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  1. 'Pursuit' pays off with $26.5 million debut

    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    Will Smith's credentials as a gold-plated draw took on added luster during the weekend as his new drama, Sony Pictures' "The Pursuit of Happyness," raked in $26.5 million to take the top spot at the North American boxoffice, according to Monday's final figures.Read more

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  2. Our space: Net gain for 'L Word'

    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    Showtime Networks and Ilene Chaiken, the creator and executive producer of "The L Word," have formed a joint venture to launch a social networking site for lesbians inspired by the pay cabler's series, left.Read more

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  3. MyNet in 'meetings' over sked

    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    MyNetworkTV is considering cutting back on its strategy of "all telenovelas, all the time," sources said. The network, which launched Sept. 5, has a schedule comprising two 13-week drama strips, with new episodes airing Monday-Friday and hourlong recaps airing Saturday.Read more

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  4. TWC, DirecTV settle ad dispute

    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    Time Warner Cable said Thursday that DirecTV has agreed not to run ads saying that the MSO's customers in New York won't be able to watch the New York Giants-Washington Redskins game Dec. 30.Read more

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  5. Spelich tapped as Dis Internet Group vp

    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    The Walt Disney Internet Group has named John Spelich vp corporate communications, the company division said.Read more

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  6. Murphy takes trip to 'White Hotel'

    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    Brittany Murphy is in negotiations to star in "The White Hotel," a long-in-the-works adaptation of the acclaimed D.M. Thomas novel. Simon Monjack is directing the movie from his own script.Read more

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    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    Oh, Barn … MFor those of us who can recite most episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show" from memory, it was a sad morning in February when the news broke that that Don Knotts had died at age 81.Read more

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  8. Murphy takes Freudian trip to 'White Hotel'

    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    Brittany Murphy is in negotiations to star in "The White Hotel," a long-in-the-works adaptation of the acclaimed D.M. Thomas novel. Simon Monjack is directing the movie from his own script.Read more

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  9. Talks drag at ABC, CBS

    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    A two-network labor stalemate stretching back to early 2005 looks likely to linger into 2007.Read more

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  10. Warners, Yari clash over 'Veil'

    4:00 am 12/18/2006

    As awards season heats up, a dispute has broken out between producer Bob Yari, one of the producers of last year's Oscar-winning "Crash," and Warner Bros. over the Oscar potential of "The Painted Veil." The film stars Edward Norton and Naomi Watts.Read more

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