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Why Hollywood recycles its superheroes

Jul 13, 2012
Geoff Boucher of the L.A. Times' Hero Complex blog explains why moviegoers see the same superheroes in the theater over and over again.
Posted In: Entertainment, movies, comics

Comic-Con still a must-go for film industry

Jul 12, 2012
Movie studios aren't all screening new films, though. Some find the convention is a place to make deals without having a high profile.
Posted In: comics, hollywood, film, Comic-Con, Entertainment

Viacom channels pulled from DirecTV

Jul 12, 2012
More than two dozen Viacom Inc. channels -- including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central -- were blacked out for DirecTV subscribers after the companies failed to reach an agreement on programming fees.
Posted In: tv, directv, Entertainment, viacom

BET CEO Debra Lee on television for a black audience

Jul 9, 2012
The CEO and president of BET Networks discusses television programming for African Americans, and the role of the network in today's media sphere.
Posted In: Entertainment, BET, Debra Lee, African American

What's behind a no. 1 summer hit

Jul 4, 2012
An up-tempo pop dance beat can't hurt, and neither can a star's viral video.
Posted In: Entertainment, Music

Immersing viewers in 'Dirty Work'

Jun 19, 2012
The web show ropes viewers in by interacting with them on everything from cell phones to Facebook during the show.
Posted In: Entertainment

Watching the L.A. Kings make history

Jun 6, 2012
The Los Angeles Kings could win their first Stanley Cup hockey championship ever tonight. But fans will have to pay a premium to see it whether they watch from the pricey seats at the Staples Center, in a sports bar or at home on cable TV.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports, hockey, L.A. Kings, NBC

Musicians big and small compete for summer concert sales

May 31, 2012
Madonna begins her worldwide summer tour today in Israel. Shows have already sold out around the world. But what if you're not Madonna? How do you make money on tour?
Posted In: Entertainment, concerts, Music

Who pays for 3-D movie glasses?

May 23, 2012
The popularity of 3-D movies is growing. So is a battle over who should pay for them -- the studios or the theaters?
Posted In: Entertainment, film, 3-d

What makes a movie?

May 16, 2012
These days, a well-established brand can be as valuable as a screenplay. At least that's what the makers of the movie "Battleship" are hoping when the film version of the popular board game opens this weekend.
Posted In: Entertainment, film

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