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Hard time for helmer
Director John McTiernan has been sentenced to a year in prison for his role in the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping case. McTiernan was also sentenced to three years’ probation and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine.
ABC News’ Gates-keeper
ABC News reached an agreement under which the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will pay $1.5 million toward a yearlong series of reports on international health with particular emphasis on conditions that disproportionately affect the poorest countries.
Percentery’s percent change
CAA will sell a 35% stake in the agency to private investment firm TPG Capital. Deal is meant to help CAA diversify into other businesses complementary to its core tenpercentery biz.
NHL suits up superheroes
The National Hockey League and Stan Lee are teaming up to create a new roster of superheroes to promote each of the NHL teams.
WB and Legendary Pictures have tapped Zack Snyder to helm the Superman pic that Christopher Nolan will produce.
Fox 2000 will use music from the Beach Boys as a backdrop to a story set in the 1960s sun-and-surf culture of Southern California.
Sandra Bullock is in talks to star in “Gravity.”
Stephen Cannell, 69, entrepreneur and TV writer who was behind such shows as “The Rockford Files” and “The A-Team.” Sept. 30.
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