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Netflix Buys More Originals -- This Time From Dreamworks Animation

In what appears to be an accelerating race among video streaming service to see who can offer the most original programs, Netflix announced today (Monday) that it had signed a mult-year deal with DreamWorks Animation...

Another Media Consolidation -- Young Broadcasting & Media General

In an all-stock deal, Media General and Young Broadcasting have agreed to merge. With Media General's 18 stations, and Young's 12, the combined company, which will be called Media General, will own 30 stations in...

Dish Using Ads For Hopper Dvr -- Which Skips Ads

DISH Network is using advertisements to tout its anti-advertisement technology, Auto Hop. The campaign features a demonstration of the new Hopper DVR with Sling that allows DISH's subscribers not only to watch programs they have...

Anne Curry To Replace Anderson Cooper At Cnn?

Incoming CNN chief Jeff Zucker would like to replace Anderson Cooper with Ann Curry and make Cooper a roving international correspondent, according to RadarOnline.com. However, it inidcated, he faces the seemingly insurmountable obstacle of Curry's...

Britney Spears Settles Bodyguard Lawsuit

Britney Spears has settled a lawsuit with a former bodyguard who claims she sexually harassed him and was an abusive mother.Details of The Deal that the singer's legal team struck with Fernando Flores were not...

Kevin Costner To Star In Jack Ryan

Kevin Costner has landed a part in new movie 'Jack Ryan.'The 'Bodyguard' actor has agreed to appear in the latest instalment of the thriller franchise, which is being directed by Kenneth Branagh, and The Deal...

Pharrell Williams Is American Idol Frontrunner

Pharrell Williams is reportedly the frontrunner to be the new 'American Idol' judge.The N.E.R.D. rapper is said to be ''close'' to signing the deal and is confident he will land the gig thanks to his...

Missy Elliott Can't Get Her Lamborghini

Missy Elliott's new Lamborghini is being withheld from her.The 'Get Ur Freak On' rapper claims the luxury car is being 'held hostage' by an Illinois-based car dealership and she is suing to get her 2012...

Russell Crowe To Play Rupert Murdoch

Russell Crowe is reportedly in line to play Rupert Murdoch in a film.The 'Gladiator' star is tipped to take on the role of the media mogul in a movie based on 'Good Times, Bad Times',...

Aaron Eckhart To Play Us President

Aaron Eckhart has joined the cast of 'Olympus Has Fallen'.The 'Dark Knight' actor will play the US president in the new movie which follows a former Secret Service agent who becomes America's only hope when...

Jennifer Aniston To Become Face Of Aveeno?

Jennifer Aniston is reportedly negotiating an ''eight-figure deal'' to become the face of Aveeno.The 'Marley and Me' actress is in talks to become the new face of the brand, which sells natural-based skin and haircare...

Kevin Costner Wins Stephen Baldwin Court Battle

Kevin Costner has won a court battle against actor Stephen Baldwin.The decision came less than two hours after closing arguments ended on Thursday (14.06.12) and a jury rejected Stephen's claim that he and a friend...

Amazon Prime To Stream Hundreds Of Mgm Movies

There's some roar left in the old lion yet. MGM has completed a licensing deal with Amazon to provide hundreds of movies and TV shows for streaming on its Amazon Prime service. The films include...

Jamie Foxx Lined Up For White House Down

Jamie Foxx is set to star as the US President in 'White House Down'. The 'Django Unchained' actor is considering the role in director Roland Emmerich's new thriller, about a secret service agent who must...

Jessica Simpson Signs Up With Weight Watchers

Jessica Simpson is the new spokesperson for Weight Watchers.The singer-and-actress - who gave birth to daughter Maxwell Drew, her first child with fiance Eric Johnson, on May 1 - is ''excited'' to have signed up...

Kim Kardashian Slaps Rihanna Ban On Kanye

Kim Kardashian banned Rihanna from Kanye West's dressing room during his recent London concerts. The reality TV starlet doesn't want her 34-year-old boyfriend hanging out with other women on his own and with Rihanna's flirtatious...

Britney Spears Gets X Factor Spiritual Advisor

Britney Spears has hired a spiritual advisor to assist her on 'The X Factor'.The 30-year-old singer has joined the panel of the US version of the TV talent contest and has amused programme chief Simon...

Kim Kardashian Annoyed At Kanye's Partying

Kim Kardashian ordered Kanye West away from a party on Saturday night (19.05.12) because he spent too much time with fellow revellers. The reality TV star joined her rapper boyfriend at Jay-Z's manager Tyran ''Ty...

Jessica Simpson 'Determined' To Lose Weight

Jessica Simpson is ''determined'' and ''excited'' to lose her baby weight.The 'Fashion Star' mentor gave birth to her first daughter, Maxwell Drew, earlier this month and has a $4 million endorsement deal with Weight Watchers.A...

Will.i.am Taking Music To Outer Space

NASA has approached will.i.am about producing an exclusive track to be played during a future Mars mission.The first listen of the song by the Black Eyed Peas frontman would be broadcast back to mission control...

Jessica Simpson Signs Maternity Wear Deal

Jessica Simpson will have her name featured on a maternity wear range. The singer-and-actress - who gave birth to her first child, daughter Maxwell Drew, with fiance Eric Johnson on May 1 - has expanded...

Ashton Kutcher Signs Up For More Two And A Half Men

Ashton Kutcher has signed up for a second season of 'Two and a Half Men'. The 34-year-old star - who replaced troubled actor Charlie Sheen as a lead character in the TV series last year...

Courtney Love Loses Kurt Cobain Image Rights

Courtney Love no longer has control of Kurt Cobain's image rights.The Hole frontwoman agreed to hand over the rights to her late Nirvana singer husband's name, likeness and appearance to their daughter Frances Bean Cobain,...

Michael Jackson To Front Pepsi Campaign

Michael Jackson will front a new advertising campaign for Pepsi.The soft drinks firm have agreed a deal with the late singer's estate to use his image in a new global marketing push though the exact...

Kardashians Sign 40m Tv Deal

The Kardashian family have signed a $40 million deal for three more seasons of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'.The relatives - made up of Kris Jenner, Bruce Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and...

Bond Girl Maud Adams Unhappy With 007'S Beer

Maud Adams is unhappy James Bond is going to be seen drinking a beer in new movie 'Skyfall'.The 67-year-old Swedish actress starred opposite Roger Moore in two Bond films, 'The Man with the Golden Gun'...

David Letterman To Make Late Night Show History

David Letterman is set to become the longest-running late night TV show host in US history.The presenter has signed a new contract which ensures he will be fronting 'The Late Show with David Letterman' until...

Dr. Dre To Produce Horror Film

Dr. Dre is to produce a new horror film.The music mogul is heading up 'Thaw' with his Crucial Films partner Daniel Schnider.'Thaw' - which will be written by Vik Weet - centres around an ancient...

Ellen Degeneres Snaps Up Brad Pitt's Home For $12 Million

Ellen DeGeneres has purchased Brad Pitt's home for $12 million. The talk show host and her wife Portia De Rossi reportedly sealed the deal for the Hollywood actor's former Malibu mansion - which has views...

Jls 'Devastated' By Simon Cowell

JLS were "devastated" when Simon Cowell refused to sign them.The 'Everybody In Love' hitmakers - who finished second to Alexandra Burke on 'The X Factor' in 2008 - admitted while being turned down by the...

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