Syndicated columnist Liz Smith has reupped her contract with Newsday, Times Mirror and the New York Post. Deal will keep Smith, Gotham's reigning queen of gossip, through 2002, with an option for…
Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CNN scored Monday night, with ratings for coverage of the Iowa Presidential Caucus significantly topping each news net's fourth quarter primetime averages.
In a high-octane thesp pairing, Edward Norton is near a deal to join Robert De Niro in "The Score," the Mandalay Pictures drama that Frank Oz will direct in the spring.
Nomination voting will close Friday for the 13 categories in film and television for the sixth annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
For the first time in its 72-year history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will serve up a limited number of official Oscar posters to the public. The Acad also will sell future awards…
John Foster has been tapped prexy of film and TV distrib Odyssey Pictures, replacing Pierre Koshakji who will step down from the post at the end of February.
Barry Diller's USA Networks broadened its stake in the online retailing game Tuesday, buying 75% of Web site creator Styleclick.com for $500 million in cash, advertising time and other assets.
Midem's big event Tuesday was a shortened preview of the English-language version of "Notre Dame de Paris," to bow in full at London's Dominion theater May 23.
Cabler NTL will take a 9.99% stake in the soccer club Aston Villa as part of a wider alliance between the two companies.
Ron West has been boosted to VP, head of television talent, at ICM.
Gotham's indie film scene has a major new financial player: Michael Kahn, formerly of Ikahn Prods., has launched Winter Films, which plans on producing three to four films a year in the $5…