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‘Porn’ sells well in France

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PARIS -- With its €4.5 million ($5.5 million) budget, French gross-out laffer "Porn in the Hood" (Les Kaira), has scored an estimated $5.85 million in three weeks at the local box office, proving…

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Charity becoming political football

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Veterans of Hollywood grow accustomed to the time each year when charity dinners bloom. Beyond plates of chicken, there’s the joy of seeing humanitarian activists or groundbreaking medical…

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Televisa sets sights on U.S. market

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MEXICO CITY -- Production company Televisa USA may be just a few months old, but it has hit the ground running, helping parent company Televisa, the world's largest creator of Spanish-language…

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Obama SuperPACs bank on Hollywood

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Speaking to reporters gathered at the Television Critics Assn. press tour recently, David Geffen was asked about big money in politics: "I think it's awful and damaging to the country," he said.

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Networks aim to avoid Buzz kill

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In the first six months of 2012, the BrandIndex Buzz score for MTV was the most improved among U.S. broadcast and cable networks. That may be small consolation to Viacom execs, however, because the…

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