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Ryan Seacrest: New 'American Idol' Deal, Bigger Clear Channel Role

hollywoodreporter.com — Ryan Seacrest is zeroing in on his next chapter. Hollywood's hardest working multi-hyphenate is said to be considering some significant changes to a portfolio that reportedly earns him $61 million annually. While gigs including American Idol and his morning radio show are likely to continue, sources familiar with his ongoing discussions suggest others, such as E!
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RT @LaceyVRose: Ryan Seacrest Nears New Idol deal, and is in talks for bigger Clear Channel Role. Red carpet duty? Unlikely... http://t.co/…
RT @LaceyVRose: Ryan Seacrest Nears New Idol deal, and is in talks for bigger Clear Channel Role. Red carpet duty? Unlikely... http://t.co/…
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Mike Ovitz to Leonardo DiCaprio: A Wall Street Criminal Recalls His Hollywood Heyday

hollywoodreporter.com — " Leo DiCaprio is like my little brother," says Dana Giacchetto, 51, sipping Viking Blod Mead honey wine during a $400 seven-course meal at midtown Manhattan's Aquavit restaurant and hoping his next meal isn't on Rikers Island.
#DiCaprio's & my drinking buddy Dana Giacchetto on how his "10-year orgy" inspired Wolf of Wall St, sent him to jail: hollywoodreporter.com/news/mike-ovit…
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Cable Upfront Quiz: Show or Not a Show?

hollywoodreporter.com — This story first appeared in the May 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. With networks as diverse as HLN, Pivot and Spike unveiling slates of new reality shows during cable's annual upfront season, even veteran TV industry experts need a cheat sheet to keep it all straight.

Turner Sports Reporter Craig Sager Diagnosed With Leukemia, Says Son

hollywoodreporter.com — The sports world received sad news about its most colorful personality on Thursday night when Craig Sager's son revealed that the Turner Sports reporter has been diagnosed with leukemia. Sager, 62, has been famous for his bright suits and bubbly personality while commentating courtside at college and NBA basketball games for the past two decades, along with covering football, golf, baseball and horse racing.

Lara Spencer Promoted to Co-Host of 'Good Morning America'

hollywoodreporter.com — Amid plenty of changes at Good Morning America, one person rising in the ranks is Lara Spencer. The fixture of the series, who recently signed a new contract, has been elevated to co-host. Newly named ABC News chief James Goldston informed staff on Friday in a memo timed to the show's two-year ratings dominance over Today.

Prince Returns to Warner Bros. Records After 18 Years

hollywoodreporter.com — This story first appeared on billboard.com Prince has returned to Warner Bros. Records after 18 years with a deal that will see him regain ownership of his catalog. His classic Warner albums like Dirty Mind, Controversy and 1999 will continue to be licensed through Warner Bros as part of a new global agreement.
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Bryan Singer Accuser Filed Sex Abuse Suit in 2000 But Didn’t Name Him (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com — The man suing X-Men director Bryan Singer for forcible sexual abuse of a minor at 1999 parties in Los Angeles and Hawaii apparently previously sued the alleged hosts of the Los Angeles party but omitted Singer from his allegations then. That lawsuit was filed in 2000 in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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Craig Sager Diagnosed With Leukemia, Says Son

hollywoodreporter.com — The sports world received sad news about its most colorful personality on Thursday night when Craig Sager's son revealed that the Turner Sports reporter has been diagnosed with leukemia. Sager, 62, is famous for his bright suits and bubbly personality while commentating court side at college and NBA basketball games for the past two decades, along with covering football, golf, baseball and horse racing.

Katie Couric: How I Met Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer; Why the Web is a ’Step Up’ from TV (Q&A)

hollywoodreporter.com — Katie Couric enters the back room at The Smith restaurant near Lincoln Center with a retinue of assistants, publicists and at least one groomer. "I don't usually travel with a small nation," she says.

New Media vs. Old Guard: Where the Industry's Power Players Eat, Shop and Work Out

hollywoodreporter.com — New Media: Coffee Young webheads wouldn't be caught dead slurping joe from a Greek diner cup. Startup entrepreneurs start up the day with far more trendy brew.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW.. RT @rembert: "It's an acquired taste, but their music selection is impeccable." - @weareyourfek hollywoodreporter.com/news/new-media…
Finally, somebody has held it down for the greatness that is PUMPS of Bushwick: hollywoodreporter.com/news/new-media…

MPAA's Chris Dodd: China Will Give More Access to Hollywood Movies

hollywoodreporter.com — Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) president Christopher Dodd is confident that China's quota system restricting foreign movie imports to 34 titles a year will be lifted in coming years as Beijing honors its regulatory responsibilities. The world's second largest film market signed a memorandum of understanding agreement on its current quota system with the World Trade Organization in 2012, valid for five years.
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'Salem' Boss on Fearless Witches, Pushing Boundaries and Censors

hollywoodreporter.com — WGN America, the Chicago-based Tribune-owned network, is betting on witches as it enters the scripted game. Set in 17th-century Massachusetts, Salem chronicles the world of the most notorious witch trials in history, a period steeped in fear, suspicion and hysteria. The witches featured, led by Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery), are real, but they are not who or what they seem.
#Salem boss talks embracing the darkness, nudity, "surreal" notes calls (urine! nipples on thighs!) & more: bit.ly/1gQn3Xh

Dynamite Announces 'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell' Comic Book

hollywoodreporter.com — Splinter Cell, the video game franchise created by thriller writer Tom Clancy, is extending its reach across media with Dynamite Entertainment announcing a comic book series, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Echoes, to launch this summer.

Lifetime TV Wins Appeal Over Chris Porco Movie Ban

hollywoodreporter.com — Last year, a New York judge shocked many in the entertainment industry by banning the broadcast of Lifetime Television's telefilm Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story. After Lifetime slammed the ruling as one that was "unprecedented and would cause grave and irreparable damage not just to Lifetime but to the constitutional protections for speech," New York Supreme Court's appellate division issued a stay.

'Spider-Man' Producers Nix Multi-Studios Crossover Suggestions

hollywoodreporter.com — Next month's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 might feature a scene from Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past, but that doesn't mean Sony's super hero franchise is about to crossover with another Marvel movie. Asked when that might actually happen, producer Avi Arad was blunt, "I think it will take a moment in which we've run out of ideas."
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