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    Transitions in Media World, from Time Warner Mags to a Variety Reboot; Sragow Returns to L.A.

    Sad but true. The march of time continues to bring inevitable shifts in the media world. Newsweek has been swallowed by The Daily Beast. And now Time Warner's publishing arm is considering creating a new joint magazine venture with broadcast giant Meredith Corporation focused on women's titles. Mean...

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    Variety Cedes Katzenberg's Pre-Oscar Night Before Motion Picture Gala to Hollywood Reporter

    In what some see as a penny-wise pound-foolish move, Jay Penske, the new owner of Variety (who also owns Deadline, Movieline, TVLine and Bonnie Fuller's Hollywood Life) has let go of Variety's 11-year-old pre-Oscar institution, Jeffrey Katzenberg's Night Before fundraiser benefiting the Motion Pictu...

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    FilmLinc Daily Adds Contributor Brian Brooks

    Indiewire cofounder Eugene Hernandez, now digital director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is bringing into his expanding FilmLinc Daily fold his long-time Indiewire cohort Brian Brooks, who recently emerged from a staff stint at Jay Penske's Deadline and Movieline.

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    Vanity Fair's Hollywood Edition 'A Celebration of Friendship,' Featuring Bruce Weber's Photos of Affleck, Stone, Cooper and More

    Vanity Fair’s 19th Hollywood Portfolio, shot by Bruce Weber, includes 75+ stars, from Tom Hanks and Amy Adams to Quvenzhané Wallis and Eddie Redmayne. The cover stars Ben Affleck, Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper.

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    Kathryn Bigelow Opens Up About 'Zero Dark Thirty,' Torture and Truth on TIME Cover Story and Colbert Report

    In addition to her appearance on the Colbert Report (watch below), "Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow is the center of this week's TIME cover story, "Art of Darkness." The director, who rarely speaks with the press, is opening up to deal with and defend herself against the controversy surro...

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    Is TV As Gay Friendly As We Think It Is?

    NPR delivered a superbly reported expose on its January 2 Morning Edition: "Who's Gay on TV?" White gay dads, they concluded, are "the pop culture gay flavor of the minute."

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    Jennifer Lawrence is Vanity Fair's 'Most Desirable' Cover Girl, Says Acting is Stupid

    Jennifer Lawrence is Vanity Fair's February cover girl. They call her "the rare celebrity who sounds more like a human being than a well-coached product," as well as the world's "most desirable woman."

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    NRA Chief Blames Hollywood Media for Gun Violence, Names Oliver Stone's 1994 'Natural Born Killers'

    Oliver Stone can't get a break. Almost two decades after he directed uber-violent "Natural Born Killers," Hollywood's most famous Liberal remains a fat target for the National Rifle Association, which held a Washington, D.C. press conference Friday interrupted by protests.

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    The Male Marilyn Monroe, Trashiest Film of the Year & Taylor Kitsch's Multiple Failures

    In NYMag's The Year in Film: A Collection of mini-riffs, they cover some important topics that made headlines in 2012--like Nicole Kidman peeing on Zac Efron and the Top Two Films of the Year That Involved Someone Riding Through a City in a Stretch Limo (1. "Holy Motors" and 2. "Cosmopolis").

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    Guest Post: Wanted: Female Astronauts: Geena Davis Celebrates "Add Female Characters" Month at Third Symposium on Gender in the Media

    Did you know that November is Add Female Characters Month?  It is according to Geena Davis, who took over the back page of Variety to declare it such. The ad ran on Tuesday, November 13, the same day that Davis hosted the Third Symposium on Gender in Media at the SLS Beverly Hills Hotel.

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