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JJ Abrams, Larry Kasdan Assume “Star Wars: Episode VII” Writing Duties
10 months ago

JJ Abrams, Larry Kasdan Assume “Star Wars: Episode VII” Writing Duties

The work “Little Miss Sunshine” writer Michael Arndt began is now in the hands of JJ Abrams and Larry Kasdan.

LucasFilm’s Kathleen Kennedy announced Thursday that the duo has officially …
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Fifth Harmony’s “Better Together” EP Sales Lead AFI, Khaled, Tori Kelly
10 months ago

Fifth Harmony’s “Better Together” EP Sales Lead AFI, Khaled, Tori Kelly

When it comes to attention for this week’s new album releases, virtually all of it has focused on Katy Perry’s “Prism.”

And with good reason. As the follow-up to an …
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Katy Perry’s “Prism” Album Sales Disappoint; Forecast Says 280K
10 months ago

Katy Perry’s “Prism” Album Sales Disappoint; Forecast Says 280K

Rarely can an album sell almost 300,000 copies in its opening week and be considered a disappointment.

This is one of those unusual circumstances.

Based on opening day sales data, …
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Lorde’s “Royals” Tops Hot 100 Again; “Wrecking Ball,” “Roar” Flip-Flop
10 months ago

Lorde’s “Royals” Tops Hot 100 Again; “Wrecking Ball,” “Roar” Flip-Flop

Its digital sales performance receded this week, but thanks to improvement at radio and continued dominance on the streaming charts, Lorde’s “Royals” extends its Billboard Hot 100 reign to four …
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Preston Pohl, Olivia Henken Shine as “The Voice” Concludes Battles
10 months ago

Preston Pohl, Olivia Henken Shine as “The Voice” Concludes Battles

Structured as duets, the best battles are those in which the two contestants complement each other. When they are in sync vocally, visually and emotionally, “The Voice” creates meaningful performances …
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First Look: “Glee” Channels Katy Perry, Lady Gaga as Season 5 Returns
10 months ago

First Look: “Glee” Channels Katy Perry, Lady Gaga as Season 5 Returns

For FOX series, the notion of embarking on a brief hiatus while World Series Baseball coverage reaches its pinnacle is nothing new.

But for the current season of “Glee,” it …
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“Prism” Release Ignites Sales for Katy’s “Unconditionally,” “Birthday”
10 months ago

“Prism” Release Ignites Sales for Katy’s “Unconditionally,” “Birthday”

Expected to begin its run with a lofty opening week sales performance, Katy Perry’s “Prism” would be considered a disappointment–and the source of great surprise–if it did not significantly top …
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Showtime Renews “Homeland” For Season 4, “Masters of Sex” for S2
10 months ago

Showtime Renews “Homeland” For Season 4, “Masters of Sex” for S2

Critical support has weakened–and ratings have not escalated to blockbuster territory–but Emmy-winning drama “Homeland” is still a flagship part of Showtime’s lineup.

It will remain that way for at least …
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New Music: Eric Church’s “Outsiders,” Tyga’s Bieber Collab Debut Well
10 months ago

New Music: Eric Church’s “Outsiders,” Tyga’s Bieber Collab Debut Well

While Katy Perry’s “Prism” is the only blockbuster album release, this week is loaded with new single track entries.

Monday, Lady Gaga’s “Do What U Want (featuring R. Kelly)” quickly …
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“Mom” Rides “Big Bang Theory” Lead-in to Ratings Gain
10 months ago

“Mom” Rides “Big Bang Theory” Lead-in to Ratings Gain

Airing against an encore of “Sleepy Hollow” and out of a compatible “The Big Bang Theory” re-run, CBS’ “Mom” made its first ratings gain of the season.

Though its early …
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