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When it came to preparing for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's arrival at Variety's Venture Capital and New Media Summit, no stone -- or chandelier crystal, for that matter -- was left unturned.

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Missing-kid TV clicks with auds

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Chris Rock used to do a very funny routine about Michael Jackson. "Another kid?" he would ask in exaggerated disbelief, the underlying premise being, "Weren't accusations of molesting one bad enough?"

Studios dance to new tweet beat

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Leaving a "hot" screening the other day, I had to pass through a solid wall of people who were avidly tweeting their reports on the film. My instant question: Will anyone actually read these tweets…

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Comics forge unique pacts with networks

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When FX president John Land-graf offered Louis C.K. $200,000 to create his own series for the network in 2009, the comedian's response was as atypical as the stand-up on which he has built his loyal…

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Allen roams Eternal City

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Woody Allen, who is being treated like royalty in Italy, started shooting his Rome-set "Bop Decameron" on July 11, stopping early-morning traffic in the Eternal City's central Via Del Corso.

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Celebs speak out over hacking

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The recent phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's embattled News Intl., the U.K. newspaper division of News Corp., has repositioned the reputations and statuses of a number of media and political…

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Domestic Box Office

Rank Movie Title Cume B.O.
1

Fifty Shades of Grey

Distributor: Universal / Focus

Weeks: 2

B.O.: $22.3M

$22.3M
2

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Distributor: Fox

Weeks: 2

B.O.: $18.3M

$18.3M
3

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Weeks: 3

B.O.: $16.6M

$16.6M
4

McFarland, USA

Distributor: Disney

Weeks: 1

B.O.: $11.0M

$11.0M
5

The DUFF

Distributor: CBS Films / Lionsgate

Weeks: 1

B.O.: $10.8M

$10.8M
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