Variety Staff

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Financial briefs

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The U.K.’s Premier League has forced News Corp.’s 40%-owned BSkyB to cut its stake in soccer team Manchester United to 9.99% from 11.1%. The League said that BSkyB, which also holds 9.9% in rival…

Marketplace

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Exec Shuffle

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Shawn Papazian has been upped to the newly created post of veepee, studio manager of Ray-Art studio. In his new capacity, Papazian will work with all production companies housed at Ray-Art, including…

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Scribe Crisp dies at 90

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Quentin Crisp, the eccentric writer, performer and raconteur best known for his autobiography "The Naked Civil Servant," which was made into a TV film starring John Hurt, died Sunday after collapsing…

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TenPercenteries

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Actress Thandie Newton (“Jefferson in Paris,” “Beloved,” “Mission: Impossible 2″) has signed with Creative Artists Agency. * * * Actor Patrick Muldoon (“Stigmata,” “Starship Troopers,” TV’s “Melrose…

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