After the coffee. Before asking for Fridays off in the summer.
The Skinny: Wouldn't it be great if we got Fridays off in July and August? Let's get a bill passed! In the meantime, Friday's headlines include the weekend box-office preview and reviews of "Pacific Rim" and
Daily Dose: Last night, Twitter turned into one long promotional platform for
Will "Pacific Rim" drown? This weekend's box-office battle is between a big-budget monster flick ("Pacific Rim") and an
Bigger is better?
They say the neon lights are bright. 20th Century Fox and Broadway producer Kevin McCollum are partnering on a new venture to turn the studio's movies into musicals. While other major studios already have a presence on Broadway, this is Fox's first real effort. Yes, this means there could be a Broadway version of "Mrs. Doubtfire." More from the New York Times.
From the ground up. For the first time in almost 20 years, a new cable news network is preparing to launch.
What to watch when you're watching more than one. Because it is summer and things are a little slow, we will veer off the hard news for a second and provide you with a USA Today article on what TV shows make for the best binge viewing.
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