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Actor Ian McKellen in a scene from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Mark Pokorny)

‘The Hobbit’ holds box office lead, adding $29M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After six weeks in theaters, “Frozen” slid back into the No. 2 spot at the box office, but it failed to dethrone “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” from its hold […]

12/30/2013

Comcast testing full ad loads for on-demand shows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pay TV customers who are used to watching fewer ads on on-demand shows may have to put up with longer commercial breaks. Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest cable TV provider, says […]

12/02/2013

This publicity photo released by Walt Disney Studios and Marvel shows Chris Hemsworth in a scene from "Thor: The Dark World." (AP Photo/Walt Disney Studios/Marvel, Jay Maidment)

‘Thor’ stays atop box office with $36.6 million

  NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s “Thor: The Dark World” continued its box office reign with $36.6 million in its second weekend of release. Opening 15 years after the original “The Best Man,” Universal’s romantic […]

11/18/2013

Maria Bartiromo  (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Maria Bartiromo leaving CNBC after 2 decades

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CNBC says veteran anchor and reporter Maria Bartiromo is leaving the business news channel. Bartiromo’s contract ends Nov. 24, concluding 20 years with CNBC, the channel said Monday. According to the […]

11/18/2013

Danielle Bisutti in a scene from "Insidious: Chapter 2." (AP Photo/FilmDistrict, Matt Kennedy)

‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ creeps to top of box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The haunted-house horror flick “Insidious: Chapter 2″ scared up more than $40 million of box-office bounty in its debut weekend. The James Wan film reunites Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as […]

09/16/2013

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)

‘The Butler’ tops ‘One Direction’ at box office

(AP) – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” was served another first-place finish over the Labor Day weekend. The film starring Forest Whitaker as a veteran White House butler earned $20.2 million in the top spot at […]

09/03/2013

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Owners call off Hulu sale, to inject cash instead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The on-again, off-again sale of Hulu is off — again. Hulu’s owners, 21st Century Fox, Disney and NBCUniversal, said Friday that they will remain owners of the online video service, while […]

07/13/2013

Jay Leno (AP Photo)

Rumors flow about ‘Tonight Show’

LOS ANGELES (AP) – As Jay Leno lobs potshots at ratings-challenged NBC in his “Tonight” monologues, speculation is swirling the network is taking steps to replace the host with Jimmy Fallon next year and move the show from Burbank to New York.

03/21/2013

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Comcast, networks collaborate on TV binge week

NEW YORK (AP) – The nation’s largest cable company is planning a television “watchathon” for the last week of March, collaborating with several television networks to make entire series available for free on demand.

03/14/2013

NBC regroups under Comcast with new cuts, spending

LOS ANGELES (AP) – NBC slashes Jay Leno’s “Tonight” pay in half, but forks out more than $8 billion to renew its broadcast rights to Sunday Night Football. Rumors swirl about a salary cut for […]

10/09/2012

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