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  1. Simon Cowell Feted at London Music Industry Event

    4:32 pm 11/2/2015

    One Direction, Leona Lewis and others came out for the annual Music Industry Trusts Award gala, with Harvey Weinstein, Oprah, Kevin Spacey, James Corden and Sony's Michael Lynton appearing in a video tribute.Read more

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  2. Sony's Michael Lynton: Amy Pascal Exit "Didn't Have Anything to Do With Emails"

    4:39 pm 10/8/2015

    "Any connection between the two is invalid," said Lynton of Pascal's leave from Sony during an open discussion that took place at Harvard University on Thursday. "It was as much about the performance of the film unit as [anything else]."Read more

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  3. Karma? Sony-Hack Book Proposals Leaked Around Hollywood

    8:15 am 6/24/2015

    The Wall Street Journal's Ben Fritz and Variety's Peter Bart promise new revelations about Amy Pascal's compensation, the friction with 'Interview' stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, and a larger indictment of the artistic bankruptcy of Hollywood moviemaking.Read more

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  4. Sony Hack Movie in the Works from Oscar-Nominated Team (Exclusive)

    10:49 am 6/2/2015

    Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer have begun working on a documentary that explores the culprit behind the cyberattack that captivated Hollywood.Read more

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  5. Natalie Portman Sounds Off on Israel, Netanyahu, French Anti-Semitism and the "False Idol" of Oscar

    9:00 am 5/6/2015

    With strong opinions on everything from the Israeli elections ("I'm very, very upset") to Hollywood's worship of awards, Portman will unveil her directorial debut, 'A Tale of Love and Darkness,' her way — all in Hebrew — just a short flight away from her new home in Paris: "I like being a stranger in a place. You’re kind of an outsider, and I think that's what makes you. It's the only way I've ever known."Read more

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  6. Sony Pictures CEO: Dealing With Studio Hack Was "Sort of Like the Titanic"

    1:24 pm 4/29/2015

    Also at the Milken Conference, CBS chief Leslie Moonves declared the era of the skinny bundle for TV. Read more

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. '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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  10. 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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