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  1. Barbara Walters: 'I Didn't Try to Interview Donald Sterling'

    5:32 pm PDT 05/12/2014
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    UPDATED: At a ceremony in which ABC News' N.Y. headquarters was renamed "The Barbara Walters Building," the journalist said Anderson Cooper "did a superb job" with his interview of the Clippers owner. READ MORE

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  2. Jimmy Kimmel Roasts Anne Sweeney Over TV Director Ambitions

    6:06 am PDT 04/08/2014
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    UPDATED: "Anne, I think it’s time we tell you this isn't a fundraiser, this is an intervention," the comedian said as he poked fun at his outgoing boss' decision to step down to become a TV director. READ MORE

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  3. Anne Sweeney Officiates a 4-Year-Old's Adoption (Video)

    9:00 am PDT 04/04/2014
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    The outgoing Disney TV chief, who will be honored by the Alliance for Children's Rights on Monday at its annual dinner, appeared at Children's Court in Monterey, Calif., as Desiree Cornejo was adopted by her grandparents. READ MORE

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  4. ABC Studios Boss on the Pace of 'Scandal,' Advice for Anne Sweeney and Why He Sent Paul Feig a Tie (Q&A)

    11:00 am PDT 03/27/2014
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    Patrick Moran talks to THR about comedy's challenges, scheduling frustrations and that showrunner who got away. READ MORE

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  5. A TV Director's Open Letter to Anne Sweeney: It's All About the Shoes (Guest Column)

    12:00 pm PDT 03/26/2014
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    Forget the Disney executive suite. A director's chair is the most powerful place in television — just as long as you follow these simple guidelines from Bruce Leddy ("Cougar Town"). READ MORE

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  6. Disney's Anne Sweeney Talks Successor, Online Pay TV Services

    6:14 am PDT 03/26/2014
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    At a conference in London, she ‎discusses the "creative transformation" rather than "creative destruction" of television and comments on the company's acquisition of Maker Studios. READ MORE

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  7. 5 Big Challenges Ben Sherwood Faces in Disney's Top TV Job (Analysis)

    5:00 am PDT 03/26/2014
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    Anne Sweeney's successor must fix ABC primetime, court Hollywood talent and deal with a "GMA" host's $8 million salary demand. READ MORE

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  8. Ben Sherwood Reveals How He Scored Disney's Top TV Job, Talks Paul Lee, ABC News Successor (Q&A)

    12:58 pm PDT 03/24/2014
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    Sherwood spoke with THR about his immediate plans for ABC and ABC News, what he learned from his college friend Jeff Zucker, a contract standoff with "GMA" anchor Josh Elliott and which shows he'd poach from other networks. READ MORE

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  9. Disney Names Ben Sherwood as Anne Sweeney's Successor

    10:02 am PDT 03/24/2014
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    He'll take over as co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group on Feb. 1, 2015. READ MORE

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  10. Disney Plans Third 'Cars' Movie and Second 'Incredibles' Film

    10:50 am PDT 03/18/2014
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    UPDATED: Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger also disclosed during a shareholders meeting that the next "Star Wars" movie will take place 30 years after the events in 1983's "Return of the Jedi." READ MORE

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  11. Disney's Anne Sweeney Exit: 5 Possible In-House Replacements

    1:06 pm PDT 03/11/2014
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    “I am convinced that we have the talent to replace Anne,” CEO Robert Iger tells THR. READ MORE

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  12. Disney Shocker: Top Exec Anne Sweeney to Exit to Become TV Director (Exclusive)

    10:59 am PDT 03/11/2014
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    Hollywood's most powerful woman quits at the top after 18 years to become a TV director (yes, really!) as Disney CEO Bob Iger reveals his succession plan ("My goal is to do it fast") and both detail the full backstory in interviews with THR. READ MORE

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  13. Anne Sweeney Honored for Her Work with The Alliance for Children's Rights

    6:00 am PST 02/18/2014
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    The co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group was honored by the the Alliance for Children's Rights. A longtime supporter of adoption reform, Sweeney in February officiated the adoption of four year-old Desiree Cornejo by her grandparents. READ MORE

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  14. The Hollywood Reporter's Top 25 Power Lunch Spots of 2014

    10:00 am PST 01/15/2014
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    A group of 250 top producers, agents and executives name their favorite L.A. places to nosh now, with Soho House topping the list. READ MORE

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  15. Shine's Rich Ross on One Year Back in TV -- and What Happened at Disney (Q&A)

    11:00 am PST 12/18/2013
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    The former studio head on reality TV's next act, what it feels like to go from buyer to seller and his advice for ousted execs (he followed it himself): "Give yourself some time to understand what worked and what didn't work." READ MORE

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  16. Mindy Kaling, Anne Sweeney, Bonnie Hammer Open Up About Obstacles to Success

    10:21 am PST 11/21/2013
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    Nina Tassler talked about her forthcoming book, while Kaling and Hammer were candid about personal struggles at the 18th annual Girls Inc. luncheon. READ MORE

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  17. MIPCOM: THR to Host Women in Global Entertainment Power Lunch

    9:00 am PDT 10/04/2013
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    A+E Networks' Nancy Dubuc, British actress Emily Mortimer and Abu Dhabi's Noura al Kaabi join THR East Coast TV editor Marisa Guthrie in Cannes for the Oct. 7 session, held in partnership with A+E Networks' Lifetime and The Hollywood Reporter. READ MORE

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  18. THR's Emmy Nominees Night Party Hits Soho House Los Angeles

    3:49 pm PDT 09/20/2013
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    Anne Sweeney (co-chair, Disney Media), Nancy Dubuc (President and CEO of A&E), Mark Burnett (executive producer), Jon Voight, Allison Williams, Matthew Weiner, Eric Stonestreet, Clark Gregg, Dean Norris and many more celebrate the kickoff of the 65th annual Emmys weekend. READ MORE

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  19. L.A. Designer Names Dress for Disney's Anne Sweeney

    12:00 pm PST 01/31/2013
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    Ryan Roberts says the TV exec inspired the fit 'n' flare "Anne Dress," which she says left her "humbled and surprised." READ MORE

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  20. Hollywood at Church: Where the A-List Prays

    5:00 am PST 12/24/2012
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    The biggest believers in the business, from Maria Shriver to Denzel Washington, celebrate Christmas in these houses of worship, where the industry shows its devotion from baptism to burial. READ MORE

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