After the coffee. Before seeing if
The Skinny: I'm literally writing the Skinny with my cat Skinny sprawled on my desk. It is kind of a distraction. Today's roundup includes stories on the weekend box office preview;
Daily Dose: It will be deja vu all over again as I will again spend the day tracking negotiations between Time Warner Cable and CBS for a new distribution deal. The deadline is this afternoon at 2 p.m., but as we all learned Monday, that's not exactly written in stone. Stay tuned to Company Town and my Twitter feed for updates.
Feeling blue. "The Smurfs 2" will likely have a blue weekend as "2 Guns," starring
Back on the horse. Sony wants to revive its TriStar movie and television brand (remember the flying white horse logo?) and has tapped former
The bigger picture. Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly is tired of having his network's shows judged on the next day's ratings. Speaking at the semi-annual TV Critics Assn. press tour, Reilly tried to make the case that the next day's ratings are becoming increasingly irrelevant in an era when more viewers are recording shows on their DVRs to watch later or catch up with programs via the Internet or video-on-demand. All true, but until the networks stop touting those numbers in early morning emails to media, old habits will be hard to break. Reilly also talked
A full house. The White House nominated Michael O'Rielly to serve as a Republican commissioner at the
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