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  1. Milo Ventimiglia's new project: Stars Wars vs. LOTR

    6:32 pm 5/3/2009

    <p><a href="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156f752e65970c-800wi.jpg" rel="lightbox" style="float: right;"><img alt="Gandalf" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e201156f752e65970c " src="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156f752e65970c-320wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;" /></a> Who would win in a fight: Gandalf or Darth Vader? What about Neovs. Harry Potter?</p><p>&quot;Heroes&quot; star Milo Ventimiglia is set to appear in and co-produce&quot;Ultradome,&quot; a new scripted Web series where passionate fanboyssettle hypothetical disputes in a special effects showdown. </p><p>&quot;My whole life has been spent engaged with friends in intellectualdebate ... like whether Captain Kirk is tougher than Spock or ifMiddle Earth is a more difficult place to live than Tatooine,&quot;Ventimiglia said. &quot;With &#39;Ultradome,&#39; we can bring these debates tothe public and settle them in the most logical way possible:through armed combat.&quot;</p>Read more

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  2. Staffing Roundup: New hires at Kirkland, Glaser Weil and Stroock & Stroock

    6:04 pm 5/3/2009

    <a href="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e2011570578e24970b-pi.jpg" style="float: right;"><img alt="Cendali" border="0" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e2011570578e24970b " src="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e2011570578e24970b-800wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Cendali" /></a> Three entertainment law firms have been beefing up their staffs:Read more

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  3. NBC doesn't lower the ax yet

    5:59 pm 5/3/2009

    NBC went down to the wire on its new series pickups and bubble series renewals ahead of its infront presentation Monday.Read more

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  4. TV Guide opens print channel

    4:59 pm 5/3/2009

    During its 55-year history, TV Guide magazine has evolved its signature listings grid to include color, icons and banner advertisements. Now, for the first time, it is selling paid channel placements in its daily primetime grid.Read more

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  5. Tony Ponturo joins Leverage

    2:38 pm 5/3/2009

    Tony Ponturo, who retired from Anheuser-Busch last year after working 26 years and capping off his career as vp global media and sports marketing, is in the mood for a chaser.Read more

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  6. NBC renews 'Medium'

    1:01 pm 5/3/2009

    NBC has renewed paranormal crime drama "Medium," sources said.Read more

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  7. NBC picks up 'Medium'

    12:33 pm 5/3/2009

    <p><a href="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e20115706a69f6970b-800wi.jpg" rel="lightbox" style="float: right;"><img alt="Mediumuse" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e20115706a69f6970b " src="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e20115706a69f6970b-320wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 230px; height: 152px;" /></a> As was expected ... still no firm word on Chuck, though the odds continue to be on a pickup. A network&#39;s upfront is about making bottom-line business decisions, but it&#39;s also about telling a Story to the media marketplace. To a large part, a network&#39;s narrative is written over the course of the season. But executives always look for ways to improve their Story running up to the event, particularly if their ratings aren&#39;t so hot. In other words: NBC does not wanting headlines of fan outrage over the fate of a fine show -- Chuck -- to be its Story going into, or out of, the upfront. Similarly, canceling Law &amp; Order just shy of tying a record 20 seasons? Not good for the Story. By Nellie AndreevaNBC has renewed paranormal crime drama &quot;Medium,&quot; sources said.</p><p>The exact order has not been determined but is expected to be inthe 13- to 18-episode range.</p><p>The CBS Par-produced &quot;Medium&quot; has become a utility player for NBC.While modestly rated, it is reliable as a midseason backup and hitsits numbers consistently. </p>Read more

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  8. How much did piracy hurt 'Wolverine' boxoffice?

    7:34 am 5/3/2009

    <p><a href="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156f7160dc970c-pi.jpg" style="float: right;"><img alt="Wolverine6" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e201156f7160dc970c " src="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156f7160dc970c-320wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;" /></a> The opening weekend numbers are in, and the <a href="/piracy">hottest question</a> in the anti-piracy community has been answered...sort of..OK, not really. </p>Read more

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  9. CBS wins Friday; 'Dollhouse' slips

    6:02 am 5/2/2009

    <p><a href="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156f70fda7970c-800wi.jpg" rel="lightbox" style="float: right;"><img alt="Dollhouse eliza dushku" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e201156f70fda7970c " src="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201156f70fda7970c-320wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 326px; height: 263px;" /></a> Not again! The penultimate episode of Dollhouse dropped the series to another new low -- 1.1 preliminary adults 18-49 rating and 3.1 million viewers. Lead-in Prison Break was steady with its bottom-rung 1.0 rating and 3.2 million viewers&#0160; </p><p>Meanwhile CBS won the night with Friday-healthy numbers for Ghost Whisperer (9.7 million, 2.3), Flashpoint (9.6 million, 2.1) and the 100th episode of Numbers (9.6 million, 2.2). </p><p>ABC was second with the season finales of Wife Swap (4.2 million, 1.4) and Supernanny (4.6 million, 1.6). The reality shows are concluding about on par. The domesticated duo helped ABC get a competitive foothold on a difficult night this season (both have been renewed). ABC also aired&#0160; 20/20 (6.2 million, 1.8). NBC was third with the finale of Howie Do It (3.3 million, 0.9), matching Prison Break for fourth place and a two-hour Dateline (5.8 million, 1.5).</p><p>Dollhouse has dropped eight of its 11 weeks on the air. Here&#39;s a Dollhouse adult demo chart through last week:</p>Read more

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  10. NBC gets rolling before its infront

    9:59 pm 5/1/2009

    NBC has renewed midseason drama "Southland" as the network gets ready to unveil its fall lineup to advertisers on Monday.Read more

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