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TV Review: ‘Man in the High Castle,’ Season 2

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The first season of “The Man in the High Castle,” Amazon’s television adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s alternate-history novel, was an oddly muted exercise in reorientation — in altering the audience’s assumptions about Nazis and World War II by bringing to a life a world where the war ended much differently. The plot of the… Read more »

Judge Sides With Insurer for Denial of Coverage to ‘Midnight Rider’ Filmmakers

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A federal judge is rejecting efforts by the production company behind “Midnight Rider” to collect an insurance claim stemming from the Feb. 20, 2014 train accident on the set that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones and injured eight others. U.S. District Judge Otis Wright, in a decision issued on Thursday, ruled in favor of New York Marine… Read more »

TV News Roundup: Spike Sets ‘Caraoke Showdown’ Premiere, E! Renews ‘Botched’

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In today’s TV news roundup, Spike has set a premiere date for “Caraoke Showdown,” Kelly Clarkson will perform her song from “The Hamilton Mixtape” on Seth Meyers’ New Year’s Eve show, and more. DATES Spike will premiere its newest series “Caraoke Showdown“ on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 10:30 p.m. following a new episode of the network’s… Read more »

PewDiePie Hits 50 Million YouTube Subscribers, Says He’s Deleting His Channel

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YouTube megastar PewDiePie, the most popular creator on the platform, has reached 50 million followers — and the gaming vlogger and comic says he will carry through on his threat to delete the channel on Friday over a dispute with the Google-owned platform about declining page views. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, tweeted… Read more »

Cinemax Revives ‘Strike Back’ for Rebooted Season With New Cast

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“Strike Back” is coming back to TV. Cinemax has ordered a reboot of the military action series with an entirely new cast and characters, Variety has confirmed. “Strike Back’s” last season concluded in July 2015 on Cinemax, after the network announced that the season would be the show’s final. Before the four original seasons aired on Cinemax, the… Read more »

Christopher Pearce, Producer and Cannon Films Exec, Dies at 73

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Christopher Pearce, who worked as unit production manager on Cannon Films productions such as “Barfly” and “Runaway Train” and later served as CEO of Cannon Group, died Dec. 4. He was 73. Pearce headed production for the prolific studio, led by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, that churned out genre fare and dabbled in arthouse films… Read more »

Haim Saban, Cheryl Saban Chipped in Additional $2.2 Million for Hillary Clinton in Waning Days of Election

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Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl chipped in more than $2.2 million to a super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton in the waning days of the presidential election. The Sabans each gave $1.12 million to Priorities USA Action, an outside group that had been backing her candidacy, on Oct. 31, adding to the $10 million they had… Read more »

Foursquare Taps ARF CEO Gayle Fuguitt as Head of Customer Insights

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Foursquare, the location-based app and data marketing company, has hired Gayle Fuguitt — president and CEO of the Advertising Research Foundation — as chief of customer insights and innovation. In the newly created role, Fuguitt will act as a liaison between Foursquare’s advertising clients and internal marketing, sales and engineering teams, with an eye toward developing… Read more »