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  1. 'Chuck' flash mob adds Twitter

    10:30 am 4/30/2010

    Update on the "Chuck" flash mob plans. Read more

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  2. Conan: 'Not possible' that his 'Tonight' lost money

    10:17 am 4/30/2010

    A new dispatch from CBS from Conan O’Brien's "60 Minutes" interview: Read more

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  3. Oliver Stone inks TV deal with Epix

    8:12 am 4/30/2010

    Oliver Stone and Bruce Wagner have struck a development deal with Epix, with their first project being the drama "Still Holding," based on Wagner's novel.Read more

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  4. Did an appeals court just give the music industry a big break?

    6:56 am 4/30/2010

    <a href="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e20133ed14fec1970b-pi.jpg" style="float: right;"><img alt="1149076947528tzR" border="0" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e20133ed14fec1970b " src="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e20133ed14fec1970b-pi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 200px;" title="1149076947528tzR" /></a> Major record labels might have received a gift this week that could prevent them from losing their grip on valuable property.On Tuesday, Judge Kimba Wood of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued an interesting opinion in Bryant v. Media Right Prods, a case that involved producers of two albums suing for copyright infringement. The defendant had allegedly made an unauthorized licensing deal to distribute albums online. The producers argued they should be entitled to infringement damages for each of the 20 songs, but in the <a href="http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/c0cd2358-16cd-44e3-b8d2-ddbd7fa0c018/7/doc/09-2600-cv_opn.pdf#xml=http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/c0cd2358-16cd-44e3-b8d2-ddbd7fa0c018/7/hilite/">decision</a>, Wood ruled that each album constitutes a single &quot;work&quot; and damages should be calculated by a factor of two.The songwriters are virtual unknowns, and the damages only added up to $2,400, so there&#39;s good reason why this decision has gone unnoticed. But the opinion also addressed an issue that&#39;s potentially worth untold millions to the recording industry. Read more

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  5. Hollywood Docket: Polanski's last ditch effort; UMG's Veoh appeal; Absolute vs. Absolut

    6:34 am 4/30/2010

    Lawyers for Roman Polanski have filed a motion arguing that Swiss officials don&#39;t have all the information necessary to make an informed decision about whether to extradite him to the U.S.Read more

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  6. 'Survivor' outplays rivals as Thursday shows climb

    5:43 am 4/30/2010

    Even with rivals airing all-original lineups on Thursday night, CBS' "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" continued to perform as the top-rated show, climbing this week to post its best rating since this cycle's premiere. Read more

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  7. Oliver Stone developing drama series for Epix

    5:08 am 4/30/2010

    Oliver Stone and Bruce Wagner have struck a development deal with Epix, with their first project being a one-hour scripted dramatic series called "Still Holding," based on the Wagner novel of the same name. Read more

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  8. Discovery Q1 profit up amid ad rebound

    4:42 am 4/30/2010

    Discovery Communications on Friday reported better first-quarter financials amid a rebound in the advertising market.Read more

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  9. 'Chuck' fans plan rally support for series

    8:00 pm 4/29/2010

    With NBC's action-comedy "Chuck" on the bubble for a renewal, fans on Monday will stage themed flash mobs in at least four cities.Read more

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  10. Disney preps next high school musical

    8:00 pm 4/29/2010

    Disney Channel is readying a new high school musical. The network has ordered an original movie based on the novel "Lemonade Mouth."Read more

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