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South by Southwest

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  • Sean Combs eyes Fuse. TV Academy plans makeover.

    Sean Combs eyes Fuse. TV Academy plans makeover.
    After the coffee. Before creating my own entertainment festival. The Skinny: Nothing against "True Detective," but you know what I like about "The Walking Dead"? I like that I am not required to read 10,000-word essays about each episode or search for...
  • Judd Apatow: Everything He's Done Is Revenge for Canceling 'Freaks and Geeks'

    All those who have spent the past few years complaining about Judd Apatow movies -- about the length or the plotlines or that they're all about shlubby guys getting attractive girls or that they're nothing but pot jokes -- all those people can take it...
  • '12 Years a Slave' writer John Ridley denies Steve McQueen feud

    '12 Years a Slave' writer John Ridley denies Steve McQueen feud
    A week after "12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley and director-producer Steve McQueen both refrained from thanking one another after winning Oscars — the former for adapted screenplay, the latter for best picture — Ridley downplayed rumors of...
  • Netflix Aiming for Autumn Launch in France, Says Orange CEO

    PARIS- Stephane Richard, the CEO of Orange, France's leading broadband operator, confirmed in an interview with a Gallic radio last week that Orange had been approached by Netflix to discuss a potential deal for distribution. The exec also said he...
  • Justin Bieber deposition video clips paint unflattering picture

    Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Biebers. In video clips from a deposition taken last Thursday in Miami, Justin Bieber at 20 looks like little more than a petulant child — and attention to the clips might be getting under the singer's...
  • 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Sees Scorching Digital Sales

    The odds still are ever in its favor. Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" has sold an estimated 3.9 million DVD and Blu-ray copies in its first weekend of release in North America, with the biggest digital launch for the company, surpassing the...
  • SXSW 2014: Mafia takes 'Leave' on film

    SXSW 2014: Mafia takes 'Leave' on film
    A certain fatigue had set in for the multiplatinum-selling electronic dance music act Swedish House Mafia in 2012. By the three members' own estimate, they had partied hard five days a week for six years straight, consuming mass quantities of booze and...
  • Skrillex announces new 'Recess' album, upcoming tour

    Skrillex announces new 'Recess' album, upcoming tour
    And then, out of the blue, a new Skrillex album arrives. America's king of bass-heavy, dubstep-inspired electronic dance music released his new album, "Recess," for streaming to iTunes on Monday evening after a tease on a smartphone app started...
  • 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Digital Sales Up 40% Over First Film

    Lionsgate tumbthumped digital opening-weekend homevideo sales of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," claiming the film scored record digital numbers for the studio that were up 40% compared with the first installment of the franchise in 2012. The studio...
  • SXSW 2014: It's not the same old Texas music festival

    SXSW 2014: It's not the same old Texas music festival
    The biggest act scheduled to perform this week at the annual South by Southwest music festival is also one of the biggest acts in the world. On March 13, Lady Gaga will take to the outdoor stage behind Stubb's for a concert sponsored by Doritos, which...
  • Edward Snowden warns of personal data vulnerability

    Edward Snowden warns of personal data vulnerability
    AUSTIN, Texas — Edward Snowden brought no bombshells when he arrived to an excited round of applause Monday, his stubbled face relaxed as it was beamed in from across the continents for a "virtual conversation" about the vulnerability of personal...
  • SXSW Film Review: 'Long Distance'

    The central paradox of so much recent technology -- why do devices meant to enable human communication wind up hindering it? -- is sensitively and movingly explored within the context of a thoroughly modern relationship in "Long Distance." With the...