After the coffee. Before again trying to shake this cough.
The Skinny: Got my power steering fixed. Nice not to have to feel like I did 50 push-ups after driving my car. Now I just have to get my health back! Wednesday's roundup includes
Omaha! Is the NFL calling an audible on its own network? That is certainly one way to look at the league's push to take games from the
Over the top! Intel couldn't make a real go of its plans to launch an online video service, so it is selling its OnCue unit to Verizon. The challenge for over-the-top services has been trying to get networks to sign on. But Verizon is already a pay-TV player with its FiOS service, so it might have a better shot than Intel did. More on Verizon's deal from the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reported that
Hope she has a passport. Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has finally done something
Wide release is a stretch. Universal Pictures is bailing on the movie "Stretch" from low-budget producer Jason Blum, who has been on something of a hot streak as of late and the subject of numerous glowing profiles. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Universal has decided that "Stretch," a comedy-thriller that was supposed to hit the big screen in March, won't deliver the goods. "Universal executives concluded it would be unwise to spend the $20 million to $40 million that it would take to release Stretch theatrically," the article said.
Taking his ball and going home. Director Quentin Tarantino is so mad that a new script of his was leaked after he shared it with a handful of actors that he has decided to shelve plans to make the movie for now. Tarantino tells Deadline Hollywood that he thinks Creative Artists Agency, which represented an actor who got the script, was behind the leak (which led to lots of calls from agents looking for parts for their clients). CAA denied that. Tarantino said he'll publish the script and then maybe make a movie of it in several years.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: A look at the wheeling and dealing that goes on at Sundance.
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