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AMC CEO Reverses Texting in Movie Theaters Plan

AMC CEO Reverses Texting in Movie Theaters Plan

Movie theater chain AMC had recently spoke of testing text-friendly theaters, where texting would be allowed during certain movie showings. Two days later the company’s CEO had a change of mind and issued a statement on the matter. In a letter addressed “to our AMC Guests,” AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron said, “We have heard […]

Gabrielle Carteris named SAG-AFTRA President

Gabrielle Carteris named SAG-AFTRA President

Gabrielle Carteris has become the president of SAG-AFTRA for the next 16 months as the successor to the late Ken Howard, who died March 23. The union’s national board made the decision Saturday in a vote by acclamation. Carteris has been serving as acting president since Howard’s death. She had been re-elected to the post […]

Ken Howard, SAG-AFTRA union head, dies at 71

Ken Howard, SAG-AFTRA union head, dies at 71

  Kenneth Joseph “Ken” Howard, Jr., a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor and president of the performers union SAG-AFTRA died today at his home near Los Angeles. He was 71. Over a long career rich with great performances, the Yale-trained Howard parlayed his classic blond, blue-eyed handsomeness into a string of enduring characters on stage […]

Kelly Clarkson : First ‘American Idol’ Contestant With 100 Billboard No. 1s

Kelly Clarkson : First ‘American Idol’ Contestant With 100 Billboard No. 1s

  Kelly Clarkson has become the first American Idol contestant to earn 100 chart-toppers, counting all national, domestic music charts (current, recurrent and catalog) compiled by Billboard. Her emotional “Piece by Piece” hit No. 1 on two charts, Digital Songs & Pop Digital Songs. Her performance of the song the previous week on American Idol’s […]

Zootopia takes over the box office lead

Zootopia takes over the box office lead

  After 21 consecutive days on top of the box office, Deadpool fell to third on Friday. The R-rated superhero pic also fell a bit short of crossing the $300 million mark yesterday, though it should reach $312 million through Sunday. That will make Deadpool only the third R-rated release ever to earn over $300 […]

‘Deadpool’ Dominates Box Office

‘Deadpool’ Dominates Box Office

  Deadpool  was on track to pass $200 million on Saturday, and $350 million worldwide. The R-rated superhero flick earned another $16.2 million on Friday, its eighth day in theatres. That followed the $8.02 million on Thursday, which brought its total gross after a week in domestic play up to over $180 million. The Ryan […]