Friday, July 20, 2018

Grammy Nominations: Who Will Get the Big Nods? Kendrick Lamar? Ed Sheeran? Alessia Cara?...

With the nominees for music’s proverbial biggest night being announced Tuesday morning, Grammy season is well and truly upon us. And with the Thanksgiving hangover just clearing up, the time seems...

Echo, Google Home, Roku: Black Friday Deals on Streaming Devices and Smart Speakers

Whether you’re a budding cord cutter, or just looking to give someone their first smart speaker: This year’s holiday season once again starts with deep discounts on Black Friday, and a...

Ventana Sur: Disney Takes Joaquin Furriel’s ‘Dark Buildings’ (EXCLUSIVE)

BUENOS AIRES — In one of the keystone deals on a high-profile new Argentine title at Ventana Sur, Disney’s Buena Vista Intl. has acquired the rights to Argentina and Uruguay and...

Ken Shapiro, Writer-Director of ‘The Groove Tube,’ Dies at 76

Ken Shapiro, writer and director “The Groove Tube” and “Modern Problems,” died of cancer Saturday in Las Cruces, N.M. He was 76. Shapiro’s 1974 independent film, a collection of skits called “The...

On Cyber Monday, Twitter, Reddit and Other Organizations Ask FCC to Save Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON — Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, and hundreds of other businesses and organizations are calling on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to reverse course and scrap his plans to repeal most of the...

YouTube Says It Deleted Over 150,000 Kid Videos Targeted by Sex Predators

YouTube, scrambling to respond to its latest brand-safety crisis involving videos with children that drew sexually inappropriate comments, says it has taken focused action to address the problem. In the past week,...

Netflix Orders Commits to ‘Sex Education’ with U.K. Drama Order

Netflix is putting “Sex Education” on the curriculum, with an order for a new coming-of-age comedy drama out of the U.K. “Sex Education” will follow an awkward teen, Otis Thompson, who lives...

Mister Rogers Documentary ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Acquired by Focus Features

Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to Morgan Neville’s Fred Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” “Won’t you be my neighbor?” was Rogers’ trademark line on “Mister Rogers Neighborhood,” the...

HBO’s Black Friday Buy: A Snapchat Story Telling You to Stream Instead of Shop

HBO is urging Snapchatters to stay inside on Black Friday and stream “Game of Thrones” and other original series instead of hitting the malls, in the first Snapchat Story sold as an...

Fergie Set to Host Fox Singing Competition ‘The Four’

Fergie has joined Fox’s new singing-competition series “The Four: Battle for Stardom” as host. “I am very excited and proud to be the host of ‘The Four: Battle for Stardom,’” said Fergie....

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Time Inc., Meredith Shares Rise After Mega-Deal Announced

Investors sent the stocks of both Time Inc. and Meredith up Monday, after the companies’ announcement Sunday evening that Meredith reached an agreement to...

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