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    Ex-Disney Studio Chief Rich Ross Joins Elisabeth Murdoch's Shine America

    Having moved up through the Disney ranks to head of Disney Channels Worldwide and then a short tenure running the Disney Studio, Rich Ross is now taking over chairman Elisabeth Murdoch's TV and production company Shine America as CEO, reports Variety.

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    American Master Geffen Talks PBS Doc and Hollywood Changes at Television Critics Association

    The entertainment industry in the future will be vibrant and as important as ever---but dramatically less profitable, David Geffen predicted Sunday in Beverly Hills. The notoriously press shy media mogul made a rare public appearance in connection with an upcoming PBS documentary about his life a...

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    Mad Men Magazine: Newsweek to Create 1960s Era Issue, Down to the Ads

    To mark the long-awaited return of "Mad Men" in March, Newsweek will channel a 60s era layout and design. AdAge reports that in yet another stunt from editor Tina Brown, she will give a retro vibe to everything from the features to the advertisements.

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    Steve Jobs Biography Selling Like Hotcakes, Did Nora Ephron Know Jobs?

    Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography is flying off the shelves, both literal and digital, selling 380,000 copies in one week in the U.S. alone. It's the 18th best selling book of 2011, ahead of John Grisham's The Confession. The U.K. also marked strong sales of the book, 37,244 copies.

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    Apple's Tim Cook Unveils iPhone 4S, Fails To Live Up to Steve Jobs

    Yesterday at the "Let's Talk iPhone" conference, Apple changed things up. Rather than announcing the iPhone 5, they announced a phone that looks no different than their current model, and only distinguishes the new product with an S added after iPhone 4. However, while the iPhone 4S appears to be no...

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    No Bridesmaids Sequel, Mick Jagger as Big Bad Media Mogul, Free Previews for Footloose

    Almost as soon as runaway comedy Bridesmaids hit theaters this spring, there was talk about a sequel. At the time, director Paul Feig told New York Vulture: "When you get a group that's this deep and this good, it's a crime to not use them again." However, an Entertainment Weekly interview with Jon ...

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    Media Watch: Dish Network May Launch Blockbuster Streaming Site, Facebook Real-Time News Ticker

    On Friday, the Dish Network is expected to announce a Blockbuster-branded streaming service. Their program will be a direct competitor to the recently criticized and faltering Netflix.

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    Honor Roll: Producers Guild Recognizes Steven Spielberg

    The Producers Guild of America will honor Steven Spielberg with the 2012 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. The guild will bestow the producer, director, writer and Principal Partner of DreamWorks Studios with the award at the 23rd Annual Producers Guild ceremony on January 21st...

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    How Butter Used Bachmann, Highest-Paid Man in Entertainment, How NBC Snagged the Jackie O Tapes

    In an effort to promote the political satire Butter, whose reviews in Telluride and Toronto were less than stellar, the film's distributor Harvey Weinstein has raised the movie's political references to Michelle Bachmann in order to make a "blatant effort to make [Butter] into something people will be talking about," he wrote in a statement formally inviting the Republican politician to co-host the premiere of the film in Iowa in a few months. Weinstein asked one of the film's actresses, Olivia Wilde, to read the missive:In 20 years of coming to the Toronto Film Festival, I've never released a statement for a film. But I would like to take th...

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    Media Watch: Which Apps Make Bank, HuffPost Relaunches Fashion Site, James Murdoch Rumored to Leave

    Huffington Post has relaunched its fashion site, StyleList. The digital glossy will be run by Anya Strzemien, the original Style editor. Stylelist will be run as a separate fashion website, with blogs from fashion hotshots Rachel Roy, Heidi Klum, and Jason Wu.

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