After the coffee. Before deciding if I should just shave my head.
The Skinny: A very nice touch in this week's episode of "The Americans" when a Jhoon Rhee Self Defense ad was on a television in the background. Anyone who grew up in D.C. in the 1980s like me had to get a chuckle out of that as those ads with their "nobody bother me" tag were a staple of local TV back then. Friday's roundup includes a preview of the weekend box office and more on tax credits for the entertainment industry.
Daily Dose: The standoff between the Dodger-owned,
Not likely to transcend expectations.
Give me some credit. Don't know about you, but I never get tired of reading stories about tax credits and film and movie production. I kid, I kid. The reason why there are so many stories on this topic is it is a big deal not only to the industry but the state of California, which has seen a lot of production move elsewhere because of lucrative tax breaks. But do those breaks really amount to much? The New York Times takes its shot with the tax credit story.
A lot at stake. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Aereo, the startup that streams local TV signals via the Internet, and broadcasters, who argue that the new service violates copyright law. If the Supreme Court decides in favor of the broadcasters, Aereo founder Chet Kanojia could see a $100-million investment go down the drain. He chats with the Associated Press and GigaOm.
Ugly accusations. A man has accused "X-Men" director
No domination for this animation. Fox is pulling its Saturday night "Animation Domination" block of programming from its schedule at the end of June. Designed to counterprogram
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