"American Idol" star and former pop princess Paula Abdul is looking to graduate from TV judge to TV host. Abdul is in talks with "Idol" producers 19 Television and FremantleMedia to moonlight as host…
Richard Gere is negotiating to star in "Sleepwalker," Intermedia's remake of the Swedish/Norwegian thriller about a sleepwalking man who fears he is responsible for the sudden disappearance of his…
After probing the intense world of ballet in "The Company," Robert Altman will dissect the back-stabbing Gotham art scene in his next movie "Ultraviolet," which will star Salma Hayek and James…
Columbia has given legitimacy to "Nine Bastards," paying $750,000 against low-seven figures for a comedy pitch that will be written by Fred Wolf and produced by Happy Madison partners Adam Sandler…
Fox will try to keep its midseason momentum going -- and challenge NBC for the demo crown -- with an ambitious fall sked boasting four new comedies and a trio of frosh dramas.
In a tense and rare staff meeting of the New York Times, the paper's hard-charging executive editor, Howell Raines, said he did not plan to resign in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal.
Barbara Bellini has joined Explore Intl., National Geographic Television & Film's international distribution company, as executive director.
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It seems loosening media ownership regulations makes strange bedfellows. The National Rifle Assn. Wednesday took aim at the FCC, joining a battalion of left-leaning groups opposing the agency's march…
Investors will be anxiously awaiting even a whiff of strategic guidance when Liberty Media hosts its annual meeting in Gotham today, as John Malone's media investment vehicle late Wednesday reported…
Screen and television veteran Robert Stack, best known to audiences as Eliot Ness, the crimefighter on the popular series "The Untouchables," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 84.