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  1. Little left for private-equity firms

    4:00 am 11/27/2006

    With radio giant Clear Channel Communications set to go private, Wall Street is discussing the likelihood for more radio station groups taking the route of a private-equity-sponsored buyout.Read more

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  2. Fox claims that FCC policy ends 'truly live television'

    4:00 am 11/27/2006

    The government's new policy that punishes broadcasters for a slip of the tongue is killing live television because it allows the FCC to look over producers' shoulders and edit content, the Fox network has told a federal appeals court in New York in a key case challenging commission authority over indecent broadcasts.Read more

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  3. B.O. thanks to 'Feet,' 'Casino'

    4:00 am 11/27/2006

    Warner Bros. Pictures' "Happy Feet" and Sony Pictures' "Casino Royale" held up remarkably well during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend, taking the top two spots for the second consecutive frame with impressive estimated takes of $51.6 million and $45.1 million, respectively.Read more

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  4. 'Casino' keeps winning o'seas

    4:00 am 11/27/2006

    Sony Pictures Releasing International's "Casino Royale" solidified its position as the hottest holiday attraction internationally during the weekend, snaring an estimated $66.2 million from 6,600 screens in 50 markets.Read more

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  5. 'Casino' keeps winning o'seas

    4:00 am 11/27/2006

    Sony Pictures Releasing International's "Casino Royale" solidified its position as the hottest holiday attraction internationally during the weekend, snaring an estimated $66.2 million in 50 markets.Read more

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  6. Daly expands domain with Net projects

    4:00 am 11/27/2006

    "Last Call" host Carson Daly has been busy lately in a lower-profile role through his production company, creating programming for digital platforms.Read more

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  7. Hodge to remain in Sony fold

    4:00 am 11/27/2006

    "Runaway" creator Chad Hodge is staying in business with Sony Pictures Television. In a mid-six-figure pact, Hodge has received two blind script commitments from the studio.Read more

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  8. Smiths have laugh tracks for CW, ABC

    4:00 am 11/27/2006

    Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have set up two comedy projects, one at CW with "Jack & Jill" creator Randi Mayem Singer and one at ABC with Betsy Borns, who co-created "All of Us" with the couple.Read more

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  9. B.O. thanks to 'Feet,' 'Casino'

    4:00 am 11/27/2006

    Buena Vista Pictures "Deja Vu," starring Denzel Washington, grossed an estimated $20.8 million over the three-day portion of the weekend and $29 million for the five days.Read more

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  10. Anwar gives 'Notice' for USA Net pilot

    4:00 am 11/27/2006

    Gabrielle Anwar has been tapped to star opposite Jeffrey Donovan in USA Network's drama pilot "Burn Notice." Emmy winner Sharon Gless and Bruce Campbell also have joined the Fox TV Studios project, to be directed by Jace Alexander.Read more

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