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Verizon Seals $4.8B Deal To Buy Yahoo: Report – Update

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UPDATED, 5:10 PM: It looks like Verizon has a deal to buy Yahoo. Bloomberg News reports that the communications giant is set to announce Monday that it will pay $4.8 billion for the beleaguered company’s core web business in a deal that includes some real estate. That figure is in line with analysts’ expectations. The Wall Street Journal said Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is not likely to have a major role after the acquisition. PREVIOUSLY, July 22: Those who once thought that… Read

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Kentucky Moviegoer Arrested For Pulling Gun After Kid Kicked His Seat

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Police in Paducah, KY, say they’ll seek charges against an Illinois man who pulled a gun at a Cinemark theater on Saturday when a fight broke out after a child kicked the back of the man’s seat. According to the Paducah Police Department’s Facebook page, officers were called to the theater at 11:50 AM Saturday after a fight between two adult men ended with a gun drawn, reportedly during a screening of Star Trek Beyond. Police say a man and his son “were sitting behind… Read

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Rick Springfield Joins Cast of ‘Supernatural’ In Devilish New Role – Comic-Con

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Rick Springfield has been cast as a minion of Lucifer for a multi-episode arc of Supernaturals season 12. The news was announced at the show’s Comic-Con panel in San Diego today. Exec producer Robert Singer described Springfield’s character as “a rock star who’s a little bit on the down side” and ready for a comeback. The former rocker — the character, not Springfield himself — becomes a “vessel” for Lucifer. Springfield, who broke through as an actor with American… Read

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‘24: Legacy’ EP Says “Intersection” With Original Characters Could Happen “Down The Line” – Comic-Con

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"It is not a reboot, it is an expansion of the 24 universe; Jack and Chloe are still out there," 24: Legacy EP Manny Coto said today at the second-to-last presentation in Hall H for Comic-Con 2016. “You never know when those worlds will intersect," he added, keeping the flame lit that EP Kiefer Sutherland might make an on-screen appearance. "There may be an intersection with those other characters down the line,” said EP Evan Katz. Offering no details about Sutherland or… Read

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Dominic Purcell Reflects On His Injury During ‘Prison Break’ Shoot – Comic-Con

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Dominic Purcell, who was injured on the set of Prison Break during production in Morocco, spoke about the accident at today’s Comic-Con panel, specifically giving thanks to those who helped him make a speedy, two-week recovery. “I want to thank my girlfriend AnnaLynne McCord for being there when it happened. She flew in. She was there to calme me. And (I want to thank) Wentworth of course, his continued support, making sure that things were taken of, as well as the… Read

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Sable Ranch, Popular Film & TV Location, Destroyed By Wildfire; Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch “OK”, LAFD Says – Update

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UPDATED, 12:58 PM with information on Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch (below): Santa Clarita’s Sable Ranch, a popular Southern California location for film and TV shoots, burned to the ground Saturday in a wildfire that has consumed more than 20,000 acres. The ranch, near the Angeles National Forest and an ideal location for Westerns with its old Spanish-style hacienda, stables and various out buildings, has been used for countless films and series, from TV’s Maverick to The A-T… Read

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‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Trailer: It’s Not A Game Anymore, And Something’s Coming – Comic-Con

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“Something’s coming. Maybe it’s Moriarty, maybe it’s not. But something’s coming.” Comic-Con got a first look at Season 4 of Sherlock during today’s panel for the British mystery series. The trailer promises that “everything they know will be tested” and teases an intense, surprisingly action-heavy fourth season that seems closer to John le Carré than Arthur Conan Doyle. In the hall to discuss the upcoming season are star Benedict Cumberbatch, co-star Amanda Abbington… Read

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Heads To Netflix With Patton Oswalt – Comic-Con

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Netflix’s reboot of the longtime cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 will land “in the not-too-distant future,” with Patton Oswalt appearing in a new role, the streaming service says. News of the return — announced Saturday at Comic-Con — follows a $5.7 million Kickstarter campaign spearheaded by MST3000 creator Joel Hodgson and Shout! Factory to produce 14 new episodes. Hodgson will return to the series behind the scenes, with new host Jonah Ray picking up where… Read

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Mike Birbiglia’s ’Don’t Think Twice’ Tops $90K In Exclusive Run; ‘Hillary’s America’ Grabs $3.7M: Specialty Box Office

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Mike Birbiglia's Don't Think Twice bowed in just a single theater, but moviegoers clearly found it, pushing the title to claim the year's top per theater average at over $90K, beating the benchmark made just last week by Café Society, which played 50 runs in its second frame this sizzling weekend in a robust expansion. Fox Searchlight's Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie did decently in its start in 313 theaters, while last week's doc opener Hillary's America did solid… Read

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Donald Trump Ducks Roger Ailes Question Posed By Chuck Todd On ‘Meet The Press’

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GOP nominee Donald Trump dodged Chuck Todd’s question as to the accuracy of reports that ousted Fox News chief Roger Ailes is advising on his campaign. Here is how the exchange aired on NBC’s Meet The Press: CHUCK TODD: Finally, Roger Ailes. Is he helping you? Is he advising you? DONALD TRUMP: Well, I don’t want to comment. But he’s been a friend of mine for a long time. And I can tell you that some of the women that are complaining, I know how much he’s helped them. And… Read

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Los Angeles Area Emmys: NBC4 Leads With 8 Wins; KMEX, KVEA & Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A. Follow With 5 Each

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NBC4 was the big winner at the 68th annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards handed out today with eight nods. KMEX, KVEA and Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A. followed with five wins each and KTLA5 snagged four. NBC4’s eight wins included Live Coverage of an Unscheduled News Event for the San Bernardino Shooting, Outstanding Hard News Reporting for Joel Grover, reporter and Matthew Glasser, producer; and Outstanding Sports Reporting for Fred Roggin. Among its five wins, KMEX… Read

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‘Conan’ Returning To Comic-Con In 2017

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TBSConan and its host Conan O’Brien will return to Comic-Con next year, the network confirmed tonight. It will mark the third year his late-night show will tape from San Diego during the convention. This year, O’Brien’s show has taped in the afternoons at Spreckles Theater since Wednesday and wraps tomorrow with the cast of HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Tonight, Conan hosted the cast of Suicide Squad — including Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne, Joel… Read