After the coffee. Before figuring out how to make a short week shorter.
The Skinny: Sunday nights aren't the same without
Getting bigger. Tribune Co., parent of the Los Angeles Times, is acquiring 19 TV stations from Local TV Holdings in a deal valued at $2.73 billion. The acquisition will increase the number of stations owned by Tribune to 42. The company will also become the biggest owner of Fox affiliates. The deal is the latest evidence of consolidation in the local TV station industry. Last month,
Taking "White House" down. "Monsters University" held on to first place at the box office with a weekend take of $46.2 million. The real surprise was the strength of
Less is more. Summer is usually known for big budget blockbusters. But this year, there have been a few high-profile flops including "After Earth" and "White House Down." This weekend, "Despicable Me 2" is likely to beat Disney's expensive new version of "The Lone Ranger."
New home for
When it rains it pours. Last week, Miramax Chairman and Colony Capital principal Richard Nanula took a leave of absenceafter pictures of someone reportedly identified as him with an adult film performer appeared online. Now Varietyhas dug up a sexual harassment suit that a former Colony Capital paralegal filed against Nanula last January.
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