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  1. New proof of 'Evolution': Ciara is No. 1

    4:00 am 12/14/2006

    "Ciara: The Evolution" leads three new titles atop the Billboard 200, bowing at No. 1 with 338,000 copies sold.Read more

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  2. Blackstone plays musical chairs

    4:00 am 12/14/2006

    A seismic shift is taking place in the top ranks of Warner/Chappell Music.Read more

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  3. Bad Robot marches with Clark, Lingg

    4:00 am 12/14/2006

    Multihyphenate J.J. Abrams has rounded out the management team at his Bad Robot production company. The outfit announced the appointments of former Kopelson Entertainment executive Sherryl Clark and former Paramount Network TV executive Kathy Lingg to run its film and television divisions, respectively.Read more

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  4. DreamWorks TV projects all over the dial

    4:00 am 12/14/2006

    DreamWorks Television is revving up the most ambitious slate in its five-year history as a pod, fielding 21 projects set up at seven different networks.Read more

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  5. Hathaway on board for thriller

    4:00 am 12/14/2006

    Anne Hathaway has a ticket to star in "Passengers," a supernatural thriller being produced and financed by Mandate Pictures. Rodrigo Garcia is directing the movie, which Columbia Pictures will release domestically.Read more

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  6. Trio promoted to partner at Benderspink

    4:00 am 12/14/2006

    Benderspink has promoted three of its own to partners in the growing management and production company: Charlie Gogolak, head of lit management; Jill McElroy, lit manager; and Jake Weiner, head of production.Read more

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  7. Bauer Martinez lays off eight

    4:00 am 12/14/2006

    Beleaguered production and distribution company Bauer Martinez Entertainment has laid off more than a quarter of its employees after its most recent films "Harsh Times" and "National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj" bombed at the boxoffice.Read more

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  8. Actor Peter Boyle dies, 71

    4:00 am 12/14/2006

    Peter Boyle, whose versatility as a character actor took him from the Vietnam-era angst of "Joe" to a tap-dancing monster in "Young Frankenstein" to the cranky paterfamilias of the Barone clan on the sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 71.Read more

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  9. ESPN preps for wireless comeback

    4:00 am 12/14/2006

    ESPN soon will announce new licensing agreements for its wireless phone content, the network's chief said Wednesday.  "We simply recognized quickly that we needed to adjust our business model and that's what we're preparing to do," said George Bodenheimer.Read more

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  10. the rep sheet

    4:00 am 12/14/2006

    ICM has expanded its concerts division with the hiring of music agents Dennis Ashley and Robert Gibbs, who specialize in urban talent.Read more

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