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  1. Ryan Seacrest Nears New 'American Idol' Deal, In Talks for Bigger Clear Channel Role

    April 18, 2014 4:54 PM EDT Though discussions continue, Seacrest has signaled that he likely will part ways with long-time partner NBCU and end his red carpet presence. Ryan Seacrest is zeroing in on his next chapter. Hollywood's hardest working multihyphenate is said ...

  2. Fox Cancels 'The X Factor'

    February 07, 2014 7:24 PM EST Fox has pulled the plug on "The X Factor." The Hollywood Reporter has learned that there will be no fourth season of the singing competition. The writing has been on the wall, given the expensive series' significant ratings declin ...

  3. The New 'American Idol': A Cheeseburger, a Coke and a Smile (and Shut the F--- Up)

    January 13, 2014 1:08 PM EST The biggest difference viewers will notice when "American Idol" season 13 kicks off on Jan. 15? Not the snazzy Roman numeral logo or the postcard-inspired, Greetings from Asbury Park-esque graphics denoting each audition city. With a new ...

  4. Live Nation Preps Ford-Sponsored Web Series 'Rider Challenge' With Lumineers, Kid Cudi, Fitz & The Tantrums, More

    September 16, 2013 3:59 PM EDT Live Nation is entering the original webisodic content arena with "The Rider Challenge," a Ford Fiesta-sponsored digital series that premieres Sept. 30 on LiveNation.com. The series will chronicle fans of The Lumineers, Kid Cudi, Fall ...

  5. 'American Idol' Names New Executive Producer

    June 10, 2013 2:17 PM EDT While the future of "American Idol" is still being plotted, it seems the producers behind the Fox mainstay are looking to Europe to save the struggling show. Longtime 'Idol' Producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick Exit After ...

  6. Longtime 'Idol' Producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick Exit After 12 Seasons

    June 10, 2013 10:09 AM EDT Add two more departures to the "American Idol" post-season tally. Fox said Sunday that longtime executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are exiting the singing contest. Its 12th season ended in May with a record low-rated fin ...

  7. 'American Idol' Premiere Down 19 Percent From Last Year

    January 17, 2013 6:51 PM EST "American Idol" returned Wednesday night, and Fast National returns give the veteran singing competition's twelfth season premiere 17.81 million viewers and a 6.0 rating among adults 18-49 -- losses of 19 percent from last January&# ...

  8. Russell Emmanuel: Taking It To Extremes

    November 19, 2012 12:54 PM EST Fourteen years ago, EMI production music chief Peter Cox summoned a punk rocker named Russell Emmanuel into his London office. Emmanuel had launched Extreme Music just a year earlier in 1997 and was the talk of London after he mailed out condoms ...

  9. Telefonica's Terra From Spain to Offer Legal Music, Film Streaming in Europe

    May 01, 2012 6:00 AM EDT MADRID - Telefonica's media unit Terra plans to introduce online films and music in Europe, starting with Spain and Portugal by the end of next month, news reports said Monday. Spanish Court Dismisses Case Against Major P2P Site No one was im ...

  10. Dick Clark Celebrates 40 Years Rocking New Year's Eve

    December 30, 2011 8:46 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Forty years ago, Dick Clark's New Year's Eve special was created to give young people an alternative to a seasonal institution, bandleader Guy Lombardo. Now Clark's annual show is the institution. "New Year' ...

  11. Beyond Netflix: Where Else To Get Your Flick Fix

    July 14, 2011 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Even with a fee hike, millions of Netflix subscribers will be spending less each month than what it costs two adults to watch a single movie in a theater. Yet the company, which is usually well-liked, managed to irk many of its 23 ...

  12. More Ads Hit Online TV as Web Audiences Grow

    June 09, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - One of the rewards of watching TV online is not having to sit through as many commercials. Now the networks are chipping away at that little luxury. CBS shows twice as many ads per show on its website as it did last year. The CW netw ...

  13. Theater Owners Fuming Over Film Studios' Video on Demand Plan

    April 01, 2011 7:20 AM EDT Feeling blindsided, theater owners were furious Thursday that four Hollywood studios didn't brief them on plans to launch a new premium VOD service on DirecTV late next month, followed swiftly by Comcast and VUDU. Exhibitors could respond by ...

