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'Transformers' in China: The Hidden Costs of a $300 Million Hit

hollywoodreporter.com — The record $317 million that Paramount's Transformers: Age of Extinction grossed in China in 31 days is impressive, but the struggle the studio has endured to collect a mere 25 percent of that total shows that mining gold behind the Great Wall is a daunting task.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @THRMattBelloni: Transformers 4 grossed $317 million in China and caused almost as many headaches for the studio that released it. hollywoodreporter.com/news/transform…

Jul 31, 2014

Transformers 4 grossed $317 million in China and caused almost as many headaches for the studio that released it. hollywoodreporter.com/news/transform…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @ChinaFile: 'Transformers' in China: The Hidden Costs of a $300 Million Hit— by @KimMasters @THR bit.ly/1qsqgON

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Judge Examines Fairness of Apple's E-Books Settlement

hollywoodreporter.com — Let's talk class-action math. A boring subject, perhaps. But at stake is whether millions of e-book customers are getting a fair deal in a proposed settlement meant to address a judge-determined pricing conspiracy.
Jul 31, 2014

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RT @eriqgardner: I found the math in the Apple e-books settlement to be funny, so I wrote about it. ow.ly/zNH82

Jul 31, 2014

I found the math in the Apple e-books settlement to be funny, so I wrote about it. ow.ly/zNH82

'Sharknado 2' Sets Syfy Record With Nearly 4 Million Viewers

hollywoodreporter.com — Some things truly are better the second time around - like Sharknado's ratings. The Syfy original telepic Sharknado 2: The Second One set a network record on Wednesday night with 3.9 million viewers for its premiere telecast. What's more: it nabbed 1 billion Twitter impressions according to the cable network.
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Ironic TV watching apparently just jumped the... shark. j.mp/1kp0MnZ

NBC's 'Undateable' Renewed for Second Season

hollywoodreporter.com — NBC is bringing Undateable back for a second season. The multicamera comedy from exec producer has been renewed for a second season, Bill Lawrence The Hollywood Reporter has learned. STORY Breaking Down the Big 4's Bold New Summer Playbook Since its debut in late May, the comedyfrom Adam Sztykiel stars Chris D'Elia ( Whitney) leading a team of improv comedians.

'Resurrection' Showrunners Challenge Superfan to Trivia Showdown (Video)

hollywoodreporter.com — It's time for another Superfan Vs. Showrunner showdown. This time, the team behind ABC's Resurrection is taking on Aaron Peterson, whom we caught up with at San Diego Comic-Con. PHOTOS Titans of Comic-Con: Stars Re-Create Classic Characters Watch the video above to see who reigned supreme, and test your on skills with the questions below.

Robin Roberts' Alleged Stalker Arrested

hollywoodreporter.com — A man who made creepy visits to the Good Morning America studio and threatened co-host Robin Roberts was arrested and charged with stalking and harassment, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Troy Warren, 42, showed up outside the show's Times Square studio on eight occasions from June 10-24 and claimed Roberts owed him money and said he would punch her in the face, THR has learned.

Javier Bardem Clarifies Open Letter on Gaza: 'I Have Great Respect for the People of Israel'

hollywoodreporter.com — After signing an open letter denouncing Israeli military action in Gaza, Javier Bardem has clarified his position, writing that his endorsement of the letter was a call for peace. The open letter, which circulated among Spanish media outlets, was signed by a number of artists, including Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar.
Jul 31, 2014

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hollywoodreporter.com — The Bottom Line Despite a stilted start, the production's detail and the earnest cast's dedication to the sprawling fantasy world make "The Quest" a hybrid idea worth exploring. Airtime Tuesdays at 8 p.m on NBC, beginning July 31 Producers Profiles Television Productions, Court Five, Green Harbor Add to the list of oxymorons the term "fantasy-reality," a new genre ABC Frankenstein-ed for its summer series The Quest.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @keeneTV: ABC's fantasy-based competition series THE QUEST premieres tonight. My @THR review: hollywoodreporter.com/review/quest-t… (give it a shot)

Israel-Gaza Conflict: Russell Brand and Sean Hannity Trade Barbs (Video)

hollywoodreporter.com — Russell Brand and Sean Hannity are fighting over the Israel-Gaza conflict. The comedian posted a 12-minute YouTube clip featuring commentary on the Fox News host's recent "Sympathy for Terrorists" segment, in which Hannity shouted at Palestinian-American guest Yousef Munayyer and demanded that he answer his question about whether Hamas is a terrorist organization.
Jul 31, 2014

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