Hollywood Docket: Weinstein vs. MPAA; Allbritton vs. Comcast; Murdoch wants the 'sky'

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Hollywood Docket: Weinstein vs. MPAA; Allbritton vs. Comcast; Murdoch wants the 'sky'

Thu Aug 12, 2010 @ 09:26AM PST
  • Harvey Weinstein is appealing the MPAA's decision to put an R rating on "The Tillman Story" for excessive language, calling the documentary "one of the most important films I've distributed in my career." [THR] UPDATE: Sorry, Harvey. [THR]
  • Allbritton Communications objects to Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal, making the case to the FCC in a filing as well as advertising on several of its influential D.C.-based media outlets. [LAT]
  • California health inspectors have concluded that administrators at the Motion Picture and Television Fund violated state law when they transferred dozens of residents out of the charity's nursing home last year. [LAT]
  • Rupert Murdoch says he owns the "sky." A five year legal battle has just come to light where Murdoch's News Corporation, owner of BSkyB, is attempting to prevent Skype from using its name on trademark grounds. [Telegraph]
  • Investigators are interested in talking to Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman about his interactions with Oksana Grigorieva, who briefly hired Bragman in the wake of the Mel Gibson scandal. [THR]
  • A Milwaukee man is being sued for impersonating the manager of Lil Wayne and Drake in an attempt to secure advance payments to book the musicians for concerts. [AllHipHop]
  • George Michael has been arrested again, charged by London police with possession of cannabis and driving under the influence. [Bloomberg]

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