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42 posts from May 2009

05/31/2009

Jay walks

31198-leno_jay_90x90 Jay Leno’s final week on “The Tonight Show” was a carefully orchestrated blend of favorite guests and classic bits, writes Randee Dawn. Full review

05/28/2009

New recruits

A Hollywood filmmaker is soliciting movie and TV pitches from active members of the military, veterans and their family members with the intent to choose at least one project per year to produce and finance. Full story

Blockbuster swag

Blockbuster said Thursday that it's getting serious about branching out into new territory, and that selling anything movie-related -- like replicas of the sunglasses Tom Cruise wore in "Top Gun" -- is fair game. Full story

Cannes can

"Far from great, but better than expected." That's the general assessment of buyers returning home from this year's Cannes market to tally up deal memos and tabulate expenses. Full story

New suit for Eminem?

Being sued by his mother for defamation didn't stop Eminem from making controversial claims in songs on his latest top-selling album, writes Roger Friedman. Full story

05/27/2009

Fox responds

Fox, “American Idol” producers and AT&T defended themselves Wednesday against accusations of voting irregularities during the “Idol” finale that saw underdog Kris Allen catapult over judges’ favorite Adam Lambert. Full story

05/26/2009

Star turn

Martin_demetri_90x90 Demetri Martin's nice-guy, boy-next-door turn in "Taking Woodstock" shows surprising chops -- and a potential to do a lot more than the deadpan comedy for which he's become known on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and his own Comedy Central series. Full story

Hollywood friendly

President Obama has tapped Sonia Sotomayor as his Supreme Court nominee, and based on her track record, it looks like she might win a few friends in Hollywood. Full story

05/25/2009

Tony countdown

With the Tonys just two weeks away, eligible voters are elbowing their way into Broadway legit houses to check out nominated shows they might have missed. Full story

Lying teens?

Despite claims that they watch a substantial amount of TV online, a survey found that only 8% of teenagers actually watch series on the Web. Full story


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