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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hollywood has a new suitor in Silicon Valley.
Netflix, streaming services win Oscars cinema rule battle
(Reuters) - In a win for Netflix, Amazon and other internet streaming services, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted not to change its rules for winning an Oscar, Hollywood's top prize.
CBS suspends CEO search, fuelling Viacom merger expectations
(Reuters) - CBS Corp on Tuesday said it had suspended its search for a new chief executive and extended the role of its interim CEO Joseph Ianniello until the end of the year, renewing speculation the U.S. media company will seek to merge with peer Viacom Inc.
UPDATE 1-CBS suspends CEO search, fueling Viacom merger expectations
April 23 (Reuters) - CBS Corp on Tuesday said it had suspended its search for a new chief executive and extended the role of its interim CEO Joseph Ianniello until the end of the year, renewing speculation the U.S. media company will seek to merge with peer Viacom Inc.
Jussie Smollett lawyers sued by alleged hoax accomplices
(Reuters) - Two brothers involved in Jussie Smollett's Chicago alleged hate-crime hoax sued the "Empire" actor's lawyers on Tuesday, accusing them of defamation for insisting they had "criminally attacked" the actor even after police concluded otherwise.
HBO Fires Back at Trump's 'Game of Thrones'-Inspired 'No Collusion' Tweet
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HBO is firing back at President Donald Trump after he sent another "Game of Thrones"-inspired tweet in response to the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation.
Writers Guild of America sues four major Hollywood talent agencies
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Wire" creator David Simon, seven other writers, and the Writers Guild of America sued the four major Hollywood talent agencies on Wednesday for getting paid in such a way that the agencies' financial interests prevail over those of their clients.
White House will not turn over documents on AT&T-Time Warner merger
(Reuters) - The White House has told two U.S. House Democrats it will not turn over documents that could show whether Republican President Donald Trump sought to intervene in the regulatory review of AT&T Incâs $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc.
TV Review: 'Chambers'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Chambers," Netflix's new horror series, doesn't have much going for it -- it's a grody, nasty piece of work, a story that would at least be endurable if it were the under-ninety-minute movie it seems to want to be.
Reality TV comes of age with its own fan convention
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From gossipy housewives to lovelorn bachelors and lip-syncing drag queens, reality television is getting its own fan event.
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