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  1. George Clooney, Jeffrey Katzenberg and the Fight for the Future of the MPTF Country House

    9:00 am 4/23/2015

    Hollywood's veritable Soho House for senior citizens is where Bud Yorkin still "felt like he was on the lot," Liz Taylor and Sybil Burton made up, and a 104-year-old lied and said she was 102. Now, on the eve of its annual fundraiser, the beloved retirement home for actors and the industry faces escalating medical costs and a future where entertainment doesn't generate benefactors like it used to: "The moguls who make a billion, they exist today, but they're in Menlo Park."Read more

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  2. PBS to Conduct "Internal Review" Over Ben Affleck's Request to Hide Slave-Owner Ancestry

    2:49 pm 4/21/2015

    The internal review follows WikiLeaks' revelation that the actor-director asked Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. to censor his episode of the host's 'Finding Your Roots' show.Read more

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  3. 'Ghostbusters' Budget Cut, Fox Execs Courted: Tom Rothman Puts His Stamp on Sony

    7:00 am 4/20/2015

    As Amy Pascal's studio successor lures an exec to head up international operations, he's cool on Scott Rudin, who could end up at Fox.Read more

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  4. NATO's John Fithian on What Went Wrong at 2014 Box Office, Netflix and 'The Interview' Debacle

    5:00 am 4/20/2015

    On the eve of CinemaCon, the National Association of Theatre Owners chief opens up about the box-office turnaround and MGM's "panicked" decision to make 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' available early on premium VOD.Read more

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  5. Which Media Outlets Matter the Most to Hollywood Publicists?

    8:57 am 4/7/2015

    Selling a book? That's easy. You try to get on 'CBS This Morning.' But what makes Reddit better than NPR (or not?) and other burning questions? Nine top Hollywood message managers reveal their thoughts on why some media matter more than others.Read more

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  6. Largest Balloon Drop of 'The Interview' Underway Over North Korea (Exclusive)

    1:10 pm 4/3/2015

    Human rights activists successfully completed their secret mission — on Kim Il Sung's birthday, no less — despite drastic measures to keep the film from ever reaching the Hermit Kingdom, where citizens could be executed for watching the forbidden movie.Read more

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  7. So, Just How Impotent Is Today's MPAA?

    5:00 am 2/26/2015

    Chris Dodd's silence on the Sony hack and net neutrality reveals how competing studio agendas (and that of their corporate overlords) muddy the ultimate goal of an association charging dues of $20 million a year.Read more

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  8. Tom Rothman on His Sony Era: "I Prize Stability"

    8:00 am 2/25/2015

    Amy Pascal's replacement reveals his plans for the studio as his Fox experience and a reputation for frugality won over Japan execs and Michael Lynton heads to New York.Read more

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  9. Sony Music to Exit Old CAA Building (Exclusive)

    5:00 am 2/19/2015

    The company is moving onto the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City during the next two years.Read more

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  10. AMC Theaters CEO Chastizes Sony Over 'The Interview': "They Made a Lot of Wrong Decisions"

    9:11 am 2/18/2015

    "You had the president of the United States promoting the movie on television, and it still bombed," Gerry Lopez tells THR.Read more

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