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American Spectator Magazine Deletes All Mentions Of Brett Kimberlin Following Apparent Settlement

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We recently wrote about the Brett Kimberlin saga -- which is long and involved, and which we'd avoided jumping into for a long time, given how complex and nutty it was. If you're not familiar with it, go back and read that post to catch...Show More Summary

Brian Williams Checks Himself; Federal Investigation into Gov. Christie Still Ongoing

On “Nightly News” tonight, Brian Williams corrected an error he made on Thursday’s broadcast. “We may have added confusion to some complex legal reporting here last night,” Williams said. According to the Asbury Park Press, here’s what...Show More Summary

Where Are We Gonna Put Those Kids?

Mayor de Blasio, to his credit, has stated he'd get rid of the trailers. I envision getting a bunch of lawn chairs, a barbecue, a large party, and blowing them up. But, you know, we'd do it the safe way, like they do with outdated casinos in Vegas. Show More Summary

Charles Manson Novel ‘The Family’ To Become Movie With ‘American Psycho’ Screenwriter Penning It

Roxwell Films has optioned rights to produce Ed Sanders' 1971 book The Family, which described the arc of Charles Manson's life leading to the notorious 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders. Roxwell's Jeremy Rosen and Kevin Schulman are producing...Show More Summary

Young Writers Sell Assassin & Auto-Theft Dramas Produced By Chris Morgan To Fox

Chris Morgan is backing two young feature writers — Patrick Aison and Greg Russo — in their first network sales. Fox has bought both drama projects, from 20th Century Fox TV and Morgan's studio-based Chris Morgan Prods. The untitledShow More Summary

Shonda Rhimes Torches NYT TV Critic For “Angry Black Woman” Reference

TV critic Allesandra Stanley has learned today that when you suggest, in a New York Times piece on ABC's new series How To Get Away With Murder,  that EP Shonda Rhimes should call her autobiography How to Get Away With Being An Angry...Show More Summary

In Case You Were Wondering: James Cameron Is Still Winning Cases Over Avatar

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The legacy of the movie Avatar was supposed to be about bringing the 3D movie era back. Or perhaps it was supposed to be strictly about box office numbers. It perhaps even should have been about James Cameron's place in the Hollywood pantheon. Show More Summary

The CW's New Shows, From Best to ... Second Best

The CW is not a large network. Co-owned by CBS and Warner Bros., its target viewers are the teens and twentysomethings who play Minecraft, watch Netflix, work at odd hours or attend school, and so its lineup doesn't rate as highly in the 18-49 demo as the other four. Show More Summary

Aussie Thriller ‘Kill Me Three Times’ Sells To Magnolia: TIFF

EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia is closing a low seven-figure deal on Kill Me Three Times, the Kriv Stenders-directed genre film that premiered at Toronto in the Contemporary World Cinema section. The James McFarland-scripted film has a strong cast. Show More Summary

DailyDirt: Don't Eat Fat. Or Sugar. How About Just Less Of Everything?

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Everything in moderation. Somehow that adage seems to get lost in the media coverage of diets that claim near miraculous health results from totally eliminating X from a person's diet. Sure, there are things that you don't need even moderate amounts of, such as arsenic, lead and other toxins. Show More Summary

PACER Finally Agrees To Put Back Court Documents That Were Deleted

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Sooner or later this had to happen. Back in August, with no warning, the PACER electronic court document system, overseen by the Administrative Office of the judicial system, announced that as part of an "upgrade" it had deleted a bunch of cases. Show More Summary

‘Simpsons’ Duo Adapting Spanish Blended Family Comedy ‘Los Serrano’ For Fox

On the heels of the premiere of Red Band Society, based on the praised Spanish drama, Fox has put in development another adaptation of a successful Spanish series, comedy Los Serrano.  The multi-camera comedy will be written by The Simpsons veteran Mike Scully and his wife, former Simpsons writer-producer Julie Scully. Show More Summary

My Summer Vacation

yesterdayMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

We planned it for months, my book tour/family summer vacation camping trip, which involved my husband, Jim; our two kids; and me.

New Reading on Chevron’s Epic Ecuadorean Legal Battle

Two new books and a lengthy magazine article offer detailed looks at the sprawling legal fight between Chevron Corp. and plaintiffs who sued the oil giant over decades-old pollution in Ecuador.

Bravo Advertisers Targeted In ‘Shahs Of Sunset’ Strike

EXCLUSIVE: The labor battle between the Ryan Seacrest Productions series and the Motion Picture Editors Guild has moved into a whole new arena. While still manning the picket line in front of RSP's Miracle Mile offices, the IATSE Local...Show More Summary

Alibaba’s Big Day Shifts Focus To Yahoo

Here's guessing Yahoo has about 3 billion reasons to wish it had sold its piece of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba today rather than yesterday. That superhot IPO debuted today and took over the NYSE, rising 38% to $93.89. That's well...Show More Summary

Alice Ruling Kills Another Patent Dead, As Lumen View Patent Troll Drops Appeal

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We recently noted that a bunch of courts had been killing off bad software patents thanks to the Supreme Court's ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank. And now, that ruling is even leading the trolls themselves to give up. Notorious patent troll...Show More Summary

TNT Makes ‘One Giant Leap’ Into Miniseries With Neil Armstrong Project

For years last decade, miniseries were essential part of TNT's programming mix with such projects as Into the West, Salem's Lot and The Company. As the genre lost popularity, TNT, like many other networks, pulled away from longform, cutting back on original movies and minis. Show More Summary

Urgent care won’t replace primary care. Here’s why.

About seven years ago, the California Healthcare Roundtable and Health Affairs sat down to prepare a white paper on the emerging phenomenon of urgent care centers, and what it might mean for primary care. At the time the group couldn’t agree that urgent care (UC) was a disruptive innovation, but it seemed clear to all participants that it represented […]

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