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As Guilds All Pick a Different Winner, No Oscar Frontrunner

As Oscar voting opens tomorrow, the race remains unclear. Typically the various guild award ceremonies leading up to the big event are predictive of the winners, but this year, the three major guilds all went a different direction.

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Sumner Redstone Resigns, What's Next for His Media Empire?

Media mogul Sumner Redstone has resigned as executive chairman of CBS and Viacom. Les Moonves will be the new executive chairman at CBS and Philippe Dauman will take the same position at Viacom.

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Donald Trump and Fox News Do Battle over Debate Decision

Donald Trump and Fox News are at odds after Trump has said he will not participate in Thursday night's Republican debate following a snarky press release issued by Fox's Roger Ailes.

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Sundance Preview and How to Make the Oscars More Diverse

Docs are hot at Sundance this year, and now that the Oscars are super white for the second year in a row, industry leaders are trying to figure out how to fix the problem.

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Snubs and Surprises in 2016 Oscar Nominations

Oscar nominations are out, and even in a supposedly modern age, this year's nominees are strikingly white. Room got a surprising boost, while Straight Outta Compton was snubbed.

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Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti Will Run Relativity Media

In a move that surprised just about everyone in Hollywood, Ryan Kavanaugh announced that the new heads of his financially-troubled studio Relativity will be Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti.

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It's Finally Time: 'Star Wars' Is Here

After executing an ambitious premiere earlier in the week, Star Wars opens wide tonight. There's no question the film will break box office records. The only thing left to wonder is exactly how big will it get?

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SAG Award and Golden Globe Nominations Announced

In a surprise move, Trumbo leads SAG Award nominations and at the Golden Globes, digital rules the TV side.

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Sumner Redstone's Mental Competency & The Fate of Viacom

Just before Thanksgiving, Sumner Redstone's ex-girlfriend filed court papers asking to be put in charge of his healthcare, saying that the 92-year-old mogul is mentally incompetent.

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After 'The Hunger Games,' What's Next for Lionsgate?

The final installment of The Hunger Games opens this weekend. The independent studio Lionsgate has had huge success with that franchise as well as with Twilight. Now that those runs are over, what's the next step?

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