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  • Lawmakers gripe about cable deal. Murdoch talks. Jane Pauley's back.

    Lawmakers gripe about cable deal. Murdoch talks. Jane Pauley's back.
    After the coffee. Before getting ready for Passover. The Skinny: I've gotten so deep into "Sons of Anarchy" that I'm two episodes behind on "The Americans." I need to catch up tonight. Today's roundup includes recaps of the Senate hearing about the...
  • Quincy Jones tunes up for TCM Classic Film Festival

    Quincy Jones tunes up for TCM Classic Film Festival
    Quincy Jones knew even at a young age that he wanted to compose film scores. "I used to go to movies for 11 cents," Jones said at his mansion nestled in the Bel-Air hills. "I used to play hooky in Seattle every day. I could tell if a movie was scored at...
  • 'Candid Camera' to make a comeback on TV Land

    'Candid Camera' to make a comeback on TV Land
    The classic television franchise "Candid Camera" is making a comeback on TV Land. The nostalgia-themed cable channel TV Land has ordered 10 new episodes of the series to air later this summer. Peter Funt, the son of the show's original creator, Allen...
  • Broadcast lobbyist Gordon Smith blasts FCC in speech at NAB show

    Broadcast lobbyist Gordon Smith blasts FCC in speech at NAB show
    The broadcasting industry's top lobbyist said the Federal Communications Commission needs to work closer with the industry rather than trying to undermine it through regulatory measures that favor would-be competitors. "Over the past five years, there...
  • FX plans more 'Americans'; FXX announces 'Simpsons' marathon, app

    FX plans more 'Americans'; FXX announces 'Simpsons' marathon, app
    At an upfront presentation for reporters Wednesday in New York, FX Networks Chief Executive John Landgraf outlined an ambitious slate of programming for FX and its recently launched offshoot FXX, promising that 2014 would be the "biggest year ever" for...
  • Sony Pictures closes $200-million financing deal

    Sony Pictures closes $200-million financing deal
    Sony Pictures Entertainment has closed a $200-million co-financing deal with LStar Capital and Citibank, according to sources familiar with the matter who were not authorized to comment publicly.   The multiyear equity and debt arrangement will cover...
  • Paramount Television names production, development heads

    Paramount Television names production, development heads
    Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Television studio has named the executive team that will help the company stage its return to the TV production business.  The company on Wednesday appointed Jason Fisher, formerly of cable network AMC, as head of production. ...
  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime
    Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93. Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...
  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable execs grilled by lawmakers

    Comcast and Time Warner Cable execs grilled by lawmakers
    Senior executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable were grilled for more than three hours Wednesday about their proposed merger by a mostly skeptical Senate Judiciary Committee concerned that the more than $40-billion deal would be bad for consumers and...
  • Amy Poehler and brother Greg talk 'Welcome to Sweden'

    Amy Poehler and brother Greg talk 'Welcome to Sweden'
    Amy won't be the only Poehler on NBC for much longer. "Welcome to Sweden" brings the funnywoman's brother Greg Poehler to the spotlight. The half-hour comedy, which will premiere Thursday, July 10 at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT, has the male Poehler's prints all...
  • Rolling Stones manager protests Rock Hall of Fame, skips own induction

    Rolling Stones manager protests Rock Hall of Fame, skips own induction
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones' early manager, producer and publicist who is being inducted this year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has announced that he will skip the ceremony....