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  • LOS ANGELES, March 8- Neill Blomkamp's "Chappie" and "Unfinished Business" with Vince Vaughn added up to a weekend to forget at the U.S. box office. Going into the weekend, Sony Pictures was aiming for a debut of roughly $15 million and some analysts expected the film could hit $20 million. "There's been a glut of R-rated movies starting from the first of the year," said Rory...

  • 'Frozen' out of the voice-over market Saturday, 7 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Still from the movie "Frozen"

    Animated movies are big business in Hollywood nowadays, yet unknown voice-over actors are getting left in the cold.

  • Skynet reconsidered: 'Chappie' is no killer robot Saturday, 7 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Scene from 'Chappie'

    A new AI movie is putting a new spin on an old theme. Rather than killing humans, this machine develops feelings.

  • Killer investment: 'Walking Dead' town for sale Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 5:51 PM ET
    Danai Gurira plays Michonne on The Walking Dead.

    Look alive—a town featured on AMC's "The Walking Dead" could be yours.

  • Mark Cuban's next venture ... 'Sharknado 3' Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 2:17 PM ET
    Ann Coulter and Mark Cuban

    Mark Cuban will play the president of the U.S. in the next installment of the "Sharknado" franchise, the Syfy network announced Monday.

  • Telsa model S has a hidden James Bond Easter egg Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:28 PM ET
    Tesla Model S has a secret James Bond mode...

    Want to drive James Bond's sleek, amphibious car from "The Spy Who Loved Me"? Tesla's Model S will give you that chance. Well, sort of.

  • Netflix's future 'House of Cards?'   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 8:04 AM ET
    Netflix's future 'House of Cards?'

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the story on the release of Netflix's season 3 of "House of Cards."

  • Feb 26- Adam Goodman, president of Viacom Inc's Paramount movie studio, is expected to leave soon, more than a year before his contract ends, the LA Times reported, citing a person close to the studio. The company is "reviewing its creative organization," the LA Times said, citing a person familiar with the situation. Goodman joined Paramount in 2008 and a year later took...

  • *Q4 loss $3.08/ shr vs est $3.01. *Revenue $234.2 mln vs est $246.2 mln. Feb 24- Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc said it expected revenue in its feature film business to decline in the mid-teen percent range as it had only one theatrical release planned for 2015..

  • Feb 24- Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc reported a fourth-quarter loss, compared with a profit a year earlier, as it took charges related to restructuring and the weaker-than-expected performance of "The Penguins of Madagascar." The company took impairment charges of $57.1 million, or a loss of about 63 cents per share, related to the performance...

  • New chief named at Sony Pictures unit   Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    New chief named at Sony Pictures unit

    Tom Rothman will replace Amy Pascal at Sony Pictures, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Inside the cost of Oscar-style glam   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Actress Julianne Moore, winner for the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award for 'Still Alice' poses in the press room during the 87th Oscars on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

    How much would it cost to get the same look as the top best dressed at the Oscars this year? CNBC's Landon Dowdy breaks down the numbers.

  • Oscar's big night   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 7:50 AM ET
    And the Oscar goes to...

    Bonnie Fuller, HollywoodLife.com, shares her thoughts on last night's big winners and losers, and Joan River's big snub. There's always someone they forget to include each year, says Fuller.

  • And the Oscar goes to...   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:47 AM ET
    And the Oscar goes to...

    Brent Lang, Variety senior film editor, shares his thoughts on last night's big winners on Hollywood's big night.

  • Hooray for Hollywood   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:43 AM ET
    Hooray for Hollywood

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on which studios came out on top at Sunday night's Oscars.

  • 'Birdman' leap makes Fox Searchlight shine at Oscars Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 2:02 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 22- Fox Searchlight, the arthouse film division of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, dominated the Academy Awards on Sunday with eight awards including the coveted best picture prize for its absurd comedy-drama "Birdman." The studio also scored with offbeat winner " The Grand Budapest Hotel," which took home four trophies in technical categories.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 22- The dark comedy "Birdman" held up a mirror to Hollywood and its struggling actors and received in return the film industry's highest recognition on Sunday, the Academy Award for best picture. Eddie Redmayne won best actor with his painstaking portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything," robbing "Birdman" lead and former...

  • 'Birdman' wins big at Oscars 2015   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:23 AM ET
    'Birdman' wins big at Oscars 2015

    The dark comedy "Birdman" clinched four Oscars on Monday, including best director and best picture. NBC's Jinah Kim reports.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 22- Julianne Moore won the best actress Oscar on Sunday for her role as a university professor with Alzheimer's disease in "Still Alice". The 54- year-old actress was favored to win this year's prize after picking up Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA awards earlier this year. The film was adapted from the novel "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova and...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 22- Eddie Redmayne won his first Oscar on Sunday for his break-out role as physicist Stephen Hawking in the biographical movie "The Theory of Everything." The British actor, 33, took home the Academy Award for best actor for playing Hawking and the disabling complications of a motor neuron disease, known as Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS, over the...

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Television

  • Hulkamaniacs headed to Levi Stadium

    WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan, discusses the upcoming WrestleMania 31 annual event, the best way to reach fans and the best financial move he ever made.

  • MOSCOW— A television station owned by the Russian defense ministry is offering a job to former "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson. The BBC announced Wednesday that it wouldn't renew Clarkson's contract after a fracas with a producer, ending his connection to the immensely popular program. The Zvezda TV channel published a letter to Clarkson on its website late...

  • HBO moves into news

    Vice News and HBO will partner on news coverage, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.