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  • Virtual Reality Poised for Mass Entertainment, but Can Hollywood Make It Happen?

    Legend has it that during the first manned balloon flight in 1783, someone remarked, "What good is it?" Benjamin Franklin, standing nearby, offered the famous riposte: "What good is a newborn baby?" Newborns are about unrealized potential; so are new...
  • Comedy Maven Lorne Michaels Widens His Empire Beyond 'SNL'

    When Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and Seth Meyers show up on "Saturday Night Live," viewers might see it as just another instance of the comedy institution tapping its famous alumni. But it's also part of the latest business foray by producer Lorne...
  • Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Williams get happy on 'SNL'

    Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Williams get happy on 'SNL'
    If you thought the Louis CK episode of “SNL” was weird and dark, you ain’t seen nothing until you've watched the Anna Kendrick episode. Just kidding. this weekend's show, with Pharrell Williams as musical guest, was as harmonious,...
  • Lindsay Lohan on 'Tonight': Talks Oprah, 'Mean Girls,' plays water war

    Lindsay Lohan on 'Tonight': Talks Oprah, 'Mean Girls,' plays water war
    Lindsay Lohan stopped by "The Tonight Show" on Thursday to promote her Oprah Winfrey Network docu-series and catch up with her old friend Jimmy Fallon.  Unlike the late-night skewerings the embattled star has experienced, Fallon was friendly and warm to...
  • Re-imagined Covers of Familiar Tunes Breathe New Life Into Trailers

    A creepy lullaby rendition of Disney's classic "Once Upon a Dream," a grungy version of Ben E. King's feel-good "Stand by Me," and a brooding interpretation of Robert Palmer's bouncy '80s anthem "Addicted to Love" all exemplify a growing trend: songs...
  • Fox overhauls prime-time lineup, will cut back on 'American Idol'

    Fox overhauls prime-time lineup, will cut back on 'American Idol'
    Fox Broadcasting is overhauling much of its prime-time lineup after a disappointing season. The network, which endured steep declines in overall viewers and in the coveted 18-to-49-year-old  demographic, said it will premiere 12 new shows next season....
  • Fox shakes up Sunday animation block in major schedule overhaul

    Fox shakes up Sunday animation block in major schedule overhaul
    Fox will shake up its Sunday animation block for the first time in nearly a decade next fall, pairing live-action sitcoms "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and newcomer "Mulaney" on the night with "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy." Suffering ratings declines due to...
  • Forget Donny & Marie. Maya Rudolph, NBC Bid To Revive TV's Variety Show

    Maya Rudolph has proven time and again that she can sing and make people laugh out loud. Now the question is whether she can breathe new life into a TV staple once thought part of the cultural flotsam of the 1970s. She will appear on NBC Monday in "The...
  • Maya Rudolph looks to spice up NBC with a variety show

     Maya Rudolph looks to spice up NBC with a variety show
    During her years on "Saturday Night Live," Maya Rudolph spoofed all kinds of VIPs — Oprah Winfrey, Condoleezza Rice, Donatella Versace. Now Rudolph has another famous woman in her sights: She would like to take a crack at Cher's old job. The 41-...
  • 'Voice,' 'Dancing' Top Monday; NBC's 'Maya Rudolph' Solid

    NBC won the final Monday of the television season in key demos , sweeping each half-hour in young adults behind the performance finale of "The Voice" and the variety special "The Maya Rudolph Show." ABC ran second with the performance finale of "Dancing...
  • Making Sense of Rupert Murdoch's Next Big Moves

    Coming off a year marked by splits, including his empire and marriage, can you blame Rupert Murdoch for making 2014 all about bringing companies together? That's the modus operandi at 21st Century Fox. Earlier this month, the conglom confirmed its intent...
  • Adam Sandler on Why He Won't Host 'SNL': 'Why Should I?'

    While on the road to promote his latest film "Blended," Adam Sandler made an appearance on Norm Macdonald's "Norm Macdonald Live" podcast and dished on why he won't return to host "Saturday Night Live" and his departure from the variety skein. "Why...