The Skinny: I'm so glad I stayed off Twitter and other social media last night until after 10 p.m. I would have been totally bummed if the end of "The Good Wife" was ruined for me. I don't think anyone saw that coming. Kudos to the show for keeping it under wraps. No small feat these days. Monday's headlines include the weekend box office recap,
Daily Dose: Not everyone is giving SportsNet LA, the new Dodgers-owned channel distributed by
No diversions for "Divergent." While I was seeing the latest "Muppet" movie Saturday, everyone else was at "Divergent," which took in $56 million in its opening weekend. You know what that means? It means another sequel. "Muppets Most Wanted," however, came in under expectations with a take of just $16.5 million. Probably didn't help Kermit and the gang that "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" and "The Lego Movie" are still doing strong. Box office recaps from the Los Angeles Times and Hollywood Reporter.
Biting the apple. Comcast is in early talks with Apple about working with the software giant on a streaming service that the cable giant would distribute over its broadband platform, reports the Wall Street Journal. There are many hurdles before any agreement could come to fruition including, of course, cost and control. Another rub may be Apple's desire to get preferential treatment on Comcast's broadband pipes. Interesting timing on this story given the concerns about Comcast's recently announced deal to acquire Time Warner Cable.
Rallying cry. The tragic death of camera assistant Sarah Jones last month while filming a scene in the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rambler" has become a rallying cry for improving safety in movie shoots. Jones was killed and six others injured when an unexpected freight train roared through the shoot. The Los Angeles Times and New York Times look at what happened and whether it will lead movie and television producers to toughen up their safety efforts.
Are Knicks tickets part of the deal.
Pulling the plug.
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