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The Skinny: It was on this day in 1985 that Redskins quarterback
Daily Dose: During the halftime show of Sunday night's Chiefs-Broncos game, lead anchor Dan Patrick actually gave an introduction to a Toyota Camry commercial. The ad is part of a new campaign for Camry built around the fictional character "Coach T" that has gotten some buzz. Still, making Patrick read a little intro to the spot seemed a bit much. Hope Patrick got a cut of whatever extra cash
Christmas comes early. No, I'm not talking about the annoying fireworks tree lighting ceremony at the Grove on Sunday night, I'm talking about the surprising performance of "The Best Man Holiday" at the box office. The movie, a sequel to the 1999 romantic comedy "The Best Man," took in a little more than $30 million, almost double from what the so-called experts were projecting. That was enough for a solid second place behind
Risk reduction can cost money. More movies are being financed by smaller independent companies and distributed by big studios. Sometimes, that is a good way for the studios to reduce risk but when a movie becomes a hit, then they don't make as much either. That's what happened with
Better social skills.
Excellent. FXX, the new cable network launched by FX earlier this year, struck a huge deal for reruns of the long-running cartoon hit
Brave New World. Former movie and TV mogul
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