The Skinny: One of my happier childhood memories was watching "The Rockford Files" every Friday night with my father. We'd predict when Rockford would get beat up and when the inevitable car chase was coming. In college, my roommates and I patterned our answering machine message after Rockford's, complete with theme song. He'll be missed. Today's roundup includes the weekend box office recap,
Daily Dose: Wall Street analysts have pegged the value of
Going ape for "Apes." "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" continued its box office domination this past weekend taking in $36 million. Coming in second with $28.4 million was "The Purge: Anarchy," the sequel to last year's surprise hit "The Purge." The animated family film "Planes: Fire & Rescue" finished in third place with almost $20 million. The big flop of the weekend was "Sex Tape," a raunchy comedy starring
A little help please. Fox Networks Group Chairman Peter Rice issued his marching orders to the leadership at Fox Broadcasting. "We need some new hits," Rice said Sunday at the semi-annual Television Critics Assn. press tour. The new people in charge of finding those hits -- 20th Century Fox TV Co-Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden -- are on summer vacation so they got to dodge the press. Fox is coming off a tough season and many of its veteran shows are starting to fade. Coverage of Fox's media day from the Los Angeles Times and Hollywood Reporter.
What about us? As Time Warner tries to dodge 21st Century Fox's takeover attempt, some are wondering what all this consolidation and potential consolidation mean for those who may be left out of the dance. In particular, are independent cable programmers such as
Yahoo takes chance with "One Chance." In its latest push to establish itself as a video platform, Yahoo has struck a deal with the