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    Murdoch Withdraws Takeover Bid for Resistant Time Warner

    You can't always get what you want. The same day that The New York Times explained how expensive 21st Century chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch's takeover of Time Warner would have to be--in the face of continued shareholder resistance--Murdoch sent out a statement that he is withdrawing the $80 billi...

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    SCREEN TALK: Festival Updates, Fall Hopefuls, New Openers from Woody Allen to Zach Braff, Fox vs. Time Warner

    David Fincher is back for the opening night of the New York Film Festival with Ben Affleck-starrer "Gone Girl." What folks really care about, says Indiewire's Eric Kohn on our sixth Screen Talk podcast (now on iTunes!) is that the opening night party is returning to Tavern on the Green. We talk abou...

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    Weekend Recap: Zemeckis and Brad Grey Talk 'Flight,' John C. Reilly on 'Wreck-It Ralph,' and Murdoch Courts Penguin (Updated)

    The New York Times interviews Robert Zemeckis about his return to live-action movies with "Flight," his first since "Cast Away" in 2000. “Everyone keeps thinking I haven’t made a movie in 12 years,” the director behind "Back to the Future," "Forrest Gump," and "The Polar Express" said.

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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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    Media Watch: Murdoch Escapes From Parliament, Catapulted Pie

    In nearly three hours of intense interrogation by the British Parliament, Rupert Murdoch still refused to provide sufficient answers or admit to any responsibility.

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    Grant Helped to Push Murdoch's News of the World's Demise by Bugging Reporter

    Bravo to Hugh Grant for not only being righteous, but articulate and smart in his crusade against the Murdoch tabloid News of the World and its egregious bugging practices.

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    Summer in Sun Valley: Moguls Convene at Herb Allen's, Murdoch Ducks

    It's been hard for NewsCorp. chairman Rupert Murdoch to relax this week at investment banker Herb Allen's 29th annual Sun Valley mogul retreat, which launched July 5 and lasts for five days. Murdoch is under too much fire with the News of the World bugging scandal threatening to derail his long-plan...

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    Oscars 2011: Red Carpet Videos: The Fighter and Social Network Producers, Pixar's Catmull, Murdoch

    Best Picture Nominees: Producers Dana Brunetti & Michael De Luca, The Social Network

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    Fox Marketing Shuffle Signals Management Turmoil

    Pam Levine is out, ex-Disney exec Oren Aviv is in at Fox Marketing. Veteran industry watchers know that this means that studio co-chairmen Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos are under duress. When a major studio suffers a bad run at the box office and then lets go of a top marketing exec, it's considere...

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    Oscar Night Red Carpet Montage: Clooney, Bullock, Mo'Nique

    Here's a montage of video that I shot on the red carpet on Oscar night.

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