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The Skinny: Finally finished Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead." We are all in agreement that there's something evil going on at Terminus, right? Wednesday's roundup includes big news from
Daily Dose: The first Senate hearing on
World record. While movie ticket sales in North America for 2013 were pretty much flat at $10.9 billion, strong international box office helped the industry hit a new record of $35.9 billion, according to the Motion Picture Assn. of America. Hollywood's international take was $25 billion, a 5% increase from 2012 and a 33% improvement from five years ago. "Gravity," "Frozen" and
Rising sons. Rupert Murdoch's two sons -- Lachlan and James -- are taking on bigger roles in the mogul's media empires. Lachlan Murdoch has been named a non-executive co-chairman of both 21st Century Fox and News Corp.
Impressive resume. Ben Sherwood, the new president of the Disney/ABC TV Group and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, has a resume that would make even a high achiever envious. A Harvard graduate and Rhodes Scholar, Sherwood has written books, produced newscasts, penned front page stories for a major newspaper and run a network news division. Of course, anyone that ambitious (and successful) accumulates a lot of detractors along the way. The Los Angeles Times on Sherwood and the Hollywood Reporter on his biggest challenges in the new gig.
Double duty. The casts of the
Endangered species. The
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