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  • Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes fields succession question at annual meeting

    Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes fields succession question at annual meeting
    Time Warner Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes' contract isn't up until 2017, but succession issues were raised by shareholders at the media giant's annual meeting held Friday on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank. "I feel pretty good right now,"...
  • Angelina Jolie gets "wicked" in Disney's MALEFICENT

    Angelina Jolie gets "wicked" in Disney's MALEFICENT
    “I’m not a bad girl, I’m just drawn that way.” – Jessica Rabbit The nature of fairy tales and how they are told is a central theme in Disney’s MALEFICENT, starring Angelina Jolie (Tomb Raider, Mr. & Mrs. Smith),...
  • Layoffs to Hit Disney's Maker Studios (EXCLUSIVE)

    Layoffs are coming to Maker Studios, the multichannel network recently acquired by Walt Disney Co. Approximately 10% of the 380 employees are expected to be pink-slipped as early as this week, according to sources inside the Los Angeles-based firm. A...
  • Lupita Nyong'o added to 'Star Wars: Episode VII' cast

    Lupita Nyong'o added to 'Star Wars: Episode VII' cast
    Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has been cast in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII," Walt Disney Co's Lucasfilm said on Monday. Nyong'o, whose first film role last year in "12 Years a Slave," earned her the Academy Award for best supporting...
  • 'Maleficent' casts spell on box office. R.I.P. Ann B. Davis.

    'Maleficent' casts spell on box office. R.I.P. Ann B. Davis.
    After the coffee. Before deciding who to root for in the Stanley Cup. The Skinny: I'm not a hockey fan, but I did watch the Kings' overtime win. Now I have a dilemma. Do I root for the Kings or do I root for the Rangers because in my heart I'm a New...
  • Maker Studios to lay off 10% of staff

    Maker Studios to lay off 10% of staff
    Maker Studios, the online video network recently bought by Walt Disney Co., is reducing its head count. The Culver City firm behind many YouTube stars will lay off about 10% of its 380 employees, a person close to the digital media company said on...
  • DreamWorks Animation launches family-oriented YouTube channel

    DreamWorks Animation launches family-oriented YouTube channel
    DreamWorks Animation — the studio behind the "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" movie franchises — has launched a family-oriented YouTube channel in the latest move by Hollywood to target the Internet generation. The Glendale...
  • 'Man' beats '22 Jump Street,' 'Dragon' to win weekend box office

    'Man' beats '22 Jump Street,' 'Dragon' to win weekend box office
    "Think Like A Man Too", a sequel to the 2012 comedy based on Steve Harvey's book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man", collected $30 million in ticket sales to lead the weekend box office, outdistancing last weekend's top film, "22 Jump Street". In a rare...
  • 'Think Like a Man Too' cleans up. Stephen King on 'Under the Dome.'

    'Think Like a Man Too' cleans up. Stephen King on 'Under the Dome.'
    After the coffee. Before seeing how "Rising Star" did in the ratings. The Skinny: I checked out ABC's new talent show "Rising Star" Sunday night. Other than the live-voting aspect (which isn't the case for those of us on the West Coast) it looks a...
  • Six Flags announces partnership to open theme parks in China

    Six Flags announces partnership to open theme parks in China
    Six Flags Entertainment Corp. announced a partnership Monday to build multiple theme parks in China over the next decade. The regional theme park company, which operates Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia and 17 other parks in the U.S., Mexico and...
  • U.S. tie vs. Portugal sets ratings records

    U.S. tie vs. Portugal sets ratings records
    More than 18.2 million U.S. viewers watched the United States tie Portugal during a World Cup soccer match on Sunday night, making it the most-viewed soccer match by a U.S. audience. ESPN, which is owned by Walt Disney Co, has been setting U.S....
  • Hallmark channels on a roll but not all shareholders celebrate

    Hallmark channels on a roll but not all shareholders celebrate
    The Hallmark Channel and its sister network Hallmark Movie Channel are doing so well they should get congratulation cards from their namesake. Ratings for both networks are up, ad revenue and cash flow is growing too, and the stock price of parent...