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  1. FX's 'Damages' Moving to DirecTV

    3:32 pm 7/19/2010

    DirecTV has picked up FX's ratings-challenged drama "Damages," signing Glenn Close and other major cast members for two more seasons.Read more

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  2. Damon Lindelof on 'Inception' ending (pic)

    1:19 pm 7/19/2010

    Only the showrunner of "Lost" could take the ending of "Inception" and simultaneously blow your mind and confuse the crap out of you a little further Read more

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  3. Ex-'Jersey Boys' countersue Frankie Valli, want to perform as 'The Boys in Concert'

    1:04 pm 7/19/2010

    <p> <a href="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e20133f266b30d970b-pi.jpg" style="float: right;"><img alt="Jersey_boys" border="0" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e20133f266b30d970b selected " src="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e20133f266b30d970b-pi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 200px;" title="Jersey_boys" /></a>With more than $1 billion in ticket sales, the Broadway musical &quot;Jersey Boys&quot; has spawned many recent attempts to transform pop music to the stage. </p><p>But here&#39;s a good legal question: Can former cast members publicly perform covers of the original pop music that inspired the show? Or is that tantamount to creating a competing, unauthorized musical?</p> <p>We&#39;ll soon have an answer.</p><p>In April, Frankie Valli <a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/frankie_valli_files_suit_over_jersey_76noZvokGup5s8s11f73eI" style="color: blue ! important; text-decoration: underline ! important; cursor: text ! important;">sued former original cast members</a> of &quot;Jersey Boys&quot; for stealing songs, stage elements and copyrighted logos in the creation of their own musical tour. Valli asked a court to issue an injunction preventing further touring by the ex-cast members. </p> <p>Now comes the countersuit, which alleges that Valli&#39;s claims are &quot;motivated by petty vindictiveness and malice&quot; and that he is &quot;using bully tactics better suited for the schoolyard.&quot;</p> Read more

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  4. DirecTV rescues 'Damages'

    12:30 pm 7/19/2010

    Ratings-challenged FX drama "Damages" has been rescued by DirecTV. Read more

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  5. 'Jersey Shore' cast near deal for hefty raise

    11:44 am 7/19/2010

    The cast of "Jersey Shore" is near a deal for a substantial pay increase. Read more

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  6. Eva Green in talks for Maria Callas biopic

    10:41 am 7/19/2010

    French actress Eva Green ("Casino Royale") is in negotiations to star as Maria Callas in the upcoming English-language biopic about the operatic star from Italy's DeAngelis Group and British producer partner Future Films.Read more

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  7. Free Advice Q&A: When are the big deals going to come back?

    7:51 am 7/19/2010

    <p>For our annual <a href="/2010/07/power-lawyers-2010-meet-the-100-most-influential-showbiz-attorneys.html">Power Lawyers issue,</a> we asked A-list dealmaker Skip Brittenham for some free advice:</p><p>THR, Esq.: When is the market for big deals going to come back?</p> Read more

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  8. Hollywood Docket: Teamsters, 'Jersey Shore' on strike?; Clooney testifies; porn vs. pirates

    6:17 am 7/19/2010

    An Aug. 1 strike by thousands of transportation workers could lead to the shutdown of most film and television productions in Los Angeles and possibly elsewhere. The Teamsters and the studios are squaring off over whether a raise for union workers will be 2% or 3%. Just in time for the height of the fall TV production season.Read more

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  9. 'Gates,' 'Scoundrels' sink into Sunday ratings mire

    5:45 am 7/19/2010

    Another low-rated Sunday, with ABC's summer dramas series "Scoundrels" and "The Gates" fell into single digits. Read more

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  10. Global ad growth forecast raised

    4:22 am 7/19/2010

    Media agency ZenithOptimedia on Monday boosted its 2010 forecast for global advertising growth driven by upgrades to North America and Western Europe.Read more

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