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The skinny: My power steering broke on Friday so I've been driving old school all weekend. Hope to get it fixed on Tuesday. On the plus side, my arms have gotten a good workout. Monday's technically a holiday but we're here for you even if you aren't here. Stories include recaps of
Daily dose: Aereo isn't letting the Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments from broadcasters as to why the start-up service that delivers local TV signals via the Internet to consumers should be found illegal slow it down. Aereo said it is launching in Cincinnati and the high court's interest is also getting the company a lot more media attention and free publicity.
I can fly! After getting huge ratings for its live version of "The Sound of Music," NBC said Sunday at its portion of the TV Critics Assn. press tour that its next musical will be "Peter Pan." No casting decisions have been made yet, but NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt did joke that he was thinking about
End of an era.
Blowing up the bridge. Cable news and commentary channel
Let's not do lunch. Hollywood is all caught up in awards season and the glitz and glamour makes it all seem like business as usual. But in reality, a lot has changed in the movie business over the last decade, including the demise of the big overall development deal, notes the Wall Street Journal. Once, studios shelled out big bucks and provided lots of perks to producers in the hopes of securing hits. Now the challenging economics of making movies (rising costs, diminishing returns) has put such pacts on the endangered species list.
Fighting chance? A lawsuit over the screenplay for