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Erin Burnett: My First Big Break

Erin Burnett's first big break came in a very old school way. She wrote a letter to someone in the TV news business whom she admired. But it went beyond just letter writing. "I was essentially a Willow Bay stalker," Burnett tells us....Show More Summary

Here's What 'Game Of Thrones' Season 4 Looked Like Before And After Visual Effects

Warning: Spoilers about "Game of Thrones" season 4 are ahead. With its many battles, trials by combat, and all out wars, season four of HBO's "Game of Thrones" was one of the most visually spectacular shows on television this past season — all thank s thanks to the series' amazing visual and special effects. Show More Summary

USA-Ghana Sets Ratings Record For ESPN

ESPN's last World Cup before turning over the broadcast rights to NBC is off to a good start: Monday night's USA-Ghana match was the most-watched men's soccer match ever on ESPN or ESPN2, drawing 11.1 million viewers per minute. 11.1...Show More Summary

First Full 'Expendables 3' Trailer Is Packed With Explosions

The first full trailer for "The Expendables 3" has enough explosions that it could make Michael Bay jealous. Slyvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are reloading for a third film filled with even more action stars — and KelseyShow More Summary

YouTuber Zoe Sugg Signs Two-Book Deal With Penguin

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Popular YouTuber Zoe Sugg has signed a two- book deal with Penguin UK. Known as Zoella to her fans, Sugg regularly posts beauty and advice videos on YouTube. She counts almost 5 million subscribers and her videos have been viewed almost...Show More Summary

New 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Trailer Shows Off The Villain

Marvel released a new international trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy" and it finally gives us a much better idea of what to expect from Marvel's next big film. Every teaser and trailer up to this point has highlighted the comedic...Show More Summary

Haruki Murakami Celebrated in an Animated Video

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Dr. Ilana Simons has created a short animated film celebrating Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. In a Psychology Today blog post, Simons calls him her "favorite living writer" and credits him for inspiring "grand journeys of imagination...Show More Summary

WWE Wrestling Legend Comes Out As Gay

Wrestling legend Pat Patterson, 73, came out during an emotional scene on the finale of the reality show " Legends' House," after over 50 years of hiding his sexuality. While seated at a table with fellow WWE stars 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan,...Show More Summary

The Tidal Wave of Gay Portrayals of the Trans Experience

It will be interesting to learn what the impact of this continuing flurry of drag performances and awards will be. This week Neil Patrick Harris won the Tony award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his portrayal of Hedwig in the theatrical production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Show More Summary

University Professor Celebrates ‘Unprecedented’ Edward R. Murrow Award

4 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

At the most recent awards gala put on by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the winner in the Large Market Television / Ongoing Coverage category was the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The school's weekly newscast...Show More Summary

Here's What 'Jurassic Park' Looked Like Before CGI

"Jurassic Park" is one of the most successful movies ever made, generating more than $1 billion at the box office — but it's also one of the most groundbreaking. The Steven Spielberg film is credited with ushering in the era of computer generated effects in film. Show More Summary

Pixar's Next Movie 'Inside Out' Is About The Inner-Workings Of The Brain

From "Toy Story" to "Wall-E," Pixar has brought us some of the most emotional and thought-provoking animated pictures. One of the reasons the studio's movies continue to win Academy Awards year after year is not only because they take...Show More Summary

The Original Names Of 10 Huge Hollywood Movies

Tom Cruise's new movie "Edge of Tomorrow" is out in theaters now; h owever, it was almost called "All You Need is Kill." The sci-fi film is based on a novella of the same name by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Warner Bros. decided to change the name partly because of negative buzz around the word “kill” in the title. Show More Summary

Vice Launches A Sports Channel, With Modest Ambitions (For Now)

Vice Media CEO Shane Smith wants to displace as the global leader in sports news. He’s said so publicly and often. When I interviewed him for a FORBES profile in December 2011, he told me, “I want to be the next CNN and the next and the next, digitally, and I know that sounds [...]

TV Critic Stands By Cryptic F-Word Reference

4 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

It seems innocent enough. Last week, in a blog item about a local TV channel accidentally airing video containing the F-word, Buffalo News TV critic emeritus Alan Pergament chose the following way to frame it: Channel 7 anchor KeithShow More Summary

Advocacy and Making Policy Personal

In my first job out of college, a supervisor mocked me for fighting for issues that I "could not comprehend" because they did not directly affect me. I had spent a year working on public education campaigns around racial profiling and...Show More Summary

Here's The New 'Destiny' Trailer That Just Premiered At E3

Sony just premiered a new trailer for one of the most-anticipated video games coming out this year, "Destiny," at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). From Bungie, the creators of Microsoft hit "Halo," the game features players as a Guardian of the last city on Earth traveling through the solar system. Show More Summary

Report: Vice Talking To Time Warner About $2.2 Billion Deal That Might Include A Cable Channel

Vice Media has grown from a single independent print magazine into a multimedia colossus encompassing a slew of websites and YouTube channels, an HBO series, a music label, a book imprint and an ad agency. Will a cable channel be next? Sky News and the Financial Times are reporting that Vice is in negotiations to [...]

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