  14. Analysis: Hulu, Vevo And The Rise Of Streaming Video

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST While talk about free, ad-supported music streaming sites dominated the tech and music industries in 2009, who would have thought that ad-supported video streaming sites would finish the year with more optimism? As Billboard reported on Wednesday, ...

  15. EMI, Norah Jones Join Hulu

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hulu has partnered with EMI to offer a Norah Jones channel on the site. The deal will, at a later date, add content from other artists on EMI's labels including Virgin, Capitol and Blue Note. The joint online venture between NBC, Fox and ABC ...

  16. 'Glee': Close Harmony

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Tony Soprano finally—all right, possibly—got whacked to the sounds of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin' " in June 2007, America had mixed reactions. But the show's viewers all agreed that TV's greatest mafia b ...

  17. Simon Cowell 'To Launch Global Entertainment Company'

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell is set to partner with U.K. retail magnate Sir Philip Green on a global entertainment company that will produce and own TV content in the U.S. and Britain. The venture, which does not yet have a name, will have Green's backing as ...

  18. Curry Joins Sheppard Mullin

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has added James Curry as a partner in the firm's entertainment and media group based in Century City, Calif. He was most recently with White O'Connor Curry, a firm he co-founded. Curry focuses on com ...

  19. UMG, Sega Ink Deals With Interactive Ad Group

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Get Interactive, a new ad technology company that allows consumers to buy products placed in entertainment content and creates opt-in advertising platforms for brands, has inked its first deals with Universal Music Group, Sega and Overture Films, ...

  20. UMG Ready For More Innovative Deals And Lawsuits

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Zach Horowitz, Universal Music Group president/COO, made a rare public speech during Grammy week here to provide entertainment lawyers with some context to the company's recent initiatives. The company will not shy away from suing social netw ...

  21. Amazon Launches Movie Download Service

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a widely anticipated Internet service offering movies and TV shows that can be downloaded to personal computers, moving it into a nascent and higher-margin bu Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a wi ...

  22. Amazon Launches Movie Download Service

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Unbox' went live Sept. 7. Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a widely anticipated Internet service offering movies and TV shows that can be downloaded to personal computers, moving it into a nascent and higher-margin business. Th ...

  23. MTV, Fox Bow Mobile Entertainment Services

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks and News Corp's Fox Mobile Entertainment have unveiled their latest mobile content services as part of their ongoing efforts to appeal to wireless customers. MTV Networks and News Corp's Fox Mobile Entertainment have unveile ...

  24. Source: NBC Won't Renew NASCAR Deal

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT NBC will not extend its contract with NASCAR beyond the 2006 season, a person involved in the negotiations told the Associated Press on Oct. 14. CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- NBC will not extend its contract with NASCAR beyond the 2006 season, a person in ...

  25. WGA Members OK New Contract

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Members of the Writers Guild of America have approved their new industry contract by a wide margin, endorsing a strategy that emphasized the health plan over the likely strike issue of DVD residuals, LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Members ...

  26. WGA, Hollywood Make A Deal

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Writers Guild of America said Oct. 13 that it has reached a new three-year contract with Hollywood's major studios and networks. The $58 million package boosts health-care contributions, minimums (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Writers Gu ...

  27. Teen Confab Returns To L.A.

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artist manager and brand builder Joe Simpson will be among the featured speakers at the second annual What Teens Want, a two-day conference for top-level brand-marketing executives in the entertainmen Artist manager and brand builder Joe Simpson w ...

  28. Teen Confab Returns To L.A.

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artist manager and brand builder Joe Simpson will be among the featured speakers at the second annual What Teens Want, a two-day conference for top-level brand-marketing executives in the entertainmen Artist manager and brand builder Joe Simpson w ...

  29. Studios Sue Web Site For Selling DVD Copying Software

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. and Paramount Pictures Corp. have filed a lawsuit against online retailer Technology One. The plaintiffs allege that Technology One is continuing to sell the banned "D LOS ANGELES -- Twentieth Century Fox Film ...

  30. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...