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Ben Powers Dies: ‘Good Times’ Actor Was 64

Ben Powers, best known for his role as Keith Anderson on the Good Times sitcom that aired on CBS in the middle to late 1970s, has died. Powers was 64 and died April 6 in New Bedford, MA. His character was the football player husbandShow More Summary

Deadline Studio @ Tribeca Film Festival Day Three: Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, Dianna Agron And More

Day Three at the Deadline Studio at the Tribeca Film Festival got off to a cool, quick start when Backtrack thesp Robin McLeavy and her director Michael Petroni arrived an hour early, clearly pumped for the premiere of their film tonight. More...Show More Summary

Pete Rose Hired As Fox Sports Guest Analyst, Commentator

Pete Rose may be banned from baseball, but that isn’t standing in the way of the all-time hit king’s serving as a guest studio analyst for Fox Sports. Rose will provide commentary and analysis for pregame and postgame shows during regular-season...Show More Summary

Harvey Weinstein Talks ‘Hateful Eight’, Sony Hack, Gut Instincts & Socially Aware Oscar Campaigns At Tribeca

A packed house gathered today at the SVA Theatre for the Tribeca Film Festival’s A Conversation With Harvey Weinstein, in which the The Weinstein Co. film chief canvassed an array of topics including the Sony hacking incident, Quentin...Show More Summary

Jonathan Crombie Dies: Actor Known For Canada’s ‘Anne Of Green Gables’ TV Series

Actor Jonathan Crombie, best known for his role as the romantic lead in the Canadian TV series Anne of Green Gables, has died. He was 48. Crombie was adept at playing clean-cut characters of unexpected depth and warmth, and to generations of Canadians he’ll always be Gilbert Blythe to Megan Fallows’ Anne Shirley. Show More Summary

'Furious 7' rules Friday box office; 'Paul Blart' surprisingly strong

"Furious 7," which recently passed $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales, looks poised to dominate the domestic box office for a third straight weekend, bringing in an estimated $8.3 million on Friday.

‘The Messengers’ Off To Low Ratings Start, ‘Last Man’ & ‘Cristela’ End Seasons

It was a night of endings, beginnings and a dip in usage in primetime on Friday. With the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs as competition and a 4% slip among adults 18-49 in overall usage from last week, there was also a bit of some things remaining the same with ABC topping the night among adults 18-49 for the second week in a row. Show More Summary

Getting It Done: The Week in D.I.Y & Indie Music

A Complete Guide To Facebook Advertising For Musicians Data Is Power For Indie Musicians 7 Ways Ensure You Never Get Invited Back To A Venue 3 Surprising Music Career Tips You Never Knew You Needed 6 Lessons Indie Labels & Musicians Have Learned About Streaming Music Leveling The Playing Field...

It’s Raining Paul Shaffer’s Greatist Hits, As Dave Letterman Ponders Grand Finale

David Letterman said his friend Al Franken said he’d like the last show “to be mawkish or maudlin,” possibly leaning toward the former. (We think it’ll probably have a little of both.) Letterman asked bandleader Paul Shaffer for hisShow More Summary

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Reasons You Should Not Scrimp On Your Photoshoot

Lori Bumgarner | Reasons You Should Not Scrimp On Your Photoshoot Cherie Nelson | 5 Tips For The Ultimate Coachella Experience Wallace Collins | How Do I Get My Rights Back: Termination Under U.S Copyright Law John Lilly | Do It Yourself: Mechanics vs. Motivation

Bill Maher Not Buying What Judith Miller Selling On ‘Real Time’

Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller stopped by Real Time with Bill Maher  as she sells her book The Story: A Reporter's Journey, to explain why she wasn't more skeptical while reporting in the walk-up to the Iraq War. She insisted...Show More Summary

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

Apple's Streaming Music Launch Plans: $9.99, $14.99 Tiers, Lots Of Exclusives Mumford & Sons Refuse To Join TIDAL's "Tribalist Commercial Bullshit" Believe Digital Acquires TuneCore Fair Play, Fair Pay Act Of 2015 Introduced To Congress Vinyl Albums Show A 37% Sales Increase In 2015 Prior To Record Store Day Despite...

Today Is Record Store Day. Get Off Your Ass And Go Buy Something

"Independent record stores are much more than the name suggests. They are an international community and platform where music has an outlet and an opportunity to grow over the long term, in a way that sincerely connects with community and culture. They are also a magnificent mob of highly opinionated...

Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger may hinge on Internet service expansion

Comcast Corp.'s bid to win state approval to purchase Time Warner Cable could hinge on whether the company becomes a generous corporate citizen.

Original Rockers by Richard King review – a wonderfully evocative tribute to a record shop

This history of Bristol’s erstwhile independent record store Revolver is a bittersweet homage to a hallowed place As an undergraduate at the University of Bristol in the early 1990s, Richard King spent almost as much time in the city’s record shops as he did in the library. Show More Summary

Small business in the spotlight ... Spillers Records

Ashli Todd co-owns Spillers Records with her sister Grace. The business began in Cardiff in 1894. It’s marking Record Store Day with live music and DJs It’s been in our family since the 70s. It used to be run by our dad, now myself and my sister [Grace Todd] are co-owners. Show More Summary

‘Furious 7? Leads Pack, ‘Mall Cop 2? Bags $22M+, ‘Unfriended’ Logs In At No. 3

After three weekends in release Furious 7 is still No. 1 with a Friday box office haul of about $8M on a trek to a possible three-day weekend of $26.8M to $27.2M for Universal which is celebrating today its first ever $1B worldwide box office on a picture. Show More Summary

‘Cristela’ Creator & Star Cristela Alonzo Pens ‘Possible Goodbye’ Letter To Fans, Addresses Show’s Potential End & Legacy

On the eve of the Season 1 finale of freshman ABC comedy series Cristela tonight, the series’ creator and star, standup comedian Cristela Alonzo, wrote an emotional entry in her blog addressing the possible end of her show, which is on the bubble for a second season renewal. Show More Summary

‘Married’s Kimiko Glenn Joins ‘Nerve'; Kino Lorber Acquires ‘Gueros’

Kimiko Glenn, who has a recurring role on FX’s Married and appears in the Netflix hit Orange Is The New Black, has joined the Lionsgate feature Nerve, co-starring with Emma Roberts ??and Dave Franco. Glenn plays the worried friend of a high school senior (Roberts) who’s enmeshed in an increasingly dangerous online game of dare. Show More Summary

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