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New Line TV joins AOL

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New Line Television has announced plans for a channel on America Online. The new venture, christened the Hub, will be targeted to 12-to-24-year-olds, with the core user group in the 18-24 range. This…

MARKETING LESSONS

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Pix in the works profiling such U.S. presidents as Richard Nixon and George Washington might learn something from the presidential campaign waged by Disney for the Merchant Ivory film “Jefferson in…

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CRITICS' TALLY

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“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” opened April 10,1995, at the Lyceum Theater to 12 negative reviews (Canby, Times; Cunningham, WCBS-TV; Feingold, Village Voice; Feldberg, Bergen Record; Jefferson, Sunday…

BUZZINGS

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Producers of Broadway's “Grease” revival, who have tapped singer Jon Secada to join the cast, might take note of the special efforts the producers of “Kiss of the Spider Woman” have taken to court…

FROM PLAY TO PAY

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Playwright Richard Vetere is finding little trouble translating his works to the screen. Producers Mace Neufeld and Robert Rehme have just made a deal to option “Gangster Apparel,” a comedy about two…

B.O. up; 'Arcadia' 223g

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Two new shows in previews fattened the slate during Week 45 (April 3-9). The 26 shows took $8,319,159 in receipts, resulting in a 4.1% jump over the previous week. Attendance came in at 195,638, a 5%…

FARLEY FIGHT

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The fortunes of “Saturday Night Live” continue to sag, but the success of Paramount's “Tommy Boy” has turned Chris Farley into a veritable movie stud. The show wraps mid-May and Farley wants to do a…

HARPER'S BIZARRE

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Last week's National Magazine Awards ceremony was not without some backstage controversy, especially in the coveted category of best design. Martha Stewart Living was given the award, but sources…

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