices go under the microscope. read more

FIFA Scandal: Vladimir Putin Accuses U.S. of Meddling

"This is another attempt to extend its jurisdiction to other states," the Russian president says. read more

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Under Increasing Pressure After Major Sponsors Speak Out

Beleaguered FIFA President Sepp Blatter is facing growing signs to resign after a number of major sponsors spoke out against the current crisis engulfing the world football body. McDonald’s, The Coca-Cola Company, Adidas, Budweiser and...Show More Summary

FIFA Corruption Scandal: The Best Memes

The Internet world pokes fun at the world soccer governing body and its head Sepp Blatter, with Hollywood references galore. read more

Christina Hendricks ‘Mad Men’ Exit Interview: Joan “Always Spoke The Truth”

As Joan Harris (née Holloway) Christina Hendricks became one of the most-loved characters on AMC's Mad Men. With her artfully-drawn portrait of a dynamic woman in a male-dominated workplace, Hendricks seemed made for the role, bringing depth and complexity to Joan's biting charm. Show More Summary

Molestation Claim Against Michael Jackson Estate Dismissed

The judge ruled that choreographer Wade Robson had waited too long to file in court. read more

Paramount, Mary Parent To Turn ‘Beyblade’ Into Live Action Feature

EXCLUSIVE: After turning the Hasbro toys Transformers and G.I. Joe into hit feature franchises, Paramount Pictures will try again with Beyblade. The studio has acquired rights to turn Beyblade into a live action feature that will be produced by Mary Parent through her Disruption Entertainment banner. Show More Summary

‘The End Of The Tour’ Trailer: Jason Segel As David Foster Wallace

Here’s another hot ticket out of this year’s Sundance, acquired by distributor A24 as the fest was getting under way. The End of the Tour is based on David Lipsky’s book Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace. Show More Summary

ABC Signs Talent Deal With NBA Pilot Star Blondy Baruti

ABC, which cast newcomer Blondy Baruti after looking at a hundreds of young actors for the lead in its NBA comedy pilot this season, is holding onto their find. Baruti has been signed into a talent holding deal with ABC and ABC Studios,...Show More Summary

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