Business

Good luck to them!

Disney Film Studio Hopes for Texas-Size ‘Alamo’ LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co. is hoping its new movie “The Alamo” will put up a good fight at U.S. box offices this Friday after a quarter in which it failed […]

Just give them the damn money!!!!!

‘Simpsons’ Stars Strike for More D’oh – Report LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The actors who provide the voices for the cartoon characters on the long-running TV show “The Simpsons” have stopped work in a bid to force a settlement of […]

A cinderella story…

TIGERSHACK Tiger Woods to spoof the movie Caddyshack in an upcoming American Express commercial. The ad will feature Woods battling the movie’s gopher, and finally using his American Express card to hire an exterminator.

Good for them!!

PUTTING OUT THE FIRE Johnny Cash’s family quashing an ad campaign for hemorrhoid-relief products set to the tune of “Ring of Fire.”

Polaroid is still in business!??!?!

Polaroid Warns Film Users Not to ‘Shake It’ LONDON (Reuters) – Outkast fans like to “shake it like a Polaroid picture,” but the instant camera maker is warning consumers that taking the advice of the hip-hop stars could ruin your […]

Wow, even their attempts to back out of deals are super fast!

Bowl Sponsor AOL Seeks Refund LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – The controversial Super Bowl halftime show, in which Janet Jackson bared a breast to the chagrin of the NFL, CBS and show producer MTV, has touched the world’s largest Internet […]

True tale or negotiating ploy?

Pixar Ends Disney Talks, Seeks New Partner LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pixar Animation Studios Inc. on Thursday ended talks with Walt Disney Co. to renew a lucrative movie distribution deal that has produced such blockbusters as “Toy Story” and “Finding […]

It’s only money

McGuinty defends spending $1 million to bring U.S. talk show to Toronto TORONTO (CP) – Spending $1 million to bring NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien show to Toronto for one week is a “great investment,” says Ontario Premier Dalton […]

“What would you have without…” Line! Writers, okay. “What would you have without writers?”

DISC-ORD AHEAD (Variety) HOLLYWOOD — Writers and studios are on a collision course over the red-hot DVD market. The Writers Guild of America, responding to rising ire among members over their slim slice of the revenue pie, has elevated DVD […]

Do you think it has occurred to anyone at HMV that by bitching about this exclusive deal non-stop they are driving people to BEst Buy and Future Shop just to buy the Stones DVD set?!?!

HMV asks Competition Bureau to review Rolling Stones deal with Best Buy TORONTO (CP) – The fight over rights to sell a new four-disc Rolling Stones DVD has been sent to the Competition Bureau of Canada. † Retailer HMV Canada […]