After the coffee. Before wishing I didn't have to wait until next year to see 'The Great Gatsby.'
The Skinny: Warner Bros. announced Monday that it was bumping the release of its "The Great Gatsby" adaptation from Christmas to summer 2013, and I'm bummed. The studio just pushed the opening of "Gangster Squad" a few months, so I'm already waiting for my Ryan Gosling fix. And now you're postponing an epic tale of love starring Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio? How much can a girl endure? Tuesday's headlines include a new DreamWorks Animation theme park in Shanghai, a spat between NBC and Sharon Osbourne, and the death of a famous composer.
The Daily Dose: I woke up to the sad news that Marvin Hamlisch, the prolific composer, had died at age 68 after a brief illness. Hamlisch rose to fame in 1974 after he took home Academy Awards for scoring "The Sting" and "The Way We Were." He also wrote the music for "A Chorus Line," which earned him a Tony. Throughout his career, Hamlisch composed over 40 film scores for movies ranging from "Sophie's Choice" to "Take the Money and Run." More: Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68: Sudden, brief illness halted busy life.
Going global. DreamWorks Animation is planning to open a theme park in Shanghai, the company said Tuesday. The Hollywood studio is planning to spend a massive $3.1 billion on an entertainment district in the region, which will be developed with Chinese partners. Called the Dream Center, the project should be completed by 2016 and will include a "Kung Fu Panda"-themed section, along with restaurants, shops, and performance and theater spaces. It will also be the home base for Oriental DreamWorks — the company's new animation studio, formed with Chinese counterparts, which is producing "Kung Fu Panda 3." The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times have additional details.
There's still nothing like flipping through a trashy tabloid at the airport. Consumers still prefer the hard copy of a magazine to a digital replica of one. That's the news that came from the Audit Bureau of Circulations on Tuesday, which said digital copies of magazines only account for 1.7% of total circulation — a figure up less than 1% since 2011. (The statistic doesn't include magazines purchased through phone apps, though those numbers are apparently unimpressive.) So what are the most popular downloadable zines? Perhaps not surprisingly, Game Informer Magazine tops the list with 1.2-million subscriptions, followed by Maxim in a distant second with around 284,000. Paid Content has more.
He said/She said. NBC and Sharon Osbourne are in a war of words after the "America's Got Talent" host accused the network of discrimination. Osbourne said this week she plans to leave the talent show once the season ends because she believes NBC axed her son, Jack, from its upcoming competition series "Stars Earns Stripes" after learning he had multiple sclerosis. NBC's chairman of entertainment, Bob Greenblatt, denied the accusations, saying Jack Osbourne declined offers for two different roles with the show about celebrities undergoing military training. More on the drama from the Hollywood Reporter and the Los Angeles Times.
Score? Time Warner on Monday shelled out $175 million to purchase Bleacher Report, the popular editorial sports website. Today, MarketWatch theorizes that the acquisition is a move by Time Warner to compete with ESPN. Though Time Warner airs National Basketball Assn. and Major League Baseball games, its Sports Illustrated magazine is losing subscribers. So will the new buy help the company? According to MarketWatch's Jon Friedman, maybe not: He says the purchase "may resemble a pop-gun taking on a bazooka." Ouch.
Something smells fishy. After learning that popular author Jonah Lehrer had fabricated Bob Dylan quotations in his book "Imagine," his publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, took copies of the book off the shelf and stopped its e-book sales. Now, the publisher says it is reviewing all three of Lehrer's bestselling books for further issues. Poynter has the scoop.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: KIIS-FM (102.7), with all its Justin Bieber and Katy Perry songs, is pulling in strong radio ratings this summer. The Hollywood firm the Collective helps turn YouTube stars into mainstream celebrities.
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