After the coffee. Before trying to hide from all the Ron Burgundy hype.
The Skinny: I'm trying to figure out whether to get out of town for Christmas. I have no big plans here and figure if I'm somewhere else it will at least feel like I'm doing things. Send me suggestions (or invites). Thursday's Fix (can you believe it's Thursday already?) includes a look at the lineup for next month's Sundance Film Festival. Also, Fox sells out the Super Bowl and MSNBC says goodbye to Martin Bashir.
Daily Dose: Walt Disney Co. is moving closer to naming a new president of its ABC Family cable channel, home...
Walt Disney Co.'s ABC Family channel is closing in on naming a new president, people familiar with the matter said.
The position has been open since September, when Michael Riley said he was resigning to return to his native England. ABC Family is known for its shows aimed at teenagers, particularly girls, including "Pretty Little Liars," "Melissa and Joey" and "Twisted."
Among the candidates topping Disney's short list are Salaam Coleman Smith, who had headed NBCUniversal's Style Network until the channel was rebranded this fall as the Esquire Network and put under new management. Coleman...
Care to buy some stock, along with that extra-large popcorn and soda?
The American movie theater chain controlled by China's wealthiest man is going forward with a planned $368-million initial public offering -- and, in an unconventional move, is inviting favored cinema customers to join in the investing.
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., owned by Chinese entertainment company Dalian Wanda Group, said it plans to sell 18.4 million shares at $18 to $20 each while reserving some of the shares for members of its customer loyalty program, according to a regulatory filing.
For the seven days ending Dec. 1, purchases of Perry's latest album "Prism," featuring the hit girl-power track "Roar," more than tripled compared with the previous week, propelling it from No. 11 to No. 5 on Billboard album chart.
In raw numbers, "Prism" sold 136,000 copies, an increase of 252% week-to-week, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Universal Pictures' decision Wednesday to shut down production of "Fast & Furious 7" following the death of star Paul Walker is a blow to Georgia's burgeoning film industry.
"Fast & Furious 7" was among the biggest movies to date to film in Georgia, which has experienced a surge in production since 2008, when the state expanded its film tax credit from 15% to a maximum of 30%.
The film tax credit was one of the chief draws for "Fast & Furious 7," which began production in Georgia on Sept. 9 and was scheduled to shoot through Jan. 10, according to the Georgia Film Office. Filming was due to...
Consumers want to choose the channels they get from their pay-TV providers but such a move would not only undermine the business model for media companies, it could also lead to higher prices for customers, according to a new report by Needham & Co.
Media executives have long resisted calls for so-called a la carte pricing because the financial underpinnings of their companies rest on the enormous revenue generated through cable subscriber fees and advertising sales.
Few have been able to put a price tag on the cost to the industry of a la carte programming, but Needham & Co. media analyst...
NBC's singing competition "The Voice" is whittling down the contestants and making up some ground in the ratings. Tuesday night's live elimination episode drew 11.9 million viewers and a rating of 3.3 in the key 18-49 age group, up 10% from last week, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
"Biggest Loser" maintained the previous week's 2.0 rating in the young adults demo, while "Chicago Fire" increased 10%, to a 2.3 as the network won the night among 18-49-year-olds, the audience most coveted by advertisers.
However, CBS' roster of repeats ("NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person of...
The next chapter in the political drama "House of Cards" will premiere on Valentine's Day, picking up where the first season left off.
U.S. Rep. Francis Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, resumes his ruthless power climb in Season 2 of the acclaimed Netflix original series, accompanied by his equally ambitious wife, Claire, played by Robin Wright. All 13 episodes will be available for subscribers to watch.
Kate Mara reprises her role as Zoe Barnes, the enterprising young reporter who had an affair with Underwood but is now in pursuit of the truth about his crimes.
There will be plenty of cars and beer being hawked in the Super Bowl but fewer Hollywood movies.
Fox, which has the rights to this season's NFL championship, said it has sold all the commercial inventory for the game. Although Fox won't say how much it got for 30-second spots, Madison Avenue sources said the average price was around $4 million and some went for as much as $4.5 million.
The Super Bowl is the most-watched television event in the United States. Last February's game between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers on CBS averaged more than 108 million viewers, according to...
Whimsic Alley, the Miracle Mile shop that sells "Harry Potter" merchandise and was sued by Warner Bros. for trademark infringement, has reached a settlement with the studio that will allow the store to remain open, owner Stanley Goldin told The Times in an email.
In March, Warner Bros., the distributor of the "Harry Potter" movies and since 1998 the owner of the bulk of the "Potter" trademarks, targeted the shop with a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles that some fans feared would force the store to close.
The studio alleged that Whimsic Alley's wares and services -- which...