A video of a female televangelist preceded Arcade Fire at the Greek Theater Tuesday night. The stem-winding preacher favored some overheated, odd metaphors, including one involving a "holy ghost…
On a day when some of the biggest congloms were making acquisitions, Viacom announced it was making a sale. Conglom said Wednesday that it's selling Famous Music, a publishing division that owns…
MTV is letting several execs go and re-assigning several others as part of a re-org under new programming chief Tony DiSanto. Exec veep of talent and series Rod Aissa is leaving the net, along with…
Pianist and arranger George Greeley, who composed the theme for "My Favorite Martian," died of emphysema May 26 in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was 89.
Channel [V] Taiwan will air on paybox Now TV, the exclusive Hong Kong distrib platform for Star channels, starting today. The music web joins its peers from India, mainland China and an international…
Maroon 5's second studio album, "It Won't Be Soon Before Long," topped the nation's album sales chart for the week ended Sunday, selling 429,000 copies.
News Corp. and CBS opened up the vaults on Wednesday, spending a combined $600 million on digital startups in separate deals that illustrate how both congloms are attempting to define their new-media…
Private equity firm Terra Firma officially launched on Wednesday its £2.4 billion ($4.7 billion) bid for EMI, after securing its financing for the deal.
Sony BMG's fledgling film unit has tapped Darnell Martin ("Their Eyes Were Watching God") to direct "Cadillac Records," which she also scripted from an original idea.
Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is well known for its central trope -- a man remains ageless in the flesh while his photograph manifests the ravages of time. The reverse is true, in large…
The Weinstein Co. has acquired North American rights to the drama "Control," centered on former Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. Harvey Weinstein announced the deal Monday on the heels of the pic…