Facebook blocks access to NBC.com after reports site is infected

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(Reuters) - Facebook Inc has blocked users from accessing the NBC.com website following reports that the site is infected with a computer virus. Facebook users were told "This link has been reported as abusive" on Thursday when they attempted to access the NBC.com website. Several security … [Read more...]

Apple May Actually Need a TV If Their Central Hub Concept Is to Work


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Some tech websites are of the opinion, that if you're not publishing an Apple rumor at least once a day, you're not working hard enough. And some think that a juicy iTV rumor is the current cream of the crop. And while some experts believe that a TV isn't central to … [Read more...]

Seth MacFarlane bringing a surprise factor as Oscar host

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By Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters) - Oscar night traditionally comes packed with shocks and upsets for the winners, but on Sunday the biggest surprise could be the host - provocative comedian, actor and singer Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane, 39, the creator of the edgy animated TV series "Family Guy," … [Read more...]

Oscars in Hollywood cliffhanger over Best Picture, Director

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By Jill Serjeant (Reuters) - Sunday's Oscar ceremony is set for a cliffhanger ending after a topsy-turvy awards season that has left the two top prizes - Best Picture and Best Director - too close to call. With just days to go before the movie industry's highest honors are handed out on February … [Read more...]

Arrested Development lands Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig as guest stars

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By Tim Kenneally (TheWrap) - "Arrested Development" is going to Wiig out a little bit when it makes its return on Netflix in May. "Saturday Night Live" alum Kristen Wiig will guest-star on the upcoming revival of the beloved cult sitcom, which will also feature Seth Rogen, with whom she also … [Read more...]

Sony Announces PlayStation 4

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Sharing and Social Media to be Central to new Console By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sony took to the stage in New York City today to announce the PlayStation 4, their next generation gaming platform, which has at it's center the ability to share the gaming experience with other gamers and also … [Read more...]

Ari Graynor lands lead in CBS’s Bad Teacher pilot

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By Tim Kenneally (TheWrap) - CBS has cast Ari Graynor to star in its pilot based on the 2011 movie "Bad Teacher," an individual with knowledge of the casting told TheWrap on Tuesday. "Fringe" actress Graynor will play Meredith Davis, who's described as a hot, confident, unapologetic trophy wife … [Read more...]

Sony’s PlayStation 4 May Not Be Much of An Upgrade


Sony to Focus on "New Playing Options" not more powerful hardware By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) According to unnamed sources, the upcoming announcement of the PlayStation 4 gaming console won't feature more powerful hardware specs, as speculated last year when it was leaked that the PS4 would … [Read more...]

Cinema editors honor Argo, Silver Linings Playbook

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By Steve Pond (TheWrap) - "Argo" racked up yet another guild victory on Saturday night, taking home the American Cinema Editors' ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature (Dramatic). "Silver Linings Playbook" won the award for Best Edited Feature (Comedy or Musical). The award is an unusually … [Read more...]

Zero Dark Thirty and Argo win top Writers Guild Awards

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By Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) - U.S. film and television writers gave their top two movie awards on Sunday to "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Argo" in the final Hollywood guild awards show before next week's Oscars. Writer Mark Boal won the Writers Guild of America award for Best Original Screenplay for … [Read more...]

LG Display to invest $655 million to make OLED panels

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean flat-screen maker LG Display said on Monday it would invest 706 billion won ($654.8 million) to manufacture next-generation displays used in televisions. LG Display, currently the sole manufacturer of organic light emitting diode (OLED) panels used in TVs, said mass … [Read more...]

Harrison Ford Reportedly Signed to Play Han Solo in Episode VII


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Harrison Ford has reportedly signed on to reprise his role as Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. According to Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzalez, of Latino Review, the Oscar nominated superstar will once again play the cocky space pirate. Gonzalez, who … [Read more...]

Nora Ephron to be honored at Writers Guild East Awards

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By Brent Lang (TheWrap) - Nora Ephron helped craft the modern romantic comedy, leaving an indelible mark on the genre by chronicling love-lorn, mildly neurotic urbanites in hits like "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle." The director and screenwriter was hailed as a latter-day Ernst … [Read more...]

LG says OLED TV pre-orders top 100, eyes 15 percent rise in 2013 TV sales

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SEOUL (Reuters) - LG Electronics Inc said on Thursday pre-orders for its 55-inch next-generation televisions costing over $10,000 have topped 100, and the firm will start selling the TVs on Monday in South Korea as it tries to steal a march on rivals. Aiming to outdo competitor Samsung … [Read more...]

At Rhythm & Hues all-staff meeting: Blunt talk about layoffs, foreign subsidies

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By Brent Lang - LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The 1,400 employees at Rhythm & Hues have been bracing for the worst ever since TheWrap broke the news last week that the Oscar-winning visual-effects shop was mired in financial difficulties and might be acquired by Prime Focus. But that deal fell … [Read more...]

GE says to sell remaining 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal to Comcast

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By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - Comcast Corp on Tuesday said it would buy General Electric's remaining 49 percent equity stake in their NBCUniversal joint venture for about $16.7 billion, speeding up a deal that had not been expected until at least late 2014. Analysts said Comcast was getting a … [Read more...]

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