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  • Lineup of the 31st annual PaleyFest for TV fans is announced

    Lineup of the 31st annual PaleyFest for TV fans is announced
    The Paley Center for Media announced the full lineup for its 31st annual PaleyFest celebration of TV on Wednesday. Billed as the ultimate television fan fest, the event allows attendees to mix and mingle with the stars, cast and crew of their favorite...
  • BET's first drama, 'Being Mary Jane,' comes up short in premiere

    BET's first drama, 'Being Mary Jane,' comes up short in premiere
    "Being Mary Jane," BET's first original scripted drama, scored impressively when its movie-length pilot aired last July, attracting more than 4 million viewers. But Tuesday's offical debut of the series fell off considerably from that initial outing....
  • What the unfortunate '12 Years a Slave' posters say about Hollywood

    What the unfortunate '12 Years a Slave' posters say about Hollywood
    An Italian distributor for “12 Years a Slave” recently caused an uproar when a¬†promotional poster¬†for the critically acclaimed film prominently displayed actors Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender, the latter of whom plays an abusive slave...
  • BET seeks to broaden audience with its first scripted drama, 'Being Mary Jane'

    BET seeks to broaden audience with its first scripted drama, 'Being Mary Jane'
    "Being Mary Jane" is much more than just the latest entry on BET's prime-time lineup. It's a milestone. Debuting six months after its movie-length pilot attracted more than 4 million viewers, "Being Mary Jane," which premieres Tuesday starring Gabrielle...
  • Hollywood's new financiers make deals with state tax credits

    Hollywood's new financiers make deals with state tax credits
    ATLANTA — Ric Reitz makes movies. He helped bankroll the Matt Damon thriller "Contagion," Clint Eastwood's "Trouble With the Curve" and the Robert Downey comedy "Due Date." Reitz, an energetic 58-year-old, doesn't hang out at the Polo Lounge, red-...
  • 'Walking Dead' TV's most tweeted-about show in Thanksgiving week

    'Walking Dead' TV's most tweeted-about show in Thanksgiving week
    This post has been corrected The AMC drama "The Walking Dead" was the most tweeted about TV moment of Thanksgiving week, according to newly released rankings from Nielsen's SocialGuide. The show's mid-season finale generated more than 880,000 tweets...
  • Tavis Smiley's bumpy 10th anniversary with PBS

    Tavis Smiley's bumpy 10th anniversary with PBS
    First he lost his studio and station home. Then some public radio stations dumped him after he criticized President Obama. Earlier this year, Arsenio Hall swept in and poached his executive producer and other key staffers. Oh, and the tendons in his...
  • Prince to headline 2014 Essence Music Festival

    Prince to headline 2014 Essence Music Festival
    This post has been updated. See below for details. Prince is headed to New Orleans to headline the 2014 Essence Music Festival, the annual three-day festival held over Independence Day weekend, Essence announced Tuesday. Next year's installment will...
  • Watch the inaugural YouTube Music Awards here

    Watch the inaugural YouTube Music Awards here
    The Grammys have the unrivaled prestige. The MTV Video Music Awards go for unpredictable, deliciously viral irreverence. And the BET, Billboard Music and American Music awards are better known for A-list performers than who wins which trophies. So...
  • After Fleetwood Mac tour: Reissue of 'Buckingham Nicks'?

    After Fleetwood Mac tour: Reissue of 'Buckingham Nicks'?
    This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. Fleetwood Mac is headed down the home stretch of its 2013 tour, with only three shows remaining: Wednesday at Staples Center in L.A., Friday in San Diego and Saturday in Sacramento....
  • Weak Paramount slate contributes to Viacom's 18% drop in profit

    Weak Paramount slate contributes to Viacom's 18% drop in profit
    Paramount Pictures turned in another disappointing performance, contributing to an 18% drop in quarterly earnings for parent company Viacom Inc., the media conglomerate reported Wednesday. The Melrose Avenue movie studio suffered from the DVD blues...